VMware: Firmware - Driver Compatibility Matrix

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

VMware ESX Version
Software Type
Product
Driver Version
Device
Firmware Version
ESXi5.x

NIC Driver
MLNX EN for ESX5.5

1.9.7-0 (Inbox)*
1.9.9-0
1.9.10-0

ConnectX® Not Supported
ConnectX®-2 2.9.1200 and above
ConnectX®-3 2.11.0500 and above
ConnectX®-3 Pro 2.30.8000 and above
Customized device Check the OEM web pages
MLNX EN for ESX5.1 1.9.9-0
1.9.10-0
ConnectX® Not Supported
ConnectX®-2 2.9.1200 and above
ConnectX®-3 2.11.0500 and above
ConnectX®-3 Pro 2.30.8000 and above
Customized device Check the OEM web pages
MLNX EN for ESX5.0 1.6.1-2 ConnectX® 2.9.1000 and above
ConnectX®-2 2.9.1000 and above
ConnectX®-3 Contact your Mellanox representative
ConnectX®-3 Pro Not Supported
Customized device Check the OEM web pages
OFED Drivers
MLNX OFED ESX (RDMA) 5.1/5.5
1.8.2.4 ConnectX® Not Supported
ConnectX®-2 2.9.1200 and above
ConnectX®-3 2.30.8000 and above
ConnectX®-3 Pro 2.30.8000 and above
Customized device Check the OEM web pages
MLNX OFED ESX (RDMA) 5.0/5.1 1.8.2.0
ConnectX® Not Supported
ConnectX®-2 2.9.1000 and above
ConnectX®-3 2.30.3000 and above
ConnectX®-3 Pro Not Supported
Customized device Check the OEM web pages
CIM Provider
Mellanox Adapter CIM Provider
1.0 -
-
Mellanox Firmware Tools
MFT
3.5.1
-
-
Diagnostic Tools
RDMA diagnostics tools
N/A
-
-
ESXi4.x

NIC Driver MLNX EN ESX
1.5.7-0 ConnectX® 2.8.0600 and above
ConnectX®-2 2.8.0600 and above
ConnectX®-3 2.10.0000 and above
Customized device Check the OEM web pages
OFED Drivers MLNX OFED ESX (RDMA)
1.4.1-2
ConnectX® 2.6.000 and above
ConnectX®-2 2.7.000 and above
ConnectX®-3 Not Supported
CIM Provider Mellanox Adapter CIM Provider
N/A
-
-
Mellanox Firmware Tools MFT
2.6.0-222 -
-
Diagnostic Tools RDMA diagnostics tools
N/A
-
-
* ESXi 5.5 Inbox driver v1.9.7 is used for 40GbE only.