Mellanox Firmware Tools (MFT)

The Mellanox Firmware Tools (MFT) package is a set of firmware management tools used to:

  • Generate a standard or customized Mellanox firmware image Querying for firmware information
  • Burn a firmware image

The following is a list of the available tools in MFT, together with a brief description of what each tool performs.

MFT Tools
Tool Description


This tool provides the following functions:
    * Starts/stops the register access driver
    * Lists the available mst devices


This tool provides the following functions:
    * Generation of a standard or customized Mellanox firmware image for burning (in binary or .mlx format)
    * Burning an image to the Flash/EEPROM attached to a Mellanox HCA or switch device
    * Querying the firmware version loaded on an Mellanox network adapter
    * Displaying the VPD (Vital Product Data) of an Mellanox network adapter


This tool burns a firmware binary image or an expansion ROM image to the Flash device of a Mellanox network adapter/bridge/switch device. It includes query functions to the burnt firmware image and to the binary image file.

Debug utilities

A set of debug utilities (e.g., itrace, fwtrace, mlxtrace, mlxdump, mstdump, mlxmcg, wqdump, mcra, mlxi2c, i2c, mget_temp, and pckt_drop)

MFT Releases: Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, VMware ESX Server

Note: For the MFT driver of ESXi 7.0 OS use MFT v4.14.3. For other OSes, please use MFT v4.14.4.

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