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Field Notice: FN - 62625 - MGX - SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 - New Minimum Software Release Needed to Ensure Forward Compatibility of SES-PXM - Software Upgrade Available


Revised June 5, 2007

June 4, 2007

NOTICE:

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Products Affected

Product

Top Assembly

Printed Circuit Assembly

Comments

Part Number

Revision

Part Number

Revision

SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3=

800-06699-08

ALL

73-4847-08

ALL

This product is end-of-sale (EOS) - replacement spares are no longer manufactured

 

Problem Description

The SES-PXM-CNTL2TE3 card went end-of-sale (EOS) on January 31st, 2006. From this date onward, replacement spares were no longer manufactured. Cisco converted a number of PXM-1 cards into SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 cards. In order for these cards to function correctly, a minimum version 4.0(15.207) of software is required. Cisco recommends that customers that are not presently running this minimum version of code upgrade. Specific requirements are outlined in the Workaround/Solution section.

Background

The Last Date of Support for the SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 card is January 31st, 2011. Cisco converted a number of PXM-1 cards into SES-PXM-CNTL2TE3 cards to ensure that enough replacement spares are available for our customers until the end of support date. In converting these cards, a minimum version of software is required - 4.0(15.207) - and is available for download from cisco.com.

For further information on the end-of-life (EOL) dates for the SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 cards, refer to the EOS & EOL Announcement For the Cisco BPX 8600 Series Multiservice Switches.

Problem Symptoms

When an SES node is using a converted PXM-1 as a SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 running a software version lower than 4.0(15.207), the card will boot but is subject to failure over time.

Workaround/Solution

Workaround:

The workaround is to run a lower revision of product (Top Assembly Number (TAN) 800-06699-07 or lower) with older software version 4.0(15.205) or lower.

Solution:

Upgrade to the minimum software version 4.0(15.207) when running a converted SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 in the network (TAN 800-06699-08 Rev: A0 or higher).

Cisco recommends that all customers upgrade their SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3= line cards to a minimum version of 4.0(15.207) to avoid any problems in the future should they receive a replacement board that is the converted PXM-1.

Note: Upgrading an older SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 card to 4.0(15.207) software version will not affect its ability to function.

WAN Switching software is available on cisco.com at the WAN switching Software Download (registered customers only) page.

Select "Release 4015" for SES PNNI to obtain the latest revision of software.

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To download software version 4.0(15.207) directly, it is located on cisco.com at the Cisco WAN Switching SES FeederFirmware (registered customers only) page.

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See the How to Upgrade Software section for links to related documentation.

Note: Certain customers that have a conflict running this version have been contacted directly.

How To Identify Hardware Levels

You may query the SES-PXM card by using the dspcd command and looking for the Top Assembly Number (TAN). A part number of 800-06699-08-A0 or higher indicates the customer has an affected version and requires the upgraded software.

xxxxxxxx.2.PXM.a > dspcd 
xxxxxxxx System Rev: 04.00 Jun. 01, 2007 17:49:40 GMT 
SES-CNTL Node Alarm: MAJOR 
Slot Number 2 Redundant Slot: 1 

                   Front Card    Upper Card    Lower Card 
                   ----------    ----------    ---------- 

Inserted Card:     PXM1_T3E3     UIA BackCard  BNC_2T3 
Reserved Card:     PXM1_T3E3     UIA BackCard  BNC_2T3 
State:             Active        Active        Active 
Serial Number:     xxxxxxxx      xxxxxxxx      xxxxxxxx 
Prim SW Rev:       4.0(15.201)   ---           --- 
Sec SW Rev:        4.0(15.201)   ---           --- 
Cur SW Rev:        4.0(15.201)   ---           --- 
Boot FW Rev:       4.0(15.201)   ---           --- 
800-level Rev:     A0            F0            C0
800-level Part#:   800-06699-08  800-03688-01  800-04057-02 
CLEI Code:         BAA6DDVCAA    BAI9Y00AAA    BAI9A6NAAA 
Reset Reason:      On Reset From Shell 
Card Alarm:        NONE 
Failed Reason:     None 

For further information on the dspcd command, refer to the command reference.

The customer can also identify the product, when not on line, by locating and reading the Product Top Assembly Number (TAN) as illustrated below.

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How To Upgrade Software

To verify which version you are running on your SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 card, use the dspversion command.

xxxxxxxx.a > dspversion 

Image Type Shelf Type Card Type  Version      Built On 
---------- ---------- ---------- ------------ ------------ 
   Runtime        MGX       PXM1  4.0(15.201) Dec 24 2003, 19:32:22 
      Boot        MGX       PXM1  4.0(15.201) - 

xxxxxxxx.a > 

For further information on the dspversion command, reference the command reference.

Specific instructions on how to upgrade the SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 card are available in the following online documentation: Upgrading Cisco SES PNNI Controller to a New Software Release.

The following links are references on which BPX software release, BXM firmware version, and hardware revisions are compatible with SES-PXM 4.0.15.206 and 207 software releases.

Hardware Compatibility Matrix

Software Compatibility Matrix

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.1

05-JUN-2007

Added "Cisco recommends that all customers upgrade their SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3= line cards to a minimum version of 4.0(15.207) to avoid any problems in the future should they receive a replacement board that is the converted PXM-1. Note: Upgrading an older SES-PXM-CNTL2T3E3 card to 4.0(15.207) software version will not affect its ability to function." to Workaround/Solution section

1.0

04-JUN-2007

Initial Public Release

 

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