Changes and New Features

NVIDIA UFM Enterprise User Manual v6.15.0

This section lists the new and changed features in this software version.

Warning

For an archive of changes and features from previous releases, please refer to Changes and New Features History.

Feature

Description

Defining Node Description

To prevent the formation of incorrect multi-NIC groups based on these default labels, this feature offers the option to establish a blacklist containing possible node descriptions that should be avoided when grouping Multi-NIC HCAs during host startup. For more information, refer to Defining Node Description Black-List.

Network Reports

Added the ability to view topology change events related to devices and links. For more information, refer to Events History, Device Status Events and Link Status Events.

User Authentication

Introduced a new user authentication login page. For more information, refer to Azure Authentication Login Page and Enabling Azure AD Authentication.

Added support for a separate authentication server. For more information, refer to UFM Authentication Server and Enabling UFM Authentication Server.

Secondary Telemetry

Added the ability to expose SHARP telemetry in UFM Telemetry. For more information, refer to Exposing Switch Aggregation Nodes Telemetry.

Added the ability to stop SHARP telemetry endpoint using CLI commands. For more information, refer to Stopping Telemetry Endpoint Using CLI Command.

REST APIs

Enhanced the logging REST API by adding the ability to get event logs in JSON file format. For more information, refer to Get Events Logs in JSON Format.

Added the ability to expose managed switch power consumption in Web UI. For more information, refer to Get Managed Switches Power Consumption.

Added ability to filter the event logs by source. For more information, refer to Create Log History.

Added the ability to generate enterprise network reports. For more information, refer to Events History, Device Status Events and Link Status Events.

Introduced REST APIs for various authentication types. For more information, refer to Examples of REST APIs Using Various Authentication Types.

Added the ability to update UFM Configuration REST API. For more information, refer to UFM Configuration REST API.

Added the option to expose cable information. For more information, refer to Get Ports with Cable Information.

Improved dynamic telemetry by adding the ability to instantiate a new instance and delete a running instance. For more information, refer to UFM Dynamic Telemetry Instances REST API.

Added the option to set “down” ports as unhealthy. For more information, refer to Unhealthy Ports REST API.

Added forge InfiniBand anti-spoofing support. For more information, refer to Forge InfiniBand Anti-Spoofing REST API.

Added the ability to expose the "site_name" field in all supported REST APIs. For more information, refer to REST API Complementary Information.

Plugins

Added support for the gNMI-Telemetry plugin that employs the gNMI protocol to stream data from UFM telemetry. In addition, added support for secure mode based on client authentication. For more information, refer to the GNMI-Telemetry Plugin.

Added support for ALM configuration for controlling isolation/de-isolation. For more information, refer to ALM Configurations.

REST over RDMA Plugin: Moved to Ubuntu 22-based docker container, OFED 5.8-3.0.7.0, ucx_py 0.35.0 and Python 3.10.

Supported Transceivers

Added support for FR4 transceivers

Warning

The items listed in the table below apply to all UFM license types.

Warning

For bare metal installation of UFM, it is required to install MLNX_OFED 5.X (or newer) before the UFM installation.

Please make sure to use the UFM installation package that is compatible with your setup, as detailed in Bare Metal Deployment Requirements.

The following distributions are no longer supported in UFM:

  • RH7.0-RH7.7 / CentOS7.0-CentOS7.7

  • SLES12 / SLES 15

  • EulerOS2.2 / EulerOS2.3

  • Mellanox Care (MCare) Integration

  • UFM on VM (UFM with remote fabric collector)

  • Logical server auditing

  • UFM high availability script - /etc/init.d/ufmha - is no longer supported

  • The UFM Multi-site portal feature is no longer supported. The Multi-Subnet feature can be used instead

  • The UFM Monitoring Mode is deprecated and is no longer supported as of UFM Enterprise version 6.14.0 (July release) and onwards

  • Logical Elements tab - Removed as of UFM Enterprise v6.12.0

Warning

In order to continue working with /etc/init.d/ufmha options, use the same options using the /etc/init.d/ufmd script.

For example:

Instead of using /etc/init.d/ufmha model_restart, please use /etc/init.d/ufmd model_restart (on the primary UFM server)

Instead of using /etc/init.d/ufmha sharp_restart, please use /etc/init.d/ufmd sharp_restart (on the primary UFM server)

The same goes for any other option that was supported on the /etc/init.d/ufmha script

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