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Enable DPDK on ESXi

Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) enhances VM-Series performance by increasing network interface card (NIC) packet processing speed. On the VM-Series firewall, DPDK is enabled by default on ESXi. If you disable DPDK, the NIC uses packet mmap instead of DPDK. To take advantage of DPDK, you must use a NIC with one of the following drivers:
All data interfaces must be using the same driver to support DPDK.
Supported Drivers
Virtual Driver
Intel Driver
ixgbe, ixgbevf, i40e, i40evf
You can disable DPDK using the command
set system setting dpdk-pkt-io off

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