DOCA Documentation v1.5.1


DOCA Overview
This is an overview of the structure of NVIDIA DOCA documentation. It walks you through DOCA's developer zone portal which contains all the information about the DOCA toolkit from NVIDIA, providing everything you need to develop DPU-accelerated applications.
Release Notes
NVIDIA DOCA SDK release notes containing information on new features, bug fixes, and known issues.
EULA
NVIDIA DOCA SDK end-user license agreement.
Glossary
This document provides a list of terms and acronyms in the DOCA documentation.

Installation and Setup


Linux Installation Guide
This document details the necessary steps to set up NVIDIA DOCA in your Linux environment.
Developer Guide
This document details the recommended steps to set up an NVIDIA DOCA development environment.

API References


DOCA Driver APIs
This document contains DOCA driver APIs.
DOCA Library APIs
This document contains DOCA libraries APIs.

Programming Guides


Programming Guides Overview
This document provides an overview of the programming guides for the DOCA libraries implemented on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
App Shield Programming Guide
This document provides instructions on using the DOCA App Shield API.
Arg Parser Programming Guide
This document provides an overview and configuration instructions for DOCA Arg Parser API.
Comm Channel Programming Guide
This guide provides instructions on how to use the DOCA Comm Channel API.
Compress Programming Guide
This guide provides instructions on how to use the DOCA Compress API.
DMA Programming Guide
This document provides instructions on building and developing applications that require copying memory using direct memory access (DMA).
DOCA Core Programming Guide
This document provides instructions on how to deploy DOCA core objects.
DPI Programming Guide
The NVIDIA DOCA DPI Programming Guide provides developers instructions to deploy the DOCA DPI library.
FlexIO SDK Programming Guide
This guide provides an overview and configuration instructions for DOCA FlexIO SDK API.
Flow Programming Guide
This document provides developers with instructions for deploying the DOCA Flow library, and Flow API philosophy and usage.
IPsec Programming Guide
This guide provides developers with instructions on building and developing applications that require IPsec objects for DOCA Flow encryption and decryption.
RegEx Programming Guide
This document provides developers with instructions on building and developing applications that wish to use RegEx pattern matching.
Rivermax (RMAX) Programming Guide
This guide provides an overview and configuration instructions for the DOCA Rivermax API.
SHA Programming Guide
This guide provides developer focused instructions on deploying and programming the DOCA SHA library.
Telemetry Programming Guide
This document provides an overview and configuration instructions for DOCA Telemetry API.
UCX Programming Guide
The document provides instructions for developing applications on top of the UCX library.

Samples


Samples Overview
This document provides an overview of the DOCA samples implemented on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
App Shield Samples
This document provides DOCA App Shield library sample implementations on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Comm Channel Samples
This document provides Comm Channel sample implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Compress Samples
This guide provides DOCA Compress sample implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
DMA Samples
This document provides DMA sample implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
DPI Samples
This document provides DPI sample implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
FlexIO Samples
This guide provides FlexIO sample implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Flow Samples
This document provides DOCA Flow sample implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
RegEx Samples
This document provides RegEx sample implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Rivermax Samples
This document provides DOCA Rivermax sample implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
SHA Samples
This guide provides DOCA SHA sample implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Telemetry Samples
This document provides DOCA Telemetry sample implementations on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.

Reference Applications


Applications Overview
This document provides an overview of example DOCA applications implemented on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Allreduce
This document provides a DOCA Allreduce collective operation implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU using UCX.
App Shield Agent
This document provides a process introspection system implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Application Recognition
This document provides application recognition implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
DMA Copy
This guide provides an example of a DMA Copy implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
DNS Filter
This document provides an example of a DNS filter implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
East-west Overlay Encryption
This document describes IPsec based strongSwan solution.
File Compression
This document provides a file compression implementation on top of the NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
File Integrity
This guide provides a file integrity implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
File Scan
This document provides a file scan implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Firewall
This document provides an example of firewall implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
This document provides an intrusion prevention system (IPS) implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
L2 Reflector
This document provides an L2 reflector implementation on top of the NVIDIA® BlueField®-3 DPU.
L4 OVS Firewall
This document provides an L4 OVS firewall implementation example on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
NAT
This document provides a NAT implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Secure Channel
This document provides a secure channel implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Security Gateway
This document provides a security gateway implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Simple Forward VNF
This document provides a Simple Forward implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Switch
This document provides a switch implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
URL Filter
This document provides a URL filter implementation on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.

Tools


Tools Overview
This document describes the set of tools provided by DOCA and their purpose.
Comm Channel Admin Tool
This document describes the Comm Channel Admin Tool, used to monitor Comm Channel services, connections, etc.
DPACC Compiler
This document describes DOCA DPACC Compiler and instructions about DPA toolchain setup and usage, etc.
DPI Compiler
This document describes DPI compiler architecture, supported signatures format, compiler usage, etc.
FlexIO Build
This document describes the DOCA FlexIO Build tool.
RXP Compiler
RegEx compiler pattern syntax and RegEx writers' guide for NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
RXPBench
RXPBench is a performance comparison tool for NVIDIA® BlueField® RXP.
Socket Relay
This document describes DOCA Socket Relay architecture, usage, etc.

DOCA Services


DOCA Services Overview
This document describes the set of services provided by DOCA and their purpose.
DOCA BlueMan Service
This document provides instructions on how to use the DOCA BlueMan service on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
DOCA Firefly Service
This document provides instructions on how to use the DOCA Firefly Service container on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
DOCA Flow Inspector Service
This document provides instructions on how to use the DOCA flow inspector service container on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
DOCA HBN Service
This document provides instructions on how to use the DOCA HBN Service container on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
DOCA Telemetry Service
This document provides instructions on how to use the DOCA Telemetry Service (DTS) container on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.

Miscellaneous


Container Deployment
This document provides an overview and deployment configuration of DOCA containers for NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Crypto Acceleration
This document ability of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU to accelerate crypto operations.
DOCA Service Fluent Logger
This guide provides instructions on how to use the logging infrastructure for DOCA services on top of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
DPU CLI
This document provides quick access to a useful set of CLI commands and utilities on the NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU environment.
Emulated Devices
This document describes the ability of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU to emulate and accelerate physical and virtual host functions.
gRPC Infrastructure
This document provides an overview and configuration instructions for gRPC-supported DOCA infrastructure, applications, and services for NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Modes of Operation
This document describes the modes of operation available for NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Scalable Function (SFs)
This document provides an overview and configuration of scalable functions (sub-functions, or SFs) for NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
TLS Offload
This guide provides an overview and configuration steps of TLS hardware offloading via kernel-TLS, using hardware capabilities of NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Troubleshooting Guide
This document provides troubleshooting information for common issues and misconfigurations encountered when using DOCA for NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU.
Virtual Functions
This document provides an overview and configuration of virtual functions for NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU and demonstrates a use case for running the DOCA Applications over the host.
vSwitch and Representors Model
This document provides information on the control of the NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU embedded switch and representation of the host network functions.

Archives


Documentation Archives
Archived documentation of previous DOCA software releases.