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Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager 17.2 released

by PaulWallace on ‎05-22-2017 04:20 PM (2,159 Views)

In this new release, Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager includes an upgraded Virtual Appliance platform, and has been designated as an LTS (Long Term Support) release. Main highlights include:

  • Virtual Appliance: The Brocade vTM Virtual Appliance edition has been upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, with a base kernel of 4.4.0. With this upgrade, the Virtual Appliance now supports the systemd boot initialization system, and changes to a predictable naming convention for network interfaces.

  • Brocade vWAF: This release can restrict the TLS version used for access to the Brocade vWAF administration console and REST API configuration: permitted options include TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2.
  • Long-Term Support release: For customers who prefer longer support cycles to support their operational model, Brocade is identifying Brocade vTM 17.2 as an LTS (Long Term Support) release. As a result, support for Brocade vTM 17.2 will be available for three years after the release date.

Version Numbering:

Since January 2017, Brocade software products use the version number convention “YY.n”, where YY is the year of release and n is the sequential release for that year. This release of the Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager is designated "17.2" - following directly from the previous Traffic Manager release, which was designated "17.1" 

For more information:
For more information, please refer to the release notes, available on the download site. A complete set of user documentation is also available on, including getting started guides, installation, configuration and API reference documentation.