Thursday, October 23, 2014

CPUG 2015 - let's make it happen

Do you miss annual CPUG conference? I do. Today, with the new owner of, it is time to plan it again.

We as CPUG community shell make it happen. Here are some questions for you, please take a minute to respond:

1. Did you participate in CPUGcon in the past? Are you going to participate in  CPUGcon 2015? If yes, will you invite and encourage to participate you colleagues, friends, clients and partners?
2. What would be ideal location for you? Mind we are talking about European event.
3. Could you help CPUG to find the best suitable location? We would like to accommodate around 80-100 people. We might need one or two conference rooms, with some reasonable priced hotels around and not too far from an airport. Any thoughts?

All, please feel free to share your opinions and suggestions. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Static routes issue with R75.47 on 13500 appliances

I am in the middle of preparing FW migration for one of my favourite customers, who wants to replace open servers with 13500 to benefit multi 10GB connectivity.

One unexpected thing on the way was configuring new static routes on these appliances after clean installation of R75.47. I have tried both CLISH and WebUI, but routes were not in effect. I could see routes in the WebUI but not on clish with "show routes" and not on expert with "netstat -rn". It was like routes were never making it to IP stack. I have seen that on early Gaia versions, but on R75.47 it seems impossible, right?

It took some time to triple-check all the settings. It was all properly configured, except for a default GW that was never  defined. I have punched it in, still unable to see any static routes defined on OS level.

Only after installing a driver fix from sk99113 and consecutive reboot all static routes start appearing and working.

I have checked this situation on the second appliance. Strangely, static routes were not appearing even after drivers installed, if default GW was not defined.

So to configure static routes properly on 13500 running R75.47, one has to have two things done:

1. Drivers from sk99113
2. Default route in place

The only explanation I have for the matter is that 13500 with R75.47 was never a part of QA cycle.