Ethernet OS Distributors

Mellanox Ethernet drivers, protocol software and tools are supported by respective major OS Vendors and Distributions Inbox or by Mellanox where noted. Mellanox also supports all major processor architectures 

Ethernet Support for Linux (ConnectX* EN)
Distribution Source Versions that support* Mellanox Network Adapters Adapter Cards Supported Supported CPU Architecture Software Components
MLNX_EN
v4.7-3.2.9.0
For the updated list, refer to the MLNX_EN Release Notes ConnectX-6; ConnectX-5/ConnectX-5 Ex; ConnectX-4 Lx EN; ConnectX-4; ConnectX-3 Pro; ConnectX-3
x86_64, PPC64, PPC64, PPC64LE (Power8/Power9), Arm, Stateless offload, LSO, RSS, Adaptive Interrupt moderation, HW Multicast filtering, Promiscuous mode, NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF). Ethtool based performance Optimization, HA/Teaming, VLAN Tx/Rx acceleration, Multi-core NAPI support.
NOTE: For MLNX_EN older versions, click here and check the Archive versions in the download wizard.
MLNX_OFED
v5.0-1.0.0.0
For the updated list, refer to the MLNX_OFED Release Notes ConnectX-6 Dx; ConnectX-6; ConnectX-5/ConnectX-5 Ex; ConnectX-4 Lx EN; ConnectX-4; ConnectX-3 Pro; ConnectX-3
x86_64, PPC64, PPC64, PPC64LE (Power8/Power9), Arm, RoCE support. Includes mlx4_ib, mlx4_core, mlx4_en, mlx5_ib, mlx5_core, IPoIB, SRP, Initiator, iSER, MVAPICH, Open MPI, ib-bonding driver with IPoIB interface.
Extra packages: ibutils2, ibdump, ibhbalinux, dcbx
MLNX_OFED
v2.4-1.0.4
RHEL/CentOS 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.0, 7.1;
OEL 6.4, 6.5, 6.6;
SLES 11 SP2, SLES 11 SP3, SLES 12;
Citrix XenServer 6.2;
Fedora 19, 21;
Ubuntu 12.04.4, 14.04, 14.10;
Debian 6.0.9, 7.5, 7.6
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
x86_64, x86, PPC OFED v2.4 based Driver, with RoCE support. Includes mlx4_ib, mlx4_core, mlx4_en, mlx5_ib, mlx5_core, IPoIB, eIPoIB, SRP, Initiator, iSER, FCA, MXM, MVAPICH, Open MPI, ib-bonding driver with IPoIB interface.
Extra packages: ibutils2, ibdump, ibhbalinux, dcbx
MLNX_OFED v1.5.3-4.0.42 RHEL 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3;
SLES 10 SP4; SLES 11, SLES 11 SP1, SLES 11 SP2;
OEL 6.1
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN; ConnectX-3 VPI / EN x86_64, x86, PPC OFED v1.5.3.2 based Driver, with RoCE support. Includes mthca, mlx4, mlx_core, mlx4_en, mlx4_vnic (EoIB), IPoIB, SDP, SRP Initiator, FCA, MXM, RDS**, MVAPICH, Open MPI, ib-bonding driver with IPoIB interface.
Extra packages: ibutils2, ibdump, ibhbalinux, dcbx
NOTE: For MLNX_OFED older versions, click here and check the Archive versions in the download wizard.
Ethernet Support for Windows (Mellanox Package and Open Fabrics WinOF support)
WinOF-2 v2.40 For the updated list, refer to the WinOF-2 Release Note BlueField
ConnectX-6 Dx
ConnectX-6
ConnectX-5 Ex
ConnectX-5
ConnectX-4 Lx
ConnectX-4
x86_64 WinOF-2 v2.40 based: mlx5, ND, NDK, Eth
WinOF v5.50 Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
[Beta] Windows Server 1803 (RS4)
Windows 10 Client (64 bit only)
[Beta] Windows 10 Client 1803 (RS4) (64 bit only)
Windows 8.1 Client (64 bit only)
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN; ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN x86_64 WinOF VPI v5.50 based: mlx4, IPoIB, ND, NDK, Eth
NOTE: For MLNX_WinOF older versions, click here and check the Archive versions in the download wizard.
Ethernet Support for VMware
VMware ESXi 5.5, ESXi 6.0 ConnectX-4 EN, ConnextX-4 Lx EN, ConnectX-5 EN,
ConnextX-5 Ex EN
x86_64, x86 4.5.10.3/4.15.10.3 MLNX-NATIVE-ESX Base driver (mlx5_core, nmlx5_rdma)
ESXi 5.5, ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.5 & ESXi 6.7 ConnectX-4 EN, ConnextX-4 Lx EN, ConnectX-5 EN,
ConnextX-5 Ex EN
x86_64, x86 4.5.10.3/4.15.13.2/4.16.13.5/4.17.13.8 MLNX-NATIVE-ESX Base driver (mlx5_core, nmlx5_rdma)
ESXi 6.0 & ESXi 6.5 ConnectX-4 EN, ConnextX-4 Lx EN x86_64, x86 4.5.6.22/4.15.6.22 MLNX-NATIVE-ESX Base driver (mlx5_core)
ConnectX-3 EN, ConnextX-3 Pro EN x86_64, x86 3.16.11.6/3.15.11.6 MLNX-NATIVE-ESX Base driver (mlx4_core, mlx4_en)
2.4.0 MLNX-OFED-ESX Base driver (mlx4_core, mlx4_en)
ESXi 5.5 ConnectX-3 EN, ConnextX-3 Pro EN x86_64, 2.3.3.1 MLNX-OFED-ESX Base driver (mlx4_core, mlx4_en)
ESXi 5.1 & ESXi 5.5 ConnectX-2 EN, ConnectX-3 EN, ConnextX-3 Pro EN x86_64, x86 1.9.10-5 MLX4_EN Base driver (mlx4_core, mlx4_en, iSER)
1.9.9-0 MLX4_EN Base driver (mlx4_core, mlx4_en)
ESX/ESXi 5.x ConnectX EN, ConnectX-2 EN x86_64, x86 1.6.1-2 MLX4_EN Base driver (mlx4_en)
NOTE: VMware ESX 3.5 (U1, U2, U3, U4) and VMware ESXi 4.x older versions, click here and check the Archive tab.
OS Inbox Support for Linux Distributions
Distribution Source Versions that support* Mellanox InfiniBand Adapters Adapter Cards Supported Supported CPU Architecture
RedHat RHEL 7.5 ALT ConnectX-5 EN
ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64, ppcle
RHEL 7.5 ConnectX-5 EN
ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64, ppcle
RHEL 7.4 ALT ConnectX-5 EN
ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64, ppcle
RHEL 7.4 ConnectX-5 EN
ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64, ppcle
RHEL 7.3 ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64, ppcle
RHEL 6.9 ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64
RHEL 6.8 ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64
SuSE SLES 12 SP3 ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64
SLES 12 SP2 ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64
SLES 11 SP4 ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ia64, ppc64
Ubuntu Ubuntu 18.04 ConnectX-5 EN
ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64
Ubuntu 17.10 ConnectX-5 EN
ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64
Ubuntu 17.04 ConnectX-5 EN
ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64
Ubuntu 16.10 ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64
Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS) ConnectX-4 Lx EN;
ConnectX-4 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64; aarch64
Ubuntu 14.04 ConnectX-3 Pro VPI / EN;
ConnectX-3 VPI / EN;
ConnectX-2 VPI / EN;
Connect-IB
x86_64, x86, ppc64; aarch64
Citrix XenServer (Ethernet)
mlx4_en(Inbox)
XenServer v5.0/5.1 ConnectX EN; ConnectX-2 EN x86_64, x86 1.4.3 Stateless offload, LSO, RSS, Interrupt moderation, Multicast, Promiscuous mode. Ethtool based performance Optimization, HA/Teaming

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