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Mellanox Academy Course


Introduction to InfiniBand and Mellanox Technologies Products

Part Number: MTR-IB-Sw-Ho-WebX

Duration: 4 Hours

This 4-hour remote session provides a high-level approach to InfiniBand technology.
It is designed to meet the needs of anyone who is involved in installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting InfiniBand environments.
We start by introducing the InfiniBand architecture, then focus on InfiniBand switch concepts, host installation, and configuration, and finish the session with basic InfiniBand troubleshooting.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to support level 1 installation and configuration for Mellanox InfiniBand switches and Host Stack. We will be introducing the best practices when cabling and troubleshooting InfiniBand fabrics.


What's in it for me?

Are you new to InfiniBand (IB)?
Maybe you need to install a new switch or InfiniBand clients?
Do you need an accelerated learning method?
You got it!

This 4-hour remote session will ramp you up quickly so that you will feel more confident
installing and configuring the InfiniBand host and switch. Tell us which switch and
InfiniBand clients you will be using, and we will get you up to speed in no time.

This 4-hour remote session provides a high-level approach to InfiniBand technology.
It is designed to meet the needs of anyone who is involved in installing, configuring,
managing, and troubleshooting InfiniBand environments.
We start by introducing the InfiniBand architecture, then focus on InfiniBand switch concepts, host installation, and configuration, and finish the session with basic InfiniBand troubleshooting.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to support level 1 installation
and configuration for Mellanox InfiniBand switches and Host Stack. We will be
introducing the best practices when cabling and troubleshooting InfiniBand fabrics.
Upon the completion of this course, students should be able to perform the following:

  • Describe the InfiniBand (IB) architecture
  • List, understand, and describe InfiniBand main topologies
  • Understand InfiniBand Subnet Manager main functions
  • Install/configure InfiniBand switch and InfiniBand clients
  • Understand the switch software and hardware
  • Understand how to upgrade the switch chassis
  • Operate basic activities of InfiniBand switch using its CLI
  • Set up connections between hosts and IB switches
  • Perform fabric troubleshooting and best practice routines

Target Audience

  • Network & system administrators
  • Network & system engineers
  • InfiniBand pre-sales staff

Prerequisites


   Data communications and Linux knowledge

Course Topics

InfiniBand Architecture

  • InfiniBand Fabric Elements
  • HCA, Switches, SM and Gateways
  • Device Addressing (GUIDs & LIDs)
  • InfiniBand Link Speeds (SDR, DDR, QDR, FDR)
  • Introducing the FDR 36-Port ASIC
  • Management Datagrams and VL15

InfiniBand Supported Protocols

  • Describe the Primary Upper Layer Protocols (ULP) for InfiniBand

Network Topologies

  • How to Scale from 36 Ports
  • What is a CLOS Topology?
  • Supported Topologies
  • Explaining Cross Bisectional Bandwidth

Cabling Best Practices

  • What to Do and What Not to Do
  • Cable Management

InfiniBand Subnet Manager

  • The Seven Steps for Fabric Bring-up (Initialization Process)
  • SM High Availability (HA)

Switch Introduction

  • SwitchX Overview
  • Chassis Function and Features Overview
  • LED Status Registers
  • FRU Replacement

Mellanox Switch OS

  • Mellanox_OS Introduction
  • Chassis Management Using CLI
  • Chassis Management Using GUI Demo
  • Updating Chassis Firmware
  • Viewing Switch Logs
  • Internal Switch SM Introduction
  • Configuring your Switch for the First Time
  • Basic Switch Troubleshooting

Mellanox ConnectX VPI Introduction

Mellanox OFED (Host Stack) Introduction

  • Adapter Packages
  • Introducing the OFED Stack
  • OFED Components
  • OFED Installation
  • Configuring OFED
  • Host Based Utilities
  • Cluster Based Utilities
  • Performance Utilities

Fabric Troubleshooting

  • Using Host Utilities

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