Very slow POD to POD throughput via vxlan when the Hypervisor has bnx2x_en NIC(s)

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  • On our OCP cluster, communication between pods running on different worker nodes is extremely slow. The cluster is installed on 25 GB Ethernet, yet inter pod communication has throughput only in 8-9 Mbit range.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Openshift
  • Broadcom network interface using bnxt_en driver, eg:
    • HPE 10/25Gb 2p 631FLR-SFP28 Adaptor
    • Broadcom BCM57414 NetXtreme-E 10Gb/25Gb RDMA Ethernet Controller

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