Chelsio T520-SO-CR

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Hi, I'm trying to set up a new ProxMox server to replace VMWare. The network cards I have for the job are Chelsio T520-SO-CR but the system will not boot properly with this card in it. If I remove the card, no problems.

The error I am getting on the screen is something about t5-config.txt being missing and no FCoE being available despite me not wanting FCoE. Did I get the wrong network card or is there something I need to do to get this to work?

I have the latest ProxMox VE installed and updated.

Thank you in advance
 

wolfgang

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Hi,

we have the 2.0.0 kernel module of this card
There is a newer version (2.1.0.1) of this module, may be this will fix your problem.
There is a DPDK on there Download page
https://service.chelsio.com/
 
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Wolfgang, thank you for your reply.

Please forgive me. While I am confident with CentOS and Ubuntu, I am fairly new to Proxmox.

I have tried compiling the DPDK from Chelsio but it gives me an error below. This is likely outside the scope of this forum.

igb_uio/igb_uio.c:445:7: error: implicit declaration of function ‘pci_enable_msix’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]

if (pci_enable_msix(dev, &msix_entry, 1) == 0) {

^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
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Wolfgang, are you able to suggest a 10G SFP+ network card that will work out of the box? It's a USD$35,000 server deployment and so the price of the network card isn't that important, rock-solid support is.

I was unable to compile the suggested driver but, to be honest, I'd prefer the one I didn't have to muck around with.
 

wolfgang

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Many user and we have a Intel NIC.
This NIC has a good support and we patch all needed off tree modules in the PVE Kernel.
 
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Are you able to recommend a particular Intel chip or do they all work? Is the x710 known to work? Once this goes into production, I am buying a support subscription but I need the hardware to work first. You probably hear that all the time though :(

I have looked for an HCL for Proxmox and Debian but couldn't find one that lists NICs.

The annoying thing is the Chelsio card works fine on CentOS 7.
 

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Thank you, Wolfgang. Now I can be sure of the card I have to buy. I just didn't want to make a US$1,000 mistake (again). Been looking forward to getting this to run in production for a long time.
 

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