Flow Management features on Windows DPDK

Test-setup:

  • Windows : Server 2019 x64
  • NIC : Mellanox Connectx-6Dx
  • Mlx WINOF2 : 2.80.25134.0
  • DPDK versions under Eval : 21.11, 22.03_rc2

Are Flow Management features (flow rules, distribution, steering etc.) available on Windows DPDK ?

  • Currently, dependent modules like acl, table etc. are not getting compiled.
  • If yes, please share relevant references & resources.

Hello Burto,

Thank you for posting your inquiry on the NVIDIA Developer Forum - Infrastructure and Networking - Section.

The following link provides the information regarding the limitations for Windows DPDK when using the ConnectX-6 Dx → https://doc.dpdk.org/guides/nics/mlx5.html#limitations

The following link provides the information on how-to build the Windows PMD → https://doc.dpdk.org/guides/platform/mlx5.html#windows-prerequisites

Hope this will get you further.

Thank you and regards,
~NVIDIA Networking Technical Support

Hi MvB,

From limitation, it seems Flow Management is available but supporting packages are not getting compiled.

How to make them compilable?

Thanks,
Burto