This section lists RARE/freeRtr routing platform possible installations. There multiple ways to achieve that. You can install every components in the same hardware similar to traditional router design, or even opt for a totally disaggregated model where all components are in different hardware and or virtual environment.
These components are:
- freeRtr control plane software
- target dataplane software
- RARE interface software
While the control plane software and RARE interface can be deployed using a VM or container, the dataplane software installation will be vendor dependant. For example, if you implement RARE/freeRtr platform instance on INTEL/TOFINO P4 switch you'd have to follow INTEL's hardware installation guide and perform the dataplane software installation on a platform powered by P4 TOFINO ASIC.
In order to guarantee the best user experience, we strongly feel that the first encounter with a software is critical. Thus this section will expose ONLY simple procedure in order to provide:
- an effortless installation
- the best Open source router experience
Should you need mode information regarding a distributed installation approach, don't hesitate to engage with us via RARE/freeRtr mailing. Contact infornation can be found here
As a result, the following instllation guide will be restricted to popular platform. However, RARE/freeRtr by nature aims to be available on a variety of platform in a long term perspective. Therefore, expect additonal guides !
Happy networking !