1. Introduction

This document contains instructions for installing and configuring the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) software. The document describes how to compile and run a DPDK application in a Windows* OS application environment, without going deeply into detail.

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

2. Limitations

DPDK for Windows is currently a work in progress. Not all DPDK source files compile. Support is being added in pieces so as to limit the overall scope of any individual patch series. The goal is to be able to run any DPDK application natively on Windows.

The ABI Policy does not apply to the Windows build, as function versioning is not supported on Windows, therefore minor ABI versions may be incompatible.