Configuring Napatech Link-Capture™ Software

Installation and Use of Napatech Link-Capture™ Software for Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA

Platform
Intel® PAC
Content Type
Quick Guide
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.9

Use the setup_wizard tool to configure Napatech Link-Capture™ Software for applications that can use libpcap or NTAPI.

Introduction

You can configure Napatech Link-Capture™ Software in several ways:
  • Use the interactive setup_wizard tool that walks you through the configuration. For most users, this is the primary configuration method.

  • To offload processing from your host CPUs, you can take advantage of Napatech hardware-accelerated filtering and packet processing. Do this by adding filter expressions to one of the configuration files created using the setup_wizard tool.

Filter expressions written in NTPL (Napatech Programming Language) can, for example, be used to hardware-accelerate filtering on SmartNIC ports, IP addresses, protocols and error packets.