Just installed XCP-NG 8.1, upgrading from a single server UnRAID setup to a FreeNAS SAN and separate VM host.
Picked up a couple of Mellanox IB cards, figuring I could make use of a 40GB channel between the VM host and the NAS.
I can’t for the life of me get XCP-NG to activate the card. lspci shows the card is there and it’s loading the mlx4_core kernel driver.
I’ve tried all manner of things from all over the internet, but I can’t seem to get this card to come up.
NOTE: the card is not connected to anything at the moment. I am waiting for some additional hardware to arrive before I move teh UNRAID box to freeNAS. But I would expect it to show up on a ifconfig-a, even if the card wasn’t doing anything yet.
The cards are MT25408A0-FCC-QI. This is the spec sheet I get from Mellanox’s web page:
Please advise. While my hair has gotten rather long because all of the salons are closed, I am starting to remove it in clumps.