Contents of the Link™ Capture Software 11.4 Release

Link™ Capture Software 11.4 Release Summary

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Release Summary

Hardware platforms

The Link™ Capture Software 11.4 release applies to these hardware platforms:

  • Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA
  • NT200A02 analysis SmartNICs (4GA) (NEW)
  • NT200A01 analysis SmartNICs (4GA)
  • NT200C01 analysis SmartNICs (4GA)
  • NT100E3-1-PTP analysis SmartNICs (3GA and 4GA)
  • NT80E3-2-PTP analysis SmartNICs (4GA)
  • NT80E3-2-PTP-8×10/2×40 analysis SmartNICs (4GA)
  • NT40A01 analysis SmartNICs (4GA)
  • NT40E3-4-PTP analysis SmartNICs (3GA and 4GA)
  • NT20E3-2-PTP analysis SmartNICs (3GA and 4GA)
  • NT20E2 capture and in-line SmartNICs (3GA)
  • NT20E2-PTP analysis SmartNICs (3GA)
  • NT4E2-4-PTP analysis SmartNICs (3GA)
  • NT4E capture and in-line SmartNICs (3GA)
  • NT4E-STD capture SmartNICs (3GA)

Operating systems

The Link™ Capture Software 11.4 release supports:

  • Linux kernel 3.0 to 3.19 and 4.3 to 4.18, 64-bit
    Note: For Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA only Linux kernel 3.10 through 4.7 are supported.
  • Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019, 64-bit
Note: Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA is only supported for Linux.
Note: NT40A01-4×10/1-SLB SmartNICs are only supported for Linux.

Feature sets

The Link™ Capture Software 11.4 release corresponds to these feature sets:

  • 4GA:
    • N-ANL11 for Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA as well as NT200A02-2×100/40 (NEW), NT200C01-2×100, NT100E3-1-PTP, NT200A01-2×100/40 running at 2 × 40 Gbit/s, NT200A01-2×40, NT200A01-8×10/2×40, NT80E3-2-PTP, NT80E3-2-PTP-8×10/2×40, NT40E3-4-PTP, NT20E3-2-PTP and NT40A01-4×1
    • N-ANL10 for NT200A01-2×100/40 running at 2 × 100 Gbit/s, NT200A01-2×100 and NT40A01-4×10/1-SLB
  • 3GA:
    • N-ANL3A for the NT100E3-1-PTP, NT40E3-4-PTP and NT20E3-2-PTP analysis SmartNICs
    • N-ANL2 for the NT20E2-PTP and NT4E2-4-PTP analysis SmartNICs
    • N-CAP16 for the NT20E2 capture SmartNICs
    • N-CAP12A for the NT4E capture SmartNICs
    • N-INL8 for the NT20E2 in-line SmartNICs
    • N-INL4A for the NT4E in-line SmartNICs
    • S-CAP2 for the NT4E-STD capture SmartNICs
    Note: The inline profile is not supported.

The main features of these feature sets are listed in Feature Sets N-ANL10 and N-ANL11.

New features

These features are new in the Link™ Capture Software 11.4 release:

  • Start-of frame time-stamping on more SmartNICs (not available on NT40E3-4-PTP and Intel® PAC A10 GX)

Napatech Software Suite features

The general features of Napatech Software Suite are described in Napatech Software Suite Features.

Product packages

The Link™ Capture Software 11.4 release consists of these product packages:

  • ntanl_package_3gd_intel_pac-11.4.x-linux
  • ntanl_package_3gd-11.4.x-linux
  • ntanl_package_3gd-11.4.x-windows

The ntanl_package_3gd_intel_pac-11.4.x-linux product package includes two Accelerator Functional Units (AFUs) for the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA for running at 1 × 40 Gbit/s and at 4 × 10 Gbit/s, respectively, Napatech Software Suite, tools packages, libpcap and documentation for standard use. The software components are described in Software. FPGA images for the NT SmartNICs supported by the Link™ Capture Software 11.4 release can be found in one of the other product packages for the Link™ Capture Software 11.4 release.

The ntanl_package_3gd-11.4.x-linux and ntanl_package_3gd-11.4.x-windows product packages include FPGA images for the NT SmartNICs (with imgctrl tool for upgrading), two Accelerator Functional Units (AFUs) for the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA for running at 1 × 40 Gbit/s and at 4 × 10 Gbit/s, respectively, Napatech Software Suite, tools packages, libpcap/WinPcap and documentation. The software components are described in Software.

Included documents

The Link™ Capture Software 11.4 release includes these documents:
Note: All of these documents are not necessarily included in each product package.
Note: The documents can also be found on docs.napatech.com (the Napatech Documentation Portal).
Note: The documents relevant for Napatech 3GA SmartNICs are not included in the product packages for the Link™ Capture Software 11.4 release. They can be found in the corresponding 3GA product packages.
  • Napatech, NT 4GA SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Getting Started, Overview Document, DN-0931 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, Napatech Link™ Capture Software for Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA, Installation and Use, Quick Guide, DN-1113
  • Napatech, Using the Napatech Support Portal, User Guide, DN-1118
  • Napatech, Link™ Capture Software 11.4, Release Summary, DN-1195 (NEW)
  • Napatech, Napatech Software Suite, From Green Bay 2 to Link™ Capture Software 11.4, Migration Document, DN-1197 (NEW)
  • Napatech, Napatech Software Suite, From Link™ Capture Software 11.2 to Link™ Capture Software 11.4, Migration Document, DN-1196 (NEW)
  • Napatech, NT200A02-SCC, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1169 (NEW)
  • Napatech, NT200A02-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1200 (NEW)
  • Napatech, NT200A01-SCC, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1016 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT200A01-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1017 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT100E3-1-PTP and NT200C01-SCC, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0848 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT100E3-1-PTP-NEBS and NT200C01-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0896 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT80E3-2-PTP, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0980 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT80E3-2-PTP-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0981 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT40A01-SCC, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0954 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT40A01-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0955 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT40E3-4-PTP, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0797 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT40E3-4-PTP-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0897 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT20E3-2-PTP, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0904 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT20E3-2-PTP-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0905 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Software Installation for Linux, Software Installation Guide, DN-0379 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite and WinPcap, 4GA Software Installation for Windows, Software Installation Guide, DN-1067 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, libpcap Installation, Software Installation Guide, DN-0428
  • Napatech, 4GA SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Software Architecture, Overview Document, DN-0810 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, Napatech Software Suite, Reference Documentation, DN-0449 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, 4GA SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Time-Stamping and Time Synchronization, User Guide, DN-0985 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, 4GA SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Statistics, User Guide, DN-0986
  • Napatech, 4GA SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Multi-CPU Distribution, User Guide, DN-0988
  • Napatech, NT SmartNICs, Handling FPGA Images, User Guide, DN-0487 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Basic Troubleshooting, User Guide, DN-0737
  • Napatech, Napatech Software Suite, Running Snort, Application Note, DN-0666
  • Napatech, Napatech Software Suite, Opening Multiple Network Streams as One, Application Note, DN-0740
  • Napatech, NT SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Qualifying, Fine-Tuning and Troubleshooting Time Synchronization, Application Note, DN-0793
  • Napatech, NT80E3-2-PTP, Running at 8 × 10 Gbit/s, Application Note, DN-1133 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, 4GA SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Feature Set N-ANL11, Feature Description, DN-1128 (UPDATED)