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Archived Release Note: WANJet version 4.0.18
Release Note

Software Release Date: 06/04/2006
Updated Date: 06/04/2006

This article has been archived, and is no longer maintained.

Summary:

This release note documents the version 4.0.18 maintenance release of the WANJet Appliance. We recommend this maintenance release only for those customers who want the fixes and enhancements listed in Fixes and enhancements in this release. This maintenance release is cumulative, and includes all fixes and enhancements released since version 4.0. For existing customers, you can apply the software upgrade to 3.1.1 and later. For information about installing the software upgrade, please refer to Upgrading the software. For additional information about installing the software, please refer to the WANJet User Guide.

Note: F5 offers both feature releases and maintenance releases. For more information on our release policies, see New Versioning Schema for F5 Software Releases.

Contents:

- Supported platforms
- Backing up your current configuration
- Upgrading the software
- Fixes in this release
- Known issues


Supported platforms

This release supports the following platforms:

  • WANJet 200
  • WANJet 400

To verify your hardware platform type, click the About link from any screen in the WANJet appliance's Web UI.

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Backing up your current configuration

To back up your current configuration before installing the software upgrade, complete the following steps.

  1. Log on to the WANJet Web UI, by typing the following address into a browser's Address line.

    https://<your WANJet 200 or WANJet 400 appliance IP address>:10000

  2. In the navigation pane, expand System and click Backup & Restore.
    The WANJet Configuration Backup screen displays.

  3. Click the word, here.
    The browser opens a File Download window for you to save the backup file to your local computer. This default backup file is Settings-<ServerName>.NTCL.

  4. Save the backup file to your local hard disk.

  5. Rename the backup file to identify the specific WANJet appliance that you are backing up and the current date.
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Upgrading the software

To upgrade the WANJet appliance to version 4.0.18, complete these tasks:

  • Upgrade the WANJet appliance
  • Activate the license (only required if not previously activated)
  • Save the WANJet appliance chassis serial number (if not previously saved)

Important: For the WANJet appliance to function properly, TCP ports 3703, 3702, 3701, 10000, and 10001 must all be open on a firewall. Any firewalls separating the WANJet appliances must have these ports open. For specific information about configuring ports, refer to the WANJet User Guide.

Important: Version 4.0 introduces a new licensing procedure. If upgrading from version 3.1.x, you must first obtain a Base Registration Key. Do not proceed with the upgrade process until you have the Base Registration Key. If you did not receive an email with a Base Registration Key, contact F5 Networks Technical Support (and be sure to have the WANJet serial number) before attempting to install the software upgrade.

To upgrade the WANJet appliance

  1. Log in to the WANJet Web UI, by typing the following address into a browser's Address line.

    https://<your WANJet 200 or WANJet 400 appliance IP address>:10000

  2. Verify that a disk image of the new version of the WANJet software is accessible from the local computer on which you are viewing the WANJet Web UI (on CD-ROM, for example).

  3. In the navigation pane, expand System and click Upgrade & Boot Menu.
    The WANJet Boot Menu screen displays.

  4. Click the Upgrade button.
    A confirmation message displays.

  5. Click the OK button to continue.

  6. Click the Browse button and locate the upgrade file on your computer.

  7. Upload the upgrade file to the WANJet appliance.

  8. Click Upgrade WANJet.
    The WANJet appliance restarts automatically when the upgrade process is complete.

Performing a remote upgrade from version 3.1.1 or 3.1.2

You can perform a remote upgrade to version 4.0.18 from version 3.1.1 or later. If you are upgrading remotely from version 3.1.1 or 3.1.2, you must also complete the following procedures.

  1. Switch the operational mode of all WANJet appliances to Inactive.

  2. Upgrade all of the WANJet appliances.

  3. One at a time, change the operational mode of each WANJet appliance to Active.

To activate the license using the manual method

Note: You only need to perform this procedure if you have not previously activated the WANJet license.

  1. In a web browser, access the Web UI using HTTPS and port 10000.
    For example, if the IP address of the appliance is 192.168.168.102, type https://192.168.168.102:10000 in the web browser.
    The welcome screen displays.

  2. Type the user name and password.
    The default user name is admin and the default password is admin.

  3. Click the Log On button.
    The WANJet Status screen displays.

  4. Click the Not Entered link, next to License.
    The WANJet License Detail screen displays.

  5. Into the Base Registration Key box, type or paste your Base Registration Key.

  6. Click the Manual button, located next to the Activation Method.

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. Select and copy the entire contents of the Dossier box.

  9. Click the Click here to access the licensing server link, located below the dossier.
    The Activate F5 License screen displays in a separate browser.

  10. Into the Dossier box, paste the dossier that you copied.

  11. Click the Next button.
    The WANJet License Details screen displays with the current license date.

  12. In the navigation pane, expand Reports and click Status.
    The license should now display as OK.

To save the WANJet appliance chassis serial number

Note: You only need to perform this procedure if you have not previously saved the chassis serial number in the About box.

  1. At the top right of the Web UI, click the About link.

  2. In the Chassis serial number box, type the serial number as it appears on the F5 serial number sticker, located on the front of the WANJet appliance (on older units, the serial number is on the back).

  3. Click the Save button.

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Fixes in this release

This release includes the following fixes.

Access to the Web UI from the Data port (CR64761)
You can now log on to the Web UI of the WANJet appliance through the data port IP address even when the appliance is inactive.

Connection Intercept reset (CR64932)
The Connection Intercept feature no longer resets connections destined for a host in a local subnet.

Remote upgrade with Internet Explorer (CR63767)
This release includes an additional fix that allows you to perform a remote upgrade on the WANJet appliance using the Internet Explorer web browser.

Detecting a nonexistent server (CR64843)
We have reduced the amount of time it takes the WANJet appliance to detect a nonexistent or nonoperational server.

CIFS exception handling (CR63281)
CIFS now properly handles exceptions related to inconsistent TDR-2 cache.

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Known issues

The following items are known issues in the current release.

Passthrough sessions (CR60178)
After a high volume of traffic passes through the WANJet appliance, the dashboard may temporarily display more passthrough sessions than are actually occurring.

VLAN configuration on a local Series 200 WANJet) (CR61557
After using the VLAN Settings link to add a VLAN to a local WANJet appliance, you cannot reach the IP address configured in the WANJet appliance virtual IP through the VLAN interface.

WANJet Links light (CR61710)
The WANJet Links light on the dashboard does not monitor WANJet appliances that are set up as redundant peers; it displays only the status of the active peer.

SSL encryption implementation (CR64020)
SSL encryption is currently implemented only for optimized TCP traffic. In future releases, we plan to support TCP and UDP protocols for SSL encryption.

VLAN traffic and LAN router value configuration (CR64021)
If you want to process VLAN traffic, do not configure a LAN Router value in the Local WANJet link of the Web UI.

SNMP support (CR64022)
We have disabled SNMP support for this release and expect to reinstate it in a subsequent version.

Application QoS bandwidth (CR64742)
For an Application QoS Policy, setting the Link Bandwidth to 128 Kb/s or less may reduce FTP download speed.

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