mellanox connectx-4 RHEL 7.6 driver

While the supported driver for RHEL 7.6 is v4.7- as per Mellanox., but what we noticed is that the mellanox drivers that come with the RHEL kernel is 5.0-0.

How is this possible and supported ? Should we downgrade the driver verison to 4.7.x ?

[root@xyz ~]# modinfo mlx5_core

filename: /lib/modules/3.10.0-957.27.2.el7.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/mlx5_core.ko.xz

version: 5.0-0


it’s different package the version you see is inbox driver version that comes with RHEL OS

if you install the full MLNX_OFED you will see the correct version.



which is the higher version the inbox driver 5.0-0 or the 4.1.x ?

Does RHEL support the vendor driver versions ?

5.0 is the latest

Please refer to the following

inbox driver documentation by Mellanox