This message occurs when the system cannot read identification information from the physical layer (PHY) of a network interface. This might be caused by a software bug or hung hardware, and the link might not come up.
- Corrective Action
If the link does not come up, power-cycle (not just reboot) the system. If the link still does not come up, replace the motherboard or network interface card, depending on the location of the interface.
- Syslog Message
Cannot read PHY for network interface %s, status mask=0x%llx.
ifName (STRING): Name of the network interface, for example, "e8a".
statusMask (LONGINTHEX): Technical information about the event for Data ONTAP® developers.