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Field Notice: FN - 63381 - CRS-MSC-B and CRS-FP40 boards will start using RLDRAM2 because of component EOL - Mandatory SMU required for both HW types

Field Notice: FN - 63381 - CRS-MSC-B and CRS-FP40 boards will start using RLDRAM2 because of component EOL - Mandatory SMU required for both HW types

June 21, 2011


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Revision History

Revision Date Comment
1.0
21-JUN-2011
Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Product Comments
Type Tech Group BU Family / SW Type Line / SW Id HW Id / SW Ver
Hardware  (SPRTG) Service Provider Routing  147  CRS  CRS  CRS-FP40(=)  SMU required for all FP40 Revision 
Hardware  (SPRTG) Service Provider Routing  147  CRS  CRS  CRS-MSC-B(=)  SMU required for all MSC-B Revision 

Problem Description

CRS-MSC-B(=) and CRS-FP40(=) boards which currently use FCRAM are being transitioned to boards that use RLDRAM2 and a protocol conversion ASIC due to FCRAM component EOL. The change in memory type will not impact functionality, performance, features and scale, as there are no changes in the forwarding or the queuing ASICs. The RLDRAM2 boards are compatible with all IOS-XR software releases that are currently supported for the CRS-MSC-B and CRS-FP40.

There is no impact on functionality. However, environmental sensors have changed. Hence there is a need for a software fix that is delivered by temperature threshold SMU.

Background

Due to end of life of FCRAM memory used on CRS-MSC-B, CRS-FP40, the FCRAM is replaced with RLDRAM2 memory and a memory protocol 'translation ASIC'. The ASIC is a bridge enabling the replacement of FCRAM memory devices with RLDRAM2 memory devices. This change meets the Customer, Regulatory, and Corporate Compliance Requirements for the CRS Platform.

The MSC data plane ASICs are connected to the new ASIC with an FCRAM protocol interface. The new ASIC translates the FCRAM command, address, and control and drives them out to the RLDRAM2 memory. Customers on IOS-XR Releases 3.6.1 and 3.6.2 will require CAS latency SMU. CAS latency is the delay time between the moment a memory controller tells the memory module to access a particular memory column on a RAM memory module, and the moment the data from given array location is available on the module's output pins. This CAS Latency issue is applicable only to MSC-B board (not FP40) and is fixed by CAS Latency SMU.

Due to new thermal and voltage rail monitoring supported by the board, the environment alarms will be generated and logged in system in absence of mandatory temperature threshold SMU. Several new diagnostic features and environmental monitoring are added with new translation ASIC on boards and available on IOS-XR and diagnostics images:

a) Voltage display and monitoring will work as expected
b) The overall current from the 48V feed can be read back in system
c) The current per voltage rail can be read back in system
d) Access to the various ASIC registers is available via I2C

Problem Symptoms

CRS loaded with IOS-XR 3.6.1, 3.6.2 will exhibit Memory CAS latency issue leading to traffic loss on the CRS-MSC-B or CRS-FP-40 with RLDRAM2 version.

For IOS-XR Releases (3.6.3 or newer), the CRS-MSC-B and CRS-FP-40 boards could detect a thermal or environmental alarm while in operation that would bring down the MSC.

Sample logs are below showing the environmental alarms when boards with RLDRAM2 are installed in router without a SMU.

Workaround/Solution

Please Install and Activate the SMU provided before inserting the MSC-B ( 73-12031-02) and FP40 (73-13079-02) boards.

Product shipped from Service Logistics under RMA request may still exhibit this behavior. As a best practice, Cisco recommends installing mandatory SMU on all chassis to support both hardware version. Both versions of the boards are working as expected with mandatory SMUs.

Using your Cisco.com userid, use the following table to locate the SMU using Software download and select CRS's Product type and IOS-XR version.
Note: SMU are not required for IOS-XR version 4.0.1 and newer. XR3.8.0 SMU is not planned for release, customer must migrate to XR3.8.1 or newer release and apply appropriate SMU based on installed release. XR 3.8.1 and 3.8.4 require pre-requisite SMUs before mandatory SMUs are installed. See table below.


Pre-requisite SMUs:

CRS: IOS-XR Release SMU Id Description DDTS SMU Status
3.8.1 AA03899 Pre-requisite SMU for IOS-XR 3.8.1 CSCte53350 Available
3.8.4 AA04154 Pre-requisite SMU for IOS-XR 3.8.4 CSCtg76537 Available


Mandatory SMU List:

CRS: IOS-XR Release SMU Id Description DDTS SMU Status
4.0.0 AA04403 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.9.2 AA04402 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.9.1 AA04401 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.8.4 AA04400 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.8.3 AA04399 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.8.2 AA04404 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.8.1 AA04405 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.8.0 Not Applicable Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Migrate to XR3.8.1 or newer XR Release, use appropriate XR release SMU above
3.7.1 AA04409 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.7.0 AA04411 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.6.3 AA04408 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.6.2 AA04407, AA03885 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards CSCtj31386 Available
3.6.1 AA04406; AA03896 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards; CAS SMU CSCtj31386; CSCsm68377 Available
3.6.0 AA04410; AA03897 Fix Temperature thresholds on new memory, ASIC boards; CAS SMU CSCtj31386; CSCsm68377 Available

How To Identify Hardware Levels

Illustrated below are two methods that can be used to distinguish the different revisions of the CRS-MSC-B, CRS-FP40: a) CLI b)Physical inspection.

A) CLI Method
Note: You must login to CRS router with admin privileges to run the commands.

Information: Your command prompt setting will determine [router-name] shown in example below.

New RLDRAM2 and ASIC Version:

CRS-MSC-B Board:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:[router-name](admin)#show diag 0/0/*
Thu Mar 4 16:30:38.192 EDT
CARD 0/0/* : Cisco CRS-1 Series Modular Services Card revision B
MAIN: board type 500063
800-31272-02 rev A0
dev 108085
S/N SADnnnnnnnn

PCA: 73-12031-02 rev A0 <--new version MSC-B
PID: CRS-MSC-B
VID: V08 (current set, may change at second ECO release)
CLEI: IPUCALFBAH
ECI: 1783070

CRS-FP40 Board:

RP/0/RP1/CPU0:[router-name]#show diag 0/1/cpu0
Tue Nov 23 18:34:46.634 UTC
CARD 0/1/* : Cisco CRS-1 Series Forwarding Processor 40G
MAIN: board type 500067
800-33824-01 rev A0
dev N/A
S/N SADnnnnnnn
PCA: 73-13079-02 rev A0 <-- new version FP-40
PID: CRS-FP40
VID: V05 (current set,may change at second ECO release)
CLEI: IPUCAVDBAF
ECI: 178306

Existing FCRAM Cards:

CRS-MSC-B board:

RP/0/RP1/CPU0:[router name]#sh diag 0/2/*

CARD 0/2/* : Cisco CRS-1 Series Modular Services Card revision B
MAIN: board type 500063
800-27067-03 rev D0
dev N/A
S/N SADnnnnnnnn
PCA: 73-10334-03 rev D0 <--Existing MSC-B
PID: CRS-MSC-B
VID: V01
CLEI: IPUCALFBAA
ECI: 154280


CRS-FP40 Board:

RP/0/RP1/CPU0:bm-msc-r1#show diag 0/7/CPU0
Wed Nov 24 13:42:12.862 EST

CARD 0/7/* : Cisco CRS-1 Series Forwarding Processor 40G
MAIN: board type 500067
800-32677-03 rev A0
dev N/A
S/N SADnnnnnnnn
PCA: 73-12550-03 rev A0 <---Existing FP-40 version

PID: CRS-FP40
VID: V03
CLEI: IPUCAVDBAC
ECI: 174395


B) Physical Cards
Below are a few images to identify the board's version and serial number location. PID for board ismoi screen printed on Faceplate.

New RLDRAM2 and ASIC Version

CRS-MSC-B boards:



CRS-FP40 board:




Existing FCRAM version board

CRS-MSC-B board:


CRS-FP40 board:


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