Avalanche (and Spirent Test Center) 3.70 has been released last week and I thought I’d mention it here. As you usual, you can download it from the Support website. The new features are the following:
- Support for the new HyperMetrics mX L2-7 line of hardware (2, 4 and 8 ports versions of the modules are supported)
- Support for Avalanche 3100B hardware (which brings it inline with the rest of the hardware – in the past version 3.56 was supported)
- You can now directly type the OID values in the SNMP polling window (instead of loading a whole MIB)
- DNSSEC is now a GA feature (was alpha in 3.60). Both the client and server-side are supported, and you can upload certificates and all that.
- “SuperNet” for IPSec basically allows you to have thousands of Site-to-Site tunnels in just one subnet entry.
- Adaptive Streaming for Microsoft and Adobe players – both Live and Video on Demand (VoD) implementation are supported.
- A “functional” license level of Avalanche Virtual as been added – this caps the maximum number of living SimUsers and/or Connections per Second to 100, but it obviously much, much cheaper than the Performance license.
Word of Warning: This update will patch the 3100B 10G NIC’s built-in FPGAs. This operations takes anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes. Even though the GUI will tell you that the update is successful, the back-end might still be patching the FPGA. Normally you shouldn’t be able to ping the unit until this is done. I recommend you just wait for about 30 minutes, if you can’t plug a screen on the device to confirm it’s done upgrading the hardware, before rebooting the device.