Can you provide a screenshot from the server when you attempt to PXE boot from the Connectx-3 HCA card?
Would you happened to know the HCA FW and the flexboot version? (That information might be available under the Mellanox Flexboot User Interface upon invoking CTRL-B shortly after completion of the POST).
Is the link type as Ethernet or Infiniband?
Thanks for the reply. When I attempt to PXE boot, the Mellanox card never shows up. This happens when I press F12 (one-time PXE boot) and also when I try to set the BIOS boot order settings – it just is not an available option.
When I press Ctrl-B for Flexboot menu it shows:
Flexboot version 3.4.723
Family firmware version 2.36.5080
This environment is a bit new for me so I may just be missing something, but tried a lot of troubleshooting without success.
The server is a Dell Poweredge C6320 on BIOS version 2.6. Link type is Ethernet.
Can you update the HCA to the latest FW which will contain as well an updated Flexboot rom image.