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Cisco 7500 Series Routers

Field Notice: Cisco IOS 11.3(1) and 11.3(1)T Cisco7500 Deferral (CSCdj46324)


February 4, 1998


Introduction

Failures have been observed on the Cisco 7500 Series RSP processor while attempting to communicate with a slave router in a dual RSP configuration (HSA feature). When using Cisco IOS 11.3(1) or 11.3(1)T, the Cisco7500 HSA feature may cause a router to reload when a configuration is autosyncing.

For more information, refer to Cisco bug ID CSCdj46324 (registered customers only) .

Products Affected

Cisco 70x0 with RSP7000 and Cisco 75xx routers:

Series

Products

Comments

Cisco7500 Series

RSP2 (=)

RSP4 (=)

Only with Dual RSPs (HSA feature)

Images Affected

Cisco IOS 11.3 and 11.3T rsp images:

Major Release

Maintenance

Images

Comments

11.3

11.3(1)

rsp-*

Only with Dual RSPs (HSA feature)

11.3T

11.3(1)T

rsp-*

Only with Dual RSPs (HSA feature)

Problem Description

For more information, refer to Cisco bug ID CSCdj46324 (registered customers only) .

When an RSP Slave reset occurs, the Slave IPC queue is not reset properly. Symptoms of this issue include IPC Error messages when a user tries to:

  • autosync Master and Slave configurations

  • issue Flash commands

  • issue the show stack command

  • issue any other command that uses the IPC system to communicate between the Master and Slave RSP in a dual RSP system

RSP Slave resets can occur whenever a cbus complex occurs:

Router#>
Router#>wr
% Slave config open failed (-3002)

Building configuration...
[OK]
% Cannot communicate boot variable to slave
% Cannot communicate boot variable to slave
% Cannot communicate boot variable to slave
Router#>

Background

Cisco IOS 11.3(1) RSP series orders received at Cisco manufacturing after January 22, 1998 may be shipped with Cisco IOS 11.2(10a)P1. This will continue until a fix for CSCdj46324 is implemented in maintenance release 11.3(2).

Workaround

None. Recommend using Cisco IOS 11.2(10a)P1 until the issue is resolved.

Solution

CSCdj46324 will be implemented in Cisco IOS 11.3(2) and 11.3(2)T.

Cisco IOS 11.3 and 11.3T RSP image solutions for CSCdj46324:

Major Release

Maintenance

CCO date

Images

11.3

11.3(2)

Mar. 2, 1998

rsp-*

11.3T

11.3(2)T

Mar. 2, 1998

rsp-*

For More Information

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