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Use Cases Benefiting from the Optimization of Small Networking Data Packets using DPDK, an Open Source Solution

The Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is a set of optimized data plane software libraries and drivers that can be used to accelerate packet processing on Intel® architecture.

Authored by David Mulnix (Intel) Last updated on 07/06/2019 - 16:40
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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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What is OPNFV* and How Does Intel® ONP Align?

Learn about Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization* (OPNFV*), how it relates to Intel® Open Network Platform (Intel® ONP), and how Intel is contributing to OPNFV.
Authored by Michael Lynch (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:30
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Data Plane Development Kit: Get Started

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.
Authored by Sujata T. (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:30
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Open vSwitch* with Data Plan Development Kit Part 1: Quality of Service Configuration

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.
Authored by Ian S. (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:30
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Open vSwitch* with Data Plane Development Kit: vHost User Multiqueue Configuration and Use

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.
Authored by Ian S. (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:48
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Profile Data Plane Development Kit Code with Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

Use Intel® VTune™ Amplifier to profile DPDK micro benchmarks with your application. This comprehensive reference provides guidelines and instructions.
Authored by Muthurajan Jayakumar (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:48
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Data Plane Development Kit: Performance Optimization Guidelines

Learn best-known methods to optimize your DPDK application's performance. Includes profiling methodology to help identify bottlenecks, then shows how to optimize BIOS settings, partition NUMA resources, optimize your Linux* configuration for DPDK, and more.
Authored by Muthurajan Jayakumar (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:48
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Use the Data Plane Development Kit with Open vSwitch* to Create vHost User Non-Uniform Memory Access Awareness

Learn about the concept of vHost User non-uniform memory access (NUMA) awareness, how it can be tested, and the benefits the feature brings to Open vSwitch* (OvS) with the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK).
Authored by Ciara L. (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:48
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Use the Data Plane Development Kit Pdump Feature with Open vSwitch*

This article describes the concept of Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) pdump, how it can be tested, and the benefits the feature brings to Open vSwitch* (OvS) with DPDK. OvS users will learn how to monitor traffic on DPDK devices in their setup.
Authored by Ciara L. (Intel) Last updated on 03/05/2019 - 22:48