[CentOS] Recommendations for Infiniband with CentOS 6.7
phaley at mit.edu
Wed May 25 15:48:55 UTC 2016
We have a new install of CentOS 6.7 with infiniband support installed.
We can see the card in hardware and we can see the mlx4 drivers loaded
in the kernel but cannot see the card as an ethernet interface, using
ifconfig -a. Can you recommend an install procedure to see this as an
On 05/25/2016 07:32 AM, Fabian Arrotin wrote:
> On 25/05/16 03:08, Pat Haley wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> We looking for suggestions on dealing with mellanox drivers in CentOS 6.7
>> We tried installing mellanox drivers
>> (MLNX_OFED_LINUX-3.2-126.96.36.199-rhel6.7-x86_64) on a Quanta Cirrascale
>> server running Centos 6.7 - 2.6.32-573.22.1.el6.x86_64. When we
>> rebooted the machine after installing the drivers, it went into a kernel
>> panic for every installed kernel except for Centos 6.7
>> 2.6.32-573.22.1.el6.x86_64.debug. After we uninstalled the drivers, the
>> machine failed to boot for any installed kernel.
>> Any suggestions on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.
> Well, we (CentOS) are using a gluster setup on top of Infiniband, but
> we're just using the default mlx4_ib kernel module that is included with
> the kernel shipped with 6.7
> so nothing to be done at the kernel/initrd level.
> Is there a reason why you needed a different version ?
> PS : the IB HBA model we have in those servers is the following one :
> 81:00.0 InfiniBand: Mellanox Technologies MT25418 [ConnectX VPI PCIe 2.0
> 2.5GT/s - IB DDR / 10GigE] (rev a0)
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