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Validator for RDMA Configuration and Best Practices

Validator for RDMA Configuration and Best Practices. How to do the Installation and first run in 5 minutes with "Validate-DCB".

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Validator for RDMA Configuration and Best Practices

The Microsoft Docs version is now released

How to do the Installation and first run in 5 minutes with Validate-DCB

More information on GitHub
Video part 1 to 4

Part 1 - Installation

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Installation
  • Install-Module Validate-DCB
Update
  • Remove the old version from the Module (C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules if pester can not be removed use the command, to have both versions)
  • Install-Module validate-dcb -SkipPublisherCheck


After installation of the Validate-DCB Module you can run the wizard:
  1. Run the Validate-DCB from PowerShell and the wizard will start <Next>
  2. Add the Cluster name
  3. Resolve
  4. The Cluster Nodes are listed
  5. Next
  6. Add vSwitch Name
  7. Add pNIC, vNIC and vlan information
  8. Select RDMA type iWARP or RoCE
  9. Select the Jumbo Frames (Ethernet MTU size)
    Note: the MTU for RDMA is not the same as Ethernet MTU
    For Mellanox list the Ethernet and RoCE/RDMA MTU with "mlx5cmd.exe -Stat"
    Both the pNIC and the vNIC for SMB need to have the same MTU Size
  10. Next
  11. Policy Name
  12. Bandwidth Reservation
  13. Next
  14. Save the configuration file
  15. Export (the job will start)