I finally got full access to my servers to try out ScaleMP – vSMP-5.5.295.16.free.img
I’ve got two DELL R815 servers connected to each other with intel true scale infiniband cards ( type QLE7342( http://www.fibrechannelworks.com/QLE7342.asp ) , I burned the .img files to bootable usb sticks and loaded both the servers.
ScaleMP free gets through the first few configuration steps and what happens then is that both boards automatically enter in “secondary” configuration.
Then they go on configuring the backplane, but since there is no primary board, no server will start searching for the secondary boards.
I found a screenshot on the internet, on both servers I get up to the point where it says “configuring backplane”. It doesn’t ask me for a license number.
Did you set the primary node as described in section “First Boot with vSMP Foundation and System Activation” of our quickstart guide?
“On the board you wish to designate as the primary board (referred as board in the following screenshot), press P to make that board the primary board. No action is required on the remaining boards that will become secondary boards.”