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Release Notes

Spirent TestCenter 4.52


High Level Test API (HLTAPI)
These Release Notes are for the Spirent TestCenter HLTAPI Base Package.
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Section

Description

Whats New in This Release

New features, bug fixes, and known issues

System Requirements

Lists hardware and software requirements to install and


run HLTAPI

Package Contents

Lists the content of the HLTAPI implementation

Documentation

Introduces Spirent TestCenter documentation, and


specifies online Help file system requirements.

Contacting Spirent
Communications

Provides information on how to contact Spirent


Communications for technical support.

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Whats New in This Release


New features
None

Resolved Issues
The following issues are resolved in this release:
SR #

1-2575077380

1-2569787873
1-2552396570
1-2533816161
1-2522703355

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Description

Work-around

Severity

test_rfc2544_info -test_type throughput,


summary results are not calculated
correctly if the result iterations (multiple
interactions) differ from one another
Dependency Error for ip_src_addr.
ENTERED: arp. EXPECTED: ipv4
in perform: Unable to open
/home/eotResultsHltApi113044.db
RX frame to be 0 even though the port is
receiving traffic
HLTAPI Wrapper
"emulation_bgp_config" causing the
srouce mac to be set to all zero's

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Enhancements
The following enhancements were added in this release.
SR #

Description

Work-around

Severity

BGP-LS wizard support


mapping server support in ISIS-SR
1-2541713953

support '-DisableAutoGrouping'
in ::sth::drv_stats()1-2507774241 3
Label Stack for ipv6 (Transport Label,
ELI, EL), 5 Label Stack for ipv4/ipv6
(VPN Label, ELI, EL, BGP, Transport
Label) support in Raw streamblock.

Known Issues
None

System Requirements
Spirent TestCenter Software Requirements
This HLTAPI release requires version 4.52 of the Spirent TestCenter software.

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Spirent TestCenter Hardware Requirements


Spirents HLTAPI implementation is tested against a reasonable representation of
Spirent TestCenter hardware. Using Spirents HLTAPI implementation requires
Spirent TestCenter hardware which is supported by the Spirent TestCenter 4.52 base
software release.

Operating System and Language Requirements


You can use any of the operating systems listed in the table with Spirent HLTAPI.
The core scripting language of HLTAPI is Tcl; Perl or Python is required, if you use
HLTAPI for Perl or HLTAPI for Python.
Operating System Support

Red Hat Linux 8


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2003 32-bit Enterprise R2
Windows Server 2003 64-bit R2

Language Support

Tcl/Tk (requires tbcload package 1.5 or


higher, Tdom 0.8.3 and IP package)

Version

8.4.20

Purpose

Required for use of HLTAPI and


Spirent TestCenter automation API.
Tdom 0.8.3 is required for HLTAPI
pcep

Perl

5.8.8

Required for use of HLTAPI in Perl

Python

2.7

Required for use of HLTAPI in


Python

Additional Utilities Required


Adobe Reader 5.0 or later is required in order to view Spirent TestCenter user
documentation provided in PDF format.

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Package Contents
Spirents HLTAPI implementation for Spirent TestCenter is a software package,
BPK-1010A.
Part
Number

BPK-1010A

Base Package Description

Spirent TestCenter HLTAPI Base Package A

BPK-1010A HLTAPI
Features
This Spirent TestCenter software HLTAPI package is in compliance with the
HLTAPI 4.50 specification. It is supported by the Spirent TestCenter Release 4.50.
This package incorporates all the features of hltapi_4.50_stc_4.50; the list is shown
below.
Some of the features include:
Session API, Traffic API, Test_Config, Test_Control, Capture
40G/100G port support
BGPv4, BGPv6,
DHCPv4, DHCPv6, DHCP-PD
STP
IGMPv1, IGMPv2, IGMPv3, IGMPv1 Querier, IGMPv2 Querier, IGMPv3 Querier
IS-IS IPv4, IS-IS IPv6
IPv6 Autoconfiguration
LDP IPv4
MLDv1, MLDv2
Multicast groups
OSPFv2, OSPFv3
OSPF Topology
Ping
PIM

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PPPoX/IPv4PPPox server, PPP


RIPv1, RIPv2, RIPng
RSVP IPv4
Route flapping for BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, RIP
Graceful restart for BGP, IS-IS, LDP, OSPF, RSVP
BFD
L2TP
GRE for RSVP, BGP, LDP, OSPF, PIM, RIP
ATM for BGP, ISIS, OSPF, PPPoX, PPPox server , RIP, ANCP, L2TP, DHCP,
DHCP Server
Ethernet OAM
Ethernet EFM
L2/L3 VPN
MPLS over GRE
MVPN
ANCP
RFC2544, RFC3918
LACP
SIP
Alarms
FCOE/FIP, FC
LLDP
PTP
LabServer mode
802.1x
MPLS-TP
CFM PDUs Capture Filters
Save to High Level API
Configure multiple protocols on the same device, including
RSVP/IGMP/LDP/RIP/OSPFV2/OSPFV3/ISIS/BGP/DHCPV6/DHCPV6PD/DHCPV
4/PIM/SIP/MLD/IGMP QUERIER.

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VxLan
HLTAPI for Perl
HLTAPI for Python
Save as iTest
40G/100G L1 API
PCEP
NG-MPVN
HTTP Client and HTTP server

Documentation
Spirent TestCenter HLTAPI conforms to the in-line documentation format specified
in the STC_Automation_HLTAPI_Command_Reference Implementation Guide. In
addition, a PDF format manual is included in the release package. The introduction of
the new feature, Save to High Level API, is added as Appendix A in the PDF user
manual.

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Contacting Spirent Communications


To obtain technical support for any Spirent Communications product, please contact
our Support Services department using any of the following methods:

Americas
E-mail: support@spirent.com
Web: http://support.spirent.com
Toll Free: +1-800-SPIRENT (+1-800-774-7368) (North America)
Phone: +1 818-676-2616
Hours: Monday through Friday, 05:30 to 18:00 Pacific Time

Europe, Africa, Middle East


E-mail: support@spirent.com
Web: http://support.spirent.com
Phone: +33 (1) 6137 2270 (France)
Phone: +44 1803 546333 (UK)
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 09:00 to 18:00, 9:00 to 17:00 Friday, Paris Time

Asia Pacific
E-mail: support@spirent.com
Web: http://support.spirent.com
Phone: +86 (800) 810-9529 (toll-free mainland China only)
Phone: +86 (10) 8233 0033 (China)
Operating Hours: Monday through Friday, 09:00 to 18:00 Beijing Time
The Spirent Knowledge Base (http://support.spirent.com) is designed to serve your
technical information needs. The Knowledge Base gives you access to tens of
thousands of documents that help answer your network analysis and measurement
questions. New content is added daily by Spirents communications and networking
experts. Sign in with your user ID and password to gain access to additional content
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Bulletins, and more. When you sign in, you can also use the Knowledge Base to
download software and firmware, and to manage your SRs.
Information about Spirent Communications and its products and services can be
found on the main company websites at http://www.spirent.com.

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Company Address
Spirent Communications, Inc.
26750 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
USA

All of the company names and/or brand names and/or product names referred to in this document, in
particular, the name Spirent and its logo device, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Spirent plc and its subsidiaries, pending registration in accordance with relevant national laws. All other
registered trademarks or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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