Avaya has released software v18.104.22.168 for the Ethernet Routing Switch 8600. There are a few new features in this software release that are designed to further improve the ability of the network to recover from a network/link/switch failure with minimal packet loss.
New Features in This Release
- VLACP HOLD Enhancement
- SLPP – Introduced New EtherType for SLPP PDU
- SLPP – Re-Arm per port SLPP PDU Receive Counter issue
I recently discussed (in the forums) the added benefit of VLACP when recovering from network failures. It seems that Avaya is continuing to build upon that goal with additional enhancements to VLACP to help aid in recovery after a network outage. We also discussed the known issue with SLPP and how it can accidentally trip on occasion given that the counter/threshold is cumulative and never reset. Avaya has refined SLPP to reset the counter every 24 hours thereby eliminating any false positive conditions that might occur over a extended duration (uptime of the switch).
I would encourage everyone to review the release notes for all the resolved and known issues.