Note The NetDMA interface is not supported in Windows 8 and later.

The NetDMA interface provides a generic interface for memory-to-memory direct memory access (DMA) transfers. Although the interface is designed to copy packets that are received from high-performance network interface cards (NICs), you can also use the interface for other applications. There is no direct relationship between NetDMA and NDIS.

Note The Itanium-based versions of the Windows operating systems do not support NetDMA.

The Windows Vista operating system was originally released with NetDMA version 1.0 support. Windows Server 2008 includes NetDMA version 2.0.

This section includes:

Introduction to the NetDMA Interface

Writing a NetDMA Provider Driver

Installing a NetDMA Provider Driver

NetDMA 2.0 Extensions