Check Point Alert of the Week: Certain 10Gb NICs in use may deliver slow performance

This is a real life sample alert from indeni

Description:

Certain 10Gb NICs on this device are using a driver known as IXGBE and a feature called Receive Side Coalescing. The version of the current driver used on this device is buggy and may result in slower performance. More information on the bug is available on Redhat’s website (Bug 680998) and Check Point’s SK102713.

Manual Remediation Steps:

Contact Check Point technical support and ask for the jumbo fix that resolves this situation. Mention SK102713 and SK62847.

How does this alert work?

indeni is kept up to date on immediate critical issues by scouring hundreds of different sources. In the case above, once the faulty driver was identified it was added to the list of issues to look for. indeni uses various outputs from ethtool (such as “ethtool -i”, “ethtool -c” and others) to determine that the problematic driver and feature is in use with the relevant NICs.

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