Tag: Nvidia

ONIE and Onyx (MLNX-OS) Install

Switches that support ONIE (Open Network Install Environment) are amazing switches because you can just change which NOS (Network Operating System) you are running relatively easily. ONIE was created by Cumulus Networks in 2012. In 2020 Nvidia bought Cumulus just after purchasing Mellanox the year before. I will detail step-by-step how to install ONIE and…

Onyx (MLNX-OS) BIOS Password Reset

Recently I’ve been playing with some Nvidia/Mellanox switches specifically the SN2410. An issue that I ran into was that I didn’t have the BIOS password. All of the documentation says that the default BIOS password is admin. That password did not work on my switch. You can absolutely use the switch even without the BIOS…