Luxar Tech is continuously striving to improve our products and services. Supporting customer requests and adding features the primary goal of Luxar’s engineering support team. Luxar is proud to announce a new software release (V2.0.13) for the LTV8134, LTV8140, and LTV8141A. Product updates include: Full VxLAN support, GRE support, QOS support, User Defined Filtering, RADIUS, and the addition of S-flow.

The firmware release is for Luxar’s most shipped products, LTV8134, LTV8140, LTV8141A. In addition to the product lines high density, low latency, aggregation, filtering, and distribution, new features include:

VxLAN encapsulation allows engineers to stretch Layer 2 connections over an intervening Layer 3 network by tunneling Ethernet frames in a VXLAN header. Decapsulation is used to terminate the tunnel and removes the VXLAN header. The LTV series supports matching for both inner and outer headers, or decapsulating the packet for efficient processing by analytic/security tools. Traffic can be matched/loadbalanced on inner or outer tuples, such as Source MAC, Destination MAC, Source IP, Destination IP, and UDP header.

Generic routing encapsulation (GRE) support, GRE is the communication protocol developed by Cisco systems to establish a direct, point-to-point connection between network nodes. Being a simple and effective method of transporting data over a public network, GRE lets two peers share data over a public network. Luxar’s updates allow users to identify, and filter/load balance on the inner tuples of the packet.

Sample flow (S-flow) support, this is an industry standard for statistical export at Layer 2 of the OSI model. S-Flow uses mandatory sampling to achieve scalability. It provides a means for exporting truncated packets, together with interface counters, which allows network administrators to efficiently monitor the network.

The Addition of User Defined Filters. Users can define a base, offset and field to filter/load balance on. This exponentially increases the systems filter options.

Type of service (TOS) and Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) configuration support. TOS and DSCP decide the datagram’s priority and request a route for low-delay, high-throughput, or highly-reliable service.  Though previously supported in the CLI, user can now access these filters through the Web UI.

Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Support, RADIUS is a a client/server networking protocol that runs in the application layer, and can use either TCP or UDP as transport, that provides centralized Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting management for users who connect and use a network service. Using RADIUS to manage the devices is now supported.

All the current features can be configured either through Luxar’s user friendly GUI, or through the Cisco standard CLI.

To get more detailed information on any of Luxar”s products click this link. For any questions please contact us, additionally,  we will be more than happy to schedule a live demo or technical deep dive.  Please call Luxar today at 855-50-LUXAR to talk to us. We look forward to working with you!

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