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CDRouter 13.0 Release Notes

release-note version 13.5

CDRouter 13.0 March 15, 2022


New Features

  • Parallel testing

    The ability to run multiple test packages in parallel has been added to CDRouter 13.0. To enable this feature, additional test instances must be purchased and installed on the system. The number of simultaneous test runs is limited by the number of test instances and physical interfaces that are available. For more information regarding test instances, please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.

  • New license mechanism

    The licensing mechanism used by CDRouter changed in version 13.0. When performing the initial upgrade from an older CDRouter version to CDRouter 13.0, one additional step must be taken.

    Step 1: Perform the upgrade as usual by following the instructions in the Upgrade and Installation Guide.

    Step 2: After performing the upgrade in Step 1, a license error page will be displayed. It will prompt you to download a new license file from the Customer Lounge. Follow the prompts to download the license file, or refer to this Knowledge Base article to install the license file manually.

    Step 2 only needs to be performed the first time a CDRouter system is upgraded to version 13.0 or newer. Following this, CDRouter may be upgraded and downgraded without requiring a new license.

Change Log

  • CDRouter: The version of OpenSSL included with CDRouter has been updated to 1.1.1k. [sc15702]

  • CDRouter: The following MAC address testvars have been updated with new default values. [sc15500]

  • CDRouter: The following deprecated testvars have been obsoleted and removed from this release. [sc15933], [sc15433]

  • CDRouter: The following deprecated test cases have been removed this release. [sc15590]

    • cdrouter_mac_filter_1
    • cdrouter_mac_filter_2
    • cdrouter_mac_filter_3
    • cdrouter_mac_filter_4
    • cdrouter_mac_filter_5
    • cdrouter_mac_filter_6

  • CDRouter: The following deprecated test case labels have been removed from this release. [sc15590]

    • requires-allow-mac-filtering-policy
    • requires-deny-mac-filtering-policy
    • requires-filtered-macs
    • requites-mac-filtering

  • CDRouter: The deprecated symlink from CDRouter 12.0 to /usr/share/doc/cdrouter has been removed. [sc15434]

  • Performance: Resolved a regression in CDRouter’s IPv4 performance tests that was introduced in CDRouter 12.20. This impacts configurations where the testvar perfWanMac is set to the new default value of auto.

    We previously recommended that all customers running performance tests set the testvar perfWanMac to a fixed value to avoid potential MAC address conflicts. This change is no longer needed. The testvar perfWanMac and the may be commented out so that the default value of auto is used. [sc14338]

  • TR-069: Updated CDRouter to contain all version of data models to allow importing of older data model versions. [sc15427]

  • TR-069: Added a new start error to catch issues when parsing a user provided custom profile. [sc15412]

  • USP: Updated the BootParameter in test cases usp_conformance_10_8 and usp_conformance_10_11 to use Device.DeviceInfo.SoftwareVersion instead of Device.DeviceInfo.ModelVersion. [sc15699]

  • USP: Updated the test case usp_conformance_2_18 to require error code 7006. [sc16122]

Notices

  • CentOS 7 to Rocky Linux migration: All NTA1000v5 and NTA1000v6 systems are now eligible for an operating system upgrade from CentOS 7 to Rocky Linux 8. Please see our Rocky Linux migration guide for more information.

  • NTA1000 rail kits now available: We now have sliding rack rail kits for NTA1000v6 and NTA1000v7 systems! Please contact support@qacafe.com for more information.

  • Important installation notes: If you are upgrading from CDRouter 11.x or earlier versions, please contact support@qacafe.com for assistance.

  • Config upgrades: CDRouter 13.0 includes many new features and configuration testvars. Config files may be easily upgraded to include all new CDRouter 13.0 testvars using the config upgrade utility.

  • Custom test cases: CDRouter 13.0 is a major release that includes a large number of changes to pktsrc. These changes were made to enable exiting new features both now and in the future. Please contact support@qacafe.com before upgrading if you have developed custom test cases or if you have concerns about the upgrade.

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