Onload in a Docker Container

Onload User Guide (UG1586)

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The following figure illustrates the Onload deployment in a Docker container environment. Only the user-level components are created in the container. Onload in the container uses the Onload drivers installed on the host for network I/O. Network interfaces configured on the host are also visible and usable directly from the container.

Figure 1. Onload in a Docker Container

In keeping with the containerization theory, it is envisaged that only a single Onload instance will be running in each container, however, there are no restrictions preventing multiple instances running in the same container.