HP BladeSystem Dual NC370i - Multifunction Network Adapter User Manual

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HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA
for HP Multifunction Network Adapters
User Guide
Part Number 432562-00B
February 2007 (Second Edition)

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  • Page 1 HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA for HP Multifunction Network Adapters User Guide Part Number 432562-00B February 2007 (Second Edition)
  • Page 2 © Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Overview............................. 4 About HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA for HP Multifunction Network Adapters ............4 HP RDMA environment and configuration requirements .................. 4 Supported operating systems ........................5 Installation ........................... 6 HP NCU software installation........................6 HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA Networking Pack license installation ..............6 Configuration ..........................
  • Page 4: Overview

    Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a communications protocol that provides direct transmission of data from the memory of one computer to the memory of another with minimal demands on the host CPU. RDMA technology is implemented in hardware on the network server adapter to accommodate ever- increasing network speeds.
  • Page 5: Supported Operating Systems

    KB924286 and contacting Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the related hotfix. Supported operating systems HP ProLiant Essentials RDMA allows you to configure and monitor RDMA functionality on an HP Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter running x86 or x64 versions of the Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later operating system.
  • Page 6: Installation

    HP ProLiant system running Microsoft Windows 2003 or Windows 2003 x64 SP1 or later. If you do not have HP NCU software installed on your server, see the HP NCU software installation (on page 6) section.
  • Page 7 Click License Manager. The License Manager appears. Click Install License(s)…. Select the Install a single license key option and enter the license key string. Click Install. The installed license appears in the Currently installed licenses window. To install multiple license keys from a key file:...
  • Page 8 Follow steps 1—3 above, selecting the Install license keys from a file option and click Open License Key File..The Open dialog box appears. Select the [filename].key file and click Open. A list of keys available for installation displays in the "Install ProLiant Essentials License Key(s)"...
  • Page 9: Configuration

    RDMA cannot be enabled on a Multifunction adapter that has one or more VLANs enabled. When RDMA is enabled, non-HP filter drivers are not supported. If a non-HP filter driver is inserted in the NDIS stack shared with the RDMA stack, RDMA connections are no longer created and existing RDMA connections are terminated.
  • Page 10 Select the Enable Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) checkbox. (Optional: Type a user-defined MAC address to be used for the RDMA device in the Locally Administered Address text box. The default MAC address is used if an address is not entered.) An available RDMA Pack license is required.
  • Page 11 NOTE: When iSCSI is enabled, RDMA cannot be enabled. Configuration 11...
  • Page 12 Click OK. The HP Network Configuration Utility Properties window appears. Configuration 12...
  • Page 13 Click Yes to reboot the system. The Multifunction Server Adapter is now configured for RDMA functionality. After a Multifunction Server Adapter is enabled as an RDMA device, the device is displayed on the RDMA Enabled Devices tab off the NCU Main window.
  • Page 14: Testing Hp Rdma Functionality Using The Microsoft Wsdping.exe Utility

    After the InstallShield Wizard Completed screen appears, click Finish. After the HCT kit is installed, go to the drive location where the HCT kit was installed, and open the \HCT\testbin\ndistest\wsdbin folder. The wsdping.exe utility is available for X86, IA64 or AMD64 architectures.
  • Page 15: Disabling An Hp Rdma Device

    : 169.59.142.11 : 1069 Client disconnected : 169.59.142.11 : 1069 A wsdping.exe test for RDMA functionality that does not return data similar to the output listed above indicates that RDMA is not functioning correctly. Failed wsdping.exe RDMA functionality test Possible reasons for a failed wsdping.exe RDMA functionality test include: The SAN hardware interface drivers may not be installed correctly.
  • Page 16 Select the HP Multifunction Server Adapter in the RDMA Enabled Devices tab. The Properties option appears. NOTE: HP BladeSystem servers report an IO Bay number instead of a Slot number. Click Properties. The Multifunction Adapter Settings tab appears. Configuration 16...
  • Page 17 Deselect the Enable Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) check box to remove the RDMA option for the adapter. Configuration 17...
  • Page 18 Click Yes to complete the configuration change. RDMA functionality is disabled for the selected Multifunction Server Adapter. A reboot is required after the last RDMA device on the system has been disabled. The following window appears. Click Yes to reboot the system.
  • Page 19: Statistics

    Displaying RDMA Statistics To view RDMA statistics: On the NCU Main window or on the RDMA Enabled Devices tab, select the Multifunction Adapter. Click Properties. The Multifunction Adapter Properties window appears. Select the RDMA Information and Statistics tab. The Multifunction Adapter Properties RDMA Information and Statistics tab appears showing activity on the RDMA device since it was last initialized.
  • Page 20 The following read-only statistics are available. RDMA Information Hardware State. Displays Fault if the RDMA hardware has encountered a problem and is no longer functional, otherwise displays Active. Teaming State. Displays Teamed when an RDMA-enabled adapter is teamed and displays Un- Teamed when the adapter is not teamed.
  • Page 21 Maximum Connections Available. Displays the maximum number of RDMA connections available. Maximum RDMA Reads per Connections. Displays the maximum number of concurrent RDMA reads allowed per connection. Statistics 21...
  • Page 22: Acronyms And Abbreviations

    Acronyms and abbreviations central processing unit Internet Protocol Network Configuration Utility NDIS network driver interface specification RDMA Remote Direct Memory Access Windows Socket Direct or Winsock Direct Acronyms and abbreviations 22...
  • Page 23: Index

    Index configuration 9 disabling RDMA 15 enabling RDMA devices 9 environmental requirements 4 Install ProLiant Essentials License Key(s) 6 installation, NCU 6 installation, RDMA license 6 RDMA Pack for Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapters 6 statistics 19 supported operating systems 5 wsdping.exe, testing rdma functionality 14...