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Opinions Please 5.5R4 or 6.0R3 ?

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Opinions Please 5.5R4 or 6.0R3 ?

I am currently on 5.5R1 and have a handfull of minor issues. I have 2 new 6000 appliances and am upgrading in a few weeks.
Please vote.. Should I go to 5.5R4 or 6.0R3 ?
JTAC Tech told me to stay clear of 6.0R2 code but I'm curious if R3 is any better.
Feedback is appreciated.
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Re: Opinions Please 5.5R4 or 6.0R3 ?

We had some minor issues with 6.0R2 (first verion that we ever used) that appear to be fixed with R3.
We have only been using R3 for a few days now, but we have seen no issues.
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Re: Opinions Please 5.5R4 or 6.0R3 ?

Here's my personal opinion.
If you want stability and don't need any of the features of 6.0, the 5.5 code is going to be a better choice. It is mature and they are still working on bug fixes.
6.0 adds some really useful new features - which are too numerous to mention. I want the new NC split tunneling option, the Citrix/RDP enhancements, etc. However, I'm waiting (impatiently) on 6.0 since my house isn't burning down.
JW_
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Re: Opinions Please 5.5R4 or 6.0R3 ?

I agree with Kevin. Do not upgrade unless you really have to. There are so many horror stories about
upgrades both here on the boards and amongst other SSL VPN owners that I'm not doing it
until I can see that the upgrade isn't going to break LDAP, AD, Citrix, NC or something else that
I've had to fix after an upgrade / downgrade.

Don't do an upgrade unless you absolutely have to.

That's the way I look at it anyway.