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From: Dmitry Kozlyuk <dmitry.kozliuk@gmail.com>
To: Vijayakumar Athithan <athithanvijay@gmail.com>
Cc: "users@dpdk.org" <users@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-users] How to test DPDK port in VM workstation player
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2021 20:14:45 +0300
Message-ID: <20210302201445.40736980@sovereign> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAOENXLxxYOCmcPVGYDxgkid2D2x=G7yRytOyhaC2MCtbYX+TzA@mail.gmail.com>

2021-03-02 17:51, Vijayakumar Athithan:
> Hi,
> 
> I have been exploring DPDK 19.xx for a firewall use case demo. Over the
> last few weeks I was able to understand how to run testpmd, dpdk-pdump,
> basicfwd. I was able to build DPDK, compile examples and bind the DPDK
> drivers to NIC interfaces as well using dpdk-setup.sh.
> 
> I struggle to test DPDK applications as my laptop NIC is not supported by
> DPDK. Then I used a VMware workstation player where host OS is Windows10
> and guest OS is Ubuntu 16.xx. In VM I get e1000 (  Intel Corporation 82540EM)
> as ethernet controller.
> 
> I get I/O error when I try to run DPDK applications as there is known
> limitation on using  Intel Corporation 82540EM based on one of the
> references.
> Is there way to change e1000-82540EM into other supported NIC in vm player ?

Hi Vijayakumar,

You're looking for vmxnet3, VMWare-native paravirtualized device.
There's a vmxnet3 PMD in DPDK.
Adapter type should be configurable in VM properties.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-02 17:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-02 12:21 Vijayakumar Athithan
2021-03-02 17:14 ` Dmitry Kozlyuk [this message]
2021-03-03  5:07   ` Vijayakumar Athithan
2021-03-18 15:34     ` Vijayakumar Athithan

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