ConnectX® EN 10 and 40 Gigabit FreeBSD Driver

Overview

Mellanox offers a robust and full set of protocol software and driver for FreeBSD with the ConnectX®-2 / ConnectX®-3 / ConnectX®-3 Pro EN NICs with Ethernet. Designed to provide a high performance support for Enhanced Ethernet with fabric consolidation over TCP/IP based LAN applications. The driver and software in conjunction with the Industry's leading ConnectX family of cards achieve full line rate, full duplex of up to 40Gbps performance per port.


Related Documents

  • High performance single/Dual port support with full line rate, full duplex 10Gbps and 40Gbps per port
  • Support of full hardware offload of FC exchanges improves bandwidth and IO transactions in a FC Fabric
  • Supports TCP/IP stateless offload, and Hardware Checksum Offload for Tx and Rx packets
  • Provides Net device statistics per port with both ports in active mode
  • Supports extensive VLAN support with VLAN Tx/Rx acceleration (HW VLAN stripping/insertion), HW VLAN filtering and HW multicast filtering
  • Supports adaptive Interrupt moderation on the receive path patterned according to either latency-bound traffic or bandwidth bound traffic.
  • Supports server and IO consolidation with high-performance, low CPU utilization
  • Use fewer high-performance systems in a rack based system, reducing cabling, low power consumption
  • Supports FreeBSD 10.0 and above

MLNX_EN for FreeBSD v2.1

Driver MD5SUM Release Date
MLNX_EN for FreeBSD v2.1 tarball
(save as .tgz)

Installing from a tarball (For further information, please see the README.txt file)
11a21a76189b5be2355799c79f9fa835 August 18, 2014