NVIDIA® Mellanox® native ESXi drivers enable industry-leading performance and efficiency as non-virtualized environments using hardware offloads such as RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) on VMware vSphere. NVIDIA® Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 onwards deliver 10/25/40/50 and 100GbE network speeds with ESXi 6.5 onwards, allowing the highest port rate on ESXi today.
Document Revision History
A list of the changes made to the User Manual are provided in Document Revision History.
Common Abbreviations and Acronyms
(Capital) ‘B’ is used to indicate size in bytes or multiples of bytes (e.g., 1KB = 1024 bytes, and 1MB = 1048576 bytes)
(Small) ‘b’ is used to indicate size in bits or multiples of bits (e.g., 1Kb = 1024 bits)
Host Channel Adapter
Least significant byte
Least significant bit
Most significant byte
Most significant bit
Network Interface Card
Virtual Protocol Interconnect
Reliable Datagram Sockets
Sockets Direct Protocol
Message Passing Interface
Quality of Service
Upper Level Protocol
Virtual SCSI Host Bus adapter
User Direct Access Programming Library
IEEE Std 802.3ae™-2002
(Amendment to IEEE Std 802.3-2002) Document # PDF: SS94996
Part 3: Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications
Amendment: Media Access Control (MAC) Parameters, Physical Layers, and Management Parameters for 10 Gb/s Operation
Firmware Release Notes for Mellanox adapter devices
See the Release Notes relevant to your adapter device. For further information please refer to the Mellanox website.
Mellanox Firmware Tools User Manual amd Release Notes. For further information please refer to the Mellanox website.
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