This section describes about DPDK libraries to provide high-packet performance.

DPDK supports the following clouds:

  • Linux Server Cloud

  • AWS

  • OpenStack

  • VMware

  • GCP

  • NSX-T

NSX Advanced Load Balancer Linux Server Cloud

You can configure a Linux server cloud on the Controller and thereafter add Linux hosts as SEs to it. Running NSX Advanced Load Balancer directly on Linux servers leverages the raw horsepower of the underlying hardware without the overhead added by a virtualization layer.

For instance, running the load balancer directly on Linux servers that support DPDK allows the feature’s optimized packet processing to be leveraged for virtual service traffic. While adding a Linux host that is equipped with an OS and NIC on which DPDK is supported by NSX Advanced Load Balancer, ensure that DPDK option is enabled.