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-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-dpdk-dev - Description: Vector Packet Processing--development support. This package contains dpdk header files which match the dpdk version compiled into the vpp executable
  • vpp-dpdk-dkms - Description: DPDK 2.1 igb_uio_driver. This package contains Linux kernel modules distributed with DPDK.
  • 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.
    • dpdk - Intel DPDK library
    • svm - vm library
    • vlib - vector processing library
    • vlib-api - binary API library
    • vnet - network stack library
  • vpp-api-python - Description: Python binding for the VPP Binary API.
  • vpp-api-lua - Description: Lua binding for the VPP Binary API.
  • vpp-api-java - Description: JAVA binding for the VPP Binary API.

Ubuntu/Debian

Add fd.io repo

1. Pick Ubuntu version:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 - Trusty
 export UBUNTU="trusty"
  • Ubuntu 16.04 - Xenial
 export UBUNTU="xenial"

2. Pick VPP version:

  • Released (VPP 17.04)
 export RELEASE=""
  • MASTER (in development)
 export RELEASE=".master"
  • VPP 17.01
 export RELEASE=".stable.1701"
  • VPP 16.09
 export RELEASE=".stable.1609"

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

Uninstalling

 sudo apt-get remove --purge vpp vpp-lib

Centos

Add fd.io repo

CentOS 7.3 - VPP Release RPMs (VPP 17.07)

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 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

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

Install vpp packages

sudo yum install vpp