This document describes one of the reasons why the Cisco ONS 15305 can
generate an inventory failure error message, and provides the
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Cisco ONS 15305
Cisco Edge Craft
The information in this document is based on these software and
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
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A bank is a memory location in Cisco ONS 15305 where software and
firmware are stored.
There are two banks. One stores the running software, and the other
stores the backup software version. The backup software version can either be
newly loaded software that awaits to be made active, or can be existing system
You can download Cisco ONS 15305 Release 1.1.0 from the
ONS 15305 Software Download page
(registered customers only)
After you install an AC 230V power module on a Cisco ONS 15305 that
runs Software Release1.0.0, an inventory failure error message
appears (see figure 1). The problem persists even
if you upgrade to Software Release 1.1.0. The error message still
Note: Release 1.1.x and later support the AC 230V power module.
Figure 1 – Inventory Failure Error Message
Load ONS 15305 Release 1.1.0 after you install the 230V module. Release
1.1.0 contains system control software files, which end with .bin. Release
1.1.0 also contains a network release file which ends with .def (see
Figure 2 – ONS 15305 Release 1.1.0 Files
In order to successfully upgrade from Release 1.0.0 to 1.1.0, you must
load both types of file to the Cisco Edge Craft tool from the TFTP server with
the help of the procedure in this document. The Release Notes for Release 1.1.0
also outlines this procedure.
Note: You must follow the correct sequence.
Complete these steps in order to load ONS 15305 Release
Download the System Controller software
Switch the bank, and reboot.
Download the complete Network Release
Switch the bank and reboot.