Enable DPDK


Enabling Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) strongly requires Huge Pages configuration before an application start. To perform fast packet processing, a DPDK-based network application may require to use isolated CPUs and resources spread on the multi-NUMA topology. These configurations are common for both OVS and OpenContrail.


Before you proceed with the DPDK enabling, verify that you have performed the following procedures:

  1. Enable Huge Pages
  2. Configure NUMA and CPU pinning architecture