Configuring Accelerated Networking for OpenShift nodes on Azure

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  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP)
    • 4
  • Microsoft Azure


  • How to enable accelerated networking on the Master, Infra, or Worker nodes?
  • Is it possible to configure accelerated networking during or after installation in OpenShift 4?


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For Workers and Infra nodes

  • In OCP 4.10 and above, configure Accelerated Networking on Azure by adding accelerated networking to the machine set YAML file.

For Master nodes

  • For OpenShift v4.10 and v4.11, configuring master nodes with accelerated networking on Azure is mainly not supported because no machine sets are available for master nodes in v4.10 and v4.11. So, the current process is as follows -

  • For OpenShift v4.12 and above, since the machine sets are available for the control plane nodes from this version, the same procedure can be followed as worker nodes.

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