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IBPING - ping an InfiniBand address

IBPING(8) Open IB Diagnostics IBPING(8)

NAME

IBPING - ping an InfiniBand address

SYNOPSIS

ibping [options] <dest lid | guid>

DESCRIPTION

ibping uses vendor mads to validate connectivity between IB nodes. On exit, (IP) ping like output is show. ibping is run as client/server. Default is to run as client. Note also that a default ping server is implemented within the kernel.

OPTIONS

-c, --count stop after count packets
 
-f, --flood flood destination: send packets back to back without delay
 
-o, --oui use specified OUI number to multiplex vendor mads
 
-S, --Server start in server mode (do not return)

Addressing Flags

-L, --Lid The address specified is a LID
 
-G, --Guid The address specified is a Port GUID
 
-s, --sm_port <smlid> use 'smlid' as the target lid for SA queries.

Port Selection flags

-C, --Ca <ca_name> use the specified ca_name.
 
-P, --Port <ca_port> use the specified ca_port.

Local port Selection

Multiple port/Multiple CA support: when no IB device or port is specified (see the "local umad parameters" below), the libibumad library selects the port to use by the following criteria:
1.
the first port that is ACTIVE.
2.
if not found, the first port that is UP (physical link up).

 
If a port and/or CA name is specified, the libibumad library attempts to fulfill the user request, and will fail if it is not possible.
 
For example:
 
ibaddr                 # use the first port (criteria #1 above)
ibaddr -C mthca1       # pick the best port from "mthca1" only.
ibaddr -P 2            # use the second (active/up) port from the first available IB device.
ibaddr -C mthca0 -P 2  # use the specified port only.




Configuration flags

--config, -z <config_file> Specify alternate config file.
Default: /etc/infiniband-diags/ibdiag.conf


 
-t, --timeout <timeout_ms> override the default timeout for the solicited mads.

Debugging flags

-h, --help show the usage message
-d
raise the IB debugging level. May be used several times (-ddd or -d -d -d).

-e
show send and receive errors (timeouts and others)

-v, --verbose
increase the application verbosity level. May be used several times (-vv or -v -v -v)

 
-V, --version show the version info.

FILES

CONFIG FILE

/etc/infiniband-diags/ibdiag.conf
 
A global config file is provided to set some of the common options for all tools. See supplied config file for details.

AUTHOR

Hal Rosenstock
< halr@voltaire.com >