Avaya has released software 18.104.22.168/201 for the Ethernet Routing Switch 5500/5600 series switches.
The following issues were identified and resolved in this release;
- SMLT – IST/SMLTs may bounce every 2-3 hours (Q02161349)
Issue was present on 56XX devices when used as IST peers. Issue not present on 55XX devices.
- ERS5600 vt6.2-trials: ARP table timeout (Q02162399).
ARPs would timeout in certain scenarios only when using 5520/5530 devices in stacks as IST peers and when connected through SLT (not SMLT) to edge devices.
- Power is cut off when AES is deactivated (Q02146930)
Please review the release notes for all the specific details.
We recently had a discussion regarding why Avaya released 6.1.4 software after releasing 6.2.0. This is a perfect example of why you don’t rush into major software releases unless you’re prepared to bleed alittle. I wonder how they came up with the phrase bleeding edge? This isn’t just an issue with Avaya either, I’ve see it with every vendor I’ve ever worked with including Cisco, Juniper, Blue Coat, etc. Now it’s definitely true that some vendors are much better than others in both their software development and their QA testing but there are always going to be some issues.
Release note link is dead.
Michael McNamara says
Thanks for the heads up… fixed it!
Missed the other “why 6.1.4 discussion”, but IMHO I’m guessing this may be partly because Avaya realised that the new web based “Enterprise Device Manager” is pretty awful at this stage. Working with a large network I can see it’s going to cause great pain if the generally useful JDM is gone being replaced by EDM (in its current state of maturity).