I’m looking for a solution to run a performance test to an HBA and CNA interface cards on a stand-alone server running Linux OS (e.g Centos7), without having to connect it to another server/switch.
I have 3 types of cards - IB, ISCSI, FC:
Mellanox Technologies MT27600 [Connect-IB] Mellanox Technologies MT27520 Family [ConnectX-3 Pro] QLogic Corp. ISP8324-based 16Gb Fiber Channel
The goal is to ensure that the card's performance is according to the spec.
Server configuration: Each card has two ports connected via a loopback cable between the ports.
My question is how to configure these cards to allows me to perform a performance test between 2 ports of the same card using a utility like iperf.