Nortel has released software 18.104.22.168 for the Ethernet Routing Switch 8600. This software promises to bring forward all the fixes/changes introduced in the 22.214.171.124 code along with support for virtualization and the new RS modules.
You can find the release notes here at Nortel’s website.
I’ve been running 126.96.36.199 in a testlab environment between a cluster of ERS 8600 switches (IST/SMLT) for the past 30+ days without any issues or problems.
Just installed it today on one box and enabled the HA. Seems it passed the 3 hour crash that happened with 188.8.131.52 and JDM is fixed and its FAST!!!! Haven’t had time to setup a cluster with SMLT yet.
Just Installed The 184.108.40.206 on my 2 8600 Boxes.
Anyone tried the RSMTL-EDGE Support ? ( Square Topololy with 2 x 8600, and 2 x 1624 ). I’m having strange problems… (8600-4 links-IST – 1624 2 link IST, each 1624 is connected to each 8600.)
Some weirds problems occurs with the RSMTL Enabled… Anyone Noticed problems? Unable to ping some IP(s) inside the VLAN.
Thing that i need to test out :
– With 220.127.116.11, i was unable to change the password RWA on my 8600.
And Yep Finally the JDM is FAST!!! VRF Switch is now Fast, Get IP from VLAN(s) is FAST…
Thanx for your reply.
Nope. But all I know is that HA works fine. It’s been up for about a week now and hasn’t gone down. Yeah It’s sweet to see JDM work correctly on 18.104.22.168. I know that if you use the out-band mgmt on the CPU itself. JDM works fine in 22.214.171.124. Hahha go figure.
Thanks for the comments – I’m setting up two 8600 chassis in an IST config using HA. The positive comments are good to hear. We’re on our way to a square topology with 4×8600 (2 server – 2 core) and would appreciate any further info about RSMLT behaviour.