Cold Boot of a SmartNIC

Handling FPGA Images

Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
User Guide
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.11


Cold boot is defined as a power cycle event. A server with an NT SmartNIC must be fully powered off and then back on to be in a cold boot state.


When the server with the NT SmartNIC is cold-booted, the support chip boots the FPGA with the image from the primary flash bank.