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How to change the setting for a network device reported by ethtool, specifically Speed, on VM?

This is related to these two questions, although they don't answer my question. The machines are RHEL6. 1.ethtool not showing all the properties 2.changing network speed to 1000Mb/s Output on VM: ...
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gro on with ethtool - Ubuntu 10.04 Server LTS

On Ubuntu 10.04 server LTS, I can't enable generic receive offload with ethool (v. 6git) # sudo ethtool -K eth0 gro on Cannot set device GRO settings: Invalid argument If I try instead to set the ...
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Disable TCP checksum offloading on KVM virtual network

I have a virtual network for connecting KVM guests with the host. I need to disable TCP checksum offloading on this network. The ethtool works fine but I want to disable it permanently and I could ...
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ethtool says that eth0 uses MII but twisted pair is used

ethtool says that "Supported ports: [ TP MII ]" and "Port: MII". I guess that TP means twisted pair and Media Independent Interface. However physically I see that network card uses twisted pair cable, ...
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How to detect ethernet uplink speed on CentOS 6 OpenVZ VPS

I recently purchased a VPS which was advertised as a 100Mbps uplink but the promotion promised a free upgrade to a 1Gbps uplink. I'm trying to find out if I received the upgrade with various methods ...
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Extremely slow network and half duplex

I am having an extremely slow network netperf -H 11.x.x.21 TCP STREAM TEST from 0.0.0.0 (0.0.0.0) port 0 AF_INET to 11.x.x.21 (11.x.x.19) port 0 AF_INET Recv Send Send Socket Socket Message ...
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Can't set NIC speed to 10Gbps using ethtool

We're using IBM Blade Center HS-22 servers with Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gbps NICs to a Nortel 10Gbps switch. With one of the chassis the NICs can establish a 10G rate with the command "ethtool eth2 ...
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No link on em1, but that port shares an interface with IPMI, which has network connectivity

I've got a PowerEdge c6100 server. I can log into the web based IPMI management interface, which, I'm told, shares a port with NIC1, thus by accessing IMPI over the network I know that NIC1 has a ...
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packet queue performance discrepencies with BIND nameserver

Background: I've inherited a high volume caching nameserver environment (Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.8, IBM System x3550) that has inconsistent ring buffer settings: 1020 for eth0 and 255 for eth1. ...
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How to persist ethtool settings through reboot

I would like to turn off tcp segmentation offload on a CentOS5 server. Using ethtool the command is ethtool -K eth0 tso off However, this setting only persists for this session. How can I make it ...
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Why is my bandwidth averaging 3 kbps on a 10 mbps device?

I have a server with a 100 mbps port and connection that I rate limited to 10 mbps/full duplex because I am only paying for a 10 mbps connection and there are steep overage charges. Ever since then, ...
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Why is ethtool not showing me all the properties for a NIC?

CentOS 5.8 | VMWare ESX 5.1 When I run ethtool eth0 I see the following: [root@foo ~]# ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Current message level: 0x00000007 (7) Link detected: yes ...
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some nodes in a cluster has higher frame value in ifconfig

I am running a cluster consisting of 22 nodes. (22 nodes under the same 1Gbps switch.) I noticed some nodes in the cluster has higher "frame" value in ifconfig like the following. some nodes (higher ...
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changing network speed to 1000Mb/s

I am trying to change the server uplink from 100Mb/s to 1000Mb/s ethtool eth0 output # ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Supported ports: [ TP MII ] Supported link modes: ...
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“Speed Mismatch” between 1000T and 10000T?

I have a server in a data center, which has an Ethernet NIC card with Fibre support. I have a 1Gbps connection and my ISP asked me to make sure the settings on my device are as follows: Full Duplex, ...
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debian set eth0 autoneg off speed 1000 duplex full: Invalid argument

I use debian for my things,but when i config speed 1000 and duplex full the error occur the exactly command i use: ethtool -s eth0 autoneg off speed 1000 duplex full Cannot set new settings: ...
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RedHat 5: HP Server ethtool not working

I am trying to check/change my network card speed settings with RedHat 5 and a Proliant G6 server from HP. On eth0 I can not really use ethtool - it just says Link detected. The network card is a ...
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Can't set up NIC to establish Gigabit link on Linux

I have Ubuntu 11.10 64 bits with one (actually two, but only one is connected) Intel 82578 Gigabit Network Card which is working on 100 Mbps and I want it to work on 1000 Mbps, but I can't. How can I ...
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Why is mii-tool saying duplex is half while ethtool is saying duplex is full?

CentOS 5.x I configured my CenTOS server to use full duplex. I did this by editing the network script: more /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE=eth0 ONBOOT=yes BOOTPROTO=static ...
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What does a high number of rx_crc_errors indicate?

When running ethtool I notice a very high level of rx_crc_errors. When the server is under heavy load the counter goes even higher. What does this typically point to as the source of the problem? ...
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How do I verify the speed of my NIC?

I just installed a new gigabit network interface card (NIC) in Linux. How do I tell if it is really set to gigabit speeds? I see ethtool has an option to set the speed, but I can't seem to figure ...
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Cannot enable WOL in Ubuntu using ethtool

I'm trying to build a linux box that will run without a monitor or keyboard, runs Ubuntu server, will go into suspend after a certain amount of time and is able to be woken up through network ...
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ethtool, WOL: What does “wake on physical activity” actually mean and (how) can I use it?

I fighting with the WOL settings of my Ubuntu box at the moment. The idea is to have an HTTP/SVN server to sleep while it's unused and wake up when it's accessed. So far, wake-on-LAN works and is ...
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What tool can write arbitrary mii register [closed]

I did not see this capability in ethtool. Provided my driver support the SIOCSMIIREG ioctl, I should be able to write any mii register. Do you know any tool that would make use of this capability ?
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live Boot any linux distro to console

Is there any .iso linux image distro that boots into console and not into x? I just want to run some simple linux commands like ethtool alternatively, I would like any boot cd that let me test the ...
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Ethtool on VMWare

I'm trying to determine the speed of my ethernet uplinks using ethtool on my VM (a VMware ESX Server). Running the command gives the following output: ~> ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: ...
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How to get ethtool wake-on-lan setting to “stick”?

I have a couple of machines in my server room normally powered off which it's useful to be able to power up remotely. One of them is an old dual-P3 IBM serverWorks Intel STL2 machine on which ...
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Which tool should I trust, mii-tool and ethtool don't show me the same values

Our hosting company provides all the switching infrastructure for our servers. The private network, connected to eth2 should be GbE. Recently I've been suspecting that something is misconfigured as ...