Installing the License Key for 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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Intel® PAC
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Quick Guide

When you receive your license key, follow these steps to install it.

Make sure you have requested and received your license key for each Intel® PAC A10 GX card. See Requesting the License Key for Napatech Link™ Capture Software for more information.

  1. Make a backup copy of the file.
    Note: This is in case you delete the entire installation directory /opt/napatech3 during re-installation or update of the Napatech Link™ Capture Software.
  2. Install the ntlicense.key file:
    sudo cp ntlicense.key /opt/napatech3/config/
    ntlicense.key is a text file that contains one or more license keys. It can contain license keys for several AFU images for the same Intel® PAC A10 GX acceleration card.
  3. Verify the installation:
    1. Stop ntservice and remove the /opt/napatech3/config/ntservice.ini file:
      $ sudo /opt/napatech3/bin/ntstop.sh 
      Stopping NTService (this may take a while)
      NTService stopped                                           [Done]
      
      $ sudo rm /opt/napatech3/config/ntservice.ini
    2. Restart ntservice without any previous configuration to check that it now loads the selected AFU images during initialization:
      sudo /opt/napatech3/bin/ntstart.sh
    3. Check that the Intel® PAC A10 GX acceleration card is available by running this command:
      /opt/napatech3/bin/adapterinfo
      Here is an example of the output:
      adapterinfo (v. 3.9.1.133-1fad3)
      ==============================================================================
      System: 3.9.1.133
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Adapters:  2
      Ports:     8
      ==============================================================================
      Adapter 0: NT40E3-4-PTP-ANL Analysis Network Adapter PCIe Gen3 4x10Gb SFP+
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Bus ID:             0000:82:00.0
      PCI ID:             18F4:0145
      FPGA ID:            200-9502-10-07-00
      Feature level:      N-ANL11
      Profile:            Capture
      Supported profiles: Capture
      
      AVR version:  3.0i
      
      Ports:            4
      Port Range:       0 - 3
      Descriptor:       Standard
      Timestamp:        Native Unix
      TimestampMethod:  EOF (End of Frame)
      
      RX host buffers:   4
      TX host buffers:   4
      
      Port #0 MAC : 00.0D.E9.03.C2.48
      Port #1 MAC : 00.0D.E9.03.C2.49
      Port #2 MAC : 00.0D.E9.03.C2.4A
      Port #3 MAC : 00.0D.E9.03.C2.4B
      
      SDRAM size  : 4GB
      
      Bus type                : PCI Express 3
      Link width supported    : x8
      Link width negotiated   : x8
      Link speed              : 8.0 GT/s
      Max payload supported   : 512
      Max payload negotiated  : 256
      Max expected throughput : 58661 Mbps (calculated)
      ==============================================================================
      Adapter 1: Intel PAC A10 GX 4x10 Analysis Network Adapter
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Bus ID:             0000:04:00.0
      PCI ID:             8086:09C4
      FPGA ID:            200-7000-12-02-00
      Feature level:      N-ANL12
      Profile:            Capture
      Supported profiles: Capture
      
      
      Ports:            4
      Port Range:       4 - 7
      Descriptor:       Standard
      Timestamp:        Native Unix
      TimestampMethod:  EOF (End of Frame)
      
      RX host buffers:   4
      TX host buffers:   4
      
      Port #4 MAC : 00.0B.3E.01.DD.AC
      Port #5 MAC : 00.0B.3E.01.DD.AD
      Port #6 MAC : 00.0B.3E.01.DD.AE
      Port #7 MAC : 00.0B.3E.01.DD.AF
      
      SDRAM size  : 4GB
      
      Bus type                : PCI Express 3
      Link width supported    : x8
      Link width negotiated   : x8
      Link speed              : 8.0 GT/s
      Max payload supported   : 512
      Max payload negotiated  : 256
      Max expected throughput : 44914 Mbps
      ==============================================================================
  4. Your installation is complete.