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  • 11 February 2020
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Hi,

as per the 30.5 release notes some XOS switched are supported for basic functions in ExtremeCloud IQ…

 

“ExtremeXOS 30.5 provides support for ExtremeCloud IQ. This release supports device discovery and basic monitoring.” 

 

I’ve upgraded my X440G2 but I’m not able to find a manual on how to integrate the switch into the IQ dashboard.

Also the switch isn’t listed in the supported hardware in the IQ release notes.

 

Thanks,

Ron

 

PS: how about a new IQ sub forum !? Or should we use the Aerohive forum ?

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Best answer by Ronald Dvorak 18 June 2020, 20:34

Hi,

 

I’ve “integrated” my X440G2 today with the help of thisKB article….

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-add-an-EXOS-Switch-to-ExtremeCloud-IQ/

I’ve upgraded the switch first to the latest available FW, switched from static to DHCP (not sure whether that is really necessary) and added the serialnumber to the dashboard.

The switch didn’t connect so I’ve also performed the step “Create the ECIQ process to allow the switch to connect to the cloud:” even that is only for pre 30.6 software.

After that switch went green in the dashboard.

 

Not sure whether I miss something but right now I’m not impressed with the function that is included ….  basic monitoring and no config.

I hope that more features are coming ASAP.

 

-Ron

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Speaking to the extreme guys their is a separate cloud IQ module that you will need to load as currently EXOS still tries to connect to the old cloud.

 

I asked for access to the module and some docs but to date nothing.

I also noticed over December I could onboard XOS and VOSS switches but if you look now they have been removed again.

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Thank you for posting this question 🙂 I was also wondering how the integration with Extreme CloudIQ was working and could not find anything on our X465.

 

But as Andre Brits already said - I also spoke to our Extreme SE and he also told me that a separate XMOD is required. He couldn’t send me anything yet so I am currently waiting for Extreme to finish or publish this XMOD.

 

I am very keen on testing this.

 

Kind regards

Christian

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Hi,

 

I’ve “integrated” my X440G2 today with the help of thisKB article….

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-add-an-EXOS-Switch-to-ExtremeCloud-IQ/

I’ve upgraded the switch first to the latest available FW, switched from static to DHCP (not sure whether that is really necessary) and added the serialnumber to the dashboard.

The switch didn’t connect so I’ve also performed the step “Create the ECIQ process to allow the switch to connect to the cloud:” even that is only for pre 30.6 software.

After that switch went green in the dashboard.

 

Not sure whether I miss something but right now I’m not impressed with the function that is included ….  basic monitoring and no config.

I hope that more features are coming ASAP.

 

-Ron

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Hi Ron,

 

I have made the same experience with XOS in XIQ as you. I have two switches (X440G2 and X465) running in XIQ now for quite a while - starting with XOS 30.5 they could be added to XIQ by manually creating the python process on the switch. I meanwhile have upgraded both to XOS 30.6 and they continued to be connected to XIQ.

 

Currently it really seems to be very limited functionality for the switches - thats true. However I am very impressed by the design! I think the switch is displayed much nicer than it is in XMC :-) I like how the switch is diplayed in XIQ and you can click each port to see detailed info like VLANs etc. about it.

 

Kind regards

Christian

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Hi Chris,

mine doesn’t show a lot (e.g. VLAN on port, all ports are grey) beside the clients in the client monitoring window of the switch so I wonder whether I’m missing something.

 

Could you post scrrenshot of the switch monitoring view so I’d see what yours look like ?

 

Thanks,

Ron

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Sure! This is how my X440G2 looks. You can see the active ports (green) and even a loopback port (yellow). If you click on them you see the infos like VLAN etc. and a detailed graph of the traffic of that special port.

 

Kind regards

Christian

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Thanks Chris,

I’ve fixed mine now and I’d also enjoy green/yellow/grey ports:-)

 

I test a lot of different features on my test switch and that result is a very weird config.

I think that CloudIQ didn’t like that I had stacking enabled which means that the ports where numbered 1:1 instead of just a 1 and I’d assume that is the reason the port status wasn’t showing.

After removing that part of my config it looks far better.

 

Thanks and wish u all a great weekend,

Ron

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Hey Ronald,

 

look at this: I have noticed that since the last maintenance/upgrade of Extreme Cloud IQ they have added a bit more functionality on XOS devices. It seems like we can now configure VLANs on the ports:

 

 

I am still running XOS 30.6.1.11 p1-4 by the way.

 

Kind regards

Christian

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Thanks Chris,

 

I’ll give it a try over the weekend because I’m pretty sure that my switch config will get messed up as soon as I assign a network policy :-)

 

-Ron

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Hi Ron,

 

have you upgraded your switch to XOS 30.6.1.11 p1-11 by any chance? I have upgraded my X440-G2 from XOS 30.6.1.11 p1-4 to p1-11 today and after doing so it did not connect to XIQ any more. I have now done a downgrade to p1-4 again and suddenly it connects to XIQ again…

 

Kind regards

Chris

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