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authorJohn Daley <>2019-09-05 14:33:18 -0700
committerFerruh Yigit <>2019-10-07 15:00:58 +0200
commitfd88e7401230a4eb6208c9a07540bf9d13c76691 (patch)
tree7312da2e37e19d1ca2974cd64481b28ba2f0e477 /doc/guides/nics/enic.rst
parent57bb45b37bdf3752d95966adbf902b426120eb9d (diff)
doc: remove deprecated flow director from enic guide
The legacy filter API "flow director" has been superseded by rte_flow since 2017. Remove comments in the enic guide regarding the deprecated feature. Signed-off-by: John Daley <> Reviewed-by: Hyong Youb Kim <>
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@@ -107,24 +107,6 @@ Configuration information
TCP, IPv4, TCP-IPv4, IPv6, TCP-IPv6, IPv6 Extension, TCP-IPv6 Extension.
-.. _enic-flow-director:
-Flow director support
-Advanced filtering support was added to 1300 series VIC firmware starting
-with version 2.0.13 for C-series UCS servers and version 3.1.2 for UCSM
-managed blade servers. In order to enable advanced filtering the 'Advanced
-filter' radio button should be enabled via CIMC or UCSM followed by a reboot
-of the server.
-With advanced filters, perfect matching of all fields of IPv4, IPv6 headers
-as well as TCP, UDP and SCTP L4 headers is available through flow director.
-Masking of these fields for partial match is also supported.
-Without advanced filter support, the flow director is limited to IPv4
-perfect filtering of the 5-tuple with no masking of fields supported.
SR-IOV mode utilization
@@ -229,7 +211,13 @@ the use of SR-IOV.
Generic Flow API support
-Generic Flow API is supported. The baseline support is:
+Generic Flow API (also called "rte_flow" API) is supported. More advanced
+capabilities are available when "Advanced Filtering" is enabled on the adapter.
+Advanced filtering was added to 1300 series VIC firmware starting with version
+2.0.13 for C-series UCS servers and version 3.1.2 for UCSM managed blade
+servers. Advanced filtering is available on 1400 series adapters and beyond.
+To enable advanced filtering, the 'Advanced filter' radio button should be
+selected via CIMC or UCSM followed by a reboot of the server.
- **1200 series VICs**
@@ -420,12 +408,6 @@ PKT_RX_VLAN_STRIPPED mbuf flags would not be set. This mode is enabled with the
-w 12:00.0,ig-vlan-rewrite=untag
-- Limited flow director support on 1200 series and 1300 series Cisco VIC
- adapters with old firmware. Please see :ref:`enic-flow-director`.
-- Flow director features are not supported on generation 1 Cisco VIC adapters
- (M81KR and P81E)
- **SR-IOV**
- KVM hypervisor support only. VMware has not been tested.
@@ -512,7 +494,6 @@ Supported features
- IP checksum offload
- Receive side VLAN stripping
- Multiple receive and transmit queues
-- Flow Director ADD, UPDATE, DELETE, STATS operation support IPv4 and IPv6
- Promiscuous mode
- Setting RX VLAN (supported via UCSM/CIMC only)
- VLAN filtering (supported via UCSM/CIMC only)