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Software Release Note AlliedWare Plus Version 5.3.2-0.1
Software Release Note
AlliedWare Plus Version 5.3.2-0.1
For SwitchBlade x908, x900 Series, and x600 Series Switches
Contents
Introduction.............................................................................................................................................................................1
Acknowledgements ............................................................................................................................................................2
New Features and Enhancements .............................................................................................................................3
Changes in this Version ....................................................................................................................................................4
Installing this Software Version.....................................................................................................................................8
Installing the GUI..................................................................................................................................................................9
Introduction
This release note describes the new features and enhancements in AlliedWare Plus software
version 5.3.2 since version 5.3.1. For more information, see the Software Reference for your
switch. The software and documentation files for this version are available from
http://www.alliedtelesis.co.nz/support/updates/awp.html.
Software file details for this version are listed in Table 1 below. There is no new GUI file for
this version; the GUI file listed in the table below for use with software version 5.3.2 is the
same as for software version 5.3.1.
Table 1: Switch models and software file names
Date
GUI file
(unchanged)
Models
Series
Software file
x600-24Ts, x600-24Ts/XP,
x600-48Ts, x600-48Ts/XP
x600
r6-5.3.2-0.1.rel 29 Jun 2009
gui_531_20.jar
SwitchBlade x908
SwitchBlade r1-5.3.2-0.1.rel 29 Jun 2009
gui_531_20.jar
x900-12XT/S, x900-24
x900
gui_531_20.jar
r1-5.3.2-0.1.rel 29 Jun 2009
Caution: Using a software version file for the wrong switch model may cause unpredictable
results, including disruption to the network.
Information in this release note is subject to change without notice and does not represent a
commitment on the part of Allied Telesis, Inc. While every effort has been made to ensure
that the information contained within this document and the features and changes described
are accurate, Allied Telesis, Inc. can not accept any type of liability for errors in, or omissions
arising from, the use of this information.
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Acknowledgements
This product includes software developed by the University of California, Berkeley and its
contributors. Copyright ©1982, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993 The Regents of the University of
California. All rights reserved.
This product includes software licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) available
from: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl2.html
Source code for all GPL licensed software in this product can be obtained from the Allied
Telesis GPL Code Download Centre at:
http://www.alliedtelesis.com/support/default.aspx
Allied Telesis is committed to meeting the requirements of the open source licenses including
the GNU General Public License (GPL) and will make all required source code available.
If you would like a copy of the GPL source code contained in Allied Telesis products, please
send us a request by registered mail including a cheque for US$15 to cover production and
shipping costs and a CD with the GPL code will be mailed to you.
GPL Code Request
Allied Telesis Labs (Ltd)
PO Box 8011
Christchurch
New Zealand
©2009 Allied Telesis, Inc. All rights reserved.
This documentation is subject to change without notice. No part of this publication may be
reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or any means electronic or
mechanical, including photocopying and recording for any purpose other than the purchaser's
internal use without the written permission of Allied Telesis, Inc.
Allied Telesis, AlliedWare Plus, EPSRing, SwitchBlade, and VCStack are trademarks or registered
trademarks in the United States and elsewhere of Allied Telesis, Inc. Adobe, Acrobat, and
Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the
United States and/or other countries. Additional brands, names and products mentioned
herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
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New Features and Enhancements
This software version includes the following main new features and enhancements. For a list of
all new and modified features and commands, see “Changes in this Version” on page 4. For
more information about all features on the switch, see the Software Reference for your switch.
Unless otherwise stated, all new features and enhancements are available on all switch models
running AlliedWare Plus.
LLDP
Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is an open standards L2 protocol that allows a network
device to advertise its identity and capabilities on the local network. Important uses of LLDP
are discovery of IP phone connections and generation of network maps from network devices.
For example, the Allied Telesis NMS network management system utilizes LLDP for device
discovery.
Policy-based Routing
Policy-based routing (PBR) is a way to provide multiple (different cost) paths to the same
destination. The choice of which path a particular packet will follow is based on policies or rules
set by the network manager. Policy-based routing is useful in providing equal access, protocolsensitive routing, or to control where different sets of traffic are forwarded when network
amalgamation has resulted in overlapping address spaces.
Query Solicitation
Query Solicitation minimizes loss of multicast data after a network topology change. It is
important in multicast networks when used in combination with STP or EPSR to provide fast
recovery from network failures.
Switch Port Resiliency Link
This feature enables the Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStackTM) resiliency link to be configured on
switch ports. This is primarily required to enable VCStack on x600 Series switches to configure
the resiliency link, but it is also useful to simplify cabling in other VCStack implementations.
EPSR Enhancements
Two enhancements have been made to the Allied Telesis Ethernet Protection Switching Ring
(EPSRingTM):
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EPSR now allows the ring to recover successfully from multiple breaks.
The dependence on the EPSR master node for ring resiliency has been removed. Now
when the master node is unavailable, the ring is able to recover from other failures because
the transit nodes are allowed to take action to heal ring breaks.
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Changes in this Version
Table 2 below lists all new and modified features and commands in this version. Unless
otherwise stated, all new features and enhancements are available on all switch models running
AlliedWare Plus.
If your existing configurations include commands modified in this version (see the Status
column), check whether you need to modify these configurations. For full command
descriptions, see Software Reference for your switch.
Table 2: New and modified features and commands in this version
Feature/Command
Type
Status
Software
Reference
Chapter
Description
Switch enhancement
platform delay-locked- Command New
loop-monitoring
Switching
Commands
x900 Series and SwitchBlade x908 only. This
command should only be used when directed by
Allied Telesis support personnel. This command
allows you to configure the DLL (Delayed Locked
Loop) monitoring parameters used for hardware
environmental monitoring functionality.
IP enhancement
ip gratuitous-arp-link
Command Modified
IP Addressing This command has been modified to send a sequence
and Protocol of 3 Gratuitous ARP packets to allow legacy support
Commands
for older devices and interoperation between other
devices that are not ready to send and receive data
until several seconds after linkup.
IGMP enhancements
Introduction to Query Feature
Solicitation
New
IGMP
Snooping
Introduction
and
Configuration
Query solicitation minimizes the loss of multicast data
after a topology change on networks that use EPSR or
spanning tree (STP, RSTP, or MSTP) for loop
protection.
ip igmp queryholdtime
Command New
IGMP
Multicast
Commands
This command sets the time that an IGMP Querier
waits after receiving a query solicitation before it
sends an IGMP Query. IGMP General Query
messages will not be sent during the hold time
interval.
ip igmp snooping tcn
query solicit
Command New
IGMP
Multicast
Commands
Use this command to enable IGMP (Internet Group
Management Protocol) Snooping TCN (Topology
Change Notification) Query Solicitation globally on all
IGMP interfaces.
ip igmp sourceaddress-check
Command New
IGMP
Multicast
Commands
This command enables the checking of the Source
Address for an IGMP Report, which is the default
behavior, rejecting any IGMP Reports originating on
devices outside the local subnet.
PIM-DM
Commands
This command configures PIM-DM to send a limited
number of Graft message retries, after which time the
device will remove all information regarding the
particular (Source, Group), or until the device receives
an acknowledgment, whichever occurs first.
PIM-DM enhancement
ip pim max-graftretries
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Command New
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Table 2: New and modified features and commands in this version
Software
Reference
Chapter
Description (cont.)
Modified
Quality of
Service
(QoS)
The maximum number of class maps that may be
attached to each policy map has been increased from
32 to 128.
New
Quality of
Service
(QoS)
Policy-based routing provides a means to create
multiple paths to the same destination. The specific
path that any particular packet will take can be based
on configurable network metrics such as priority,
protocol, or VLAN membership.
QoS
Commands
This command is used for setting policy-based routing.
When this command is set, all packets that match a
selected class map will be forwarded to the specified
nexthop. For regular routing to occur between local
subnets each subnet should be configured as class
map and attached to a policy map.
Command Modified
VRRP
Commands
Previous versions of AlliedWare Plus could have an
advertisement-interval between 1 and 10 seconds.
AlliedWare Plus 5.3.2 can have an advertisementinterval between 1 and 255 seconds to comply with
RFC 2338.
Command New
EPSR
Commands
This new command turns on EPSR’s enhanced
recovery features.
Link Layer Discovery
Protocol
Feature
New
LLDP
Introduction
LLDP is an open standards L2 protocol that allows
Ethernet network devices to transmit, receive, and
store device-related information to and from directly
connected devices on the network.
clear lldp statistics
interface
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command clears all LLDP statistics (packet and
event counters) associated with specified ports. If no
port list is supplied, LLDP statistics for all ports are
cleared.
clear lldp table
interface
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command clears the table of LLDP information
received from neighbors through specified ports. If no
port list is supplied, neighbor information is cleared for
all ports.
debug lldp interface
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command enables specific LLDP debug for
specified ports or all ports. When LLDP debugging is
enabled, diagnostic messages are entered into the
system log.
lldp holdtimemultiplier
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command sets the holdtime multiplier value. The
transmit interval is multiplied by the holdtime
multiplier to give the Time To Live (TTL) value that is
advertised to neighbors.
Feature/Command
(cont.)
Type
(cont.)
Status
(cont.)
Associating a classmap with a policymap
Feature
Policy-Based Routing
Feature
QoS enhancements
set ip next-hop (QoS) Command New
VRRP enhancement
advertisementinterval
EPSR enhancement
epsr
enhancedrecovery
enable
LLDP
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Table 2: New and modified features and commands in this version
Type
(cont.)
lldp managementaddress
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command sets the IPv4 address to be advertised
to neighbors (in the Management Address TLV) via
the specified ports. This address will override the
default address for these ports.
lldp notificationinterval
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command sets the notification interval. This is the
minimum interval between LLDP SNMP notifications
(traps).
lldp notifications
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command enables the sending of LLDP SNMP
notifications (traps) relating to specified ports.
lldp reinit
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command sets the value of the reinitialization
delay. This is the minimum time after disabling LLDP
on a port before reinitialization is commenced.
lldp run
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command enables the operation of LLDP on the
switch.
lldp timer
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command sets the value of the transmit interval.
This is the interval between regular transmissions of
LLDP advertisements.
lldp tlv-select
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command enables one or more optional TLVs
(Type Length Value elements), or all TLVs, for
transmission in LLDP advertisements via the specified
ports.
lldp transmit receive
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command enables transmission and/or reception
of LLDP advertisements to or from neighbors through
the specified ports.
lldp tx-delay
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command sets the value of the transmission delay
timer. This is the minimum time interval between
transmitting LLDP advertisements due to a change in
LLDP local information.
show debugging lldp
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command displays LLDP debug settings for
specified ports. If no port list is supplied, LLDP debug
settings for all ports are displayed.
show lldp
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command displays LLDP status and global
configuration settings.
show lldp interface
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command displays LLDP configuration settings for
specified ports or all ports.
show lldp local-info
interface
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command displays local LLDP information that
can be transmitted through specified ports.
show lldp neighbors
detail interface
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command displays in detail the information
received from neighbors via specified ports. If no port
list is supplied, detailed neighbor information for all
ports is displayed.
show lldp neighbors
interface
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command displays a summary of information
received from neighbors via specified ports. If no port
list is supplied, neighbor information for all ports is
displayed.
show lldp statistics
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command displays the global LLDP statistics
(packet and event counters).
show lldp statistics
interface
Command New
LLDP
Commands
This command displays the LLDP statistics (packet and
event counters) for specified ports or all ports.
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Status
(cont.)
Software
Reference
Chapter
Feature/Command
(cont.)
Description (cont.)
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Status
(cont.)
Software
Reference
Chapter
Feature/Command
(cont.)
Type
(cont.)
show running-config
lldp
Command New
File
Management
Commands
This command shows the current running
configuration of LLDP.
LLDP-MIB
MIB
New
SNMP MIBs
The LLDP-MIB is based on IEEE Standard 802.1AB2005, Section 12, LLDP MIB Definitions.
LLDP-EXT-DOT1MIB
MIB
New
SNMP MIBs
The LLDP-EXT-DOT1-MIB is based on IEEE Standard
802.1AB-2005, Annex F, IEEE 802.1 Organizationally
Specific TLVs., Section F.7, IEEE 802.1/LLDP extension
MIB.
snmp-server enable
trap
Command Modified
SNMP
Commands
This command can now be used to enable or disable
the sending of LLDP traps/notifications.
Description (cont.)
Stacking enhancements
Resiliency Link
Configurations via
Switch Ports
Feature
New
Stacking
Introduction
The stack now supports resiliency links that connect
via a VLAN to switch ports. The resiliency link carries
no network data. Its function is to provide additional
stack status information to enable the stack members
to more accurately decide whether it is appropriate
for one of them to take over the role of stack master if
the existing master fails.
show stack full-debug
Command New
Stacking
Commands
Displays a detailed history of important debug-level
log messages relating to current stack members. Note
that this command is provided for AT support staff;
and is not intended for general use.
stack resiliencylink
Command New/
Modified
Stacking
Commands
New on x600
Modified on x900 Series and SwitchBlade x908
This command enables the switch ports (attached to a
dedicated resiliency-link VLAN) and the eth0 port (on
x900 Series and SwitchBlade x908), to provide the
VCStack resiliency link function. Resiliency connections
are now able to support ring or hub-based topologies.
stack software-autosynchronize
Command Modified
Stacking
Commands
The optional parameter “all” has been added. This
enables you to apply the software autosynchronization to either selected stack members or
candidates, or all stack members and candidates.
switchport
resiliencylink
Command New/
Modified
Stacking
Commands
New on x600 Series
Modified on x900 Series and SwitchBlade x908.
This command configures switch ports to be
members of the stack resiliency link VLAN. Note that
these switch ports will only be used for stack
resiliency-link traffic and will not perform any other
function, or carry any other traffic.
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Installing this Software Version
To use this software version, your switch must already be running AlliedWare Plus. Contact
your distributor or reseller for more information. The software version file is available from the
Allied Telesis support site: http://www.alliedtelesis.co.nz/support/updates/awp.html. AT-TFTP
Server software is also available from this site.
To install and enable this software version, use the following steps:
1.
Copy the software version file (.rel) onto your TFTP server.
2.
If necessary, delete or move files to create space in the switch’s Flash memory for the
new file.
To see the memory usage, use the command:
awplus#show file systems
To list files, use the command:
awplus#dir
To delete files, use the command:
awplus#del <filename>
You cannot delete the current boot file.
3.
Copy the new release from your TFTP server onto the switch.
awplus#copy tftp flash
Follow the onscreen prompts to specify the server and file.
4.
Set the switch to reboot with the new software version.
awplus#configure
awplus(config)#boot system r1-5.3.2-0.1.rel
Return to Privileged Exec mode and check the boot settings, by using the commands:
awplus(config)#exit
awplus#show boot
5.
Reboot using the new software version.
awplus#reload
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Installing the GUI
This section describes how to install and set up the AlliedWare Plus GUI using an SD card or a
TFTP server. The GUI Java applet file is available in a compressed (.zip) file from the Allied
Telesis support site: http://www.alliedtelesis.co.nz/support/updates/awp.html. The version
number in the GUI Java applet filename (.jar) gives the earliest version of the software file (.rel)
that the GUI can operate with. AT-TFTP Server software is also available from the support site.
To install and run the AlliedWare Plus GUI requires the following system products and setup:
■
PC Platform:
Windows XP SP2 and up / Windows Vista SP1 and up
■
Browser: (must support Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 6)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and up / Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and up
To install the GUI on your switch, use the following steps:
1.
Copy the GUI Java applet file (.jar extension) onto your TFTP server or SD card.
2.
Connect to the switch’s management port, then log into the switch.
3.
If necessary, delete or move files to create space in the switch’s Flash memory for the
new file.
To see the memory usage, use the command:
awplus#show file systems
To list files, use the command:
awplus#dir
To delete files, use the command:
awplus#del <filename>
You cannot delete the current boot file.
4.
Assign an IP address for connecting to the GUI. Use the commands:
awplus#configure terminal
awplus(config)#interface vlan1
awplus(config-if)#ip address <address>/<prefix-length>
Where <address> is the IP address that you will subsequently browse to when you
connect to the GUI Java applet. For example, to give the switch an IP address of
192.168.2.6, with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, use the command:
awplus(config-if)#ip address 192.168.2.6/24
5.
If required, configure a default gateway for the switch.
awplus(config-if)#exit
awplus(config)#ip route 0.0.0.0/0 <gateway-address>
Where <gateway-address> is the IP address for your gateway device. You do not need to
define a default gateway if you browse to the switch from within its own subnet.
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6.
Copy the GUI file onto your switch from the TFTP server or SD card.
TFTP server: Use the command:
awplus#copy tftp://<server-address>/<filename.jar> flash:/
where <server-address> is the IP address of the TFTP server, and where <filename.jar> is
the filename of the GUI Java applet.
SD card: Insert the SD card into the SD slot on the front of your switch, and use the
command:
awplus#copy card:/<filename.jar> flash:/
where <filename.jar> is the filename of the GUI Java applet.
7.
Create a user account for logging into the GUI.
awplus(config)#username <username> privilege 15 guiuser password
<password>
You can create multiple users to log into the GUI. For information about the username
command, see the AlliedWare Plus Software Reference.
8.
Log into the GUI.
Start a browser and enter the switch’s IP address. The GUI starts up and displays a login
screen. Log in with the username and password specified in the previous step.
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