Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New features on the A5820

Just saw the release notes for v5.20-R1206 for the A5820. Some cool new features out for this high performance, low latency, Top of Rack switch:

  • 5m stack cable
  • Fibre Channel Module
  • DCBX
  • Time zone with WEB
  • Time parameter with OAM
  • ICMP Extension to MPLS (RFC 4950)
  • IPv4 Path adjust (RFC 1191)
  • BPDU drop any
  • Super VLAN support
  • BFD/OAM/RRPP/CFD dual core support
  • Multicast ARP
  • Lossless link-aggreation
  • NLB
  • LACP configurable timeout
  • Multiple port loopback detection
  • IRDP
  • L4 egress ACLs
  • HQOS
  • PIM BI-Dir
  • DHBK-Portal
  • COPP
  • MPLS
  • VPLS
  • L3 routed port
  • Mulitcast over VPN
  • Multicast with MCE
  • Multicast with MCE over tunnel
  • ISSU with IRF
  • Dynamic ACL
  • ipv6 DHCP server & snooping
  • ND anti-attack
  • Configurable jumbo frame size on any port
  • simplified PBR config
  • BFD sessions increased to 32
As I figure out configurations for these new features, I'll pass them on.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I try to get my hands on the latest release for A5820. Looking at https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=JC102A R1206 is provided.
    But as we all know this switch is H3C, there´s a more updated firmware release ( R1211 ) provided here: http://www.h3c.com/portal/Technical_Support___Documents/Software_Download/Switches/H3C_S5800_5820X_Series_Switches/H3C_S5800_5820X_Series_Switches/

    The problem. I can´t get access on that portal. Perhaps you know how one can get that one downloaded?