... what has kept me away from these Used OEM Datacenter SSD Ebay offers is the, potential, impossibility of updating the SSD firmware. Great buyer's guide here:
Buyer's Guide to getting a used datacenter SSD inexpensively
Nevertheless, at this price I'm tempted.
STHers interested in testing Open vSwitch (OVS) + DPDK might want to consider testing on Ubuntu 16.04 (OVS 2.5/DPDK 2.2). Intel's testers found this combination to be much improved over Ubuntu 15.10:
Using Open vSwitch* with DPDK on Ubuntu* | Intel® Developer Zone
16.04 is scheduled for...
I stumbled across a new SDN programming and automation book STHers might want to look into:
"Next-Generation Network Engineering Skills - Scott's Weblog - The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source, and cloud computing"
Looks promising. I'm not sure why...