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Mellanox NICs

i386

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Mellanox has some "ethernet only" nics (type EN) and nics (type VPI) that support Infiniband (EDR) and ethernet (100GBE).


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There seem to be more problems with HPE models, will fix that in the next revision. Thank you for the feedback!

Todos for 1.01:
  • Fix models/sku numbers (hpe)
  • Add glossary
Todos for 2.0:
  • Add ConnectX-6 (& maybe special models like the bluefield nics)
 

hmw

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Perhaps inviting comments from people as to which cables and optics they were able to successfully use with these NICs?

I recently got a ConnectX-LX EN - a single port 50GbE ethernet only variant - and it seems VERY finicky about cables (including ones that work fine on a ConnectX-3)
 
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dragonian

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I'm pretty sure that the MCX311A-XCAT (single SFP+) is only x4 lanes of PCIe3 and not x8. It's a winner for some smaller boxes like 5019A-FTN4
 

RageBone

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you could add the HPE FLR variants, especially since those Risers / adapters are out there.
Though i can't say if they can be crossflashed or what the actual mlx equivalent is, i tried many FWs, in the end, only the HPE Fw worked for me, could have done something wrong though. I had suspected it to be the 346A FCCT for the 554+FLR because the 544+ is the same but to me it seems not to be the case.