NT80E3-2-PTP-8×10/2×40

Handling FPGA Images

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Container package

The .ntimg container package for the NT80E3-2-PTP-8×10/2×40 SmartNIC contains:
  • An 8 × 10 Gbit/s .ntimg container package
  • A 2 × 40 Gbit/s .ntimg container package
  • An index file

The content of the index file is fixed. It controls that the 8 × 10 Gbit/s image is in image bank 0 and the 2 × 40 Gbit/s image is in image bank 1. It also controls which image is the primary image by default.

Default image

By default the SmartNIC runs on the image in bank 0, which is the 8 × 10 Gbit/s image.

This is an example of an output from a --query command on a SmartNIC in default mode.
imgctrl --adapter 1 --query
imgctrl v3.7.0.13-cde2e (Sep 13 2018 05:59:55) (Logfile: /tmp/imgctrl.log)
Scanning for Napatech adapters..
Adapter 1:
     PCI SLOT        : 0000:05:00.0
     PCI DEVICE ID   : 0165
     PCI LANES       : x16
     ADAPTER TYPE    : NT80E3_2_PTP PCI Express Gen3 2x40Gb QSFP+ platform
RUNNING FPGA:
     FPGA IDENT      : 200-9519-15-01-0000
FPGA BANK0:
     PRODUCT CODE    : 9519
     VERSION         : 15.01
     DOWNLOADED BY   : kje
FPGA BANK1:
     PRODUCT CODE    : 9503
     VERSION         : 15.01
     DOWNLOADED BY   : kje
SUPPORTCHIP INFO:
     NT80E3_2_PTP    : v3.5j
FPGA IMAGE STATE:
     IMAGE STATE     : NEUTRAL (code 0)
     PRIMARY BANK    : 0
     RUNNING BANK    : 0

Switching to 2 × 40 Gbit/s operation

The NT80E3-2-PTP-8×10/2×40 SmartNIC can be switched from 8 × 10 Gbit/s operation to 2 × 40 Gbit/s operation as shown in this example:
$ imgctrl --switch --adapter 1
$ imgctrl --switch --confirm --adapter 1

The --switch command forces the SmartNIC to run on the 2 × 40 Gbit/s image. The --switch --confirm command changes the primary image to the running image, that is the 2 × 40 Gbit/s image in image bank 1.

This is an example of an output from a --query command after the --switch command above.
imgctrl --adapter 1 --query
imgctrl v3.7.0.13-cde2e (Sep 13 2018 05:59:55) (Logfile: /tmp/imgctrl.log)
Scanning for Napatech adapters..
Adapter 1:
     PCI SLOT        : 0000:05:00.0
     PCI DEVICE ID   : 0165
     PCI LANES       : x16
     ADAPTER TYPE    : NT80E3_2_PTP PCI Express Gen3 2x40Gb QSFP+ platform
RUNNING FPGA:
     FPGA IDENT      : 200-9503-15-01-0000
FPGA BANK0:
     PRODUCT CODE    : 9519
     VERSION         : 15.01
     DOWNLOADED BY   : kje
FPGA BANK1:
     PRODUCT CODE    : 9503
     VERSION         : 15.01
     DOWNLOADED BY   : kje
SUPPORTCHIP INFO:
     NT80E3_2_PTP    : v3.5j
FPGA IMAGE STATE:
     IMAGE STATE     : NEUTRAL (code 0)
     PRIMARY BANK    : 1
     RUNNING BANK    : 1

Style Conventions

Bold typeface is used for names of, for instance, user interface elements and software components.

Italic typeface is used for replaceable text.

Monospaced typeface is used for code, commands and file names.

Abbreviations

a

Adapter

ANL

ANaLysis

b

Brief

BNF

Backus-Naur Form

BSD

Berkeley Software Distribution

CPLD

Complex Programmable Logic Device

Ctrl

ConTRoL

DN

Document Number

FF

Full-Featured

Fpga, FPGA

Field-Programmable Gate Array

func

FUNCtion

ID

IDentifier

imgctrl

IMaGe ConTRoL

nt, NT

NapaTech

p

Program

PCI

Peripheral Component Interconnect

PCIe

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express

PCI-X

Peripheral Component Interconnect eXtended

q

Query

Rev.

REVision

s

Switch

SCC

Self-Contained Cooling

v

Verbose

v, V

Version

References

DN-0128

Napatech, NT Adapters with Napatech Driver Software, Software Installation Guide for Linux

DN-0164

Napatech, NT Adapters with Napatech Driver Software, Software Installation Guide for FreeBSD

DN-0184

Napatech, NT Adapters with Napatech Driver Software, Software Installation Guide for Windows