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System Requirements

The following table presents the currently certified combinations of stacks and platforms, and supported CPU architectures for the current VMA version.



Network Adapter Cards

NVIDIA® ConnectX®-5 / NVIDIA® ConnectX®-5 Ex



Driver Stack

  • MLNX_OFED: v5.6- 
  • MLNX_EN: v5.6-

Supported Operating Systems and Kernels

All Linux 64 bit distributions supported by:

  • MLNX_OFED v5.6-
  • MLNX_EN v5.6-

CPU Architecture

x86_64 (Intel Xeon), arm64, ppc64

Minimum memory requirements

1 GB of free memory for installation 800 MB per process running with VMA

Minimum disk space requirements

1 GB


Ethernet / InfiniBand / VPI

VMA Release Contents


Binary RPM and DEB packages for 64-bit architecture for Linux distribution

  • libvma-9.5.2-1.x86_64.rpm
  • libvma-devel-9.5.2-1.x86_64.rpm
  • libvma-utils-9.5.2-1.x86_64.rpm
  • libvma_9.5.2-1_amd64.deb
  • libvma-dev_9.5.2-1_amd64.deb
  • libvma-utils_9.5.2-1_amd64.deb


VMA Release Notes

VMA Installation and Quick Start Guide

VMA User Manual

Certified Applications

The VMA library has been successfully tested and is certified to work with the applications listed in the following table.

ApplicationCompany / SourceTypeNotes
sockperfNVIDIA® (Open Source)Bandwidth and Latency Benchmarking

Version 3.8 (included in VMA package at
netperfOpen SourceBandwidth and Latency BenchmarkingVersion 2.6.0
NetPIPEOpen SourceNetwork Protocol Independent Performance EvaluatorVersion 3.7.2
UMS (formerly LBM)InformaticaMessage Middleware InfrastructuresVersion 6.7