SwitchDev in Ubuntu Zesty

Hello everyone!

Been a little while since I posted a blog entry. I’m at the OpenStack summit in Boston this week, and I am doing a demo of Mellanox’s SwitchDev running on Ubuntu 17.04, Zesty Zapus.

By default, we at Ubuntu enable SwitchDev in the Kernel. Also, because Zesty is running the latest stable kernel (4.10) and has the latest updated SystemD, SwitchDev runs out of the box. No need to configure or apply any patches, it just works.

I am demoing in the Mellanox booth at OpenStack Summit Ubuntu, running on a Mellanox SN2100 switch, with SwitchDev enabled. This demo also shows that because it is running Standard Ubuntu Server, you can install other Canonical technologies on it, such as Metal-as-a-Service (MAAS) and Juju. The Demo is running MAAS on the switch, and it is managing 10 servers running in an Ubuntu Orange Box and with Juju, we are deploying OpenStack on to the servers in the Orange Box.

You can view the Demo by clicking here.

Let me know in the comments what you think. There is no audio.

By wililupy

With over 22 years experience in the IT field, there is not a whole lot Lucas hasn't seen. However, with the trends in technology, he is constantly learning and trying new technologies to keep up with markets and company demands for new technologies to meet their needs. He currently is a Senior Principal Engineer and Dell Technologies specializing in Networking Solutions.

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