Network Processor - Teradata Director Program

Teradata® Director Program Reference - 17.20

Deployment
VantageCloud
VantageCore
Edition
Enterprise
IntelliFlex
Lake
VMware
Product
Teradata Director Program
Release Number
17.20
Published
June 2022
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2023-11-17
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Product Category
Teradata Tools and Utilities

A Network Processor (NP) is a network connection to the database that is used by TDP to communicate with that database system. Many NPs can be used for communication between the database and a TDP.

Unlike CP devices, NP connections are not configured to the operating system. TDP uses the operating system IP stack to communicate with NPs. TDP does not access this stack unless a TDP START NP command is issued. If the appropriate IP stack is not operational, the NP will wait for its availability; in effect, an unavailable stack is considered a communication loss.

NPs and CPs may both be used simultaneously by the same TDP.