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Supported Devices

Supported NVIDIA Externally Managed Switches

TypeModelLatest Tested Firmware Version
NDR switches
  • MQM9790


HDR switches

  • MQM8790


EDR switches

  • SB7790
  • SB7890


FDR switches

  • SX6025
  • SX6015
  • SX6005


Supported NVIDIA Internally Managed Switches

TypeModelLatest Tested OS Version
NDR switches
  • MQM9700

MLNX-OS 3.10.5002

HDR switches
  • MQ8700
  • MCS8500
  • TQ8100-HS2F
  • TQ8200-HS2F

MLNX-OS 3.10.5002 

EDR switches
  • SB7700
  • SB7780
  • SB7800
  • CS7500
  • CS7510
  • CS7520

MLNX-OS 3.10.3002

FDR switches
  • SX6012
  • SX6018
  • SX6036
  • SX6506
  • SX6512
  • SX6518
  • SX6536
  • SX1012
  • SX6710
  • SX6720
  • SX1700
  • SX1710

MLNX-OS 3.8.1054

  • MTX6100
  • MTX6240
  • MTX6280
MLNX-OS 3.6.8008
InfiniBand-Ethernet Gateways

SX6036G (FDR)

MLNX-OS 3.6.8008

System Requirements

Bare Metal Deployment Requirements

PlatformType and Version
OS and Kernel

64-bit OS:

  • RedHat 7.9: 3.10.0-1160.el7.x86_64
  • RedHat 8.2: 4.18.0-193.el8.x86_64

  • RedHat 8.4: 4.18.0-305.el8.x86_64
  • RedHat 8.6: 4.18.0-372.9.1.el8.x86_64
  • RedHat 9.0: 5.14.0-70.13.1.el9_0.x86_64
  • CentOS 7.9: 3.10.0-1160.el7.x86_64  
  • Ubuntu 18.04: 4.15 
  • Ubuntu 20.04: 5.4.0
  • Ubuntu 22.04: 5.4.0
  • NVIDIA ConnectX®-4 with Firmware 12.12.xxxx and above
  • NVIDIA ConnectX®-5 with Firmware 16.19.1200 and above
  • NVIDIA ConnectX®-6 with Firmware 20.24.1000 and above
  • NVIDIA ConnectX®-7 with Firmware 28.33.1014 and above
  • NVIDIA Mezzanine Board with Four ConnectX-7 ASICs for Multi-GPU Connectivity (CEDAR) with Firmware 28.36.0394 and above
  • NVIDIA BlueField with Firmware 24.33.900 and above
  • NVIDIA BlueField-2 with Firmware 24.33.900  and above

(a) CPU requirements refer to resources consumed by UFM. You can also dedicate a subset of cores on a multicore server. For example, 4 cores for UFM on a 16-core server.
(b) For supported HCAs in each MLNX_OFED version, please refer to MLNX_OFED Release Notes.

From RedHat 9* and onwards, packages with SHA1 signatures are no longer supported. The CONDA package binary is signed with SHA1 signatures and thus, CONDA will not be installed with RedHat 9*.

Two options are available to overcome this.

  1. Recommended Option: Run the following command to install Conda (change gpgcheck from 1 to 0): 

    cat <<EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/conda.repo
    #install conda
    yum install conda
  2. Alternative Option: Run the following command to set the RedHat 9* system-wide cryptographic policy to use legacy (less-secured) policy:

    update-crypto-policies --set LEGACY

    Install Conda as instructed by the UFM installation script.
    After Conda installation, the policy can be set back to default by running the following command: 

    update-crypto-policies --set DEFAULT

For running SHARP Aggregation Manager within UFM, it is recommended to use MLNX_OFED-5.4.X version or newer.

Installation of UFM on minimal OS distribution is not supported.

UFM does not support systems in which NetworkManager service is enabled.

Before installing UFM on RedHat OS, make sure to disable the service.  

Docker Installation Requirements 

UFM Docker Container is supported on the standard docker environment (engine). 

The following operating systems were tested with Docker Container:

ComponentType and Version
Supported OS
  • RHEL7
  • RHEL8
  • Ubuntu18.04
  • Ubuntu20.04
  • Ubuntu22.04

UFM Server Resource Requirements per Cluster Size

Fabric Size

CPU Requirements*

Memory Requirements

Disk Space Requirements

Up to 1000 nodes4-core server4 GB20 GB50 GB

1000-5000 nodes

8-core server16 GB40 GB120 GB
5000-10000 nodes16-core server32 GB80 GB160 GB
Above 10000 nodes

Contact NVIDIA Support

UFM GUI Client Requirements

The platform and GUI requirements are detailed in the following tables:


Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari

  • Minimum: 8 GB
  • Recommended: 16 GB

MFT Package Version

MFTIntegrated with MFT version mft-4.24.0-72

UFM SM Version

PlatformType and Version

UFM package includes SM version 5.15.0

UFM NVIDIA SHARP Software Version

PlatformType and Version
NVIDIA® Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP)™UFM package includes NVIDIA SHARP software version 3.3.0

Software Update from Prior Versions

The installer detects versions previously installed on the machine and prompts you to run a clean install of the new version or to upgrade while keeping user data and configuration unchanged.

The upgrade from previous versions maintains the existing database and configuration, allowing a seamless upgrade process.

Upgrading UFM Enterprise software version is supported up to two previous GA software versions (GA -1 or -2).
For example, if you wish to upgrade to UFM Enterprise v6.11.0, it is possible to do so only from UFM Enterprise v6.9.0 or v6.10.0.

For detailed installation and upgrade instructions, refer to the UFM Quick Start Guide or the UFM User Manual.

Due to a possible conflict, SM and SHARP installed by the MLNX_OFED must be uninstalled. The installation procedure will detect and print all MLNX_OFED packages that must be removed.

It is recommended to upgrade to the latest UFM version from the last 2 GA releases that came before it. Upgrading from older UFM versions may result in failures.