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Chapter 50. Getting started with DPDK

The data plane development kit (DPDK) provides libraries and network drivers to accelerate packet processing in user space.

Administrators use DPDK, for example, in virtual machines to use Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) to reduce latencies and increase I/O throughput.


Red Hat does not support experimental DPDK APIs.

50.1. Installing the dpdk package

To use DPDK, install the dpdk package.


  • Use the yum utility to install the dpdk package:

    # yum install dpdk

50.2. Additional resources