Plans for MACsec on EXOS?

Userlevel 7

currently, EXOS does not support MACsec (see Is MACSec 802.1AE feature supported in EXOS? from GTAC Knowledge). From the Extreme Switching portfolio, only some S-Series and the 7100 support MACsec (see Hub thread MACsec?).

Are there any plans to add MACsec to EXOS? MACsec support is a feature currently missing for customers that want to transition from EOS to EXOS.


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Userlevel 6
We have a feature request open for this but we don't have any dates for it yet.
Userlevel 7
Thanks for the info. 🙂
Hello Stephen,
do you have updates on this?


Userlevel 6
It is making progress, but nothing to report as of yet.
Thanks for the update Stephen.
Any updates and if so what exos version to expect? I have a few X690’s with core licensing and would like to play with this feature.
Userlevel 4
Hello Keith,

For some reason the hardware does not support MACsec but take a look at this new little buddy:
It is to be working with EXOS 30.1 and for X590 with EXOS 30.2. I don't know release date for 30.1 but for 30.2 I've seen May 2019 so 30.1 should be like Q1. 😉

Hope that helps,
Wow what a neat idea to add functionality that isn't available in the current hardware. Beats a forklift upgrade and getting a whole new switch.

Nice find.
Userlevel 7
30.1 should be sooner than that. Carefully check your present under your Christmas tree 🙂
And LRM support too, nice.