Differences between disk-based and diskless Nortel Contivities

On diskless Nortel VPN Contivities…

  1. On-line Help Files: On-Line help has been replaced with the ability to install the help files on a PC from the system CD that comes with the 1xx0 series Contivity.
  2. JAVA runtime plugin: While no longer included on the internal disk, the JAVA runtime plugin is freely downloadable from numerous web sites.
  3. On-line graphing: that is System -> Reports are unavailable because no local data collection occurs. Most of the statistics can be retrieved using a network management workstation to monitor the system.
  4. Japanese Strings.
  5. Safe Mode Not Supported.
  6. Accounting: Records are not stored locally. An external RADIUS accounting server can be configured for permanent storage of accounting records.
  7. Config File: Changes are saved less often and only 10 copies are saved. If changes have been made to the configuration and the system is shutdown or rebooted via the power switch, the system configuration can become corrupted. For this reason, it is VERY IMPORTANT to always shutdown or reboot via the management GUI or console.
  8. Coredumps: Core dumps are not stored locally. Instead, the 1xx0 can be configured to send core dumps to an external FTP server.
  9. Syslog: The system log (which includes the configuration and security logs) is not saved locally. As with the hard-disk based Contivities, the syslog is stored in memory and can be forwarded to an external Syslog server to permanently store messages.
  10. Upgrade Images: Due to the reduced capacity, only a single upgrade image (in addition to the running image) can be stored locally. Before retrieving a new version, any existing upgrade image must be deleted.

Affected Products

VPN Router
VPN Router 100/400(Instant Int)
VPN Router 100/400(Instant Int) VPN Router 100
VPN Router 100/400(Instant Int) VPN Router 400
VPN Router 1000
VPN Router 1000 Contivity 1000
VPN Router 1000 Contivity 1500
VPN Router 1000 Contivity 1600
VPN Router 1000 VPN Router 1010
VPN Router 1000 VPN Router 1050
VPN Router 1000 VPN Router 1100
VPN Router 1000 VPN Router 1700
VPN Router 1000 VPN Router 1740
VPN Router 1000 VPN Router 1750
VPN Router 200
VPN Router 200 VPN Router 221
VPN Router 200 VPN Router 251
VPN Router 2000
VPN Router 2000 Contivity 2000
VPN Router 2000 Contivity 2500
VPN Router 2000 Contivity 2600
VPN Router 2000 VPN Router 2700
VPN Router 4000
VPN Router 4000 Contivity 4000
VPN Router 4000 Contivity 4500
VPN Router 4000 Contivity 4600
VPN Router 5000
VPN Router 5000 VPN Router 5000
VPN Router 600
VPN Router 600 VPN Router 600
VPN Router Beta
VPN Router Beta VPN Router Beta
VPN Router Client
VPN Router Client VPN Client
VPN Router Client VPN Client Admin
VPN Router Client VPN Multi-OS Client
VPN Router Config Manager
VPN Router Config Manager Easy Install Tool
VPN Router Config Manager VPN Rtr Multi-Element Mngr
VPN Router Pre-Alpha
VPN Router Pre-Alpha VPN Router Pre-Alpha
VPN Router SSL VPN
VPN Router SSL VPN SSL VPN Module 1000
VPN Router Tunnel Guard
VPN Router Tunnel Guard Tunnel Guard Agent

(NORT043022)…

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