The Intel® Developer Forum 2015 took place August 18–20 in San Francisco. Intel® also sponsored a day-long Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and Network Builders Summit on August 17, 2015. There were several interesting sessions at the conference relating to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In this blog post, we look at some of the highlights and share pointers to session slides or...
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 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.
This article presents a firewall for OpenStack’s Neutron project that is based entirely on Open vSwitch rules. The firewall is based on "learn action" and uses the same public API to talk to the Neutron agent as the existing Linux Bridge firewall implementation, making it a straight swap for people already using OVS.
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...
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).
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”.
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.
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