Compile and Install OVS with the Napatech Modifications

Getting Started with Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software

Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
Getting Started Guide
Capture Software Version
Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4


  1. Locate the OVS folder in the unpacked Link-Virtualization™ Software package directory and change to that directory.
    For example:
    cd <package_root_directory>/ovs-hwaccel/ovs-hwaccel-<version>
    • package_root_directory is the path to the unpacked Napatech package
    • version is the version identifier of the included OVS package
  2. Compile and install OVS.
    ./configure --with-dpdk=shared CFLAGS="-Ofast -msse4.2 -mpopcnt"
    make install
  3. Verify that the OVS package is installed.
    which ovsdb-tool
    The default OVS installation directory is /usr/local/bin/.
    An output example: