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Spirent TestCenter Release Notes (5.21)


This release notes document is for the latest Spirent TestCenter software base packages, test packages, and hardware. Click the attached PDF to open the release notes.
The following is a partial list of new content that is being introduced as part of this release.
The New Features document includes detailed descriptions of each new feature and many helpful GUI screen captures. 

Spirent AION

Spirent TestCenter Hardware with Spirent AION Licensing​
  • Extend support to C1/C2/C50 appliances
400G Platform
Extend L1 Services to 4x50G mode on PX3/DX3 400G platform models: ​
  • PX3-QSFP-DD-2 & DX3-QSFP-DD​
  • PX3-QSFP-DD-8 and DX3-QSFP-DD-8​
​For 4x100G “XStream performance mode and scale enhancement mode” on PX3-QSFP-DD-2​
  • Add 2x4 and 1x8 LAG profiles support
RFC 6349 Benchmarking​
RFC 6349 Benchmarking Methodology for TCP Throughput Testing is fully GA​
  • A methodology used to measure end-to-end TCP Throughput in a managed IP network.​
  • RFC 6349 is provided under a new license and is dependent on the Spirent TestCenter Enhanced Layer 4-7 license (BPK-2001) which must be purchased separately.
PCEP P2MP LSP Extension​
  • Enables Path Computation Element Protocol (PCEP) with Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) Traffic Engineering Label Switched Paths (TE LSPs) for use in Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) networks. ​
BGP Link-state (LS) for IPv6​
  • Enables IPv6 for BGP LS. BGP can be used by PCE to collect link state and TE information from BGP speaker in NLRI.​
  • SR Flex Algo for OSPFv3​
    • Enables configuration for Segment Routing (SR) related information in OSPFv3 protocol, including SR Flexible Algorithm Definition (FAD) TLV and SR Flexible Algorithm Prefix Metric (FAPM) Sub-TLV.
eCPRI Event Indication Message Phase 1​
  • Supports Both fault and notification indications and can emulate sending and receiving of event indication messages. ​
IPv4 Next Hop for IPv6 Route on BGP​
  • Enables users to configure BGP IPv6 unicast routes with IPv4 Next Hop value​
Support for Communities in BGP Route Import​
  • Can import the community values from the route file using the BGP Route Table Import wizard.
Qbv Tx support added for following platforms​
  • 2.5G and 5G speeds on Spirent FX2/MX2 1G/10G modules and NIC-47​
  • 100G speed on Spirent FX2 1G modules and NIC-65​
​PTP Device Wizard Support​
  • Allows users to select protocol, configure upper layer and lower protocols, configure the number of devices, VLANs, and MAC and IP addresses, all in a single flow.
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Spirent TestCenter Release Notes (5.21)

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