Document Conventions and Related Documents

This section describes the conventions, abbreviations and acronyms used in this documentation. It also lists resources for additional related information.

Description

Convention

Example

File names

file_name.extension

Directory names

directory

Commands and their parameters

command param1

mts3610-1 > show hosts

Required item

< >

Optional item

[ ]

Mutually exclusive parameters

{ p1, p2, p3 } or {p1 | p2 | p3}

Optional mutually exclusive parameters

[ p1 | p2 | p3 ]

Variables for which users supply specific values

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enable

Emphasized words

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These are emphasized words

Abbreviation / Acronym

Whole Word / Description

b

(Lower case) ‘b’ is used to indicate size in bits or multiples of bits (e.g., 1Kb = 1024 bits)

B

(Capital) ‘B’ is used to indicate size in bytes or multiples of bytes (e.g., 1KB = 1024 bytes, and 1MB = 1048576 bytes)

EoIB

Ethernet over InfiniBand

FW

Firmware

HCA

Host Channel Adapter

HW

Hardware

IB

InfiniBand

IPoIB

IP over InfiniBand

lsb

Least significant bit

LSB

Least significant byte

MPI

Message Passing Interface

msb

Most significant bit

MSB

Most significant byte

NIC

Network Interface Card

NVGRE

Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation

PFC

Priority Flow Control

PR

Path Record

QoS

Quality of Service

RDS

Reliable Datagram Sockets

RoCE

RDMA over Converged Ethernet

SL

Service Level

SW

Software

TC

Traffic Class

ULP

Upper Level Protocol

VL

Virtual Lane

VPI

Virtual Protocol Interconnect

Document

Description

MFT User Manual

Describes the set of firmware management tools for a single InfiniBand node. MFT can be used for:

• Generating a standard or customized Mellanox firmware image Querying for firmware information

• Burning a firmware image to a single InfiniBand node

• Enabling changing card configuration to support SR-IOV

WinOF Release Notes

For possible software issues, please refer to WinOF Release Notes.

MLNX OFED User Manual

For more information on SR-IOV over KVM, please refer to the MLNX_OFED User Manual.

InfiniBand™ Architecture Specification,

Volume 1, Release 1.2.1

The InfiniBand Specification by IBTA

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