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Intel® Data Plane Development Kit Testpmd Application: Guide

Intel® Data Plane Development Kit Testpmd Application: Guide

Introduction
This document is a user guide for the testpmd example application that is shipped as part of the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK).

The testpmd application can be used to test the Intel® DPDK in a packet forwarding mode and also to access NIC hardware features such as Intel® Ethernet Flow Director. It also serves as an example of how to build a more fully-featured application using the Intel® DPDK software developer kit (SDK).

Documentation Roadmap
The following is a list of Intel® DPDK documents in the suggested reading order:
• Release Notes: Provides release-specific information, including supported features, limitations, fixed issues, known issues, and so on. Also, provides the answers to frequently asked questions in FAQ format.
• Getting Started Guide: Describes how to install and configure the Intel® DPDK; designed to get users up and running quickly with the software.
• Programmer’s Guide: Describes the software architecture and how to use it (through examples), specifically in a Linux* application environment.

Read the full Intel® Data Plane Development Kit Testpmd Application User Guide.

Intel® Data Plane Development Kit Testpmd Application: Guide

Introduction
This document is a user guide for the testpmd example application that is shipped as part of the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK).

The testpmd application can be used to test the Intel® DPDK in a packet forwarding mode and also to access NIC hardware features such as Intel® Ethernet Flow Director. It also serves as an example of how to build a more fully-featured application using the Intel® DPDK software developer kit (SDK).

Documentation Roadmap
The following is a list of Intel® DPDK documents in the suggested reading order:
• Release Notes: Provides release-specific information, including supported features, limitations, fixed issues, known issues, and so on. Also, provides the answers to frequently asked questions in FAQ format.
• Getting Started Guide: Describes how to install and configure the Intel® DPDK; designed to get users up and running quickly with the software.
• Programmer’s Guide: Describes the software architecture and how to use it (through examples), specifically in a Linux* application environment.

Read the full Intel® Data Plane Development Kit Testpmd Application User Guide.

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