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- IBM Tagging on/off allows use of in band management with or without a VLAN tag. Previously a VLAN tag was required to manage the radio through one of the data ports. It is still recommended that a dedicated, high priority VLAN be used for management to ensure the ability to manage the radio in the event of traffic congestion.
- Custom speed profile support allows the use of custom speed profile (binary) for specific needs. User may load as many custom profiles on the IDU as required. The file loaded will override the default profile with the same speed, modulation, datapath and ACM setting. The custom profile may be removed at a later time and the user may revert to the default profile for the given speed combination.
- New T1/E1 binary files for reduced voltage. Voltage should be ~5.4 volts peak-to-peak now. Note: Because of binary change, radios will not link with different firmware.
- Ethernet port rate and utilization counters provide individual port utilization in Mbps and percentage over the period of twenty seconds.
- Remote link status reporting is added to display locally the status of the remote end radio. Remote status will only show when local radio link is locked. The status indicator will provide information on the remote link lock, RSSI, MSE and current Rx modulation profile.
- Two level access is added to the web interface to provide a view only user and a user with configuration rights.
View/first login user: admin pw: trango
Config login (after view login) user: config pw: trango
- Web interface error messages are updated with more detail on the failed command.
- Automatic loopback diagnostic function. This feature will disable Ethernet ports, turn ODU power off, run loopback IF and loopback DIG, capture the results to a file for later display, then turn ODU power back on and enable the Ethernet ports. This is especially useful for running a diagnostic loopback on a remote radio.
- New threshold parameter for link down. Allows the link down threshold to trigger alarm, trap, RPS or hardware switchover as desired.
- Link status recording for future diagnostic comparison. This provides an internal tool to capture the current system condition when radio is in a good running condition as a baseline for future reference or diagnostic data.
- Reload in a given time allows the user to pre-program the radio to reboot the system after a given time (in minutes). This is useful for testing a feature that may cause link loss or other management inaccessibility. After the given time, the radio will reboot to the saved configuration and potentially provide a backup method to recreate the link.
- Linktest feature added to the web interface. This allows users to run a repetitive linktest similar to the CLI command and display the result in the web browser.
- Add web page refresh rate configuration to allow the user to set the frequency the web pages refresh from 5-60 seconds. Setting the refresh to 0 will cause the pages to not auto refresh.
- Quality of Service improvements including DSCP and WRR support. Allows the user to configure QoS setting including QoS mode (strict or weighted round robin) and map DSCP tags to priority buckets for each port.
- General web interface enhancements
- Configure syslog level.
- Configure threshold settings.
- Change SNMP community strings.
- Display min & max tx freq range when configuring ODU frequency.
- Remote status display at top status bar.
- Uptime to use system uptime instead of SNMP uptime.
- Display last saved date and time for configuration and status save.
- Command server crash which caused management to become unresponsive has been fixed and additional diagnostic functionality has been added to catch any future issues.
- Upgrade from 1.3.0, 1.3.1 or 1.3.3 may be done via FTP or TFTP.
- Upgrade from 1.3.2 must be done via TFTP.
- For older software, please upgrade to 1.3.0 or 1.3.2 prior to upgrading to 3.0.
- PIC upgrade (to 62) may require an out-of-band upgrade after reboot. Ensure you have an out-of-band method to access the radio after reboot and have the firmware ready to upload again if needed.
Condensed instructions: (detailed instructions are available in the release notes)
- Transfer the image upgrade file to the radio. (Do not un-tar the file.) Either download the file from here and transfer with TFTP, or pull it directly from our FTP server.
- Issue cli command <bootimage upgrade idu>
- Reboot the IDU.
- If PIC upgrade is required (not 62 already) you will likely have to transfer the files again from step 1.
The firmware, new MIB, manual and release notes with detailed upgrade instructions and history and linked below. For an overview of the new features, please attend this recorded webinar.