About This Manual
This is the User Guide for NVIDIA® Ethernet adapter cards based on the ConnectX®-5 integrated circuit device for Open Compute Project Spec 3.0. These adapters' connectivity provide the highest performing low latency and most flexible interconnect solution for PCI Express Gen 3.0/4.0 servers used in Enterprise Data Centers and High-Performance Computing environments.
EOL'd (End of Life) Ordering Part Numbers
The table below provides the ordering part numbers (OPN) for ConnectX-5 Ex and ConnectX-5 Ethernet adapter cards for OCP Spec 3.0.
|IC in Use||NVIDIA SKU||Legacy OPN||Marketing Description|
|ConnectX®-5||900-9X523-0053-SI1||MCX562A-ACAI||ConnectX®-5 EN network interface card for OCP 3.0, with host management, 25GbE Dual-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x16, Internal Lock bracket|
|900-9X523-0053-SB1||MCX562A-ACAB||ConnectX®-5 EN network interface card for OCP 3.0, with host management, 25GbE Dual-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x16, Thumbscrew (Pull Tab) bracket|
|900-9X556-0056-SI1||MCX566A-CCAI||ConnectX®-5 EN network interface card for OCP 3.0, with host management, 100GbE Dual-port QSFP28, PCIe3.0 x16, Internal Lock bracket|
|900-9X556-0016-SB0||MCX565A-CCAB||ConnectX®-5 EN network interface card for OCP 3.0, with host management, 100GbE Single-port QSFP28, PCIe3.0 x16, Thumbscrew (Pull Tab) bracket|
|ConnectX®-5 Ex||900-9X556-0055-MI0||MCX566M-GDAI||ConnectX®-5 Ex EN network interface card for OCP 3.0 with Multi-Host or Socket Direct and host management, 50GbE Dual-port QSFP28, PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16, Internal Lock bracket|
ConnectX®-5 Ex EN network interface card for OCP 3.0, with Multi-Host or Socket Direct and host management, 100GbE Single-port QSFP28, PCIe4.0 x16, Internal Lock bracket
|900-9X556-0016-MB0||MCX565M-CDAB||ConnectX®-5 Ex EN network interface card for OCP 3.0, with Multi-Host or Socket Direct and host management, 100GbE Single-port QSFP28, PCIe4.0 x16, Thumbscrew (Pull Tab) bracket|
|900-9X556-0056-SI0||MCX566A-CDAI||ConnectX®-5 Ex EN network interface card for OCP 3.0 with host management, 100GbE Dual-port QSFP28, PCIe4.0 x16, Internal Lock bracket|
ConnectX®-5 Ex EN network interface card for OCP 3.0, with host management, 100GbE Dual-port QSFP28, PCIe4.0 x16, Thumbscrew (Pull Tab) bracket
This manual is intended for the installer and user of these cards. The manual assumes basic familiarity with Ethernet network and architecture specifications.
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|User Manual and Release Notes describing MLNx_OFED features, performance, band diagnostic, tools content and configuration. See NVIDIA MLNX_OFED for Linux Documentation.|
|WinOF-2 for Windows User Manual and Release Notes||User Manual describing WinOF-2 features, performance, Ethernet diagnostic, tools content and configuration. See WinOF-2 for Windows Documentation.|
|NVIDIA VMware for Ethernet User Manual and Release Notes||User Manual describing the various components of the NVIDIA ConnectX® NATIVE ESXi stack. See VMware® ESXi Documentation.|
|NVIDIA Firmware Utility (mlxup) User Manual and Release Notes||NVIDIA firmware update and query utility used to update the firmware. See NVIDIA Firmware Utility (mlxup) Documentation.|
|NVIDIA Firmware Tools (MFT) User Manual|
User Manual describing the set of MFT firmware management tools for a single node. See MFT User Manual.
|Open Compute Project 3.0 Specifications||https://www.opencompute.org/|
|IEEE Std 802.3 Specification||IEEE Ethernet Specifications|
|PCI Express Specifications||Industry Standard PCI Express Base and Card Electromechanical Specifications. Refer to PCI-SIG Specifications.|
|LinkX Interconnect Solutions|
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When discussing memory sizes, MB and MBytes are used in this document to mean size in mega Bytes. The use of Mb or Mbits (small b) indicates size in mega bits. In this document PCIe is used to mean PCI Express.