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Link-Capture™ Software for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Link-Capture™ Software 12.10.13

This release is a maintenance release in the 12.10 series which introduced these features:

  • NT400D11:
    • Support for 2x100G with Capture Test & Measurement feature set (new FPGA image: 200-9567-61-06)
    • Limitation: PPS not supportedWe recommend to use the latest version of this image due to updates done in 12.10.7.
  • NT400D11 FPGA image:
    • 9567-61-11

Please refer to the documentation and release notes for details on the new features, bug fixes and which SmartNIC products the new features apply to.

Windows Version 12.9.3
January 2023

Download the Windows release here.

Linux Version 12.10.13
October 2023

Download the Linux release here.

Link-Inline™ Software for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Link-Inline™ Software 3.0.3

This release resolves these Support issues compared to previous maintenance release:

  • Support-ID 45136: dpdk-testpmd is seg faulting if setup with more than Tx=32 and Rx=32 queues
  • Support-ID 45164: the NIC is sending out a corrupted packet if the UPF payload is lesser than 14B (Link Inline 3.0.5)
  • Support-ID 45183: testpmd command bad arguments
  • Support-ID 45216: incorrect checksum when applying gtp header encapsulation to ICMP/TCP packets

Features in introduced in the Napatech Link-Inline Software 3.0.0:

  • Support for 2x100G port speed on NT200A02 (FPGA image 9563-55-16) with Native DPDK driver (version 22.11.1) with support for the following features
    • Flow lookup (based on Flow Matcher)
    • Policy lookup and enforcement (based on leaky bucket algorithm)
      • Support for up to 4 policies
    • MBR Policing support
    • IPv4 and IPv6 support
    • Flow mirroring support
    • Subnet filtering (E.g. Can be used for subnet filtering on a per gNB basis in a 5G networks)
    • Scatter-gather buffer system – to improve packet latency through the slow path (all packets going to the host system)
    • GTP de-/en-capsulation
    • NAT support (IPv4 only)
    • DSCP tagging support
    • Billing Counters
    • Kubernetes support using Napatech Device Plugin
    • VFs and support for connecting to VFs through Kubernetes containers
    • rte_flow configuration through remote app that access PFs thought Linux sockets
    • Inline UPF Demo application
  • Limited features in this release
    • Reduced Flow learning rate (in the 150k/s range)

Linux Version 3.0.3
October 2023

Download the Linux release here.

Link-Virtualization™ Software for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.5.3

News since 4.5.0:

  • General improvements and bugfixes on:
    • dpdk-driver
    • openstack

New Features since 4.5.0:

  • Support for Openstack Rocky
  • Vpdinfo included in release for test use
  • General improvements and bugfixes

Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4 supports the following features:

  • Full offload of OVS-DPDK datapath
  • OVS 2.15.0
  • DPDK 20.11.1
  • Fastpath forwarding of traffic between specified vSwitch vPorts
  • OVSDB, CLI, or local flow API for configuration
  • Support for standard SDN controllers
  • OVS stateful statistics
  • Offload of 1024 megaflows (wildcarded flows)
  • Support for millions of flows into the megaflow structure
  • Extensive and configurable match processing for L2, L3, L4 packet headers
  • VLAN /VXLAN, Q in Q encapsulation/decapsulation
  • Link Aggregation (active / active, active / standby)
  • Traffic port mirroring
  • 62 datapath VFs/VMs
  • Virtio support VM live migration
  • Jumbo frame support
  • Supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • 10, 25GbE network interfaces on NT50B01, NT200A02
  • Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
  • Quality of Service (QoS)

The Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4 release applies to these hardware platforms:

  • NT200A02 2 × 10/25 Gbit/s SmartNICs
  • NT50B01 2 × 10/25 Gbit/s SmartNICs

Linux kernel 4.5.3 and newer
August 2023

Download the Linux release here.

Open Source Software

DPDK Download for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Napatech DPDK additions Latest version

Download the Napatech DPDK additions for easy integration of Napatech FPGA SmartNICs with current DPDK-based applications. Offers plug-in compatible API. Supports all NICs included in off-the-shelf DPDK as well as new versions of DPDK. Napatech features: product portfolio covering 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G port speeds, zero packet loss, burst buffering, flexible CPU load distribution and protocol stack support, including tunneling. Download the Napatech DPDK additions here.

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