RDMA/RoCE & Windows Server 2016 TPv4 Testing

Introduction My good buddy and fellow MVP Aidan Finn has promoted disabling advanced features by default in order to avoid downtime for a long time and with good reason. I agree with the fact that too many implementations of features … Continue reading

Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 9 – RDMA, RoCE, PFC and ETS

Just before Carsten Rachfahl and I left for Microsoft Ignite we recorded episode 9 of the Hyper-V Amigo Showcast. In this episode we’ll discuss SMB Direct over RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) which requires lossless Ethernet. Data Center Bridging is … Continue reading

DCB ETS Demo with SMB Direct over RoCE (RDMA)

It’s time to demonstrate ETS in action! There is a quick video on ETS on Vimeo to show what it look like. I’m using Mellanox ConnectX-3 ethernet cards, in 2 node DELL PowerEdge R720 Hyper- cluster lab. We’ve configured the … Continue reading

DCB PFC Demo with SMB Direct over RoCE (RDMA)

In this blog post we’ll demo Priority Flow control. We’re using the demo comfit as described in SMB Direct over RoCE Demo – Hosts & Switches Configuration Example There is also a quick video to illustrate all this on Vimeo. … Continue reading