Mellanox Support on Avi Vantage

Support for Mellanox Ethernet Adapter on Avi Vantage

ConnectX® network interface cards from Mellanox provide cost-effective Ethernet connectivity for cloud infrastructures, with smart offloading and high throughput feature.

The Mellanox ConnectX® NICs supported by Avi Vantage are listed in the Bare Metal section of the Ecosystem Support article. For more information on Mellanox NIC, refer to Melanox Ethernet Adapters.

Starting with release 18.1.3, Avi Vantage supports the following Mellanox Ethernet adapters:

  • ConnectX-4 25G NICs
  • ConnectX-4 40G NICs
  • MCX4121A-ACAT ConnectX-4 Lx EN 25G NICs

TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO), Generic Receive Offload (GRO), and Receive Side Scaling (RSS) features are supported on Avi Vantage. For more information on the features, refer to TSO, GRO, and RSS Feature on Avi Vantage.

Prerequisites

  • Mellanox OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution for Linux (MLNX_OFED) must be installed. For the target OS distribution and version, download the correct version of OFED from the Melanox website.
  • Interfaces should be ready for use before adding the host to Linux server cloud.