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...
This article steps you through getting started with the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), including building and testing a sample application, l2fwd. It then introduces you to the Data Plane Performance Demonstrator.
Learn how to configure an egress policer Quality-of-Service (QoS) instance for a Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) interface on Open vSwitch* (OvS). This article was written with network admin users in mind who wish to use QoS to guarantee performance for DPDK port types in their OvS server deployment.
Configure a rate limiting instance on ingress traffic for a Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) interface on Open vSwitch* (OvS) with DPDK. This article is for network admin users who want to use OvS rate limiting to guarantee reception rate performance for DPDK port types in their OvS server deployments.
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) replaces existing networking appliances such as routers and switches, with virtualized, software-based implementations of these appliances running on standard high-volume servers (also known as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)). By leveraging NFV, ISPs can provide a virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) solution to reduce their overall operating and...
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.