Project Lead: Damjan Marion
- 1 Summary
- 2 Start Here
- 3 Documents
- 4 Get Involved
- 5 Getting started with VPP development
- 6 Dive Deeper
- 7 Reference Material
- 8 Tutorials
- 9 Use Cases
- 10 VPP Committer Tasks
- 11 Projects
- 12 Starter Tasks
- 13 Previous Release Plans
- 14 List of all subpages (used or unused)
What is VPP? - An introduction to the open-source Vector Packet Processing (VPP) platform
VPP - Working Environments - Environments/distributions, etc... that VPP builds/run on.
Feature Summary - A list of features included in VPP
To get started with VPP check out:
The VPP (Vector Packet Processor) documents can be found in several places. These include
VPP is the core technology behind the FD.io Project. The best place to learn how VPP fits in to the larger FD.io project is the FD.io Main Site. The Fd.io main site also provides a description of how to Get Started Using and Developing with VPP.
The VPP User Documents is the most complete and up to date description of VPP. To get started as a user of VPP look at Getting Started as a VPP User. To get started as a VPP developer look at Get Started as a VPP Developer. To contribute to the user documents look at Writing VPP User Documents.
The VPP Wiki VPP is the simplest and quickest way for advanced developers to share use cases, release plans, project information and more.
The VPP Source Code is documented using Doxygen. The most complete description of the VPP debug CLI is part of these documents. Learn how to document the VPP source code at Writing VPP Source Code Documents.
More VPP related documents:
- Monthly VPP Meeting
- Join the VPP Mailing List
- Join fdio-vpp IRC channel
- 21.06 Release Plan
- Committer subject matter expert list - who should I add as a reviewer to review my patch?
- Working with Throttle Branches
- Getting the Current Release
- Coding Style
- Static Analysis, see Latest Coverity Run Results
- OpenGrok for VPP
Getting started with VPP development
Installing VPP binaries from packages - using APT/YUM to install VPP
Building and Installing A VPP Package - Explains how to build, install and test a VPP package
Alternative builds - various platform and feature specific VPP builds
Reporting Bugs - Explains how to report a bug, specifically: how to gather the required information
Python Version Policy - Explains the selection and support of Python in use for many of the development tools.
VPP Troubleshooting - Various tips/tricks for commonly seen issues
The VPP API - design and implementation of the VPP API
API Change Process - Change your production-grade APIs in a compatible way without inhibiting innovation
Build System Deep Dive - A close look at the components of the build system.
Introduction To IP Adjacency - An explanation of the characteristics of IP adjacency and its uses.
Introduction To N-tuple Classifiers - An explanation of classifiers and how to create classifier tables and sessions.
Modifying The Packet Processing Directed Graph - An explanation of how a directed node graph processes packets, and possible ways to change the node graph.
Using VPP In A Multi-thread Model - An explanation of multi-thread modes, configurations, and setup.
Using VPP as a VXLAN Tunnel Terminator - An explanation of the VXLAN tunnel terminator, its features, architecture, and API support.
Adding a VPP tunnel encapsulation - How to add a tunnel encapsulation type to vpp.
Using VPP IPSec and IKEv2 - An explanation of IPSec and IKEv2 configuration.
Deep dive code walkthrough VoDs (recorded at 2016 FD.io pre-launch Event)
VPP video tutorials (collection of short video tutorials).
VPP Howtos (collection of step-by-step howto guides).
VPP training events (videos of VPP training events).
Use VPP as a Router Between Namespaces - An example configuration of the VPP platform as a router.
Use VPP with dynamic TAP interfaces as a Router Between Containers - Another example of inter-namespace/inter-container routing, using TAP interfaces.
Use VPP to Connect VMs Using Vhost-User Interface - An example of connecting two virtual machines using VPP L2 Bridge and vhost-user interfaces.
Use VPP to Chain VMs Using Vhost-User Interface - An example of chaining two virtual machines and connecting to physical interface.
Use VPP as an LW46 (MAP-E) Terminator - An example configuration of the VPP platform as an lw46 (MAP-E) terminator.
Use VPP for IPv6 Segment Routing - An example of how to leverage SRv6 to create an overlay VPN with underlay optimization.
Use VPP MPLS - Examples for programming VPP for MPLS P/PE support..
Use VPP IP Multicast - Examples for programming VPP for IP Multicast..
Use VPP BIER - Examples for programming VPP for BIER..
Use VPP for Policy Based Routing - Examples for programming VPP for PBR support..
Interconnecting vRouters with VPP - An example to interconnect vRoutes (xrv9000) with VPP using vhost-user feature and VLAN tagging
Use user mode TCP stack with VPP - An example to use user mode TCP stack with VPP using netmap virtual interfaces
Use VPP as a Home Gateway - Configure VPP as a classic ipv4 NAT home gateway
Setup Bi-directional Forwarding Detection - An example on how to setup BFD between VPP and a Cisco Nexus switch
VPP on EC2 instance with SR-IOV support - An example of how to use VPP on EC2 instance with SR-IOV support
How to deploy VPP in an EC2 instance and use it to connect two different VPCs with SR functionalities - How to deploy VPP in an EC2 instance and how use it as router to connect two different VPCs with SR functionalities
VPP Committer Tasks
NAT plugin - VPP CGN, NAT44, stateful NAT64 project
Security Groups - ACLs, Security Groups, Group Based Policy
VPP/IPFIX - IP Flow Information Export
VPP/AArch64 - VPP on ARM64
VPP/DHCPv6 - DHCPv6
VPP/VOM - VPP Object Model
If you are looking for tasks to pick up as 'Starter Tasks' to start contributing, we keep a list of those in Jira.
Previous Release Plans
- 21.01 Release Plan
- 20.09 Release Plan
- 20.01 Release Plan
- 19.08 Release Plan
- 19.04 Release Plan
- 19.01 Release Plan
- 18.10 Release Plan
- 18.07 Release Plan
- 18.04 Release Plan
- 18.01 Release Plan
- 17.10 Release Plan
- 17.07 Release Plan
- 17.04 Release Plan
- 17.01 Release Plan
- 16.09 Release Plan