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MLNX_OFED Supported Operating Systems


Operating SystemPlatformDefault Kernel Version
BCLinux 7.3x86_643.10.0-514.el7.x86_64 
BCLinux 7.4x86_643.10.0-693.el7.x86_64
BCLinux 7.5x86_643.10.0-862.el7.x86_64
BCLinux 7.6x86_643.10.0-957.el7.x86_64
RHEL/CentOS 6.3x86_642.6.32-279.el6.x86_64
RHEL/CentOS 6.10x86_642.6.32-754.el6.x86_64

RHEL/CentOS 7.2

x86_643.10.0-327.el7.x86_64
PPC643.10.0-327.el7.ppc64
PPC64LE3.10.0-327.el7.ppc64le
RHEL/CentOS 7.3x86_643.10.0-514.el7.x86_64
RHEL/CentOS 7.4x86_643.10.0-693.el7.x86_64
PPC643.10.0-693.el7.ppc64
PPC64LE3.10.0-693.el7.ppc64le
RHEL 7.4 ALTAarch644.11.0-44.el7a.aarch64 
RHEL/CentOS 7.5x86_643.10.0-862.el7.x86_64
PPC643.10.0-862.el7.ppc64
PPC64LE3.10.0-862.el7.ppc64le
RHEL 7.5 ALTAarch644.14.0-49.el7a.aarch64 
RHEL/CentOS 7.6x86_643.10.0-957.el7.x86_64
PPC643.10.0-957.el7.ppc64
PPC64LE3.10.0-957.el7.ppc64le
RHEL 7.6 ALTPPC64LE4.14.0-115.el7a.ppc64le
Aarch644.14.0-115.el7a.0.1.aarch64
RHEL/CentOS 7.7x86_643.10.0-1062.el7.x86_64
PPC643.10.0-1062.el7.ppc64
PPC64LE3.10.0-1062.el7.ppc64le
RHEL/CentOS 7.8x86_643.10.0-1127.el7.x86_64 
PPC643.10.0-1127.el7.ppc64
PPC64LE3.10.0-1127.el7.ppc64le
RHEL/CentOS 8.0x86_644.18.0-80.el8.x86_64
Aarch644.18.0-80.el8.aarch64
PPC64LE4.18.0-80.el8.ppc64le
RHEL/CentOS 8.1x86_644.18.0-147.el8.x86_64
Aarch644.18.0-147.el8.aarch64
PPC64LE4.18.0-147.el8.ppc64le
RHEL/CentOS 8.2x86_644.18.0-187.el8.x86_64 
PPC64LE4.18.0-193.el8.ppc64le
Debian 8.9x86_643.16.0-4-amd64
Debian 8.11x86_643.16.0-6-amd64
Debian 9.6x86_644.9.0-8-amd64
Debian 9.9x86_644.9.0-9-amd64
Debian 9.11x86_644.9.0-11-amd64
Debian 10.0x86_644.19.0-5-amd64
Aarch644.19.0-5-arm64
Fedora 30x86_645.0.9-301.fc30.x86_64
OL 6.10x86_644.1.12-124.16.4.el6uek.x86_64
OL 7.4x86_644.1.12-94.3.9.el7uek.x86_64
OL 7.7x86_644.14.35-1902.3.2.el7uek.x86_64
OL 7.8x86_644.14.35-1902.300.11.el7uek.x86_64
OL 8.0x86_644.18.0-80.7.2.el8_0.x86_64
OL 8.1x86_644.18.0-147.el8.x86_64
SLES11 SP3x86_643.0.76-0.11-default
SLES11 SP4x86_64

3.0.101-63-default

PPC64

3.0.101-63-ppc64

SLES12 SP3x86_644.4.73-5-default
PPC64LE4.4.73-5-default
SLES12 SP4x86_644.12.14-94.41-default
Aarch644.12.14-94.41-default
PPC64LE4.12.14-94.41-default
SLES12 SP5x86_644.12.14-120-default
Aarch644.12.14-120-default
PPC64LE4.12.14-120-default
SLES15 SP0x86_644.12.14-23-default
SLES15 SP1x86_644.12.14-195-default
Aarch644.12.14-195-default
PPC64LE4.12.14-195-default
Ubuntu 14.04x86_643.13.0-27-generic
Ubuntu 16.04x86_644.4.0-22-generic
PPC64LE4.4.0-21-generic
Ubuntu 18.04x86_644.15.0-20-generic
Aarch644.15.0-29-generic
PPC64LE4.15.0-20-generic
Ubuntu 19.04x86_645.0.0-13-generic
Ubuntu 19.10x86_645.3.0-19-generic
Ubuntu 20.04x86_645.4.0-18-generic 
PPC64LE5.4.0-26-generic
Euler 2.0 SP3Aarch644.1.44-06.132.vhulk1711.1.1.aarch64
Euler 2.0 SP8Aarch644.19.36-vhulk1906.1.0.h288.eulerosv2r8.aarch64 

Kernel 5.5

x86_64

5.5


Notes:

  • 32 bit platforms are no longer supported in MLNX_OFED.
  • For RPM based distributions, if you wish to install OFED on a different kernel, you need to create a new ISO image, using mlnx_add_kernel_support.sh script. See the MLNX_OFED User Manual for instructions.
  • Upgrading MLNX_OFED on your cluster requires upgrading all of its nodes to the newest version as well.
  • All OSs listed above are fully supported in Paravirtualized and SR-IOV Environments with Linux KVM Hypervisor.

Supported Non-Linux Virtual Machines

The following are the supported non-Linux Virtual Machines in this current MLNX_OFED version:

NICWindows Virtual Machine TypeWinOF versionProtocol

ConnectX-3

Windows 2012 R2 DC

MLNX_VPI 5.50

IPoIB, ETH

ConnectX-3 Pro

Windows 2016 DC

MLNX_VPI 5.50

IPoIB, ETH

ConnectX-4

Windows 2012 R2 DC

MLNX_WinOF2 2.40

IB, IPoIB, ETH

ConnectX-4 Lx

Windows 2016 DC

MLNX_WinOF2 2.40

IB, IPoIB, ETH

Support in ASAP2

Accelerated Switch and Packet Processing (ASAP2) is not supported in this MLNX_OFED version.


NFS over RDMA (NFSoRDMA) Supported Operating Systems

Below is a list of all the OSs on which NFSoRDMA is supported. 

  • SLES12 SP4

  • SLES12 SP5

  • SLES15 SP1

  • Ubuntu 18.04.3

  • RedHat 7.5

  • RedHat 7.6

  • RedHat 7.7

  • RedHat 7.8

  • RedHat 8.0

  • RedHat 8.1

Lustre Versions Supported by MLNX_OFED 

  • Lustre 2.12.3
  • Lustre 2.13.0

Hardware and Software Requirements

The following are the hardware and software requirements of the current MLNX_OFED version.

  • Linux operating system
  • Administrator privileges on your machine(s)
  • Disk Space: 1GB

For the OFED Distribution to compile on your machine, some software packages of your operating
system (OS) distribution are required.
To install the additional packages, run the following commands per OS:

Operating SystemRequired Packages Installation Command

RHEL/OL/Fedora

yum install perl pciutils python gcc-gfortran libxml2-python tcsh libnl.i686 libnl expat glib2 tcl libstdc++ bc tk gtk2 atk cairo numactl pkgconfig ethtool lsof

XenServer

yum install perl pciutils python libxml2-python libnl expat glib2 tcl bc libstdc++ tk pkgconfig ethtool

SLES 12

zypper install pkg-config expat libstdc++6 libglib-2_0-0 lib- gtk-2_0-0 tcl libcairo2 tcsh python bc pciutils libatk-1_0-0 tk python-libxml2 lsof libnl3-200 ethtool lsof

SLESS 15

python ethtool libatk-1_0-0 python2-libxml2-python tcsh lib- stdc++6-devel-gcc7 libgtk-2_0-0 tcl libopenssl1_1 libnl3-200 make libcairo2 expat libmnl0 insserv-compat pciutils lsof lib- glib-2_0-0 pkg-config tk

Ubuntu/Debian

apt-get install perl dpkg autotools-dev autoconf libtool auto- make1.10 automake m4 dkms debhelper tcl tcl8.4 chrpath swig graphviz tcl-dev tcl8.4-dev tk-dev tk8.4-dev bison flex dpatch zlib1g-dev curl libcurl4-gnutls-dev python-libxml2 libvirt-bin libvirt0 libnl-dev libglib2.0-dev libgfortran3 automake m4

pkg-config libnuma logrotate ethtool lsof


Supported NICs Firmware Versions

This MLNX_OFED version provides long term support (LTS) for customers who wish to utilize ConnectX-3, ConnectX-3 Pro and Connect-IB, as well as RDMA experimental verbs library (mlnx_lib). Any MLNX_OFED version starting from v5.1 and above does not support any of the adapter cards mentioned.

This current MLNX_OFED version supports the following Mellanox network adapter cards firmware versions:

NICRecommended Firmware Rev.Additional Firmware Rev. Supported

ConnectX®-3/ConnectX®-3 Pro

2.42.5000

2.40.7000

ConnectX®-4

12.27.4000

12.27.1016

ConnectX®-4 Lx

14.27.1016

14.27.1016

ConnectX®-5/ConnectX®-5 Ex

16.27.2008

16.27.2008

ConnectX®-6

20.27.2008

20.27.2008

Innova IPsec EN

16.27.2008

16.27.2008

Connect-IB®

10.16.1200

10.16.1020

For the official firmware versions, please see:
https://www.mellanox.com/support/firmware/firmware-downloads

RDMA CM and RoCE Modes

RoCE Modes Matrix

Software Stack / Inbox DistributionRoCEv1 (IP Based GIDs) Supported as of VersionRoCEv2 Supported as of VersionRoCEv1 & RoCEv2 (RoCE per GID)
Supported as of Version
ConnectX-3/ ConnectX-3 ProConnectX-4/ ConnectX-4 Lx/ ConnectX-5/
ConnectX-5 Ex
ConnectX-3 ProConnectX-4/ ConnectX-4 Lx/
ConnectX-5/ ConnectX-5 Ex
ConnectX-3 Pro/ConnectX-4/ConnectX-4 Lx/
ConnectX-5/ConnectX-5 Ex

MLNX_OFED

2.1-x.x.x

3.0-x.x.x

2.3-x.x.x

3.0-x.x.x

3.0-x.x.x

Kernel.org

3.14

4.4

4.4

4.4

4.4

RHEL

6.6, 7.0

-

-

-

-

SLES

12

-

-

-

-

Ubuntu

14.04.4,

16.04, 15.10

-

-

-

-

Note: Support for ConnectX-5 and ConnectX-5 Ex adapter cards in MLNX_OFED starts from v4.0.

RDMA CM Default RoCE Mode

The default RoCE mode on which RDMA CM runs is RoCEv2 instead of RoCEv1, starting from MLNX_OFED v4.1. RDMA_CM session requires both the client and server sides to support the same RoCE mode. Otherwise, the client will fail to connect to the server.
For further information, refer to RDMA CM and RoCE Version Defaults Community post.

MLNX_OFED Unsupported Functionalities/Features/NICs

The following are the unsupported functionalities/features/NICs in MLNX_OFED:

  • ConnectX®-2 Adapter Card
  • Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Ethernet over InfiniBand (EoIB) - mlx4_vnic
  • mthca InfiniBand driver
  • Ethernet IPoIB (eIPoIB)
  • Soft-RoCE