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Dell™ Networking N1108T-ON/N1108P-ON/N1124T-ON/N1124P-

ON/N1148T-ON/N1148P-ON

Dell Networking
6.4.2.8 Firmware Release Notes
Date: November 2018
System Firmware Version 6.4.2.8

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 

Global Support 1 

Firmware Specifications 1 

Hardware Supported 1 

Supported Firmware Functionality 2 

Added Functionality in the release 2 

Issues Resolved 2 

Known Issues 5 

Known Restrictions and Limitations 6 

CLI Reference Guide Updates 6 

End of Release Notes 6 

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Dell Networking N1108T-ON/N1108P-ON/N1124T-ON/N1124P-
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Introduction

Dell Networking N1100 is a series of energy-efficient, cost-effective 1GbE switches designed to extend enterprise features to
small and mid-sized businesses. N1100 switches utilize a comprehensive layer feature set and offer high-availability for smaller
managed networks.
This document provides specific information for the Dell Networking N1108T-ON/N1108P-ON/N1124T-ON/N1124P-
ON/N1148T-ON/N1148P-ON switches firmware version 6.4.2.8

It is recommended that this release note be thoroughly reviewed prior to installing or upgrading of this product.

Global Support
For information regarding the latest available firmware, release note revisions, or additional assistance, please visit
www.dell.com/support.

Firmware Specifications
Firmware Version
Firmware Image Name Version Number Release Date
N1100v6.4.2.8.stk 6.4.2.8 Nov 2018

Version Numbering Convention


Version number Description
Dell Networking 6 4 2 8 Four-part version number
Series
    Denotes the build number.
    Denotes an ad hoc release of the product software.
    Denotes a scheduled maintenance release of the product software.
    Denotes a major version number.

Hardware Supported
 Dell Networking N1108T-ON Ethernet Switch, Dell Networking N1108P-ON Ethernet Switch
 Dell Networking N1124T-ON Ethernet Switch, Dell Networking N1124P-ON Ethernet Switch
 Dell Networking N1148T-ON Ethernet Switch, Dell Networking N1148P-ON Ethernet Switch

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Supported Firmware Functionality


For more details regarding all the supported firmware features and functionality, please refer to the Dell Networking N1100
Series CLI Reference Guide and the Dell Networking N1100 Series User’s Configuration Guide.

Added Functionality in the release


Release 6.4.2.8

 No added functionality to this release

Release 6.4.2.6

 No added functionality to this release

Release 6.4.2.3
 Added DHCP option 60 client-identifier in DHCP Discover packets.

Release 6.4.2.1
 Added HiveAgent Support - HiveAgent is now ON by default and can be turned off via CLI configuration changes.
HiveAgent is an application running on switches to enable network management by HiveManager NG (HM NG).
HiveAgent acts as a relay and enables both monitoring and configuration of the switches via HiveManager NG (HM
NG).

Issues Resolved
The following issues from previous releases have been corrected.

Release 6.4.2.8
Description/Summary User Impact Resolution Affected Platforms
Setup Wizard Skipping The Steps 3 and 4 are specific Added step 4 to configure a N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
Steps 3 & 4 [FIELD-2942, to OOB and configuring IP IP on Management interface N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
CS5072070] on routing interface van 1. As N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
Albion has no OOB and
Routing package available
these steps are hidden from
Wizard.
Switch crash with Switch crash when attempt to Corrected PVLANsd PVST N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
"dot1s_task" with PVLAN configure the spanning-tree creation issue. N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
config [CS5008091, mode as "rapid-pvst" with N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
FIELD-2912] PVLAN config.
Random SSH Access failure opensshd process is getting Corrected SSH process restart N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
[CS4983290, FIELD-2902] terminated, preventing any N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
further SSH connections to N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
the switch.
CoA Disconnect-Request Disconnect request not Updated list of supporting N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
failure with the errors processed if the request attributes N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
"Unsupported-Service" and contains "Calling-Station-ID" N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
"Session-Context-Not- and "Acct-Session-
Found" [CS5215354] Terminate-Cause" attributes

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StatsApp and dot1x Dot1x causes crash when Corrected dot1x stats N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
interwork inprovement dot1x stats are accesses after collection logic N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
[Internal] dot1x is disabled N1148T-ON, N1148P-
ON

Release 6.4.2.6
Description/Summary User Impact Resolution Affected Platforms
High CPU utilization of CPU utilization on the stack Corrected callback operation N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
"SIM_Keep_alive" task master will be high if one of in stacking traffic N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
the units in a stack rebooted. N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
[CS4700527, FIELD-2817]
Missing snmp-server IP Missing snmp-server IP Corrected logic error in show N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
address entry in running- address entry in running- command N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
config. config N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
[CS4738952, FIELD-2828]
Switch-port is reporting Occasionally, the switch port Addressed counter update N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
exaggerated MAC learned with port-security configured, problem N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
values when port security is doesn’t clear/refresh the N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
applied. MAC count correctly.
[CS4816982, FIELD-2850]

Ping traffic drops and EEE Green Ethernet drops Addressed by disabling N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
latency, 8 out of 13 switches packets on ports with PHYs “EEE” config on ports that N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
having the same problem that don’t support green don’t support it (listed below) N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
[CS4652919, FIELD-2803] Ethernet. N1108 – Ports 9,10
N1124 – Ports 21 to 28
N1148 – Ports 1 to 8, 45 to 52

Release 6.4.2.3
Description/Summary User Impact Resolution Affected Platforms
xSTP interop fails with Medium. Ports operational Issue has been fixed N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
dot1q tunnel enabled on the parameters (RSTP/STP) were N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
access ports not being reset upon changing N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
the mode to RPVST/PVST.
VLAN membership page High: Missing VLAN Issue has been fixed N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
does not get loaded. membership template caused N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
[CS3745446, FIELD-2523] page loading issue. N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
Dot1x clients are unable to High: Radius based VLAN Issue has been fixed N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
getting network connectivity assignment was not enabled. N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
[CS3926060, FIELD-2557] N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
Support for DHCP option Added Client-Identifier Feature has been added. N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
60 in DHCP Discover attribute (DHCP option 60) in N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
messages DHCP Discover messages N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
Duplicate LLDP entries are Low: LLDP Entries are not Issue has been fixed N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
observed during port swap deleted. TTL value for few N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
which is ending up in entries does not get N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON
multiple protocol decremented even though the
functionality failure. LLDP packets are not
[CS3972794] received from peer side.

Release 6.4.2.1
Description/Summary User Impact Resolution Affected Platforms
User account creation using Low. Creating user account Issues has been fixed N1108T-ON, N1108P-ON
OpenApi fails using OpenApi is not very N1124T-ON, N1124P-ON
common use case. N1148T-ON, N1148P-ON

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Release 6.4.1.4
Description/Summary User Impact Resolution Affected Platforms
Changing port-security Low. When the limit is Issues has been fixed N1108T-ON,
dynamic limits after MAC changed to a lower value than N1124T-ON,
addresses are learned in the MAC addresses already N1148T-ON
software after port-security learned, the learning is
is enabled on an interface limited.
might limit the learning
NO_CMD for switchport Low. Show command Issues has been fixed N1108T-ON,
port-security dynamic to actually reflects the N1124T-ON,
revert the dynamic limit to configured limit N1148T-ON
default value of 300 actually
configures the limit to 100
Access to VLAN None. There is no functional Issues has been fixed N1108T-ON,
membership page in a stack impact N1124T-ON, N1148T-ON
environment will be very
slow

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Known Issues
The following are all the outstanding known issues from the current and previous releases. The issues listed here may have been
discovered on any of the switches listed on the title page.

Release 6.4.1.4
Description/Summary User Impact Workaround
SNMP walk on object None. There is no functional impact. Use –Cc option to ignore the
agentResCtlStaticNameServerStatus might fail check if returned OIDs are
when option –Cc is not specified increasing

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Known Restrictions and Limitations

Release 6.4.2.3
Description User Impact
Interfaces flap when green-mode eee/energy-detect is None
enabled with “speed 100 auto” interface configuration.
Workaround:
Depending on the peer switch, cable lengths, speed and other
variable conditions, the Tx Wake Timer will need to be adjusted.
Use the following command to adjust the Tx Wake Timer:
green-mode eee tx-wake-time <value>

Release 6.4.1.4
Description User Impact
Enhanced hashing mode is not supported for LAGs on None
Albion
Workaround:
The default hashing mode for Albion is set to hashing based on
Source/Destination MAC, VLAN, EtherType, source module, and
incoming port
STP protocol convergence issue might be observed due to Might cause temporary flaps and cause traffic to be forwarded if
state flaps on Uplink interfaces when EEE mode is there are loops on the uplink interfaces.
enabled
Workaround
Turn off EEE mode on the uplink interfaces

CLI Reference Guide Updates


None

End of Release Notes

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