[Openstack] How to Solve InfinitBand Adaptor Driver under Ubuntu 12.04?

Narayan Desai narayan.desai at gmail.com
Tue Dec 25 14:08:33 UTC 2012

We're using IB (QDR connectX and connectX2) on our system. It turns
out that the drivers included in version 3.2 of the linux kernel are
fine. I've built a ppa for updated management tools though; all of
those bits are ancient in precise. The ppa is here:

One word of warning; you'll only be able to use IPOIB for connectivity
between the hypervisor nodes and the openstack service nodes; getting
to VMs requires full ethernet compatibility, which IPOIB doesn't
provide. You will be able to use the IPOIB for fast image transfers
and really fast volume storage if you have it. Turning on iSER helps a
lot with volume bandwidth, but requires a patch to nova compute.

On Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 7:03 AM,  <changliwei07 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Merry Christmas !
> Have you even tried to use infinitband network in OpenStack  base on Ubuntu
> 12.04?
> In recent two days, I  want to use IPoIB in  Ubuntu, but the big problem is
> the driver of IB,
> The OFED src is special for enterprise distribution only, such as (RHEL and
> SLES ), even the so called
> source code  archive is a rpmbuild-tree-like structure. Then the question is
> how to solve the driver problem  in ubuntu 12.04.
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