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Link-Capture™ Software for Napatech FPGA SmartNICs

Link-Capture™ Software 12.8.1

This release is a maintenance release in the 12.8 series which introduced these features:

  • Support for SLB (Socket Load Balancing) for FPGA image 9560-56-04 with Capture Test & Measurement feature set on NT100A01
  • Imgctrl included as RPM package

Please refer to the documentation and release notes for details on the new features, bugfix’es and which SmartNIC products the new features apply to.

This release resolves these Support issue compared to the 12.8.0:
(12.8.1) Support-ID 44720: Example documentation update
(12.8.1) Support-ID 44737: New FPGA versions

Windows Version 12.8.1
August 2022

Download the Windows release here.

Linux Version 12.8.1
August 2022

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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 4.4.0

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 4.18 and newer
June 2022

Download the Linux release here.

Link-Capture™ Software for Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA

Link-Capture™ Software 11.7 (for Intel PAC)

Napatech Link-Capture™ Software 11.7 for the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA. The software suite included in 11.7 supports both the Napatech SmartNIC’s and the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA, providing a common framework for application integration. Applications can be integrated using libpcap, DPDK or Napatech’s NTAPI. The Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA can be configured for 1x40G of 4x10G port speeds, and the application benefits from the feature rich Napatech capture/replay acceleration feature set. The solution provides a powerful acceleration of e.g. open source security applications, such as Suricata, Snort and Bro.

Linux Version 11.7
September 2019

Download the Linux release here or from your My Account page.

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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