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Cisco IGX 8400 Series Switches

Field Notice 980514: UFM-U Firmware Y.A.A or UFM-C Firmware Z.A.E. or Earlier Do Not Pass Frame Lengths of 5 Bytes or Less


May 13, 1998


Bug Details

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View bug details for CSCdj49811 (registered customers only) (UFM-C and UFM-U).

Products Affected

IGX Universal Frame Relay Module U (UFM-U) and IGX-UFM-C

Problem Description

The UFM-U and UFM-C equipped with firmware Y.A.A or Z.A.E, respectively, discard frames of 5 bytes or less at the ingress to the port. This restricts the UFM Frame Forwarding function to protocols that do not use frames shorter than 6 bytes.

Problem Symptoms

The symptoms include ingress frame discards (use the dspchstats <slot.port.dlci> and dspportstats <slot.port> commands to observe discards), failed links on SNA connections, and data links that come up and then drop other types of data discontinuities.

Workaround/Solution

Solution

The solution is to upgrade the firmware on the UFM-C or UFM-U to support short frame sizes. The correct firmware to load on the IGX-UFM-C is Z.A.F or later. The correct firmware to load on the IGX-UFM-U is Y.A.B or later.

Workaround

The workaround is to use the IGX Frame Relay Module (IGX-FRM) or IGX-FRM-31 until the UFM-C or UFM-U can be upgraded.

Recommendation

Obtain the UFM-C or UFM-U firmware from CCO by visiting URL: http://www.cisco.com. Using your CCO account User ID and password to log in, go to Software and Support, then to the Software Center. Download UFM-C firmware Y.A.B or later and/or download UFM-U firmware Z.A.F or later.

Related Field Notice

Field Notice 980515 ALM/B with Firmware C.B.C or Earlier Cannot Pass Frame Lengths of 6 Bytes or Less.

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