1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 11, 2018 10:40 AM by arbon

    mlx5_core - Cable error / Power budget exceeded

    arbon

      Hello Community,

       

      I have 2 Mellanox CX516A in same x86 host. I successfully use a Finisar QSFP28 100G LR  module plugged into each NIC and back-to-back cabled. Means NIC 1 port 0 goes to NIC 2 port 0, this is working fine.

       

      I tried to place both QSFP28 modules into the same NIC and use back-to-back cabling. After I plugged in the second QSFP28 into port 1 I got the following error message:

       

      [419335.854822] mlx5_core 0000:88:00.1: Port module event[error]: module 1, Cable error, Power budget exceeded

       

      also the orange led is flashing.

       

      My host running Ubuntu 18.04 with "MLNX_OFED_LINUX-4.3-3.0.2.1-ubuntu18.04-x86_64" driver version.

       

      Do you have any hints how to bringup both QSFP28 in the same NIC ?