VXLAN offload using tc flower on ConnectX-5

Overview After exploring XDP for some time for L2TPv3 and VXLAN, I wanted to dig deeper into hardware offload capabilities, specifically for VXLAN, but without using Open vSwitch (OVS). Mellanox has some great blog posts to get me started: https://community.mellanox.com/s/article/Configuring-VXLAN-Encap-Decap-Offload-Using-tcPlus some help from their official documentation:https://community.mellanox.com/s/article/Configuring-VXLAN-Encap-Decap-Offload-Using-tc What follows is a detailed description of me recreating... Continue Reading →

iPad and IPMI Serial-Over-LAN (SOL)

IPMI is great to manage servers remotely. A web interface offers full manageability, including power on/off and reset. It also comes with a remote console feature using HTML5 (or Adobe Flash), but that's where I got stuck using just my iPad Pro: it doesn't work. But there is also an option to use Serial-Over-LAN (SOL)... Continue Reading →

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