Licensing the Mellanox ConnectX-5 card

  • This is applicable to GV I/O Live Ingest and Playout Server with the IP option only.

This procedure is not required if you received your GV I/O server from the factory.

However, proceed with the procedure below if there is a problem with the Mellanox's Rivermax license.

  1. On the GV I/O server, launch the Windows Device Manager.
  2. On the tree-view, right-click on the Mellanox ConnectX-5 Adapter and select Properties.

    The Mellanox ConnectX-5 Adapter Properties window opens.

  3. On the Properties window, select the Information tab.

  4. Copy the Serial Number of the Adapter.

    You can also click the Save to File button to save the information to a file and access it later.

  5. Obtain both files below from the GV FTP site -
    • rivermax.lic
    • grass_valley_rX.txt
    Note: These files are updated from time to time and the “rX” portion of the file name will be incremented to show a new revision number with each update.
  6. Open and view the content of the grass_valley_rX.txt file to determine if the serial number of the adapter in your GV I/O appears in the grass_valley_rX.txt file.

    You can paste the copied Serial Number on a Search dialog to find the match.

    Note: If the serial number does not appear in the grass_valley_rX.txt file, please reach out to your Grass Valley support personnel to discuss obtaining a license for the GV I/O Live Ingest and Playout Server.

    If the serial number is present in the grass_valley_rX.txt file, proceed to the next step.

  7. Check that the c:\license directory exists on the GV I/O unit.

    If the directory does not exist, create the directory.

  8. Copy the rivermax.lic file from the FTP site to c:\license\rivermax.lic on the GV I/O unit.
  9. Reboot the GV I/O unit to make sure that the software is initialized with the Rivermax license in place.

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