Netris Release 2.8.0

Release Date: 13 May 2020

What’s new in this Netris Release?

  • Updated GRPC based agent/controller API with encrypted data exchange. 
  • We have rebuilt ground up our configuration parser library.
  • Cumulus, SwitchDev, SW-router agents refactored from scratch using GoLang, new GRPC API, and new parser library.
  • Northbound BGP, external BGP templates are entirely updated.
  • New Object-oriented E-BGP control policies. We now include objects: Route-maps, communities, as-path, prefix-lists.
  • VLAN aware bridge mode for V-NET(formerly known as a circuit). VLAN aware mode can be used simultaneously with a standard mode on the SwitchDev platform, but NOT on the Cumulus platform.
  • LAG support for the hairpin link. Removal of the hairpin requirement for SwitchDev platform.
  • Support of SwitchDev platform in both leaf and spine switch roles. Using the SVI interface, so no need for a hairpin anymore.
  • Improved frontend with better UX, now represented as a SPA (Single Page Application) 
  • Improvements to the visibility system include automatic monitoring of critical system services and processes for Cumulus, SwitchDev, and NFV platforms.
  • Improved performance for the anycast Load Balancing checks, these are now written in GoLang.
  • API documentation included in the GUI.

Netris Bug Fixes

  • E-BGP peer migration between termination points was causing problems.
  • Anycast Load balancer health checks were causing performance issues when applying multiple health checks on the single switch.
  • Problems with permissions to assign IP address to an ROH instance for LDAP authorized users.
  • Misconfiguration caused by unstable connectivity between agent and controller.
  • Link visualization issues in the topology view.

Alex Saroyan has been involved in architecting and operating large-scale data center networks for telcos and online companies globally since 2001. Passionate about efficiency, simplicity, and goodness, Alex has co-founded to bring cloud-like user experience to private on-prem networks.