Enable Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) with OpenStack* Part 2: Prepare the Virtual Network FunctionsPart 2 of a three-part series, this blog post shows how to emulate two types of virtual network functions (VNFs) when setting up virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) in OpenStack*. The images being created are the bump-in-the-wire operation, such as frame-forwarding (L2 VNF), and software routing (L3 VNF).
Part 3 of the network functions virtualization (NFV) blog posts shows how to create networks in OpenStack* that are backed by physical networks. Use this procedure for virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) to provide additional functions between an Internet service provider (ISP) and your customer.
Configure the multiqueue feature on a vHost-user for a virtual machine (VM) connected to Open vSwitch (OvS) with the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). This tutorial demonstrates the utility commands to configure the feature at the vSwitch, QEMU, and VM levels, and describes the test traffic required to verify that multiqueue is working correctly.
Use Intel® VTune™ Amplifier to profile DPDK micro benchmarks with your application. This comprehensive reference provides guidelines and instructions.
Learn how to configure jumbo frame support for DPDK-enabled ports on an Open vSwitch* (OvS) bridge and also how memory management for jumbo frames works.
Configure the DPDK link aggregation feature. Link aggregation combines multiple network connections in parallel to increase throughput beyond what a single connection could sustain.