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Cisco 3600 Series Multiservice Platforms

Cisco 3600 T1/E1 PRI Module Upgrade


October 31, 1997


Products Affected

NM-1CT1, NM-2CT1, NM-1CT1-CSU, NM-2CT1-CSU, NM-1CE1B, NM-2CE1B, NM-1CE1U, NM-2CE1U

RCN

R97-2182, R97-3415

Problem Description

The T1/E1 Network Modules for the 3600 need to be upgraded in order to be used with the digital modem network modules (NM-6DM, NM-12DM, NM-18DM, NM-24DM, NM-30DM). If you do not plan to use the T1/E1 network module with digital modems, this upgrade is not necessary. If you use a T1/E1 Network Module that has not been upgraded in a Cisco 3600 system with digital modems, you will get an error message when the router boots similar to this:

The T1 or E1 network module in slot 0 is incompatible with the digital modems installed in the router.

Workaround/Solution

The revisions of the network modules with the fix are listed in Table 1. You can examine the network module revision on the network module itself, or via the Cisco IOS show diag command.

Table 1. Network Module Revisions

Module

Old Revisions

Fixed Revision

NM-1CT1

800-01226-01, 800-01226-02

800-01226-03

NM-2CT1

800-01227-01, 800-01227-02

800-01227-03

NM-1CT1-CSU

800-01228-01, 800-01228-02

800-01228-03

NM-2CT1-CSU

800-01229-01, 800-01229-02

800-01229-03

NM-1CE1B

800-01234-01, 800-01234-02

800-01234-03

NM-2CE1B

800-01235-01, 800-01235-02

800-01235-03

NM-1CE1U

800-02116-01, 800-02116-02

800-02116-03

NM-2CE1U

800-02117-01, 800-02117-02

800-02117-03

The following is an example of the show diag command issued on a 3640 with a NM-1CT1-CSU in slot 3. This network module needs to be upgraded in order to support digital modems:

Slot 3:
        CT1 (CSU) port adapter, 1 port
        Port adapter is analyzed 
        Port adapter insertion time unknown
        Hardware revision 1.0           Board revision A0
        Serial number     4152626       Part number    800-01228-01
        Test history      0x0           RMA number     00-00-00
        EEPROM format version 1
        EEPROM contents (hex):
          0x20: 01 26 01 00 00 3F 5D 32 50 04 CC 01 00 00 00 00
          0x30: 50 00 00 00 96 11 04 17 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF

The part number needs to be upgraded to 800-01228-03 in order to support digital modems.

Requesting an Upgrade

Request an upgrade to your T1/E1 network modules, use the CCO upgrade agent. If you do not have access to the upgrade agent, please send an email to upgrades-info@cisco.com with the following information:

  • Customer Name

  • Phone Number

  • Ship to Address

  • Network Module Product Number(s) and Quantity

  • Original Sales Order Number

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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