vEOS vCPU Core Allocation

The vEOS-DPDK VM is supported only on a few standard CPU configurations. Such as:

  • 2-core version
  • 4-core version
  • 8-core version

Depending on the CPU core count, a certain number of CPU cores are reserved for control and management operations, and the remaining are reserved for packet forwarding and data-plane operations.

  • On 2-core and 4-core VMs, a single core is reserved for management and control plane and remaining core(s) is/are reserved for packet-forwarding or data-plane operations.
  • On 8-core VMs, two cores are reserved for control/management functions and the remaining are reserved for data-plane functions.