Configuring Napatech Link™ Capture Software

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

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Quick Guide

Use the setup_wizard tool to configure Napatech Link™ Capture Software for applications that can use libpcap or NTAPI.

Introduction

You can configure Napatech Link™ Capture Software in several ways:
  • Use the interactive setup_wizard tool that walks you through the configuration. For most users, this is the primary configuration method.

  • To offload processing from your host CPUs, you can take advantage of Napatech hardware-accelerated filtering and packet processing. Do this by adding filter expressions to one of the configuration files created using the setup_wizard tool.

Filter expressions written in NTPL (Napatech Programming Language) can, for example, be used to hardware-accelerate filtering on SmartNIC ports, IP addresses, protocols and errored packets.