Container Bare Metal for Networking 參考架構

Intel 網卡黑科技 + 容器網路的現在進行式

在 April 2019 的時候, Intel 釋放出這份 Reference Architecture Intel Network Builders: Containers Experience Kits - Container Bare Metal for 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Reference Architecture

各位看看以 Multus Plugin 為核心的上下層整合,上面另外接了 Flannel / SR-IOV / Userspace CNI Plugin,下面接的是容器化的 CNF (Cloud-native Network Function) 應用,還順便針對 vBNG / vCMTS 做了 ovs-dpdk/VPP 的網卡加速

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Upgrade Intel Drivers on VMWare ESXi

Objective

Upgrade Intel NIC firmware (5.02->5.05) on VMWare ESXi for make sure the DirectPath I/O can work well

Environment

  • ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001
  • Intel XL710
    • Including vmnic{2-5}
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