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Physical server provisioning with OpenStack*

This article explores the internal details of provisioning a physical machine using OpenStack*. Steps for setting up OpenStack are included, and no special hardware is required to begin use.

Authored by Zhongyue Nah (Intel) Last updated on 07/06/2019 - 16:40
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OpenStack* Enhanced Platform Awareness

Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) relies on a set of OpenStack Nova* features called Host Aggregates and Availability Zones. The Nova scheduler uses these objects to determine which host a guest should be launched on based on the capabilities of the host and the requested features of the virtual machine (VM). This article demonstrate how EPA can be used by the operator in OpenStack deployments...
Authored by Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
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Using Open vSwitch* with DPDK for Inter-VM NFV Applications

This article walks you through configuration of OVS with DPDK for inter-VM application use cases. Create an OVS vSwitch bridge with two DPDK vhost-user ports, each connected to a separate VM, then use a simple iperf3 throughput test to evaluate performance.
Authored by Emani, Ashok (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:30
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The Right Mindset for Testing (Testing Theory Part 1)

Authored by Engblom, Jakob (Intel) Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
Article

How to Set Up Intel® Ethernet Flow Director

This article shows how to configure Intel® Ethernet Flow Director, which can direct Ethernet packets to the core where the packet consuming process is running.
Authored by Robison, Clayne B (Intel) Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
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Yardstick Network Services Benchmarking: Measure NFVI/VNF Performance (Part 1)

Yardstick NSB is a test framework for measuring VNF performance in an NFV environment or an NFV infrastructure. It runs on native Linux* (bare metal), standalone virtualized, and managed virtualization. This tutorial details how to install Yardstick NSB on bare metal.
Authored by Nguyen, Loc Q (Intel) Last updated on 11/15/2018 - 16:17