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Eclipse

Customer Software Release Notes


Software Version 06.00.53
RELEASE DATE 22nd June 2011
P/N 260-668060-001, Rev. 042
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Table of Contents
Eclipse ............................................................................................................................................. 1
Customer Software Release Notes ................................................................................................. 1
Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................ 3
Scope and Purpose......................................................................................................................... 4
New Features .................................................................................................................................. 4
Hardware/features not supported or validated in this release ..................................................... 4
Features Included from Previous LA Releases .............................................................................. 4
RAC 60/6X ETSI Modem Profiles Supported ................................................................................. 8
RAC 60/6X ANSI Modem Profiles Supported ............................................................................... 10
Important Software Upgrade Considerations ................................................................................ 12
Window 7 Support and Driver Installation ..................................................................................... 13
Known Issues ................................................................................................................................ 14
Closed Field Issues ....................................................................................................................... 16
Closed Significant Issues .............................................................................................................. 18
Eclipse Hardware Supported ........................................................................................................ 21
List 1.1 Modules Supported in this release ............................................................................... 21
Operating Systems Supported ...................................................................................................... 22
Computer Hardware Supported .................................................................................................... 22
Regional Settings Supported ........................................................................................................ 23
Network Time Protocol (SNTP) Servers Supported ..................................................................... 23
Important Notes ............................................................................................................................. 23

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Scope and Purpose


This document provides software release information on supported functionality, compatibility,
and known customer affecting issues, relating to the released software versions.
The intended users of this document are:
Aviat Networks Customers
Aviat Networks Product Support staff
Aviat Networks Field Service staff
The primary purpose of this General Availability (GA) software release is to roll up all the new
features included in the Limited Availability (LA) releases since the last GA Release (05.01.44).
Additional new feature are also included as listed below.
The GA 06.00.50 software release will now become the default software loaded in the factory.

New Features
New features in 06.00.53

New modem profiles as highlighted in the table below


RAC60/6X Frequency Diversity support (no ACM support with FD)
Auxiliary card diagnostics page improvements in Portal
Secure Management Warning Banners
DAC GEv2 Broadcast storm protection
DAC GE3 802.1p QoS remarking
FCC compliant ATPC algorithm
IDU GE3 16x to RAC 60 over the air support (non-protected links only) Refer to profiles
supported in the table below
IDU GE3 16x support for ODU 300SP+ at 7 & 14MHz QPSK/16QAM and 28MHz
QPSK/16QAM/32QAM as per profiles supported in the below table.
NTU support for the DAC GE3 Ethernet over TDM on DAC 155oM, DAC 3xDS3M and
DAC 16xV2

Hardware/features not supported or validated in this release

NCM
Layer One Link Aggregation ( L1LA) for DAC GEv2 on DPP or E1/DS1 backplane

Features Included from Previous LA Releases


As contained in 05.01.71
IDU GE 20x Modem Profiles

10MHz 16QAM 16xDS1 (to deliver approx 25Mbps)

10MHz 64QAM 28xDS1 (to delivery approx 50Mbps)


Additional Features:

Expanded payload buffers on IDU GE 20x. This is supported by the following


functionality:

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Normal port ingress/egress (transport channel) buffer capacity is 16 Kbytes.

An Extended Packet Buffer option enables 56 Kbytes when both transport


channels are used (C1 and C2), 56 Kbytes if just C2 is used, or 122 Kbytes if
just C1 is used:

Extended buffer disabled = 16k

Extended buffer enabled C1 only = 112k

Extended buffer enabled C2 only = 56k

Extended buffer enabled C1 + C2 = 56k each

The Extended Packet Buffer option is enabled by a tickbox in the DAC GE plugins screen.

Extended Packet Buffer operation will impact traffic latency; latency will be
increased.

As contained in 5.03.54/64

Secure Terminal Management


Secure (SSL/TLS) element management access via Portal application
AES-128, AES-192, AES-256, 3DES encryption algorithms
SHA1, MD5, hashing algorithms
4 levels of access control
RADIUS centralized AAA domain controller user authentication
Secure software download
Secure configuration storage
Event logging including syslog remote collection via UDP
RAC 60/6X
Over the Air, Payload Encryption Engine
Supports 128-bit AES-CCM encryption
Supports protected RAC configuration
Updated all ETSI modem profiles to support Payload Encryption:
ETSI 75xE1 128QAM 28MHz
ETSI 51xE1 32QAM 28MHz
7MHz ETSI Modulation (8.5 44.2 Mbps)
4/5/8/10/14/15/20/21xE1 (Static profile)
14MHz ETSI Modulation (17.0 87.8 Mbps)
8/10/16/20/28/31/39/42xE1 (Static profile)
28MHz ETSI Adaptive Modulation (36.0 181.3 Mbps)
17/21/35/43/58//64/82/88xE1 (Static profile)
56MHz ETSI Modulation (74.3 366.4 Mbps)
36/44/71/88/119/130/167/178xE1 (Static profile)
Secure Management and Payload Encryption are only supported by NCCv2
controller card.
As contained in 05.04.57
Most new feature have been added in the 05.03.54/64 LA

Secure Management
Provides secure management access to Eclipse over unsecured network
Protects Eclipse from accidental or intentional modification by unauthorized
personnel
Keeps track of all events for accountability
Based on FIPS 140-2 validated algorithms
Payload Encryption

CLEI codes for selected modules

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PCR function

Portal improvements inc Win 7 support

DAC16xV2 improved protection

As contained in 05.05.42
The DAC GE3 Phase 1 software features and hardware attributes supported by the software
included in this release are:

Five front panel ports


Three 10/100/1000Base-T ports
Two multi-purpose SFP ports with SFP plug-ins for:
Optical 1000Base-LX 1310 nm single-mode
Electrical 1000Base-T with RJ-45 connector
Proprietary SFP cable assembly for 1+1 protection
Up to six transport channel (TC) ports
Six TCs in Transparent switch mode
Two TCs in Mixed and VLAN switch modes
PDH only on transport channels (multiples of E1/DS-1)
Quality of Service (QoS)
Eight transmission queues
Strict Priority, Deficit Weighted Round Robin, hybrid SP-with-DRR scheduler
Prioritization
Port based
IEEE 802.1p QoS/CoS bits
DSCP IPv4 and IPv6 (RFC 2474)
MPLS EXP bits
VLAN support
IEEE 802.1q tagging, removal, filtering
IEEE 802.1ad QinQ
Frame and burst handling
136 kBytes memory for each ingress/egress port buffer pairing
Jumbo frames of up to 10 kBytes bi-directionally
Redundancy
1+1 card protection with optical Y-cable connection
1+1 card protection with dual-feed (bidirectional end-to-end switching)
Synchronization
ITU-T G.8262 Synchronous Ethernet at the card level (one input and one or
multiple outputs)
Eclipse Distributed Synchronization (EDS) in accordance with ITU-T G.823 clock
Integrated timing subsystem with Stratum 3 hold-over performance
Monitoring and diagnostics
Status per port
Resolved speed per port
Resolved duplexing per port
Performance graphs
RMON-1 statistics per port and channel
Port mirroring
Portal improvements including Windows 7 support (see Driver note below)

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As contained in 05.08.10

DAC 155eM support including KLM mapping

Code required to support fitting of the NCM in a non-operational state without


raising alarms

ETSI 40 MHz ACM profiles as listed in the table below

ANSI 50 MHz ACM profiles as listed in the table below

RAC 6X XPIC profiles as listed in the table below (includes those released in
5.01.85)

RAC 60 STM-1 non-XPIC profiles

1xSTM-1+E1 - ETSI 28 MHz/128 QAM (157 Mbps)


2xSTM-1+E1 - ETSI 56 MHz/128 QAM (312 Mbps)

Secure Management support for legacy RAC 30/3X/40/4X based networks

DAC 155 OC3 LOF 1+1 Switching

o IDU GE Additional Buffer and Flow Control


As contained in 05.09.30

IDU GE3 16x


Six front panel Ethernet ports (4 electrical, 2 SFP)
Supported SFPs

1000Base-T

1000Base-SX

1000Base-LX
16 x E1 software configurable 75 / 120 ports

Requires TDM license (see below)


Auxiliary and Alarm IO ports
ETSI Profile support
7/14/28/56 MHz ACM (also available as static at each
modulation)
51E1 32QAM fixed
75E1 128QAM fixed
IDU Protection
IDU 1+1 Protection, MHSB and Space Diversity
IDU Single Ethernet Feed Protection
IDU Optical Y-cable protection
IDU Dual Ethernet Feed Protection (as per DAC GE3, not
LACP)
Synchronous Ethernet
Eclipse Distributed Sync
Airlink Recovered Timing (ART)
Feature Licensing
ACM
Synchronous Ethernet
TDM Ports
Advanced QOS

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RAC 60/6X ETSI Modem Profiles Supported


Channel
Bandwidth
(MHz)

13.75/14

27.5/28

Capacity
(Mbit/s)

Max E1s

Modulation

Optimized For

ACM / XPIC

Payload
Encryption

IDU GE3 16x


Compatible

(No ACM/ XPIC)

(1+0 non XPIC)

4xE1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM

Yes

Yes

18

8xE1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM

Yes

Yes

29

14xE1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM or Fixed
XPIC

Yes

Yes

41

20xE1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM

Yes

Yes

10

5xE1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM

Yes

Yes

21

10xE1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM

Yes

Yes

31

15xE1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM or Fixed
XPIC

Yes

Yes

44

21xE1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM

Yes

Yes

17

8xE1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM

Yes

Yes

35

16xE1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM

Yes

Yes

58

28xE1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM or Fixed
XPIC

Yes

Yes

82

39xE1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM

Yes

Yes

21

10xE1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM

Yes

Yes

43

20xE1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM

Yes

Yes

64

31xE1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM or Fixed
XPIC

Yes

Yes

88

42xE1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM

Yes

Yes

50

27xE1

32QAM

Fixed only

36

17xE1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

73

35xE1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

121

58xE1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

170

82xE1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

44

21xE1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

89

43xE1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

133

64xE1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

181

88xE1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

105

51xE1

32QAM

Fixed only

Yes

Yes

155

75xE1

128QAM

Fixed / XPIC

Yes

Yes

155

1xSTM-1
+ 1xE1

128QAM

Fixed / XPIC

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Channel
Bandwidth
(MHz)

40

55/56

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Capacity
(Mbit/s)

Max E1s

Modulation

Optimized For

ACM / XPIC

Payload
Encryption

IDU GE3 16x


Compatible

(No ACM/ XPIC)

(1+0 non XPIC)

50

24xE1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

101

49xE1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

170

82xE1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

238

100xE1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

59

28xE1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

118

57xE1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

187

91xE1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

255

100xE1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

74

36xE1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

147

71xE1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

246

100xE1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

344

100xE1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

90

44xE1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

182

88xE1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

268

100xE1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

366

100xE1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM + XPIC

Yes

Yes

311

2xSTM-1
+ 1xE1

128QAM

Fixed / XPIC

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RAC 60/6X ANSI Modem Profiles Supported


Channel
Bandwidth
(MHz)

Capacity
(Mbit/s)

Max DS1s

Modulation

Optimized For

ACM / XPIC

Payload
Encryption

IDU GE3 16x


Compatible

(No ACM/ XPIC)

(1+0 non XPIC)

3.75

12

8xDS1

32QAM

Throughput

Fixed only

25

16xDS1

128QAM

Throughput

Fixed only

10

11

7xDS1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM

23

14xDS1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM

39

25xDS1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM

55

35xDS1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM

13

8xDS1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM

27

17xDS1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM

43

27xDS1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM

59

37xDS1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM

45

29xDS1

64QAM

Throughput

Fixed only

Yes

50

32xDS1

128QAM

Throughput

Fixed only

Yes

56

36xDS1

256QAM

System Gain

Fixed only

Yes

45

DS3

64QAM

Throughput

Fixed only

24

15xDS1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM

48

31xDS1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM

81

52xDS1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM

114

73xDS1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM

28

17xDS1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM

57

36xDS1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM

89

57xDS1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM

122

78xDS1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM

39

24xDS1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM

78

50xDS1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM

135

87xDS1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM

179

115xDS1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM

44

28xDS1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM

88

56xDS1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM

139

89xDS1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM

189

122xDS1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM

135

87xDS1

64QAM

System Gain

Fixed / XPIC

Yes

155

100xDS1

128QAM

System Gain

Fixed / XPIC

Yes

178

115xDS1

256QAM

System Gain

Fixed / XPIC

Yes

157

1xOC3

128QAM

System Gain

Fixed only

135

3xDS3

64QAM

System Gain

Fixed only

178

4xDS3

256QAM

System Gain

Fixed only

20

30

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Bandwidth
(MHz)

40

50

80

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Capacity
(Mbit/s)

Max DS1s

Modulation

Optimized For

ACM / XPIC

Payload
Encryption

IDU GE3 16x


Compatible

(No ACM/ XPIC)

(1+0 non XPIC)

50

32xDS1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM

101

65xDS1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM

170

109xDS1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM

238

127xDS1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM

59

37xDS1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM

118

76xDS1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM

187

120xDS1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM

255

127xDS1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM

135

87xDS1

32QAM

System Gain

Fixed only

Yes

155

100xDS1

64QAM

System Gain

Fixed only

Yes

178

115xDS1

64QAM

Throughput

Fixed / XPIC

Yes

255

127xDS1

256QAM

Throughput

Fixed / XPIC

Yes

157

1xOC3

64QAM

System Gain

Fixed only

135

3xDS3

32QAM

System Gain

Fixed only

178

4xDS3

64QAM

Throughput

Fixed only

63

40xDS1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM

127

81xDS1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM

212

127xDS1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM

297

127xDS1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM

74

47xDS1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM

148

95xDS1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM

233

127xDS1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM

318

127xDS1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM

74

47xDS1

QPSK

System Gain

ACM

149

95xDS1

16QAM

System Gain

ACM

248

127xDS1

64QAM

System Gain

ACM

347

127xDS1

256QAM

System Gain

ACM

91

58xDS1

QPSK

Throughput

ACM

184

117xDS1

16QAM

Throughput

ACM

271

127xDS1

64QAM

Throughput

ACM

368

127xDS1

256QAM

Throughput

ACM

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Important Software Upgrade Considerations


In this release there are several software upgrade and compatibility considerations that should be
noted and procedures followed to ensure a reliable upgrade with minimum traffic interruption as
follows:

Traffic interruption during SW upgrade: With this release a typical traffic interruption of up
to two minutes can be expected (see note below for DAC GE3 also). It is recommended
that the software updates be activated during a maintenance window when a traffic
outage can be managed.

DAC GE3: Extended software loading times with traffic interruption when upgrading from
5.05.xx or 5.08.xx to this release. Systems fitted with DAC GE3 that are being upgraded
from 5.05/5.08 will experience an extended traffic outage of typically up to 12 minutes
due to the significant enhancements being introduced in this release. Under some
circumstances this may be extended up to 20 minutes for complex configurations.

RAC 60/6X : The ETSI 28MHz and 56MHz ACM profiles from software releases 5.1.xx,
5.2.xx and 5.3.xx are not over-the-air compatible with this release. Traffic will be
impacted until both ends of the link are upgraded. When upgrading to this release from
5.1/5.2/5.3 ensure that the remote end of the link is upgraded first prior to the local end
(Ref ES-18336)

If the software is rolled back or downgraded from this release to 05.05.40 there may be
several non traffic affecting alarms displayed incorrectly due to feature incompatibilities.
These alarms can be cleared with a software reset.

If the software is rolled back or downgraded from this release to 5.08.15 AND Rapid
Failure detection is selected ON the Ethernet transport channel (TC) traffic is disrupted
until the RFD is toggled to NFD and back.

The NCCv1 is not supported in this release and will not be supported in any future
software updates. The latest release to support this early version of NCC card is
05.01.44.

Software Version Upgrade Compatibility


The following previous software versions have been validated as supporting direct upgrade to
this new release:
v05.01.44

v05.02.48

v05.02.60

v05.03.45

v05.03.64

v05.04.57

v05.05.40

v05.08.10

v05.08.15

v05.09.30

v05.09.32

v05.10.14

v05.10.24

Please contact Aviat Technical Support if validation is required for direct upgrade from earlier
software versions to this release.

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Part Numbers
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Version

Build

Eclipse Embedded
Software

n/a

6.0

53

Eclipse Portal Software

n/a

6.0.

53

Aviat Reference #
1341 and 5693

This release is supported by ProVision Element Manager System software version 6.7.0.

Window 7 Support and Driver Installation


Both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows 7 are only supported by 05.04 release onwards.
Note: 32-bit versions of both XP and Vista are supported. All other Windows versions are
untested and therefore unsupported.

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Known Issues
The following table lists known issues that have not been fixed in this release:
Ref #

Issue Description

ES-11578

RAC 30A: Extended demodulator not locked events may affect AM operation On AM links, resumption
of normal modulator operation after a long demodulator outage can be delayed.

ES-12052

RAC: During a SW upgrade load or if a refresh is requested after a configuration change, there may be
a delay of up to several minutes before Portal acknowledges completion of the processes. During this
time Portal will indicate a busy/pending status (spin-wheel).

ES-12650

RAC 60/6X: RAC 60 operation with DAC 16x v2 manual (SW initiated) tributary switching times exceed
an average of 50ms (all <200ms). Tributary cable removal switch times average <50ms.

ES-12970

RAC 60/6X: In a space diversity system sometimes there is a traffic hit when the offline card is
removed.

ES-13267

No Power Supply Input Failure alarm on the IRU 600 high power RFU. Removing the power supply
brings up a TX Power Failure alarm, which may result in an incorrect diagnosis of the real problem. If a
TX Power Failure alarm is present, first check the RFU power supply voltage.

ES-13362

RAC 60/6X: Frequency Diversity manual Tx switching times exceed 200ms. When manual switching
from the online RAC during maintenance activities the Tx switching times may exceed 200ms and can
be extended up to 2 seconds. In normal operation Frequency Diversity switching is hitless for both Tx
and Rx paths with path fading activity or ODU failure/disconnection. To test FD is operating correctly
fade or disconnect the IDU-ODU cable.

ES-13808

RAC 60/6X: Traffic (DS1&Ethernet) hits observed on a RAC30v3 link using slot 3 after a RAC60 is
inserted in Slot1. Suggested workaround: in case both RAC30 and RAC60 cards are present in the
same radio, use slots other than slot 3 for the RAC30.

ES-13994 &
ES-14158

RAC 60/6X: 1+1 Protected - Occasional On-Line traffic hit after the Off-Line RAC is inserted

ES-14001

DAC 16xV2 in Ethernet NTU Mode: When setting up protection on a DAC 16xV2 configured for
Ethernet NTU mode on tribs 1-8 it may raise a remote-end LOS alarm on all tribs with a loss of all trib
traffic. This problem occurs intermittently only when setting up the DAC 16xV2 initially for protection. To
reset/clear the LOS alarms and restore traffic, remove and re-insert the On-Line DAC 16xV2.

ES-14160 /
GCAS 36587

RWPR: If Rapid Failure Detection + Protection is selected for transport channel mode RWPR protection
may fail when a link is slowly faded then un-faded due to the prescribed RSTP forwarding and blocking
action being unreliable. Select "Rapid Failure Detection" only with no protection. The only time
protection should be selected is if you expect some but not all E1s to go down in a transport channel
like when using 2 parallel links. In this configuration RWPR may still be an issue.

ES-14234

RAC 60/6X: When configured for 1+1 Adaptive Modulation, the Primary & Secondary TX Modulation &
Capacity values can be mismatched with different values displayed in the Portal Performance screen.
The On-Line TX displays the true TX modulation/capacity of the path. This is a display (Portal) issue. It
can be corrected by forcing TX Off-Line to On-Line.

ES-14260

Super PDH Ring: Traffic is hit for more than two errored seconds when restoring ring services after
multiple path failures. The issue occurs on ring network configurations where individual links are 1+1
Hot Standby or Space Diversity protected. In situations where two separate links on the ring are down
and one link recovers while the second one has not, restoration of traffic may take 2 - 3 seconds.
With two RF links down, ring integrity is broken. When one RF link recovers, restoration of ring integrity
and traffic is delayed by 2 - 3 seconds.

ES-14447

Portal: Invalid software error messages displayed after enable/disable encryption configuration if radio
terminal is managed over NMS channel only. Close and reopen Portal to clear this invalid error
message.

ES-14538

RAC 60/6X: OC3 profiles: Online RAC removal Rx switch times may be longer than 50ms (always
<200ms). Manual protection switching times (simulated card failure mode) always average <50ms.

ES-14547

RAC 60/6X: IRU 600 OC3, 30MHz/128QAM protection switching triggered by RFU alarm can have a
double hit outage (less than 10% of occurrences).

ES-14750

Error Log: file mismatch error messages in log when changing circuits. Occasionally when adding
circuits the following messages may be displayed in the log: "NV: Compact Flash Cache compare

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error". These do not always show up and usually cleared on the next circuit change.
ES-14885

HTTPD: The new WebCIT screen has functional and display issues, "The "Status" fields do not change
to show the plug-ins' alarm severity

ES-14901

Traffic hits can occur when the secondary RAC 60 card is online for RX, or online for TX and Rx, and
you enable DPP. To avoid a traffic hit, have the primary RAC 60 online for TX and RX before enabling
DPP.

ES-15029

ODU 300 SP: Tx Fail alarm comes up and RAC front panel LEDs go red when placed in IF Loopback
with SP ODUs EQS-XX-XXXX-XXX identified by the serial number starting BLBxxxxxxxx . Alarm only
seen during IF Loopback.

ES-15324

DAC 16xV2 Trib Protection: If a diagnostic Tx/Rx manual lock has been set, a Tx/Rx manual lock
warning alarm is activated in the Portal alarms screen. If one of the DAC 16xV2 cards is physically
removed while the Tx/Rx lock is active, the Tx/Rx manual lock alarm cannot subsequently be cleared.
Prior to removing the card, ensure the diagnostic Tx/Rx manual lock is disabled. Otherwise, to clear the
alarm, either physically withdraw the remaining card, pause, then reinsert, or power cycle the INU.

ES-15526

Portal: Portal now allows illegal values & colors them red, but provides no alarms/warnings about the
illegal settings.

ES-16183

RAC 60/6X: ANSI ACM - User can enter ACM ATPC settings that will inhibit ACM from stepping up to
the maximum modulation. If the max TX power setting specified is higher than the max TX power
allowed at 256QAM, and the "Target Remote Fade Margin" is greater than 10db, then a significantly
greater RSL will be required before the modulation will step up. Although the SNR is high enough to
step-up, the system tries to maintain the requested target fade margin at the expense of stepping up the
modulation. The consequence is that the link to never reach 256QAM. Solution is to configure the ATPC
settings for maximum Tx power at 256QAM and not the lower modulations.

ES-16607

DAC GE3: ACM on TC5 & TC6. Adaptive modulation cannot be used on backplane transport channels
TC 5 or 6, unless a transport channel from 1-4 is also enabled.

ES-17236

DAC 155oM: Ring wrapping takes up to a minute to complete after disconnecting the fiber cable

ES-17454

IDU GE3 16x: Protection - TDM Tx switch exceeds 50ms on manual Tx and partner failed (average
90ms). Tx direction: Average: 90ms, Min 19ms, Max 153ms. Rx direction: Average: 94ms, Min 23ms,
Max 134ms.

ES-17547

IDU GE3 16x: The DAC 16xV2 is not transferring a trib clock to the DAC GE3 for SyncE purposes.

ES-17671

IDU GE3 16x: Protection - TDM switch times on LOS exceed 50ms (Tx average 54ms, Rx average
86ms).

ES-17725

On all RAC products that have DPP capability (RAC60/6X and IDU GE3), adding a circuit while in IF
loopback will not result in traffic on that circuit until IF loopback mode is exited.

ES-17773

IDU GE3 16x: On 55MHz/256QAM a small number of CRC errors are recorded when Ethernet traffic
steps from zero to maximum.

ES-17770

IDU GE3 16x: Protection - 7/14MHz Tx Ethernet and TDM switches exceed 50ms (average 120ms, up
to 350-400ms).

ES-17790

IDU GE3 16x: Protection - Tx and Rx, Ethernet and TDM switch on ODU cable removal exceed 50ms
(average 90ms, max 150ms)

ES-17933

RAC 60/6X: 1+1 ACM mode: If the Online RX is faded to DNL, (& the Offline Demod is locked), then
removing the Offline RX source (ODU cable or RAC removal) results in a traffic outage until the Online
RX unfades enough to lock up at its current RX modulation, or the connection to the Offline radio is
restored

ES-17974

IDU GE 20x: DS1 highest throughput profile 80MHz,256QAM,357Mhz, unable to lock up (or take more
than 10 minutes to lock up) Do not use this profile with 6.0 release. Use LA release 05.08.10

ES-18089

RAC 60/6X: Frequency Diversity: Performing Tx Online switch on 7MHz ETSI could take more than
2sec outage due to a long Demod Not Locked time. This issue was observed in a Frequency Diversity
protected link (7MHz ETSI profile) while performing manual Tx Online switches. This causes long traffic
outages during a Tx Online switch.

ES-18102

RAC 60/6X: Protection, Offline RAC removal is not errorless with several capacities. TDM traffic is hit
when removing the off-line RAC with the following ETSI profiles : 7MHz,13.75MHz and 27.5MHz

ES-18116

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ES-18126

Warning Banners: banner objects are not restored via the Portal/PTI backup/restore mechanism

ES-18336

RAC 60/6X: ETSI ACM profiles at 28MHz and 56MHz are not backwards compatible between
05.01.xx/05.2.xx/05.3.xx and 06.00.xx (GCAS 52382)

ES-18343

RAC 60/6X: Protection Switch from RAC60-Primary to RAC6X-Secondary Raises "Silent Tx" and
"Remote Comm" Failure Alarms for 5 minutes
DAC GE3: 1+1 Protected - Missing all of the manual lock alarms & diagnostic indicators

ES-18459

When configured with 2 DAC GE3s in a 1+1 Protected setup, the user has the ability to lock either the
Primary or Secondary GE3 Online via Portal's "Diagnostics->System/Controls" screen. When the user
has either the Primary or Secondary GE3 locked Online there are indications alerting the user of this
locked condition. The terminal remains in an "all GREEN" no alarm state.

ES-18551

RAC 6X: 55MHz XPIC+ACM 256QAM Max System Gain profile (344Mbps) may experience errors
when ACM switching from 64QAM back up to 256QAM. Select the alternate 256QAM Maximum
Throughput profile (366Mbps) to overcome this issue if it causes significant traffic impact.

ES-18555

DAC GE3/RAC 4X/INU: Ethernet traffic passes in only 1 direction when using a RAC4X in an INU
chassis. DAC GE3 & RAC 4X operate normally when using an INUe chassis.

Closed Field Issues


The following table lists field issues that have been resolved since the 05.01.44 release.
Ref #

Issue Description

Eng Ref

Portal: Ring circuit configurations are deleted during an upgrade from non-protected to
protected operation. Circuit configurations can be lost when Super PDH ring network
paths are upgraded from non-protected to protected. This requires reconfiguration of all
circuits to restore traffic.

ES-12063

24815

30162

DAC GEv2 : port resolved indicator is never set for port 4 using SFP, port is working
correctly, indicator issue only.

ES-12394

ES-14626

36333

Circuits: Existing Super PDH ring circuits can be corrupted when new point-topoint circuits are added. This issue appears to be more likely experienced
when using release 5.0 or 5.1 given the greater flexibility on circuit
configuration and added complexity in circuit re-assignments.

51823

RAC 60/6X: Frames Delayed through DAC GE2/3 DPP Connection.

ES-12928

34580

AUX card: When an AUX card is first configured it default to 6 Alarms and 0 Relays.
The labeling is wrong and displays Alarms 3-6 as Relays 1-4 .

ES-13061

RIP: Add option for RIPv2 Broadcast. There is a problem with building networks that
have TRuepoint, Constellation and Eclipse nodes. The older radios use RIPv2
broadcasts while Eclipse uses Multicasts. The older radios do not support OSPF.

ES-13533

22802

34580

When more than 1 AUX is in the same INUe, Portal will no longer show the correct TTL
input settings & status & also the AUX icon status is incorrect.

ES-13613
ES-13861

34580

Portal: Aux card not showing correct alarm name in alarm tree .If there are two Aux
cards installed in slot6 and slot9 of an INUe.
The portal alarms page for Aux card installed in slot 6 was pulling its alarm name and
severity from the Aux card installed in slot9.
IDU GE 20x: Incorrect pause frame operation on frame sizes larger than 500 bytes.
With 'Enable Flow Control' selected, pause frame control is not effective on frame sizes
greater than 500 bytes, resulting in buffer overload and frame loss on affected ports.

ES-14173

37187
37100

NCCv2: NMS Ethernet ports can fail to Auto Negotiate with certain types of third party
equipment. NMS ports on the NCCv2 are fixed to Auto negotiate for speed and duplex.

ES-14212

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It was observed that Auto negotiation failed with certain types of third party equipment
connected to an NMS port.
39879

RAC 60/6X: Reseating NCC can cause a 20-50 second outage ~1 minute after
reseating.

ES-14875

39470

Licensing screen only shows RAC based licensed capacities for slots which contain
RACS. Nodal licenses were not affected.

ES-14880

39973

IDU 300 SPE: Refreshing the [Priority Mapping] tab after setting the Priority Mode
shows an "Invalid" message

ES-14953

DAC GEv2: In DAC GE's performance data, counters were showing alignment & FCS
errors, in bad packets & CRC alignment when Ethernet traffic was monitored for long
periods. This was an internal DPP error, and did not affect customer traffic.

ES-14955

49491

Licensing: Update license calculations to enable full utilization of license bandwidth.


With the current values, the full license bandwidth cannot be utilized.
e.g. 100Mbps license allows (100/2.048) = 48xE1 which is actually only 98.3Mbps.
Change to make this now 50E1 or 102 Mbps. Now resolved.

ES-16309

45267

44862

DAC GE3: Optical SFP shows as 'UNKNOWN' for SFP type LS38-C3S-TC-N (079422656-001) .

ES-16408

44248

RAC 10: Enables a scrambler for 20E1. A modulator not locked alarm was reported
when upgrading a link from 10E1 to 20E1.

ES-16419

45300

IDU 300 20X: Link not coming up on protected links after a power cycle at one end.

ES-16424

41770

Add a calibrated grid to the RSL history graphs.

ES-16481

43248 46996
41378 45385
45426 46826
46908

IDU 300 ES: Fading activity causes Transport Channel to stay down in mixed or VLAN
mode .

ES-16809 /
17089

44395

IDU GE 20x: SFP configuration on an IDU GE is lost after power cycle.

ES-16877

DAC GE : LSP Ports will not come back up after shutdown using L2LA (GEv2). When
using L2LA and shutting down C1, the physical ports will shutdown. However when C1
is enabled again the port will not come back up.

ES-17243

43336
43129

DAC 155oM: make low Order Path alarms all critical.

ES-17284

48928

Security : User can be permanently locked out of eclipse (In Basic Security)

ES-17233

50245

DAC 3xDS3/E3M: The DS3 DAC switches about 30% of the time when an LOS alarm is
generated on a single trib causing an unnecessary outage on the other 2 tribs.

ES-17310
ES-17353

49363

IDU SPE: Will not accept VLAN Mode. When switching from Transparent to VLAN
mode and clicking SEND, the radio will not accept the change .Refreshing the Portal
screen shows transparent mode is still active. Log shows that VLANs are misconfigured.

50322

Circuits: Provision allowed adding circuits in excess of the backplane capacity of 100E1
this brings down traffic on all existing circuits.

ES-17664

50623

License: Upgrading 64E1 link with 05.08.10 shows incorrect license (10E1). Does not
affect traffic.

ES-17824

IRU 600: Maximum Output power of Primary Reduced ~6dB when using unequal
combiners . Allow the user to individually set the max/min power on both if an ACU is
present.

ES-17825

50512

Event Browser: Configuration not supported alarm with every circuit change
.Configuration not supported alarms are showing up in Provision every time a circuit
change is made. Alarm shows for 0.5 seconds.

ES-17979

46953

51679

DAC GEv2 : 083-845434-001 The Finisar 8520 Electrical SFP option on this part does
not work with Port 4 in DPP mode due to auto negotiation not being supported.

ES-18148

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RAC 60 Protected : If the primary DAC GE3 and is replaced with a DAC GE2. Portal
shows up as a blank screen and cannot easily be recovered. Portal should break the
protection when replacing a protected DAC GE3 with a DAC GE2.

ES-18220

52050
52085

RAC 60 : Unable to set up RAC 60 in protected links in rings.

ES-18413

Closed Significant Issues


The following table lists significant issues that were discovered during development/testing since
the version 05.01.44 general release. These issues have been fixed by this release.
Ref #

ES-13156

Issue Description
Max DS1 backplane capacity can be reduced based on AUX circuit connections. When the
backplane bus is set to the DS1 rate (1.544Mbps), the max NxDS1 backplane capacity of 128xDS1
can be reduced to 123xDS1, depending on the number of AUX circuits configured and the order in
which they are configured. This has been resolved in 6.0

ES-13992

Payload Encryption: Errored Seconds reported during long counts with automatic key change
enabled. Automatic key change may cause a traffic hit. 8 errored seconds have been reported over
a 72 hour count with automatic key change after every hour.

ES-14238

DAC GE: Pause frames may not be generated on the physical ports when the DPP port is
overloaded and there are 2 physical ports in use. The issue occurs when a DAC GE is DPP
connected to a RAC60 and has two customer facing ports enabled with Flow Control On.

ES-14430

RAC 60/6X: Traffic hit upon re-insertion of the primary RAC after a power cycle with the primary
RAC removed. Impacts Ethernet traffic minimally; typically one or two dropped frames (applies to
DPP and backplane Ethernet traffic). PDH traffic can be disrupted for up to one second. This has
been resolved in 6.0

ES-14545/14559

RAC 60/6X: Extended outage times may occur on a DPP 1+1 HS/SD ACM link when the online RAC
is removed. Traffic may be disrupted for about 2 seconds if the online RAC 60/6X is withdrawn on a
DPP 1+1 link (hot-standby / space diversity) when configured for adaptive modulation. This has
been resolved in 6.0

ES-14575

RAC 60/6X: Extended Rx outages may occur on IRU600 1+1 protected links (DS1 rates) when an
off-line RAC 60 is re-inserted. While instances are infrequent, outages up to 59 seconds have been
recorded. Ensure new RAC 60s are fitted during a maintenance window. This has been resolved in
6.0

ES-14617

IDU GE 20x: Some types of SFP do not work with LSP when Speed - Duplex is set to Fixed 1Gbps.
A far-end port shutdown may not occur with some SFP modules when set for Fixed Speed-Duplex,
with LSP and RFD. The solution is to set Auto for Speed-Duplex. This has been resolved in 6.0

ES-14623

RAC 60/6X: High-Priority backplane Ethernet traffic can be corrupted (frame drops) during a step-up
from QPSK to 16QAM on 7MHz adaptive modulation profiles. Applies only to: a) Backplaneconnected Ethernet traffic where the traffic assigned to the backplane exceeds the capacity that can
be supported at QPSK. DPP Ethernet, PDH, and AUX traffic is not affected. b) 7 GHz adaptive
modulation profiles. The interim solution is to use the DPP for Ethernet traffic - avoid use of
backplane-connected Ethernet for this 7MHz profile when using adaptive modulation. This has been
resolved in 6.0

ES-14632

RAC 60/6X: The BBER Performance counter does not freeze when the Stop button is clicked. Only
the BBER Performance counter is affected. All other G.826 counters operate correctly i.e. they
freeze when the Stop button is clicked. This has been resolved in 6.0

ES-14647

RAC 60/6X: 1+1 Adaptive Modulation Links with Ethernet traffic on the backplane only (not DPP)
may experience degraded Ethernet throughputs. When the DPP is not enabled on 1+1 ACM links
operating Ethernet over the backplane it is possible for Ethernet traffic in one direction to be
degraded due to the Tx and Rx functions on separate RACs (Primary and Secondary) being in
different ACM modulation states with different capacities. This situation may occur from power-on, or
from a fade/unfade, where the Offline Tx is not stepped up in modulation to match the Online Tx.
When DPP is enabled this issue is not present. Interim solutions are: a) Enable the DPP for Ethernet
traffic. b) Use the DPP for Ethernet and the backplane for Ethernet and/or PDH. This has been

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ES-14735

When switching to one of the two modem profiles:

- 56Mhz 256 QAM Hi Gain 168E1 343Mbps

- 56Mhz 256 QAM 184E1 366Mbps


With payload encryption enabled, a key suspended alarm may occur and traffic will be interrupted.

ES-14799

Auto capacity allocation does not work correctly when capacity usage exceeds the licensed amount.
Instead of auto-allocating based on the licensed amount, traffic is dropped 5 minutes after exceeding
the amount.

ES-14821

Portal allows "Alarm Actions" configuration when security mode is set to Strong.

ES-14822

Running a RAC 60 at 28MHz 64QAM Normal Profile can create unexpected air link errors and traffic
hits when used with 15GHz ODU.

ES-14887

If two Portal applications are managing the same radio, and two users with admin access rights are
adding new users, then the last added user account will overwrite the user account previously
added.

ES-14911

Portal allows a user to set frequency diversity protection when payload encryption is enabled.

ES-14983

Portal incorrectly shows an entry for Adaptive Modulation under "Transport Channel Mode" for a
DAC GE card.

ES-15090

With payload encryption on and using one of the following profiles:

- 56Mhz 256 QAM Hi Gain 168E1 343Mbps

- 56Mhz 256 QAM 184E1 366Mbps


In approximately 15% of cases Traffic does not recover when the Rx signal faded below threshold
levels and then normalized.

ES-15166

IDU GE 20x: When changing from 40MHz/32QAM 100 DS1 to 40 MHz/128QAM 127 DS1 it is
possible neither end of the link may lock.

ES-15722

DAC 155eM: Shows incorrect transceiver type. Shows optical type , not electrical. This has been
resolved in 6.0

ES-16191

DAC GE3: Ethernet Traffic is not delivered when a DAC GE3 circuit is mapped to a DAC E3DS3M
(Ethernet NTU Mode).

ES-16571

RAC 60/6X: Trib traffic hit of 20 to 40 seconds during a soft reset. With a RAC 60 or 6X is installed,
a soft reset of the terminal causes a traffic hit of 20-40 seconds duration.

ES-16640
ES-16297

DAC GE3: Errors observed when using ACM over the backplane transport channel.
When configured for ACM operation over a backplane circuit, frame errors (approximately 1 per
minute) are periodically seen.
It is recommended that if ACM is in use to transport all Ethernet traffic across the DPP.

ES-16304

DAC GE3: Frames are dropped when a single transport channel is configured to operate over
multiple radio paths, using 'RFD + Protection' mode.
Ethernet traffic does not run error-free if one of the RF paths has a uni-directional failure, i.e. one
end is still transmitting.
If the RF path is completely removed then error-free traffic is restored.

ES-16390

RAC 60/6X: When the secondary RAC is re-inserted, a traffic hit of approximately 12 seconds can
occur.

ES-16534

DAC GE3: Removing an SFP or cable does not make the DPLL lose lock - Synchronous Ethernet
does not operate reliably on the SFP ports.
Removing the SFP transceiver or cable does not comply with G.8262 as the DPLL switches to
another local clock source rather than going into holdover.
Recommend to ports 1-3 for Synchronous Ethernet.

ES-16635

DAC GE3: Traffic does not pass between a DAC GE and DAC GE3 over the backplane, if AM is
enabled.
If the terminal uses the backplane transport channel to configure Ethernet traffic from a DAC GE3 to
a DAC GE2 using the Adaptive Modulation mode the system will report a persistent TC channel link

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ES-16641

DAC GE3: The software reset feature (via Portal's "Advanced Management" screen) for the DAC
GE3 fails. Portal shows a "Reset failed" message.

ES-16645

DAC GE3: In a 1+1 hot standby protected link, ACM will stop functioning after a protection switch
has occurred, on the backplane connected traffic.
When the link is set to ACM 1+1 hot standby, the transport channel shaping will initially operate
correctly, but after 1-10 protection switches ACM shaping will cease to function. This causes a "TC
Channel link down" alarm and impacts traffic across the transport channel.
It is recommended that if ACM is in use to transport all Ethernet traffic across the DPP in 1+1
protected systems.

ES-16652

DAC GE3: Errors when running jumbo frame traffic over multiple front ports. Occasional CRC errors
have been observed when bursting a full load of jumbo frames into all the front panel ports P1, P2
and P3 simultaneously. No errors are seen with a full load of jumbo Frame traffic on a single port.

ES-16661

DAC GE3: Data does not pass reliably through the DAC 155oM when operating in the NTU mode
with Ethernet traffic sourced/sunk from a DAC GE3. CRC errors are frequently observed on the
transport channel.

ES-16664

DAC GE3: DPP traffic can show high-priority frame drops during AM step-downs (less than 1% of
the time).When stepping down modulation in an AM link, there is a 1% chance of a single high
priority frame drop during the transition. No errors have been observed during AM step-up in
modulation.

ES-16671

DAC GE3: CRC Errors observed if TC is configured to 197Mbps (128xDS1) between two DAC
GE3's over the backplane. Portal allows 128 TC connections to a DAC GE3 TC; it should only allow
127 circuits to the DAC GE3.

ES-16711

RAC 60/6X: Changing profiles occasionally results in a Remote Communications Failure alarm. This
alarm can be cleared by toggling the digital loopback on and off.

ES-16877

IDU GE 20x: The electrical SFP interface is down after a power cycle even though the port is
enabled. The workaround is to send an Ethernet configuration to the radio.

ES-17005

License: On the RAC 60, when set to highest capacity 100xE1/127xDS1, a Slot N License Violation
alarm is raised after loading the RAC mode license file.
When transitioning from nodal license to non-nodal license, the Configuration Not Supported and
Slot N License Violation alarms are raised. The workaround is to reload the nodal mode license file.

ES-17214

NCCv2: The Revertive Switching Wait Duration parameter will not hold its setting after being set
twice.

ES-17220

Portal: After Portal software load / activation, Portal software can appear frozen although the
software has been activated. The workaround is to restart Portal.

ES-17255

RAC 60/6X: A 1xSTM1+1xE1 RX protected link will result in a brief sync-loss / error burst when the
offline Rx is faded to demod not locked.

ES-17643

IDU GE3 16x: 1% frame drop observed on jumbo frames over 9985 bytes, but no dropped frames
were recorded in RMON stats.

ES-17763

IDU GE3 16x: AIS is not inserted on tribs dropped under adaptive modulation.

ES-17789

IDU GE3 16x/RAC 60: When operation with the ODU 300SP+ only the 7MHz QPSK and 16QAM
profile selections are available. The 14 & 28MHz profiles are not selectable. This issue is now
resolved and the IDU GE3 and ODU 300SP+ can now support operation at 7 & 14MHz with the
QPSK & 16QAM profiles and at 28MHz with the QPSK, 16QAM and 32 QAM profiles.

ES-18538

DAC GE3: After upgrading the software from 5.05.42 to any release prior to 6.00.50 the DAC GE3
can take up to 20minutes to boot and be displayed correctly in portal. This issue is solved in the
6.00.50 release.

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Eclipse Hardware Supported


The following table details the hardware that is supported by this software and corresponding
part numbers. It is still possible to software load to a terminal with a non supported INU or ODU
attached, but the software in the module will not be updated.

Eclipse Software Product

Part Number

Version

ODU 300 (ODU 300 EP)


ODU 500 (ODU 300 HP)
ODU 50 (ODU 300 SP
Starwave)
ODU 50 (ODU 300 SP MTI)

EDH-xx-xxxx-xxx
EAH-xx-xxxx-xxx
EFS / EQS-xx-xxxx-xxx

06.00.53
06.00.53
06.00.53

EFS / EQS / EKS-xxxxxx-xxx

06.00.53

ODU SPE
IRU 600
IDU GE3 16x
IDU 300 8/20xE1
IDU 300 20xE1 v2
IDU 300 ES + 8xE1
IDU 300 SP
IDU 300 155o
IDU 300 GE 20x
IDU 300 SPE
INU and INUe, (NCCV2 only )

06.00.53
06.00.53
06.00.53
04.03.35
04.06.44
04.06.68
04.06.44
04.06.44
06.00.53
06.00.53
06.00.53

ERC-0xx-001
EXG-601-001
EXB-201-001
EXG-231-001
EXG-211-001
EXG-xxx-001
EXG-999-001
EXG-261-001
EXG-300-001
EXX-000-xxx

Notes

Only supporting the list


1.1 below

List 1.1 Modules Supported in this release


Module Supported
ODU HP

ODU EP

IRU 600

RAC 30v3

RAC 60

RAC 6X

DAC 4x

DAC 16x

DAC 16x v2

DAC 3xE3/DS3

DAC 3xE3/DS3M

DAC 1x155o

DAC 2x155e

DAC 155oM

DAC 155eM

DAC GE

DAC GE3

AUX - auxiliary & alarm I/O module

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FAN, 1U

FAN, 2U

Not Supported
Use 5.1.44

NCCv1
NCCv2

NPC node protection card & TDM protection

Protection support
ODU 1+1 equipment protection

ODU hitless space diversity path protection


DAC GE3 1+1 card protection

Operating Systems Supported


The following table details the supported Operating Systems.
Operating
System

Notes

Windows XP Pro
(SP1, SP2)

Refer to Eclipse User Manual for XP support information

Windows Vista

New Portal Installer with Microsoft Vista Support

Windows 7

New Portal Installer with Microsoft 7 Support

Computer Hardware Supported


The following table details the minimum hardware specifications required to operate Portal.
Attributes

Minimum Specifications

Processor

Pentium 4 or later

RAM

2 GB

HD space (install and operate)

300 MB

Monitor display resolution

1024 x 768 XGA

Note: ATI video cards installed with a Catalyst driver set earlier than 4.9 will cause the Portal
performance page to stop working if the screen-saver activates. The workaround is to install the
latest video drivers from the video card manufacturer.

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Regional Settings Supported


Portal supports the following locales and there are no known limitations:
Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian,
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian,
Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Ukrainian.

Network Time Protocol (SNTP) Servers Supported


Eclipse software has been successfully tested with the following SNTP time servers.
NetTime

Important Notes
1. Traffic may be affected when upgrading software between two specific versions of
software. Modules that have updated FPGA software will suffer a momentary loss
of traffic. The use of Provision feature Scheduled Activation to preload software,
and schedule upgrades at low traffic times of the day will help minimize
disruption. Contact an Aviat Networks Technical Help Desk for details, contact
details are on page 2 of these release notes.
2. When upgrading software ensure the remote end of a link is upgraded before the local
end.
3. Care should be taken not to run OSPF and Static routing within the same internal OSPF
routing domain.
4. If Portal loses communication with an IDU 300 SP radio when changing the IP address,
restart Portal to restore communication.
5. Disable any PC firewalls before performing a software download.
6. Eclipse Portal Software version 5.0 includes an upgrade to Java version 6.0. This later
version of Java provides improved memory management and operational performance. It
provides a fix for occasional low memory issues that have been reported on heavily
loaded systems. It is recommended that users install Eclipse Portal 5.0 or later from the
Eclipse SW Setup CD or from the Aviat Networks Customer Online Support site at
www.support.aviatnetworks.com.
The note below, seen on Portal screens, relates to this issue.

7. Note that this software includes open source items and as such users have a right to
access source code. Contact tony.wood@aviatnet.com for details.

Aviat Networks encourages its customers to report problems so we can resolve them as
quickly as possible. If you encounter a technical issue, please contact us using the
information on page 2 of these Release Notes.

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