NVIDIA ConnectX-4 Lx Ethernet Adapter Cards User Manual

About This Manual

This User Manual describes NVIDIA® ConnectX®-4 Lx Ethernet adapter cards. It provides details as to the interfaces of the board, specifications, required software and firmware for operating the board, and relevant documentation.

Ordering Part Numbers

The table below provides the ordering part numbers (OPN) for the available ConnectX-4 Lx Ethernet adapter cards.

NVIDIA SKU

Legacy OPN

Marketing Description

900-9X4B0-0012-0T1

MCX4111A-XCAT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 10GbE single-port SFP28, PCIe 3.0 x8, tall bracket

900-9X4B0-0052-0T1

MCX4121A-XCAT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 10GbE dual-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, tall bracket

900-9X4B0-0052-ST0

MCX4121A-XCHT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, with Host Management, 10GbE dual-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, UEFI Enabled, tall bracket

900-9X4B0-0013-0Q0

MCX4111A-ACAT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 25GbE single-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, tall bracket

900-9X4B0-0053-0T1

MCX4121A-ACAT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 25GbE dual-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, tall bracket

900-9X4B0-0013-ST0

MCX4111A-ACUT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 25GbE single-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, UEFI Enabled, tall bracket

900-9X4B0-0053-ST0

MCX4121A-ACUT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 25GbE dual-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, UEFI Enabled, tall bracket

900-9X4B0-0053-ST2

MCX4121A-ACHT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, with Host Management, 25GbE dual-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, UEFI Enabled, tall bracket

900-9X4B0-0053-ST3

MCX4121A-ACST

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, Secure Firmware, 25GbE dual-port SFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, tall bracket

900-9X429-0014-0T0

MCX4131A-BCAT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 40GbE single-port QSFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, tall bracket

900-9X429-0015-0T0

MCX4131A-GCAT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 50GbE single-port QSFP28, PCIe3.0 x8, tall bracket

Intended Audience

This manual is intended for the installer and user of these cards. The manual assumes basic familiarity with Ethernet network and architecture specifications.

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Document Conventions

When discussing memory sizes, MB and MBytes are used in this document to mean size in mega Bytes. The use of Mb or Mbits (small b) indicates size in mega bits. In this document PCIe is used to mean PCI Express.

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