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 Ethernet driver support for Linux, Microsoft Windows and VMware ESXi are based on the
ConnectX® family of Ethernet adapters supporting 1, 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gb/s.


Ethernet Software/Drivers Quick Links
Description OS Support Release Notes
Mellanox EN for Linux OS Support v4.7-
Mellanox OFED Linux - MLNX_OFED (Full Package, w/w Ethernet & InfiniBand) OS Support v4.7-
Mellanox OFED for FreeBSD OS Support v3.5.2 ConnectX-4 and above
v2.1.6: ConnectX-3
Mellanox OFED for Windows (WinOF-2) OS Support v2.30.51000
Mellanox OFED for Windows (WinOF) OS Support v5.50.52000
ConnectX® Driver for VMware® ESXi Server OS Support ESXi 6.7: v4.17.15.16
ESXi 6.5: v4.16.13.5
ESXi 6.0: v4.15.13.2
ESXi 5.5: v4.5.10.3
Mellanox FlexBoot   v3.5.803: ConnectX-4 and later
v3.4.746: ConnectX-3
HPC-X - v2.5