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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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在虚拟机间 NFV 应用上使用采用 DPDK 的 Open vSwitch*

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 port, each connected to a separate VM, then use a simple iperf3 throughput test to evaluate performance.
Authored by Emani, Ashok (Intel) Last updated on 07/06/2019 - 16:40
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Network Recipes for an Evolving Data Center

The networking world is rife with buzz words like SDN, NFVs, Cloud, and Virtualized everything for network switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, web servers, and other communication functions. Commodity NICs can replace expensive, specialized hardware devices for much less cost and can easily be reconfigured as requirements change. When you are ready for SDN/NFV, where to start, what to...
Authored by Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
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Set Up Intel® Open Network Platform for SDN/NFV Development

Intel® Open Network Platform (Intel® ONP) is a reference architecture that provides engineering guidance and supports ecosystem enablement to encourage widespread adoption of SDN and NFV solutions in Telco, Enterprise, and Cloud Services. This article will detail how to quickly deploy and verify Intel ONP using virtual machines (VM).
Authored by Emani, Ashok (Intel) Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
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Creating Virtual Functions Using SR-IOV

SRIOV mode allows partitioning of SR-IOV capability on Ethernet NIC resources logically, and expose them to a virtual machine as a separate PCI function called a “Virtual Function”.

Authored by Nancy Y. (Intel) Last updated on 09/11/2018 - 16:14
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How to Install DevStack* on CentOS*

This article shows step-by-step how to install DevStack on CentOS* 7 for those who are new to OpenStack.
Authored by Nguyen, Khang T (Intel) Last updated on 07/06/2019 - 16:30
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Configure SR-IOV and Create a Set of Virtual Functions

SR-IOV enables configuration of a single physical network port to provide virtual functions (VFs) to a set of virtual machines (VMs). Learn how to configure SR-IOV by following the steps in this article.
Authored by Nancy Y. (Intel) Last updated on 07/13/2018 - 14:32
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How to tell a CPU model, When Running Under a Hypervisor that Hides a Real CPUID

When running in a virtual machine, you may never be sure which physical CPU you are running on - hypervisor can pass anything as CPUID to guests. For best performance, it helps to use the best instruction set supported by a physical CPU - be it AVX512, AVX2, AVX, SSE4.1, AES-NI, or other accelerated instruction sets. Enhanced Platform Awareness features use top-down approach to close this gap,...
Authored by alexander-komarov (Intel) Last updated on 07/12/2019 - 15:30
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Intel® QuickAssist Technology: Virtualization

This video provides an introduction to the virtualization use case with Intel® QuickAssist Technology Software.

Authored by Joel Auernheimer (Intel) Last updated on 02/05/2019 - 13:10
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Step by Step Guide on How to Enable Intel® VT-d and Perform Direct Device Assignment

This guide shows step by step instructions on how to "direct assign" Intel 85276 NIC to a virtual machine using Intel® VT-d technology.
Authored by Aamir Yunus (Intel) Last updated on 04/05/2019 - 15:39