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Cisco ONS 15454 Series Multiservice Provisioning Platforms

Field Notice: FN - 62120 - 15454/E - FC-MR-4 Virtual Concatenation Differential (VCAT) Delay Feature


Revised August 21, 2007
January 10, 2006


NOTICE:

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Products Affected

Products Affected Top Assembly Part Number
15454-FC-MR-4 800-22030-01,02
15454-FC-MR-4= 800-22030-01,02
15454E-FC-MR-4 800-22030-01,02
15454E-FC-MR-4= 800-22030-01,02


Problem Description

This current version card does not meet the requirements for deployment of Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) with Differential Delay over Unidirectional Path Switched Ring (UPSR)/ Sub-Network Connection Protection (SNCP) networks. A minor hardware (HW) revision is necessary to support VCAT over UPSR/SNCP rings. This condition only affects customers who have upgraded their software (SW) to 6.0.0 or higher in order to deploy VCAT with Differential Delay over UPSR/SNCP rings.

Background

VCAT with Differential Delay over UPSR/SNCP rings is available in software release 6.0.1, and hardware release -04 of the card. It was expected to work with the previous hardware version cards. However, it was discovered that rework of the hardware was also necessary.

Problem Symptoms

VCAT with Differential Delay over UPSR/SNCP rings does not work.

Workaround/Solution

The VCAT with Differential Delay over UPSR/SNCP feature does not work, nor will it work, with software release 6.0. To get the VCAT with Differential Delay over UPSR/SNCP feature, software version 6.0.1 must be installed, and the customer must return the cards for replacement for the new version, -04.

Please RMA the card to get the latest version.

How To Identify Hardware Levels

To determine the Part Number, Hardware Revision and Serial Number of your ONS 15454-FC-MR-4 cards:

Open Cisco Transport Controller.

From the Shelf View, select Inventory from the Inventory tab, locate the FC-MR-4 boards and compare the information from the Inventory tab against the Products Affected section above.

If you are using TL1 commands.

1. >ACT-USER::

2. >RTRV-INV::ALL

3. >CANC-USER::

Compare the information from the TL1 inventory command against the Products Affected section above.

Revision History

Revision Date Comment
1.1 21-AUG-2007 Added -01 to the list of Top Assembly Part Numbers in the Products Affected section.
1.0 10-JAN-2006 Initial Public Release

For More Information

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