Release Note for Napatech Link-Inline™ Software version 3.0.0 for Linux

Release date



Software package version ntinl_package-linux-3.0.0.


Napatech Link-Inline Software 3.0.0 is a release that introduces:

  • Support for 2x100G port speed on NT200A02 (FPGA image 9563-55-16) with Native DPDK driver (version 22.11.1) with support for the following features
    • Flow lookup (based on Flow Matcher)
    • Policy lookup and enforcement (based on leaky bucket algorithm)
      • Support for up to 4 policies
    • MBR Policing support
    • IPv4 and IPv6 support
    • Flow mirroring support
    • Subnet filtering (E.g. Can be used for subnet filtering on a per gNB basis in a 5G networks)
    • Scatter-gather buffer system – to improve packet latency through the slow path (all packets going to the host system)
    • GTP de-/en-capsulation
    • NAT support (IPv4 only)
    • DSCP tagging support
    • Billing Counters
    • Kubernetes support using Napatech Device Plugin
    • VFs and support for connecting to VFs through Kubernetes containers
    • rte_flow configuration through remote app that access PFs thought Linux sockets
    • Inline UPF Demo application

  • Limited features in this release
    • Reduced Flow learning rate (in the 150k/s range)

Please refer to the documentation and release notes for details on the new features, bug fixes and which SmartNIC products the new features apply to. Documentation is available here:

Operating systems

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Linux 4.0 -> 4.18 (64-bit)
  • Linux 5.0 -> 5.19 (64-bit)

    The software has been qualified on: CentOS 8

Hardware / FPGA images
Hardware FPGA images Description
NT200A02 200-9563-55-16 2x100G port speed, Inline Flow Management

Supported server architectures

  • Intel x86 64 bit
  • AMD EPYC Gen2 64 bit

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Test status

Complete test plan


Documentation is not included in this package but is available on the Napatech Documentation Portal (see links above)

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