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Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4 Release Summary

Platform
Napatech SmartNIC
Content Type
Release Summary
Capture Software Version
Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4

Hardware platforms

The Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4 release applies to these hardware platforms:

  • NT200A02 2 × 10/25 Gbit/s SmartNICs
  • NT50B01 2 × 10/25 Gbit/s SmartNICs
Note: For information on SmartNIC specifications, see Napatech, NT200A02-SCC, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1169 and Napatech, NT50B01, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1251 on docs.napatech.com (the Napatech Documentation Portal).

Operating systems

The Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4 release supports:

Hypervisor OS:
  • Linux kernel 4.18 and newer
  • Link-Virtualization™ Software is tested and qualified against Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Derivatives of RHEL (CentOS, Fedora or CentOS Stream) are likely also working, but not officially supported.
Guest OS:
  • Any Linux OS with kernel 5.0 and newer versions for the kernel-mode network support
  • Any Linux OS with kernel 4.18 and newer versions for the DPDK-based network support

New features

These features are new in the Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4 release:

  • IPv6 VXLAN tunnel encapsulation and decapsulation
  • OpenStack RDO/Packstack support for the Victoria release

Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software

The general features of Napatech Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software Software are described in Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4 Feature Overview.

Included documents

The Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software4.4 release includes these documents:
Note: The documents can also be found on docs.napatech.com (the Napatech Documentation Portal).
  • Napatech, Using the Napatech Support Portal, User Guide, DN-1118
  • Napatech, Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software 4.4, Release Summary, DN-1346
  • Napatech Link-Virtualization™ Software Getting Started, User Guide, DN-1189
  • Napatech, NT200A02-SCC, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1169
  • Napatech, NT200A02-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1200
  • Napatech, NT50B01, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1251
  • Napatech, Napatech Link™ Software, Software Installation for Linux, Software Installation Guide, DN-0379