ExtremeSwitching (EXOS)

  • 1.  XOS version on the download and release notes page

    Posted 05-08-2018 19:22
    I'm not an expert on XOS but the version name of the software is very confusing on the download / release note page.

    i.e. if I run a "sh version" the switch shows...
    Image : ExtremeXOS version 22.4.1.4 by release-manager

    Why does the download/release notes page show 22.4 or 21.1.4.Patch1-6.

    Could we make it a X.X.X.X format like the output of "sh ver" or did I miss something here !?

    Thanks,
    Ron

    Example:







  • 2.  RE: XOS version on the download and release notes page

    Posted 05-08-2018 19:25
    I bet Christina Mayr will chime in here when she has some time... If not, I'll ask if she can comment on the release notes piece.

    Regarding the portal, we dropped the build number because it's never been used on the portal in the past and doesn't change for subsequent patch releases. I do the software posts for EXOS on the portal... if you want it there, I can start adding it 🙂


  • 3.  RE: XOS version on the download and release notes page

    Posted 05-08-2018 20:03
    Is that rocket science because it's sounds far to complicated to me.

    Instead of 22.3.1.1-patch1-8 just name it 22.3.1.1.8 everywhere = on the switch, download, release notes.

    Thanks for the build number link - I get it now, someone came up with this "special" format and there is no way to change it because that would irritate long time XOS users.

    -Ron


  • 4.  RE: XOS version on the download and release notes page

    Posted 05-09-2018 07:12
    Hmm - my switch shows the full string and the release on a "show ver"
    Image : ExtremeXOS version 16.1.3.6 16.1.3.6-patch1-11 by release-manager
    Image : ExtremeXOS version 22.3.1.4 22.3.1.4-patch1-4 by release-manager

    I actually like that the patch version is broken out like "-patch1-8". Makes it easier to parse visually, imo. Release 16.1.3, version 6, patch 1-11 (or that's at least how I read it until I followed the link above) Way easier than Intel chip numbers, and shorter than OIDs ;)



  • 5.  RE: XOS version on the download and release notes page

    Posted 05-09-2018 07:12
    I think I was wrong on that detail and the switch was loaded with the main version and that was the reason for no patch information.

    Still I find the -patch1-11 unnecessary, why not just name it patch11 at the end, I'd assume that there is no patch 3-7 = all start with patch1-x and that would mean the 1- is dispensable.

    just my 2 cents


  • 6.  RE: XOS version on the download and release notes page

    Posted 05-09-2018 07:12
    The "1-x" isn't always a 1. In the case of a customer-specific patch or demo version, we'll increment that number to tell us which customer it is for internally. Those versions aren't on the portal.


  • 7.  RE: XOS version on the download and release notes page

    Posted 05-09-2018 07:12
    Thanks Drew


  • 8.  RE: XOS version on the download and release notes page

    Posted 05-16-2018 15:43
    I'd like to beat this death horse a little more.....

    I just prepare a switche upgrade and pre-loaded the software so I'd only need to do a reboot during the maintenance window.

    Is it FAD that the image is shown without the patch information - I've loaded 22.3.1.4-patch1-8 on the primary slot but as you'd see the output is 22.3.1.4.



    The same goes for XMC, it only shows the x.x.x.x without the patch information (Device View, column Firmware) - the correct information is only shown in the description column.


  • 9.  RE: XOS version on the download and release notes page

    Posted 05-16-2018 15:43
    I'm pretty sure when you reboot you'll see the extra line under "primary" that shows the patch version. I remember hearing a reason for this behavior once upon a time, but I don't recall it now.
    If you do
    code:
    show version images
    , you'll see the filename and it will have the full patch information. Without doing some more testing, that's all I have for you right now.