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* RECOMMENDED * HPE Mellanox RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10 (x86_64)

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Type: Driver - Network
Version: 4.4(2 Apr 2019)
Operating System(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Multi-part download
File name: kmod-mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.rhel6u10.x86_64.compsig (2.0 KB)
File name: kmod-mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm (1.3 MB)
File name: mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.1.rhel6u10.x86_64.compsig (2.0 KB)
File name: mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.1.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm (2.0 MB)
This RPM contains the HPE Tested and Approved Linux based Mellanox RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) driver for supported HPE Mellanox adapter cards.

hanges and new features in HPE Mellanox RoCE driver version 4.4:

  • Added support for additional Operating Systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 5
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

8b4617372c0e22f093b540634c8b116ae7d43fcacf048bc6601bf6823ffbab5c kmod-mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.rhel6u10.x86_64.compsig
c277cd8dfa62797b29918d5ac86d8e9f3d469fe6cbc1ebc130f5aa2a74b0e4ee mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.1.rhel6u10.x86_64.compsig
d80c844af812a3c8b7f42c8de380d55a2964e88e9e8e25c7e6c40ddc764391de kmod-mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm
15f24c78549b8bfa1cd7937216fd631c29a6f1fb9715f1998e2a4a5be951b3a7 mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.1.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

Login as root, download the RPM to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

Note: Irrespective of the kernel version or type used, the "mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4" RPM must be installed to enable the user space functionality for RoCE. The RoCE user space library RPM (mlnx-ofa_kernel) may conflict with the OpenMPI RPMs included with the OS distribution.This is a known behavior. Insure that the OpenMPI RPMs from the Linux distribution are not installed on the target node prior to the installation of "mlnx-ofa_kernel". If already installed, uninstall any OpenMPI distribution RPMs before installing HPE Mellanox RoCE driver packages.

To install or upgrade the driver:

If using kernel version 2.6.32-754.el6 or any future errata:

# rpm -Uvh kmod-mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm  mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.1.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm

Setup is now complete. Reboot your computer for the driver to take effect.


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important:

Mellanox Ethernet + RoCE Linux driver (mlnx-ofa_kernel RPMs) supports only Ethernet mode of operation for HPE Mellanox adapters. For customers requiring complete InfiniBand functionality or "InfiniBand + Ethernet" modes of operation on the same node, install MLNX-OFED drivers from "Mellanox OFED VPI Drivers and Utilities" Linux Software Delivery Repository (https://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/project/mlnx_ofed/).


Supported Devices and Features:

SUPPORTED KERNELS:
The kernels of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10 (x86_64) supported by this binary rpm are:
2.6.32-754.el6 -  (x86_64) and future update kernels.


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The following issues have been fixed in version 4.4:

  • Removed the following prints on server shutdown: "mlx5_core 0005:81:00.1: mlx5_enter_error_state:96:(pid1): start mlx5_core 0005:81:00.1: mlx-5_enter_error_state:109:(pid1): end"
  • When bringing mlx4/mlx5 devices up or down, a call trace in "nvme_rdma_remove_one" or "nvmet_rdma_remove_one" occured occassionally.

Mellanox Ethernet + RoCE Linux driver (mlnx-ofa_kernel RPMs) supports only Ethernet mode of operation for HPE Mellanox adapters. For customers requiring complete InfiniBand functionality or "InfiniBand + Ethernet" modes of operation on the same node, install MLNX-OFED drivers from "Mellanox OFED VPI Drivers and Utilities" Linux Software Delivery Repository (https://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/project/mlnx_ofed/).

Version:4.4 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The following issues have been fixed in version 4.4:

  • Removed the following prints on server shutdown: "mlx5_core 0005:81:00.1: mlx5_enter_error_state:96:(pid1): start mlx5_core 0005:81:00.1: mlx-5_enter_error_state:109:(pid1): end"
  • When bringing mlx4/mlx5 devices up or down, a call trace in "nvme_rdma_remove_one" or "nvmet_rdma_remove_one" occured occassionally.
Enhancements

hanges and new features in HPE Mellanox RoCE driver version 4.4:

  • Added support for additional Operating Systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 5
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

Type: Driver - Network
Version: 4.4(2 Apr 2019)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)

Description

This RPM contains the HPE Tested and Approved Linux based Mellanox RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) driver for supported HPE Mellanox adapter cards.

Enhancements

hanges and new features in HPE Mellanox RoCE driver version 4.4:

  • Added support for additional Operating Systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 5
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

8b4617372c0e22f093b540634c8b116ae7d43fcacf048bc6601bf6823ffbab5c kmod-mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.rhel6u10.x86_64.compsig
c277cd8dfa62797b29918d5ac86d8e9f3d469fe6cbc1ebc130f5aa2a74b0e4ee mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.1.rhel6u10.x86_64.compsig
d80c844af812a3c8b7f42c8de380d55a2964e88e9e8e25c7e6c40ddc764391de kmod-mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm
15f24c78549b8bfa1cd7937216fd631c29a6f1fb9715f1998e2a4a5be951b3a7 mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.1.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

Login as root, download the RPM to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

Note: Irrespective of the kernel version or type used, the "mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4" RPM must be installed to enable the user space functionality for RoCE. The RoCE user space library RPM (mlnx-ofa_kernel) may conflict with the OpenMPI RPMs included with the OS distribution.This is a known behavior. Insure that the OpenMPI RPMs from the Linux distribution are not installed on the target node prior to the installation of "mlnx-ofa_kernel". If already installed, uninstall any OpenMPI distribution RPMs before installing HPE Mellanox RoCE driver packages.

To install or upgrade the driver:

If using kernel version 2.6.32-754.el6 or any future errata:

# rpm -Uvh kmod-mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm  mlnx-ofa_kernel-4.4-OFED.4.4.2.0.8.1.gee7aa0e.1.rhel6u10.x86_64.rpm

Setup is now complete. Reboot your computer for the driver to take effect.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important:

Mellanox Ethernet + RoCE Linux driver (mlnx-ofa_kernel RPMs) supports only Ethernet mode of operation for HPE Mellanox adapters. For customers requiring complete InfiniBand functionality or "InfiniBand + Ethernet" modes of operation on the same node, install MLNX-OFED drivers from "Mellanox OFED VPI Drivers and Utilities" Linux Software Delivery Repository (https://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/project/mlnx_ofed/).


Supported Devices and Features:

SUPPORTED KERNELS:
The kernels of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10 (x86_64) supported by this binary rpm are:
2.6.32-754.el6 -  (x86_64) and future update kernels.


Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The following issues have been fixed in version 4.4:

  • Removed the following prints on server shutdown: "mlx5_core 0005:81:00.1: mlx5_enter_error_state:96:(pid1): start mlx5_core 0005:81:00.1: mlx-5_enter_error_state:109:(pid1): end"
  • When bringing mlx4/mlx5 devices up or down, a call trace in "nvme_rdma_remove_one" or "nvmet_rdma_remove_one" occured occassionally.

Important

Mellanox Ethernet + RoCE Linux driver (mlnx-ofa_kernel RPMs) supports only Ethernet mode of operation for HPE Mellanox adapters. For customers requiring complete InfiniBand functionality or "InfiniBand + Ethernet" modes of operation on the same node, install MLNX-OFED drivers from "Mellanox OFED VPI Drivers and Utilities" Linux Software Delivery Repository (https://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/project/mlnx_ofed/).

Revision History

Version:4.4 (2 Apr 2019)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


The following issues have been fixed in version 4.4:

  • Removed the following prints on server shutdown: "mlx5_core 0005:81:00.1: mlx5_enter_error_state:96:(pid1): start mlx5_core 0005:81:00.1: mlx-5_enter_error_state:109:(pid1): end"
  • When bringing mlx4/mlx5 devices up or down, a call trace in "nvme_rdma_remove_one" or "nvmet_rdma_remove_one" occured occassionally.
Enhancements

hanges and new features in HPE Mellanox RoCE driver version 4.4:

  • Added support for additional Operating Systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Update 10
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Update 5
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 15

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