VPP/Installing VPP binaries from packages

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Intro

If you are simply using vpp, it can be convenient to simply install the packages. The instructions below will pull the latest freshest package build from the master branch (updated on every merge).

Package Descriptions

  • vpp - Description: Vector Packet Processing--executables. This package provides VPP executables: vpp, vpp_api_test, vpp_json_test
    • vpp - the vector packet engine
    • vpp_api_test - vector packet engine API test tool
    • vpp_json_test - vector packet engine JSON test tool
  • vpp-lib - Description: Vector Packet Processing--runtime libraries. This package contains the VPP shared libraries, including:
    • vppinfra - foundation library supporting vectors, hashes, bitmaps, pools, and string formatting.
    • svm - vm library
    • vlib - vector processing library
    • vlib-api - binary API library
    • vnet - network stack library
  • vpp-plugins - Description: Vector Packet Processing--plugin modules
    • acl
    • dpdk
    • flowprobe
    • gtpu
    • ixge
    • kubeproxy
    • l2e
    • lb
    • memif
    • nat
    • pppoe
    • sixrd
    • stn
  • vpp-dbg - Description: Vector Packet Processing--debug symbols
  • vpp-dev - Description: Vector Packet Processing--development support. This package contains development support files for the VPP libraries
  • vpp-api-java - Description: JAVA binding for the VPP Binary API.
  • vpp-api-python - Description: Python binding for the VPP Binary API.
  • vpp-api-lua - Description: Lua binding for the VPP Binary API.

Ubuntu/Debian

Beginning with the VPP 18.04 release, packages are published for both the amd64 (Intel) and aarch64 (ARM) architectures. The packages are stored in the same repository so no special action is required to select your architecture.

Add fd.io repo

1. Pick Ubuntu version:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 - Xenial
 export UBUNTU="xenial"

2. Pick VPP version:

  • Latest VPP Release
 unset -v RELEASE
  • Latest VPP 18.07 Throttle Branch
 export RELEASE=".stable.1807"
  • Latest VPP 18.04 Throttle Branch
 export RELEASE=".stable.1804"
  • Latest VPP 18.01 Throttle Branch
 export RELEASE=".stable.1801"
  • MASTER (in development)
 export RELEASE=".master"

3. Then run:

 sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/99fd.io.list
 echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io$RELEASE.ubuntu.$UBUNTU.main/ ./" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/99fd.io.list
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install vpp vpp-lib 
  • Optional packages:
 sudo apt-get install vpp-plugins vpp-dbg vpp-dev vpp-api-java vpp-api-python vpp-api-lua

Uninstalling VPP Packages

 sudo apt-get remove --purge vpp*

Centos

Add fd.io repo

CentOS 7.3 - VPP Release RPMs (Latest)

Create a file /etc/yum.repos.d/fdio-release.repo with contents:

[fdio-release]
name=fd.io release branch latest merge
baseurl=https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.centos7/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

CentOS 7.3 - VPP stable/1807 branch RPMs

Create a file /etc/yum.repos.d/fdio-stable-1807.repo with contents:

[fdio-stable-1807]
name=fd.io stable/1807 branch latest merge
baseurl=https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.stable.1804.centos7/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

CentOS 7.3 - VPP stable/1804 branch RPMs

Create a file /etc/yum.repos.d/fdio-stable-1804.repo with contents:

[fdio-stable-1804]
name=fd.io stable/1804 branch latest merge
baseurl=https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.stable.1804.centos7/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0


CentOS 7.3 - VPP stable/1801 branch RPMs

Create a file /etc/yum.repos.d/fdio-stable-1801.repo with contents:

[fdio-stable-1801]
name=fd.io stable/1801 branch latest merge
baseurl=https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.stable.1801.centos7/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

CentOS 7.3 - VPP stable/1710 branch RPMs

Create a file /etc/yum.repos.d/fdio-stable-1710.repo with contents:

[fdio-stable-1710]
name=fd.io stable/1710 branch latest merge
baseurl=https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.stable.1710.centos7/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

CentOS 7.3 - VPP stable/1707 branch RPMs

Create a file /etc/yum.repos.d/fdio-stable-1707.repo with contents:

[fdio-stable-1707]
name=fd.io stable/1707 branch latest merge
baseurl=https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.stable.1707.centos7/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

CentOS 7.3 - VPP master branch RPMs (in development)

Create a file /etc/yum.repos.d/fdio-master.repo with contents:

[fdio-master]
name=fd.io master branch latest merge
baseurl=https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.master.centos7/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

Install VPP RPMs

sudo yum install vpp
  • Optional RPMs
sudo yum install vpp-plugins vpp-devel vpp-api-python vpp-api-lua vpp-api-java
  • Start VPP
sudo systemctl restart vpp

Uninstalling VPP RPMs

sudo yum autoremove vpp*

openSUSE

Blog-post: https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/vector-packet-processing-vpp-opensuse/

Install from official repositories

openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)

sudo zypper install vpp vpp-plugins

openSUSE Leap 42.3

sudo zypper addrepo --name network https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/network/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/network.repo
sudo zypper install vpp vpp-plugins

Install from FD.io repositories

If the version of VPP you require has not yet made it in to the official repository you can elect to use the FD.io release repository.

openSUSE Leap 42.3

This repository is available since VPP 18.04.

sudo zypper addrepo --type rpm-md --name "FD.io release" https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.osleap423/ fdio-leap423
sudo zypper install vpp vpp-plugins

Uninstall

openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)

sudo zypper remove -u vpp vpp-plugins

openSUSE Leap 42.3

sudo zypper remove -u vpp vpp-plugins

Optionally also remove the repository:

sudo zypper removerepo network

or

sudo zypper removerepo fdio-leap423

Getting jvpp jar

Directly downloading jvpp.jar

vpp provides java bindings which can be downloaded

Getting jvpp via maven

Add the following to the repositories section in your ~/.m2/settings.xml to pick up the fd.io maven repo:

<repository>
  <id>fd.io-release</id>
  <name>fd.io-release</name>
  <url>https://nexus.fd.io/content/repositories/fd.io.release/</url>
  <releases>
    <enabled>false</enabled>
  </releases>
  <snapshots>
    <enabled>true</enabled>
  </snapshots>
</repository>

More information on setting up maven repositories in settings.xml.

Then you can get jvpp by putting in the dependencies section of your pom.xml file:

<dependency>
  <groupId>io.fd.vpp</groupId>
  <artifactId>jvpp-core</artifactId>
  <version>18.04</version>
</dependency>

More information on maven dependency managment