Chapter 47. Getting started with DPDK

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The data plane development kit (DPDK) provides libraries and network drivers to accelerate packet processing in user space.

Administrators use DPDK, for example, in virtual machines to use Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) to reduce latencies and increase I/O throughput.


Red Hat does not support experimental DPDK APIs.

47.1. Installing the dpdk package

To use DPDK, install the dpdk package.


  • Use the dnf utility to install the dpdk package:

    # dnf install dpdk

47.2. Additional resources

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