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Setting state of interface to "off" on Gaia OS does not turn off the link on that interface
Symptoms
  • Setting state of interface to "off" on Gaia OS does not turn off the link on that interface.

    1. Set the state of interface to "off":

      • Either in Gaia Portal:

        Go to Network Management section - click on Network Interfaces - select the interface - click on Edit button - clear the box Enable - click on OK
      • Or in Gaia Clish:

        HostName> set interface <NAME> state off
    2. Check the link on Gaia OS:

      [Expert@HostName:0]# ethtool <NAME>

      Output shows:

      Link detected: yes
    3. Interface's LED on Gaia machine stays on (no data, not blinking).

    4. On switch, the corresponding port is still "up" (operational status).

Cause

Cosmetic issue with e1000e driver versions lower than 2.2.14.


Solution
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