OneConnect CNA DPDK Driver for NFV Solutions

OneConnect CNA DPDK Driver for NFV Solutions: for Lenovo, Dell, HP and Emulex branded CNAs only

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Telcos around the world have long recognized the value of Emulex I/O solutions. Today’s telcos use advanced features such as SR-IOV for vSwitch offloads, NPAR for traffic management, VXLAN offloads, and hardware iSCSI for system boot and optimized compute versus storage investments. By supporting network functions virtualization (NFV) with innovative technology that caters specifically to telcos business requirements, Emulex OneConnect® Ethernet Network Adapters and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) are the clear choice for an optimum I/O strategy.

  • Advanced programmability for standard server equipment with Emulex SURF™
  • Fast packet processing with enterprise class Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and poll mode driver (PMD) support
    • Up to 10x faster vs. standard Linux drivers
  • Better performance and low CPU utilization for overlay networks with Emulex Virtual Network ExcelerationTM(VNeX) offloads for Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) and Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE)
    • 70%  better performance vs. software-only
  • Powerful enterprise class storage support
    • iSCSI boot from SAN
    • iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) offloads
    • Exceptional server CPU utilization, better power efficiency & return on investment (ROI)
    • More network workloads per server
  • Unsurpassed Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) support with more queues for Virtual Functions (VF)
    • Up to eight queues per VF/port
    • Up to 4x more than other Network Interface Cards (NICs)
    • L2 vSwitch Offloads
  • Superior 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) and 40GbE performance
    • Single and dual-port models
    • Adapters, mezzanine cards and LAN on Motherboard (LOM) form factors
  • RDMA* over Converged Ethernet (RoCE*) architecture accelerates application performance with Microsoft SMB Direct and Linux NFS pro 

* RoCE/RDMA functionality is only available as a technical preview and is not intended for a production environment

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Supported adapters:  Dell-branded, HP-branded and Emulex-branded CNAs only.

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