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CloudX Software | OpenStack Community Distribution Vendors

As a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet network and storage solutions, Mellanox is working with the OpenStack community to develop advanced and innovative network and storage capabilities. Mellanox is also working closely with the leading OpenStack distribution vendors to integrate and automate the provisioning of these capabilities in their OpenStack commercial distribution editions.

The main features includes:

  • Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and Paravirtuaztion (PV) based networking
  • Quality-of-Service for VM traffic
  • VXLAN traffic offload
  • iSCSI over RDMA based networking for Cinder
  • VLAN auto-provisioning for OpenStack virtualization life-cycle
  • ASAP2 Direct support over Open vSwitch and Opendaylight
  • OVS over DPDK with Inbox Driver
  • NVMe over Fabric (NVMeOF)

Note: The above features may differ based on the selected OpenStack release, networking type (Ethernet/InfiniBand) and enterprise distribution edition.
CloudX software provided below, refers to a collection of plug-ins and drivers, which are compatible with OpenStack community release and/or enterprise distribution edition.



OpenStack Release Distribution Supported Adapter Cards CloudX Software Documentation
Train Upstream ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
ConnectX-5 / BlueField / ConnectX-6
Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet and InfiniBand Application Notes
Stein Upstream ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
ConnectX-5 / BlueField
Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet and InfiniBand Application Notes
Rocky Upstream ConnectX-3 Pro /
ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
ConnectX-5
Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet and InfiniBand Application Notes
Mellanox-Neutron Plugin
Queens Upstream ConnectX-3 Pro /
ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
ConnectX-5
Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet and InfiniBand Application Notes
Known Issues
Mellanox-Neutron Plugin
Pike Upstream ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
ConnectX-5
Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet and InfiniBand Mellanox-Neutron-Pike-Ethernet
Mellanox-Neutron-Pike-InfiniBand
Mellanox SDN Mechanism Driver
Ocata Upstream ConnectX-3 / ConnectX-3 Pro
ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet and InfiniBand Mellanox-Neutron-Ocata-Ethernet
Mellanox-Neutron-Ocata-InfiniBand
Mellanox SDN Mechanism Driver



OpenStack Release Distribution Supported Adapter Cards CloudX Software Documentation
Stein Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
ConnectX-5

Inbox CloudX Software for Ethernet SR-IOV, OVS, OVS-DPDK, OVS-Offload, DPDK
* Refer to Network Adapter Fast Datapath Feature Support Matrix.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Release Notes

Rocky Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
ConnectX-5
Inbox CloudX Software for Ethernet SR-IOV, OVS, OVS-DPDK, OVS-Offload, DPDK
* Refer to Network Adapter Fast Datapath Feature Support Matrix.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Release Notes

Queens Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
ConnectX-5
Inbox CloudX Software for Ethernet SR-IOV, OVS, OVS-DPDK, OVS-Offload, DPDK
* Refer to Network Adapter Fast Datapath Feature Support Matrix.
Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Release Notes



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