Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) relies on a set of OpenStack Nova* features called Host Aggregates and Availability Zones. The Nova scheduler uses these objects to determine which host a guest should be launched on based on the capabilities of the host and the requested features of the virtual machine (VM). This article demonstrate how EPA can be used by the operator in OpenStack deployments...
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.
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.
Yardstick NSB is a test framework for measuring VNF performance in an NFV environment or an NFV infrastructure. It runs on native Linux* (bare metal), standalone virtualized, and managed virtualization. This tutorial details how to install Yardstick NSB on bare metal.
Intel® ISA-L provides the tools to help accelerate and optimize storage on Intel® architecture (IA) for everything from small office NAS appliances up to enterprise storage systems. The functions provided in this library help with storage recoverability, data integrity, data security, and faster data compression mechanisms. This article provides a high level functional overview of Intel ISA-L.
Learn how to use Offload over Fabric software for a server migration path.