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.
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.
Get an overview of OvS-DPDK—the high performance, open source virtual switch. Dive deeper into individual OvS-DPDK features with links to related technical articles and tutorials.
The Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) packet capture framework consists of the DPDK pdump library and DPDK pdump tool. The article describes how the feature works and shows how to set up traffic monitoring on DPDK-controlled devices.
Learn, review, or get started with DPDK. This article contains links to all session videos and slides presented at Intel Developer Zone DPDK/NFV July 2016 Devlab.
Describes the design and implementation of the datapath classifier – aka dpcls – in Open vSwitch* (OVS) with Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). It presents flow classification and the caching techniques, and also provides greater insight on functional details with different scenarios.
Configure the DPDK link aggregation feature. Link aggregation combines multiple network connections in parallel to increase throughput beyond what a single connection could sustain.
Part 2 of a series that describes design and implementation of the OvS-DPDK datapath classifier, dpcls. Call graphs and the subroutines involved are covered here.
This article shows how we used Intel® VTune™ Amplifier to identify and fix an MMIO transaction performance bottleneck at the microarchitecture level in OVS-DPDK.
The DPDK Packet Framework enables rapid prototyping of real-world workloads on multicore Intel® CPUs. Uses DPDK libraries librte_port, librte_table, and librte_pipeline.