There are lot of SRIOV features which are not yet exposed to cloud to make the best use of the underlying fabric ethernet and due to lack of tooling on kernel and OS these features couldn’t be used by Virtual Network Functions workloads. This presentation will explain all the new NIC card features that can be used by SRIOV workloads to get the best out of the fabric. We will also discuss the changes required at kernel level drivers to expose those features so that cloud workloads can leverage these by OS apis for orchestration. We will also demo one of the hardware features and also go over Its implementation details including development and test pipeline using zuulv3.
We will discuss how NIC vendors and community can work together to provide these features to Telcos, ISPs and others who are looking for high network performance from VNF. This talk will also demo one of the features that’s under development and how we integrated the thirdparty CI using ZuulV3, so the developer community can enable these features in cloud and get tested results for specific HW platform. It will provide more flexibility to users to leverage NIC features, which cannot be tapped due to current limitations