6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 22, 2013 3:49 AM by justinclift

    Installation and fireware update problems

      Dear All,


      I am new to IB and was installing drivers for InfiniBand on a blade server and I met a severe problem with MHGH28-XTC (PSID MT_04A0110002).


      1. Install Scientific Linux X86_64 with default packages.


      2. $ lspci | grep InfiniBand

      81:00.0 InfiniBand: Mellanox Technologies MT25418 [ConnectX IB DDR] (rev a0)


      3. Following the installation instructions of OFED

      [root@localhost MLNX_OFED_LINUX-1.5.3-3.1.0-rhel6.3-x86_64]# ./mlnxofedinstall --all

      Device (81:00.0):

      81:00.0 InfiniBand: Mellanox Technologies MT25418 [ConnectX VPI PCIe 2.0 2.5GT/s - IB DDR / 10GigE] (rev a0)

      Link Width: 8x

      PCI Link Speed: 2.5Gb/s

      Installation finishe@d successfully.

      -E- Can not open /dev/mst/mt25418_pci_cr0: MFE_CR_ERROR

      -E- Can not open /dev/mst/mt25418_pci_cr0: MFE_CR_ERROR

      -E- Can not open /dev/mst/mt25418_pci_cr0: MFE_CR_ERROR

      There is no firmware found for /dev/mst/mt25418_pci_cr0.

      Configuring /etc/security/limits.conf.

      Please reboot your system for the changes to take effect.


      4. Reboot the blade.


      No IB devices found

      And some other errors "corrupted device ID 0xffffffff" "HW/PCI access problem"


      5. Download and update the fireware manually.

      mstflint -d 81:00.0 -i fw-25408-2_9_1000-MHGH28-XTC_A2-A3.bin burn

      Success. (mlxburn -dev /dev/mst/mt25418_pci_cr0 will fail, error: device ID 0xffffffff).


      6. Reboot the blade.

      lspci | grep InfiniBand

      Nothing return! I can not find the hardware any more!


      Please give me some advices on this problem. Many thanks for your time and help.


      Best Regards,