What’s New

Learn what every software and firmware version brought to Xena’s range. Get to know about new features, bug fixes and enhancements made to Valkyrie and Vulcan chassis (and Manager software) as well as Loki, Thor and Odin modules.

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 79

 

Release Date:      

March 20th, 2019

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

442.2

 

XenaRESTserver:

Test Module Firmware:

0.6.1

 

·         Odin-1G-3S-6P, Odin-1G-3S-6P-E,

Odin-1G-3S-6P -T,
Odin-10G-4S-2P-Combi

·         Odin-40G-2S-2P-A

·         Odin-100G-3S-1P

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P-B

·         Thor-400G-7S-1P,

·         Loki-100G-5S-2P

 

 

292

282

282

274

293

293

 

·         All others:

290

 

 

 

 

ValkyrieManager:

1.60

 

Valkyrie1564:

1.28

 

Valkyrie2544:

2.61

 

Valkyrie2889:

1.34

 

Valkyrie3918:

1.31

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

ValkyrieUpgrader:

3.7

Release Summary

This release adds various features, bugfixes and under-the-hood improvements.

New features

·         Added support for TX enable/disable and temperature readouts on QSFP-DD transceivers.

 

Bugfix

·         Fixed bug in 100G and 200G modifiers for Thor-400G-7S-1P and Loki-100G-5S-2P.

·         Fixed bug which could cause streams on the same port to corrupt one another on Loki-100G-5S-2P (#3593).

·         Fixed bug that in rare cases could cause chassis to freeze when sending single packets e.g. when ARP requests and PING

·         Fixed issue with high negative latency on Odin-40G-2S-2P in 10G mode (#3632)

Valkyrie1564

New features

  • Added support for opening, converting and saving old pre-Valkyrie format config files.

Valkyrie2544

New features

  • Added support for opening, converting and saving old pre-Valkyrie format config files.

Changes

  • Added "Delay After Sync On" to the specific "Test Type Configuration" for "Address Caching Capacity" & "Address Learning Rate.".

Bug fixes

  • Micro-TPLD didn't work for speeds >= 40G (#3507).

Valkyrie2889

New features

  • Added support for opening, converting and saving old pre-Valkyrie format config files.

Changes

  • Added "Delay After Sync On" to the specific "Test Type Configuration" for "Address Caching Capacity" & "Address Learning Rate." (#3554).

Bug fixes

  • Micro-TPLD didn't work for speeds >= 40G.

Valkyrie3918

New features

  • Added support for opening, converting and saving old pre-Valkyrie format config files.

Bug fixes

  • Group Join/Leave Delay shouldn't have traffic timeout (#3413).
  • Micro-TPLD didn't work for speeds >= 40G.

 


 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 78.4

 

Release Date:      

February 18th, 2019

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

441.8

 

XenaRESTserver:

Test Module Firmware:

0.6.1

 

·         Odin-1G-3S-6P, Odin-1G-3S-6P-E,

·         Odin-10G-4S-2P-Combi

·         Odin-40G-2S-2P-A

·         Odin-100G-3S-1P

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P-B

·         Thor-400G-7S-1P,

·         Loki-100G-5S-2P

 

292

282

282

274

291

293

 

·         All others:

290

 

 

 

 

ValkyrieManager:

1.60

 

Valkyrie1564:

1.27

 

Valkyrie2544:

2.59

 

Valkyrie2889:

1.32

 

Valkyrie3918:

1.29

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

ValkyrieUpgrader:

3.6

Release Summary

Contains minor bugfixes and support for revised Odin-10G-3S-6P-CU module.

Firmware

 

New features

·         Added support for revision B of Odin-10G-3S-6P-CU (M6RJ45N).

Bugfix

·         Fixed bug in 1G modules, which could cause total TX counters to count false packets after traffic stop.


 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 78.3

 

Release Date:      

January 21th, 2019

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

441.7

 

XenaRESTserver:

Test Module Firmware:

0.6.1

 

·         Odin-40G-2S-2P-A

·         Odin-100G-3S-1P

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P-B

·         Thor-400G-7S-1P, Loki-100G-5S-2P

282

282

274

291

 

·         All others:

290

 

 

 

 

ValkyrieManager:

1.60

 

Valkyrie1564:

1.27

 

Valkyrie2544:

2.59

 

Valkyrie2889:

1.32

 

Valkyrie3918:

1.29

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

ValkyrieUpgrader:

3.6

Release Summary

Various feature enhancements to Loki-100G-5S-2P and Thor-400G-7S-1P.

Firmware

Bugfix

·         Fixed bug in 400G modifiers.

·         Fixed bug in 50G RS FEC for Loki-100G-5S-2P.


 

 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 78.2

 

Release Date:      

January 14th, 2019

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

441.6

 

XenaRESTserver:

Test Module Firmware:

0.6.1

 

·         Odin-40G-2S-2P-A

·         Odin-100G-3S-1P

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P-B

·         Loki-100G-5S-2P

282

282

274

291

 

·         All others:

290

 

 

 

 

ValkyrieManager:

1.60

 

Valkyrie1564:

1.27

 

Valkyrie2544:

2.59

 

Valkyrie2889:

1.32

 

Valkyrie3918:

1.29

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

ValkyrieUpgrader:

3.6

Release Summary

Various feature enhancements to Loki-100G-5S-2P and Thor-400G-7S-1P.

Firmware

Bugfix

Fixed bug in 100GE RS FEC Loki-100G-5S-2P.

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 78.1

 

Release Date:      

January 3rd, 2019

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

441.6

 

XenaRESTserver:

Test Module Firmware:

0.6.1

 

·         Odin-40G-2S-2P-A

·         Odin-100G-3S-1P

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P-B

282

282

274

 

·         All others:

290

 

 

 

 

ValkyrieManager:

1.60

 

Valkyrie1564:

1.27

 

Valkyrie2544:

2.59

 

Valkyrie2889:

1.32

 

Valkyrie3918:

1.29

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

ValkyrieUpgrader:

3.6

Release Summary

This release is a bugfix release, specifically for Odin-100G-3S-1P (M1CFP4QSFP28CXPB, M1QSFP28CXP and M1QSFP28CXP-SE).

Firmware

Bugfix

  • Fixed bug, which could cause systems with a M1CFP4QSFP28CXPB, M1QSFP28CXP or M1QSFP28CXP-SE module to crash unexpectedly during runtime.

 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 78

 

Release Date:      

December 21th, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

441.5

 

XenaRESTserver:

Test Module Firmware:

0.6.1

 

·         Odin-40G-2S-2P-A

·         Odin-100G-3S-1P

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P-B

282

282

274

 

·         All others:

290

 

 

 

 

ValkyrieManager:

1.60

 

Valkyrie1564:

1.27

 

Valkyrie2544:

2.59

 

Valkyrie2889:

1.32

 

Valkyrie3918:

1.29

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

ValkyrieUpgrader:

3.6

Release Summary

This release adds rebranding of test modules and software applications, support for 2x200G PAM4 over QSFPDD for the Thor-400G-7S-1P module and report generation in ValkyrieManager along with various other minor features and bugfixes.

Layer 2-3

New features

  • Thor-400G-7S-1P module now support 2x200G PAM4 over QSFPDD.
  • Added support for disabling/enabling Link Training on 400G. Default is not OFF.
  • Added official support for using different PRBS polynomials for PRBS testing.
  • Loki-100G-5S-2P now supports micro-TPLD
  • Added support for revision D of Odin-10G-1S-2P (M2SFP+[d]).

Changes

  • Advanced FEC stats now outputs BER values instead of SER values.
  • Valkyrie Rebranding of all test modules

Bug fixes

·         Fixed bug in PRBS measurements, which would count PRBS bits even when the PRBS was not in lock.

·         Fixed bug, which caused TX EQ settings in 400G mode to be set to bad default values.

·         Fixed bug in 400G/200G modifiers, which did not increment correctly.

·         Fixed bug that occasionally would present a maximum latency value that was lower than the minimum latency value (#3045, #3262).

ValkyrieManager

New features

  • Report generation added (Can be found under the Logging and Reporting tap – previously Statistics Logging tap)

o   Please note that the new version of ValkyrieManager will update basic configuration information. The means that if you switch to an older version of XenaManager-2G you will see a lot of warnings when you open the older version of XenaManager-2G. Just press OK to continue.

o   To get the tap name changed to Logging and Reporting please go to View and select “Reset Layout to Default”

·         The user can now select to show only streams that currently transmit traffic in the Global Statistics / Stream statistics or streams with non-zero counters in addition to showing all streams on used ports (#3222)

Changes

  • Valkyrie Rebranding.

 

Bug fixes

  • The packet decoders that are used in the Capture function and the PCAP Import function in the Stream Resource properties would not display packets with more than one layer of MPLS correctly. This is now corrected.

ChassisUpgrader

Changes

  • Valkyrie Rebranding (minor change).

Valkyrie1564

New features

·         Support for 5GBASE-T speeds.

Changes

  • Valkyrie Rebranding.

·         Frame Loss Ratio, Transfer Delay and Delay Variance are no longer updated during UAT (UnAvailable Time)

·         Frame Sizes “IEEE Default” changed to “ITU-T Default”

 

Valkyrie2544

New features

·         Support for 5GBASE-T speeds.

Changes

  • Valkyrie Rebranding.
  • The estimated frame loss count in the Gap monitor part of the frame loss report has been removed because it could be misleading
  • Frame Sizes “IEEE Default” changed to “IETF Default”

Bug fixes

·         A rounding error in the Frame Loss reporting has been fixed

Valkyrie2889

New features

·         Support for 5GBASE-T speeds.

Changes

  • Valkyrie Rebranding.
  • Frame Sizes “IEEE Default” changed to “IETF Default”

Bug fixes

  • Address Caching Capacity test Fast Run Resolution incorrectly stopped a test step if packet were seen on the monitoring port during the learning phase of the test step. This has been corrected.

Valkyrie3918

New features

·         Support for 5GBASE-T speeds.

Changes

  • Valkyrie Rebranding.
  • Frame Sizes “IEEE Default” changed to “IETF Default”

 


 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 77.2

 

Release Date:      

November 2nd, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

441.2

 

XenaRESTserver:

TestModule Firmware:

0.6.1

 

·         Thor-400G-7S-1P, Loki-100G-5S-2P

·         Loki-100G-3S-1P, Loki-100G-3S-1P-SE Loki-100G-3S-1P-B, Odin-100G-3S-1P, Odin-40G-2S-2P-B

·         Odin-1G-2S-6P[a]

·         Loki-100G-5S-1P, Odin-1G-2S-6P[b], Odin-10G-2S-2P-Combi[b]

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P[b]

281

282

 

 

286

288

 

 

274

 

·         All others:

289

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.59

 

Xena1564:

1.26

 

Xena2544:

2.57

 

Xena2889:

1.31

 

Xena3918:

1.28

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

3.5

Release Summary

This release adds support for the new 100M/1G/2.5G/5G module “Odin-5G-4S-6P”.

 

Layer 2-3

New features

·         Added support for new 100M/1G/2.5G/5G module “Odin-5G-4S-6P”.

Bug fixes

·         Fixed issue with incorrect physical port LED status in 50G, 25G and 10G modes on Thor-400G-7S-1P (M1QSFPDDQSFP56) and Loki-100G-5S-2P (M2QSPF28V).

XenaManager-2G

New features

·         Support for the new 100M/1G/2.5G/5G module “Odin-5G-4S-6P”.

Xena1564

New features

·         Support for the new 100M/1G/2.5G/5G module “Odin-5G-4S-6P”.

Bug fixes

·         Delay Variance N/A.

Xena2544

New features

  • Support for the new 100M/1G/2.5G/5G module “Odin-5G-4S-6P”.

Xena2889

New features

  • Support for the new 100M/1G/2.5G/5G module “Odin-5G-4S-6P”.

Changes

  • Faster convergence for binary search (e.g. Address Caching Capacity) (#3374).

Xena3918

New features

  • Support for the new 100M/1G/2.5G/5G module “Odin-5G-4S-6P”.

 

 


 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 77.1

 

Release Date:      

October 22nd, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

441.1

 

XenaRESTserver:

TestModule Firmware:

0.6.1

 

·         Thor-400G-7S-1P

·         Loki-100G-3S-1P, Loki-100G-3S-1P-SE Loki-100G-3S-1P-B, Odin-100G-3S-1P, Odin-40G-2S-2P-B

·         Odin-1G-2S-6P[a]

·         Loki-100G-5S-2P, Loki-100G-5S-1P, Odin-1G-2S-6P[b], Odin-10G-2S-2P-Combi[b]

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P[b]

281

282

 

 

286

288

 

 

274

 

·         All others:

289

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.58

 

Xena1564:

1.25

 

Xena2544:

2.56

 

Xena2889:

1.30

 

Xena3918:

1.27

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

3.5

Release Summary

This release adds support of the Thor-400G-7S-1P and Loki-100G-5S-2P test modules.

 

Layer 2-3

New features

  • Support of the Thor-400G-7S-1P and Loki-100G-5S-2P test modules

 

Please observe that the Thor-400G-7S-1P is supported in a beta version

 

For the Loki-100G-5S-2P module some features are missing and a there are a few known bugs:

  • RS-FEC is not supported (to be supported at 100G, 50G and 25G)
  • Autonegotiation and link training are not supported
  • At 50G the SYNC LED at port 1 (the lower port) is never turned on, even if there actually is sync
  • At 25G the SYNC LED at port 0 (the upper port) is always turned on, even if there actually is no sync
  • Please observe that ValkyrieManager will show the correct sync state for all ports at all speeds, also at 50G and 25G
  • Reaction to Pause frames is not supported at rates higher than 10G
  • PFC is not supported
  • CDF (Custom Data Field) is not supported
  • Extended Payload is not supported

 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 77

 

Release Date:      

October 8th, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

441

 

XenaRESTserver:

TestModule Firmware:

0.6.1

 

·         Loki-100G-3S-1P, Loki-100G-3S-1P-SE Loki-100G-3S-1P-B, Odin-100G-3S-1P, Odin-40G-2S-2P-B

·         Odin-1G-2S-6P[a]

·         Loki-100G-5S-1P, Odin-1G-2S-6P[b], Odin-10G-2S-2P-Combi[b]

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P[b]

282

 

 

286

288

 

274

 

·         All others:

289

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.58

 

Xena1564:

1.24

 

Xena2544:

2.55

 

Xena2889:

1.30

 

Xena3918:

1.27

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

3.4

Release Summary

This release adds support of the REST API. In addition it adds a number of changes and bug fixes.

 

Layer 2-3

New features

  • Support of the REST API.

Changes

  • For test modules with 1G or 10G as max. speed: Improved synchronous start

Bug fixes

·         When PS_PACKETLIMIT was set, no traffic was generated when using C_TRAFFIC ON (#3259). This has been corrected.

XenaManager-2G

Bug fixes

·         Fixed crash when using "Each Stream" in "Source Resolution" in Statistics Logging.

·         Fixed statistics logging problem (ticket #3293).

Xena1564

Changes

·         Frame Loss Ratio, Transfer Delay and Delay Variance are no longer updated during UAT (UnAvailiable Time)

Xena2544

New features

  • Gap monitoring (convergence time measurement) can now be activated during the frame loss. The result is included in the frame loss section of the report

Changes

  • "Use Port Sync. Start" is now activated as default when the application is started with no configuration file.

Bug fixes

·         A rounding error in the reporting has been fixed

 

Xena2889

Changes

  • "Use Port Sync. Start" is now activated as default when the application is started with no configuration file.

 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 76.2

 

Release Date:      

August  3rd, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

440

 

TestModule Firmware:

 

 

·         Loki-100G-3S-1P, Loki-100G-3S-1P-SE Loki-100G-3S-1P-B, Odin-100G-3S-1P, Odin-40G-2S-2P-B

·         Odin-10G-5S-6P-CU, Odin-1G-2S-6P[a]

·         Odin-10G-1S-2P[b]

282

 

 

286

274

 

·         All others:

288

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.57

 

Xena1564:

1.24

 

Xena2544:

2.54

 

Xena2889:

1.29

 

Xena3918:

1.27

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

3.0

Release Summary

This release adds a number of new features, changes and bug fixes.

 

Layer 2-3

New features

  • Added support for BroadR-Reach 1000Mbps (SFP 1000BASE-T1) transceivers.

Bug fixes

·         M1QSFP28SFP28: FEC not working properly at 100G and 50G. This has been corrected.

·         Repeated start of traffic (without stopping the traffic) could stop detection of packet loss and packet jitter. This has been corrected.

·         Stagger factor (P_TXDELAY command) was not reset when a port was reset. This has been corrected.

XenaManager-2G

New features

  • Added support for controlling Master/Slave mode for BroadR-Reach 1000Mbps (SFP 1000BASE-T1) transceivers.

Changes

  • Units has been added for latency and jitter in Port Statistics

Bug fixes

 

·         In some cases the XenaManager-2G's Statistic Charting would start showing results before the traffic was started. This has been corrected.

 

Xena2544

New features

  • Added support for controlling Master/Slave mode for BroadR-Reach 100Mbps (SFP 100BASE-T1)  and 1000Mbps (SFP 1000BASE-T1) transceivers.

Changes

 

  • Port Scheduling UI design fix

 

Xena2889

New features

  • Added support for controlling Master/Slave mode for BroadR-Reach 100Mbps (SFP 100BASE-T1)  and 1000Mbps (SFP 1000BASE-T1) transceivers.

 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 76.1

 

 

Release Date:      

July 23th, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

439.1

 

TestModule Firmware:

 

 

·         M1QSFP28SFP28, M1QSFP28CXP, M1QSFP28CXP-SE, M1CFP4QSPF28CXPB, M1CFP100, M2CFP40

282

 

 

 

 

·         All others:

286

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.56

 

Xena1564:

1.23

 

Xena2544:

2.53

 

Xena2889:

1.28

 

Xena3918:

1.26

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

3.0

Release Summary

This release adds a number of new features, changes and bug fixes.

 

Layer 2-3

New features

  • Added support for BroadR-Reach 100Mbps (SFP 100BASE-T1) transceivers.

Bug fixes

·         Bugfix (#2915): Fixed issue which caused IPv6 NDP requests to be sent out with the global port IP as the IP SRC address. This is believed to have caused issues in combination with VLAN separation in routers.

XenaManager-2G

New features

  • Added support for controlling Master/Slave mode for BroadR-Reach 100Mbps (SFP 100BASE-T1) transceivers.

Changes

·         Complete reworking of Resource Properties for ports.

·         Changed the way XM2G version and release number are displayed.

o   Removed build version info from the title bar. Build version info is available in the About box.

o   Added release number to the title bar.

Xena2544

Changes

·         FEC is now by default off.

Xena2889

Changes

·         FEC is now by default off.

 


 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 76.0

 

Release Date:      

May 15th, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

438.0

 

TestModule Firmware:

 

 

·         M1QSFP28SFP28, M1QSFP28CXP, M1QSFP28CXP-SE, M1CFP4QSPF28CXPB, M1CFP100, M2CFP40

·         M12QSFP10

282

 

 

 

280

 

·         All others:

286

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.55

 

Xena1564:

1.23

 

Xena2544:

2.52

 

Xena2889:

1.27

 

Xena3918:

1.26

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

3.0

Release Summary

This release adds a number of new features and bug fixes.

 

Layer 2-3

New features

  • Automatic TCP/UDP checksum is now also supported on the following modules: M2SFPT, M6SFPE, M6SFP[b], M2SFPP4SFP.
  • M1QSFP28SFP28: Link Flow Control is now supported (but latency is not measured when flow control is asserted)
  • M2QSFP+:  The packet size for XenaManager-2G's Replay function has been increased to 4000 bytes
  • M6RJ45N: tx2rx loop support added for 2.5/5.0GE speeds
  • M6RJ45N: Number of filters has been changed from 3 to 2
  • Added support for M6SFP+[b] and M2SFP+4SFP[b].

 

Bug fixes

·         At 100G decrementing modifiers in stream 0 didn’t work correctly. This has now been fixed.

·         At rates below 100G incrementing modifiers didn’t work correctly. This has now been fixed.

·         Module would hang if you switched between module speed modes on the M1QSFP28SFP28 very quickly. This has now been fixed.

·         M1QSFP28SFP28: Uneven traffic rate could be seen with multiple streams. This has now been fixed.

·         M1QSFP28SFP28: Tx% would not show 100% when set to generate 100%. This has now been fixed.

·         Modifiers with positions higher than 255 would not affect the expected part of the test packet. This has now been fixed.

·         M1CFP4QSFP28CXP: Payload pattern was messed up at 40G. This has now been fixed.

·         Fixed incorrect port numbering on M2QSFP+ when in 10G mode.

·         Added support for 12288B frames on M2QSFP+ in 40G mode.

XenaManager-2G

New features

·         IGMPv3 now has INCLUDE/EXCLUDE Functions.

Changes

·         Global Stats stream now driven by TX instead of RX.

·         Mix weight packet size limitation for module port configuration mode speeds above 10G.

·         Removed “Raw – Data Segment” item from list in “Add New Protocol Segment” dialog.

Xena2544

Bug fixes

·         Average jitter was wrong.

·         Stream Statistics would show all zeros on TX and RX counters when traffic was blocked by DUT at the beginning of a test. This has now been fixed.

·          

Xena2889

New features

·         Randomized MAC addresses are now supported in the Address Cashing  Capacity test and the Address Learning Rate test.

Bug fixes

·         Xena2889 "Stop on LOS" option was not working as described.

 

 


 

Xena Networks Layer 2-3 Release Note – Release 75.2

 

Release Date:      

February 28th, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

437.0

 

TestModule Firmware:

 

 

·         M1QSFP28SFP28, M1QSFP28CXP, M1QSFP28CXP-SE, M1CFP4QSPF28CXPB, M1CFP100, M2CFP40, M2QSFPP

·         M6RJ45+, M2RJ45+, M6RJ45N

·          M12QSFP10

282

 

 

 

279

280

 

·         All others:

276

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.54

 

Xena2544:

2.49

 

Xena1564:

1.23

 

Xena2889:

1.26

 

Xena3918:

1.26

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

3.0

 

 

 

Release Summary

This release adds a new “TX burst mode” along with several other minor improvements.

 

Layer 2-3

New features

·         Added a new port “TX burst mode”, which makes the port burst traffic from each defined stream in a round-robin fashion with a user-defined gap between them. Burst lengths and other parameters can be set for each burst/stream.

·         Added new port-wide TX-packet limit feature: (P_TXPACKETLIMIT   X).

·         Added support for 4x10G mode over QSFP28/QSFP+ on M1CFP4QSPF28CXPB, M1QSFP28CXP and M1QSFP28CXP-SE.

Bug fixes

·         Upgraded PHY firmware on M6RJ45N to improve link-up compatibility in 2.5G and 5G modes.

·         Fixed bug in first-to-first latency measurement mode.

·         Fixed bug, which could cause IPv6 NDP and ping messages from the ports to become corrupted.

·         Fixed issue which could cause the wrong number of ports to appear in XenaManager2G after switching speed modes (e.g. 1x100G -> 2x50G) on M1QSFP28SFP28.

 

XenaChassisUpgrader

Bug fixes

·         Fixed error that prevented upgrades of XenaCompact chassis that contained certain modules.

·         Update of Xena link in help info.

XenaManager-2G

New features

·         The total header size is now displayed. (Stream Resource Properties)

·         Highlight affected raw bytes when modifier selected. (Stream Resource Properties)

Xena3918

Bug fixes

·         Fixed failure to set modifier on IPv6 destination address.

Xena Networks Release Note – Release 75.1

 

Release Date:      

December 15th, 2017

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

436.5

 

TestModule Firmware:

 

 

·         M1QSFP28SFP28

·         M6RJ45+, M2RJ45+, M6RJ45N

·          M12QSFP10

281

279

280

 

·         All others:

276

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.53

 

Xena2544:

2.49

 

Xena1564:

1.23

 

Xena2889:

1.26

 

Xena3918:

1.25

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

2.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Release Summary

This is a minor bugfix release, which also includes some performance optimizations.

 

Layer 2-3

Optimizations

·         Improved performance for capture, pcap replay and other low-level features.

XenaManager-2G

New features

·         Added the possibility to save the Communication Trace Log to a formatted file.

Bug fixes:

·         Uploading XPC with sequential port mode doesn't recalculate Rate Fraction and Bit Rate field.

·         Traffic is not matching to the pps set in packet rate.

·         XenaManager could crash when opening “Statistics Charting”.

 

XenaChassisUpgrader

Bug fixes:

·         Chassis firmware (XenaServer) updates would sometimes not be permitted when “Check for TimeKeeper Updates” were selected.


 

Xena Networks Release Note – Release 75.0

 

Release Date:      

November 24th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

436.4

 

TestModule Firmware:

 

 

·         M1QSFP28SFP28

·         M6RJ45+, M2RJ45+, M6RJ45N,

M12QSFP10

281

 

280

 

·         All others:

276

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.52

 

Xena2544:

2.49

 

Xena1564:

1.23

 

Xena2889:

1.26

 

Xena3918:

1.25

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

2.7

 

Release Summary

This release is identical to R74.2 except that the Layer 4-7 software has been separated out to a separate installation. Hence, L23 Release 75 only contains Layer 2-3 firmware/software. Going forward, Layer 2-3 and Layer 4-7 will have completely separate releases, which can be installed side-by-side on a client PC if necessary.

 


 

Xena Networks Release Note – Release 74.2

 

Release Date:      

November 6th, 2017

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

2.16

 

XenaConnect:

1.17.18.0

 

 

 

 

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

436.4

 

TestModule Firmware:

 

 

·         M1QSFP28SFP28

·         M6RJ45+, M2RJ45+, M6RJ45N,

M12QSFP10

281

 

280

 

·         All others:

276

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.52

 

Xena2544:

2.49

 

Xena1564:

1.23

 

Xena2889:

1.26

 

Xena3918:

1.25

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

2.7

 

Release Summary

 

Layer 2-3

New features

·         Added support for new XenaCompact [FC20].

·         Increased CDF memory in M1QSFP28SFP28 from 256kB to 892kB.

Bug fixes:

·         Fixed issue, which could cause some M1QSFP28SFP28 modules to crash the host system during boot.

XenaManager-2G

Changes

·         Changed BER calculation to ignore misordered packets.

·         Incorrect spelling of Celsius in Module Properties; And now just shows N/A when ‘not available’.

Xena1564

Changes

·         Removed the word "Wiki" from help texts.

Xena2544

Changes

·         Removed the word "Wiki" from help texts.

Xena2889

Changes

·         Removed the word "Wiki" from help texts.

Xena3918

Changes

·         Removed the word "Wiki" from help texts.

 

Layer 4-7

Bug fixes:

·         Fixed long reload time of live charts when switching ‘Chart Window Size’.

·         Fixed viewing histogram counters before and when running tests crash.

·         Fixed bug causing Replay and XAM scenarios to be scheduled with too small bandwidth.


 

Xena Networks Release Note – Release 74.1

 

Release Date:      

October 13th, 2017

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

2.15

 

XenaConnect:

1.17.17.0

 

 

 

 

Layer 2-3 Systems

 

 

XenaServer:

436.2

 

TestModule Firmware:

 

 

·         M1QSFP28SFP28

·         M6RJ45+, M2RJ45+, M6RJ45N,

M12QSFP10

280

 

280

 

·         All others:

276

 

 

 

 

XenaManager-2G:

1.51

 

Xena2544:

2.49

 

Xena1564:

1.22

 

Xena2889:

1.25

 

Xena3918:

1.24

 

XenaScriptClient:

21

 

 

 

 

Common Tools

 

 

XenaChassisUpgrader:

2.7

 

Release Summary

This release adds Layer 1 bitrate charts for XenaManager-2G and fixes a few minor bugs.

 

Layer 2-3

Bug fixes:

·         Bug #2735: TX/RX laser power readings failed (return N/A) on M1CFP100 and M2CFP40 modules.

·         Bug #2656: IGMPv3 join/leave messages used the wrong DMAC address.

·         Bug #2743: Missing latency calibration for SFP28 cages in 10G mode (M1QSFP28SFP28).

XenaManager-2G

New features

·         Charts can now display Rx & Tx L1 bps.

Bug fixes

·         Q-in-Q (802.1ad) was not recognized by XM2G's built-in packet viewer (ticket #2618).

 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 82.1

 

Release Date:      

June, 2019

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

3.9

 

VulcanManager:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

2.3.14.0

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

Release Summary

This release adds 100MbE as selectable port speed on RJ45 interfaces.
Several minor stability and bugs have been fixed.

In this release we have seen it necessary to remove the ‘Close Notify’ and the TLS sessions per sec. testing using connection rebirth. The implementation caused unpredictable behavior across test runs and occasional instability. We are working on getting these features re enabled in the platform as soon as possible.

 

Features:

·         100MbE on RJ45 based interfaces.

Bug fixes:

·         When preparing chassis with resources, previous stored data could block and lock test execution in prepare phase.

·         Better handling of file paths, when dealing with shared folders in virtual environments.

·         A deleted subnet could appear in subnet selection dropdown.

·         Crash when editing custom TLS cipher suites collection.

·         Application stall when loading multiple chassis opening test project.

·         Better handling when loading chassis, if module does not respond. Chassis can now be accessed and rebooted.

·         Port not set read only when test is running.


 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 82

 

Release Date:      

March, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

3.8

 

VulcanManager:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

2.2.16.0

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

Release Summary

This release improves license handling. Instead of implicitly handling port speeds license assignment, it is more clearly expressed, which port speed a given assigned license supports. Also, UI to show Available licenses as well as were they are used has been added.

Features:

·         New license UI and logic.

·         Improved change management IP address flow.

·         Improved change chassis password flow.

·         PCAP capture default capture size changed from small to full, since full capture is most used scenario.

·         Port packet engine assignment moved to Port view.

Bug fixes:

·         #3117, PDF report values for min, max and avg throughput numbers.

·         #3617, UDP custom payload not fragmentated correctly.

·         #3586, Fails when creating test project, when path to user directory cannot be found.

·         UDP only replay ‘TCP hang up’, removed when not running with connection rebirth.

·         ‘Enable VLAN offload’ removed, it is now implicitly set when enabling PCAP capture, otherwise off.

·         Crash when loading chart directly after test run.

·         Test configuration, part of the test configuration tree can disappear after tree collapse.


 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 81.2

 

Release Date:      

January, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

3.7

 

VulcanManager:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

2.1.23.0

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

Release Summary

Features:

Removed TCP hang up on UDP only replays.

Bug fixes:

·         .


 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 81.1

 

Release Date:      

January, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

3.6

 

VulcanManager:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

2.1.23.0

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

Release Summary

Features:

 

Bug fixes:

·         Unable to checkout a license for port speeds above port capabilities of selected port.


 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 81

 

Release Date:      

November, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

3.6

 

VulcanManager:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

2.1.22.0

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

Release Summary

This release contains major update to the TLS functionality including new cipher suites, support for earlier protocols SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 to supplement TLS 1.2 and we added the TLS extension for server name indication.

Features:

·         Support for TLS 1.0, TLS 1.2 and SSL 3.0

·         New TLS cipher suites.

·         Support for TLS extension; Server Name Indication (SNI)

·         Statistics for steady period of the test. Suitable for throughput measurements.

·         Added even more statistics to the ‘Statistics and Reporting’ section/

 

Bug fixes:

·         Option to change the default TCP destination on the envelope TCP connection added to UDP only applications.

·         When collapsing folder views, folder tree could disappear.

·         Several minor stability and UI issues.


 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 80.2

 

Release Date:      

October, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

3.3

 

VulcanManager:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

2.0.8.0

 

 

3.5

 

 

 

Release Summary

 

Bug fixes:

·         Option to change the default TCP destination on the envelope TCP connection added to UDP only applications.


 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 79

 

Release Date:      

September, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

3.1

 

XenaConnect:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

1.22.18.0

 

 

3.2

 

 

 

Release Summary

Among the highlights of this release is a new payload editor with improved support for HTTP payload and improved usability when configuring source and destination NAT topologies. In the report section the ‘Default’ set of counters has been improved with focus on making it easier to troubleshoot performance issues.

*Notice*
This release requires Microsoft .NET version 4.7.1 which was released as mandatory update January 2018 on Windows 7 and above as well as Windows Server 2012 R2.

New features:

·         Payload editor with improved support for HTTP payload.

·         Source – destination NAT configuration on subnets.

·         TCP efficiency, and UDP packet loss counters in report section.

·         Layer 1 throughput and Layer 5-7 goodput steady phase Avg, Min and Max counters.

Bug fixes:

·         Several minor fixes in UI terminology and general performance and stability improvements.

 


 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 78.1

 

Release Date:      

August, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

3.0

 

XenaConnect:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

1.21.20.0

 

 

3.2

 

 

 

Release Summary

This release is a service pack for Release 78.

Bug fixes:

·         Running test with oversubscribed subnets have unpredictable behavior. Testcase is now validated and test start is prevented.

·         Pressing ‘Stop’, ‘Reset’ could cause application crash.

·         If chassis resource configuration fails, test is halted.

·         No scenario report view, when running with multiple AppMix’s.

·         Improved stability when test configuration are stored on mapped networks drives, virtual desktops, online only (OneDrive) folders.



 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 78

 

Release Date:      

June, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

3.0

 

XenaConnect:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

1.21.16.0

 

 

3.2

 

 

 

Release Summary

This release introduces a new licensing model.

New features:

·         Introduces a new licensing model. Please refer to the Xena website for additional information:
https://xenanetworks.com/buy/software-licenses/

Bug fixes:

·         Adding removing live charts, stops all counters being updated.


·          

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 77

 

Release Date:      

May, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

2.23

 

XenaConnect:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

1.20.18.0

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

Release Summary

This release introduces retention of test results. It is now possible to open old test results, browse statistics and generate reports.

New features:

·         Test result retention, browse statistics and create reports from saved test results.

·         TLS custom server certificate.

·         Custom source port range for Play, Replay scenarios.

Bug fixes:

·         Play and Replay scenarios with UDP, UDP stat doesn’t show up in live stat view.

·         Scenarios sharing same source port range.

·         Several minor stability improvements and UI enhancements.


 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 76.1

 

Release Date:      

February, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

2.22

 

XenaConnect:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

1.19.35.0

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

Release Summary

This release introduces support new port speeds 25G, 5G and 2.5G. In XenaConnect the data collection logic has been redesigned to support long running test sessions of up to 240H. The reporting features has been improved with summary views and a new pdf report layout.

New features:

·         In reporting section, new statistics tree with multi series charts.

·         Control statistics UI update rate and statistics storage rate.
The UI update rate is independently controlled, allowing a vivid UI also when running long test sessions that requires lots of statistics to be stored. The rate at which statistics are stored are determined depending on the test duration.

·         Better support for long running tests.
Automatically limit the statistics sampling to storage rate, quicker chart load and report generation. 

·         Reporting.
New summary views for Testcase, Scenarios and Ports.
New pdf report layout, with charts, pie charts.

·         Regional Settings.
Under ‘Options’; Regional settings set by Windows can be overridden to change number formatting.

Bug fixes:

·         Chassis response not correctly mapped back to request, could stop statistic collection.

·         Test duration UI fields not support +24h values.

·         Assignment of Packet Engines could sometimes be messed up.

·         Live charts not responsive for large data sets.

·         When opening test configuration, if it was not correctly parsed XenaConnect crashed.

·         Selected charts to be included in report was removed if tree was collapsed.

·         Several minor stability improvements and UI enhancements.

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 75.2

 

Release Date:      

January, 2018

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

2.20

 

XenaConnect:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

1.18.36.0

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

Release Summary

Incremental update to release 75.

New features:

·          

Bug fixes:

·         XenaAppliance L47 module not available together with L23 module.


 

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 75.1

 

Release Date:      

December 5-th, 2017

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

2.19

 

XenaConnect:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

1.18.36.0

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

Release Summary

Incremental update to release 75.

New features:

·          

Bug fixes:

·         Loading a saved configuration with AppMix, can cause application crash.

·         TLS, fix for server end ‘Send Close Notify’.

·         TLS, incorrect name of cipher suite (00,9f).

Xena Networks L47 Release Note – Release 75.0

 

Release Date:      

November 24-th, 2017

 

 

 

 

Software/Firmware Versions

Layer 4-7 Systems

 

 

XenaL47Server:

2.18

 

XenaConnect:

 

Common Tools

XenaChassisUpgrader:

 

1.18.31.0

 

 

2.8

 

 

 

Release Summary

 

New features:

·         TLS 1.2 support for native scenarios; ‘None’, ‘Raw’ and ‘Transaction’.

·         Improved live chart performance.

·         Reduced memory usage storing statistics.

·         Minor UI refreshments.

·         Verbose ‘Comm’ logging option removed from ‘Options’.

·         New Icons.

·         TCP Window scaling enabled as default.

Bug fixes:

·         Fixed memory leak when running tests, after chassis being reconnected.

·         Fixed application crash when browsing for test statistics, that is collected after test run, when test is running.

·         Several minor bug fixes and UI cleanups.