Installing the OPAE Framework

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

Intel® PAC
Content Type
Quick Guide
Capture Software Version
Link™ Capture Software 12.10

Install the Intel Acceleration Stack release as a base for the Napatech software.

The Intel Acceleration Stack comprises a large number of frameworks and tools for developing and testing Accelerator Functions (AFs). We require only the OPAE Intel FPGA driver, and the OPAE tools, however we recommend that you download the entire stack, using Intel's instructions.

Before you begin

Make sure you have read your Napatech release note to find out what version of the Intel Accelerator Stack software you require.

You need to install the following:

  • Linux kernel development headers:
    sudo yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r)
  • GCC version 4.0 or later, glibc and make:
    sudo yum groupinstall 'development tools'
  • DKMS:
    sudo yum install --enablerepo=extras epel-release
    sudo yum install dkms
  • Other dependencies of the OPAE framework:
    sudo yum install json-c uuid libuuid


  1. Open the Intel Downloads page: Downloads for Intel FPGA Acceleration Hub.

    You need a "My Intel" account to log in and download an Intel Acceleration Stack release package.

  2. Scroll to Acceleration Stack for Runtime, choose the Accelerator Stack version and click Download Now.

    Check your Napatech software release note for information on the version of Intel Acceleration Stack software that you require.

  3. Install the Intel Acceleration Stack for Runtime: Installing the Intel Acceleration Stack Runtime package on the Host Machine.

    Answer Yes when prompted: Do you wish to install the OPAE?

  4. Verify the FIM version: Identifying and Updating the FIM.
    If you need to update the FIM, see also the next topic: Updating Flash using the fpgaflash Tool.
    Note: If you update the FIM, you will need access to power cycle the server.