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How-to Guide Install Mellanox Driver Proxmox VE 5.1

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  1. MiniKnight
    This was harder than normal Debian or Ubuntu since it's not supported out of the box.

    Here's what I did:
    apt-get -y install debhelper autotools-dev dkms zlib1g-dev python
    wget quilt python-libxml2 swig dpatch graphviz chrpath
    #download and install
    wget http://www.mellanox.com/downloads/ofed/MLNX_EN-4.2-
    tar xzvf mlnx-en-4.2-
    cd mlnx-en-4.2-
    ./install --skip-distro-check
    If you get complaints on Linux headers like I did:
    wget http://download.proxmox.com/debian/pve/dists/stretch/pvetest/binary-amd64/pve-headers-4.13.4-1-pve_4.13.4-25_amd64.deb
    dpkg -i  pve-headers-4.13.4-1-pve_4.13.4-25_amd64.deb
    Reboot and you're in business for the $75 Mellanox ConnectX-3 cards.
    jak likes this.