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Field Notice: FN - 63724 : ONS - Wrong EEPROM Content on ONS-SE-Z1 Units Cause MEA Alarm and Traffic Impacting in Multirate Mode - Fix on Failure

Field Notice: FN - 63724 : ONS - Wrong EEPROM Content on ONS-SE-Z1 Units Cause MEA Alarm and Traffic Impacting in Multirate Mode - Fix on Failure

February 18, 2014


NOTICE:

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Revision History

Revision Date Comment
1.0
14-FEB-2014
Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected Comments
15454-MRC-2.5G4=
10-1971-02 or 10-1971-04 are good Optics
15454-MRC-4=
10-1971-02 or 10-1971-04 are good Optics
15454-MRC-I-12=
10-1971-02 or 10-1971-04 are good Optics
15454-MRC-I-4=
10-1971-02 or 10-1971-04 are good Optics
15600-APAC-CC=
10-1971-02 or 10-1971-04 are good Optics
ONS-SE-Z1
10-1971-02 or 10-1971-04 are good Optics
ONS 15600
10-1971-02 or 10-1971-04 are good Optics

Problem Description

Incorrect programming on ONS-SE-Z1 causes the Mismatched Equipment Attributes (MEA) alarm and traffic impacts when ONS-SE-Z1 units are configured for multirate mode in ONS 15600, 15454-MRC-2.5G4=, 15454-MRC-4=, 15454-MRC-I-12=, 15454-MRC-I-4= line cards.

Background

ONS-SE-Z1, which shipped from June 6th 2013 to Dec 31st 2013, has an incorrect Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) value that does not allow the multirate mode to configure.

All Optics (10-1971-04) shipped after Jan 1st 2014 are good.

Problem Symptoms

If ONS-SE-Z1 (Part number 10-1971-03) is used with the listed cards in multirate mode, it triggers an MEA alarm, and traffic does not flow. However, the problem is not encountered in single rate mode.

Workaround/Solution

ONS-SE-Z1 works fine in single rate mode. However, if the user changes to multirate mode with the listed cards, a traffic impact is observed. Customers must verify the impacted units with the procedure provided in the How to Identify Hardware Levels section.

If an ONS-SE-Z1 fails due to the issue described in this field notice, Cisco requests that customers follow the Cisco Return Material Authorization (RMA) process in order to request replacement of the failed units.

How To Identify Hardware Levels

ONS-SE-Z1 Optics can be identified in two ways:

  • Physical check of the label:




  • Check the GUI Inventory via CTC.



For More Information

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