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Release Highlights

 

Highlights include the following product enhancements:

Note

SBR Carrier 8.4.1 was the final version to support 32-bit builds. See https://www.juniper.net/support/eol/carrier_aaa_sw.html for the EOE and EOL dates of SBR Carrier 8.4.1.

Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Versions

The SBR Carrier server has been qualified with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.0, 6.9, 6.7, 6.6, 6.5, and 6.1 on Intel (Xeon) hardware.

Native Oracle SQL Plug-in for Linux

SBR Carrier 8.5.0 supports native Oracle SQL plug-ins on a Linux platform. SBR Carrier has been tested with Oracle database versions 11.2.0 and 12.2.0 on Linux.

Signalware Package Upgrade

SBR Carrier 8.5.0 supports the “Signalware 9 SP6.5” upgrade on both Solaris and Linux platforms. For more information about the installation procedure, see the SBR Carrier Installation Guide.

Performance Testing and Improvements

Performance improvements have been made to SBR Carrier on both the Linux and Solaris platforms. The updated performance results and benchmarks of standalone version of SBR Carrier on a RHEL 7.3 machine are measured and documented in the Performance, Planning, and Tuning Guide.

Enhancements to the sbrd Script

The ./sbrd start ssr --nowait-nodes=node-ids command is newly introduced to start he cluster without waiting for the full cluster to be initialized. The node-ids variable specifies the comma-separated list of node IDs that are unreachable, for example: ./sbrd start ssr --nowait-nodes=51,52. You must use this argument only if one half of the cluster has network connectivity, but has lost the ability to communicate with the other half. When the network connectivity between the two halves of the cluster is restored, you can start the remaining nodes with the normal startup scripts.

For more information about the sbrd script, see the SBR Carrier Installation Guide.