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Offline Telair

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New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3.2
« on: September 19, 2013, 12:04:34 AM »
New software in the v6.3 code stream has been released.  Looks like v6.3.2 has been released to deal with the problem of stacks of switches running different diag images between different hardware version of switches.  The document is pretty detailed on the problem where "new" switches ( hardware rev 38 or greater ) can be running in a stack with older hardware revs of switches and the old units can be running different diagnostic code which will then prevent the stack from correctly upgrading or downgrading code in the future.  Worth a read anyway if your looking at running v6.3 code.

Readme is below:
https://downloads.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100174773
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3.2
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 11:15:14 AM »
Nice of Avaya to not fix any problems in this release - like the duplex issue on the shared copper/SFP ports.

PS: I have not physically tested that they have or have not resolved the issue; I'm just going off the lack of documentation  confirming resolution in the release notes.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2013, 11:20:22 AM by telecom116 »

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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3.2
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 12:32:36 PM »
I thought they should have at least been able to fix the same problems that were dealt with in the v6.2.7 code release by now.  Without those bugs getting fixed I can't really look at putting v6.3 code on to my main production switches.

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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3.2
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 03:31:47 PM »
I started installing the 6.3 code on 20 or so ERS 5000 switches in my network that have Advanced Routing licenses running OSPF terminating MetroE connections to enable CLIP interfaces.  I had to quickly stop when I found they didn't fix the shared port duplex issue - especially when it affects eight switches in my network.  And I was specifically told by Avaya support the fix was supposed to have been included in 6.3.2.

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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3.2
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 04:44:54 AM »
I recommend to wait to v6.3.3 - around 3 of my SR's should be fixed in there.
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Re: New Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Software v6.3.2
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 05:57:11 PM »
I started installing the 6.3 code on 20 or so ERS 5000 switches in my network that have Advanced Routing licenses running OSPF terminating MetroE connections to enable CLIP interfaces.  I had to quickly stop when I found they didn't fix the shared port duplex issue - especially when it affects eight switches in my network.  And I was specifically told by Avaya support the fix was supposed to have been included in 6.3.2.

Thanks for the heads-up!

I just finished upgrading everything I could and luckily found out (the hard way) about the shared copper/fiber duplex issue before upgrading everything I can.  I had to downgrade the affected switches that this bug effected (not all of them thank goodness!) to v6.2.7 and left the rest that were already v6.3.1 as is  I upgraded the rest of what I could with v6.2.7 but would love to have them all unified on one stable version........without that bug  *sigh*  Maybe v6.3.3