Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Let me save you hours of work. But I was wrong. Hi, thanks for the great tutorial! In this post I will cover how to install the InfiniBand drivers and various protocols in vSphere 5. If yes, there are 2 different subnet? I hope the industry realizes how important this technology really is and how it can help the bottleneck issue that seems to be looming over all networks.

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I would wait a week or so, and look at the regional eBay sites as well Fr, Ger, etc. For the upgrade, you need console cable, and then you need a TFTP server installed on your management workstation.

With this in hand go to the Mellanox firmware page and locate your card then download the update. I purchased the same HP cards, updated firmware to the last Mellanox 5.z.

This is obviously not the best way, but since I jst got an sfsp off ebay for a good price I am going to be changing the setup to bridged links to the switch. Where did you get the Molex cables from if I may ask? I got the Topspin I got mine shipped nlnx-ofed Taiwan I believe… Not sure about the card you referring to. No, a critical component called Subnet Manager must run on each subnet.


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The Mellanox forums mlnx-pfed filled with folks trying to solve these issues with mixed success. To do this you need to know the exact model number and sometimes the card revision.

Yes, you just need to make sure that each vmkernel adapter has an IP address to see each other… The same way as normally with 1GbE adapters.

Like others I feel IB switch is the way to go — what you spend on the switch could be saved on the additional cards, plus its much mlnx-ofedd setup than having to daisy-chain everything together. As the host dies, the opensm do too, unfortunately. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The price of the parts brought this technology to a price level that’s almost equivalent of 1Gig network.

Free Trial Zerto — Download Now! Posted on June 8, Updated on June 8, It would be nice redound. MTU is to change for at the portgroup level plus the partitions. For issues with this configuration, contact Mellanox Technologies Inc.


There is some screenshot available from the 5.xx tests on Hypervisor.

Homelab Storage Network Speedup with Infiniband | ESX Virtualization

IPoIB does not make full use of the HCAs capabilities; network traffic goes through the normal IP stack, which means a system call is required for every message and the host CPU must handle breaking data up into packets, etc. In other words, when a user writes to a target, the target actually executes a read from the initiator and when a user issues a read, the target executes a write to the initiator. Sadly, most of the homelabers must face another problem, which is licensing.

Try to get in touch with Eric Bussink as I currently have mlnx-ofrd lab unavailable. This post will be most useful to people that have the following configuration Two ESXi 5.

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Infiniband in the homelab – the missing piece for VMware VSAN

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