Important Information

On August 12th, 2022, many of Keysight’s Network Test, Network Visibility, & Edge to Core (NAS/formerly Ixia) products will migrate to a new license structure.

CRITICAL: If you perform licensing operations after August 12th, 2022, without upgrading the licensing software to the latest version, licenses may not register properly, and some features may be missing. This could impact testing and result in downtime.

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The release of IxOS 8.41-EA is only compatible with IxNetwork 8.41-EA. There is NO compatible IxLoad or BPS software.

1. What platform are you using?

2. What is the base software running on your platform?

3. Would you like to convert from Windows to Native IxOS?

Please answer all the above questions

Conversion Packages

Windows FLIX OS Platform Upgrade Package using USB (.zip) (2017.2.0.4)

To install IxOS 8.41 EA and the compatible Ixia applications on the XGS2-HS , XGS12-HS Chassis and PerfectStorm ONE, the management operating system must be updated to FLIX OS 2017.2.0.4. The update procedure is described in the FLIX OS Upgrade Guide shown below.

(MD5 Checksum: 9d3cd2212c03e86e35138a43d49cb03e)
Windows FLIX OS Platform Upgrade Package using FTP (.tgz) (2017.2.0.4)

To install IxOS 8.41 EA and the compatible Ixia applications on the XGS2-HS , XGS12-HS Chassis and PerfectStorm ONE, the management operating system must be updated to FLIX OS 2017.2.0.4. The update procedure is described in the FLIX OS Upgrade Guide shown below.

(MD5 Checksum: ac6eb5d9a76dc7c9893d5047263de3bf)
Windows to Native IxOS Platform Conversion Package using USB (.zip) (8.40 EA)

Use this file to perform conversion to Native IxOS 8.40 EA using USB drive on a Windows-based chassis or appliance. Before a conversion to Native IxOS can be performed, upgrade the existing Flix version using the package “Windows FLIX OS Platform Upgrade Package using USB (.tgz) (2017.2.0.4)". Chassis and Appliances supported for this conversion are: XGS12-HS, XGS2-HS and PerfectStorm ONE.  

Note: This package is versioned 8.40 EA instead of 8.41 EA because there has been no change in this package since IxOS 8.40 EA.

(MD5 Checksum: 22bbc77b660d181f6b56ed260423deff)
Windows to Native IxOS Platform Conversion Package using FTP (.sh) (8.40 EA)

Use this file to perform conversion to Native IxOS 8.40 EA using FTP on a Windows-based chassis or appliance. Before a conversion to Native IxOS can be performed, upgrade the existing Flix version using the package “Windows FLIX OS Platform Upgrade Package using USB (.tgz) (2017.2.0.4)". Chassis and Appliances supported for this conversion are: XGS12-HS, XGS2-HS and PerfectStorm ONE.

Note: This package is versioned 8.40 EA instead of 8.41 EA because there has been no change in this package since IxOS 8.40 EA.

(MD5 Checksum: be103cff5ebc703aed5c3745705b8897)
Windows to Native IxOS Platform Conversion Package using installer (.zip) (8.40 EA)

Use this file to perform conversion to Native IxOS 8.40 EA using installer file on a Windows-based XGS12-SD and XGS2-SD chassis. Steps for conversion are provided in "Converting XGS-SD to Native IxOS Guide (PDF)" present under "User Documentation" section at the end of this page.

Note: This package is versioned 8.40 EA instead of 8.41 EA because there has been no change in this package since IxOS 8.40 EA.

(MD5 Checksum: ea435b24398e858004e617bd71bd40cd)

Software Packages

IxExplorer 8.41 EA Installer (.exe)

Note: This is a standalone IxExplorer installer (which include tcl client components). It can be installed on supported Windows OS and can be used to connect to Ixia Chassis regardless of whether it is running IxOS (Windows) or IxOS (Native).

(MD5 Checksum: 01d0658ad7d0249c0b2c3b56721515ef)
IxOS 8.41 EA Install (IxServer & IxExplorer) (.exe)

(MD5 Checksum: 1032db215b38d6ee607a7ed56d8926a6)

Windows FLIX OS Platform Upgrade Package using USB (.zip) (2017.2.0.4)

To install IxOS 8.41 EA and the compatible Ixia applications on the XGS12-HS Chassis and PerfectStorm ONE, the management operating system must be updated to FLIX OS 2017.2.0.4. The update procedure is described in the FLIX OS Upgrade Guide shown below.

(MD5 Checksum: 9d3cd2212c03e86e35138a43d49cb03e)
Windows FLIX OS Platform Upgrade Package using FTP (.tgz) (2017.2.0.4)

To install IxOS 8.41 EA and the compatible Ixia applications on the XGS12-HS Chassis and PerfectStorm ONE, the management operating system must be updated to FLIX OS 2017.2.0.4. The update procedure is described in the FLIX OS Upgrade Guide shown below.

(MD5 Checksum: ac6eb5d9a76dc7c9893d5047263de3bf)
Native IxOS 8.41 EA Offline update package (.tar.gz) (8.41.1410.5)

This update package can be used for systems that do not have Internet access to update IxOS on Native IxOS platform. Copy this package to ftp://<Native-IxOS chassis IP> and then proceed with installation from CLI ("install ixos <build-version>").


Detailed steps are provided in Native IxOS Update Instructions guide

(MD5 Checksum: a0b5f1caaef8771f5c63c764a29008d6)
Native IxOS Update Instructions

Xcellon-Ultra XT/XTS Appliance Installer

(MD5 checksum: 7c52d6360292502dd726cecfc7972482)

Optional Components

Platform Independent API
Note: This contains only Ixia library files. For language packages like tcl, python, perl, install API-Dependencies Linux x86 or 64-bit installer.

(MD5 checksum: c25ac4f8f9001108ae558e82ca2e5e09)
TCL Client (Linux, compressed tar)

(MD5 checksum: 89c5b9b92768faee31733d5d9eba4b06)
TCL Client (Linux 64-bit, compressed tar)

(MD5 checksum: 980861cd29c3c4655bad501021d0afc4)
TCL Client (FreeBSD, compressed tar)

(MD5 checksum: b35c669dd938cc7eabb9a93c2e527229)
API-Dependencies Linux x86 installer

Note: This installer is recommended to be used in association with the Platform Independent TCL

(MD5 checksum: 20edddd8889c693a2657dbe9bfe87998)
API-Dependencies Linux 64-bit installer

Note: This installer is recommended to be used in association with the Platform Independent API

(MD5 checksum: 37acb8028e13db65604ae9b52636683c)

User Documentation

Release Notes
IXIA Novus 25GE Speed Option - Industry Specifications and Interoperability Overview
Converting XGS and PSOne to Native IxOS Guide (PDF)
Converting XGS-SD to Native IxOS Guide (PDF)
FLIX OS Upgrade Guide (PDF)