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authorMaryam Tahhan <maryam.tahhan@intel.com>2016-02-24 21:11:18 +0000
committerMaryam Tahhan <maryam.tahhan@intel.com>2016-02-24 21:11:18 +0000
commita481bc50312bca310dae224dd334b69992fb3d19 (patch)
treeb38d4c1735124a069a4804bccb6e4e3654ffb791
parent4fb9049783f43580bc189e38ab510db31ca8f173 (diff)
Altering the heading levels to fit into the composite docs user guide.brahmaputra.1.0stable/brahmaputra
Is required or it leaves the context of the document segment in the userguide. Change-Id: Idb476b7926ba0fce11ed3be54eaa6837e34bff66 Signed-off-by: ChristopherPrice <christopher.price@ericsson.com>
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diff --git a/docs/userguide/quickstart.rst b/docs/userguide/quickstart.rst
index a72a3eb..f06bfc2 100755
--- a/docs/userguide/quickstart.rst
+++ b/docs/userguide/quickstart.rst
@@ -2,12 +2,11 @@
.. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
.. (c) OPNFV, Intel Corporation, AT&T and others.
-=============================
-Getting Started with 'vsperf'
-=============================
+vSwitchPerf test suites userguide
+---------------------------------
General
--------
+^^^^^^^
VSPERF requires a traffic generators to run tests, automated traffic gen
support in VSPERF includes:
@@ -23,20 +22,22 @@ option as shown in `Traffic generator instructions
<http://artifacts.opnfv.org/vswitchperf/docs/configguide/trafficgen.html>`__
VSPERF Installation
---------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
To see the supported Operating Systems, vSwitches and system requirements,
please follow the `installation instructions
<http://artifacts.opnfv.org/vswitchperf/docs/configguide/installation.html>`__ to
install.
Traffic Generator Setup
------------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
Follow the `Traffic generator instructions
<http://artifacts.opnfv.org/vswitchperf/docs/configguide/trafficgen.html>`__ to
install and configure a suitable traffic generator.
Cloning and building src dependencies
--------------------------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
In order to run VSPERF, you will need to download DPDK and OVS. You can
do this manually and build them in a preferred location, OR you could
@@ -70,7 +71,8 @@ use:
$ make clobber
Configure the ``./conf/10_custom.conf`` file
---------------------------------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
The ``10_custom.conf`` file is the configuration file that overrides
default configurations in all the other configuration files in ``./conf``
The supplied ``10_custom.conf`` file **MUST** be modified, as it contains
@@ -82,7 +84,7 @@ contents. Any configuration item mentioned in any .conf file in
the custom configuration value.
Using a custom settings file
-----------------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
If your ``10_custom.conf`` doesn't reside in the ``./conf`` directory
of if you want to use an alternative configuration file, the file can
@@ -102,7 +104,8 @@ described like so (1 = max priority):
3. Configuration file(s)
vloop_vnf
----------
+^^^^^^^^^
+
vsperf uses a VM called vloop_vnf for looping traffic in the PVP and PVVP
deployment scenarios. The image can be downloaded from
`<http://artifacts.opnfv.org/>`__.
@@ -119,13 +122,14 @@ vloop_vnf forwards traffic through a VM using one of:
Alternatively you can use your own QEMU image.
l2fwd Kernel Module
--------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
A Kernel Module that provides OSI Layer 2 Ipv4 termination or forwarding with
support for Destination Network Address Translation (DNAT) for both the MAC and
IP addresses. l2fwd can be found in <vswitchperf_dir>/src/l2fwd
Executing tests
----------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Before running any tests make sure you have root permissions by adding
the following line to /etc/sudoers:
@@ -179,7 +183,7 @@ For all available options, check out the help dialog:
$ ./vsperf --help
Executing Vanilla OVS tests
-----------------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1. If needed, recompile src for all OVS variants
@@ -216,7 +220,8 @@ set the ports.
Executing PVP and PVVP tests
-----------------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
To run tests using vhost-user as guest access method:
1. Set VHOST_METHOD and VNF of your settings file to:
@@ -264,7 +269,8 @@ To run tests using vhost-cuse as guest access method:
$ ./vsperf --conf-file=<path_to_custom_conf>/10_custom.conf
Executing PVP tests using Vanilla OVS
--------------------------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
To run tests using Vanilla OVS:
1. Set the following variables:
@@ -284,9 +290,9 @@ To run tests using Vanilla OVS:
or use --test-param
- ./vsperf --conf-file=<path_to_custom_conf>/10_custom.conf
- --test-param "vanilla_tgen_tx_ip=n.n.n.n;
- vanilla_tgen_tx_mac=nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn"
+ $ ./vsperf --conf-file=<path_to_custom_conf>/10_custom.conf
+ --test-param "vanilla_tgen_tx_ip=n.n.n.n;
+ vanilla_tgen_tx_mac=nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn"
2. If needed, recompile src for all OVS variants
@@ -304,7 +310,8 @@ To run tests using Vanilla OVS:
$ ./vsperf --conf-file<path_to_custom_conf>/10_custom.conf
Selection of loopback application for PVP and PVVP tests
---------------------------------------------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
To select loopback application, which will perform traffic forwarding
inside VM, following configuration parameter should be configured:
@@ -334,7 +341,8 @@ will not be forwarded by VM and testcases with PVP and PVVP deployments
will fail. Guest loopback application is set to 'testpmd' by default.
Code change verification by pylint
-----------------------------------
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
Every developer participating in VSPERF project should run
pylint before his python code is submitted for review. Project
specific configuration for pylint is available at 'pylint.rc'.
@@ -346,10 +354,11 @@ Example of manual pylint invocation:
$ pylint --rcfile ./pylintrc ./vsperf
GOTCHAs:
---------
+^^^^^^^^
OVS with DPDK and QEMU
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
If you encounter the following error: "before (last 100 chars):
'-path=/dev/hugepages,share=on: unable to map backing store for
hugepages: Cannot allocate memory\r\n\r\n" with the PVP or PVVP
@@ -368,3 +377,9 @@ an appropriate amount of memory:
VSWITCHD_DPDK_ARGS = ['-c', '0x4', '-n', '4', '--socket-mem 1024,0']
+More information
+^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+
+For more information and details refer to the vSwitchPerf user guide at:
+http://artifacts.opnfv.org/vswitchperf/brahmaputra/userguide/index.html
+