Virtual Accelerator provides low latency and high networking throughput
while offloading the virtual switching from the Openstack hypervisor
networking stack (Neutron).
The CPU resources necessary for packet processing are drastically reduced, so that
less cores are required to process network traffic at higher rates.
It allows a better determinism for your performances.
Virtual Accelerator is fully integrated with Linux and its environment, so
that your existing Linux networking scenario does not need to be modified to
benefit from packet processing acceleration. For instance, you can still
use Linux bridges, OVS, iptables or IPsec and you still benefit from networking
acceleration for your VMs.
Virtual Accelerator is a 6WIND solution to enhance network performance on
hypervisors. This charm will install the software into /usr/local/bin.
To deploy this charm you will need at a minimum: a working Juju 2.0+
installation (this charm uses the resources feature), a working OpenStack
This charm has been tested with xenial, with OpenStack Mitaka release.
Deploy the Virtual Accelerator charm and relate it to your Openstack setup:
juju deploy cs:~6wind/virtual-accelerator-network --resource credentials=~/credentials.deb --resource license=~/va.lic --resource custom_fp_conf=~/custom_fast_path.env
juju add-relation virtual-accelerator-network neutron-gateway
Available actions for this charm:
juju run-action virtual-accelerator-network/0 upgrade version="v1.6"
The 6WIND's packages are available from a 6WIND repository server. In order to
download these packages, you need to get a credentials file that is
available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have one, provide your license file as a resource when deploying.
Without it, the Virtual Accelerator will only run for a grace period of 24
6WIND support - email@example.com
6WIND website http://www.6wind.com