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.
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.
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.
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.
Use the Data Plane Development Kit with Open vSwitch* to Create vHost User Non-Uniform Memory Access AwarenessLearn 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).
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.