NoviFlow Mellanox NP-5 based Switches

Introduced between Dec 2015 and May 2016

NoviSwitch 2122 - 20 SFP+ 10G/1G and 2 QSFP28 100G

NoviSwitch 2128 - 20 SFP+ 10G/1G and 4 SFP+ 10G and 4 QSFP+ 40G

NoviSwitch 2150 - 48 SFP 10/100/1000 Mb/s and 2 QSFP 40G

NoviSwitch 21100 - 96 10/100/1000BASE-T and 4 QSFP 40G

It appears that NoviSwitch's primary product is software. Switches are a side line. Their primary product is software to implement OF-ODA agents on switches. And that work has transitioned to providing P4 agents. In a presentation at Open Network Connect 2019 Jesper Eriksson detailed why P4 will get all their development effort going forward. Work on OF-DPA has stopped and no new features are planned. All switch models are available with TCAM internal to the NP-5 ASIC and optionally with external TCAM for more wildcard matches.


Curiously, the data sheets do not specify the amount of packet memory. A separate QoS data sheet appears to apply to all NP-5 switches. It seems to say that there is 1 GByte of packet memory.

Announcement 2150