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Cisco uBR10000 Series Universal Broadband Routers

Field Notice: FN - 62695 - Cisco RF Switch Firmware Version 3.60 - Mandatory Upgrade


February 27, 2007

NOTICE:

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Products Affected

Products Affected

UBR10K - UBR-RFSW

Problem Description

A Cisco uBR10012 router running N+1 Redundancy configuration must use the firmware version 3.60 installed on the Cisco RF Switch or otherwise be susceptible to disruption of service.

For additional information, see the Cisco RF Switches Release Notes for Cisco RF Switch Firmware, Version 3.60.

Background

It is possible that the RF Switch may experience a disruption of service during a PRE switch-over if running versions prior to v3.6. The RF-Switch has also had similar issues when un-configuring and re-configuring the PROTECT line card under Global HA.

Problem Symptoms

The Cisco RF switch may experience a disruption of service when running version 3.5 or earlier code. A manual reload is required to recover the switch.

Workaround/Solution

Steps to load the new image include:

  1. Copy the image to CMTS.

    copy tftp:////19350300j.bin bootflash:

  2. Setup the TFTP server on CMTS.

    conf t 
    tftp-server bootflash:19350300j.bin alias 19350300j.bin
    
  3. Setup the RF Switch with tftp host.

    rfswitch>set tftp-host
    
  4. Copy the binary to flash.

    rfswitch>copy tftp:19350300j.bin FL:
    
  5. Reload the image on the rf-switch using the reload command.

  6. Copy the binary to bootflash with the noverify option.

    rfswitch>copy tftp:19350300j.bin BF: NOVERIFY
    

  7. Reload the image once again.

  8. show ver at the rf-switch prompt should show V3.60 in both bootflash and flash.

Note: Version 3.6 is available on CCO at the Cable Modem Termination Service uBR-RFSW Software Download (registered customers only) page.

DDTS

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DDTS

Description

CSCej50228 (registered customers only)

RF switch crashes to sysldr

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

27-FEB-2007

Initial Public Release

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