40-56GbE Switch Upgrade License is Now Free

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    Note: Since MLNX-OS 3.4.3002 the license is embedded in the MLNX-OS software.

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    40GbE to 56GbE Ethernet switch license is free.

    In case you own Mellanox Ethernet Switch in the following models (or newer):

    • SX1036
    • SX1024
    • SX1012
    • SX1400
    • SX1710

     

    It is also applicable for the VPI switches enabled with Gateway license running in Ethernet or Gateway mode.

    • SX6036
    • SX6018
    • SX6012

     

    You can boost the default 40GbE speed to 56GbE.

     

    To get the switch license, contact Mellanox support at support@mellanox.com (supply the switch serial number).

     

    Note: nothing should be done on the adapter side, it will auto negotiate to 56GbE once the switch port is configured to 56GbE.

     

    Note: This upgrade is only from 40GbE to 56GbE. In case you have InfiniBand Switch, you will need to get the gateway license (e.g. UPGR-6036-GW ) first to have Ethernet support on the switch (this is not free)

     

    Note: Since MLNX-OS 3.4.3002 the license is embedded in the MLNX-OS software.

     

    Follow this post to configure 56GbE in your network.

    HowTo Configure 56GbE Link on Mellanox Adapters and Switches