Hi,

we are running a backup server under SLES11SP2. The server is using a intel 10GB dual port adapter (only one port used).
Everything seem's to run well, but we
p1p1 Link encap:Ethernet Hardware Adresse
inet Adresse:XX Bcast:XX.255 Maske:255.255.252.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:4203653700 errors:1 dropped:75256 overruns:0 frame:1 <- dropped increasing
TX packets:40383486456 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 Sendewarteschlangenlänge:1000
RX bytes:1395542063354 (1330892.6 Mb) TX bytes:60581195964539 (57774730.6 Mb)

The system is using the following version:
filename: /lib/modules/3.0.13-0.27-default/kernel/drivers/net/ixgbe/ixgbe.ko
version: 3.3.8-k2
license: GPL
description: Intel(R) 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network Driver
author: Intel Corporation, <linux.nics@intel.com>
srcversion: E2C2447019ADF6802F97654
vermagic: 3.0.13-0.27-default SMP mod_unload modversions


We see an increasing dropped rate (RX). Also our nagios is telling us
NRPE_test_check_generic -> net_errs_in CRITICAL - result:24.23 match:>10

Any idea ?
On the switch we see no port errors ...
The server is using TSM for backup. It's a DELL R610.

Bye, Peer