Mellanox SFP 10G nics

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  1. Falloutboy

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    Hello all,
    After a bit of a fight with one of my PC's which utterly refused to detect the Mellanox at all ( turned out to be a BIOS issue with Agesa ) I now have them up and running.
    I'm getting about 380Mb per second transfer under Windows 10 Pro from an 8 Drive Raid 6 array on a 9361 to a PCIe Gen3 X4 M.2 SSD.

    What I am attempting to do now is make sure I have the latest firmware, drivers and software for them.

    The first card shows as.
    MST devices:
    ------------
    mt26448_pci_cr0
    mt26448_pciconf0

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>flint -d mt26448_pciconf0 q
    Image type: FS2
    FW Version: 2.9.1200
    Rom Info: type=PXE version=3.4.126 devid=26448 proto=ETH
    Device ID: 26448
    Description: Port1 Port2
    MACs: 0002c94f9826 0002c94f9827
    VSD:
    PSID: HP_0F60000010

    The second as
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>mst status
    MST devices:
    ------------
    mt26448_pci_cr0
    mt26448_pciconf0

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>flint -d mt26448_pciconf0 q
    Image type: FS2
    FW Version: 2.9.1000
    Rom Info: type=PXE version=3.3.500 devid=26448 proto=VPI
    Device ID: 26448
    Description: Port1 Port2
    MACs: 0002c94ff970 0002c94ff971
    VSD:
    PSID: HP_0F60000010

    Now while I regularly "never assume a god damned thing" by the looks of it both cards are identical in the respect of manufacturer (HP) and having the same PSID.


    What I don't know is where to get the most up to date firmware for featureset, software and drivers as I don't know if even though these things are HP branded if they are generic and just use a different ID or if they have specific HP firmware etc.

    Can someone help me out please.
     
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  2. i386

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    Are These vpi or Ethernet only nics?

    Software/dtivers:
    -mellanox
    Firmware:
    -HP (Ethernet nic)
    -mellanox (vpi)
     
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  3. Falloutboy

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    I would have to say - i don't know - i am new to SFP having only dealt with base-T ethernet previously.
    How would I be able to figure out the above I am presuming they are HP because of what the PSID said.

    I don't know if this helps there is a label on the card that says Product of israel with the following
    (S) IL2141007K
    SP# 671798-001 AS#666172-001
    REV A1
    And the mac address.

    And another label on the other side that says
    11425032594530
     
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    O.K Followed the details but I have struck a snag...
    Everything appeared to go ok barring it complaining about the vendor when I followed those instructions to the letter... but vstat is still showing the old firmware revision as below.

    hca_idx=0
    uplink={BUS=PCI_E Gen2, SPEED=5.0 Gbps, WIDTH=x8, CAPS=5.0*x8}
    MSI-X={ENABLED=1, SUPPORTED=128, GRANTED=18, ALL_MASKED=N}
    vendor_id=0x02c9
    vendor_part_id=26448
    hw_ver=0xb0
    fw_ver=2.09.1000
    PSID=HP_0F60000010
    node_guid=0002:c903:004f:f970
    num_phys_ports=1
    port=1
    port_guid=0202:c9ff:fe4f:f970
    port_state=PORT_ACTIVE (4)
    link_speed=NA
    link_width=NA
    rate=10.00 Gbps
    port_phys_state=LINK_UP (5)
    active_speed=10.00 Gbps
    sm_lid=0x0000
    port_lid=0x0000
    port_lmc=0x0
    transport=RoCE v1.0
    max_mtu=2048 (4)
    active_mtu=2048 (4)
    GID[0]=fe80:0000:0000:0000:0202:c9ff:fe4f:f970

    It said the firmware I downloaded was Mellanox - even though it was the HP website it was coming from - leaving me slightly confused.

    Help?

    O.K I have managed to sort this myself with a lot of searching and thank god someone still had the firmware bits and pieces on a google drive. Has not made much of a difference between copying between ramdisks even of my two machines I top out at 360Mb per second. I have also just read that Microsloth have brought out yet another version of Windows - Windows 10 Professional Workstation which they want you to shell out more money for just so you can use RDMA and even then you have to have a windows server sku to have them talk - arseholes!.

    Now that firmware is all updated can anyone kick my butt in the direction of getting anymore speed out of these?
     
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