Hey Networking fans, I have been working with Windows infrastructure for a very long time now and one of the biggest pains around is figuring out the Logical to Physical Port mapping on a NIC. I stumbled across this nice little guide from the Mellanox Technical Support Forum today.

 

Here is how you can trace these port mappings on Mellanox Cards and various WinOF drivers.

Details courtesy https://community.mellanox.com/docs/DOC-2236

 

 

Adapter Mapping (ConnectX-3/ Pro/ ConnectX-4, WinOF/WinOF-2 Driver)

In case you have more than one Mellanox adapters on the same server, you need to be able to map the PCI bus of each specific adapter.

You can do so, if you select the adapter on the device manager (not the port, use View->Devices by Connection) and select the General tab.


 

In the following example, the adapter is located on PCI bus 130 of this server.



 

Port Mapping (ConnectX-3/ Pro, WinOF Driver)

In case you  use dual port ConnectX-3 adapter. Select the port on the device manager and then right click and then click on properties.

Select the Information tab, you can see the Port number parameter.


 



 


 

Port Mapping (ConnectX-4, WinOF-2 Driver)

In case of WinOF-2 th port number is exposed as a dedicated PCI function.


 

Physical port 1 will be mapped through function 0:



 

Physical port 2 will be mapped through function 1:


 

 

 

Hope you enjoy and Happy learning,

 

Dave