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Field Notice: FN - 63040 - ACE Module - TCP Flow Issues Force Removal of Version c6ace-t1k9-mz.3.0.0_A1_6_2.bin from CCO - Please Upgrade to c6ace-t1k9-mz.3.0.0_A1_6_2a.bin


February 12, 2008

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Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

12-FEB-2008

Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected

DCAS - ACE04-6500-K9

DCAS - ACE10-6500-K9

DCAS - ACE20-MOD-K9

Problem Description

Several severe outstanding defects in the c6ace-t1k9-mz.3.0.0_A1_6_2 release have been resolved in the c6ace-t1k9-mz.3.0.0_A1_6_2a release. Cisco has removed the c6ace-t1k9-mz.3.0.0_A1_6_2 release from CCO.

Background

Cisco has discovered that several severe defects in the area of correctly handling TCP flows are present in the 3.0.0_A1_6_2 release. Cisco has addressed these issues in the 3.0.0_A1_6_2a release has decided to remove the 3.0.0_A1_6_2 release from CCO.

Problem Symptoms

Users may encounter the following issues when running version 3.0.0_A1_6_2:

Not all RHI routes are in the MSFC routing table after a ft failover.

TCP:RTO doesnt fire in some conditions.

ACE does not always go into fast recovery retransmit when needed.

ACE will not honor a RST with Data even if a FIN was previously seen.

Workaround/Solution

To resolve these potential issues you will need to download and install software version c6ace-t1k9-mz.3.0.0_A1_6_2a.bin or the .zip version which can be found at the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Application Control Engine (ACE) Service Module Software Downloads Page (registered customers only) .

Instructions for installing the software can be found in the Cisco Services Modules Release Notes.

DDTS

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DDTS

Description

CSCsl24291 (registered customers only)

ACE should honor a RST with Data even if a FIN was previously seen

CSCsk91129 (registered customers only)

ACE not always going into fast recovery retransmit when needed

CSCsl23515 (registered customers only)

TCP:RTO doesnt fire in some conditions

CSCsl24338 (registered customers only)

Not all RHI routes are in the MSFC routing table after a ft failover

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