8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 13, 2014 7:20 AM by edong23

    MT26428 in esxi 4.1u1

    edong23

      I am completely exhausted trying to installed the mellanox drivers in esxi4.1u1.  i get the following output:

      /tmp # esxupdate --bundle /tmp/ESX41u1_MLNX-OFED-1.4.1-2.0.000.zip update

      Installing packages :cross_ib-srp_1.4.1-583, .. ################################################################# [100%]

       

      Encountered error PackageManagerError:

      The error data is:

         Vibs        - {'cross_ib-srp_1.4.1-583': cross_ib-srp_1.4.1-583:uninstalled,

                       staged, 'cross_mlx4-en_1.4.1-583':

                       cross_mlx4-en_1.4.1-583:uninstalled, staged, 'cross_ib-

                       ipoib_1.4.1-583': cross_ib-ipoib_1.4.1-583:uninstalled, staged,

                       'cross_ib-basic_1.4.1-583': cross_ib-

                       basic_1.4.1-583:uninstalled, staged}

         Message     - Error (1) running ipkg to install vibs cross_ib-srp_1.4.1-583

                       cross_mlx4-en_1.4.1-583 cross_ib-ipoib_1.4.1-583 cross_ib-

                       basic_1.4.1-583:

         Errno       - 15

         Description - The package manager transaction failed.

       

      This is supposed to be a lab for a proof of concept, but i am unable to install the drivers.  i see people in this commmunity talking about using mellanox on esxi4.x, how did you install the drivers?

        • Re: MT26428 in esxi 4.1u1
          inbusiness

          You must install the driver on supported ESXI host and update host with later version...:)

            • Re: MT26428 in esxi 4.1u1
              edong23

              um... 4.1 update 1 is supported according to the driver. and... the last part is basically non-sense. I cannot simply "update host with later version" without tens of thousands of dollars.

               

              Is this driver called "ESX41u1_MLNX-OFED-1.4.1-2.0.000.zip" not supported? is esxi not supported?

               

              -----------------edit--------------------------

              Mellanox MT26428 InfiniBand QDR 673c | VMware Communities

              says it is supported there

                • Re: MT26428 in esxi 4.1u1
                  inbusiness

                  No.

                  There is restriction that build number.

                  You can find it on release notes or manuals.

                  I remember that I used vSphere OFED on vSphere 4.x...:)

                    • Re: MT26428 in esxi 4.1u1
                      edong23

                      Per documentation:

                      Before installing, please verify if you have on your machine of the following ESXi builds. Run:

                      /usr/bin/vmware -v

                      VMware ESXi 4.1.0 build-348481' - ESX 4.1 Update 1

                      VMware ESXi 4.1.0 build-260247' - ESX 4.1

                      VMware ESXi 4.0.0 build-164009' - ESX 4.0

                      VMware ESXi 4.0.0 build-241301' - ESX 4.0 Update 1

                      VMware ESXi 4.0.0 build-261974' - ESX 4.0 Update 2

                       

                      My version:

                      /tmp # vmware -v

                      VMware ESXi 4.1.0 build-348481

                       

                      The manual later verifies that this build is supported by stating:

                      Installing Mellanox IB OFED Driver on Non Major ESX/ESXi 4.x Release

                      1. Download the ESX_4.x_patch.sh script from www.mellanox.com > Products > Adapter IB/

                      VPI SW > VMware Drivers.

                      2. Run the script.

                      3. Install the ESX/ESXi driver according to the procedures described in Section 2.2.1 (page 15)

                      and Section 2.2.2 (page 16).

                       

                      However, this is a major build and release..

                       

                      Inbusiness... i dont know what business you are in, but I think maybe you are in the 0-knowledge-trolling business. you aren't offering any help whatsoever and just spewing out invalid nonsense.