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Unveiling SONiC 202405: Packed with Security, Reliability and Diagnostic Innovations

By July 8, 2024No Comments

The SONiC 202405 release is packed with exciting new features to supercharge diagnostics and security!

Subnet Decap support now ensures seamless VLAN subnet route blackhole detection, while the new Storage Monitoring Daemon proactively guards against SSD performance degradation. With TLS 1.3 support, network security and performance reach new heights. The integration of Debian 12 (Bookworm) for both the base OS and containers delivers the latest security updates with Linux kernel 6.1. Plus, LDAP support enhanced user management across devices, centralizing authentication and boosting system reliability.

And that’s not all—FRR 8.5.4 integration takes routing performance and reliability to the next level!

You can see SONiC 202405 release notes here. Release highlights include:

  • Subnet Decap Support Improved VLAN subnet route blackhole detection with NetScan
  • EEPROM Data Dump for Debugging Enhanced show techsupport command now includes EEPROM data, aiding in faster and more accurate PHY issue diagnostics.
  • Storage Monitoring Daemon The new daemon provides critical SSD performance metrics, enabling proactive measures to ensure optimal disk performance.
  • SAI Health Monitor Notifies orchagent of ASIC/SDK health events, gracefully handle SAI failure
  • Debian 12 (Bookworm) for both base and container OS Python 3.11, GCC 12.2.0, Kernel 6.1, and Docker 24.0.2 support, enhancing performance and security.
  • TLS 1.3 Support Significantly enhancing the security and performance of network communications.
  • FRR 8.5.4 Integration Bringing the latest fixes and performance improvements to routing functionalities.
  • IPv4 DHCP Server Support Introduces a built-in DHCP server, assigning IPs based on interface index, enhancing network management.

If you are interested in trying out SONiC 202405, you can download the latest image (BranchName: 202405).

A special thanks to the companies that have proposed innovative new features for the SONiC 202405 release. Our gratitude extends to:

  • Alibaba
  • Arista
  • Aviz Networks
  • Broadcom
  • Capgemini
  • Centec
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • Edge-Core
  • Google
  • InMon
  • Inspur
  • Intel
  • Marvell
  • Micas Networks
  • Microsoft
  • NTT
  • Nvidia
  • Orange
  • PLVision
  • xFlow Research Inc

Thank you for your dedication and contribution!

What’s Next

The upcoming 202411 release is tracked on SONiC GitHub. If you’re passionate about shaping the future of networking, we invite you to join us as a contributor. For more information on how to get involved, check out our contributor guide.  Together, we can push the boundaries of what’s possible in networking!