HowTo Install and Configure Mellanox Driver for Windows Environment

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    This post is basic and meant for beginners who wish to install and perform basic configuration for Windows driver (WinOF) for Mellanox adapter cards.

     

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    Important Note:

    There are two drivers WinOF and WinOF-2, depends on the adapter type:

     

    DriverAdapter Model
    WinOFConnectX-3, ConnectX-3 Pro
    WinOF-2ConnectX-4

     

    Installation

    Download the install the driver (*.exe file) according to the adapter model.

     

    Verify the driver version after installation by clicking on Device Manager (change the view to Devices by Type) and selecting the card.

    Right click->Properties, and click on the Driver tab.

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    Basic Configuration

    1. Make sure that the Port Protocol is configured as needed for the network (Ethernet or InfiniBand).

    Select the Port Protocol Tab. and choose the required protocol.

    For example: ETH (Ethernet).

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    2. Get to the interface properties by clicking on Device Manager (change the view to Devices by Connections) and selecting the specific port (e.g. Ethernet #5)

    Right click->Properties, and click on the Driver tab.

     

    Note: In case you can't see this port, change the View to be:Devices by Connections.

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    Under the various tabs you can find more information and advance configuration options.