Ubiquiti released verison 1.8 of the Edgemax firmware today



  • To install this from a comand line (the best way IMO):

    add system image https://dl.ubnt.com/firmwares/edgemax/v1.8.0/ER-e100.v1.8.0.4853089.tar
    

    http://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeMAX-Updates-Blog/EdgeMAX-EdgeRouter-software-release-v1-8-0/ba-p/1490756

    This release contains many significant new features, and the major news for this release is that we are adding a new proprietary routing protocol stack, which supports new features including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), Resource Reservation Protocol - Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), and more, and these are in addition to improvements to the already supported routing protocols: OSPF, OSPFv3, BGP, RIP, and RIPng of course.

    Other major new features/enhancements include Advanced Queue QoS feature with full Web UI configuration, Traffic Analysis and DPI support for non-offloaded traffic, updating strongSwan to new version for IPsec improvements, firewall/QoS based on DPI application categories, and more! More details can be found in the release notes below.

    Note that due to the major changes in the transition to the new routing protocol stack, a number of (uncommon) config settings have been "deprecated". We also have basic "Config Guide" documents that includes basic information and examples for some of the new features and are working on more. These are all currently documented in the beta forum, and we are moving the documents to the regular forum and will provide update with links.

    Special thanks to all the community members who participated in the alpha/beta testing, reported issues, provided feedback, and even came up with fixes! Your contributions were instrumental in helping us find and fix issues with all the major changes, and we really appreciate it!



  • Is there a mailing list for updates or do you just have to pay attention to the site?



  • Awesome, can't wait to get to play with it.



  • @johnhooks said:

    Is there a mailing list for updates or do you just have to pay attention to the site?

    I participate in beta testing and provide feedback. So i generally get an email like this.

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  • Updated my Edge Router X - No issues so far 🙂



  • I wonder if this will fix the issue with multiple L2TP connections from behind one IP Address? We couldn't use that with the hospital because Vyatta/VyOS would mess up and disconnect the first connection when a new one was made.



  • @johnhooks said:

    I wonder if this will fix the issue with multiple L2TP connections from behind one IP Address? We couldn't use that with the hospital because Vyatta/VyOS would mess up and disconnect the first connection when a new one was made.

    oh - I thought that was an inherent problem with NAT'ed L2TP - sounds like you're saying it's not.. good to know?



  • @Dashrender said:

    @johnhooks said:

    I wonder if this will fix the issue with multiple L2TP connections from behind one IP Address? We couldn't use that with the hospital because Vyatta/VyOS would mess up and disconnect the first connection when a new one was made.

    oh - I thought that was an inherent problem with NAT'ed L2TP - sounds like you're saying it's not.. good to know?

    If I remember right, I read a few things where people said they had it working on other systems. I'll have to look around and see if I can find the posts. That was a while ago I looked into it.



  • Updated the OP with the following command to install the update

    add system image https://dl.ubnt.com/firmwares/edgemax/v1.8.0/ER-e100.v1.8.0.4853089.tar


  • The traffic analysis they added in 1.7 was useless because it could only look at offloaded traffic.

    This is a major improvement for 1.8. I installed the update while the family ate dinner. then we played a board game and then the girls got to watch one episode of something on Netflix. So much better to see the traffic now.

    0_1456369327587_upload-83238661-065b-4146-8526-0cdbe4e4de66



  • @JaredBusch said:

    The traffic analysis they added in 1.7 was useless because it could only look at offloaded traffic.

    This is a major improvement for 1.8. I installed the update while the family ate dinner. then we played a board game and then the girls got to watch one episode of something on Netflix. So much better to see the traffic now.

    0_1456369327587_upload-83238661-065b-4146-8526-0cdbe4e4de66

    Wait that's on the ERX?



  • @johnhooks said:

    Wait that's on the ERX?

    That screenshot is from an ERL, but yes it is on the ERX also. Or should be.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @johnhooks said:

    Wait that's on the ERX?

    That screenshot is from an ERL, but yes it is on the ERX also. Or should be.

    Oh cool I wonder how that will affect performance. If I remember right the ERX has to do that in software.



  • @johnhooks said:

    Oh cool I wonder how that will affect performance. If I remember right the ERX has to do that in software.

    Do what in software?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @johnhooks said:

    Oh cool I wonder how that will affect performance. If I remember right the ERX has to do that in software.

    Do what in software?

    If I remember correctly the traffic analysis was only available on the ERL and higher (on 1.7) because they had dedicated hardware to do the analysis. The ERX would have had to offload that to the CPU and EdgeOS for analysis. That's the platform difference in the release notes for 1.7

    Current the traffic analysis and DPI/application identification features are not available on the new EdgeRouter X and EdgeRouter X SFP models due to platform differences.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    The traffic analysis they added in 1.7 was useless because it could only look at offloaded traffic.

    This is a major improvement for 1.8. I installed the update while the family ate dinner. then we played a board game and then the girls got to watch one episode of something on Netflix. So much better to see the traffic now.

    0_1456369327587_upload-83238661-065b-4146-8526-0cdbe4e4de66

    That is awesome! Where can I find this? Can't find it for the life of me.....



  • @aaronstuder said:

    That is awesome! Where can I find this? Can't find it for the life of me.....

    Well, maybe they did not add it to the ERX in 1.8. I only skiimmed the new feature list for the ERX.



  • Not really like you'll need that at home anyway.





  • annoyingmuse no more? i'll have to fire up some of these again and play with the VPLS/MPLS configs. whoop