Contents of the Link™ Capture Software 12.3 Release

Link™ Capture Software 12.3 Release Summary

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Release Summary

Hardware platforms

The Link™ Capture Software 12.3 release applies to these hardware platforms:

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

Operating systems

The Link™ Capture Software 12.3 release supports:

  • Linux kernel 3.x, 4.x and 5.x, 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: NT200A01-2x25/10/2x40 and NT40A01-4×10/1-SLB SmartNICs are only supported for Linux.

Supported server architectures

These server architectures are supported:

  • Intel® x86 64-bit
  • 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ 64-bit

New feature

These features are new in the Link™ Capture Software 12.3 release:

  • Optical support for 4 × 25/10 Gbit/s capture/replay image on NT200A02
  • Support for the G.8275.1 PTP profile

Napatech Software Suite features

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

Product packages

The Link™ Capture Software 12.3 release consists of these product packages:

  • ntanl_package_3gd-12.3.x-linux
  • ntanl_package_3gd-12.3.x-windows

The ntanl_package_3gd-12.3.x-linux product package includes 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, driver software, tools packages, libpcap/WinPcap and documentation. The software components are described in Software.

The ntanl_package_3gd-12.3.x-windows product package includes FPGA images for the NT SmartNICs (with imgctrl tool for upgrading), driver software, tools packages, libpcap/WinPcap and documentation. The software components are described in Software.

Included documents

The Link™ Capture Software 12.3 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 12.3 release. They can be found in the corresponding 3GA product packages.
  • Napatech, NT 4GA SmartNICs with Napatech Link™ Software, 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 12.3, Release Summary, DN-1257 (NEW)
  • Napatech, From Link™ Capture Software 12.2 to Link™ Capture Software 12.3, Migration Document, DN-1258 (NEW)
  • Napatech, From Green Bay 2 to Link™ Capture Software 12.3, Migration Document, DN-1259 (NEW)
  • Napatech, NT200A02-SCC, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1169 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, NT200A02-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-1200 (UPDATED)
  • 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
  • Napatech, NT100E3-1-PTP-NEBS and NT200C01-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0896
  • 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
  • Napatech, NT40A01-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0955
  • Napatech, NT40E3-4-PTP, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0797
  • Napatech, NT40E3-4-PTP-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0897
  • Napatech, NT20E3-2-PTP, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0904
  • Napatech, NT20E3-2-PTP-NEBS, Installation and Specifications, Hardware Installation Guide, DN-0905
  • Napatech, SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Software Installation for Linux, Software Installation Guide, DN-0379
  • Napatech, NT SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite and WinPcap, 4GA Software Installation for Windows, Software Installation Guide, DN-1067
  • Napatech, SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, libpcap Installation, Software Installation Guide, DN-0428
  • Napatech, Napatech Link™ Software, Software Architecture, Overview Document, DN-0810 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, Napatech Software Suite, Reference Documentation, DN-0449 (UPDATED)
  • Napatech, Napatech Link™ Software, Handling FPGA Images, User Guide, DN-0487
  • Napatech, SmartNICs with Napatech Software Suite, Basic Troubleshooting, User Guide, DN-0737
  • 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, Napatech Link™ Software, Stateful Flow Management, User Guide, DN-1227
  • 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, Napatech Link™ Software Features, Feature Description, DN-1128 (UPDATED)