SDP Support has been deprecated by Mellanox.
I believe OFA is supporting it still though.
yes after hours of going throug manuals i found that answer also.
so will roll over to OFED driver.
BTW, you may want to try Mellanox OFED 2.0 ipoib - the guys reports on very good numbers for ipoib-ud with very good stability. (for certain scenarios, ipoib-ud is now better then ipoib-CM)
Check it out and see if it is comparable to what you were looking to do with SDP.
yes we tried ipoib in CM and UD modes, using ip drbd replication set to 20Gb/s but it only managed 200~300Mb/s.
whereas using SRP with MDADM we can achieve 900Mb/s to 1400Mb/s easy!
It was OFED 2 on the target only, not on the initiator as that is ESXi5.1 with the esxi driver which i dont think is based on OFED 2, as i suspect target and initiator have to be the same level to see the best performance. Though we did see a jump in SRP banddwidth ? unless others have seen otherwise.?
lets hope Mellanox update the vmware driver 1.8.1 to OFED2? plz!