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    Flashing Bios/IPMI with HW flasher

    No soldering involved, only wire up the Pomona SOIC clip for the MX25L25635 chip as described in the image above). I also checked on an X11 motherboard and you see that SM always leaves a bit of space around these flash chips so the SOIC clip fits perfectly. I guess it's the method they also use...
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    Flashing Bios/IPMI with HW flasher

    I can confirm that istamov method worked succesfully to flash a bricked IPMI on an A1SRi-2558F. I used Pomona 5252 SOIC clip, bus pirate programmer (v3.5 with FW v7.0) and flashrom compiled from source (supports MX25L25635F flash chip). Flashrom write command reads, erases, writes & verifies...
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    Connectx-3 HP to Mellanox firmware help

    Just a small update, performance is good between Windows 10 LTSB (WinOF 5.22 driver) & Linux 4.10.8 (built-in mlx4_en module). I did not do any tuning except for setting the MTU to the max of 9614. CPU usage on Windows during transfers is around 10% (i7 6900K). Linux sending to Windows: iperf...
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    Connectx-3 HP to Mellanox firmware help

    I'm not sure if it's necessary to crossflash to Mellanox. There is a fairly recent firmware (2.40.5030-Flex-3.4.746) for this card available via HP support. In combination with WinOF 5.22 driver everything is OK. No errors what so ever.
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    Connectx-3 HP to Mellanox firmware help

    Here is the query after FW flash: >flint -d mt4099_pci_cr0 query full Image type: FS2 FW Version: 2.40.5032 FW Release Date: 16.1.2017 MIC Version: 2.0.0 Config Sectors: 1 PRS Name: cx3-1_MCX354A_fdr_09v.prs Product Version: 02.40.50.32 Rom Info...
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    Connectx-3 HP to Mellanox firmware help

    I crossflashed HP_0280210019 from eBay to ConnectX3-rel-2_40_5000 firmware as described in this thread but my card only works with the built-in Windows 10 drivers. After installing MLNX_VPI_WinOF-5_35_All_win2016_x64 the ConnectX-3 Ethernet Adapter driver fails to load and the Port Type...