OVS-DPDK vhost-interface with Docker


I am trying to set up a docker container running and simple linux bridge (bridge-utils) or dpdk l2fwd application. On the host machine I want to run an Open vSwitch which forwards the packets to the container itself. The OVS would run with dpdk on the physicall interfaces of the host and would use the OVS’s dpdk userspace-vhost to communicate with the container’s interfaces.

The scenario is similar to this: http://postimg.org/image/5zkykr0hx/

My question is that is it even possible to connect userspace vhost sockets to a docker container?

HI sytix

DId it work , i.e connecting user space vhost sockets to a docker container … ? I am also trying a similar setup ,
your inputs are much appreciated



I could not make Docker work with dpdk uvhost sockets. As I know these sockets are only supported by KVM yet.


Please see this http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2015-November/027732.html, although this is only a RFC.