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.
ixgbe, ixgbevf, i40e, i40evf
You can disable DPDK using the command
set system setting dpdk-pkt-io off.
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