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Field Notice: PA-A2 Models Require Newer IOS Releases to Operate in Newer 7200VXR Chassis


June 25, 2004


Products Affected

Product

Comments

PA-A2-4E1XC-E3ATM

When installed in 7200VXR systems shipped after January 25, 2004.

PA-A2-4E1XC-OC3SM

When installed in 7200VXR systems shipped after January 25, 2004.

PA-A2-4T1C-OC3SM

When installed in 7200VXR systems shipped after January 25, 2004.

PA-A2-4T1C-T3ATM

When installed in 7200VXR systems shipped after January 25, 2004.

Problem Description

PA-A2 Port Adapters will fail boot-up when used with the following:

CISCO7206VXR (midplane) HW version 2.8 or newer - 800-04667-11
     CISCO7204VXR (midplane) HW version 2.8 or newer - 800-04766-11

For the purposes of this Field Notice, the term PA-A2 refers to the products listed in the Products Affected section above.

Background

The incompatibility between the PA-A2s and the products listed above in the Problem Description section are due to a change implemented in January, 2004: PCN E076429, which implemented the newer PCI Bridge.

Problem Symptoms

The symptom will be that the PA-A2s will not boot-up.

Console output:

-------------------------------------------------------------------
     alien_tsu_mngr_init Could not initialize rcv tsu
     *Apr 21 05:48:37.667: %ATMCES-1-BAD1575: The 1575 device could not be initialized on bay 2, shutting down bay 
     *Apr 21 05:48:37.667: %PA-3-DEACTIVATED: port adapter in bay [2] powered off. 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------  

Workaround/Solution

Workaround:

None

Solution:

For customers who experience a problem, the solution is to upgrade the IOS to a version that resolves the boot failure. Please view the Bug ID presented below in the DDTS section for versions of IOS that correct the failure.

Note: If the PA-A2 is functioning properly, no action is required.

DDTS

To follow the bug ID link below and see detailed bug information, you must be a registered user and you must be logged in.

DDTS

Description

CSCee33309 (registered customers only)

PA-A2 fails on c7200

For More Information

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