IPSec on Intel QATΒΆ

VPP IPSec performance tests are using DPDK cryptodev device driver in combination with HW cryptodev devices - Intel QAT 8950 50G - present in LF FD.io physical testbeds. DPDK cryptodev can be used for all IPSec data plane functions supported by VPP.

Currently CSIT-2009 implements following IPSec test cases:

  • AES-GCM, CBC-SHA1 ciphers, in combination with IPv4 routed-forwarding with Intel xl710 NIC.

  • CBC-SHA1 ciphers, in combination with LISP-GPE overlay tunneling for IPv4-over-IPv4 with Intel xl710 NIC.