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doc: add mlx5 E-Switch VXLAN tunnels limitations

Message ID 1542894556-5355-1-git-send-email-viacheslavo@mellanox.com (mailing list archive)
State Accepted, archived
Delegated to: Shahaf Shuler
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Series doc: add mlx5 E-Switch VXLAN tunnels limitations | expand

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Commit Message

Slava Ovsiienko Nov. 22, 2018, 1:49 p.m. UTC
This patch adds limitation notice for MLX5 PMD regarding
VXLAN tunnels support on E-Switch Flows.

Signed-off-by: Viacheslav Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@mellanox.com>
---
 doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+)

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Shahaf Shuler Nov. 22, 2018, 2:21 p.m. UTC | #1
Thursday, November 22, 2018 3:49 PM¸ Viacheslav Ovsiienko:
> Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] doc: add mlx5 E-Switch VXLAN tunnels
> limitations
> 
> This patch adds limitation notice for MLX5 PMD regarding VXLAN tunnels
> support on E-Switch Flows.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Viacheslav Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@mellanox.com>

Applied to next-net-mlx, thanks.
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diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
index 3610e00..8aebfc1 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/mlx5.rst
@@ -142,6 +142,31 @@  Limitations
   To receive IPv6 Multicast messages on VM, explicitly set the relevant
   MAC address using rte_eth_dev_mac_addr_add() API.
 
+- E-Switch VXLAN tunnel is not supported together with outer VLAN.
+
+- E-Switch Flows with VNI pattern must include the VXLAN decapsulation action.
+
+- E-Switch VXLAN decapsulation Flow:
+
+  - can be appiled to PF port only.
+  - must specify VF port action (packet redirection from PF to VF).
+  - must specify tunnel outer UDP local (destination) port, wildcards not allowed.
+  - must specify tunnel outer VNI, wildcards not allowed.
+  - must specify tunnel outer local (destination)  IPv4 or IPv6 address, wildcards not allowed.
+  - optionally may specify tunnel outer remote (source) IPv4 or IPv6, wildcards or group IPs allowed.
+  - optionally may specify tunnel inner source and destination MAC addresses.
+
+- E-Switch VXLAN encapsulation Flow:
+
+  - can be applied to VF ports only.
+  - must specify PF port action (packet redirection from VF to PF).
+  - must specify the VXLAN item with tunnel outer parameters.
+  - must specify the tunnel outer VNI in the VXLAN item.
+  - must specify the tunnel outer remote (destination) UDP port in the VXLAN item.
+  - must specify the tunnel outer local (source) IPv4 or IPv6 in the , this address will locally (with scope link) assigned to the outer network interace, wildcards not allowed.
+  - must specify the tunnel outer remote (destination) IPv4 or IPv6 in the VXLAN item, group IPs allowed.
+  - must specify the tunnel outer destination MAC address in the VXLAN item, this address will be used to create neigh rule.
+
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