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Thursday, November 16 • 10:00am - 10:20am

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This session will focus on the current effort to re-introduce IPsec functionality in OVS userspace with OVS DPDK. The presentation will look at the following aspects:

1. Target use case: overview of the motivation to re-introduce IPsec to OVS in Userspace.
2. Proposed IPsec functionality: IPsec modes, crypto/authentication cipher support, Security Association support.
3. Implementation design and considerations including:
a. HW vs SW
b. Security Key Establishment
c. Example of packet encryption/decryption.
4. Performance metrics: metrics available from current IPsec work including HW QAT and SW VDEVs, various cipher combinations.
5. Future work and existing gaps including:
a. Expanding IPsec modes and ciphers.
b. 3rd party support for IKEv2.
c. OVS architecture changes for improved crypto performance.


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:20am PST