netif restart on VMWare loses carp

Stefan Thiel Stefan.Thiel at
Mon Feb 13 12:43:32 UTC 2017

Same problem is reproducible on VirtualBox. Current facts so far for losing “carp on ‘netif restart’”
- Only virtualized env (VMWare ESXi 6, VBox – current version; not reproduced on a PC engine hardware)
- Carp with VLAN aliases

I’m still not sure what component is responsible, but seeing the same issue on VMWare and VBox is indicating to look for a bug on the FreeBSD side … maybe open-vm-tools NIC drivers behaving differently then the hardware NIC drivers we tested?


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