[nvo3] ILA on VPP for next Hackathon

Pierre Pfister <pierre.pfister@darou.fr> Mon, 20 June 2016 12:17 UTC

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Subject: [nvo3] ILA on VPP for next Hackathon
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Hello all,

I added a project proposal for next Hackathon.
It would consist in implementing ILA (https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-herbert-nvo3-ila-02) in the Vector Packet Processor (VPP - fd.io).

ILA is traditionally defined as a bump-in-the-stack, but would in that case be implemented as a bump-in-the-(virtual)-wire.

VPP is a DPDK-based open-source extensible framework that provides out-of-the-box production quality switch/router functionality. The current source-code (https://git.fd.io/cgit/vpp/) already includes plenty of different v4 or v6 encapsulation technologies. Given that VPP can be used as a virtual router, it would be fairly natural to offer a functionality such as ILA.

ILA shouldn't be hard to implement as a VPP plugin and is therefore a very nice candidate to learn a bit about this high-perf platform. If you are interested in participating or have any question, feel free to get in touch with us, as well as checkout the code and documentation (https://wiki.fd.io/view/VPP).

Also, if you have other projects related to ILA, you are very welcome to join the team !
It would be even nicer, I guess, to have multiple implementations, or a live perf test, etc...

See you in Berlin !

- Pierre