ConnectX® 10GbE and 40GbE Driver for VMware® ESXi Server

Overview

As a result of the VMware DDK program co-development effort with Mellanox Technologies, Mellanox is pleased to announce the availability of ConnectX® EN adapter support packages for the following VMware® ESXi driver packages:

  • VMware® vSphere 5™, VMware® ESXi 5.X driver software
  • VMware® vSphere 4™, VMware® ESX/ESXi 4.X driver software


View a list of the recommend VMware driver/firmware sets for Mellanox products.

NOTE: For VMware ESXi Server products and updates which are not listed above, please contact support@mellanox.com.


MLX4_EN Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 5.x

MLX4_EN 40GbE Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 5.5
Driver Version Release Date
MLNX-OFED-ESX-1.9.10.0-10EM-550.0.0.1331820 1.9.10-0 13-Mar-14
Software Package Update: 23-Oct-14
MLX4_EN 10GbE Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 5.1
Driver Version Release Date
MLNX-OFED-ESX-1.9.10.0-10EM-510.0.0.799733 1.9.10-0 13-Mar-14
Software Package Update: 23-Oct-14



MLX4_EN Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 5.x

MLX4_EN 40GbE Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 5.5
Driver Version Release Date
VMware site 1.9.9-0 24-Feb-14
MLX4_EN 10GbE Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 5.1
Driver Version Release Date
VMware site 1.9.9-0 24-Feb-14
MLX4_EN 10GbE Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 5.0
Driver Version Release Date
VMware site 1.6.1-2 Aug-11



MLX4_EN 10GbE Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x

Version 1.5.7

  • For MLNX_EN v1.5.7.1 Documents, click here

Download from VMware site.


  • For the HCL click here. Please note that the HCL includes all the certified Mellanox Ethernet controller PCI Express Device IDs (DIDs). Hence, any Mellanox adapter card with a certified Ethernet controller is certified as well.
  • For the list of Mellanox Ethernet cards and their PCI Device IDs, click here
  • Also visit the VMware vSphere™ product page and download page

MLX4_EN 10GbE Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x

Version 1.4.1.174u1


Download from VMware site.

MLX4_EN 10GbE for VMware ESX 3.5


Download from VMware site.


  • For the HCL click here. Please note that the HCL includes all the certified Mellanox Ethernet controller PCI Express Device IDs (DIDs). Hence, any Mellanox adapter card with a certified Ethernet controller is certified as well.
  • For the list of Mellanox Ethernet cards and their PCI Device IDs, click here
  • Also visit the VMware Infrastructure™ product page and download page

MLNX_EN Previous Versions Release Notes

  • For MLNX_EN v1.5.7.1 & v1.5.8.1/2 Release Notes, click here