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Release Date: January 31, 2012
Platforms: 1060, 2000, 2060, 2061, 4000, 4060, 4061, 5000, 6000, 6010, 6060, 7000, 8060, 10060
Required Versions: 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.0 or 6.1
Upgrading from V5 or V6 (appliances already on V5 or V6):
On V5 or V6 systems with valid Software Subscription (SS), Hardware Maintenance (HM) or Premium Support (PS), navigate to System | Maintenance | Firmware Update and use one of the following URLs:
The image can also be downloaded to your desktop and uploaded to the appliance. Downloading and installation may take some time. Ensure that the partition other than your currently booted partition displays the latest ExOS version: "exinda-18.104.22.1680 (i386) 2013/01/24" or "exinda-22.214.171.1240 (x86_64) 2013/01/24".
You must reboot the appliance for the image to install. Once the system reboots ensure that the status bar displays the correct ExOS version (126.96.36.1990). If the old ExOS version is displayed it indicates a problem with either the installation of the new version (system will automatically fall back to existing version) or that the new version was not set to "to boot next" prior to rebooting.
Exinda AD Windows Client:
Customers using the Exinda AD client are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the client, 1.0.10, however, version 1.0.6, 1.0.7 and 1.0.9 are still fully compatible with ExOS 6.1.
New Features / Improvements:
Fixed in 6.1.6 (since 6.1.5):[APP-7097, APP-7286] monitoring: openvpn (including hotspotshield) incorrectly detected after switching ports when attempting to discard
Fixed in 6.1.5 (since 6.1.4):APP-7167: web ui: Optimization graphs showing all VCs instead of just the selected VCs
Fixed in 6.1.4 (since 6.1.3):
APP-6486: system: Unexpected system restart when using the dcerpc ASAM feature.
APP-6914: optimizer: Improve bandwidth fair sharing when there are large numbers of connections.
APP-6925: system: Upgrade to latest Intel NIC drivers.
APP-6945: edge cache: Some Netflix videos fail to load from Apple devices.
APP-6946: edge cache: Some YouTube videos fail to load and play correctly.
APP-6958: acceleration: Thread allocation problem for acceleration processes on the 10060 appliance.
APP-6959: ssl acceleration: Upload of large files using SharePoint fails.
APP-6973: system: Deleted Applications show up under the Applications drop-down when configuring Application Groups.
APP-6992: monitoring: The collectord process would sometimes terminate and restart when receiving oversized packets.
APP-6996: system: 'set_app' errors observed in the system log when an AD-based network object is used in a custom application.
APP-7004: system: NIC alerts are now triggered based on a percentage of errors during the last 5 minutes.
APP-7040: system: 'anna bypass i80!' messages observed in the system log when using newer fibre NICs.
APP-7050: edge cache: Cannot add a URL in the Never Cache list.
APP-7064: edge cache: Fix potential memory leak.
Fixed in 6.1.3 (since 6.1.2):
APP-6000: monitoring: The collectord process would sometimes terminate and restart when receiving oversized packets.
APP-6587: monitoring: GRE/PPTP traffic doesn't appear in the Realtime Monitoring Report when "Show Policies" is enabled.
APP-6646, APP-6719: system: Improve the fail-over and fall-back times of Link State Mirroring and make them user configurable.
APP-6674: edge-cache: The swap.state file grows too large in some environments.
APP-6685: system: ARP responding on the wrong interface in some environments.
APP-6686: system: Unexpected system restart when all subnets within a Network Object are deleted and a diagnostics file is generated.
APP-6700: edge-cache: Add support for CARP as a peer routing protocol and allow the user to specify an administrator email address to display on error pages.
APP-6710: system: Improve interoperability with Link State Mirroring in EtherChannel deployments.
APP-6739: system: Always skip forwarding delay when not using STP on the bridge.
APP-6764: system: Minor memory leak when pasting static user and group configuration.
APP-6770: monitoring: Netflix classification only works with specific Application Object ordering.
APP-6799: monitoring: Improved UltraSurf detection, eDonkey detection and RCTP detection (for Micrsoft OCS).
Fixed in 6.1.2 (since 6.1.1):
APP-6232: system: Appliance can sometimes restart during boot-up when loading the bypass driver.
APP-6308: ipv6: Overlapping Network Objects and Network Objects in Applications do not classify traffic correctly.
APP-6398: web ui: Google Chrome detected as Netscape on the Web UI login page.
APP-6399: adaptive response: Rule triggers incorrectly if the quota is set to more than 4GB.
APP-6415: ad: System can use 100% CPU with multiple domain controllers. This also requires and upgrade of the AD Client.
APP-6417: ssl acceleration: SSL acceleration process can sometimes restart under heavy load.
APP-6427: ssl acceleration: SSL accelerating sometimes permitted even with an invalid certificate.
APP-6431: system: Unable to add a Primary DNS server in some situations.
APP-6455: acceleration: Inconsistent throughput observed when accelerating VLAN tagged traffic over high-latency links.
APP-6470: system: VLAN tags not seen by Optimizer Policies when using 10G cards.
APP-6485: monitoring: L7 signature updates for Gnutella, Bittorrent, eDonkey, UltraSurf, QQ, skype, Ares, PPLive and WinMX.
APP-6503: system: Add support for network expansion cards in the EOL 6000 platform.
APP-6504: system: When a product becomes unlicensed, change the maximum supported connections to the maximum supported for that platform.
APP-6516: edge cache: Log file can grow too large, causing the logging partition to fill up.
APP-6531: wan memory: Rare WAN Memory process restart when connections are reset.
APP-6549: web ui: TOS/DSCP field in Optimizer Policies gets reset to ALL.
APP-6555: monitoring: Network Summary tables not always correctly summarized.
APP-6574: system: Add additional memory and networking items to the sysdump.
APP-6610: system: Add Link-state Mirroring (LSM) support for existing 10G fibre cards.
Fixed in 6.1.1 (since 6.1.0):
APP-6048: System: Resolved some
intermittent upgrade issues from 5.x->6.1 and 6.0->6.1.
APP-6091: System: Added support for the EX-PE210G2BPi9 10G fibre card family.
APP-6094: System: Added support for link-state mirroring using the new EX-PE210G2BPi9 10G fibre card family.
APP-6098: Monitoring: Upgrading to 6.1 from anything prior to 6.0 results in the monitoring database not updating correctly.
APP-6142: Edge Cache: YouTube user account freshness issues with Edge Cache enabled.
APP-6144: Documentation: Help screen says "Page not Found" when accessing help from the "Add new APM Object" screen.
APP-6149: Optimizer: Optimizer validation fails when using uni-directional VC's with guaranteed bandwidths.
APP-6169: System: Occasional unexpected restarts seen on appliances when parsing some RPC-based traffic flows (e.g. MAPI).
APP-6172: System: Problem with text-based system configuration after editing default Applications.
APP-6188: Optimizer: Optimizer fails to start on boot-up if an AD-based Network Object is used in a VC or Policy.
APP-6206: Edge Cache: Process occasionally restarts and generates a system alert.
APP-6217: Monitoring: Occasional collectord restart when processing RTP packets.
APP-6225: Monitoring: Improved the granularity of the Optimizer Prioritization report.
APP-6226: System: APM/APS names with spaces are not correctly encapsulated in quotes in the text-based system configuration.
APP-6233: Acceleration: Some accelerated connections remained open after the connection has terminated.
APP-6234: Documentation: Updated out-of-date WAN Memory screenshot.
APP-6244: Alerting: APS alert emails show threshold values greater than 10.
APP-6250: Monitoring: Drill-down for Internal/External Hosts doesn't work correctly for TCP Efficiency and Health reports.
APP-6259: System: Bypass all bridges by default when corrupted configuration is detected.
APP-6262: Edge Cache: Incorrectly reporting WAN-side data greater than LAN-side data.
APP-6264: Monitoring: Groupwise traffic sometimes detected as Ultrasurf.
APP-6268: Documentation: Updated the help for the APS Objects section.
APP-6283: System: Changed the journaling mode for the /config partition to prevent corrupt configuration files in the event of power loss.
APP-6297: System: Error message displayed when importing some APS Object text-based configuration.
APP-6314: System: The "add" process takes too long to stop on shutdown, sometimes causing system alerts to be generated.
APP-6343: Edge Cache: Process can sometimes restart and generate a system alert after an upgrade is performed.
APP-6350: Acceleration: Changing the appliance IP address is not completely detected and honoured by WAN Memory.
APP-6368: Acceleration: Changing the TCP Acceleration window scaling factor doesn't always take effect.
Fixed in 6.1.0 (since 6.0.0):
APP-668: cli: command completion does not work for names with multiple words (that contain a space). E.g. show policy my policy.
APP-1999: optimizer: Cannot add a VC in a circuit if another VC exists with the same name in another circuit.
APP-3013: acceleration: In some environments, files saved in compatibility mode using Office 2007 might not be CIFS accelerated.
APP-3275: monitoring: Graphs/tables show data for "last 60 minutes" show "this hour" in the drill-down reports.
APP-3410: system: May display Unsaved Changes after Factory Default or Firmware Upgrade.
APP-3540: ui: Logs an error when viewing logs that contain null characters.
Upgrading from 4.91:
Upgrading from 4.91 involves installing 5.03 first. Please follow the instructions here (http://support.exinda.com/topic/firmware-version-5-03-release-notes-491-upgradeto5036379) prior to installing this release.