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authorYongseok Koh <yskoh@mellanox.com>2019-01-29 23:53:20 -0800
committerThomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>2019-01-31 18:41:07 +0100
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doc: add Mellanox EN support in mlx5 guide
Mellanox EN package is supported along with Mellanox OFED. Mellanox EN is distriubuted for Ethernet users. Signed-off-by: Yongseok Koh <yskoh@mellanox.com> Acked-by: Shahaf Shuler <shahafs@mellanox.com>
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--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
@@ -559,7 +559,7 @@ DPDK and must be installed separately:
- **Firmware update**
- Mellanox OFED releases include firmware updates for
+ Mellanox OFED/EN releases include firmware updates for
ConnectX-4/ConnectX-5/ConnectX-6/Bluefield adapters.
Because each release provides new features, these updates must be applied to
@@ -574,7 +574,7 @@ Installation
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Either RDMA Core library with a recent enough Linux kernel release
-(recommended) or Mellanox OFED, which provides compatibility with older
+(recommended) or Mellanox OFED/EN, which provides compatibility with older
releases.
RMDA Core with Linux Kernel
@@ -604,10 +604,10 @@ thanks to these environment variables:
- ``EXTRA_LDFLAGS=-L/path/to/rdma-core/build/lib``
- ``PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/path/to/rdma-core/build/lib/pkgconfig``
-Mellanox OFED
-^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+Mellanox OFED/EN
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
-- Mellanox OFED version: **4.4, 4.5**.
+- Mellanox OFED version: **4.4, 4.5** / Mellanox EN version: **4.5**
- firmware version:
- ConnectX-4: **12.21.1000** and above.
@@ -623,14 +623,16 @@ managers on most distributions, this PMD requires Ethernet extensions that
may not be supported at the moment (this is a work in progress).
`Mellanox OFED
-<http://www.mellanox.com/page/products_dyn?product_family=26&mtag=linux>`__
-includes the necessary support and should be used in the meantime. For DPDK,
+<http://www.mellanox.com/page/products_dyn?product_family=26&mtag=linux>`__ and
+`Mellanox EN
+<http://www.mellanox.com/page/products_dyn?product_family=27&mtag=linux>`__
+include the necessary support and should be used in the meantime. For DPDK,
only libibverbs, libmlx5, mlnx-ofed-kernel packages and firmware updates are
required from that distribution.
.. note::
- Several versions of Mellanox OFED are available. Installing the version
+ Several versions of Mellanox OFED/EN are available. Installing the version
this DPDK release was developed and tested against is strongly
recommended. Please check the `prerequisites`_.
@@ -670,14 +672,14 @@ Supported NICs
* Mellanox(R) ConnectX(R)-5 100G MCX556A-ECAT (2x100G)
* Mellanox(R) ConnectX(R)-5 Ex EN 100G MCX516A-CDAT (2x100G)
-Quick Start Guide on OFED
--------------------------
+Quick Start Guide on OFED/EN
+----------------------------
-1. Download latest Mellanox OFED. For more info check the `prerequisites`_.
+1. Download latest Mellanox OFED/EN. For more info check the `prerequisites`_.
2. Install the required libraries and kernel modules either by installing
- only the required set, or by installing the entire Mellanox OFED:
+ only the required set, or by installing the entire Mellanox OFED/EN:
.. code-block:: console
@@ -854,8 +856,8 @@ ConnectX-4/ConnectX-5/ConnectX-6/Bluefield devices managed by librte_pmd_mlx5.
modprobe -a ib_uverbs mlx5_core mlx5_ib
- Alternatively if MLNX_OFED is fully installed, the following script can
- be run:
+ Alternatively if MLNX_OFED/MLNX_EN is fully installed, the following script
+ can be run:
.. code-block:: console