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New and Changed Features

This section lists the new features in Connectivity Services Director, Release 2.1R1.

  • Support for configuring both BGP and OSPF protocols in a single service—Starting with Connectivity Services Director Release 2.1R1, you can configure both BGP and OSPF protocols in a single service. In earlier releases, you can choose either BGP or OSPF for a single service.

    To configure BGP and OSPF protocols on the service order, select the BGP/OSPF/Static option from the Routing Protocol list while creating the service definition. You can see both BGP and OSPF configuration settings in the Service Settings page of the Create Layer 3 VPN service order wizard. You can configure these protocols on the Node Settings page and Site Settings page.

  • Enhancements to service recovery feature—In Connectivity Services Director Release 2.1R1, you can use the Force Upload feature to overwrite the service definitions that were recovered using the service recovery feature and do not contain the changes made through CLI configuration or through templates. You do this by creating a service definition containing templates that matches the configuration, and uploading it to the Connectivity Services Director application.

    In Connectivity Services Director Release 2.0 and earlier, you cannot recover changes made to service definitions through CLI configuration or through templates.

  • Community support for static routes—In Connectivity Services Director Release 2.1R1, you can configure static routes by adding next-table and community as option types. You use the community option type to advertise a static route. In earlier releases, you can configure static routes only by adding the next-hop option type.

    You can configure a static route while creating a service order by adding either a next-hop or a next-table option type, and a community option type on the Node Settings page.

  • IP address block size restriction removed—In Connectivity Services Director Release 2.1R1, you can configure the block size using a much wider range from 1 through 32. In earlier releases, you can allocate an IP address block size only in the range 24 through 32.

    You can set an IP address block size when you add a new IP pool.

  • Support for 4-byte AS number—Connectivity Services Director Release 2.1R1 supports a mix of both 2-byte and 4-byte AS numbers. In earlier releases, you can set only a 2-byte AS number that provides a pool of 65,536 AS numbers. With this enhancement, you can either use the Auto Pick Route Target check box to automatically pick a route target, or manually enter an AS number in the Route Target field in the range 1 through 4,294,967,296.
  • Managing resources based on pool type—Starting in Connectivity Services Director Release 2.1R1, you can view and manage a particular pool of resources by selecting an option from the Pool Type list. The Manage Resource page displays the list of resource pools that can be configured. You can filter the resources displayed on this page by device name, by interface name, or by customer. The page also displays the status of various other resources such as VLAN IDs, virtual circuit IDs, route distinguisher, and route targets that are created for utilization in services.

Modified: 2017-08-27