Cisco ONS 15300 Series

Inventory Failure on ONS 15305 - AC 230V Module Installation

Document ID: 60564

Updated: Feb 02, 2005



This document describes one of the reasons why the Cisco ONS 15305 can generate an inventory failure error message, and provides the solution.



Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of these topics:

  • Cisco ONS 15305

  • Cisco Edge Craft

Components Used

The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:

  • Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 1.1.0

  • Cisco Edge Craft Software Release 1.1

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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Background Information

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 software.

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 appears.

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).

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 1.1.0:

  1. Download the System Controller software (45004-77xx_PM_EDnn.bin).

  2. Switch the bank, and reboot.

  3. Download the complete Network Release (55004-01xx_PM_EDnn.def).

  4. Switch the bank and reboot.

Related Information

Updated: Feb 02, 2005
Document ID: 60564