[DRBD-user] Infiniband card support and help

Igor Neves igor at 3gnt.net
Mon May 31 12:17:24 CEST 2010

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I'm looking for a 10Gbit backend for storage drbd replication. I'm 
expecting to setup infiniband solution connected back to back, this 
means both nodes will be connected together without a switch.

I wonder if I bought two of this cards MHES14-xtc and a cable, I will be 
able to produce such setup?

Link to the cards: 

Another question, I intend to use this with infiniband sdr support added 
to drbd in 8.3.3, and I found this on the spec's of the card.

"In addition, the card includes internal Subnet Management Agent (SMA) 
and General Service Agents, eliminating the requirement for an external 
management agent CPU."

This means I don't need to run openSM in any nodes? I will just need to 
setup two cards, a cable, connect them, and setup IPoIB to start 
replicating in 10Gbit?

Thanks very much,

Igor Neves<igor.neves at 3gnt.net>
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