Known Issues

NVIDIA Innova-2 Flex Open Adapter Card

The following table describes known issues in this bundle release and possible workarounds.

For list of known issues for ConnectX-5 firmware, please refer to

Internal Ref.



Description: In rare cases, the card does not come up following boot when using FW release 16.26.1040 and OFED Rev 4.7-

Workaround: Re-boot again.

Keywords: Boot


Description: Servers with an Innova-2 Flex Open card, do not support PXE boot with RHEL 8.x.

Workaround: N/A

Keywords: PXE boot, RHEL


Description: The "Reload User Image" feature is not supported.

Workaround: N/A

Keywords: Reload User Image


Description: The lspci command shows the wrong speed and width. The device has a physical PCIe interface of x8, yet in the system the device reports a maximum PCIe width of x16.

Workaround: N/A

Keywords: lspci, speed, width


Description: For Innova-2 Flex VPI, in Dual-port Bidirectional mode, the performance is lower than specified in the spec.

Workaround: N/A

Keywords: Dual-port Bidirectional


Description: FPGA images on flash should be burned using the Innova-2 Flex application. If a JTAG cable is used, it is highly recommended to perform the following actions:

  1. Burn the image to the flash

  2. Perform power-cycle

Note: It is not recommended to load the image to the FPGA and then perform system reboot, as this may leave the FPGA PCI core in an unstable state.

Workaround: N/A

Keywords: JTAG image burn, PCI instability

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