CloudX Software

As a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet network and storage solutions, Mellanox is working with the OpenStack community to develop advanced and innovative network and storage capabilities. Mellanox is also working closely with the leading OpenStack distribution vendors to integrate and automate the provisioning of these capabilities in their OpenStack commercial distribution editions.

The main features includes:

  • Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and Paravirtuaztion (PV) based networking
  • Quality-of-Service for VM traffic
  • VXLAN traffic offload
  • iSCSI over RDMA based networking for Cinder
  • VLAN auto-provisioning for OpenStack virtualization life-cycle

Note: The above features may differ based on the selected OpenStack release, networking type (Ethernet/InfiniBand) and enterprise distribution edition.
CloudX software provided below, refers to a collection of plug-ins and drivers, which are compatible with OpenStack community release and/or enterprise distribution edition.



OpenStack Release Distribution Supported Adapter Cards CloudX Software Documentation
Newton Upstream ConnectX-3 / ConnectX-3 Pro
ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet and InfiniBand Mellanox-Neutron-Newton-Ethernet
Mellanox-Neutron-Newton-InfiniBand
Mellanox SDN Mechanism Driver
Mitaka Upstream ConnectX-3 / ConnectX-3 Pro
ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet and InfiniBand Mellanox-Neutron-Mitaka-Ethernet
Mellanox-Neutron-Mitaka-InfiniBand
Mellanox SDN Mechanism Driver
Liberty Upstream ConnectX-3 / ConnectX-3 Pro
ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx
Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet and InfiniBand Mellanox-Neutron-Liberty-Ethernet
Mellanox-Neutron-Liberty-InfiniBand
Mellanox SDN Mechanism Driver

OpenStack Release Distribution Supported Adapter Cards CloudX Software Documentation
Newton Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx Inbox CloudX software for Ethernet RedHat OpenStack Platform
Mitaka Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9 ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx CloudX Software plug-in for RHOSP 9.0 Release Notes
User Manual
Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 and 9.1 for Mitaka ConnectX-4 / ConnectX-4 Lx CloudX Software plug-in for MOS 9.0 and MOS 9.1 CloudX with MOS 9.0 over Mellanox ConnectX-4 Adapters
Liberty Mirantis OpenStack 8.0 for Liberty ConnectX-3 Pro, ConnectX-4, ConnectX-4 Lx CloudX Software plug-in for MOS 8.0 (ConnectX-3 Pro) ConnectX-3 Pro Fuel Plugin Documentation
CloudX Software plug-in for MOS 8.0 (ConnectX-4/ConnectX-4 Lx) ConnectX-4 Fuel Plugin Documentation