1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 27, 2018 6:12 AM by lhoffer

    Which Network Adapter support for dpdk with NSX

    ms5812 Novice


      I'm looking for the HP branded NIC's that have DPDK support that are compatible with NSX -T. I know of the 536FLB that works with the G9/G10 generations, is there others?

      QuickSpecs. HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter. Overview - PDF

        • 1. Re: Which Network Adapter support for dpdk with NSX
          lhoffer Hot Shot
          vExpertVMware Employees

          The NSX-T bare metal edge is the only scenario where NSX-T actually has direct access to the physical NICs and currently only supports the handful of Intel NICs listed in the System Requirements section of the install guide.


          Virtual edge form factors use the VMXNET3 vNIC which already supports DPDK so any DPDK enabled pNIC that's supported by the hypervisor should provide adequate support as it's abstracted anyways.


          That said, from a performance standpoint features like hardware offload for the Geneve encapsulation and RSS will be some additional things to look for to get some overall improvements (which you can find in the VMware Compatibility Guide - I/O Device Search)

          1 person found this helpful