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Spirent TestCenter: Are there any intermediate releases of Spirent Testcenter I need to go through when upgrading/downgrading from an older/a newer version?

Answer

Locate where the Spirent TestCenter version is currently at in the "timeline" below and then continue upgrading until you reach your target version.

  •  Please use the higher version GUI to perform any upgrading or downgrading

Controller 2

Upgrade

                       then you              then you                       then you 
     less than 2.32 ---- MUST ----> *2.32 ---- MUST ----> 3.30 thru 3.76 ---- can ----> 3.80 or higher
                       upgrade              upgrade to                     upgrade to
                     to version             any version                    any version

* It is very important that when upgrading, especially to 2.32, that you must allow all of the test modules to boot up completely before upgrading any further.

Downgrade

  • Downgrade testing by Support from 4.66 directly down to 4.44 (and 4.36 in a separate test) was successful.
  • If you need to downgrade to lower than 4.36 and would like to have that tested before trying, please contact Support at support@spirent.com.

Controller 3

Upgrade

                                                                yocto 1.0 <--|--> yocto 1.5                     
  4.30 thru 4.49 ----then must upgrade to any version ---> 4.50 thru 4.56 ------> 4.57 or higher ...            
   |                                                                              |                 |            
   |                                                                              |                 |            
SPT-N11U                                                                          +- must use same -+            
Controller 3                                                                         version of GUI/Application       
released                                                                             as the FW being upgraded to.
(SPT-N4U was released in 4.33)                                                       Please see the attached Product Alert below

  • for 802.11ax module/appliances:
    • ‚ÄčC50-KIT-11AX-1-V2
    • C50-KIT-11AX-3
                      4.93 thru 5.06 ----then must upgrade to ---> 5.07 ------> 5.08 or higher ...            
                       |                                            |                            
                       |                                       please see
                    MX2-11AX-2                              5.10 relese notes                                 
                C50-KIT-11AX-1-V2

Downgrade

  • The listed versions indicate the necessary intermediate steps:
    • 5.11 -> 4.95 -> 4.71 -> 4.57 -> lower than 4.57
  • Note: Always use the higher level GUI version in each step.
  • For example, say you are downgrading from 5.11 to 4.53
    • using the 5.11 GUI, downgrade to 4.95
    • using the 4.95 GUI, downgrade to 4.71
    • using the 4.71 GUI, downgrade to 4.57
    • using the 4.57 GUI, downgrade to 4.53
  • Also see, KNI14172 - Spirent TestCenter: How to reimage a N4U/N11U

For detail upgrade step, please refer SOL14010.




 

Attachments
Attachment Description
Product Alert: Spirent TestCenter Software Release 4.57 and Above

Product : Spirent TestCenter,Chassis