RouterOS V7 Beta is here!

MikroTik today announced the public release of their long awaited update to the highly successful RouterOS Operating System. The release of “v7 Beta 1” was announced to a resounding applause from the audience gathered at their MikroTik User Meeting being held in Moscow, Russia.  Naturally we immediately downloaded a copy and installed it onto a RB4011 we had in our lab. The upgrade went flawlessly and we soon discovered the interface was very similar to before. Access was tested using their Winbox tool (v3.19) and we observed that the Linux Kernel had been upgraded and that the core Routing Engine replaced.  There were also some interesting new commands only visible when using the CLI, such as a possible Easter Egg “/routing fantasy” which was also humorously referred to in a Tweet by MikroTik later in the day.

Some commands in winbox are still missing such as OSPF and BGP but they are still there and appear to be working in the CLI. Sadly the only platform supported so far is those based on the ARM CPU.  Additional packages such as GPS or Userman are not yet available either but we look forward to future updates with interest.

The package can be obtained from here

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