4 Replies Latest reply on May 31, 2013 6:30 AM by david

    Selecting AOS firmware for TA900/TA900E

    mhess New Member

      What is Adtran's policy for developing and supporting firmware for the TA900/TA900E hardware?  That is, I see several versions of R10 software available.  How would I make a decision as to which R10 version to install.  What does the R10.x.y naming convention indicate?

       

      Thanks,
      Matthew

        • Re: Selecting AOS firmware for TA900/TA900E
          Employee

          Matthew,

           

          Great question. I'll start by answering your question about the naming convention. The first two octets in the release number are the feature release identifier (e.g. R10.01. R10.02, etc). Each time you see that number increase, you know that we have added some new features. For a list of the features added in each feature release, please consult the release notes. The last octet in the release number is the maintenance release identifier. Each subsequent maintenance release contains only bug fixes. If the last octet ends in anything other than a "0", than you know it is a maintenance release within that particular feature release.

           

          As far as the best version of code to use, the most recent released version of code is R10.3.3, which is the third maintenance release within the R10.3 feature release. If there are no features that you need that were introduced in R10.4, R10.5, or R10.6, than it would be best to use R10.3.3 as it has the most up to date list of bug fixes. 

           

          Rob

          • Re: Selecting AOS firmware for TA900/TA900E
            mhess New Member

            I'm also hearing Adtran is identifying some versions of AOS as Long Term Support (LTS).  Would R10.3.3 qualify for this?  What are the details of LTS?

              • Re: Selecting AOS firmware for TA900/TA900E
                Employee

                We are in the process of identifying what we are calling an Extended Maintenance Release (EMR). The EMR for this year will be R10.5, which means that bugs will continue to be addressed in R10.5.X but no new features will be added. We will be posting more details to the web soon.

              • Re: Selecting AOS firmware for TA900/TA900E
                david Employee

                Mhess,

                 

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                Thanks!

                David