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Mellanox OFED VPI Drivers and Utilities

The "Mellanox OFED VPI Drivers and Utilities" repository provides all packages required for InfiniBand and Ethernet modes of operation with HPE Mellanox adapters on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Please note that "Ethernet+RoCE" Mellanox Linux drivers are already provided with HPE Service Pack for Proliant. For customers requiring complete InfiniBand functionality, install packages from "Mellanox OFED VPI Drivers and Utilities" repository.

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Note:MLNX-OFED version 4.9-2.2.4.0 provides Long Term Support (LTS) for customers who would like to utilize one of the following:


  • ConnectX-3/ConnectX-3 Pro
  • Connect-IB
  • RDMA experimental verbs library (mlnx_lib)

  • Although version 4.9-2.2.4.0 supports ConnectX-4 and higher chipsets, it is recommended to use the latest MLNX_OFED version 5.x for all other use cases (available at: http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/project/mlnx_ofed_cx4plus/)


    Subscribe your system to the MLNX_OFED repository

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    Cut-n-paste the following section (substituting ditribution, architecture and project version) into /etc/yum.repos.d/MLNX_OFED.repo on your system:


    [MLNX_OFED]
    name=Mellanox OFED VPI Drivers and Utilities
    baseurl=http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/mlnx_ofed/RHEL/dist_ver/arch/project_ver
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=0


    Where:

       dist_ver      6.3,6.10, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2
       arch          x86_64
       project_ver   current, 4.9-2.2.4.0
            

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    Cut-n-paste the following section (substituting ditribution, architecture and project version) into /etc/zypp/repos.d/MLNX_OFED.repo on your system:


    [MLNX_OFED]
    name=Mellanox OFED VPI Drivers and Utilities
    baseurl=http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/mlnx_ofed/suse/dist_ver/arch/project_ver
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=0


    Where:

       dist_ver      SLES11-SP4, SLES12-SP4, SLES12-SP5, SLES15-SP0, SLES15-SP1
       arch          x86_64
       project_ver   current, 4.9-2.2.4.0
            


    Important Notes while updating OFEDv4.9-2.2.4.0


    MLNX_OFED Rev 4.9-2.2.4.0 is compatible with the following HPE VPI Adapter firmware's :


    HCA HPE Infiniband/Ethernet Adapters Recommended Firmware Rev. Additional Firmware Rev.
    ConnectX®-3 Pro HP InfiniBand QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 544+M Adapter (764282-B21) 2.42.5000 2.40.5030
    HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+M Adapter (764283-B21) 2.42.5056 2.42.5044
    HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+QSFP Adapter (764284-B21) 2.42.5056 2.42.5044
    HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+FLR-QSFP Adapter (764285-B21) 2.42.5056 2.42.5044
    HP InfiniBand QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 544+FLR-QSFP Adapter (764286-B21) 2.42.5000 2.40.5030
    ConnectX®-4 HPE Apollo A10 InfiniBand EDR (100Gb) 2-port Adapter (843400-B21) 12.28.1002 12.27.1016
    HPE InfiniBand EDR/Ethernet 100Gb 2-port 840QSFP28 Adapter (825111-B21) 12.28.1002 12.27.1016
    HPE InfiniBand EDR/Ethernet 100Gb 1-port 840QSFP28 Adapter (825110-B21) 12.28.1002 12.27.1016
    ConnectX®-IB HP Infiniband FDR 2P 545M Adapter (702213-B21) 10.16.1058 10.16.1038
    HP Infiniband FDR 2P 545FLR-QSFP Adapter (702212-B21) 10.16.1038 10.16.1006
    HP Infiniband FDR 2P 545QSFP Adapter (702211-B21) 10.16.1038 10.16.1006
    ConnectX®-5 HPE InfiniBand EDR 100Gb 1-port 841QSFP28 Adapter (872725-B21) 16.29.1016 16.27.1016
    HPE InfiniBand EDR/Ethernet 100Gb 2-port 841QSFP28 Adapter (872726-B21) 16.29.1016 16.27.1016
    HPE Apollo InfiniBand EDR 100Gb 2-port 841z Mezzanine FIO Adapter (872723-B21) 16.29.1016 16.27.1016
    HPE InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 40/50Gb 2-port 547FLR-QSFP Adapter (879482-B21) 16.29.1016 16.27.1016
    ConnectX®-6 HPE InfiniBand HDR/Ethernet 200Gb 1-port 940QSFP56 x16 Adapter (P06154-B21) 20.29.1016 20.28.4000
    HPE InfiniBand HDR100/Ethernet 100Gb 1-port 940QSFP56 x16 Adapter (P06250-B21) 20.29.1016 20.28.4000
    HPE InfiniBand HDR100/Ethernet 100Gb 2-port 940QSFP56 x16 Adapter (P06251-B21) 20.29.1016 20.28.4000
    Open ConnectX®-6 HPE InfiniBand HDR/Ethernet 200Gb 1-port MCX653105A-HDAT QSFP56 x16 Adapter (P23664-B21) 20.29.1016 20.28.4000
    HPE InfiniBand HDR100/Ethernet 100Gb 1-port MCX653105A-ECAT QSFP56 x16 Adapter (P23665-B21) 20.29.1016 20.28.4000
    HPE InfiniBand HDR100/Ethernet 100Gb 2-port MCX653106A-ECAT QSFP56 x16 Adapter (P23666-B21) 20.29.1016 20.28.4000

    Note : Please refer the respective Adapter firmware download page at HPE.com for further information on compatible switch type/firmware etc.


    Installing MLNX_OFED packages

    Once you are subscribed to the repository, follow instructions from the guides below to install packages from MLNX_OFED Repository:


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on RHEL6.3


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on RHEL6.10


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on RHEL7.8


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on RHEL7.9


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on RHEL8.1


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on RHEL8.2


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on SLES11SP4


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on SLES12SP4


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on SLES12SP5


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on SLES15SP1


    Using MLNX_OFED repo on SLES15SP2


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