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Supported NVIDIA Externally Managed Switches

TypeModelFirmware Version
NDR switches
  • MQM9790

HDR switches

  • MQM8790


EDR switches

  • SB7790
  • SB7890


FDR switches

  • SX6025
  • SX6015
  • SX6005


Supported NVIDIA Internally Managed Switches

TypeModelTested OS Version
NDR switches
  • MQM9700
MLNX-OS 3.10.1214
HDR switches
  • MQ8700
  • MCS8500
  • TQ8100-HS2F
  • TQ8200-HS2F
MLNX-OS 3.10.1214
EDR switches
  • SB7700
  • SB7780
  • SB7800
  • CS7500
  • CS7510
  • CS7520
MLNX-OS 3.6.5010
FDR switches
  • SX6012
  • SX6018
  • SX6036
  • SX6506
  • SX6512
  • SX6518
  • SX6536
  • SX1012
  • SX6710
  • SX6720
  • SX1700
  • SX1710
MLNX-OS 3.6.8008
  • MTX6100
  • MTX6240
  • MTX6280
MLNX-OS 3.6.8008
InfiniBand-Ethernet Gateways

SX6036G (FDR)

MLNX-OS 3.6.8008

System Requirements

Bare Metal Deployment Requirements

PlatformType and Version
OS and Kernel(a)

64-bit OS:

  • RedHat 7.6: 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64
  • RedHat 7.7: 3.10.0-1062.el7.x86_64
  • RedHat 7.8: 3.10.0-1127.el7.x86_64
  • RedHat 7.9: 3.10.0-1160.el7.x86_64
  • CentOS 7.6: 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64
  • CentOS 7.7: 3.10.0-1062.el7.x86_64
  • CentOS 7.8: 3.10.0-1127.el7.x86_64
  • CentOS 7.9: 3.10.0-1160.el7.x86_64
  • CentOS 8 Stream: kernel 5.4.0-74.83.1.ubuntu.x86_64
  • FAIR OS 22.04: 21.12-1.el8.x86_64
  • Ubuntu 18.04: 4.15
  • NVIDIA ConnectX®-4 with Firmware 12.12.xxxx and above
  • NVIDIA ConnectX®-5 with Firmware 16.19.1200 and above
  • NVIDIA ConnectX®-6 with Firmware 20.24.1000 and above
  • NVIDIA ConnectX®-7 with Firmware 28.33.1014 and above
  • NVIDIA BlueField with Firmware 24.33.900 and above
  • NVIDIA BlueField-2 with Firmware 24.33.900  and above
  • NVIDIA Connect-IB® with Firmware 10.12.xxxx and above
  • MLNX_OFED 5.x

(a) For RHEL 7.x or CentOS 7.x deployments, other kernel versions might require compiling kernel-dependent modules. For more details, see Installing UFM on a Non-Supported Kernel Version in the UFM User Manual.

(b) CPU requirements refer to resources consumed by UFM. You can also dedicate a subset of cores on a multicore server. For example, 4 cores for UFM on a 16-core server.

(c) For supported HCAs in each MLNX_OFED version, please refer to MLNX_OFED Release Notes.

(d) For running SHARP Aggregation Manager within UFM, it is recommended to use MLNX_OFED-5.4.X version or newer.

Installation of UFM on minimal OS distribution is not supported.

UFM does not support systems in which NetworkManager service is enabled.

Before installing UFM on RedHat OS, make sure to disable the service.  

Docker Installation Requirements

ComponentType and Version
Supported OS
  • RHEL7
  • RHEL8
  • Ubuntu18

UFM Server Resource Requirements Per Cluster Size

Fabric Size

CPU Requirements*

Memory Requirements

Disk Space Requirements

Up to 1000 nodes4-core server4 GB20 GB

1000-5000 nodes

8-core server16 GB40 GB120 GB
5000-10000 nodes16-core server32 GB80 GB160 GB
Above 10000 nodes

Contact NVIDIA Support

UFM Agent Requirements

UFM supports agent components. UFM Agent is an optional component and should be installed on fabric nodes.

PlatformType and Version
  • RedHat 7.5 – 7.6
  • SLES 12 SP1-SP4


Disk sizeRequired: 10 MB

UFM Agent deployment on hosts is End of Life (EOL) and will be no longer be supported by UFM Enterprise starting July 2022.

UFM GUI Client Requirements

The platform and GUI requirements are detailed in the following tables:


Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari

  • Minimum: 2 GB
  • Recommended: 4 GB

UFM OpenSM Version

PlatformType and Version

UFM for InfiniBand 6.9.0 package includes OpenSM version 5.11.0

UFM NVIDIA SHARP Software Version

PlatformType and Version
NVIDIA® Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP)™UFM package includes NVIDIA SHARP software version 2.7.0

Software Update from Prior Versions

The installer detects versions previously installed on the machine and prompts you to run a clean install of the new version or to upgrade while keeping user data and configuration unchanged.

The upgrade from previous versions maintains the existing database and configuration, allowing a seamless upgrade process.

For detailed installation and upgrade instructions, refer to the UFM Quick Start Guide or the UFM User Manual.

Due to a possible conflict, OpenSM and MFT installed by the MLNX_OFED must be uninstalled. The installation procedure will detect and print all MLNX_OFED packages that must be removed.

It is recommended to upgrade to the latest UFM version from the last 2 GA releases that came before it. Upgrading from older UFM versions may result in failures.