The Question is:
We had an unusual problem last week. We have been looking around and did lancp
show device/counters. The question is Carrier check failures, should we ever
see a value > 0 When we do lancp show device/counters, we are presented with 2
devices eia0, eib0,
eic0 and ewa0. The first 3 all have packets sent and received and eib0 has 18
carrier check failures. The last device has over 32 million carrier check
failures, but the send/receive counters are zero. The second question is, does
that mean the last devic
e is not being used and it is okay to see those carrier check failures.
The Answer is :
Please contact your hardware services organization, as it would appear
that your network hardware is misconfigured -- the OpenVMS Wizard is
not familiar with your network configuration, and not in a position to
know if this particular hardware misconfiguration is entirely benign.
If this adapter is not required, then you can disable the device within
the DECnet and TCP/IP network configurations. This will prevent the
device from starting, and will prevent the accumulation of errors. Or
you could provide the network controller involved with a functional
network connection, of course.
Whether or not the device is unintentially unused and/or is actually
unneeded is another and entirely different discussion.