DFE with 'GBIC indicated TX Fault.' error message

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Article ID: 7352 

Products
DFE 

Symptoms
Error message
"GBIC indicated TX Fault." 

Cause
Examples of this repeating message are shown below, as extracted using a FlexView (5497): 

 1001.1 2006-01-23,03:16:12.0 Syslog Message
   <3>System[1]GBIC 5 indicated TX Fault. 04.05.07 0
     . . .
 1089.1 2006-01-23,03:17:38.0 Syslog Message
   <3>System[1]GBIC 5 indicated TX Fault. 04.05.07 0 

This example indicates transmit failure of GBIC instance 5 on the slot 1 blade or installed 7G-6MGBIC(-A). The problem could be due to that GBIC, its peer port, or the cable connecting them. Troubleshoot to the defective component. 

Note that for Enterasys analysis purposes the recommended extraction method is via ATGTools, as explained in 5101

Solution
Troubleshoot to the defective component.
Contact Enterasys Networks Technical Services for additional assistance, as necessary. 

See also: 10385.
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