rdma.service is not found after OFED 4.9 LTS installation, any advice?

We ran:

./mlnxofedinstall --upstream-libs --all --without-fw-update --enable-opensm --enable-mlnx_tune

/etc/init.d/openibd restart

and after that:

systemctl start rdma

→ Failed to start rdma.service: Unit rdma.service not found.

we did:

locate rdma.service

but nothing appears. We check if rdma and rdma-core were installed and they are.

Our OS is Centos 8.2 with kernel 4.18.0-193.el8.x86_64

Hi ,

Which adapter are you using ?

Are you using the latest OFED 4.9- ?



Hi, Samer,

Yes, we are using the latest OFED 4.9-

Our adapter info is the following:

root@compute-1-29 # lspci | grep Mellanox

07:00.0 Network controller: Mellanox Technologies MT27500 Family [ConnectX-3]

root@compute-1-29 # lspci -vv -s 07:00.0 | grep “Part number” -A 3

[PN] Part number: 661686-001

[EC] Engineering changes: B2

[SN] Serial number: IL213600LE

[V0] Vendor specific: HP IB FDR/EN 10/40Gb 2P 544FLR-QSFP Adptr

Thanks to you and I apologize for the slow response.

Hi Samuel,

The adapter is HPE OEM adapter, i suggest to open a support ticket with HPE Support to get the latest working driver/firmware bundle that works with HPE ConnectX-3



Hi Samuel,

Regarding the error you get : when MLNX_OFED is installed rdma service is not used, you should use openibd service only

/etc/init.d/openibd restart

/etc/init.d/openibd status

the command systemctl start rdma is not applicable when MLNX_OFED is installed only for inbox driver.



Hi, Samer, and thanks for your response.

Then, can I assume that openibd is as same as rdma service?