Learning DPDK: Cloud support

DPDK in cloud


DPDK based products fit perfectly into NFV paradigm. DPDK provides drivers for cloud-based NICs that could be run in AWS and VMware environments.


The following nuances were discovered when using DPDK on VMware and Amazon platforms.

VMXNET 3 driver

Both RX and TX queues have to be configured on the device. Otherwise, DPDK initialization crashes.

ENA driver

The maximum number of buffer descriptors for RX queue is 512.