Installing

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

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Quick Guide

There are a number of prerequisites for installing Napatech Link™ Capture Software for use with Intel® PAC A10 GX. You can then prepare the server for installation, and install the Napatech Link™ Capture Software.

Prerequisites

Ensure that:
  1. Your Intel platform is from the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family or higher. This is because we require support for PCIe Access Control Services (ACS).
  2. You have installed RHEL/CentOS 7.4 or later.

    Use the lsb_release command to check the operating system release.

    Install lsb_release and check your release version:
    sudo yum install redhat-lsb
    lsb_release -d
    You will see output similar to this:
    Description: CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core)
  3. You have installed one or more Intel® PAC A10 GX acceleration cards.

    Use the lscpi command to list the installed Intel® PAC A10 GX acceleration cards and Napatech SmartNICs.

    Install pciutils and check the installed cards:
    sudo yum install pciutils
    lspci -nn |grep -E '(8086:09c4|18f4:)'
    You will see output similar to this:
    04:00.0 Processing accelerators [1200]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:09c4]
    82:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Napatech A/S NT40E3-4-PTP Network Adapter 4x10Gb [18f4:0145]
  4. You have installed the QSFP+ 40G pluggables, optionally with breakout cables to 4×10G, in each Intel® PAC A10 GX acceleration card.

Preparing the server for installation of Napatech Link™ Capture Software

Complete these tasks to prepare the server:
  1. Set BIOS and kernel options: Set up BIOS and Kernel Options
  2. Install the OPAE framework: Installing the OPAE Framework

Installing Napatech Link™ Capture Software

Complete these tasks to install the software:
  1. Install Napatech Link™ Capture Software: Installing Napatech Link™ Capture Software
  2. Select 4×10G or 1×40G loadable AFU image: Selecting 1×40G or 4×10G
  3. Request license keys: Requesting the License Key for Napatech Link™ Capture Software
  4. Install license keys: Installing the License Key for Napatech Link™ Capture Software