The Vector Packet Processor (VPP)

Installing VPP

The following describes how to install VPP on Ubuntu 18.04. For a complete set of instructions click on the button at the bottom of the page.

Update the OS

It is a good idea to first update and upgrade the OS before starting; run the following command to update the OS:

$ sudo bash
# apt-get update

Point to the Repository

Create a file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ with contents that point to the version needed. In this example we point to the latest release.

deb [trusted=yes] bionic main

Get the key:

# curl -L | sudo apt-key add -

Install the Mandatory Packages

Install the mandatory packages by running the following commands:

# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install vpp vpp-plugin-core vpp-plugin-dpdk

Install the Optional Packages

Install the optional packages by running the following command:

# sudo apt-get install vpp-api-python python3-vpp-api vpp-dbg vpp-dev

Uninstall the Packages

Uninstall the packages by running the following command:

# sudo apt-get remove --purge vpp*

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