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Cisco BTS 10200 Softswitch

Field Notice: FN - 62557 - Replacement of SUN Fast Ethernet Cards with New Gigabit Card on BTS10200 Revision 4.5.X and Later Running Solaris 10


October 16, 2006

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Products Affected

Product

Comments

BTS Other - 4.x

Running Solaris 10

Problem Description

SUN has issued a notice to end of life the Fast Ethernet card (SUN part number X1034A) and to replace it with the Gigabit Ethernet Card (SUN part number (X4445A). For BTS10200 systems running Solaris 8, refer to Field Notice 62441.

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 gigaswift Ethernet card is not currently supported. The Netra 440 platform is still being tested. This Field Notice will be updated when testing is complete.

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 10.

Cisco is recommending performing 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 platforms

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 
Warning: perform steps 7 & 8 in this exact order. 
7. #mv hostname.ce1 hostname.ce2 
8. #mv hostname.ce0 hostname.ce1 
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.ce3 
14. #mv hostname.qfe1:1 hostname.ce3:1 
15. #mv hostname.qfe1:2 hostname.ce3:2 
16. #mv hostname.qfe1:3 hostname.ce3:3 
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 card. 
22. Insert cable from qfe0 into Gigaswift port 0 and qfe1 into Gigaswift port 1 
23. Power on the system 
24. Login as root 
25. #ifconfig -a 
The output looks similar to this 
prica68# ifconfig -a 
lo0: flags=2001000849 mtu 8232 index 1 
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000 
ce0: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2 
inet 10.89.183.16 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.89.183.255 
ether 0:14:4f:25:74:44 
ce0:1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2 
inet 10.68.120.16 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.120.255 
ce0:2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2 
inet 10.68.122.16 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.122.255 
ce0:3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2 
inet 10.68.124.16 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.124.255 
ce1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3 
inet 190.101.55.18 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 190.101.55.255 
ether 0:3:ba:7b:a2:b1 
ce2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 4 
inet 190.101.56.18 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 190.101.56.255 
ether 0:3:ba:7b:a2:b2 
ce3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5 
inet 190.101.59.16 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 190.101.59.255 
ether 0:14:4f:25:74:45 
ce3:1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5 
inet 10.68.121.16 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.121.255 
ce3:2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5 
inet 10.68.123.16 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.123.255 
ce3:3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5 
inet 10.68.125.16 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.125.255 
26. #grep ce /etc/path_to_inst 
Example: 
prica68# grep ce path_to_inst 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@18,700000/pci@1/network@0" 0 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@18,700000/pci@1/network@1" 3 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@18,700000/pci@1/network@2" 4 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@18,700000/pci@1/network@3" 5 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@1" 1 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@2" 2 "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 
#cd /opt/OptiCall/CAxxx/bin/ 
#vi ipm.cfg 
Replace ce0 with ce1 and ce1 with ce2. 
Replace qfe0 with ce0 and qfe1 with ce3. 
Example: 
# object section: for process H3A 
[OBJECT H3A] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT H3A_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce1 
IPAddress = 190.101.55.23 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.55.255 
# object section: for process MGA 
[OBJECT MGA] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT MGA_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce1 
IPAddress = 190.101.56.23 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.56.255 

[SUBOBJECT MGA_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce2 
IPAddress = 190.101.55.20 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.55.255 
# object section: for process SIA 
[OBJECT SIA] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT SIA_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce1 
IPAddress = 190.101.55.22 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.55.255 

[SUBOBJECT SIA_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce2 
IPAddress = 190.101.56.22 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.56.255 

# object section: for process SIM 
[OBJECT SIM] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT SIM_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce0 
IPAddress = 10.68.124.146 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.124.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 

[SUBOBJECT SIM_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce3 
IPAddress = 10.68.125.146 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.125.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 

30. Edit Pots feature-server fsptc_ipm.cfg file to update with the new interface 
#cd /opt/OptiCall/FSPTCxxx/bin 
#vi fsptc_ipm.cfg 
Replace ce0 with ce1 and ce1 with ce2. 
Replace qfe0 with ce0 and qfe1 with ce3 
Example: 
# object section: for process GFS 
[OBJECT GFS] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT GFS_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce1 
IPAddress = 190.101.55.21 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.55.255 

[SUBOBJECT GFS_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce2 
IPAddress = 190.101.56.21 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.56.255 

# object section: for process POTS 
[OBJECT POTS] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT POTS_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce0 
IPAddress = 10.68.124.235 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.124.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 

[SUBOBJECT POTS_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce3 
IPAddress = 10.68.125.235 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.125.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 

31. Edit FSAIN feature-server fsain_ipm.cfg file to update with the new interface 
#cd /opt/OptiCall/FSAINxxx/bin 
#vi fsain_ipm.cfg 
Replace qfe0 with ce0 and qfe1 with ce3 
Example: 
# object section: for process ASM 
[OBJECT ASM] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT ASM_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce0 
IPAddress = 10.68.124.205 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.124.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 

[SUBOBJECT ASM_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce3 
IPAddress = 10.68.125.205 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.125.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 


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

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

On ACTIVE EMS

1. Login as root 
2. Login as "optiuser" 
#ssh optiuser@ 
Enter password. 
3. CLI>control feature-server id=FSAINxxx:target-state=standby-active; 
4. CLI>control feature-server id=FSPTCxxx;target-state=standby-active; 
5. CLI>control call-agent id=CAxxx;target-state=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 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 
Warning: perform steps 12 & 13 in this exact order. 
12. #mv hostname.ce1 hostname.ce2 
13. #mv hostname.ce0 hostname.ce1 
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.ce3 
19. #mv hostname.qfe1:1 hostname.ce3:1 
20. #mv hostname.qfe1:2 hostname.ce3:2 
21. #mv hostname.qfe1:3 hostname.ce3:3 
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 Gigaswift port 0 and qfe1 into Gigaswift port 1 
28. Power on the system 
29. Login as root 
30. #ifconfig -a 
The output looks similar to this 
secca68# ifconfig -a 
lo0: flags=2001000849 mtu 8232 index 1 
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000 
ce0: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2 
inet 10.89.183.79 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.89.183.255 
ether 0:14:4f:25:74:44 
ce0:1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2 
inet 10.68.120.79 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.120.255 
ce0:2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2 
inet 10.68.122.79 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.122.255 
ce0:3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2 
inet 10.68.124.79 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.124.255 
ce1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 3 
inet 190.101.55.19 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 190.101.55.255 
ether 0:3:ba:7b:a2:b1 
ce2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 4 
inet 190.101.56.19 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 190.101.56.255 
ether 0:3:ba:7b:a2:b2 
ce3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5 
inet 190.101.59.79 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 190.101.59.255 
ether 0:14:4f:25:74:45 
ce3:1: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5 
inet 10.68.121.79 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.121.255 
ce3:2: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5 
inet 10.68.123.79 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.123.255 
ce3:3: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 5 
inet 10.68.125.79 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 10.68.125.255 
31. #grep ce /etc/path_to_inst 
Example: 
prica68# grep ce path_to_inst 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@18,700000/pci@1/network@0" 0 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@18,700000/pci@1/network@1" 3 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@18,700000/pci@1/network@2" 4 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@18,700000/pci@1/network@3" 5 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@1" 1 "ce" 
"/ssm@0,0/pci@19,600000/network@2" 2 "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 
#cd /opt/OptiCall/CAxxx/bin/ 
#vi ipm.cfg 
Replace ce0 with ce1and ce1 with ce2. 
Replace qfe0 with ce0 and qfe1 with ce3. 
Example: 
# object section: for process H3A 
[OBJECT H3A] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT H3A_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce1 
IPAddress = 190.101.55.23 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.55.255 
# object section: for process MGA 
[OBJECT MGA] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT MGA_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce1 
IPAddress = 190.101.56.23 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.56.255 

[SUBOBJECT MGA_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce2 
IPAddress = 190.101.55.20 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.55.255 
# object section: for process SIA 
[OBJECT SIA] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT SIA_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce1 
IPAddress = 190.101.55.22 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.55.255 

[SUBOBJECT SIA_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce2 
IPAddress = 190.101.56.22 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.56.255 

# object section: for process SIM 
[OBJECT SIM] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT SIM_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce0 
IPAddress = 10.68.124.146 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.124.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 

[SUBOBJECT SIM_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce3 
IPAddress = 10.68.125.146 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.125.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 
35. Edit Pots feature-server fsptc_ipm.cfg file to update with the new interface 
#cd /opt/OptiCall/FSPTCxxx/bin 
#vi fsptc_ipm.cfg 
Replace ce0 with ce1 and ce1 with ce2. 
Replace qfe0 with ce0 and qfe1 with ce3. 
Example: 
# object section: for process GFS 
[OBJECT GFS] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT GFS_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce1 
IPAddress = 190.101.55.21 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.55.255 

[SUBOBJECT GFS_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce2 
IPAddress = 190.101.56.21 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 190.101.56.255 

# object section: for process POTS 
[OBJECT POTS] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT POTS_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce0 
IPAddress = 10.68.124.235 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.124.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 

[SUBOBJECT POTS_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce3 
IPAddress = 10.68.125.235 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.125.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 

36. Edit FSAIN feature-server fsain_ipm.cfg file to update with the new interface 
#cd /opt/OptiCall/FSAINxxx/bin 
#vi fsain_ipm.cfg 
Replace qfe0 with ce0 and qfe1 with ce3 
Example: 
# object section: for process ASM 
[OBJECT ASM] 
# subobject section for logical interfaces 
[SUBOBJECT ASM_LIF1] 
PhysicalIF = ce0 
IPAddress = 10.68.124.205 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.124.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 

[SUBOBJECT ASM_LIF2] 
PhysicalIF = ce3 
IPAddress = 10.68.125.205 
Netmask = ffffff00 
BroadcastAddress = 10.68.125.255 
InterfaceType = INTERNAL 
37. Bring up all platforms 
#platform start 
38. #mv /etc/rc3.d/saved.S99platform /etc/rc3.d/S99platform

On ACTIVE EMS

39. Login as root 
40. Login as optiuser 
#ssh optiuser@ 
Enter password 
NOTE: "xxx" stands for the instance number on the system 
41. CLI>control feature-server id=FSAINxxx;target-state=active-standby; 
42. CLI>control feature-server id=FSPTCxxx;target-state=active-standby; 
43. CLI>control call-agent id=CAxxx;target-state=active-standby; 
44. CLI>exit;

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

16-OCT-2006

Initial Public Release

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