Ixia Software Release Notes
IxANVL 9.32
December 2021



About This Release

IxANVL 9.32 release includes Infrastructure changes, Enhancements to existing suites and Bug fixes since the previous release. 

The following is a brief description of Infrastructure changes:
1. Packet capture is saved for each of the test interfaces for test run using physical interfaces. 
2. Configuration entry "Force Chassis Port Reboot" is made visible in GUI

The following is a brief description of enhanced Test Suite in Automotive-Ethernet Segment:
1. TC8-AUTO-ETH-L2 -  Test suite is enhanced with additional 23 test cases from spec OA_Automotive_Ethernet_ECU_TestSpecification_Layer_2_v3.0. Test Suite currently contains 70 test cases. 
Interoperability run against any independent automotive device has not been performed for 37 test cases and therefore 37 test cases are claimed as beta.  
  
    
    

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 9.20
IxANVL 9.32
IxNetwork 9.20
IxLoad 9.20
Licensing 5.40
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: 64-bit Processors RAM: 2GB or more Disk: 4GB free or more Windows OS: 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 7.5 (CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804, Kernel 3.10.0-862.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP) CentOS 7.9 (CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 (Core) , Kernel 3.10.0-1160.el7.x86_64) Ixia Chassis OS: IxOS 9.20

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 400G Modules: - T400GD-8P-QDD+200G+100G+50G (1X400G fanout mode)

Ixia Licensing

IxANVL 9.32 ships with Ixia Licensing Utility 5.40

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 9.32,
the executable is 9.32.1.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 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 9.32: anvl-branches-9.32.1.r.Install.tar

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 9.32:
            anvl-9.32.1.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. 

Note: For CentOS 7.5, the interface name should be changed from default one to eth0. Ixia License Server needs an interface named eth0 to function.


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

What's New in IxANVL

IxANVL-9.32-EA Features

GUI
Configuration entry "Force Chassis Port Reboot" is made visible in GUI

Infrastructure
Packet capture is saved for each of the test interfaces for test run using physical interfaces

TC8-AUTO-ETH-L2
Test suite is enhanced with additional 23 test cases from spec OA_Automotive_Ethernet_ECU_TestSpecification_Layer_2_v3.0. Test Suite currently contains 70 test cases. Interoperability run against any independent automotive device has not been performed for 37 test cases and therefore 37 test cases are claimed as beta.



Known Issues List

TC11

Bug Number Notes
2144 For Automotive Test Suite TC11, Test Cases TIME_002 and TIME_004 are not supported


Resolved Defects List

BGPPLUS

Bug Number Notes
2232 Test case 38.11 - Atomic Aggregate attribute in BGP Update message is correctly handled
2200 Script mode for bgpplus-set-aggregation-command.exp is changed to Foreground
2201 Test Case 26.1 - Script mode for bgpplus-stop-event-generate-command.exp is changed to Background

BGPPLUS-AS4

Bug Number Notes
2182 Test Case 4.5 bgpplusas4-set-aggregation-command.exp script is called in foreground when the script is called for deconfiguration of aggregation
2216 bgpplusas4-set-aggregation-command.exp script is called in foreground when the script is called for configuration of aggregation

ISIS

Bug Number Notes
2092 Test Case 21.5 - segmentation fault after getting ISIS CSNP packet for L2 is resolved

L3VPN

Bug Number Notes
2181 TTL for LDP Hello Message is set to 1
2180 Test Case 2.2 2.4 3.1 6.1 crash problem after sending BGP Update is resolved

LDP

Bug Number Notes
2175 Test Case 26.1 26.2 Segmentation Fault problem is resolved

MPLS

Bug Number Notes
2159 TTL for LDP Hello message is set to 1

RSVP-TE

Bug Number Notes
2139 Test Case 7.15 - Tunnel Sender address in RSVP Path message is corrected and script call mode for rsvp-te-add-static-off-net-ip-address-command.exp is changed to background mode
2140 Test Case 7.11 - Time difference calculation between 2 consecutive Path Error message received is corrected

TC8-TCP-CORE

Bug Number Notes
2009 No Response time value can be taken with milli seconds format with "TCP Millisec No Response Time" parameter
2053 IxANVL is now able to send packet with user space VNIC
2055 Test Case 10.9 - Coorected SEQ number while sending packet in CLOSING state
2171 Test Case 12.1 - Test method is modified as per the Open Alliance V3 specification
2259 Test Case 9.15 - Modified to send correct SYN and ACK number and also waiting time
2260 Test Case 10.5 - Added wait time for DUT to move LISTEN state from SYN-RCVD state