Changes and New Features

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



Rev. 14.27.15

NVIDIA BlueField-2

Added support for boot over Virtio Net/Blk emulation hotplug/static device on Arm servers.

For further information, refer to the NVIDIA BlueField User Manual.

Hii Menu/General

Changed the device name exposed by the UEFI driver from “Nidia Network Adapter” to “Mellanox Network Adapter” on all the device except for ConnectX-7.

Hii Menu

Added a new setting to enable/disable RT_PPS_ENABLED_ONPOWERUP.

For further information, refer to the PreBoot Drivers User Manual.

The following are the lists of UEFI APIs (protocols) installed over UEFI:

Driver handle

  • EFI Component name Protocol

  • EFI Component name 2 Protocol

  • EFI Diagnostics Protocol

  • EFI Diagnostics 2 Protocol

  • EFI Driver Health Protocol

PCI controller handle

  • EFI Driver binding protocol (driver start, stop, supported) installed by system UEFI on handle

Port handle
(child handle to PCI controller handle, one handle per port)

  • EFI Device Path Protocol

  • EFI Network Interface Identifier Protocol (UNDI)

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