4. Managing an FPGA Board
You can install multiple Custom Platforms simultaneously on the same system with the aocl install utility. The Custom Platform subdirectory contains the board_env.xml file.
In a system with multiple Custom Platforms, ensure that the host program uses the FPGA Client Driver (FCD), formerly Altera Client Driver (ACD), to discover the boards rather than linking to the Custom Platform memory-mapped device (MMD) libraries directly.
FCD is set up for you when you run the aocl install utility. The installed BSP is registered on the system so the runtime and SDK utilities can find the necessary BSP files.
Do not move a BSP to a different directory after you install it. To move a BSP:
- Uninstall the BSP from its current location with the aocl uninstall utility.
- Change the BSP directory.
- Reinstall the BSP in the new location with the aocl install utility.
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