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Field Notice: FN - 63663 - 100G-LC-C: Equipment Degraded on CTC After Boot Completion. Workaround Available.

Field Notice: FN - 63663 - 100G-LC-C: Equipment Degraded on CTC After Boot Completion. Workaround Available.

June 18, 2013


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Revision History

Revision Date Comment
1.0
18-JUN-2013
Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected Top Assembly Printed Circuit Assembly Part #
Part # Rev.
15454-M-100G-LC-C=
800-38037-01
C0
73-13940-04_A0  
15454-M-100G-ME-C= 
800-38038-01
C0
73-13940-04_A0  
15454-M-100GC-LIC= 
800-38039-01
C0
73-13940-04_A0  

Problem Description

A limited number of 15454-M-100G-LC-C blades report an EQPT DEG alarm approximately four minutes after the boot phase has completed (the load is complete on Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) and the LED on the front panel no longer blinks). This is a false alarm. Functionality of the card is not impacted and traffic continues to flow normally.

Background

The alarm condition is triggered by the application software that attempts to communicate between the processor and two unused components. Cards manufactured earlier than May 2013 are not impacted by this condition since these components are still present even though they serve no other function.

Use the serial number validation tool provided in the "How To Identify Hardware Levels" section in order to check the hardware's serial numbers to identify affected units.

Problem Symptoms

The EQPT DEG alarm is reported on CTC. However, there is no impact on traffic and the cards work properly.

Workaround/Solution

The serial numbers of the cards used by customers are detected by the link in the "How To Identify Hardware Levels" section. As a workaround, demote the EQPT DEG alarm until the solution is available.

For the affected cards, the issue is being fixed in Release 9.6.0.4 which is scheduled to be available on Cisco.com on July 15, 2013.

How To Identify Hardware Levels

A serial number validation tool has been provided for customers to easily check their hardware's serial number in order to identify affected units.

Serial Number Validation Tool

For More Information

If you require further assistance, or if you have any further questions regarding this field notice, please contact the Cisco Systems Technical Assistance Center (TAC) by one of the following methods:

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