Release Notes 5.2

Released: June 2015

Uplogix, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of version 5.2.0 software for all models of the Uplogix Local Manager and for the Uplogix Control Center.

The following software features, improvements and fixes have been made in both the Local Manager and the Control Center software.

Uplogix Local Manager Updates

New Features and Improvements

New Hardware: AT&T LTE Internal Cellular Modem

Uplogix now offers an internal AT&T certified LTE modem for the 500 and 5000 platforms.

New Hardware: Verizon LTE Internal Cellular Modem

Uplogix now offers an internal Verizon certified LTE modem for the 500 and 5000 platforms.

New Feature: WAN Traffic Failover

The Uplogix Local Manager out-of-band modem connection can now be shared with the local network as way to provide backup network connectivity to business critical traffic when the primary WAN connection to a site fails.

New Feature: Zero Touch Local Manager Deployment

New, factory fresh Local Managers can now use DHCP and/or DNS to automatically find and register themselves with the Uplogix Control Center (UCC), allowing network engineers to easily provision them via the UCC, eliminating the need to stage configurations or send technical personal to remote sites for deployment purposes.

New Feature: Automatic Configuration of NTP and DNS Servers via DHCP

The Uplogix Local Manager will automatically set primary and secondary NTP and DNS servers per those delivered in a DHCP Offer if NTP and DNS servers are not already configured. Any NTP and DNS servers configured via the CLI or the UCC will override server information delivered via DHCP.

New Feature: Automatically Detect and Configure Uplogix 500/5000 Internal Modems

The Uplogix 500 and 5000 will automatically detect and configure an internal modem if one is present – this includes setting the modem make, model and serial bit rate for all internal modems. PPP settings will be automatically configured for the case of a cellular modem.

Improvement: Fast Access to Terminal Sessions

Many Uplogix advanced drivers pull and store a managed device’s configuration in order to accurately track device configuration changes made during a terminal session when a user issues the ‘terminal’ command to access a managed device. These same drivers automatically pull the configuration every 3 hours by default to make sure they have the current configuration. Users can now instruct the Local Manager not to pull the configuration before a terminal session if the current running-configuration is less than x minutes old (default is 180 minutes), enabling faster access to managed devices. The device running-config will always be pulled at the end of a terminal session to determine the changes made during the terminal session.

Improvement: System Export Can Now Include the Current Running Configuration File
The Local Manager system export feature will now export the current running-config file for all Local Manager serial ports that are configured to include the running-config in the system export.

Improvement: Cisco IOS ROMMON Recovery Improvements

The Uplogix advanced Cisco IOS driver will now search all file systems for a bootable software image and will attempt to boot via TFTP (if supported on device) from the Local Manager TFTP server when no software is found on the device.

Issues Addressed in This Release

• Fixed an issue that may cause PPP to get stuck
• Fixed an issue that may result in an Uplogix 5000 falsely reporting that a power supply has no power applied
• Fixed an issue where a DHCP lease renewal with Secondary Ethernet for out-of-band might reset the VPN
• Fixed an issue where the Local Manager MIB returned the serial number instead of hostname for system name

Known Issues in This Release

Known Issue: Pushing Cisco IOS config with Multiple User SSH Key Chains via Console Method Can Fail

The Uplogix Cisco IOS advanced driver might fail to push a configuration file to a managed device if the configuration file contains SSH public key chains for multiple users if the Uplogix configured push method is set to ‘console’ rather than TFTP. Uplogix recommends making TFTP the primary push method for the port unless TFTP cannot work of the LAN between the Uplogix LM and the managed Cisco IOS device.

Uplogix Control Center (UCC) Updates

New Features and Improvements

New Feature: Out-Of-Band Setup Wizard

The UCC now provides an out-of-band setup wizard with context sensitive help in order to simplify out-of-band configuration for the Local Manager (LM) – this wizard can be run for a group in the hierarchy (where settings are applied to all LMs under that group) or for an individual LM.

New Feature: Localize Uplogix Control Center Documentation

A new “Server Help” page was added to the Control Center Administration to allow users to upload a copy of the Uplogix Control Center User Guide so that the ‘Help’ link in the UCC links to a local document rather than to the Uplogix web help support page. This is useful to situations where users who access the UCC cannot access the public Internet.

Improvement: Dial and SSH Java Applet Improvements

Dial and SSH applet buttons in the UCC launch Java-based dial-in and SSH sessions to a Local Manager and its managed devices. Users can now customize and save background and font colors and size. Additionally, these applets have been changed to run as Java Web Start applications rather than running inside the web browser.

Improvement: Users Now Prompted to Save Changes When Leaving a UCC Page

Users will now be asked if they would like to save any unapplied configuration changes they make on webpages in the UCC when they navigate away from the page.

Improvement: UCC Search Can Now Find Managed Devices by Serial Number

Users can now search for a managed device in the UCC by entering its serial number in order to go directly to the Local Manager port page in the UCC for the managed

Issues Addressed in This Release

• Fixed a small memory leak in heartbeat certificate validation

Known Issues in This Release

Known Issue: Factory Resetting Local Manager in ‘Unassigned’ Group Can Lock Users Out With Zero Touch Deployment

Users who have set up their DHCP and DNS servers to support Uplogix Zero Touch Local Manager Deployment should not factory reset a Local Manager that is in the UCC ‘Unassigned’ group, as it can result in locking users out of the Local Manager. Make sure the LM is assigned to any other group in the UCC hierarchy when doing a factory reset.

Last updated on 2015-09-08 17:09:21 UTC.
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