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Troubleshooting FDB table wrapping in Open vSwitch

This blog explains the effects of configuring too small a forwarding database (FDB) table for Open vSwitch, how to identify which bridge is suffering from too small an FDB table, and how to configure the FDB table size appropriately. If the FDB table is too small, a lot of ping/ponging in the table can happen, which uses CPU resources.

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Troubleshooting Open vSwitch DPDK PMD Thread Core Affinity

The most common problem when people are deploying an Open vSwitch with Data Plane Development Kit (OvS-DPDK) solution is that performance is not as expected. Here's how to configure thread affinity, verify that it’s set up correctly, and ensure no other threads are using the CPU cores.

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