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Field Notice: *Expired* FN - 25494 - Some Catalyst 6000 Content Switching Modules (CSM) Manufactured with Version 3.1(2) Do Not Boot Properly


Revised April 17, 2008
July 21, 2003


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Products Affected

Product

Comments

WS-X6066-SLB-APC

Manufactured with version 3.1(2)

  

Problem Description

Some modules experienced a problem during manufacturing when the 3.1(2) software was attempting to be loaded. The procedure was not completed properly and customers are receiving units that look online to the Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC), but will not function.

Background

There was a problem with the manufacturing script, where it would continue as though the 3.1(2) load was completed, but the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) code was only partially loaded and corrupted.

Problem Symptoms

When an affected module is booted, it comes online but fails the diagnostic process, and no configuration or load balancing is possible. Show module will show 3.1.2. However, upon boot you will get the following error message on the CAT:

00:01:55: %CSM_SLB-3-UNEXPECTED: Module 2 unexpected error: Fatal Diagnostic Error 2, Info 0

When the user tries to upgrade or downgrade this board to another version, the Content Switching Modules (CSM) code will try to check the D0 or C0 version of the board using IXP code. Since the IXP code is corrupted, the upgrade process will fail.

Workaround/Solution

The resolution is to skip the D0 or C0 checking and let the system proceed with an upgrade. Perform the following:

  1. Session into the CSM board or use the front panel console

  2. Issuing the upgrade command including the force option for the appropriate version:

    CSM> upgrade {slot0: | ip-addr} {csm-file} force

Note: There is nothing wrong with version 3.1(2)

DDTS

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DDTS

Description

CSCeb27764 (registered customers only)

Units shipping with Bad Software Image

  

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