Installing Chelsio Unified Wire from RPM for CentOS 5

This writeup is taken from the ChelsioT4 UnifiedWire Linux UserGuide (pdf) and trimmed for installation on RHEL5.4 or CentOS 5.4. But it should apply for other RHEL / CentOS versions

Installing Chelsio Software

1. Download the tarball specific to your operating system and architecture from our Software download site

2. For RHEL 5.4, untar using the following command:

# tar -zxvf ChelsioUwire-

3. Navigate to “ChelsioUwire-x.x.x.x” directory. Run the following command

# ./

4. Select „1‟ to install all Chelsio modules built against inbox OFED or select „2‟ to install OFED-1.5.3 and all Chelsio modules built against OFED-1.5.3.

5. Reboot system for changes to take effect.

6. Configure the network interface at /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethx

Compiling and Loading of iWARP (RDMA) driver

To use the iWARP functionality with Chelsio adapters, user needs to   install the iWARP drivers as well as the libcxgb4, libibverbs, and librdmacm   libraries. Chelsio provides the iWARP drivers and libcxgb4 library as part of the driver package. The other libraries are provided as part of the Open   Fabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) package.

# modprobe cxgb4
# modprobe iw_cxgb4
# modprobe rdma_ucm
# echo 1 >/sys/module/iw_cxgb4/parameters/peer2peer

Testing connectivity with ping and rping.

On the Server,

# rping -s -a server_ip_addr -p 9999

On the Client Server,

# rping -c –Vv -C10 -a server_ip_addr -p 9999

You should see ping data like this

ping data: rdma-ping-0: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqr
ping data: rdma-ping-1: BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrs 
ping data: rdma-ping-2: CDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrst 
ping data: rdma-ping-3: DEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstu 
ping data: rdma-ping-4: EFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv 
ping data: rdma-ping-5: FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw 
ping data: rdma-ping-6: GHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx 
ping data: rdma-ping-7: HIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy 
ping data: rdma-ping-8: IJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 
ping data: rdma-ping-9: JKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzA 

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