PCI passthrough: Type-PF, Type-VF and Type-PCI

Passthrough has became more and more popular with time. It started initially for simple PCI device assignment to VMs and then grew to be part of high performance network realm in the Cloud such as SR-IOV, Host-level DPDK and VM-Level DPDK for NFV. In Openstack, if you need to passthrough a device on your compute … Continue reading PCI passthrough: Type-PF, Type-VF and Type-PCI

VM to VM communication: Same network & same compute host

In a physical world, machines communicate with each other without routers when they belong to the same network. This is the same case with openstack, VMs communicate over the same network without routers. When two VMs belonging to the same network happen to get deployed on the same compute host, their logical diagram looks like … Continue reading VM to VM communication: Same network & same compute host