[SOLVED] PVE6 unsupported sfp+ modules

czechsys

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Nov 18, 2015
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Hi,

intel ixgbe module. No sfp+ in slot:

ip link shows
ens1f0
ens1f1

When i add sfp+ in slot and reboot pve, there is logged:
Code:
Jul 31 12:36:56 pve-01 kernel: [  255.607753] ixgbe: Intel(R) 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network Driver - version 5.1.0-k
Jul 31 12:36:56 pve-01 kernel: [  255.607755] ixgbe: Copyright (c) 1999-2016 Intel Corporation.
Jul 31 12:36:56 pve-01 kernel: [  255.633268] ixgbe 0000:04:00.0: failed to load because an unsupported SFP+ or QSFP module type was detected.
Jul 31 12:36:56 pve-01 kernel: [  255.635357] ixgbe 0000:04:00.0: Reload the driver after installing a supported module.
Jul 31 12:36:56 pve-01 kernel: [  255.663116] ixgbe 0000:04:00.1: failed to load because an unsupported SFP+ or QSFP module type was detected.
Jul 31 12:36:56 pve-01 kernel: [  255.665175] ixgbe 0000:04:00.1: Reload the driver after installing a supported module.

Code:
pve-manager/6.0-5/f8a710d7 (running kernel: 5.0.18-1-pve)

Code:
modinfo ixgbe
...
name:           ixgbe
vermagic:       5.0.18-1-pve SMP mod_unload modversions
parm:           max_vfs:Maximum number of virtual functions to allocate per physical function - default is zero and maximum value is 63. (Deprecated) (uint)
parm:           allow_unsupported_sfp:Allow unsupported and untested SFP+ modules on 82599-based adapters (uint)
parm:           debug:Debug level (0=none,...,16=all) (int)

Adding "unsupported" sfp+ -> ensX interface dissapear. Adding different -> no reaction. I need to remove and reinsert ixgbe module via modprobe to detect new sfp+.

Network cards are X520-DA2.
 

Stoiko Ivanov

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The drivers for the intel 10G+ nics have the parameter:
allow_unsupported_sfp
It's type has changed and I've also had occasions where setting it did not help, but have you tried loading the kernel module with the parameter set to '1'?

if this works with it you can add it as a snippet to '/etc/modprobe.d' and update your initramfs

else there's always the option to use a supported sfp+ module

Hope this helps!
 

Stoiko Ivanov

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Glad the issue is resolved!
please mark the thread as 'SOLVED' so that others know what to expect.
Thanks!
 

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