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Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch

Field Notice: FN - 62441 - Replacement of SUN Fast Ethernet Cards with New Gigabit Card


Revised October 16, 2006

June 23, 2006

NOTICE:

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Products Affected

Product

Comments

Products Affected

BTS Other - 3.5

Running Solaris 8

BTS Other - 4.1

Running Solaris 8

BTS Other - 4.2

Running Solaris 8

BTS Other - 4.4

Running Solaris 8

Problem Description

SUN has issued a notice to end of life for the Fast Ethernet card, SUN part number X1034A, and to replace it with the Gigabit Ethernet Card, SUN part number X4445A. For installations running Solaris 10 refer to Field Notice 62557.

Background

This change will affect BTS system platforms in the following scenarios:

When a new BTS system is purchased, customers must purchase a Gigabit Ethernet card instead of a Fast Ethernet card.

When an existing BTS system has a defect with a Fast Ethernet card, customers can choose either to replace it with an equivalent Fast Ethernet card or the new Gigabit Ethernet card. Sun will support the existing Fast Ethernet hardware until February 2009.

If the customer chooses to replace the Fast Ethernet card with the Gigabit Ethernet card, the procedure noted in this field notice will guide them through the required steps. Customers replacing a Fast Ethernet with an equivalent Fast Ethernet card can follow existing practices.

The procedure noted in this field notice supports a call agent configured with the EMS signaling links on the CE ports (no add-on quad cards) and the call agent with signaling on the CE ports and the maintenance residing on the add-on quad cards. If your system does not meet these criteria, please contact your Account and/or Advanced Services Representative.

The Fast Ethernet card and Gigabit card can co-exist in the same BTS system.

Workaround/Solution

For new systems, the new version of Solaris jumpstart image (10!0!0503!V02) needs to be used.

For systems operating on Netra 440 platforms, the gigabit Ethernet card is not currently supported. This configuration is currently under test and the field notice will be updated with more information within 60 days from the posting of the field notice.

For existing systems with BTS 9/5 configuration, the system needs to migrate to 4/2 configuration first.

For existing 1280 systems, the following procedure must be observed:

Purpose

This document describes the needed steps to swap a Sun quad fast Ethernet (qfe) with quad gigaswift Ethernet (ce) on Sun Netra 1280 running on Solaris 8.

Cisco is recommending to perform this procedure during the maintenance window when traffic is low.

Before you start:

a. Identify the quad fast Ethernet on both primary and secondary CA/FS systems.

b. Console access.

Procedure

I. Swap out quad Fast Ethernet card on Secondary CA/FS

1. Login as root 
2. Verify the system is on STANDBY mode.
#nodestat
3. #mv /etc/rc3.d/S99platform /etc/rc3.d/saved.S99platform
4. #touch /reconfigure
5. Edit /etc/path_to_inst file and remove the following lines:
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/SUNW,qfe@0,1" 0 "qfe"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/SUNW,qfe@1,1" 1 "qfe"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/SUNW,qfe@2,1" 2 "qfe"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/SUNW,qfe@3,1" 3 "qfe"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@1" 0 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@2" 1 "ce"
6. #cd /etc
7. #mv hostname.ce0 hostname.ce4
8. #mv hostname.ce1 hostname.ce5
9. #mv hostname.qfe0 hostname.ce0
10. #mv hostname.qfe0:1 hostname.ce0:1
11. #mv hostname.qfe0:2 hostname.ce0:2
12. #mv hostname.qfe0:3 hostname.ce0:3
13. #mv hostname.qfe1 hostname.ce1
14. #mv hostname.qfe1:1 hostname.ce1:1
15. #mv hostname.qfe1:2 hostname.ce1:2
16. #mv hostname.qfe1:3 hostname.ce1:3
17. Stop all platforms
#platform stop all
18. #sync;sync
19. Power off the system 
#shutdown -y -g0 -i5
20. Remove both cables on qfe0 and qfe1 and label them.
21. Remove quad Fast Ethernet and install quad Gigaswift cards.
22. Insert cable from qfe0 into ce0 and qfe1 into ce1
23. .Power on the system
24. Login as root
25. #ifconfig -a 
The output looks similar to this
secca58# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=1000849 mtu 8232 index 1 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
ce0: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
inet 10.89.183.147 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.89.183.255
ether 0:3:ba:db:60:5f
ce0:1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
inet 10.58.120.203 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.120.255
ce0:2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
inet 10.58.122.193 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.122.255
ce0:3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
inet 10.58.124.193 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.124.255
ce1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3
inet 100.100.101.11 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 100.100.101.255
ether 0:3:ba:db:60:60
ce1:1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3
inet 10.58.121.203 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.121.255
ce1:2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3
inet 10.58.123.193 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.123.255
ce1:3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3
inet 10.58.125.193 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.125.255
ce4: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 4
inet 100.100.125.201 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 100.100.125.255
ether 0:3:ba:81:3e:51
ce5: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5
inet 100.100.126.201 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 100.100.126.255
ether 0:3:ba:81:3e:52
26. #grep ce /etc/path_to_inst
Example: 
secca58# grep ce /etc/path_to_inst
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/network@0" 0 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/network@1" 1 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/network@2" 2 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/network@3" 3 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@1" 4 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@2" 5 "ce"
27. #checkCFG
28. Make sure the result shows "No errors found"
29. Edit Call-agent ipm.cfg file to update with the new interface (Skip this step if you are operating on a 3.5.x application and go to step #31.)
#cd /opt/OptiCall/CAxxx/bin/
#vi ipm.cfg
Replace ce0 with ce4 and ce1 with ce5
Example:
# object section: for process H3A
[OBJECT H3A]
# subobject section for logical interfaces
[SUBOBJECT H3A_LIF1]
PhysicalIF = ce4
IPAddress = 100.100.125.207
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.125.255
# object section: for process MGA
[OBJECT MGA]
# subobject section for logical interfaces
[SUBOBJECT MGA_LIF1]
PhysicalIF = ce4
IPAddress = 100.100.125.205
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.125.255

[SUBOBJECT MGA_LIF2]
PhysicalIF = ce5
IPAddress = 100.100.126.205
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.126.255
# object section: for process SIA
[OBJECT SIA]
# subobject section for logical interfaces
[SUBOBJECT SIA_LIF1]
PhysicalIF = ce4
IPAddress = 100.100.125.204
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.125.255

[SUBOBJECT SIA_LIF2]
PhysicalIF = ce5
IPAddress = 100.100.126.204
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.126.255
30. Edit Pots feature-server fsptc_ipm.cfg file to update with the new interface
#cd /opt/OptiCall/FSPTCxxx/bin
#vi fsptc_ipm.cfg
Relace ce0 with ce4 and ce1 with ce5 
Example:
# object section: for process GFS
[OBJECT GFS]
# subobject section for logical interfaces
[SUBOBJECT GFS_LIF1]
PhysicalIF = ce4
IPAddress = 100.100.125.206
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.125.255

[SUBOBJECT GFS_LIF2]
PhysicalIF = ce5
IPAddress = 100.100.126.206
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.126.255

31. Bring up all platforms
#platform start
32. #mv /etc/rc3.d/saved.S99platform /etc/rc3.d/S99platform

II. Swap out quad Fast Ethernet card on Primary CA/FS

On ACTIVE EMS:

1. Login as root
2. Login as "optiuser"
#ssh optiuser@
Enter password.
3. CLI>control feature-server id=FSAINxxx:target-state=forced-standby-active;
4. CLI>control feature-server id=FSPTCxxx;target-state=forced-standby-active;
5. CLI>control call-agent id=CAxxx;target-state=forced-standby-active;
Note: where xxx is the instance number on the system.

On STANDBY (primary) CA/FS:

6. Login as root
7. Verify all platforms are in Forced-STANDBY
#nodestat
8. #mv /etc/rc3.d/S99platform /etc/rc3.d/saved.S99platform
9. #touch /reconfigure
10. Edit /etc/path_to_inst file and remove the following lines:
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/SUNW,qfe@0,1" 0 "qfe"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/SUNW,qfe@1,1" 1 "qfe"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/SUNW,qfe@2,1" 2 "qfe"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/SUNW,qfe@3,1" 3 "qfe"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@1" 0 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@2" 1 "ce"
11. #cd /etc
12. #mv hostname.ce0 hostname.ce4
13. #mv hostname.ce1 hostname.ce5
14. #mv hostname.qfe0 hostname.ce0
15. #mv hostname.qfe0:1 hostname.ce0:1
16. #mv hostname.qfe0:2 hostname.ce0:2
17. #mv hostname.qfe0:3 hostname.ce0:3
18. #mv hostname.qfe1 hostname.ce1
19. #mv hostname.qfe1:1 hostname.ce1:1
20. #mv hostname.qfe1:2 hostname.ce1:2
21. #mv hostname.qfe1:3 hostname.ce1:3
22. Stop all platforms
#platform stop all
23. #sync;sync
24. Power off the system 
#shutdown -y -g0 -i5
25. Remove both cables on qfe0 and qfe1 and label them.
26. Remove quad Fast Ethernet and install quad Gigaswift cards.
27. Insert cable from qfe0 into ce0 and qfe1 into ce1
28. .Power on the system
29. Login as root
30. #ifconfig -a 
The output looks similar to this
secca58# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=1000849 mtu 8232 index 1 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000
ce0: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
inet 10.89.183.147 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.89.183.255
ether 0:3:ba:db:60:5f
ce0:1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
inet 10.58.120.203 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.120.255
ce0:2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
inet 10.58.122.193 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.122.255
ce0:3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
inet 10.58.124.193 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.124.255
ce1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3
inet 100.100.101.11 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 100.100.101.255
ether 0:3:ba:db:60:60
ce1:1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3
inet 10.58.121.203 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.121.255
ce1:2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3
inet 10.58.123.193 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.123.255
ce1:3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3
inet 10.58.125.193 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.58.125.255
ce4: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 4
inet 100.100.125.201 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 100.100.125.255
ether 0:3:ba:81:3e:51
ce5: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5
inet 100.100.126.201 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 100.100.126.255
ether 0:3:ba:81:3e:52
31. #grep ce /etc/path_to_inst
Example: 
secca58# grep ce /etc/path_to_inst
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/network@0" 0 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/network@1" 1 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/network@2" 2 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,700000/pci@1/network@3" 3 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@1" 4 "ce"
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@2" 5 "ce"
32. #checkCFG
33. Make sure the result shows "No errors found"
34. Edit Call-agent ipm.cfg file to update with the new interface (Skip this step if you are operating on 3.5.x application and go to step # 46)
#cd /opt/OptiCall/CAxxx/bin/
#vi ipm.cfg
Replace ce0 with ce4 and ce1 with ce5
Example:
# object section: for process H3A
[OBJECT H3A]
# subobject section for logical interfaces
[SUBOBJECT H3A_LIF1]
PhysicalIF = ce4
IPAddress = 100.100.125.207
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.125.255
# object section: for process MGA
[OBJECT MGA]
# subobject section for logical interfaces
[SUBOBJECT MGA_LIF1]
PhysicalIF = ce4
IPAddress = 100.100.125.205
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.125.255

[SUBOBJECT MGA_LIF2]
PhysicalIF = ce5
IPAddress = 100.100.126.205
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.126.255
# object section: for process SIA
[OBJECT SIA]
# subobject section for logical interfaces
[SUBOBJECT SIA_LIF1]
PhysicalIF = ce4
IPAddress = 100.100.125.204
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.125.255

[SUBOBJECT SIA_LIF2]
PhysicalIF = ce5
IPAddress = 100.100.126.204
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.126.255
35. Edit Pots feature-server fsptc_ipm.cfg file to update with the new interface
#cd /opt/OptiCall/FSPTCxxx/bin
#vi fsptc_ipm.cfg
Relace ce0 with ce4 and ce1 with ce5 
Example:
# object section: for process GFS
[OBJECT GFS]
# subobject section for logical interfaces
[SUBOBJECT GFS_LIF1]
PhysicalIF = ce4
IPAddress = 100.100.125.206
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.125.255

[SUBOBJECT GFS_LIF2]
PhysicalIF = ce5
IPAddress = 100.100.126.206
Netmask = ffffff00
BroadcastAddress = 100.100.126.255
36. Bring up all platforms
#platform start
37. #mv /etc/rc3.d/saved.S99platform /etc/rc3.d/S99platform

On ACTIVE EMS:

38. Login as root
39. Login as optiuser
#ssh optiuser@
Enter password
40. CLI>control feature-server id=FSAINxxx;target-state=forced-active-standby;
41. CLI>control feature-server id=FSPTCxxx;target-state=forced-active-standby;
42. CLI>control call-agent id=CAxxx;target-state=forced-active-standby;
43. Wait for 10 minutes to make sure all platforms are stabilized.
44. CLI>control feature-server id=FSAINxxx;target-state=normal;
45. CLI>control feature-server id=FSPTCxxx;target-state=normal;
46. CLI>control call-agent id=CAxxx;target-state=normal;
47. CLI>exit;

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.1

16-OCT-2006

Changed to reflect Solaris 8 only and refer to Field Notice 62557 for Solaris 10

1.0

23-JUN-2006

Initial Public Release

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