NVIDIA MLNX-GW User Manual for NVIDIA Skyway Appliance v8.2.2200

These pages are intended for network administrators who are responsible for configuring and managing Skyway gateway platforms.

The following table lists the documents referenced in this User Manual.

Document Name


Skyway System Hardware User Manual

This document contains hardware descriptions, LED assignments, and hardware specifications among other things

Skyway Product Release Notes

Please look up the relevant gateway release notes file




Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting:

  • Authentication—verifies user credentials (username and password).

  • Authorization—grants or refuses privileges to a user/client for accessing specific services.

  • Accounting—tracks network resources consumption by users.


Address Resolution Protocol. A protocol that translates IP addresses into MAC addresses for communication over a local area network (LAN).


Command Line Interface. A user interface in which you type commands at the prompt


The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an automatic configuration protocol used on IP networks.


Domain Name System. A hierarchical naming system for devices in a computer network.

Fabric management

The use of a set of tools (APIs) to configure, discover, and manage and a group of devices organized as a connected fabric.


File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files from one host to another over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet.


A network node that interfaces with both InfiniBand and Ethernet, using different network protocols


Global Identifier. A 128-bit number used to identify a Port on a network adapter (see below), a port on a Router, or a Multicast Group.


Globally Unique Identifier. A 64-bit number that uniquely identifies a device or component in a subnet.


High Availability. A system design protocol that provides redundancy of system components, thus enables overcoming single or multiple failures in minimal downtime.


A computer platform executing an Operating System which may control one or more network adapters




The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol is an industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an IP network.


Local Identifier. A 16 bit address assigned to end nodes by the subnet manager. Each LID is unique within its subnet.


A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment. MAC addresses are used for numerous network technologies and most IEEE 802 network technologies including Ethernet.


Maximum Transfer Unit. The maximum size of a packet payload (not including headers) that can be sent /received from a port.

Network Adapter

A hardware device that allows for communication between computers in a network.


Remote Authentication Dial In User Service. A networking protocol that enables AAA centralized management for computers to connect and use a network service.


Subnet Administrator (SA) is the interface for querying and manipulating subnet management data.


Secure Copy or SCP is a means of securely transferring computer files between a local and a remote host or between two remote hosts. It is based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol.


Simple Network Management Protocol. A network protocol for the management of a network and the monitoring of network devices and their functions.


Serial Over LAN


Network Time Protocol. A protocol for synchronizing computer clocks in a network.


Secure Shell. A protocol (program) for securely logging in to and running programs on remote machines across a network. The program authenticates access to the remote machine and encrypts the transferred information through the connection.


A standard for forwarding log messages in an IP network.


Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus. A networking protocol that enables access to a network of devices via one or more centralized servers. TACACS+ provides separate AAA services.

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