Unlocked Partners » Mellanox Technologies

Mirantis and Mellanox are partnering to integrate support for Mellanox software-defined networking and accelerated storage networking adapters and switches into Mirantis OpenStack. Mellanox SDN offers improved hypervisor performance and security by offering new offload engines including VXLAN and SR-IOV. Mellanox interconnect enables more efficient cloud operation that is optimized for private and public cloud at scale. Their storage plug-in for Cinder enables use of Mellanox ConnectX-3 adapters able to run high volumes of storage data over the iSER protocol on InfiniBand and Ethernet. Mellanox drivers are Mirantis OpenStack Certified, distributed with the Mirantis OpenStack .iso, and Reference Architectures have been prepared to facilitate manual integration.

Community Fuel Plugins

Mellanox Fuel Plugin

This plugin configures support for Mellanox network adapters, enabling high-performance SR-IOV traffic for compute nodes networking, iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA) block storage networking, improved VxLAN performance and support for network infrastructure auto provisioning, over Ethernet or Infiniband networks. The use of Mellanox hardware reduces CPU overhead, boosts throughput, reduces latency, and enables network traffic to bypass the software switch layer.

This plugin configures support for Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro network adapters, enabling high-performance SR-IOV compute traffic networking, iSER (iSCSI) block storage networking, or Infiniband networking. Use of Mellanox hardware reduces CPU overhead, boosts throughput, reduces latency, and enables network traffic to bypass the software switch layer.

Validated Hardware

The following Mellanox Technologies hardware has been validated by Mirantis against the versions of Mirantis OpenStack shown. More information on compatible Mellanox Technologies hardware can be exposed by clicking on Model Numbers, to the left.

Model NumberMOS Version5.1.16.06.0.16.17.08.09.0
D51B-1U (dual 1G LoM)
D51B-2U
H23N-H60
H23N-R4O
ProLiant SL4540 Gen8
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