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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Field Notice: FN - 62353 - Catalyst 6500 WS-X6196-RJ-21 and WS-X6148X2-RJ-45 Line Cards may Fail to Boot in IOS Versions 12.2(18)SXF, 12.2(18)SXF1, and 12.2(18)SXF2 - Software Upgrade Required


Revised April 24, 2006

April 11, 2006

NOTICE:

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Products Affected

Products Affected

Comments

C6000 - WS-X6148X2-RJ-45

Running IOS versions 12.2(18)SXF, 12.2(18)SXF1 or 12.2(18)SXF2

C6000 - WS-X6148X2-RJ-45=

Running IOS versions 12.2(18)SXF, 12.2(18)SXF1 or 12.2(18)SXF2

C6000 - WS-X6196-RJ-21

Running IOS versions 12.2(18)SXF, 12.2(18)SXF1 or 12.2(18)SXF2

C6000 - WS-X6196-RJ-21=

Running IOS versions 12.2(18)SXF, 12.2(18)SXF1 or 12.2(18)SXF2

Problem Description

WS-X6196-21AF or WS-X6148X2-RJ-45 modules may fail to boot up when running IOS versions 12.2(18)SXF, 12.2(18)SXF1, or 12.2(18)SXF2.

Background

This problem is due to a timing problem in the module initialization routine of IOS that may prevent WS-X6196-RJ-21 and WS-X6148X2-RJ-45 cards from coming online. This issue only exists in IOS. CatOS is not affected by this software defect.

Problem Symptoms

Customers running IOS versions 12.2(18)SXF, 12.2(18)SXF1, or 12.2(18)SXF2, may experience the following error messages while trying to boot up WS-X6196-21AF or WS-X6148X2-RJ-45 line cards:

Error Messages:

%ONLINE-SP-6-TIMER: Module N, Proc. 0. Failed to bring online because of timer event
%C6KPWR-SP-4-DISABLED: power to module in slot N set off (Module Failed SCP dnld)

Workaround/Solution

Customers who are experiencing this issue must upgrade to IOS 12.2(18)SXF3 or later software version.

DDTS

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DDTS

Description

CSCsd16853 (registered customers only)

X6196-RJ-21 or X6148X2-RJ-45 may fail to boot when running Sup IOS

Cisco IOS Versions Affected

12.2(18)SXF, 12.2(18)SXF1, and 12.2(18)SXF2

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.1

24-APR-2006

Corrected IOS versions

1.0

11-APR-2006

Initial Public Release

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