Ethernet Software Overview

Current OS Vendor Support

Mellanox Ethernet drivers, protocol software and tools are supported by respective major OS Vendors and Distributions Inbox or by Mellanox where noted. Mellanox also supports all major processor architectures.

Mellanox MTNIC Ethernet driver support for Linux, Microsoft Windows and VMware ESXi are based on the
ConnectX® EN 10GbE and 40GbE NIC only.

Ethernet Software/Drivers Quick Links
Description OS Support Release Notes
ConnectX® EN, ConnectX®-2 EN and ConnectX®-3 EN 10/40GbE Linux Driver OS Support Release Notes
ConnectX®-2 EN ConnectX®-3 EN and ConnectX®-3 Pro EN 10/40GbE FreeBSD Driver OS Support Release Notes
ConnectX® EN, ConnectX®-2 EN and ConnectX®-3 EN 10GbE Windows Driver OS Support Release Notes
ConnectX® EN 10GbE and EN 40GbE Drivers for VMware® ESXi Server OS Support --
Mellanox XenServer 4.1/5.0 Ethernet Driver OS Support --
Mellanox FlexBoot   Release Notes