Announcement: ZD 9.12.2.0.204 MR Patch 1 Release (.201 update)

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   An important update for ZoneDirectors, version 9.12.2.0.204 Patch 1 has just been posted

to Support downloads page for ZD1200, ZD3000, and ZD5000 model controllers.


    Two important fixes have been incorporated, for an 802.3af PoE issue for R710s, and

an incorrect channel utilization in 2.4GHz.  Original 9.12.2.0.201 had wrong inner firmware

version info on some ac model APs.




ZD 9.12.2.0.204 (MR Patch1) Software Release Notes:

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/1002-zoneflex-9-12-2-mr-patch1-release-notes


 

ZD1200 9.12.2.0.204 (MR Patch1) Software Release:

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/909-zd3000-9-12-2-0-204-mr-patch1-software-release


 

ZD3000 9.12.2.0.204 (MR Patch1) Software Release:

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/909-zd3000-9-12-2-0-204-mr-patch1-software-release


 

ZD5000 9.12.2.0.204 (MR Patch1) Software Release:

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/910-zd5000-9-12-2-0-204-mr-patch1-software-release
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Dear Michael, I have a new customer that has been using zd3400 version 9.4.2.0 build 29 and zf7025. Now we plan to expand network with R700, R600 and T301. Please will 901-zd3000-9-12-2-0-201-mr support the old zf7025 and new R700, T301 and R600. If not, what zd firmware version would you recommend?
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No is the short answer - ZF7025 caps you at 9.8.3.14 firmware.


release note for 9.8.3.14 firmware for ZD (2015-07-29)
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Release 9.8.3 supports the following platforms: •
ZoneDirector 1100 version 9.8.3.0.14 •
ZoneDirector 3000 version 9.8.3.0.14 •
ZoneDirector 5000 version 9.8.3.0.14 •
ZoneFlex 7025 802.11n Wired/Wireless Wall Switch build 9.8.3.0.14
...
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zf7025 is EOL and not supported on later releases.
So this is newest firmware and as far as you can go to have all your devices working on your ZD.

Bear in mind that 9.8.3 is quite a step up (in capabilities) and you need to look carefully into recommended upgrade path from your f/w.

addendum:
The release notes for ZD firmware 9.10.2 specifically mention ZF7025
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NOTE: ZoneFlex 7025 APs are no longer supported as of 9.10, and cannot be upgraded to ZoneFlex version 9.10, 9.10.1 or 9.10.2. 
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Thanks Max for your feedback, please may someone make it clearer to us. Which Firmware can support 901-T300-xx81 (T300e) wireless mesh, R600 and ZF7025. In other words, can 9.8.3.14 firmware support 901-T300-xx81 (T300e) wireless mesh? Yes or no
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Yes or No? - if only I was such a guru and had the time!

Look in pdf release notes of firmware. They are fairly detailed and will tell you if your APs are supported or not. Might or might not give you mesh capabilities at that f/w revision.

Find the highest level of firmware all your APs will support...I have given a pointer in previous answer. Then check if Mesh is noted as having any issues, if not then it's (very likely) good to go.


 
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Good advice Max - Look in the firmware Release Notes for supported APs.

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/814-zoneflex-9-8-3-mr3-release-notes

Gerald, good news, T300/T301 and R600 are all supported under ZD since version 9.8.1.0.101, so 9.8.3.0.14 will support 7025, R600, and T300s.
• ZoneFlex 7025 802.11n Wired/Wireless Wall Switch build 9.8.3.0.14
• ZoneFlex R600 Dual Band 802.11ac Access Point build 9.8.3.0.14

• ZoneFlex T300 Dual Band 802.11ac Outdoor Access Point build 9.8.3.0.14
• ZoneFlex T301n Dual Band 802.11ac Outdoor Access Point with Narrow Sector Antenna build 9.8.3.0.14
• ZoneFlex T301s Dual Band 802.11ac Outdoor Access Point with Sector Antenna build 9.8.3.0.14
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Hmm, seems like after updating to this firmware on ZD1200, it claims to have updated my r500 to 9.13:

2016/03/11 09:31:25 Low AP[r500] image has been upgraded from [9.12.2.0.101] to [9.13.0.0.63]

Is this just a version number artifact?
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John D, AlphaDog

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Uh oh, looks more than cosmetic. The R500 simply won't mesh with the other AP's.
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Hi John,

I'd like to look into this.  Can you please save a ZD debug and SSH into an R500, login with
your ZD admin credentials, and save a "show version" output, and please email it to me
'[email protected]', so I can investigate?

We have not built/shipped any 9.13.x firmware yet.
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Just did, thanks for the quick response as always! BTW, the R500 eventually did mesh and join.
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Announcement:  ZD 9.12.2. MR Refresh downloads temporarily unavailable.

Hello, while it appears not to affect service, new 802.11ac AP models R310, R500,
R600, T300 family were showing a 9.13 image and not 9.12.2.0.201 that should
be pushed to the APs after their ZD got upgraded.  All other supported models
of AP do show matching 9.12.2.0.201 firmware updates.  Until DevEng can assure
Customers that this is not impacting the affected model APs, we've chosen to 
un-publish further downloads over this weekend.  Thanks.
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John D, AlphaDog

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I see release notes for a newer build posted. I presume this patch is going to be re-issued?
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Yes, awaiting final QA...  build .204
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John D, AlphaDog

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Great! If I applied 201 already, I presume I should still update to 204?
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Yes, no impact.
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Hello to all, the ZD 9.12.2.0.204 is now published and available for DL from the Support site.
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