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NVIDIA DOCA Release Notes

NVIDIA DOCA SDK release notes containing information on new features, bug fixes, and known issues.

The NVIDIA® DOCA SDK is a software suite supporting the NVIDIA® BlueField®-2 DPU device.

1.1. Installation Notes

Refer to the DOCA Installation Guide for information on:

  • Setting up NVIDIA® DOCA SDK on your NVIDIA® BlueField®-2 DPU
  • Supported BlueField-2 platforms
  • Supported host operating systems
  • Package contents

1.2. Technical Support

Customers who purchased products directly from NVIDIA are invited to contact us on the NVIDIA Support website.

  • Enhanced flow lib
  • Added new libraries:
    • Telemetry
    • AppShield – alpha support
  • Added gRPC support
    • Infrastructure service for gRPC management
    • Flow lib based gRPC for remote programming
    • DPI lib based gRPC for remote programming
    • Applications based gRPC for remote execution
  • Added new reference applications
    • IPS
    • File scan
    • Telemetry
  • Added new DOCA containerized applications and services
    • Containerized applications
      • Application recognition
      • URL filter
      • IPS
    • Services
      • DOCA telemetry service (DTS)
    • Development and deployment containers
      • DOCA base-runtime container
      • DOCA full-runtime container
      • DOCA development container
  • Added DOCA integration with NVIDIA catalog (NGC)
  • Added support for DOCA arg parser
  • First support for DPU-GPU converged accelerators
  • New DOCA guides:
    • Developer Guide
    • DOCA Telemetry Programmers Guide
    • AppShield Programmers Guide
    • Telemetry Reference Application
    • IPS Reference Application
    • File Scan Reference Application
    • Arg Parser
    • Container Deployment
    • DPU CLI
    • gRPC Infrastructure
    • Virtual Functions

The following table lists the known issues and limitations for this release of DOCA SDK.

Reference Description
2872829 Description: DOCA gRPC orchestrator is missing the default port configuration for the DOCA IPS example application.
Workaround: Spawning the gRPC-enabled application must be done using the orchestrators -p/--portcreate option, explicitly specifying a network port to be used.
Reported in version: 1.2
2872883 Description: The Python gRPC clients of DOCA Application Recognition, DOCA IPS, and DOCA Flow are missing the executable (+x) privilege.
Workaround: The Python clients must be executed using the following command:
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Reported in version: 1.2
2873129 Description: Some DOCA gRPC-enabled programs, such as DOCA Application Recognition, sometimes fail to terminate even after they receiving the "destroy" command.
Workaround: From the BlueField, run:
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pidof doca_application_recognition_grpc kill -9 <pid as returned from "pidof">

Reported in version: 1.2

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