F5 LTM VE - Unable to attach to PCI device 02:01.00 for Interface 1.1
When running the BIG-IP LTM (10.1) Virtual appliance on ESX4 you may observe the following error message (within the /var/log/message file):
This results in both interfaces forming the status of un-initialized and in turn failing to pass traffic.
To resolve this define each interface as e1000 by editing the .vmx file for the given Virtual Machine.
+ ethernet1.virtualDev = "e1000"
+ ethernet2.virtualDev = "e1000"
Once done ensure the the virtual machine is fully powered down (to ensure that the changes take effect). Once rebooted check the interfaces to ensure that they are now showing a status of initialized and passing traffic.
[root@F5-UNIT1:Active] config # b interface show
Key Speed Pkts Pkts Drop Coll Bits Bits Errs Trunk
Mbps in out in out
1.1 UP 100 FD 2340 2244 0 0 3.111M 12.65M 0
1.2 UP 100 FD 563 17 0 0 594264 10752 0
mgmt UP 100 FD 203 11 0 0 111928 8464 0