Re: Intel Optane SSD mounting problem

Gert Pauwels (intel)
 

Patrick, Colin,

 

I verified with the NSG Business Unit that builds the 905P SSD.

The product specification lists both Pyrite as Opal support, what is less clear in the documentation is that Opal is not enable. This is causing the behavior you are seeing.

The Identify command correctly returns the Security Send/Receive is supported as this is needed for both Opal and Pyrite.

It is correct that SPDK returns “No Opal support” for the 905P SSD. I verified on my system you do not have this with the Intel Optane SSD P4800X as this support Opal 2.0

 

What I cannot explain right now is why the drive was working with DAOS in the past.

 

Regards,

 

Gert,

 

From: daos@daos.groups.io <daos@daos.groups.io> On Behalf Of Farrell, Patrick Arthur
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:07 PM
To: daos@daos.groups.io
Subject: Re: [daos] Intel Optane SSD mounting problem

 

Recall that we have used this SSD with DAOS in the past.  Whatever is preventing this now is a change, perhaps in SPDK but possibly in how DAOS is invoking it.

 

Regards,

-Patrick


From: daos@daos.groups.io <daos@daos.groups.io> on behalf of Nabarro, Tom <tom.nabarro@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:43 AM
To: daos@daos.groups.io <daos@daos.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [daos] Intel Optane SSD mounting problem

 

We probably need to get further information from NSG folks on product specifics regarding Opal support in 905p SSDs. This seems to be a prerequisite for device management through SPDK.

 

Tom

 

From: daos@daos.groups.io <daos@daos.groups.io> On Behalf Of Farrell, Patrick Arthur
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:42 PM
To: daos@daos.groups.io
Subject: Re: [daos] Intel Optane SSD mounting problem

 

Gert,

 

We're seeing this when we run identify on our 905p SSDs:

"

NVMe Controller at 0000:1a:00.0 [8086:2700]

[...]

Serial Number:                         PHM29226005S480BGN
Model Number:                          INTEL SSDPE21D480GA

[...]

Admin Command Set Attributes

============================

Security Send/Receive:                 Supported

"

 

However, when I run nvme_manage, I get an error stating that Opal is not supported (the same error DAOS is spitting out, incidentally):

 

"Please Input PCI Address(domain:bus:dev.func):

0000:1a:00.00

Opal General Usage:

 

        [1: scan device]

        [2: init - take ownership and activate locking]

        [3: revert tper]

        [4: setup locking range]

        [5: list locking ranges]

        [6: enable user]

        [7: set new password]

        [8: add user to locking range]

        [9: lock/unlock range]

        [10: erase locking range]

        [0: quit]

1

[2020-06-24 14:37:34.452086] nvme_opal.c: 828:opal_discovery0_end: *ERROR*: Opal Not Supported.

"

 

Any thoughts?

 

Regards,

-Patrick


From: daos@daos.groups.io <daos@daos.groups.io> on behalf of Gert Pauwels (intel) <gert.pauwels@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:54 AM
To: daos@daos.groups.io <daos@daos.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [daos] Intel Optane SSD mounting problem

 

Hi Tom, Colin,


I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS  (kernel: 5.4.0-37-generic) and compiled DAOS v1.0.0.

I also compiled the latest master as of yesterday, but it did not make a difference.

Any application that can manage Opal 2.0 can be used to check the status of the drive. I used the sedutil-cli, can be found at https://github.com/Drive-Trust-Alliance/sedutil the executable can be found at https://github.com/Drive-Trust-Alliance/sedutil/wiki/Executable-Distributions 
You can run
# sedutil-cli --scan
and
# sedutil-cli --query <device>
it will return useful information about the Opal status of the device.
sedutil-cli will send NVMe security commands and the tool will only work if your SSD is bound the the NVMe driver.

In case the SSD is not bound to the NVMe driver you can manage the drive with the nvme_manage spdk utility you can found in the /daos/_build.external/dev/spdk
# ./examples/nvme/nvme_manage/nvme_manage 
Select 8 to get into the OPAL NVMe Management Options, enter the PCIe address of your SSD for the list you get prompted, select 1 to scan the device. These steps gives you the same results as running the # sedutil-cli --query <device> in case the SSD is bound to the NVMe driver.

Regards,

Gert,

 

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