Netsight 6.3 release date ?

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Hi,

could you please share the release date for Netsight 6.3 ?

2nd question - the v9.21 IdentiFi release notes list 6.3 as the only supported software version - is this information correct ?

-Ron
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Ron, we cannot commit to any potential release date for 6.3. We can get you on a list for the early release of it if you wish.

I will see if I can get more data behind what 9.21 has for features that only 6.3 will support.
But it appears to be Netsight based data gathering capability enhancements, not critical to overall functionality.
 
But essential functionality from a 6.2 setup works fine in my lab.
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Mike, thanks for the reply.

It would be great if you'd put me on the early release list.

Is "data gathering capability enhancements" the integration in Purview or does it work already in 6.2?

-Ron
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At a guess it can only be configured on the wireless controller without 6.3, that's usually how the feature support works. 6.3 would then add centralised management of the new features. The other half would be configuring the Purview appliance to accept the Netflow and mirrorN data. Reading the 9.21 manual, only an L2 port is supported for mirrorN, which is an easy configuration for Purview.
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Hi Guys,

I don't think Purview integration will work until NS 6.3 is released...

I've configured, but Purview is "blind" until now (6.2).

I wuold be great if you can put me on the early release list too.

Thanks
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Leonardo, your added into the system, so when EA 6.3 is available, you will be able to see it. I will post when it is available. 
James A, I will need your last name to search for you.
Ron is all set as well.
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Hi Mike,

Thanks a lot!

My PurView is now working as expected with IdentiFi 9.21!

I'm very interested in the upcoming release... Let's wait for the EA...

Best regards,

-Leo
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I can't officially (legally) discuss unreleased feature sets or dates. I will consider this thread an unofficial 6.3 Early Release sign up sheet. As long as your visible with an extranet account, we can port you over to that list when the Early release date has begun.
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Hi, is it possible to take me on this list, too?
Me and my Teammate are very interested in this new Version.

Thank you and regards!
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Yes Dennis K, when the early release is available, I will post it to this thread, and try to get everyone access to it.
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Thank you very much.
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Hi, is it possible to take me on the list. I have many customers to develop purview with Identifi

thanks
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I've put most on the list.
The Early Release Access is now available to download if you go to your extranet account.
https://extranet.extremenetworks.com/downloads/Pages/NMS.aspx

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HI, its possible release this version to me? 
Hi Mike, can you add me to this early access.
Thank you
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Thanks Mike,
download is working and really fast too :-)
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Hey Ron,

How much faster than what you've seen in the past?  Sounds like the new CDN is working well.  That was our hope, but until you see an unsolicited feedback...guess you never know.
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Hi Ryan,

I think it was 5minutes for the 850MByte Purview file and about 20minutes for the 2GByte Netsight update.

So it was.... I think it helps if you've 100Mb cable access @home.
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lol...yes that helps.  Thanks for the feedback Ron.

We'll stay after it!
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I don't see it.
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It's only up for people who have signed up for the EA release. I added your account to it CRAYMOND, so you should now see it.
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I don ́t see, please add my account to download
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Thank's Mike!
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not sure if it is to late to get in on this party but would love to grab 6.3 and see how it does against or 1600 or so purple boxes....Current rev has been pretty stable ... 

also if there is anything you want us to test specifically reach out and we will give it a spin ...  
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That is a lot of purple!
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Are there release notes or a new manual that is available for 6.3 yet? - The installation went great, and the download was extremely fast.
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Never mind - the release notes are available in Netsight.
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You'd find the release note in the download area in the 6.3 directory.
I haven't found the new manual so it might not be ready yet.

The whole thing wasn't that complicated to setup in my lab environment.

Still no clue how that should work in a real network as bridge@EWC traffic is mirrored with the tag (as per Paulo's post https://community.extremenetworks.com/extreme/topics/purview-integration-wireless-controller-9-21 )
I don't see how I'd connect the controller mirror port to my core as the same frame would get tx from different ports = ESA port with bridge@EWC topology & mirror port with the same frame = possible loop ???

As that wasn't clear to me I've installed another NIC in my VM Netsight and connected it with a patchcable to the mirror port to bypass my core switch.

Purview is up&running since noon and now I've proof that my colleagues spend too much time on Youtube videos :-)
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I don't get the 6.3 directory. only up to 6.2. 
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Mike I have been beta testing Netsight for you before it was originally released.  Can I get a copy of 6.3.

thanks
 
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I'd like to get access to the early release, too, please.

Thanks,

Reid
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Robert, Reid and Bernard I have granted access to. I am reviewing the others listed.
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Luis Mendes I have added you as well. If there are any others with access trouble, let me know. I can check to see if you are put into the system for that.
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To finish with a sidenote - the Topology Maps at some point are going to be deprecated in favor of the Oneview Maps. I would consider using those, especially with XOS based devices.
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Hi Guys...

Oddly, after got it running back on friday (re-deploy a fresh OVA and upgrade to 6.3), yesterday when I re-opened the Console, Topology Manager gone away again...

I've already restarted the services, rebooted the VM, cleaned all caches (browser and Java) and TM doesn't show up anymore.

I agree that we will end naturally using Oneview Maps, but I have some customers that uses and love TM, and HATE (can you belive?) OneView Maps... For these cases I'll need to work on a "re-education", but it takes time, surely more time than the 6.3 GA.

Any other idea?

Best regards,

-Leo
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Leo, I would open up a case in the GTAC to follow through on either online or via phone. It doesn't appear to be a universal experience, so we should follow it through so engineering gets some visibility into it.
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Okay Leo, Here is what I have on this, after some discussion with engineering.
New deployments (OVA or ISO) will not include topology manager as we intend to totally deprecate this functionality moving forward in favor of Oneview Maps.
Old deployments that are upgraded can have this turned back on via modification of the NSJBoss.properties file for adding text showLegacyApps=true, and then restarting the nsserver service or reboot. This modification of old maps is likely to not be available in 6.4.
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Hi Mike,

Now everything makes sense... Adding the key you provided on NSJBoss.properties worked like a charm...

I was very confused about TM simply going away, or showing up on some installations and not on others.

I understand the migration to OV Maps, and support it... Until it gets finnaly deprecated, having this option gives us time to arrange things with longterm users.

Thank you for your support!

Best regards,

-Leo
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Mike I received access yesterday thanks for looking into this.
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I have downloaded and installed the update yesterday, things are looking promising looking forward to the next update, and playing with the new wireless features :)

Good job so far extreme.
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Dear Mike, 
Could you add me on the EA release list?
Thanks a lot in advance.

Cheers,
Fernando.
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Fernando, it is done.
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Hi can I get access too please. I would love to test it in our office.
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You have been added to the list. you should see it available to you know from your extranet account.
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Please add me to the Early Access list as well. We are mainly an XOS operation and I'm looking forward to the increased functionality :)
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Philip, you should have access now.
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Thanks, grabbed it and installed with no issues. Now to find some time to do testing...! 
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Hi, we installed Netsight 6.3 on release day and we have to fight with crashes.
I know it's an early relase this is just an information that is maybe interesting for you.

Edit: The Crashes are provoked by VMWARE / ESX Host.

Everytime a snapshot of the virtual machine is running, the machine crashes.
In 6.2 it was still running.

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Denis, I would suggest a re-install, and if that does not fix, then open a case with the GTAC. Thanks.
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Hi, now where the Snapshot function is turned off, the server doenst freeze anymore.
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Dennis, if you perceive this issue stands with Netsight, and did not occur previously, we should collect some data from the event, and submit it to the GTAC for review.
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Hi Mike,
Please add me to the Early Access list as well.
Regards.
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You should be all set now.
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Thanks Myke
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Hi,
it would be great if you could add me as well.
Regards
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You should be all set now to download