Changes and New Features in this Release
|Component/ Tool||Description||Operating System|
Enabled Anti-rollback protection to prevent old vulnerable firmware versions from being flashed to the device.
Added support for DSFP modules in mlxlink.
|ESXi, VMware Certification|
Downloadable ESXi files in MFT v4.17.0 are now certified by VMware.
|Remote mst Device Cable Support|
Remote mst device now supports cable devices. The remote cables will be shown on the mst status and can be accessed via the mlxcables tool.
|Parallel Firmware Burning in (DMA Burning)|
Added support for parallel firmware burning. Although DMA burning is supported in Virtual Machines as well, burning in such scenarios might be slower than on Physical Machines.
Note: If the NIC driver is unloaded, burning via DMA is unsupported (due to BME is unset) and regular burn flow will be executed instead.
Note: This capability is supported in 5th Generation devices only.
|Linux / FreeBSD|
|mlx_fpga||The mlx_fpga utility will be deprecated as of MFT v4.18.0.||All|
See Bug Fixes.