Replace ConnectX-3 FDR10 adapter with a ConnectX-5 EDR adapter


We have a host with a ConnectX-3 adapter connected to a SX6036 InfiniBand Switch ( using FDR10 cable (

We would like to know if the ConnectX-3 FDR10 adapter can be replaced with a ConnectX-5 EDR adapter using the same cable.

Thank you.

Hello Ubay,

Thank you for posting your inquiry on the NVIDIA Networking Community.

Based on the information provided, the following link provides the supported FDR10 cables for connecting a ConnectX-5 EDR adapter →

If the cable you are using is in the list, it is supported and validated. Please make sure that the adapter and the switch are running the latest f/w and s/w code.

Thank you and regards,

~NVIDIA Networking Technical Support