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Sun Network QDR InfiniBand Gateway Switch

Product Notes for Firmware Version 2.0

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1.  Sun InfiniBand QDR Gateway Switch Product Notes

Known Problems

General Information and Issues

Reserved VLAN Identifiers

Jumbo Frames

Subnet Manager

Snapshot Dataset Information

Software Information and Issues

Main Board, Management Controller, and Chassis Serial Numbers

High Availability in Partitions

Email Alert Rules

Time Zone Support

Firmware Update Considerations

Host Software and Firmware

Symbol Errors on Internal Ports

Commands Available to Restricted Linux Shells

Hardware Information and Issues

Ethernet Support

Number of LAGs

Unusable Ports

Documentation Information and Issues

smpartition Command Guidelines

VNIC Configuration on Linux Hosts in Gateway Manual Mode

Corrections to Creating Virtual I/O Adapters (Oracle Solaris)

Set Up VIOAs (Oracle Solaris)

Configure IP Addresses on the Data Link (Oracle Solaris)

SNMP V3 Protocol Passwords

Features and Functionality Documented

Acquire the BXOFED Software

Acquire the ConnectX-2 Firmware

Upgrading the Gateway Firmware

Acquire the Gateway Firmware Package (CLI)

Upgrade the Gateway Firmware (CLI)

General Information and Issues

Reserved VLAN Identifiers

When creating VLANs, use VLAN identifiers 2 through 4094. According to the IEEE 802.1Q specification, VLAN ID 0 is used for the priority tag, and VLAN ID 1 is usually reserved for a switch or bridge management VLAN.

Jumbo Frames

Consider the following issues for Jumbo Frames:

The gateway supports Jumbo Frames up to the InfiniBand limit of 4096 bytes.

You must configure the entire InfiniBand fabric to use a 4096 MTU. This configuration includes configuring the Subnet Manager, InfiniBand devices, and the ConnectX HCAs. You can configure a ConnectX HCA by activating the set_4k_mtu parameter of the HCA's mlx4_core module.

Subnet Manager

Access to the VNICs through the gateway requires an active Subnet Manager for the InfiniBand fabric. The management controller within the gateway is already configured with a Subnet Manager. You can enable the Subnet Manager with the enablesm command.

Snapshot Dataset Information

The normal, fruid, and full datasets of the snapshot utility are currently equivalent and contain the same data in the snapshot.