ConnectX-3 VPI (MCX354A-FCBT or 649281-B21) - Support new OS

MTv

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Who already uses this nic. Are the drivers mlnx_ofed, mlnx_en, mlx4 and winof compatible for ConnectX-3 VPI with the new os? I think, many will find it useful to know this before buying.
  • Win Serv 19, 22
  • Debian 10.11 / 11.1
  • Proxmox VE 7.1
  • Other OS and Kernel
And does it work in them - sr-iov, passthrough, infiniband or ethernet?
 

LodeRunner

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I use MCX354A-FCCT (or FCBT, the OEM part reference list got taken down; CX3 Pro VPI; HPE 764284-B21) in Win Server 2019 with the latest Win-OF not Win-OF2) package. Win-OF2 drops support for CX3 family. I use the mlxconfig tool to force them to Ethernet mode; I have no IB infrastructure and the auto-detect appears to sometimes have issues or delays properly setting EN mode.

Prior to getting the 354's I was using a MCX311A-XCAT which is EN only, with the same Win-OF driver pack in 2019.
 
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