Need help with starting 10gb setup

Discussion in 'Networking' started by TeleFragger, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:59 AM.

  1. TeleFragger

    TeleFragger New Member

    Oct 26, 2016
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    any help greatly appreciated... warning... n00b at this ...

    Ok so I'm new to this and I have a test lab at work.

    I have 4 esxi 6.7 boxes - will get to them later
    a windows 10 pc (dell precision 5810)

    Our guys were getting rid of a mess of hardware so I grabbed it and figured time to play around.
    I stuck a mellanox card in the win10 box and drivers installed, albeit, MS drivers. but it seems to be good?
    I also connected a cable to the switch and the light on the switch lit up but in win10 the NIC says cable unattached.

    switch - Flextronics F-x430066 8 Port 4x SDR Infiniband
    cable - Mellanox Mcc4l30-300 Microgigacn Latch 0.3 M Infiniband Cable
    cards - HPE InfiniBand 4X DDR Conn-X PCI-E G2 Dual Port HCA (483514-B21)

    so few questions...
    what is needed on win10 side other than what I have done?

    if I put another card in a secondary pc, and just attach both to the switch, just give static IP's and that is it?

    so out of the manual... I get the green light with just the cable from pc to switch and nothing else to switch...

    The GREEN LED indicator to the left of each port will light when the physical connection is established (that is, when the unit is powered on and a cable is plugged into the port with a functioning port plugged into the other end of the connector)

    in Windows 10 dev manager - shows using Mellanox drivers signed by Microsoft
    ipoib6x.sys - 4/25/2018 ver. 5.50.14643.0

    C:\>mst status -v
    MST devices:
    mt26418_pci_cr0 bus:dev.fn=01:00.0
    mt26418_pciconf0 bus:dev.fn=01:00.0

    C:\>mlxfwmanager -d mt26418_pci_cr0 --query
    Querying Mellanox devices firmware ...
    FATAL - Can't find device id.
    FATAL - Can't find device id.
    Device #1:
    Device Type: N/A
    Part Number: --
    PCI Device Name: mt26418_pci_cr0
    Port1 MAC: N/A
    Port1 GUID: N/A
    Port2 MAC: N/A
    Port2 GUID: N/A
    Versions: Current Available
    FW --
    Status: Failed to open device

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