Qlogic QME7342 Product specifications

Qlogic QME7342 Product specifications
Release Notes for Release 7.0.1
OFED+ Host Software
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Overview of the Release
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If You Need Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Features and Enhancements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Release 7.0.1 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Release 7.0 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Release 6.1 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating Environments Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Qualified Parallel File Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special PCM Installation for RHEL 5.6 and SLES 11 SP1 . . . . . . . . .
Changes for this Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to Hardware Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to Operating System Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to Software Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to Industry Standards Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Constraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Limitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resolved Issues in this Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Known Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Severity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Open Issues Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Operating Environments Supported. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CPU Model of Linux Kernel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to Hardware Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to Operating System Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to Software Component Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changes to Industry Standards Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Related Documentation for this Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resolved Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Open Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Overview of the Release
Introduction
These Release Notes provide a brief overview of the changes introduced into the
QLoigc InfiniBand OFED+ Host Software by this release. References to more
detailed information are provided where necessary. The information contained in
this document is intended for supplemental use only; it should be used in
conjunction with the documentation provided for each component.
These Release Notes list the new features of the release, as well as the system
issues that were closed in the development of Release 7.0.1.
Audience
The information provided in this document is intended for installers, software
support engineers, and service personnel.
If You Need Help
If you need assistance while working with the OFED+ Host Software, contact your
QLogic approved reseller or QLogic Technical Support:

By E-mail:
[email protected]
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On the Customer Access web site:
http://support.qlogic.com
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New Features and Enhancements
New Features and Enhancements
The new features and enhancements added since Release 7.0 and the two
previous major/minor releases for the OFED+ Host Software are listed below.
Release 7.0.1 Features
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The iba_manage_switch script, along with the xedge tools, is included as
part of IB-Basic (OFED+) allowing customers not using the IFS software to
manage externally managed switches. Unlike FastFabric, it is designed to
operate on one switch at a time, taking a mandatory target GUID parameter.
Refer to the QLogic OFED+ Host Software User Guide for more information.
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Performance tuning parameters for the QLE7340 and QLE7342 drivers can
now be set on a per port or per unit basis. If there are two Host Channel
Adapters in a server, settings for one Host Channel Adapter can be
optimized for storage traffic and settings for the other Host Channel Adapter
can be optimized for MPI traffic. Please see the QLogic OFED+ Host
Software User Guide for details.
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The automatic performance tuning utility: ipath_perf_tuning can be run
as root to set the qib driver parameters in the modprobe.conf file. The
utility can be run without parameters to do a minimal, safe amount of tuning,
or the OFED+ Host Software User Guide describes how to run the utility
interactively to tune node performance for more situations, such as to
improve parallel storage performance, or to turn off unneeded services.
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The QLogic Congestion Control Architecture (CCA) uses the Performance
Scaled Messaging (PSM) library which is included within QLogic OFED+.
The QLogic Fabric Manager is required to enable and manage QLogic CCA.
For information about QLogic CCA, refer to the “Fabric Manager Features,
Release 7.0” section in the QLogic InfiniBand Fabric Suite Software Release
Notes and the QLogic Fabric Manager User Guide.
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Release 6.1 Features
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QLogic OFED+ Host software version 6.1 has been tested with, and fully
supports, OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) 1.5.3, including the
QLogic patch sent to OFED for their 1.5.3.1 patch release.
Important note: As a result of a software fix from QLogic that was needed to
correct a problem introduced by Mellanox, the full OFED release number is
1.5.3.1. The 1.5.3.1 package is a complete release of OFED 1.5.3 plus the
minor software fix.
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The OFED mlx4 Driver is now a separately selectable component identified
by ofed_mlx4. It can also be separately selected to autostart. QLogic
recommends when installing QLogic Host Channel Adapters in systems with
Mellanox 10GE NIC LOM, not to install the OFED mlx4 Driver component so
that the proper 10GE mlx4_core driver will be used. The “iba” component
will continue to include the mlx4 driver; however the “ib_stack” component
no longer includes mlx4.
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The patch for support of the NVIDIA 3.x releases is now included in the tar
file. To install on systems with NVIDIA GPUs, see the README-first.txt
file in the QLogicIB-*/NVIDIA directory.
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Operating Environments Supported
Operating Environments Supported
The Release 7.0.1 version of OFED+ Host Software allows for the Operating
Systems listed in Table 1-1.
Table 1-1. Operating Environments Supported
Operating System
Red Hat EL5 X86_64
Update/
SP
Update 4
(AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T)
Version
2.6.18-164.el5
2.6.18-164.6.1.el5
2.6.18-164.9.1.el5
Update 5
2.6.18-194.el5
2.6.18-194.3.1.el5
Red Hat EL6 X86_64
(AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T)
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10.0
X86_64 (AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T)
Update 6
2.6.18-238.el5
Update 7
2.6.18-274.el5
Base
2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
Update 1
2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
SP3
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-smp
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-debug
2.6.16.60-0.54.5-default
SP4
2.6.16.60-0.85.1
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11.0
X86_64 (AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T)
SP1
2.6.32.12-0.7-default
CentOS X86_64 (AMD Opteron and Intel
EM64T)
Update 5.4
2.6.18-164.el5
Update 5.5
2.6.18-194.el5
Update 5.6
2.6.18-238.el5
Update 6.0
2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
Update 5.4
2.6.18-164.el5
Update 5.5
2.6.18-194.el5
Update 5.6
2.6.18-238.el5
Update 6.0
2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
Scientific Linux X86_64
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Operating System
Rocks
Update/
SP
Version
Update 6.1
2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
5.3.2
2.6.18-194.el5
2.6.18-194.3.1.el5
Platform Cluster Manager 3.0 Standard
Edition
RHEL 5.6
2.6.18-238.el5
SLES 11
SP1
2.6.32.12-0.7-default
Platform Cluster Manager 3.0.1 Standard
Edition
RHEL 6.1
2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
Platform Cluster Manager 3.0.1 Dell Edition
RHEL 6.1
2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
CPU model of Linux kernel can be identified by uname -m and /proc/cpuinfo
shown in Table 1-2
Table 1-2. CPU Model of Linux Kernel
Model
uname
/proc/cpuinfo
EM64T
x86_64
Intel CPUs
Opteron®
x86_64
AMD CPUs
NOTE: Other combinations (such as i586 uname) are not currently supported.
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Qualified Parallel File Systems
Lustre and IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) listed below have been
tested for use with this release of the QLogic OFED+ host software using the
operating systems listed below:
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Lustre 2.1
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RHEL 5.6
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RHEL 6.1
IBM GPFS 3.3 and 3.4

RHEL 5.7
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RHEL 6.0
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RHEL 6.1
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SLES10 SP4

SLES 11 SP1
Refer to the QLogic OFED+ Host Software User Guide for the latest configuration
recommendations for optimizing Lustre and GPFS performance with QLogic
TrueScale InfiniBand.
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Hardware Supported
Hardware Supported
Table 1-3 list the hardware supported in this release.
Table 1-3. Hardware Supported
QLE7240-V1
QLE7280-V1
QLE7340
QLE7342
QME7342
QMH7342
QME7362
MHGH28-*
MHGH29-*
MHGS18-XTC
MHGA28-XTC
MHQH29-XTC
MHQH29B-XTR
MHQH19-XTC
MHQH19B-XTR
NC543i (HP SL390 G7 in-built InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter)
46M2199
46M2203
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Installation Requirements
Installation Requirements
The following list any special or release specific installation requirements for this
release.
Special PCM Installation for RHEL 5.6 and SLES 11 SP1
Platform PCM 3.0 Standard Edition for RHEL 5.6 and SLES 11 SP1 requires an
updated RPM to enable the QLogic GUI (portal) menu items for launching
FastFabric and Fabric Viewer. The RPM can be obtained from Platform
Computing's web site. Once installed, these menu items are available in the
Common Tasks drop down menu on the Platform portal main screen (dashboard
view).
To install the PCM using the builds, use the following instructions:
1.
Set up head (Installer) node with RHEL5.6 or SLES 11 SP1 by following the
instructions in the Installing Platform HPC guide
(Platform_hpc_install.pdf file).
2.
Copy the build required for your distribution iso file, the portal RPM file, the
QLogic IFS and OFED kit files, and the license file to the installer node as
root.
3.
Mount the iso file (with -o loop option) for the build required for your
distribution and run the pcm-installer to get started. Perform the installation
procedure in Section 7 of the QLogic Fabric Software Installation Guide.
Remember to remove the following two PCM kits:
platform-hpc-high-performance-computing-tools
platform-ofed
and to add the QLogic IFS and OFED kits (be sure to use the required kits
for your distribution).
4.
Let the PCM installation finish, and add the compute nodes as per PCM
instructions.
5.
Replace the portal RPM with the patch that enables the QLogic FF and FV
menu items as follows:
a.
Log on installer node as root, remove the old rpm package:
# rpm -e platform-hpc-web-portal --nodeps
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b.
Back up the QLogic GUI files (an XML file and the FV Java applet
files):
# cd /usr/share/pmc; tar cvzf ~/qlogic_gui.tgz
gui/3.0/tomcat/webapps/platform/customApplets/FabricViewe
r
gui/conf/custom/menu/QLogicButtons.xml; cd -
c.
Remove all old installation files:
# rm -rf /usr/share/pmc/*
d.
Install the updated rpm package (from the Platform Computing web
site):
# rpm -ivh
platform-hpc-web-portal-VERSION-Date.x86_64.rpm
e.
Restore the QLogic GUI files:
# cd /usr/share/pmc; tar xvzf ~/qlogic_gui.tgz; cd -
f.
Run the integration command to setup the GUI:
# /opt/kusu/bin/kusurc
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g.
Register license using hpc-license-tool command.
h.
Login the web portal and check the new features.
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Changes for this Release
Changes for this Release
The following sections describe the changes that have been made to the QLogic
OFED+ Host software package between versions 6.1.0.0.72 and 7.0.1.0.x,
including the following releases:
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6.1.0.0.72
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7.0.0.0.35
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7.0.1.0.x
For detailed information about any of the previous releases listed, refer to the
Release Notes for the specific version.
Changes to Hardware Support
Table 1-4 shows the new hardware supported for the releases listed.
Table 1-4. Changes to Hardware Support
Release
6.1.0.0.72
Supported Hardware Added
QME7362
SL390 G7
7.0.0.0.35
MHGH28-*
MHGH29-*
MHGS18-XTC
MHGA28-XTC
7.0.1.0.43
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Changes to Operating System Support
Table 1-5 shows the new operating systems supported for the releases listed.
Table 1-5. Changes to Operating System Support
Release
6.1.0.0.72
Supported Operating System Added
Red Hat EL6 X86_64 (AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T):
 (Base) 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
7.0.0.0.35
Red Hat EL5 X86_64 (AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T):
 (Update 6) 2.6.18-238.el5
Red Hat EL6 X86_64 (AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T):
 (Update 1) 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
CentOS X86_64 (AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T):
 (Update 5.6) 2.6.18-238.el5
 (Update 6.0) 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
Scientific Linux X86_64:
 (Update 5.6) 2.6.18-238.el5
 (Update 6.0) 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64
Platform Cluster Manager 3.0 Standard Edition:
 (RHEL 5.6) 2.6.18-238.el5
 (SLES 11 SP1) 2.6.32.12-0.7-default
Platform Cluster Manager 3.0.1 Dell Edition:
 (RHEL 6.1) 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
7.0.1.0.43
Red Hat EL5 X86_64 (AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T):
 (Update 7) 2.6.18-274.el5
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10.0 X86_64 (AMD Opteron
and Intel EM64T)
 (SP4) 2.6.16.60-0.85.1
Scientific Linux X86_64:
 (Update 6.1) 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
Platform Cluster Manager 3.0.1 Standard Edition:
 (RHEL 6.1) 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64
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Changes to Software Components
Table 1-6 shows the new software components supported for the releases listed.
Table 1-6. Changes to Software Component Support
Release
6.1.0.0.72
Supported Hardware Added
QLogic OFED+ Software
QLogic InfiniBand Tools Software
7.0.0.0.35
QLogic OFED+ Software
QLogic InfiniBand Tools Software
7.0.1.0.43
QLogic OFED+ Software
QLogic InfiniBand Tools Software
Changes to Industry Standards Compliance
Table 1-7 shows each Basic OFED version that is support and the QLogic OFED+
Releases that include each
Table 1-7. Changes to Industry Standards Compliance
Basic OFED Software Package
Supported
Version 1.5.3
QLogic OFED+ Host Software
Package
Release 6.1.0.0.72, and 7.0.0.0.35
(Refer to Release 6.1 Features for more
information)
Version 1.5.3.2
Release 7.0.1.0.43
Product Constraints
The following is a list of product constrains for this release:
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The version of OpenMPI shipped with QLogicIFS is incompatible with the
Performance Application Programming Interface (“papi”) libraries available
in RedHat Enterprise version 6. If you try to recompile the provided version
of OpenMPI on RedHat 6 you will first have to uninstall any installed version
of papi-4.x. Older versions of papi (papi-3.x) are still compatible with the
shipped version of OpenMPI.
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All installation and uninstallation of QLogic OFED+ Host software package
components must be performed using the ./INSTALL or iba_config
commands. If software is manually installed or uninstalled using other
methods (RPM, other scripts, and so on), the installation on the system
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could become inconsistent and cause unreliable operation, in which case
subsequent runs of ./INSTALL or iba_config may make incorrect
conclusions about the configuration of the system and consequently make
incorrect recommendations. If the system becomes inconsistently
configured, QLogic recommends running the ./INSTALL TUI and selecting
ReInstall on all components. Once the re-installation has started,
carefully review all prompts and choices.
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On SuSE systems, NETWORKMANAGER must be set to “no” in
/etc/sysconfig/network/config. This is the default setting.
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The mpirun command in this release is not compatible with nodes running
InfiniPath releases prior to version 2.2.1.
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OFED SDP has not been qualified for this release. IPoIB is recommended
for data transfers.
Product Limitations
The following is a list of product limitations for this release:
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QLogic products will auto-negotiate with devices that utilize IBTA-compliant
auto-negotiation. When attaching QLogic products to a third-party device,
the bit error rate is optimized if the third-party device utilizes
attenuation-based tuning.
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At the time of this release, Oracle has not certified InfiniBand adapters for
RDS. As a result, QLogic is unable to extend support for RDS.
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At the time of this release, the PathScale Compiler Suite is not supported for
SLES11. As a result, QLogic is unable to extend support for this
environment.
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Other Information
Other Information
The following is a list of “need to know” information for this release:
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When using Mellanox Host Channel Adapters, any changes to Virtual
Fabrics (vFabrics) in the Fabric Manager, may require a reboot of the hosts
with Mellanox Host Channel Adapters. This limitation relates to the Mellanox
Host Channel Adapters not properly responding to changes to the Fabric
Manager service level (SL). For some vFabric configuration changes, if the
Fabric Manager SL changes or is mapped to a different Virtual Lane (VL)
than previously, the Mellanox Host Channel Adapter can continue to use the
previous VL. If that VL is presently disabled by the Fabric Manager, future
uses of applications which use the Fabric Manager SL may hang or timeout
because there are no VL Arbitration cycles for that VL. As a result, anytime
vFabric configuration is changed, it is recommended to reboot all hosts with
Mellanox Host Channel Adapters so that the desired Quality of Service
(QoS) configuration changes fully take effect. Any hosts with QLogic Host
Channel Adapters will not need to be rebooted.
Due to Mellanox Host Channel Adapters not correctly handling changes to
the Fabric Manager SL, QLogic recommends that all the hosts using
Mellanox ConnectX or ConnectX-2 Host Channel Adapters be rebooted
when used in a virtual fabric configuration.
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When Dispersive Routing is enabled, it allows packets sent using an MPI
program run over PSM to take any one of several routes through a fabric,
thus often increasing performance. The number of routes is determined by
the value of 2 to the power of the Lid Mask Control setting (LMC). Because
LMC defaults to 0, the default number of routes through the fabric is 20 or 1.
LMC can be set as high as 3, allowing a total number of 23 or 8 routes
through the fabric. Providing these additional routes can reduce fabric
congestion, and thus improve performance. Dispersive Routing is supported
when the Qlogic Fabric Manager is used in the fabric. Dispersive Routing is
not supported when using OpenSM.
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The current release of mvapich2 may have a memory management issue on
certain machines and certain MPI applications. If MPI applications hang
when using MVAPICH2, try using these settings with your application:
MV2_IBA_EAGER_THRESHOLD=16384 MV2_VBUF_TOTAL_SIZE=16384
When using QLogic's sample applications, these settings can be passed
using the ofed.mvapich2.params file (in /opt/iba/src/mpi_apps folder).
For other applications, they can be passed as part of the mpirun command.
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When running MVAPICH2, QLogic recommends turning off RDMA fast path.
To turn off RDMA fast path, specify MV2_USE_RDMA_FAST_PATH=0 in the
mpirun_rsh command line or set this option in the parameter file for
mvapich2.
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Other Information

Older QLogic InfiniPath 2.2.1 and prior releases will not be recognized in the
installation menus and will be treated as if no InfiniBand software is installed.

When upgrading from an older QLogic OFED+ release to a new QLogic
OFED+, the older QLogic OFED+ release will be uninstalled first.

When installing the OFED Debug Info component, make sure that
~/.rpmmacros does not have any lines changing the %debug_package
macro.
If %debug_package is set to %{nil}, debuginfo RPMs will not be available
for installation.
The current setting for this parameter can be verified using:
rpm --eval '%{debug_package}'
If a non-blank output occurs, then debuginfo is enabled. If a blank line is
output, then debuginfo is disabled on the present system.

When running QLogic SRP over two ports in round robin mode, performance
is degraded.

When running verbs-based benchmarks such as ib_send_bw, the following
message may appear:
BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 10s.
This message does not impact completion or correctness of the benchmark.
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The ib_send_bw benchmark, when run in UC mode, is written such that it
will hang if even one packet is dropped.

The QLogic 12000 series switch firmware must be at version 6.0.0.1.2 or
later to connect with the TrueScale Host Channel Adapters in this release.

QLE7240/QLE7280 performance with Barcelona stepping B2 and the
BIOS/kernel workaround for AMD errata 298 can lead to reduced InfiniBand
bandwidth, as a result of poor memory bandwidth and latency on the
adapters due to the workaround. To fix this problem, upgrade to Barcelona
stepping B3 (or later).
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Other Information

mpirun-debug option fails to open xterm windows. A race condition may
occur when there are multiple processes trying to lock the
$HOME/.Xauthority file concurrently. An error similar to this may occur:
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: error in locking authority file
/home/<user>/.Xauthority
Disable X11 forwarding by setting the environment variable
$MPI_SHELL_X='ssh -x'. Then set the DISPLAY environment variable with
the mpirun -display option. For example:
env MPI_SHELL_X='ssh -x' mpirun -debug -display\
<X11_display_hostname:display_number.screen_number> [...]
(continued on same line)

An SRP write performance bug between QLE7240/QLE7280 and LSI
(Engenio) storage systems was fixed. To apply this fix, modify the
srp_sg_tablesize and max_sect parameters. To modify
srp_sg_tablesize, do one of the following:

Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf:
options ib_srp srp_sg_tablesize=80

Define srp_sg_tablesize when adding the ib_srp module (as root):
modprobe ib_srp srp_sg_tablesize=80

If using srp_daemon, modify max_sect by adding the following
command to /etc/srp_daemon.conf file:
a id_ext=200500A0B81146A1,ioc_guid=00a0b80200402bef
,max_sect=2048

To ensure proper operation of MPI, the QLogic OFED+ INSTALL sets the
memory locking limits in the /etc/security/limits.conf file to
unlimited, due to the large amounts of memory needed to run the MPIs.
Open MPI recommends using unlimited ulimits for lockable memory. For
more information, see:
http://www.open-mpi.org/faq/?category=openfabrics#ib-locked-pages
An alternative is to use the --mca mpi_leave_pinned 1 option with
mpirun.
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Other Information

When users increase the number of processes beyond the number of open
files allowed by ulimit, mpirun prints an error message. The ulimit for the
number of open files is typically 1024 on both Red Hat and SLES. The
message will look similar to the following:
MPIRUN.up001: Warning: ulimit for the number of open files is
only 1024, but this mpirun request requires at least number of
files open files (sockets). The shell ulimit for open files
needs to be increased. This is due to limit:
descriptors 1024
The ulimit can be increased; QLogic recommends an increase of
approximately 20 percent over the number of CPUs. For example, in the
case of 2048 CPUs, ulimit could be increased to 2500: ulimit -n 2500.
Increase the ulimit only on the host where mpirun was started, unless the
mode of operation allows mpirun from any node.
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Documentation
Documentation
Table 1-8 lists the Release 7.0.1 related documentation. All related documentation
is available on the QLogic download site.
Documentation for QLogic’s Partners is available at the venders web site.
Table 1-8. Related Documentation for this Release
Document Title
Document Number Revision
QLogic OFED+ Documents
Installation Guide - QLogic Fabric Software
IB0053302-01
B
User Guide - QLogic OFED+ Host Software
IB0054606-01
B
User Guide, QLogic Fast Fabric
IB0054607-01
B
User Guide, QLogic Fabric Manager
IB0054608-01
B
Reference Guide, QLogic Fast Fabric Command
Line Interface
IB0054509-01
B
N/A
N/A
QLogic InfiniBand Fabric Suite Documents
QLogic Fabric Viewer Documents
Online Help, QLogic Fabric Viewer
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System Issues for Release 7.0.1
Introduction
This section provides a list of the resolved Issues in the OFED+ Host Software that were verified by this release. It also
lists the open Issues with a description and workaround for each.
Resolved Issues in this Release
Table 2-1 is a list of issues that are resolved in this and the previous two releases.
Table 2-1. Resolved Issues
Product
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Description
TrueScale/
Driver
6.1.0.0.72
When running bidirectional traffic on a QLogic Host Channel Adapter in unreliable connection (UC)
mode, the Ethernet connection no longer drops and the adapter no longer exhibits panics.
TrueScale/
Driver
6.1.0.0.72
In this release (6.1.0), OFED has been updated to OFED 1.5.3 and the ib_send_bw
microbenchmark that comes with OFED 1.5.3 does not need the -an option to run properly without
hanging.
IFS/
VNIC3
6.1.0.0.72
In this release (6.1.0), VNIC drivers are no longer supported, therefore all VNIC known issues are
closed.
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Resolved Issues in this Release
Table 2-1. Resolved Issues
Product
Release
Description
IFS/
IPoIB
6.1.0.0.72
In this release (6.1.0), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 is no longer supported, therefore all
RHEL4 known issues are closed.
IFS/
VNIC3
7.0.0.0.35
unregister_netdevice hangs while restarting VNIC service on the host with a TrueScale Host
Channel Adapter when using a gateway. This is a known issue in the Linux kernel in all releases
prior to 2.6.27. VNIC drivers are no longer supported. Therefore all VNIC known issues are closed.
IFS/
IBAccess
7.0.0.0.35
When canceling out of a Host Channel Adapter firmware update, the following message is no
longer shown:
HCA update failed. Return code: 1 at /usr/bin/qlgc_firmware_tool line
264, STDIN line 2.
IFS/
IBAccess
7.0.0.0.35
When using opensm, the Node Description reported for hosts after they are rebooted is no longer
incorrect.
TrueScale/
Driver
7.0.0.0.35
The known issue that when a long netperf test is run between hosts using QLE7240 and QLE7280
DDR Host Channel Adapters, the PM is unable to get or set port counters for these Host Channel
Adapters is no longer a supported scenario.
IB Third Party/
OFED
7.0.0.0.35
When running the OFED performance benchmark qperf to test the bandwidth of Unreliable
Datagram (UD) traffic, the command no longer hangs or times out intermittently when using an
InfiniBand MTU of 4096 bytes and the -t 10 (or larger number of seconds) option.
IFS/
IBAccess
7.0.0.0.35
When performing an IFS installation on SLES 11 SP1, the message similar to the following no
longer appears:
WARNING: -e needs -E or -F
TrueScale/
OpenIB
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7.0.0.0.35
On SLES 11 or SLES 11 SP1 environments, when running qperf rc_bi_bw or
rc_rdma_read_lat tests, the system no longer has a kernel panic causing it to drop a vmcore
file and reboot. This kernel panic does not occur with OFED 1.5.3.
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Resolved Issues in this Release
Table 2-1. Resolved Issues
Product
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Description
TrueScale/
MPIs
7.0.0.0.35
Running MPI microbenchmarks over verbs does not exhibit low performance using the osu_bw
and osu_bibw tests.
TrueScale/
MPIs
7.0.1.0.43
The QLogic MPI programs now run properly after a QLogicIB installation on a freshly kick-started
RHEL 6 node.
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Known Issues
Known Issues
The subsections below catalog the known open issues for the release as well as a description and a workaround by
component.
Severity
This document provides a level of severity for each issue listed The levels are:

Critical – Could result in a service outage

Major – Could degrade system performance

Minor – Could cause minimal impact to ongoing operations

None – No operational impact
Open Issues Table
Table 2-2 is the list of open issues for Release 7.0.1. The table is sorted by Severity then Product.
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Known Issues
Table 2-2. Open Issues
Product/
Component
TrueScale/
Severity
Major
Driver
Description
RHEL6.1 distribution of InfiniBand software
(included with the OS distribution) has a
problem that is causing page faults or kernel
panics on greater than 16 core servers when a
TrueScale HCA is installed with an InfiniBand
cable connected to the fabric.
Workaround
In order to successfully install IFS or QOFED+
Host Software do one of the following:
 Disconnect IB cable
 Blacklist ib_qib driver during RHEL6.1 install
if using PXE boot by adding the following line
blacklist=ib_qib to the anaconda-ks.cfg configuration file or kickstart
profile under the kernel options.
If manually installing RHEL6.1, append
blacklist=ib_qib during the install (hit the
Tab option) on the kernel boot line.
Once RHEL6.1 is installed along with IFS or
QOFED+ Host Software, remove the
blacklist=ib_qib line from
/etc/modprobe.d/anaconda.conf before
rebooting.
IFS/
Install/Uninstall
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When installing the QLogic-Basic (QLogic
OFED+) or QLogic-IFS SW on SLES10 SP3,
there may be conflicts with software that is
already installed on the system. The following
message may appear:
Manually uninstall the old version OFED before
you install the newer software.
error:
%preun(ofed-1.4.1-0.14.9.x86_64)
scriptlet failed, exit status 1
Re-run the normal installation.
As root, run the following command:
rpm -e --noscripts ofed
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Known Issues
Table 2-2. Open Issues
Product/
Component
IFS/
Install/Uninstall
Severity
Major
Description
When installing the QLogic-Basic (QLogic
OFED+) or QLogic-IFS SW on SLES11SP1,
there may be conflicts with software that is
already installed on the system. The following
message may appear:
error:
%preun(ofed-1.4.2-0.9.6.x86_64)
scriptlet failed, exit status 1
Workaround
Manually uninstall the old version OFED before
you install the newer software.
1. As root, run the following command:
rpm -e --noscripts ofed
2. Re-run the normal installation.
error:
%preun(opensm-3.2.6_20090317-0.1.42
.x86_64)scriptlet failed, exit
status 1
Unable to uninstall previous OFED
RPMs
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IFS/
MPI
Major
If LD_LIBRARY_PATH is exported inconsistently
with the version of openmpi being used,
applications may build or run incorrectly. This
issue can impact FastFabric tools that use MPI,
rebuilding of mpi apps, or rebuilding openmpi
itself using the do_build or
do_openmpi_build tools.
When using openmpi, make sure PATH and
LD_LIBRARY_PATH are not exported specifying
a different path than the openmpi path that is
being used. The mpi-selector can configure a
LD_LIBRARY_PATH for subsequent log ins.
openmpi does not require the
LD_LIBRARY_PATH to be set.
IB Third Party/
PCM/LSF
Major
The FastFabric and Fabric Viewer options do
not show on the PCM GUI with RHEL 5.6 and
SLES 11 SP1.
Refer to Special PCM Installation for RHEL 5.6
and SLES 11 SP1 in Section 1 for special
instructions to install the PCM on a system with
RHEL 5.6 or SLES 11 SP1 Operating Systems.
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Known Issues
Table 2-2. Open Issues
Product/
Component
IB Third Party/
PCM/LSF
Severity
Major
Description
LSF job submission does not work correctly with
PCM
Workaround
Obtain the patched binaries for “blaunch” and
“res” from Platform which has made the files
available as blaunch.706 and res.706.
Replace these two files on all the nodes in the
cluster. The directory locations of the files are:
/opt/lsf/7.0/linux2.6-glibc2.3-x86_
64/bin/blaunch
/opt/lsf/7.0/linux2.6-glibc2.3-x86_
64/etc/res
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TrueScale/
Driver
Minor
In a dual-HCA system, if cfgctxts is set in
modprobe.conf only for HCA unit 1, and there is
no default value explicitly entered, then HCA
unit 0 will have 0 available contexts and MPI
cannot run.
Setting HCA0 only with no default is ok. Setting
HCA1 only with a default is also ok.
TrueScale/
Driver
Minor
When the per-unit singleport setting in
modprobe.conf is specified for only qib1, with no
default explicitly stated, then qib0 always acts
as if singleport is set.
Explicitly specify the value for qib0 in the
modprobe.conf or equivalent setting.
TrueScale/
Driver
Minor
When the per-unit pcie_coalesce setting in
modprobe.conf is specified for only qib1, with no
default explicitly stated, then qib0 always acts
as if pcie_coalesce is set on it as well.
Explicitly specify the value for qib0 in the
modprobe.conf or equivalent setting.
IFS/
IBAccess
Minor
When a port is down and does not have a LID
assigned, clear_p1stats or
clear_p2stats will fail against the given port
None
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Known Issues
Table 2-2. Open Issues
Product/
Component
IFS/
IBAccess
2-8
Severity
Minor
Description
Workaround
For SLES10 and 11, the --32bit option of
./INSTALL does not work. For individual Red
Hat Package Manager (RPM) installs, SLES10
and 11 do not distinguish between 32-bit and
64-bit RPMs.
Installed RPMs that are 32-bit must be manually
uninstalled first and then the appropriate RPM
for each package (only 64-bit if available) must
be installed.
QLogic recommends using ./INSTALL, which
automatically performs all necessary uninstalls
of old RPMs prior to installing the new 64-bit
RPMs.
IFS/
IBAccess
Minor
When using vFabric, the OFED saquery
command may use the wrong P-Key and
timeout waiting for responses.
QLogic recommends using the iba_saquery
tool, which is included with QLogicIB-Basic or
QLogicIB-IFS. iba_saquery will work properly
when vFabric is configured.
IFS/
Open SM
Minor
When using opensm, after bouncing ports on a
node, the port may not return to an active state
for a period of time. As a result, commands that
issue an SA query such as OFED's saquery
command, or various FastFabric tools such as
iba_report and iba_saquery, may hang
waiting for the port to become active and the SA
to respond.
Restart opensm.
IFS/
IPoIB
Minor
When using vFabric to change an IPoIB
application from Networking to Non-Networking,
the IPoIB interface may remain in a running
state.
After changing the application, restart the
network services or bring the interface down/up
to force IPoIB to re-query the SM and correct
the situation.
QLogic recommends using the QLogic Fabric
Manager, which has much greater resiliency
and quicker handling of port state changes.
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Known Issues
Table 2-2. Open Issues
Product/
Component
Severity
Description
Workaround
IFS/
MPI2
Minor
When uninstalling MVAPICH2 (for verbs or
PSM), some files under the
/usr/mpi/*/mvapich2*/ directory tree that
are created at runtime by MVAPICH2 may not
be removed. One example is mpdlib.pyc.
After uninstalling, remove any undesired files
left in the /usr/mpi/ directory.
IFS/
Other
Minor
After installing IFS on a Lustre1.8.5 patched
kernel, there can be a lot of messages in dmesg
from ib_iser complaining about Unknown
symbol.
Disabling iscsi and iscsid via chkconfig
resolves the issue.
IB Third Party/
OFED
Minor
Test rdma_bw fails if it detects conflicting CPU
frequencies.
Ensure that the same cpu frequencies are at
both ends when using rdma_bw.
IB Third Party/
PCM/LSF
Minor
The Command Task drop-down in the PCM
GUI does not always show all of the options
properly.
None
IB Third Party/
Other
Minor
When installing Moab, the following error is
seen:
Move/Delete libsqlite3.so.0 files and
execute ldconfig command.
[nsgib103 .ssh (Thu May 12
05:43:36)]# ldconfig
ldconfig can create symbolic link properly
and the error message will not appear.
ldconfig:
/usr/local/lib/libsqlite3.so.0 is
not a symbolic link
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Known Issues
Table 2-2. Open Issues
Product/
Component
IFS/
Open SM
Severity
None
Description
When reinstalling QLogic OFED+, it may try to
stop existing instances of opensm. If opensm is
not presently running, it will report:
Stopping IB Subnet Manager
[FAILED].
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Workaround
QLogic recommends using the QLogic Fabric
Manager.
If the QLogic Fabric Manager is installed instead
of opensm, this error will not occur.
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