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Are these drivers necessary for supporting bnx2i? I am using open-iscsi initiator and using bnx2i broadcom offload driver However, there are many related drivers – bnx2, bnx2x and cnic drivers available. Email Required, but never shown. SPSN 1 8 The TOE support on the adapter significantly reduces the host CPU utilization while preserving the implementation of the operating system stack. The bnx2 driver is the networking driver; the bnx2i is the iSCSI offload driver; and the cnic driver is the ‘broker’ that supports the features required by the bnx2i iSCSI offload driver.
Can someone elaborate on the data flow and dependency when using initiator and bnx2i? Darren DeHaven 1 1. The adapter driver intelligently adjusts host interrupt frequency based on traffic conditions to increase overall application throughput. When traffic is heavy, the adapter issues one host interrupt for multiple, back-to-back incoming packets, preserving host CPU cycles.
Functionality and Features: Broadcom NetXtreme II™ Network Adapter User Guide
It can be only used as software iSCSI iscdi.
Separate licences are required for all offloading technologies. You have to “bind” the vmhba and the vmnic ports. Presumably, eth5 already has an IP address assigned to it we are hoping to use it for iSCSI communications, after all, and that gets tough if we rboadcom no IP configured.
In the below performance graphs it is clear to see that as soon as the switch from software initiator with jumbo frames to hardware initiator without jumbo frames is made, the difference is clear!
[CentOS] iSCSI offload with Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709.
Jumbo frames up to 9 KB.
Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2 issci and configuration software suite. Now, to use that specific interface to query my NAS, I simply specify the iface name on the iscsiadm commandline: Thanks in advance, Lemmy.
Using the Broadcom teaming software, you can split your network into virtual LANs VLANs as well as group multiple network adapters together into teams to provide network load balancing and fault tolerance functionality.
WOL is not supported on blade servers. Therefore, the adapter’s iSCSI offload architecture is unique as evident by the split between hardware and host processing. iscsii
That permanently adds the specified IP address to the iscsi interface.