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TitleIdentity Engines /var/log/messages logs repetitive "kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 36" events
Symptoms
Trouble ticket or manual review of /var/log/messages will show the following repetitive log events:
kernel: NET: Unregistered protocol family 36
kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 36
  • Trouble Ticket
  • /var/log/messages
  • kernel: NET: Unregistered protocol family 36
  • kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 36
Environment
  • Identity Engines
  • Software Releases prior to 9.3.2
  • VMWare Tools prior to 10.0.9.0
Cause
While no impact is being reported the error indicates the Ethernet adapters are being reset by embedded VMware Tools agent.
Resolution
Upgrade to Identity Engines Ignition 9.3.2 or later.



 
Additional notes
Ignition 9.3.2 integrates VMWare Tools 10.1.5.0 which resolves this issue.

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