[dpdk-users] Setup pktgen as a receiver

Dan Brown dan.brown.vzw at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 14:32:12 CEST 2018

I'm trying to run 2 pktgen instances, on two separate VMs, one act as a
generator and the other act as the a receiver.

TX is OK,  but for some reason the intended RX pktgen seem to receive no
packets (RX counters are zero).

With no pktgen/dpdk, both RX and TX interfaces can communicate properly (so
no network infrastructure level issue I suppose).

The cmd I use to init both ends is:
'./app/x86_64-native-linuxapp-gcc/pktgen -c 0x7 -n 1 -- -T -P -m "[1:2].0"'

Then 'start 0' on the TX instance.

Is there anything else I should execute on the RX instance for it to start
receiving packets?

Some more infrastructure details:
- Both interface are Intel SR-IOV VFs
- Hypervisor is VMware ESXi 6.5
- SR-IOV vSwitches are configured to allow promiscuous mode.
- Ubuntu 16.04 Guest OSs
- DPDK 18.02, pktgen 3.4.9

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