Installing 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

Install Napatech Link™ Capture Software using the package installer script included in the product release package.

Before you begin

You need to install the following:
  • Linux kernel development headers, GCC version 4.0 or later, glibc, and make (you should have already installed these in Installing the OPAE Framework)
  • ncurses version 5.0 or later (only applies to the monitoring, profiling and setup_wizard tools):
    sudo yum install ncurses

Procedure

  1. Go to the Napatech site: https://www.napatech.com/products/link-capture-software-for-intel/.
  2. From the toolbar, click Download Software.
    Icons available from Napatech website for Intel software, including Download Software option
    Scroll down to Link™ Capture Software for Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA and download either the Windows or Linux product package.
  3. Unpack the product package:
    tar xzf ntanl_package_3gd_intel_pac-x.y.z-linux.tar.gz
    cd ntanl_package_3gd_intel_pac-x.y.z-linux
    The unpacked product directory contains:
    • Product package release notes.
    • A readme file, describing the product package content.
    • A package install shell script, a product package install script.
    • A documentation subdirectory.
    • A subdirectory for each product package component, containing release notes and an installer file for the component.
  4. Install the Napatech driver and tools:
    Note: You need root privileges to install and compile the Linux driver and the tools.
    sudo package_install_3gd-x.y.z.sh

    The product package installer script is located in the root directory. This installs the driver software, the tools, documentation, FPGA images, and optionally a version of libpcap.

    If the product package installer script detects that a version of the driver software is already installed, you can update the existing installation, delete the existing installation before commencing, or quit the installation script.

    You can install a version of libpcap with Napatech extensions. For more information about libpcap with Napatech extensions, see DN-0428.

    The /opt/napatech3/ directory, including subfolders, is created. The driver is installed and compiled to match the target Linux kernel version.

    Note: Napatech Link™ Capture Software with Intel® PAC A10 GX does not show up as a standard network interface when you run network tools such as ifconfig or ip. See Overview for more information.