Ixia Software Release Notes
IxANVL 9.26
May 2020



About This Release

IxANVL 9.26 release includes enhancement to existing test suites, Infrastructure changes and Bug fixes since the previous release. 

The following is a brief description of Enhanced Test Suites in Traditional Networking/Non-Automotive-Ethernet Segment:
 1. ISIS-SR - ISIS-SR Test Suite is enhanced to add additional test cases from RFC 8667 and RFC 7794. The test suite contains 99 test cases
 2. BFD - BFD Test Suite is upgraded to support ISIS-L2

The following is a brief description of Enhanced Test Suites in Automotive-Ethernet Segment:
 1. TC11- TC11 Test Suite is upgraded to be compliant with TC11_TestSpecification_Switch_V1.0_final-2019.pdf test specification. The test suite contains 161 test cases
 2. TC8-SOMEIPETS - TC8-SOMEIP-ETS Test Suite is upgraded to be compliant with OA_Automotive_Ethernet_ECU_TestSpecification_Layer_3-7_v3.0 _final.docx test specification. The test suite contains 118 test cases
 3. TC8 - All test suites for TC8 are upgraded to be compliant with OpenAlliance v3.0 test specification

The following is a brief description of Infrastructure changes:
 1. Support for CentOS 7.5 (CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804, Kernel 3.10.0-862.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP) added
 2. Support for Windows Server 2016 added
 3. Support for Windows 2008 Server R2, SP1 added
                    
    

Application Compatibility

NOTE: When you are using one or more of the applications below on a single chassis configuration, please use the correct application versions so they align to a common version of IxOS.
Application IxOS 9.00
IxANVL 9.26
IxNetwork 9.00
IxLoad 9.00
VNIC 4.00
Licensing 5.10
For additional product compatibility information please refer to the following online utility. An Ixia website account is required before accessing. http://www.ixiacom.com/support-overview/product-support/product-compatibility-matrix

IxANVL Workstation Requirements

CPU: 32-bit 2 GHz Pentium or better RAM: 2GB or more Disk: 1.5GB free or more Windows OS: Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 2008 Server R2 standard 64-bit, SP1 Windows 2012 Server R2 standard 64-bit Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit Windows Server 2016 NOTE: IxANVL supports the US English versions of the Windows OS. Although, IxANVL may run on other versions of Windows OS, they are not officially supported by Ixia. If you attempt to install or run IxANVL on any version of Windows OS other than the U.S. English versions, the IxANVL installation or operation may fail. Linux OS: CentOS-6.5 (64 bit) with kernel 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64 CentOS 7.5 (CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804, Kernel 3.10.0-862.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP) Important Note: Java has a known caveat that requires an extra rpm file, xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-6.8.2-31.i386.rpm, that sometimes is not installed by default on an RHEL 5.0 machine. As the IxANVL installer is a Java-based application, it is required that this file be installed in order to function normally. Please refer to the Linux installation notes below for a workaround to fix this problem. Ixia Chassis OS: IxOS 9.00

Supported Test Interfaces

Network interface cards directly attached to a Linux or Windows PC - Ethernet 10/100 - Gigabit Ethernet Ixia Load Modules (port CPU required) accessed via Virtual Network Interface Card (VNIC) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Modules: - LM100TXS8 - LM100STSXS2 - LM1000STXS4 - OLM1000STXS24 - LM1000STXR4 - LSM1000XMS12-01/LSM1000XMSR12-01 - ALM1000T8 - LSM1000XMV16-01/LSM1000XMV12-01/LSM1000XMV8-01/LSM1000XMV4-01 - LSM1000XMVR16-01/LSM1000XMVR12-01/LSM1000XMVR8-01/LSM1000XMVR4-01 - ASM1000XMV12X-01, non-Aggregate Mode - ELM1000ST2 - LSM1000XMVDC16 - LSM1000XMSP12 - LSM1000XMVDC12, LSM1000XMVDC8, LSM1000XMVDC4 - LSM1000XMVDC4NG, LSM1000XMVDC16NG 10G Modules: - LSM10G1-01/LSM10gL1-01 - LSM10GXL6-01/LSM10GXL6-02 - LSM10GXM3-01/LSM10GXMR3-01 - MSM10G1-01 - LSM10GXM3-01/LSM10GXMR3-01 - LSM10GXM4-01/LSM10GXMR4-01 - LSM10GXM8-01/LSM10GXMR8-01 - LSM1000XMV8-01/LSM1000XMVR8-01 - LSM1000XMV12-01/LSM1000XMVR12-01 - LSM10GXM2XP-01/LSM10GXMR2-01 - LSM10GXM4XP-01 - LSM10GXM8XP-01 - LSM10GXM8-01/LSM10GXM8S-01 - LSM10GXM8NG-01 - Acceleron - Novus10/1GE16DP 40G/100G Modules: - HSE 40GE QSFP1-01 - FlexFE40QP - LAVA AP40/100GE 2P Novus ONE appliance Novus ONE PLUS appliance 100G Modules: - NOVUS100GE8Q28+FAN 8-port QSFP28 100GE

Ixia Licensing

IxANVL 9.26 ships with Ixia Licensing Utility 5.10

Installation Notes

General Installation Notes
When you purchase IxANVL test suites, your Ixia Support representative sends
you an e-mail message containing a user name, a password, and an HTML attachment
that contains the link to your IxANVL installation file on the Ixia Web site.
The following procedure downloads the IxANVL installation file from the Ixia
Web site.

To download the installation file:

  1. Select and open the attachment. Your Web browser displays the attachment 
     containing the link to your IxANVL installation file.
     
  2. Right-click the link. A context menu appears.
  
  3. Choose the command that allows you to save the target (your IxANVL 
     installation file). A dialog box appears, prompting you for the user name and 
     password from the email message.
     
  4. When prompted, type your first and last name and the password. The File 
     Download dialog box appears.
     
  5. Click Save.
  
  6. When prompted for the target location, browse to the desired folder. The 
     IxANVL installation file is downloaded and stored in the target location.    
      
 
Windows Installation Notes

The IxANVL installation file is supplied to you (either via a download or on the
IxANVL installation CD) as an executable named anvl-{release}.r-branch-Install.exe, 
where {release} is the IxANVL release number. For example, for release 9.26,
the executable is 9.26.1.r-Install.exe.

Execute the following steps to install IxANVL on a Microsoft Windows machine:

  1. Simply execute the installer executable by double-clicking the file. A 
     welcome dialog will be presented. Click Next to proceed.
  
  2. Carefully read the End User License for Ixia Software. If you accept its 
     terms, select "I accept..." and click Next.
     
  3. The install destination dialog box appears. Browse for the intended location
     of this installation, and then click Next.
     
  4. The pre-installation summary appears. Verify the installation information. 
     If the summary is correct, click Install. 
     
     A progress bar displays the IxANVL installation progress. A second progress 
     bar displays the progress of the Ixia licensing.
  
You can remove/uninstall the software by using the standard Microsoft Windows
Add/Remove Programs applet.

NOTE: IxANVL supports US English versions of the Windows operating system. 
      Although IxANVL may run on other versions of Windows OS, these other 
      versions are not officially supported by Ixia. If you attempt to install 
      or run IxANVL on any version of Windows OS other than the US English 
      version, IxANVL installation or operation may fail.

NOTE: When IxANVL is started in Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, Windows 10 for the 
first time, it requires to be started as "Run as administrator".

         
Linux Installation Notes

The IxANVL installation file is supplied to you (either via a download or on the
IxANVL installation CD) in a compressed format called gzip. It is named:
anvl-{release}.install.tar.gz, where {release} is the IxANVL release number. For 
example, for release 9.26: anvl-branches-9.26.1.r.Install.tar

NOTE: Refer to IxANVL and VNIC user guide - CentOS 6.5 for prerequisite and installation
      steps for IxANVL and VNIC in CentOS 6.5.

NOTE: Occasionally, there are display issues when running the installation with 
      some X-windows-based PC clients. In these cases, it is recommended to use 
      the console (command line) installation mode. In particular, there seems 
      to be a performance issue with some versions of Exceed. When using Exceed, 
      updating your Window Manager property value in 'XConfig/Screen Definition/
      Screen 0' to be 'Native' may resolve the issue.

  1. Before you can install IxANVL, you must extract the installation file. To 
     extract the IxANVL installation file:

     a. Use the following command to gunzip the TAR.GZ file:
            gunzip anvl-{release}.install.tar.gz
        The result of this operation is a TAR file named:
            anvl-{release}.install.tar
         
     b. Use the following command to unTAR the TAR file:
            tar -xvf anvl-{release}.install.tar
        The result of this operation is the IxANVL installation file:
            anvl-{release}.install
        For example, for release 9.26:
            anvl-9.26.1.r-branch.install
          
  2. To install IxANVL
  
     a. Login as root (or use the su command to switch to the root account).
   
  3. Run:
         ./anvl-{release}.install
         
      The installer displays its initialization window.
      
      NOTE: Only the root account can install IxANVL.
      NOTE: If you are using a text-only window, for example, Telnet, use the
            -console option to run the installer in console mode.
            
      Upon completion of the initialization, the Welcome dialog box appears.
      
      Click Next to continue. The License Agreement dialog box appears.

  4. Carefully read the End User License for Ixia Software. If you accept its 
     terms, select "I accept..." and click Next.
     
  5. The Directory Name dialog box appears. Browse for the location of this 
     installation, and then click Next.
     NOTE: Clicking Next here implies that you accept the terms of the End User 
     License.

  6. If this is an upgrade, the installer will move the data for the original 
     installation to this location.
     
  7. The pre-installation summary appears. Verify the installation information. 
     If the summary is correct, click Install. 
     
     A progress bar displays the IxANVL installation progress. A second progress 
     bar displays the progress of the Ixia licensing.
     
  8. When installation is complete, the Summary information dialog box appears.
     Click Finish.

Note: The IxANVL product is going to use a new Licensing mechanism called ILU.
      Details of how the ILU is installed and used can be found in Chapter 6 of
      the "ANVL Getting started guide" and the "Ixia Licensing Management User Guide"

Note: For this set of test suites to run (ipsec-ah, ipsecv6-ah , ipsec-esp, ipsecv6-esp, ike, ikev2, 
      ikev2-ipv6, ike-ipv6, tc8-l1l2-tests, eapol-a, eapol-s) user needs to install the 3rd Party Installer 
      alongwith IxANVL installer. 


How to Report Problems

Contact List Change: 4150211; Date: 2013/09/24

USA, Canada and Latin America Customer Support

Hours: 6:00am PST to 6:00pm PST
Email: support@ixiacom.com
Phone: +1-818-595-2599

Europe, Middle East, and Africa Customer Support

Hours: 07:00 to 17:30 GMT
Email: support-emea@ixiacom.com
Phone: +40-21-301-5699

India Customer Support

Hours: 09:00 to 17:30 local time
Email: support-india@ixiacom.com
Phone: +91-80-4939-6410

China Customer Support

Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 local time (Beijing time), Monday through Friday
Email: support-china@ixiacom.com
Phone: 400-898-0598 (Greater China region)
Phone: +86-10-5732-3932 (Hong Kong customers)
Fax: +86-10-8454-9198

Asia Pacific Customer Support

Hours: 09:00 to 17:30 local time (Singapore)
Email: support-asiapac@ixiacom.com
Phone: +91-80-4939-6410

Japan Customer Support

Hours: 09:00 to 17:30 local time (Japan), Business days
Email: support-japan@ixiacom.com
Phone: +81-3-5326-1980
Fax: +81-3-3348-7733

Additional Documentation

Please refer to our website at http://support.ixiacom.com/support-services/product-support/user-guides.

You will be required to provide a login and password to enter this section of 
the web site. If you do not have a username and password, please forward your 
request to: mailto:support@ixiacom.com.

What's New in IxANVL

IxANVL 9.26 Features

IxANVL-BFD
BFD Test Suite is upgraded to support ISIS-L2

IxANVL-ISIS-SR
ISIS-SR Test Suite is enhanced to add additional test cases from RFC 8667 and RFC 7794. The test suite contains 99 test cases

IxANVL-TC11
TC11 Test Suite is upgraded to be compliant with TC11_TestSpecification_Switch_V1.0_final-2019.pdf test specification. The test suite contains 161 test cases

IxANVL-TC8
All test suites for TC8 are upgraded to be compliant with OpenAlliance v3.0 test specification

IxANVL-TC8-SOMEIP-ETS
TC8-SOMEIP-ETS Test Suite is upgraded to be compliant with OA_Automotive_Ethernet_ECU_TestSpecification_Layer_3-7_v3.0 _final.docx test specification. The test suite contains 118 test cases



Resolved Defects List

IxANVL-BFD

Bug Number Notes
1537677 Test Cases 21.1, 21.4, 21.5, 21.6, 21.8, 21.9, 21.11 21.17 are updated to send correct Level for ISIS LSP packet

IxANVL-BGP4-EXT

Bug Number Notes
1539054 Test Case 5.8 is updated to ensure BGP Session and TCP connection is closed properly after test run is completed

IxANVL-BGP4

Bug Number Notes
1526584 Test Case 3.7, 12.3 are updated to ensure BGP Session and TCP connection is closed properly after test run is completed

IxANVL-DHCP-SERVER

Bug Number Notes
1527155 Test Case 10.3 - DHCP option parsing is corrected to fix batch run exit problem

IxANVL-PIMSM

Bug Number Notes
1533165 Test Case 30.3 - pim-disable-pim-sm-in-dut-interface-command.exp script is called in background such that IxANVL starts listening for PIM Hello packet with zero holdtime from the beginning
1536950 Test Case 1.10 is updated to listen for Prune message based on parameter entry "PIM Join-Prune Period"