VMware InfiniBand Driver: 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
ESXi5.5/6.0

OFED Drivers
MLNX OFED ESX (RDMA) 5.5/6.0
2.4.0 ConnectX®-3 2.36.5000 and above
ConnectX®-3 Pro 2.36.5000 and above
Customized device Check the OEM web pages
ESXi5.5 OFED Drivers MLNX OFED ESX (RDMA) 5.5 2.3.3.1 ConnectX®-3 2.36.5000 and above
ConnectX®-3 Pro 2.36.5000 and above
Customized device Check the OEM web pages
OFED Drivers MLNX OFED ESX (RDMA) 5.1/5.5 1.8.2.4 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
ESXi5.x OFED Drivers MLNX OFED ESX (RDMA) 5.0/5.1 1.8.2.0
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
CIMProvider
Mellanox Adapter CIM Provider
1.0 -
-
Mellanox Firmware Tools
MFT
3.5.1
-
-
Diagnostic Tools
RDMA diagnostics tools
N/A
-
-
OFED Drivers MLNX OFED ESX (RDMA) 5.0/5.1 1.8.1 ConnectX®-2 2.9.1000 and above
ConnectX®-3 2.11.0500 and above
ConnectX®-3 Pro Not Supported
Customized device Check the OEM web pages


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