Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software is available for Linux systems on the Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures with virtualization extensions and the KVM hypervisor.
Supported Linux OS and kernel versions
Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software supports Linux OS and kernel versions as follows:
- Link-Virtualization™ Software is tested and qualified against Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Derivatives of RHEL (CentOS, Fedora) are likely also working, but not officially supported.
- Kernel 4.18 or newer versions.
- Any Linux OS with kernel 5.0 or newer versions for the kernel-mode network support.
- Any Linux OS with kernel 4.18 or newer versions for the DPDK-based network support.
Note: DPDK 19.11 or newer versions are supported in a VM.
Begin the installation by enabling IOMMU and huge page memory. Both of these features are enabled by modification of the grub configuration file. These features require a system restart to take effect and are persistent across system restarts.