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Link-Capture™ Software for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Link-Capture™ Software 12.10.3

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 supported

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 12.10.3
April 2023

Download the Linux release here.

Link-Inline™ Software for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Link-Inline™ Software 2.0.0

The Napatech Link-Inline™ Software 2.0.0 release introduces support for Flow management for these FPGA images:

  • NT100A01:
    • 9553-46-06 (4×10/25G)
    • 9559-46-06 (4×1/10G)
  • NT200A02:
    • 9534-46-06 (8x10G)
    • 9535-46-06 (2x40G)
    • 9536-46-10 (2x100G)

Linux Version 2.0.0
September 2021

Download the Linux release here.

Link-Virtualization™ Software for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.5.1

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 4.5.1 and newer
March 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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