Security Hardening Enhancements: This release contains important reliability improvements and security hardening enhancements. Mellanox recommends upgrading your devices firmware to this release to improve the devices’ firmware security and reliability.
SR-IOV - Virtual Functions (VF) per Port - The maximum Virtual Functions (VF) per port is 127. For further information, see RoCE Limitations.
Changes and New Feature in this Firmware Version
|RoCE Selective Repeat|
RoCE Selective Repeat introduces a new QP retransmission mode in RoCE: recovery from packet drop by resending the dropped packet and not only all the PSN window (Go-Back-N protocol),
This new capability comes with the following limitations:
Allows BMC to query and control NIC over RedFish API (https://www.dmtf.org/standards/redfish). Currently, the NIC supports reading data and setting basic Ethernet and InfiniBand parameters.
|ECMP with RoCE Traffic|
Enables matching of source_vhca_port in the FDB flow for ECMP hardware offload on a single FDB
|Hardware Offloaded Rules (Resource Dump)|
Added support for dumping hardware steering entries (raw data) using the resource dump API
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