mst Synopsis - VMware

NVIDIA ConnectX-5 Adapter Cards Firmware Release Notes v16.35.3502 LTS

mst <command> [switches]

mst start

Create special files that represent NVIDIA® devices in directory/dev. Load appropriate modules. After successfully completing this command, the mst driver will be ready to work.

mst stop

Stop NVIDIA® mst driver service and unload the kernel modules.

mst restart

"mst stop" followed by "mst start"

mst server start [-p|--port port]

Start mst server to allow incoming connection. Default port is 23108.

mst server stop

Stop the mst server.

mst status

Print current status of NVIDIA® devices
-v run with a high verbosity level (print more info on each device)

mst version

Print the version info

To print the current status of NVIDIA® devices:



# /opt/mellanox/bin/mst status MST devices: ------------ mt4099_pciconf0 mt4099_pci_cr0

VMK Linux


# /opt/mellanox/bin/mst status MST devices: /dev/mt4099_pciconf0 /dev/mt4099_pci_cr0

To show the devices status with detailed information:


# /opt/mellanox/bin/mst status -vv PCI devices: DEVICE_TYPE MST PCI RDMA NET NUMA ConnectX4(rev:0) mt4115_pciconf0 03:00.0 net-vmnic4 ConnectX4(rev:0) mt4115_pciconf0.1 03:00.1 net-vmnic5 ConnectX3Pro(rev:0) mt4103_pci_cr0 05:00.0 net-vmnic1,netvmnic1000102 ConnectX3Pro(rev:0) mt4103_pciconf0 05:00.0 net-vmnic1,netvmnic1000102

For further information on In-Band and Remote Access, please refer to In-Band Access to Multiple IB Subnets, Accessing Remote InfiniBand Device by Direct Route MADs, and Remote Access to Device by Sockets.

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