Cisco ONS 15500 Series

Field Notice: Cisco ONS 15530-FCGE-8P Requires Update to Functional Image

Revised August 26, 2004

June 22, 2004

Products Affected


Part Number







68-1810-05 and later are not affected by this issue

Problem Description

Incrementing CVRD errors may be seen on the backplane portgroup interface of the 15530-FCGE-8P cards when portgroups are transporting GigE circuits. The errors are dependent on payload length, pattern and rate and may not occur in all configurations.


This issue was found at a customer site and corrected through an update to the Functional Image (FPGA) of the 15530-FCGE-8P.

Problem Symptoms

When an 8-port Fibre Channel (FC)/Gigabit Ethernet (GE) aggregation card is cross-connected to a 10-Gbps ITU trunk card or 10-Gbps uplink card, CVRD errors (bit errors) may occur on the portgroup interface of the 8-port FC/GE aggregation card if the portgroup is carrying Gigabit Ethernet service for certain Gigabit Ethernet payloads.


This issue has been resolved through an update to the Functional Image (FPGA) of the 15530-FCGE-8P. Customers can download Functional Image Version 2.29, filename: fi-ons15530-8gefc.A.2-29.exo, from the Software Center on

To update a line card functional image from a flash memory device to a hardware controller, use the following command in privileged EXEC mode from a console session:

reprogram device:filename slot

The updated Functional Images can be downloaded from the Software Center on from the ONS 15530 FPGA Software.

Note:?Customers are advised that the 2.29 Functional Image is not compatible with the 2.27 or earlier Functional Image. When planning your upgrade, be sure to allow for enough time to upgrade both ends of the link during your maintenance window. To reduce service impact, customers may want to coordinate resources to upgrade both ends of the link simultaneously.

The download process must be performed via local console access or local console access through a terminal server. The download process impacts traffic through the line card, so make certain to schedule a maintenance window to avoid unnecessary interruptions to customer traffic. Do not interrupt the download process. Wait for the process to complete before attempting any commands on the switch.

For additional information on Updating Line Card functional images consult Managing Your Cisco 15530 System located in the product Configuration Guide and Command Reference.


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CSCee52145 (registered customers only)

GigE traffic pattern causes backplane CVRD when 15530-FCGE-8P is cross-connected to trunk card

How To Identify Hardware Levels

To determine the FPGA Version of the 15530-FCGE-8P=, use the following commands in privileged EXEC mode:

show hardware detail


show hardware linecard slot#

The following is an example of the output of the module in slot 7 using the show hardware linecard slot#

15530#show hardware linecard 7 
Slot Number : 7/* 
Controller Type : 0x110A 
On-Board Description : ONS 15530 8-port Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet Lineca rd 
Orderable Product Number: 15530-FCGE-8P 
Board Part Number : 73-7840-04 
Board Revision : 08 
Serial Number : CNH064900DZ 
Manufacturing Date : 01/31/2003 
Hardware Version : 4.5 
RMA Number : 
RMA Failure Code : 
Functional Image Version: 2.24 
Function-ID : 0 

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