Bug ID 940885: Add embedded SR-IOV support for Mellanox CX5 Ex adapter

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,

Fixed In:

Opened: Aug 28, 2020

Severity: 3-Major


The Mellanox CX5 Ex adapter is not supported by the BIG-IP with a tmm embedded SR-IOV network driver.


Systems using a CX5 Ex adapter will have to use the sock driver rather than the Mellanox driver.


A BIG-IP Virtual Edition system configured to use one or more Mellanox CX5 Ex adapters in SR-IOV mode.



Fix Information

Added the CX5 Ex device ID to the BIG-IP's Mellanox SR-IOV driver so that it can be used with that adapter.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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