About This Manual
This User Manual describes Mellanox Technologies ConnectX®-5 and ConnectX®-5 Ex VPI adapter cards for Open Compute Project (OCP), Spec 2.0. It provides details as to the interfaces of the board, specifications, required software and firmware for operating the board, and relevant documentation.
Ordering Part Numbers
The table below provides the ordering part numbers (OPN) for the available ConnectX-5 VPI adapter cards for OCP Spec 2.0.
|IC Model||OPN||Marketing Description|
|ConnectX-5||MCX545A-ECAN||ConnectX®-5 VPI network interface card for OCP , with host management, EDR IB (100Gb/s) and 100GbE, single-port QSFP28, PCIe Gen3.0 x16, no bracket|
|MCX545B-ECAN||ConnectX®-5 VPI network interface card for OCP, with host management, EDR IB (100Gb/s) and 100GbE, single-port QSFP28, PCIe Gen3.0 x16, no bracket, Type-1 Heat Sink|
|MCX545M-ECAN||ConnectX®-5 VPI network interface card for OCP with Multi-Host, with host management, EDR IB (100Gb/s) and 100GbE, single-port QSFP28, PCIe Gen3.0 x16, no bracket|
|ConnectX-5 Ex||MCX546A-EDAN||ConnectX®-5 Ex VPI network interface card for OCP, with host management, EDR IB (100Gb/s) and 100GbE dual-port belly-to-belly QSFP28, PCIe Gen4.0 x16, no bracket|
This manual is intended for the installer and user of these cards. The manual assumes basic familiarity with Ethernet network and architecture specifications.
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|Mellanox OFED for Linux User Manual and Release Notes||User Manual describing OFED features, performance, band diagnostic, tools content and configuration. See Mellanox OFED for Linux Documentation.|
|WinOF-2 for Windows User Manual and Release Notes||User Manual describing WinOF-2 features, performance, Ethernet diagnostic, tools content and configuration. See WinOF-2 for Windows Documentation.|
|Mellanox VMware for Ethernet User Manual||User Manual describing the various components of the Mellanox ConnectX® NATIVE ESXi stack. See http://www.mellanox.com Products > Software > Ethernet Drivers > VMware Driver > User Manual|
|Mellanox VMware for Ethernet Release Notes||Release notes for Mellanox ConnectX® NATIVE ESXi stack. See http://www.mellanox.com Software > Ethernet Drivers > VMware Driver > Release Notes|
|Mellanox Firmware Utility (mlxup) User Manual and Release Notes||Mellanox firmware update and query utility used to update the firmware. See http://www.mellanox.com > Products > Software > Firmware Tools > mlxup Firmware Utility|
|Mellanox Firmware Tools (MFT) User Manual|
User Manual describing the set of MFT firmware management tools for a single node. See MFT User Manual.
|IEEE Std 802.3 Specification||IEEE Ethernet specification at http://standards.ieee.org|
|PCI Express 3.0/4.0 Specifications||Industry Standard PCI Express Base and Card Electromechanical Specifications at https://pcisig.com/specifications|
|Open Compute Project 2.0 Specification||https://www.opencompute.org/|
When discussing memory sizes, MB and MBytes are used in this document to mean size in mega Bytes. The use of Mb or Mbits (small b) indicates size in mega bits. In this document PCIe is used to mean PCI Express.