New Features and Enhancements

Read about ExtremeCloud IQ new features and enhancements sorted by release in this topic.

The following list of new features and enhancements are listed in reverse-chronological order with the most recent additions listed first. Each feature or enhancement is dated with the month and year that it was released in ExtremeCloud IQ, followed by the ExtremeCloud IQ version number.

List of New Features and Enhancements

This release introduces the following new features and feature enhancements.

Because the ExtremeCloud IQ Help system is still under development, the information available on some of the features might be limited.

ExtremeCloud IQ - June 14, 2021

The following changes and new features were added in the current release of ExtremeCloud IQ.

Changes of Behavior or Appearance

User Interface Improvements

  • A separate scroll bar has been added to the left panel in the ExtremeCloud IQ UI window.

  • Table headers are now persistent for tables longer than one page.

Device OS Support

This release of ExtremeCloud IQ supports devices running IQ Engine 10.3r3.

Stack Template Improvements

You can now create a stack of 440-G2 switches using a link in the Template column of the Devices list. Creating a stack template in this way shortens the process by about 10 step as compared to the previous process.

AP302W-related Features

The following features have been added for AP302W devices:

  • Support for AP302W devices as routers.

  • AP302W devices now support one uplink port, set to either Eth0 or Eth1. If Eth1 is selected, Eth0 is disabled.

  • AP302W devices now support client mode use in radios.

  • The DHCP Server and Relay tabs have been removed from the device page for AP302W devices operating as routers.

Add Signature to SMS

To help users identify the source of an SMS message, SMS messages originating from ExtremeCloud IQ now carry the following signature: EXTREMECLOUDIQ

Throughput Display for Switches Change from PPS to Mbps

The throughput display for switches has been changed from packet-per-second (PPS) to megabits-per-second (Mbps).

Device 360 Timeline added for Switch Stacks

A timeline has been added to the information presented in the Device 360 window for a switch stack and for the individual members of the stack. This timeline presents data for Rx and Tx traffic, CPU and memory usage by default. You also have the option to see this information for selected ports on individual stack members.

Workflow for ExtremeCloud IQ Local Deployment on XCA

A workflow has been established for customers who deploy ExtremeCloud IQ locally on XCA. These customers now receive status notifications at each step of the deployment process.

Improvements to Data Displayed for Stacked Switches in Network 360 Monitor View

The following information has been added to the data display for individual switches in a switch stack:

• CPU utilization

• Memory utilization

• MAC table utilization

• PoE output

• Temperature

This data is reported for each individual stack member in the same manner as for a standalone EXOS and SR series switches. The following restrictions apply:

• Dell stacks are not supported

• In the Device Health summary, all stack members are counted. For example, for one standalone switch and one 3-node switch stack the total switch count is 4.

• For Device Hardware Health, data from each stack member is included in the calculation of CPU, Memory, POE, and Temp. A stack member can appear in the Top 5. The hyperlink goes to the stack D360 page.

• Because operational health statistics such as configuration, firmware update failures, and MAC utilization treat a switch stack as a single entity, an update failure on a stack counts as one failure regardless of the number of nodes in the stack. For MAC Table Utilization, each stack member is counted individually for consistency with other device health fields.

• For Device Configuration and Firmware, each stack member is included in the switch counts.

Improvements to Status Data for Disconnected Devices

Additional data is now presented for disconnected devices that are locally managed by a controller (ExtremeCloud IQ-Site Engine) and are visible in ExtremeCloud IQ.

Previously, a device is shown as disconnected in ExtremeCloud IQ if the controller was also disconnected from ExtremeCloud IQ. This resulted in confusion for users who may have assumed that the device is disconnected from the network. This has been clarified with separate indicators for devices which have lost connection with their controller, or have lost connection with ExtremeCloud IQ but remain connected through their controller, as indicated:

  • If the controller is not connected, the status is displayed as "unknown".

  • If the controller is connected, a status of the device is shown as "connected" or "disconnected".

Error Message for Stacks with only one Switch

Previously, there was no error message to indicate that a switch stack must consist of more than one device. This error message now appears if the user tries to save a stack that consists of a single device.

Search Description Improvements for Device 360

The search function has been improved and now works for all Device 360 events.

Manage Client Window for Stack Clients

Information presented in the Device 360 Clients window now provides administrators with more complete and accurate information about how a client is connected to the network, specifically for clients that are connected through a switch in a switch stack. The following information is now displayed with LLDP enabled:

  • Wired clients that are connected through a switch or stack are associated to the specific switch or stack member through which the clients are connected.

  • Wired clients about which a managed switch learns through an unmanaged switch appear as undetermined.

  • Wireless clients associated with a managed AP appear as associated to that AP.

  • Wireless clients whose MAC addresses are learned by managed APs do not appear in ExtremeCloud IQ as wired clients associated with a managed switch.

  • Wireless clients whose MAC addresses are learned by a managed switch through any unmanaged AP appears as undetermined.

  • Fabric Attach clients and clients attached to multi-link trunking ports or link aggregation group ports might sometimes be reported incorrectly despite enabling LLDP.

Rate Limiting for Authentication Session Token Creation

Rate limiting has been added to the process of creating authentication session tokens.

 


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