Omada Software Controller_v5.2.4 For Trial (Beta Edition) - Updated on 7 May 2022

Omada Software Controller_v5.2.4 For Trial (Beta Edition) - Updated on 7 May 2022

Omada Software Controller_v5.2.4 For Trial (Beta Edition) - Updated on 7 May 2022
Omada Software Controller_v5.2.4 For Trial (Beta Edition) - Updated on 7 May 2022
2022-04-02 10:48:38 - last edited 2022-05-07 11:24:13

Updated on 7 May 2022:

 

Thank you all for your valuable feedback on the Controller v5.2.4 beta.

 

Official release for Omada Software Controller v5.3.1 is now available. 

For more details, please refer to this post.

 

Thank you for your attention!

 

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Hello Everyone,

 

Now we have the Beta firmware of Omada Software Controller v5.2.4 (Windows & Linux OS) for trial!

 

The Purpose Of The Beta Firmware

 

We hope to offer you with a chance to experience the new features added in the Controller v5.2 in advance, and also give us TP-Link the opportunity to fully test the firmware in your real network environment and scenarios before the official release.

 

Release Notes:

 

  • New Features & Enhancements

 

  1. Added button to disable cloud-connection behavior of Omada Devices. It requires upgrading the Omada devices to the adapted firmware.

  2. Upgraded spring-boot version to 2.6.6 and spring-framework version to 5.3.18 to avoid the potential Spring vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965). Mentioned Here.

  3. Omada Controller won't delete the device's private configuration when the device is in the "Managed by Others" status.

  4. Added "Duration Type" options for vouchers, with "Voucher Duration" and "Client Duration" optional.

  5. Optimized the upgrading orders for Upgrade Schedule and Rolling Upgrade.

  6. Adapted new features of Omada APP 4.2:

    • SSID Override
    • DHCP Reservation
    • WiFi Control
    • TP-Link Email service for Invitation and Password Reset
    • Configure Device Account when creating a new site
    • Display SN codes of devices managed by Omada Cloud-Based Controller
  7. Updated the database encryption to enhance security.

  8. Added support for Facebook Wi-Fi 2.0 for wired networks, which requires upgrading the Omada Gateway to the adapted firmware.

  9. Updated some help information.

  10. Optimized FTP configuration saving process.

  11. Network Report performance optimization in large network scale.

  12. Support to detect software updates at customized schedule time.

 

  • Bug Fixed

 

  1. Fixed the bug that clients connected to non-EAP wireless networks were not listed.

  2. Fixed the bug that the controller cannot be accessed via HTTPS using Chrome on MAC.

  3. Fixed the bug that Insight -> Past Connections does not show association failure records.

  4. Fixed the bug that the Controller may execute the deleted reboot schedule in certain cases.

  5. Fixed the bug that the Omada Router may be disconnected after upgrading the Controller version to 5.0.30.

  6. Fixed the bug that the portal customized page may be lost after upgrading Controller version from v4 to v5.

  7. Fixed the bug that fail to install the Controller 5.1.7 deb with the error of “needs MongoDB version dependency <=v4”. Mentioned Here and Here.

 

  • Notes

 

1) Omada SDN Controller can only manage certain devices running the supported firmware. Please confirm that your device is compatible with the SDN Controller.
2) If you are planning to upgrade to this version from an old Controller (V3.2.14 or below), please read the Omada Controller Upgrade Guide before upgrading.

3) Once upgraded to this version of Omada Controller, you will be unable to downgrade to version 3.2.14 or below.

4) This version of the controller is fully applied to the Omada APP of version 4.2.X or above.

 

Download Link:

 

Please be sure you have read the Beta Test Agreement before upgrading the Beta firmware below!

Omada_SDN_Controller_v5.2.4_Windows (Beta)

Omada_SDN_Controller_v5.2.4_Linux_x64.deb (Beta)

Omada_SDN_Controller_v5.2.4_Linux_x64.tar.gz (Beta)

 

Attention:
1. Cloud Access is unavailable for the Beta Controller.

2. We strongly suggest you save the backup file before upgrading.

3. To revert to the previous Controller version from this Beta firmware, you must completely uninstall it.

 

Feedback:

 

Any further feedback on the new firmware, please feel free to comment below.

 

When reporting an issue, especially it's about firmware upgrade, it's suggested to include the following info:

-- Omada Controller version (previous and current)

-- Device Model(s) and Hardware

-- Device Firmware (previous and current)

 

Note: if you decide to downgrade the firmware before sending feedback to us, we recommend you save a copy of the current Log file* and Backup Config file** before you do that, which might be helpful to address the issue you suffered from the new firmware.

 

* The Log file of Controller can be exported under Settings -> Services -> Export Data -> Running Log.

** The Backup Config file of Controller can be exported under Settings -> Maintenance via local access.

 

Thank you in advance for your great cooperation and support!

We look forward to hearing from your real and valued feedback here!

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2022-04-02 12:53:51 - last edited 2022-10-13 11:36:25

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2022-04-02 18:46:05 - last edited 2022-04-02 21:44:53

  @Fae 

 

Is hardware Offload removed or moved to another place on ER7206?

I don't find this in 5.2.4, 

 

 

 ER605 still has this option

 

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2022-04-03 09:13:58

  @Fae can we post which version of Java and Mongo are supported when we announce new releases please?

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2022-04-05 11:52:58

  @btx 

The DHCP reservation issue was identified as a router issue, not a controller issue.

Once the Beta version of the router firmware has been finalized it should be available through an update via the controller (or in standalone mode), but is not dependent on the version of the controller software.

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2022-04-05 15:29:45

  @Fae Does this allow OpenVPN full tunneling capabilities? Where I can connect to OpenVPN and route all of my traffic through my home router.

 

See: https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/526742

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2022-04-05 21:33:34 - last edited 2022-10-13 11:36:40

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2022-04-06 02:39:03

Dear @btx,

 

btx wrote

  @Fae does this version include dhcp reservation fix?

 

No, I don't think so. @TandS is right, the DHCP reservation issue mentioned here is the router issue, the fix is on the router itself, which has nothing to do with the controller.

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2022-04-06 02:44:54

Dear @shberge,

 

shberge wrote

Is hardware Offload removed or moved to another place on ER7206?

I don't find this in 5.2.4, 

 

In fact, the ER7206 doesn't support Hardware Offload at all, so it was a fake setting.

To avoid misunderstanding, it is removed on ER7206 in Controller v5.2.

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2022-04-06 02:52:49

Dear @HomeAdmin,

 

HomeAdmin wrote

  @Fae can we post which version of Java and Mongo are supported when we announce new releases please?

 

Thank you for your valued feedback! The supported Java and Mongo DB version is usually mentioned in the official firmware release note on Linux Controller. I'll add this information in the future controller firmware posts.

 

Omada Controller v5.2.4 (Linux) Beta here supports Java 8 (OpenJDK-8) and above version, MongoDB v3 and v4.

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2022-04-06 03:00:12

Dear @tuckerm,

 

tuckerm wrote

  @Fae Does this allow OpenVPN full tunneling capabilities? Where I can connect to OpenVPN and route all of my traffic through my home router. 

See: https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/526742

 

It's not mentioned in the release note above, so I don't think so.

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