EXOS Feature Release Matrix

  • 3
  • Idea
  • Updated 2 years ago
  • Under Consideration
  • (Edited)
Had a good look around but wondered if there was such a thing as an EXOS version matrix.

For example:- in a network their are old switches that are limited to version 15.3.x whereas there are others that would take the latest.

So without having to trawl through all the release notes is there any documentation that would tell you all the features introduced historically back from the latest?

It would be helpful to have something central to browse in making decisions based on EXOS features based on release.

Many thanks in advance.
Photo of Martin Flammia

Martin Flammia

  • 5,724 Points 5k badge 2x thumb

Posted 2 years ago

  • 3
Photo of Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott

  • 1,034 Points 1k badge 2x thumb
Photo of Patrick Voss

Patrick Voss, Employee

  • 11,474 Points 10k badge 2x thumb
Hi Martin,

you can use the hardware compatibility guide listed below:

http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/hw_sw_compatibility/HardwareSoftwareCompatibility/extremexo...

If you view the pdf on the right you can search for a particular piece of hardware and see the minimum and maximum software allowed.
(Edited)
Photo of Drew C.

Drew C., Community Manager

  • 37,308 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
Rather than viewing the PDF, just use the navigation on the left of the page:
http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/hw_sw_compatibility/HardwareSoftwareCompatibility/r_compone...

Similarly, the document is being expanded to include more EOS products:
http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/hw_sw_compatibility/HardwareSoftwareCompatibility/r_eos_com...
Photo of Martin Flammia

Martin Flammia

  • 5,724 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
Hi,

Thanks for posting.

Apologise if it was my wording, but its not the hardware to software compatibility I am looking for, its what new features have been added to EXOS on a per release basis.

So for example, in each of the software release notes there is a section called "New and corrected features", which is what I need.

But exactly what I need is one for every software release in one place. So for example if I know that we have old hardware that can not go above 15.3.x, I can see in one place all the new features that have been introduced since and decide if its time to upgrade.

Or, see what release I need to go to based on a certain feature.

Or, I might be able to see there is no need to go above a certain level because there are no new required features.

Just would be handy to have it in one place instead of having to trawl through all the release notes.

Many thanks.
Photo of Drew C.

Drew C., Community Manager

  • 37,306 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
Gotcha!  I think we all jumped the gun on this one :)
Another topic came in a few hours ago, basically asking the same thing:  https://community.extremenetworks.com/extreme/topics/pathfinder-for-version-comparision

I'm not aware of anything quite like this.  Let me ask the Info Dev team what they may have.
Photo of Martin Flammia

Martin Flammia

  • 5,724 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
Thanks.
Photo of Drew C.

Drew C., Community Manager

  • 37,306 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
I had a chat with our Info Dev team.
At present, nothing quite like this exists.  They're going to discuss this internally and see if and how this can be addressed.  No promises on timeline :)

I've to changed this thread to an "Idea" and have changed the title to "EXOS Feature Release Matrix."  Thanks for asking!
(Edited)
Photo of andreas

andreas

  • 1,218 Points 1k badge 2x thumb
Wonderful great that you are so responsive  love it !
Photo of andreas

andreas

  • 1,218 Points 1k badge 2x thumb
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Pathfinder for version comparision.

Version comparision is something I'm missing since Extreme has release so many new features since XoS 11.
I bet you guys have a database where you track all features per version.

Could'nt you give us something similar to
http://pathfinder.juniper.net/feature...

Please =)
Photo of Martin Flammia

Martin Flammia

  • 5,724 Points 5k badge 2x thumb

If its any help, I needed the information for a document I was putting together - so I went through all the release notes and took all the highlights out of each of the new features and put it into a pdf:

http://www.extremenetworks.guru/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/EXOS_Features_Revision_Level.pdf



(Edited)
Photo of Drew C.

Drew C., Community Manager

  • 37,306 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
Wow!  That's pretty great, Martin!  Thank you for sharing this.