Some 15454E-XC-VXL-10G and 15454E-XC-VXL2.5G may take bit errors in certain slots. There is a transistor circuit that exists on these ports to improve the signal integrity. The transistors in failing boards will not turn on when the card initializes (boot-up).
During lab evaluation it was noticed that the 15454E-XC-VXL-10G and 15454E-XC-VXL2.5G may take bit errors in certain slots within the 15454E node. These issues were seen immediately after initialization of the 15454E-XC-VXL-10G and 15454E-XC-VXL2.5G and thus is a dead on arrival (DOA) scenario.
Cards are DOA and exhibit bit errors immediately.
There is no workaround for this card.
It is recommended that the customer return the card for replacement.
How To Identify Hardware Levels
To determine the Part Number, Hardware Revision and Serial Number of your ONS 15454E-XC-VXL2.5G or XC-VXL-10G cards:
Open Cisco Transport Controller.
From the Shelf View, select Inventory
From the Inventory tab, locate the XC-VXL2.5G or XC-VXL-10G boards and compare the information from the Inventory tab against the Products Affected section above.
If you are using TL1 commands.
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