B. Installing the Mellanox ConnectX-6 Firmware

MOFED version 5.1-2.5.8.0 contains adapter card firmware version xx.28.2006, while the latest GA version of the ConnectX-6 firmware is 20.28.4000.

NVIDIA has tested Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 with the latest ConnectX-6 firmware, 20.28.4000. This can be downloaded directly from the Mellanox site. The ConnectX-6 adapter card versions used in DGX A100 are:

  • OPN MCX653105A-HDA_Ax, PSID MT_0000000223

  • OPN MCX653106A-HDA_Ax, PSID MT_0000000225

Download the latest version from the Mellanox site, and follow the instructions to burn the new firmware.