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Offline Telair

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New ERS 5000 Software v6.3.5
« on: May 19, 2015, 03:03:47 PM »
We have new software for the much beloved ERS 5000 switches.  Software v6.3.5 has been released and is mostly a bug fix version, but also adds the capability to check flash memory reliability now through the boot menu if you send a Ctrl-C during the early part of the boot sequence.  Looks like a good version to look in to if your still in the v6.3.x code series.

Readme is below:
https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/101010707


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Re: New ERS 5000 Software v6.3.5
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 04:46:58 AM »
Had a look at the release notes and was curious about the issue:

wi01212013 - IGMP group depletion is now addressed in this release

What does this fix really mean? Hope someone can explain as we do have many multicast enabled VLANs on our campus architecture.

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Re: New ERS 5000 Software v6.3.5
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 03:51:33 PM »
Unfortunately the more detailed information is on an internal Avaya web server that I can't get to, but found a link to.  I know that v6.3.x code steam had a lot more support for multicast than previous versions, so I would expect they have more multicast bugs to fix than before.  But as to the specific issue, I can't seem to find any direct details.

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Re: New ERS 5000 Software v6.3.5
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 11:18:39 AM »
Is it possible to upgrade a stack of 5 ERS 5520-48's directly from v6.2.4.010 to v6.3.5.024 (I couldn't find the document referred to in the release notes on the Avaya website)?

I also want to add a 6th switch to the stack that is not running v6.2.4 or v6.3.5 software it's running v6.3.4. Should I upgrade the existing Stack to v6.3.5, then upgrade the new switch to v6.3.5 before I add it to the stack or will it automatically upgrade if it's just added to the stack? ??? Thanks!

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Re: New ERS 5000 Software v6.3.5
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015, 12:16:22 PM »
Yes you can upgrade directly from v6.2.4 to v6.3.5.  The only prerequisite for v6.3.x code is that you are running at least v6.2.x or later already (which you are). 

When I plug a new switch in to an existing stack I like to try and match the code levels, but you don't have to if you don't want to.  If the switch being plugged in has a different code level, the base unit will push the correct code to the new switch, re-flash the unit and reboot it.  Then when it boots up it will join the rest of the stack.  So you might as well upgrade the stack to v6.3.5 and then plug the new unit in after and it will get auto-upgraded.

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Re: New ERS 5000 Software v6.3.5
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 01:33:31 PM »
Has anyone seen any issues in upgrading from 6.2.7 to the 6.3.5 (both are secure images) in regards to retaining passwords.  I'm noticing that when I upgrade a stack my password settings are retained (console is set to local and telnet/ssh/web is set to radius).  However if the switch is a standalone the information is lost and must be manually reconfigured, thankfully the web side is open and I can fix it that way on the standalone switches.  My Avaya rep is suppose to be checking some internal bug docs but I haven't heard anything yet, I've even tried 6.2.7 - 6.2.8 - 6.3 and the bug is in that code as well.

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Re: New ERS 5000 Software v6.3.5
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 05:33:00 AM »
@Charles

As far as I know the password configurations are lost when you upgrade to 6.3 or later releass.
Avaya has changed the CLI to configure the password as well. Not sure why it is needed to have a new syntax and process for the password settings, but that is something Avaya did in several major releases.

So my workaround is to have a script in the backround for the new password settings and reconfigure the switch directly after the SW update to the new release.

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Re: New ERS 5000 Software v6.3.5
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 12:54:21 PM »
@Dominik

Thanks for the info, I've been doing the same thing on re-configuring the security settings.  Just seems odd to me that the settings are holding if its a stack of two or more but they blow away on a standalone unit.  Must have been a new programmer that came on board and thought it was time to change things up a little.

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Re: New ERS 5000 Software v6.3.5
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2015, 09:38:57 AM »
Not a bug but a change made starting in 6.3.0 code going to Unified User Authentication.  I'd like to know why, at this point in time near the EOS of the product, why make the change?

The release notes for 6.3.0 have a bit about the change.