NIC adapaters missin for ROCKS - CENTOS 7.0 install

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rrpersaud
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NIC adapaters missin for ROCKS - CENTOS 7.0 install

Post by rrpersaud » 2020/09/05 14:37:16

Hello! I am wiping a scyld 5.0.6 cluster in favor of installing ROCKS 7.0 w/ CENTOS 7.0 that will be updated to 7.4 in a packaged roll. I am running into a major problem - during the installation process no NIC devices are being detected. The "Network & Hostname" section in the install is selectable, but empty.
Since this is my frontend node the following two devices SHOULD be detected:
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB/82571GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller D0/D1 (copper applications) (rev 06)
09:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB/82571GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller D0/D1 (copper applications) (rev 06)

Is this a driver issue? What do you guys think? The device was working fine 20 mins ago before I wiped the cluster. I've got no idea how to install a driver a prior to - well - installing an OS.
Is this more of a ROCKS question?

Thank you,
-R

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Re: NIC adapaters missin for ROCKS - CENTOS 7.0 install

Post by TrevorH » 2020/09/05 15:57:05

Yes, it's more of a Rocks question. For a start, the very first question would be "why is Rocks not up to date and on 7.8"?

7.0 is ancient and dates from 2014 when it was first released. It is not safe to run.

7.4 is slightly better but really not much.. It dates from 2017 so is "only" 3 and a bit years out of date. It's still not safe to run.

If they cannot update in 3 years then I would not use it. Search for a different solution that actually cares about updates and security since these guys obviously don't.

You didn't include the -nn switch to lspci so it doesn't tell us the PCI Vendor/Device ids for those cards but 82571 is listed in /usr/share/hwdata/pci.ids with lots of id's and grep -i 8086 /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/modules.* | grep -iE "105e|105f|1060|10a0|10a1|10a4|10a5|10bc|10d5|10d9|10da" shows all of the ones that would be supported. Is yours in that list? Do you get results if you substitute your device id in the 2nd command?
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