Port description-string XOS 15.4.3

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Just an idea - in 15.4.X, do you think it would be possible to some day get an update that allows spaces/colons/etc. in the port description string? VLAN descriptions already allow it, and port descriptions can have spaces in 15.5.X
I know, it's a minor thing, but it would really come in handy if you're using tools like "Observium" for monitoring.
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+1
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On a side note:The securestack family will allow thing slike $-, bu no spaces when configuring port alias's
-(su)->set port alias ge.1.47 port-alias-&,$
-(su)->show port alias ge.1.47
Port  ge.1.47 port-alias-&,$@

If they are not avaialbe at this time the these items would be considered a C4 (or care request).
If this is something you wish for on any of the Extreme switches then I would recommend opening a ticket with the GTAC and requested this feature.

I also believe that you can request a feature request in case management section
follow the sites below 
http://www.extremenetworks.com/
http://support.extremenetworks.com/             
select my case management then select open a case

The request would be processed with feedback
The more the  merrier
Thanks,
Jason
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You can use spaces in port alias if you enclose in "", eg
set port alias ge.1.4 "145: PL desk"
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Yeah, I screwed up - I meant 15.3.X, not 15.4.3 :( I probably skipped a line when I read the configs and was so sure - and so wrong ...
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Frank, I've just tried this in v15.7.1.4 (in the EXOS VM)
* lab4.sw1.8 # conf ports 1 description-string "this is a test : ; & / \ "


and here's the result:
* lab4.sw1.13 # sh ports description 
Port   Display String        Description String                               
=====  ====================  ==================================================
1                            this is a test : ; & / \
2                           
3                           
4                           
5                           
6                           
7                           
=====  ====================  ==================================================
* lab4.sw1.14 #

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Daniel Flouret, Employee

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Port Display String won't accept spaces or ", but it did accept all these characters...
* lab4.sw1.27 # conf port 1 display-string "port's_test\:&/"
* lab4.sw1.28 # sh ports description
Port Display String Description String
===== ==================== ==================================================
1 port's_test\:&/ this is a test : ; & / \
2
3
4
5
6
7
===== ==================== ==================================================
* lab4.sw1.29 #
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Daniel,
Yes, I know. 15.5.x.x and newer are awesome like that, 15.4.x.x isn't ;)
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Frank, if you had problems with 15.5 (did you open a case?), please check with GTAC before chainging anything. There may be different releases recommended for certain configurations.

Andreas, I'm not sure these are published anywhere. But if you call GTAC asking for a recommendation, that's what they'll tell you.
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Yes, we had a case and much banging of heads against walls happened.
From what you wrote, I read that as " if you have a 460/480/8800, use 15.5.latest"?
We had other things mysteriously happening as well; it could be that inter-related issues backfired in strange ways.
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Frank, just checked v15.4.2.8 and it supports the extended description...
* lab4.sw1.4 # sh sw

SysName:          lab4.sw1
SysLocation:     
SysContact:       support@extremenetworks.com, +1 888 257 3000
System MAC:       00:01:30:DF:04:01
System Type:      Summit-PC

SysHealth check:  Enabled
Recovery Mode:    All
System Watchdog:  Enabled

Current Time:     Wed Mar 25 16:35:42 2015
Timezone:         [Auto DST Disabled] GMT Offset: 0 minutes, name is UTC.
Boot Time:        Wed Mar 25 16:34:47 2015
Boot Count:       0
Next Reboot:      None scheduled
System UpTime:    55 seconds

Current State:    OPERATIONAL            
Image Selected:   secondary              
Image Booted:     secondary              
Primary ver:      15.7.1.4               
Secondary ver:    15.4.2.8   

Config Selected:  NONE                                                
Config Booted:    default.xsf                                         
* lab4.sw1.5 # sh ports des
Port   Display String        Description String                               
=====  ====================  ==================================================
1      port's_test\:&/       this is a test : ; & / \
2                           
3                           
4                           
5                           
6                           
7                           
=====  ====================  ==================================================
* lab4.sw1.6 #

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OK, I'm going officially insane now :(

Yes, all my 8800s and 460s run 15.4.x and I *am* able to put special characters in.
My 480s run 15.3.x and can not.

I totally mucked up "primary" and "secondary" versions

Apologies to all, especially you! I'm blind, need more caffeine, or more sleep.

Just pretend I said "15.3" instead of "15.4" in all the previous posts :(
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Well, then I'm sorry. I also checked the latest version of v15.3 (v15.3.4.6) and it does not accept those characters.

Regarding your mistake with v15.3 and v15.4, don't worry... "been there, done that..."
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Andreas,
Above, You asked about the Release Recommendations... you'll find them in the Hardware/Software Compatibility Matrix document.
http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/hw_sw_compatibility/HardwareSoftwareCompatibility/r_recomme...