Supported NICs

Anthony Cornehl accornehl at
Mon Sep 16 03:17:52 UTC 2013

On Sep 15, 2013 1:20 PM, "Jason bacon" <jwbacon at> wrote:
> Is there a list of supported IB NICs out there somewhere?
> I followed the wiki instructions for rebuilding with IB support and now
have mlx4ib, mlxen, etc.
> Was hoping there would be man pages for the drivers that list known
working cards, but there don't seem to be.  I'm hoping to test a file
server using IPOIB and possible roll a FreeNAS ISO with IB support if it
works out.
> Thanks,
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Hey Jason,

Mellanox ConnectX series cards are the only ones supported currently...

Don't forget to compile with IPoIB as well, since the IPoIB support is
compiled into the driver, unlike in Linux.

Just be aware that IPoIB performance is also improved by enabling connected
mode when you compile the kernel module. The IB code in FreeBSD is a few
years older the what is in Linux, but, the following forum thread is
probably relevant...


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