The performance of Linux-based network solutions was one of the biggest issues in the past and that’s why Intel started the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) project. The goal of the ODP environment is to provide a cross??platform framework for data plane applications. OpenFastPath (OFP) is another open source implementation of a high-performance TCP/IP stack which is helpful for network applications with a traditional Linux stack. In this tutorial, OFP will be installed on an Ubuntu 16.04 VM.