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Release Notes for Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Memory Recommendations

Supported Hardware

Determining the Software Version

Feature Set Tables

New and Changed Information

New Hardware and Software Features from Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1 to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5

New Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

Call Admission Control for H.323 VoIP Gateways

H.323 Scalability and Interoperability Enhancements

Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services

V.44 LZJH Compression

V.92 Modem on Hold

V.92 Quick Connect

Software Solutions in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

Cisco Wholesale Voice Solution

Cisco SS7 Interconnect for Voice Gateways Solution 1.3

Software Features Ported from Other Platforms in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Gateway

ISDN/SIP/CAS Internetworking

SIP Gateway Support for Third Party Call Control (CSCdr32290)

SIP User Agent MIB

Call Admission Control for H.323 VoIP Gateways

H.323 Scalability and Interoperability Enhancements

MIBs

Current MIBs

Deprecated and Replacement MIBs

Limitations and Restrictions

Important Notes

Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) Interface Port Clock Reference

H.323 and SIP Coexistence

H.323 Features

SIP Features

Other Features

FastNet Interface Configuration Issues

Field Notices and Bulletins

Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release12.2(2) XA5

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release12.2(2) XA5

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Feature Modules

Feature Navigator

Cisco IOS Software Documentation Set

Documentation Modules

Cisco IOS Release 12.1 Documentation Set

Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

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Release Notes for Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA


April 10, 2002

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5

78-13329-01 Rev. H0

These release notes for the Cisco AS5350 universal gateway describe the enhancements provided in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5. These release notes are updated as needed.

For a list of the software caveats that apply to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5, see Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA .

Cisco recommends that you view the Field Notices for this release to see if your software or hardware platforms are affected. If you have an account with Cisco.com, you can find Field Notices at http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/770/index.shtml. If you do not have a Cisco.com login account, you can find Field Notices at http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/770/index.shtml.

Contents

These release notes describe the following topics:

Introduction

System Requirements

New and Changed Information

MIBs

Limitations and Restrictions

Important Notes

Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Introduction

The Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway is the only one-rack-unit, two, four, or eight PRI gateway that provides universal services— data, voice, and fax services on any service, any port. The Cisco AS5350 offers high performance and high reliability in a compact, modular design. This cost-effective platform is ideally suited for Internet service providers (ISPs) and enterprises that require innovative universal services.

For information on new features and Cisco IOS commands supported by Cisco IOS 
Release 12.2(2) XA5, see the "New and Changed Information" section and the "Obtaining Technical Assistance" section.

System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2 and includes the following sections:

Memory Recommendations

Supported Hardware

Determining the Software Version

Feature Set Tables

Memory Recommendations

Table 1 Memory Recommendations for the Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway 

Image Name
Software Image
Recommended
Flash Memory
Recommended
DRAM Memory
Runs
From

IP Plus

c5350-is-mz

32 MB

128 MB

RAM

IPPlus IPSec 56

c5350-ik8s-mz

32 MB

128 MB

RAM

Enterprise Plus

c5350-js-mz

32 MB

128 MB

RAM

Enterprise Plus IPSec 56

c5350-jk8s-mz

32 MB

128 MB

RAM


Supported Hardware

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 supports the Cisco AS5350. Table 2 lists the interfaces and supported dial feature cards.

For detailed descriptions of the new hardware features, see the "New and Changed Information" section.

For additional information about supported hardware for this platform and release, please refer to the Hardware/Software Compatibility Matrix in the Cisco Software Advisor at the following location:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/front.x/Support/HWSWmatrix/hwswmatrix.cgi

Table 2 Supported Interfaces for the Cisco AS5350 

Interfaces and Dial Feature Cards
Product Description
Dial Feature Cards

AS535-DFC-60NP

AS535-DFC-108NP

LAN Interfaces

Fast Ethernet 10/100BaseT (RJ-45)

Trunk/Backhaul Interface Options

2PRI CT1/CE1 DFC
Two 8MB Serial ports

4PRI CT1/CE1 DFC

8PRI CT1/CE1 DFC


Determining the Software Version

To determine the version of Cisco IOS software running on your Cisco AS5350, log in to the Cisco AS5350 and enter the show version EXEC command:

router> show version
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software 
IOS (tm) 12.2 Software (c5350-is-mz), Version 12.2(2) XA5, RELEASE SOFTWARE

Feature Set Tables

The Cisco IOS software is packaged in feature sets consisting of software images—depending on the platform. Each feature set contains a specific set of Cisco IOS features.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 is based on the following releases:

Cisco IOS Release 12.1(3) XQ

Cisco IOS Release 12.1(5) XM

All features in the above releases are in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5. Their features are listed in the Feature Set Tables sections of the following release notes:

Release Notes for Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways for Cisco IOS Release 12.1 XQ at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121relnt/5350/rn5350xq.htm

Release Notes for Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways for Cisco IOS Release 12.1 XM at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121relnt/5350/rn5350xm.htm


Caution Cisco IOS images with strong encryption (including, but not limited to, 168-bit Triple Data Encryption Standard [3DES] data encryption feature sets) are subject to United States government export controls and have limited distribution. Strong encryption images to be installed outside the United States are likely to require an export license. Customer orders may be denied or subject to delay because of United States government regulations. When applicable, purchaser and user must obtain local import and use authorizations for all encryption strengths. Please contact your sales representative or distributor for more information, or send an e-mail to export@cisco.com.

Table 3 lists the features and feature sets supported by the Cisco AS5350 in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 and uses the following conventions:

Yes—The feature is supported in the software image.

No—The feature is not supported in the software image.

In—The number in the "In" column indicates the Cisco IOS release in which the feature was introduced.


Note These release notes are not cumulative and only list features that are new to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5.


Table 3 Feature List by Feature Set for the Cisco AS5350

Feature
In
Software Images by Feature Set
 
 
IP
Plus
IP
Plus
IPSec 56
Enter-
prise
Plus
Enter-
prise
Plus
IPSec 56
Dial

Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

V.44 LZJH Compression

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

V.92 Modem on Hold

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

V.92 Quick Connect

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Quality of Service

Call Admission Control for H.323 VoIP Gateways

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Voice

Cisco SS7 Interconnect for Voice Gateways Solution 1.3

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco Wholesale Voice Solution

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enhancements to SIP for VoIP on Cisco Access Platforms, see Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Gateway

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

H.323 Scalability and Interoperability Enhancements

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ISDN/SIP/CAS Internetworking

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Gateway

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SIP Gateway Support for Third Party Call Control (CSCdr32290)

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SIP User Agent MIB

12.2(2) XA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


New and Changed Information

The following sections list the new hardware and software features supported by the Cisco AS5350 for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5.

New Hardware and Software Features from Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1 to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5

No new hardware and software features are supported by the Cisco AS5350 from Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1 to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5.

New Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

The following new software features are supported in the Cisco AS5350 for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA.

Call Admission Control for H.323 VoIP Gateways

Before the call admission control feature, gateways did not have a mechanism to gracefully prevent calls from entering when certain resources were not available to process the call. This causes the new call to fail with unreported behavior, and could potentially cause the calls that are in progress to have quality related problems.

This feature set provides the ability to support resource-based call admission control processes. These resources include system resources such as CPU, memory, and call volume, and interface resources such as call volume.

If system resources are not available to admit the call, two kinds of actions are provided: system denial (which busyouts all of T1 or E1) or per call denial (which disconnects, hairpins, or plays a message or tone). If the interface-based resource is not available to admit the call, the call is dropped from the session protocol (such as H.323).

User Selected Threshold

This feature allows a user to configure call admission thresholds for local resources as well as memory and CPU resources. The list of local resources that are configured for call admission are described in the command description of call threshold poll-interval.

With the call admission command, a user is allowed to configure two thresholds, high and low, for each resource. Call treatment is triggered when the current value of a resource goes beyond the configured high. The call treatment remains in effect until current resource value falls below the configured low. Having high and low thresholds prevents call admission flapping and provides hysteresis in call admission decision making.

With the call spike command, a user is allowed to configure the limit for incoming calls during a specified time period. A call spike is the term for when a large number of incoming calls arrive from the PSTN in a very short period of time (for example:100 incoming calls in 10 milliseconds).

Configurable Call Treatment

With the call treatment command, users are allowed to select how the call should be treated when local resources are not available to handle the call. For example, when the current resource value for any one of the configured triggers for call admission has reached beyond the configured threshold, the call treatment choices are as follows:

TDM hairpinning — Hairpins the calls through the POTS dial peer.

Reject — Disconnects the call.

Play message or tone — Plays a configured message or tone to the user.

Resource Unavailable Signaling

This feature set supports the autobusyout feature where channels are busied out when local resources are not available to handle the call.

Autobusyout is supported on both channel associated signaling (CAS) and Primary Rate Interface (PRI) channels.

CAS — Uses busyout to signal "local resources are unavailable."

PRI — Uses either service messages or disconnect with correct cause-code to signal "resources are unavailable."

PSTN Fallback

The goal of PSTN fallback is to monitor congestion in the IP network and either redirect calls to the PSTN or reject calls based on the network congestion. Calls can be re-routed to an alternate IP destination or to the PSTN if the IP network is found unsuitable for voice traffic at that time. The user defines the congestion thresholds based on the configured network. This functionality enables the service provider to give a reasonable guarantee about the quality of the conversation to their VoIP users at the time of call admission.


Note PSTN fallback does not provide assurances that a VoIP call that proceeds over the IP network is protected from the effects of congestion. This is the function of the other Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms such as IP Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) priority or low latency queuing (LLQ).


PSTN fallback includes the following features:

Offers flexibility to define the congestion thresholds based on the network.

Defines a threshold based on Calculated Planning Impairment Factor (ICPIF), which is derived as part of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) G.113.

Defines a threshold based solely on packet delay and loss measurements.

Uses Response Time Reporter (RTR) probes to provide packet delay, jitter, and loss information for the relevant IP addresses. Based on the packet loss, delay, and jitter encountered by these probes, an ICPIF or delay and loss values are calculated.

Is supported by calls of any codec. Only G.729 and G.711 have accurately simulated probes. Calls of all other codecs are emulated by a G.711 probe.

For details, please see http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122newft/122limit/122x/122xa/122xa_2/ft_pfavb.htm.

H.323 Scalability and Interoperability Enhancements

The Cisco H.323 Scalability and Interoperability Enhancements feature upgrades the Cisco H.323 Gatekeeper (GK) and Cisco H.323 Gateway to comply with H.323 Version 3. The enhancements in this release include:

Support for mandatory H.323 Version 3 elements in the gateway and GK, including:

multipleCalls

maintainConnection

alternateTransportAddresses

useSpecifiedTransport

Support for H.225 call signalling over UDP.

Address resolution using border elements (BE).

Support for bandwidth request (BRQ) messages.

Support for concurrent calls over a single H.225 call signalling channel.

For details, please see http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122newft/122limit/122x/122xa/122xa_2/ft323sca.htm.

Universal Port Resource Pooling for Voice and Data Services

Cisco Resource Pool Manager (RPM) enables telephone companies and Internet service providers (ISPs) to share resources for wholesale and retail network services in a single network access server (NAS) or across multiple NAS stacks. With Cisco RPM, service providers can count, control, and manage resources and provide accounting for shared resources when implementing different service-level agreements.

For details, please see http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122newft/122limit/122x/122xa/122xa_2/ftuprp.htm.

V.44 LZJH Compression

V.44 LZJH is a new compression standard based on Lempel-Ziv that uses a new string-matching algorithm that increases upload and download speeds to make Internet access and Web browsing faster. The V.44 call success rate (CSR) is similar to V.42bis with significant compression improvement for most file types, including HTML files. V.44 applies more millions of instructions per second (MIPS) than V.42bis toward the same application data stream and yields better compression rates in almost any data stream in which V.42bis shows positive results.

V.44 supports automatic switching between compressed and transparent modes on NextPort DFC-108NP-bearing platforms. Automatic switching allows overall performance gain without loss in throughput for file streams that are not compressible.

V.44 is globally controlled through dialed number ID service (DNIS), calling line ID (CLID), and resource pool manager server (RPMS) virtual groups, and performance improvement is determined by the LZJH algorithms. The NextPort Dial Feature Card (DFC) is responsible for the ITU implementation of V.44 and the collection of statistics related to the new feature.

To support V.44 LZJH compression, the control switch module (CSM) has been modified. MIBs that show the status of V.42bis have been extended to show V.44 configuration status. New disconnect reasons help manage V.44 session status and debugging.

For details, please see http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122newft/122limit/122x/122xa/122xa_2/ft_v44.htm.

V.92 Modem on Hold

V.92 Modem on Hold allows a dial-in customer to suspend a modem session to answer an incoming voice call or to place an outgoing call while engaged in a modem session. When the dial-in customer uses Modem on Hold to suspend an active modem session to engage in an incoming voice call, the Internet service provider (ISP) modem listens to the original modem connection and waits for the dial-in customer's modem to resume the connection. When the voice call ends, the modem signals the telephone system to end the second call and return to the original modem connection, then the modem signals the ISP modem that it is ready to resume the modem call. Both modems renegotiate the connection, and the original exchange of data continues.

For details, please see http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122newft/122limit/122x/122xa/122xa_2/ftv92moh.htm.

V.92 Quick Connect

V.92 Quick Connect speeds up the client-to-server startup negotiation, reducing the overall connect time up to 30 percent. The client modem retains line condition information and characteristics of the connection to the Internet service provider (ISP), which reduces connect time by avoiding some of the initial signal handshaking.

For details, please see http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122newft/122limit/122x/122xa/122xa_2/ftv92qc.htm.

Software Solutions in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

The following solutions are supported in the Cisco AS5350 for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA:

Cisco Wholesale Voice Solution

The Cisco Wholesale Voice Solution provides service providers (SPs) with the required architecture design, network components, software features, functional areas, and provisioning methodologies needed to run a VoIP wholesale service. With an understanding of the concepts underlying the architecture, including interconnect topologies, components, and a variety of important issues that must be considered, the SP can then deploy options from a set of configuration templates. The result is a wholesale network that allows the SP to sell unbranded voice services to retailers, such as Internet telephony service providers (ITSPs), application service providers (ASPs), interexchange carriers (IXCs), or Post Telephone and Telegraph administrations (PTTs).

For details, please see http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel7/soln/wv_rel1/wsv_rn.htm.

Cisco SS7 Interconnect for Voice Gateways Solution 1.3

The Cisco SS7 Interconnect for Voice Gateways Solution is a distributed system that provides SS7 connectivity for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) access gateways by using the Cisco Signaling Controller (also referred to as the Cisco SC2200 product) and the access gateways as a bridge from the H.323 IP network to the PSTN network. This solution interacts over the IP network with other Cisco H.323 VoIP access gateways. In addition, the Cisco SS7 Interconnect for Voice Gateways Solution can interoperate with H.323 endpoints, using non-SS7 signaling such as ISDN PRI and channelized T1.

Software Features Ported from Other Platforms in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

The following features have been previously released on other Cisco access servers and high availability platforms. Therefore the individual platform name may not be referenced for the Universal Gateways. Other differences may exist for the various platforms that are documented. For example, the Universal Gateways use SPE software and do not use VCWare. Please note the following discrepancies when referencing the feature modules:

The AS5350 does not support the Mica Modem Card, Metrocom Modem Card, or VoIP Feature Card. Voice and modem functions are provided by the Universal Port Dial Feature Card running SPE firmware. See the Cisco AS5400 Card Installation Guide for more information.

All references to the AS5350 in these documents apply to the AS5400 platform with the following exceptions:

Use the AS535-DFC-108NP card instead of the Mica or Microcom modem cards.

Use the dial feature card (DFC) instead of voice feature cards (VFC).

Use SPE firmware instead of portware or VCWare.

Run Cisco IOS Release software, for VoIP functionality, that is compatible with the recommended Cisco IOS version software in your platform software configuration guide.

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Gateway

The SIP Gateway consists of the SIP feature, which is an alternative to H.323 Enhancements to the SIP for VoIP on Cisco Access Platforms feature that adds call transfer and call hold capabilities and more headers to the SIP feature

For details, please see the following chapters in Configuring Voice Video, and Fax of the Cisco IOS 12.2 Documentation Set:

Configuring Session Initiation Protocol for Voice Over IP

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122cgcr/fvvfax_c/vvfsip.htm

Session Initiation Protocol for Voice over IP on Cisco Access Platforms

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121newft/121t/121t1/0251clmb.htm

ISDN/SIP/CAS Internetworking

Please see Interworking Signaling Enhancements for H.323 and SIP VoIP at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121newft/121t/121t5/dt4t323.htm.

SIP Gateway Support for Third Party Call Control (CSCdr32290)

This feature adds SDP changes for third party call control in SIP for click-to-dial, mid-call announcements, voice mail, and a timed conference bridge initiation.

For further details, please see SIP Gateway Support for Third Party Call Control at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121rel/sipcfs/caribou.htm.

SIP User Agent MIB

The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) User agent client and user agent server should be manageable by an SNMP-based network management platform, such as Cisco Voice Manager. The SIP MIB has been defined, will be submitted to the IETF and will be implemented on those platforms.

To obtain lists of supported MIBs by platform and Cisco IOS release, and to download MIB modules, go to the Cisco MIB web site on Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml.

Call Admission Control for H.323 VoIP Gateways

See Call Admission Control for H.323 VoIP Gateways.

H.323 Scalability and Interoperability Enhancements

See H.323 Scalability and Interoperability Enhancements.

MIBs

Current MIBs

To obtain lists of supported MIBs by platform and Cisco IOS release, and to download MIB modules, go to the Cisco MIB website on Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml.

Deprecated and Replacement MIBs

Old Cisco Management Information Bases (MIBs) will be replaced in a future release. Currently, OLD-CISCO-* MIBs are being converted into more scalable MIBs—without affecting existing Cisco IOS products or NMS applications. You can update from deprecated MIBs to the replacement MIBs as shown in Table 4.

Table 4 Deprecated and Replacement MIBs 

Deprecated MIB
Replacement

OLD-CISCO-APPLETALK-MIB

RFC1243-MIB

OLD-CISCO-CHASSIS-MIB

ENTITY-MIB

OLD-CISCO-CPUK-MIB

To be determined

OLD-CISCO-DECNET-MIB

To be determined

OLD-CISCO-ENV-MIB

CISCO-ENVMON-MIB

OLD-CISCO-FLASH-MIB

CISCO-FLASH-MIB

OLD-CISCO-INTERFACES-MIB

IF-MIB CISCO-QUEUE-MIB

OLD-CISCO-IP-MIB

To be determined

OLD-CISCO-MEMORY-MIB

CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB

OLD-CISCO-NOVELL-MIB

NOVELL-IPX-MIB

OLD-CISCO-SYS-MIB

(Compilation of other OLD* MIBs)

OLD-CISCO-SYSTEM-MIB

CISCO-CONFIG-COPY-MIB

OLD-CISCO-TCP-MIB

CISCO-TCP-MIB

OLD-CISCO-TS-MIB

To be determined

OLD-CISCO-VINES-MIB

CISCO-VINES-MIB

OLD-CISCO-XNS-MIB

To be determined


Limitations and Restrictions

The MICA and Microcom modems are not supported on the Cisco AS5350. Both modem and voice services are supported by using the NextPort dial feature card.

Important Notes

The following sections contain important notes about Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 that can apply to the Cisco AS5350.

Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) Interface Port Clock Reference

The BITS interface port requires a T1 line composite clock reference set at 1.544 MHz and an E1 line composite clock reference set at 2.048 MHz.

H.323 and SIP Coexistence

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(2) XA provides support for session initiation protocol (SIP) and H.323 coexistence on the Cisco IOS gateway. SIP and H.323 coexistence is supported for the Cisco AS5300 and Cisco AS5350 platforms. The following H.323, SIP, and other features function simultaneously on the Cisco IOS gateway.

H.323 Features

Cisco SS7 Interconnect for Voice Gateways Solution features

Netspeak interoperability (Internet call waiting)

PC to phone interoperability (Click to dial)

Netspeak Cleartoken object ID (OID)

Q.SIG

Call deflection (H.450.3)

Call transfer (H.450.2)

H.235 call security

Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) tunneling

Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) fallback based on Voice Over IP (VoIP) network congestion

Call admission control; programmable call treatment

T.38 fax relay and fax relay reliability

Time division multiplex (TDM) hairpinning

Programmable interactive voice response (IVR)

Rotary dial peers

Alternate gatekeeper support on the gateway

Multiple redirecting numbers (RDNs)

IP address bind

New resource availability indication (RAI) algorithm

Frame size negotiation

Codec negotiation and support

SIP Features

SIP via user datagram protocol (UDP)

Primary rate interface (PRI)

Call transfer

Call hold

UDP connected socket

Privacy indicator

Mapping PRI within 180/183 SIP messaging

Call control redirect/diversion

Domain name server (DNS)

Codec negotiation and support

Other Features

Call history

Quality of Service: IP precedence and Priority Queue Weighted Fair Queuing (PQWFQ)

AAA/Radius server

Network side PRI for 5ESS, DMS100, NI2, and NET5 switch types

FastNet Interface Configuration Issues

Voice testing with the Cisco AS5350 and the FastNet interface requires the following configurations:

The config set must be:

speed auto
duplex auto

Fast switching must remain at its default ip route-cache configuration.

Field Notices and Bulletins

Field Notices—Cisco recommends that you view the Field Notices for this release to see if your software or hardware platforms are affected. If you have an account with Cisco.com, you can find Field Notices at: http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/770/index.shtml. If you do not have a Cisco.com login account, you can find Field Notices at http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/770/index.shtml.

Product Bulletins—If you have an account with Cisco.com, you can find Product Bulletins at http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/cc/general/bulletin/index.shtml. If you do not have a Cisco.com login account, you can find Product Bulletins at http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/general/bulletin/iosw/index.shtml.

What's Hot for IOS Releases: Cisco IOS 12.1—What's Hot for IOS Releases: Cisco IOS 12.1 provides information about caveats that are related to deferred software images for Cisco IOS Release 12.1. If you have an account with Cisco.com, you can access What's Hot for IOS Releases: Cisco IOS 12.1 at http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-ios.shtml or by logging in and selecting Software Center: Cisco IOS Software.

What's New for IOS — What's New for IOS lists recently posted Cisco IOS software releases and software releases that have been removed from Cisco.com. If you have an account with Cisco.com you can access What's New for IOS at http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-ios.shtml or by logging in and selecting Software Center: Cisco IOS Software.

Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco IOS software releases. Severity 1 caveats are the most serious caveats; severity 2 caveats are less serious. Severity 3 caveats are moderate caveats, and only select severity 3 caveats are included in the caveats document.

This section contains only open and resolved caveats for the current Cisco IOS maintenance release.

All caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(3) XQ, and Cisco IOS Release 12.1(5) XM are also in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5.

For information on caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(3) XQ see the "Caveats" section in the Release Notes for Cisco AS5350 Universal gateways for Cisco IOS Release 12.1 XQ at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121relnt/5350/rn5350xq.htm

For information on caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(5) XM see the "Caveats" section in the Release Notes for Cisco AS5350 Universal gateways for Cisco IOS Release 12.1 XM at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios121/121relnt/5350/rn5350xm.htm.

Caveat numbers and brief descriptions of caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 are listed in Table 5. For details about a particular caveat, go to Bug Toolkit at:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl

To access this location, you must have an account on Cisco.com. If you have forgotten or lost your account information, e-mail the Contact Database Administration group at cdbadmin@cisco.com. If you do not have an account on Cisco.com, go to http://www.cisco.com/register and follow the directions to establish an account.


Note If you have an account with Cisco.com, you can also use the Bug Toolkit to find select caveats of any severity. To reach the Bug Toolkit, log in to Cisco.com and click Service & Support: Software Center: Cisco IOS Software: BUG TOOLKIT. Another option is to go to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.


Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release12.2(2) XA5

There are no open caveats specific to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 that require documentation in the release notes.

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release12.2(2) XA5

All the caveats listed in Table 5 are resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5. This section describes only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 5 Resolved Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA5

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdw65903

An error can occur with management protocol processing. Please use the following URL for further information:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/bugtool/onebug.pl?bugid=CSCdw65903


Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

All the caveats listed in Table 6 are open in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 6 Open Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA4 

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdv63891

ISDN overlap-receiving call fails - Failed to vdev_allocate

CSCdv26918

AS5400/5350: Transponder COT fails with DMS switch

CSCdv50182

Router crash during fax load run.

CSCdv86433

Pre-auth route voice calls to radius server for data.

CSCdv75890

Interruptions in FE interface leads to memory leak in 5400

CSCdv84404

SPE recovery port-action recovery does not seemed to work

CSCdv89007

5400 Crashed on WSD with teardown/setup at 9cps

CSCdv76568

ASSERTION FAILED /as/if_as_tsp.c lin 250, TDM switching CAS to SS7

CSCdv11344

Call threshold total-calls does not account modem/digital calls

CSCdv83185

AAA preauth caused low CSR for voice calls

CSCdv33993

As5400 reloads with Bus error Exception

CSCdv57090

AS5350 does not compress outbound traffic when configd for MPPC

CSCdv80024

Controllers bounce when Nas loaded with hairpin calls

CSCdw00536

Info digits received in the ingress FGD trunk is passed to egress

CSCdv42032

Shutdown to a NFAS serial interface deletes the D-channel.

CSCdu63658

DS0s/NFAS groups do not retrieve after reload or contr shut/noshut

CSCdv04500

as5400: NAS sends invalid calling number for TDM hairpinned calls.


Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

All the caveats listed in Table 7 are resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 7 Resolved Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA4 

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdv39711

Outbound modem calls fail with %CSM-1-NO_VDEV: No modems associated:

CSCdu06427

Cleanup fix for CSCdt11503

CSCdv56410

Incorrect DiscwithPI handling causes memory leak and crash

CSCdv65099

OLI-SIP:5400 platform fails to pass valid FG-D oli information

CSCdu81936

Received gratuitous ARP overwrites interface MAC address in ARP tbl

CSCdv42346

All DSLs except primary advertised as OOS in GSM after RLM reinit

CSCdv43578

SIP: Incorrect Timestamps in SIP msgs

CSCdv48261

Improvements to dynamic acls for ios fw

CSCdv45770

Hairpinning fails TDM HPM CALL INFO QUE is empty

CSCdv24237

After CAC threshold is crossed calls that are dropped left IS Idle

CSCdv50143

Nas crashes with arithmetic exception while hairpinning calls

CSCdv35992

IP addresses from ip local pool not freed after user disconnects

CSCdv35240

SNMP set command sent to T3 & T1 controller adds blank descr command

CSCdu87662

AS5400 reloads during stress test with process_handle_watchdog error

CSCdv57310

Calltracker: memory leak

CSCdt44593

Two L2TP tunnels for 2 users with same domain-name

CSCdu89203

Interface service indicates wrong nfas int in Group Service message

CSCdu83260

SPE 0.6.103.0 causing Exec process infinite loop for modem calls

CSCdu38797

Disabling Voice-fastpath does not stay after reload

CSCdv89981

AS5400 crashed when config ds0-group 30 on last controller

CSCdv71465

No busy tone for E1/R2 SIP call

CSCdv47983

TTY lines stuck in modem autoconfigure state

CSCdv66688

VDPN authen-before-forward is broken in 0.34.0 build

CSCdv59110

AS5400 reloaded due to memory Corruption

CSCdt97078

AS5400 crashed at call_prog_notif_fe_tcp_hostfailed

CSCdv85426

Need to Commit NextPort Firmware 2.8.5.9 into XA


Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3

There are no open caveats specific to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3 that require documentation in the release notes.

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3

All the caveats listed in Table 8 are resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 8 Resolved Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA3 

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdv41159

Remote IP address in H.323 CDR shows media instead of signaling addr


Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2

All the caveats listed in Table 9 are open in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 9 Open Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA2 

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdv26918

AS5400/5350: Transponder COT fails with DMS switch

CSCdv29253

CAC does not busy 24th channel in SS7 configuration

CSCdv41159

Remote IP address in H.323 CDR shows media instead of signaling addr

CSCdu72813

ALIGN-3-SPURIOUS: csm_check_neq_dchan_idb


Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2

All the caveats listed in Table 10 are resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 10 Resolved Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA2 

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdu72214

Nas returns wrong operation in Cot confirm message.

CSCdu72226

TDM switching makes wrong connection with RPMS enabled

CSCdu83242

Wrong data path for TDM switched synchronous 64K digital calls

CSCdu83755

Twenty-fifth TDM switched call connected to wrong inbound ds0

CSCdv01881

PPP negotiation keep running

CSCdv24190

Continuous SS7 RSC sent on busy cics despite receipt of RLC


Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

All the caveats listed in Table 11 are open in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 11 Open Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA1 

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdu42268

Signal-end-to-end is not working

CSCdu44402

ISDN holding CCBs and call confirm err after interface shut/noshut

CSCdu57102

Removing bearers on an nfas group causes nas to crash

CSCdu63658

DS0s/NFAS groups do not retrieve after reload or contr shut/noshut

CSCdu86939

Attributes 5.30 and 61 are not sent with CAS preauth request msg

CSCdv11426

Crashed at PC = 0x6036b068 clock_diff_signed64


Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

All the caveats listed in Table 12 are resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 12 Resolved Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA1 

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdt59455

vty-async virtual-template does not work with no peer default ip addr

CSCdt78894

Original stack is lost upon crash if there is another crash

CSCdt88329

port modem startup-test, test port modem back-to-back fail on AS5400

CSCdt93862

Access level issue while using Web interface

CSCdt97078

AS5400 crashed at call_prog_notif_fe_tcp_hostfailed

CSCdu08214

Calltracker MIB returns NULL for userid when DNIS/ANI is not present

CSCdu09342

ISDN network-side continuously sends RESTART after user-side reloads

CSCdu29411

CSR drop of 10-12% for E1R2 on XA w/ H323 calls only

CSCdu30345

DSP stopped collection digits - phone # with 0 length

CSCdu37882

IOS is not marking port bad after NP session abort

CSCdu44836

AS5400: Unallocated numbers(no dial-peer) connect to modem.

CSCdu46942

NU tone is not heard on ivr calls

CSCdu52551

output of sh spe shows incorrect number of free ports

CSCdu56186

H323 GW:RSVP and Signal only call cleared by TGW after ACF received

CSCdu57066

CONN_LOST event needs to be handled in ACC_FASTSTART_PROGRESS state

CSCdu57102

Removing bearers on an nfas group causes nas to crash

CSCdu57265

memory leak in EST msg processing during stress test

CSCdu57844

H.245 Memory Leak - h245InitUserCB

CSCdu59975

Glare Conditions are not detected in vtsp

CSCdu61652

E1 - R2 Signalling does not send ANI

CSCdu61720

Watchdog timeout on RADIUS process

CSCdu62482

E1 R2 is broken when call treatment configured

CSCdu62721

Candidate fails to bring up B-channels (not du42219)

CSCdu66544

%NP_VSM-3-OUT_OF_RANGE_VALUE: VAD value:20 is out of range

CSCdu70230

No data path for TDM switched Synchronous 64K digital data calls

CSCdu70661

all channels except 24th channel stay busied out after configuration

CSCdu74065

DSPless hairpin call fails if RPMS is enabled

CSCdu75796

5400 rejected the following modem calls after 16 users with 1F00

CSCdu82224

V120 calls were mis-identified as PIAFS calls

CSCdu87080

Attach domain name to TGCP

CSCdu87662

as5400 reloads during stress test with process_handle_watchdog error

CSCdu87975

Bus Error crash after doing a shut on RLM at rlm_reopen_links

CSCdu88095

after configuring NFAS, bchans do not come IS, NAS does not send GSMs

CSCdv01493

NAS Send MLP bundle ID for non-MLP VPDN call.

CSCuk21553

telnet client fails to perform DNS lookup of hostname


Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

All the caveats listed in Table 13 are open in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 13 Open Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdt78894

Original stack is lost upon crash if there is another crash.

CSCdt88329

Port modem startup test fails for 50% of modems.

CSCdu29411

CSR drop of 100-12% for E1R2 on XA with H.323 calls only.

CSCdu30415

System running on high CPU usage (100/100)

CSCdu35774

Memory leak when all RADIUS servers down (aaa_res_acct_call_setup).

CSCdu41090

Non-contiguous NFAS member interface caused B-channel to be OOS.

CSCdu46654

%SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL of 756 bytes with 440 stress calls.

CSCdu57323

Crash during reliability test (5350 - thundervoice).

CSCdu57844

H.245 Memory Leak - h.245InitUserCB.

CSCdu58212

Low cpu resources lead to a crash (mid-load stress test).

CSCdv28221

Gateway cannot accept RTP before FastStart elements received


Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

There are no resolved caveats specific to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA that require documentation in the release notes.

Related Documentation

The following sections describe the documentation available for the Cisco AS5350. These documents consist of hardware and software installation guides, Cisco IOS configuration guides and command references, system error messages, feature modules, and other documents.

Documentation is available as printed manuals or electronic documents, except for feature modules, which are available online on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM.

Use these release notes with these documents:

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Feature Modules

Feature Navigator

Cisco IOS Software Documentation Set

Release-Specific Documents

The following documents are specific to Cisco IOS Release 12.1(3) XQ and Cisco IOS Release 12.1(5) XM, which are the parent releases of Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 and are located on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM:

Cisco AS5350 Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(3) XQ and Cisco IOS Release12.1(5) XM 

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.1: Release Notes: Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.1: Release Notes: Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways

Product bulletins, field notices, and other release-specific documents on Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents

The "Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA" section

In addition to the caveats listed in "Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA" in these release notes, see the "Caveats" sections of the Release Notes for Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateway for Cisco IOS Release 12.1 XQ and Release Notes for Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways for Cisco IOS Release 12.1 XM. 

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.1: Release Notes: Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.1: Release Notes: Cisco AS5350 Universal Gateways


Note If you have an account with Cisco.com, you can also use the Bug Toolkit to find select caveats of any severity. To reach the Bug Toolkit, log in to Cisco.com and click Service & Support: Software Center: Cisco IOS Software: BUG TOOLKIT. Another option is to go to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.


Platform-Specific Documents

These documents are available for the Cisco AS5350 on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM:

Hardware Installation Documents for Cisco AS5350

Configuration Documents for Cisco AS5350

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Documents for Cisco AS5350

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco Product Documentation: Access Servers and Access Routers: Access Servers: Cisco AS5350

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Access Servers and Access Routers: Access Servers: Cisco AS5350

Feature Modules

Feature modules describe new features that are supported in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA and are updates to the Cisco IOS documentation set. A feature module consists of a brief overview of the feature, benefits, configuration tasks, and a command reference. As updates, the feature modules are available online only. Feature module information is incorporated into the next printing of the Cisco IOS documentation set.

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.1: New Feature Documentation

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.1: New Feature Documentation

Feature Navigator

Cisco Feature Navigator is a web-based tool that enables you to quickly determine which Cisco IOS software images support a specific set of features and which features are supported in a specific Cisco IOS image. You can search by feature or release. Under the release section, you can compare releases side by side to display both the features unique to each software release and the features in common.

Cisco Feature Navigator is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, you must have an account on Cisco.com. If you have forgotten or lost your account information, send a blank e-mail to cco-locksmith@cisco.com. An automatic check will verify that your e-mail address is registered with Cisco.com. If the check is successful, account details with a new random password will be e-mailed to you. Qualified users can establish an account on Cisco.com by following the directions at http://www.cisco.com/register.

Cisco Feature Navigator is updated regularly when major Cisco IOS software releases and technology releases occur. For the most current information, go to the Cisco Feature Navigator home page at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/fn

Cisco IOS Software Documentation Set

The Cisco IOS software documentation set consists of the Cisco IOS configuration guides, Cisco IOS command references, and several other supporting documents. The Cisco IOS software documentation set is shipped with your order in electronic form on the Documentation CD-ROM—unless you specifically ordered the printed versions.


Note Cisco IOS Release 12.1 documentation is referenced in this section because none of the parent releases for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 are a Cisco IOS 12.2 mainline release.


Documentation Modules

Each module in the Cisco IOS documentation set consists of one or more configuration guides and one or more corresponding command references. Chapters in a configuration guide describe protocols, configuration tasks, and Cisco IOS software functionality, and contain comprehensive configuration examples. Chapters in a command reference provide complete command syntax information. Use each configuration guide with its corresponding command reference.

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.1: Configuration Guides and Command References

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.1: Configuration Guides and Command References

Cisco IOS Release 12.1 Documentation Set

Table 14 lists the contents of the Cisco IOS Release 12.1 software documentation set, which is available in electronic form and in printed form if ordered.


Note You can find the most current Cisco IOS documentation on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM. These electronic documents may contain updates and modifications made after the hard-copy documents were printed.


On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.1

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.1

Table 14 Cisco IOS Release 12.1 Documentation Set 

Books
Major Topics

Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference

Configuration Fundamentals Overview
Cisco IOS User Interfaces
Cisco IOS File Management
Cisco IOS System Management
Cisco IOS User Interfaces Commands
Cisco IOS File Management Commands
Cisco IOS System Management Commands

Cisco IOS Bridging and IBM Networking Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Bridging and IBM Networking Command Reference, Volume I

Cisco IOS Bridging and IBM Networking Command Reference, Volume II

Using Cisco IOS Software
Overview of SNA Internetworking
Bridging
IBM Networking

Cisco IOS Dial Services Configuration Guide: Terminal Services

Cisco IOS Dial Services Configuration Guide: Network Services

Cisco IOS Dial Services Command Reference

Preparing for Dial Access
Modem Configuration and Management
ISDN and Signaling Configuration
PPP Configuration
Dial-on-Demand Routing Configuration
Dial-Backup Configuration
Terminal Service Configuration
Large-Scale Dial Solutions
Cost-Control Solutions
Virtual Private Networks
X.25 on ISDN Solutions
Telco Solutions
Dial-Related Addressing Services
Interworking Dial Access Scenarios

Cisco IOS Interface Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Interface Command Reference

Interface Configuration Overview
Configuring LAN Interfaces
Configuring Serial Interfaces
Configuring Logical Interfaces

Cisco IOS IP and IP Routing Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS IP and IP Routing Command Reference

IP Addressing and Services
IP Routing Protocols
IP Multicast

Cisco IOS AppleTalk and Novell IPX Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS AppleTalk and Novell IPX Command Reference

AppleTalk and Novell IPX Overview
Configuring AppleTalk
Configuring Novell IPX

Cisco IOS Apollo Domain, Banyan VINES, DECnet, ISO CLNS, and XNS Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Apollo Domain, Banyan VINES, DECnet, ISO CLNS, and XNS Command Reference

Apollo Domain, Banyan VINES, DECnet, ISO CLNS, and XNS Overview
Configuring Apollo Domain
Configuring Banyan VINES
Configuring DECnet
Configuring ISO CLNS
Configuring XNS

Cisco IOS Multiservice Applications Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Multiservice Applications Command Reference

Multiservice Applications Overview
Voice
Video
Broadband

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Command Reference

Quality of Service Overview
Classification
Congestion Management
Congestion Avoidance
Policing and Shaping
Signaling
Link Efficiency Mechanisms
Quality of Service Solutions

Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Security Command Reference

Security Overview
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
Security Server Protocols
Traffic Filtering and Firewalls
IP Security and Encryption
Other Security Features

Cisco IOS Switching Services Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Switching Services Command Reference

Cisco IOS Switching Services Overview
Cisco IOS Switching Paths
Cisco Express Forwarding
NetFlow Switching
Multiprotocol Label Switching
Multilayer Switching
Multicast Distributed Switching
Virtual LANs
LAN Emulation

Cisco IOS Wide-Area Networking Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Wide-Area Networking Command Reference

Wide-Area Networking Overview
Configuring ATM
Configuring Frame Relay
Configuring Frame Relay-ATM Interworking
Configuring SMDS
Configuring X.25 and LAPB

Cisco IOS Configuration Guide Master Index

Cisco IOS Command Reference Master Index

Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference

Cisco IOS Dial Services Quick Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Software System Error Messages

New Features in 12.1-Based Limited Lifetime Releases

New Features in Release 12.1 T

Release Notes (Release note and caveat documentation for 12.1-based releases and various platforms)

 


Obtaining Documentation

The following sections provide sources for obtaining documentation from Cisco Systems.

World Wide Web

You can access the most current Cisco documentation on the World Wide Web at the following sites:

http://www.cisco.com

http://www-china.cisco.com

http://www-europe.cisco.com

Documentation CD-ROM

Cisco documentation and additional literature are available in a CD-ROM package, which ships with your product. The Documentation CD-ROM is updated monthly and may be more current than printed documentation. The CD-ROM package is available as a single unit or as an annual subscription.

Ordering Documentation

Cisco documentation is available in the following ways:

Registered Cisco Direct Customers can order Cisco Product documentation from the Networking Products MarketPlace:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/index.shtml

Registered Cisco.com users can order the Documentation CD-ROM through the online Subscription Store:

http://www.cisco.com/go/subscription

Nonregistered Cisco.com users can order documentation through a local account representative by calling Cisco corporate headquarters (California, USA) at 408 526-7208 or, in North America, by calling 800 553-NETS(6387).

Documentation Feedback

If you are reading Cisco product documentation on the World Wide Web, you can submit technical comments electronically. Click Feedback in the toolbar and select Documentation. After you complete the form, click Submit to send it to Cisco.

You can e-mail your comments to bug-doc@cisco.com.

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco provides Cisco.com as a starting point for all technical assistance. Customers and partners can obtain documentation, troubleshooting tips, and sample configurations from online tools. For Cisco.com registered users, additional troubleshooting tools are available from the TAC website.

Cisco.com

Cisco.com is the foundation of a suite of interactive, networked services that provides immediate, open access to Cisco information and resources at anytime, from anywhere in the world. This highly integrated Internet application is a powerful, easy-to-use tool for doing business with Cisco.

Cisco.com provides a broad range of features and services to help customers and partners streamline business processes and improve productivity. Through Cisco.com, you can find information about Cisco and our networking solutions, services, and programs. In addition, you can resolve technical issues with online technical support, download and test software packages, and order Cisco learning materials and merchandise. Valuable online skill assessment, training, and certification programs are also available.

Customers and partners can self-register on Cisco.com to obtain additional personalized information and services. Registered users can order products, check on the status of an order, access technical support, and view benefits specific to their relationships with Cisco.

To access Cisco.com, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

The Cisco TAC website is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product or technology that is under warranty or covered by a maintenance contract.

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

If you have a priority level 3 (P3) or priority level 4 (P4) problem, contact TAC by going to the TAC website:

http://www.cisco.com/tac

P3 and P4 level problems are defined as follows:

P3—Your network performance is degraded. Network functionality is noticeably impaired, but most business operations continue.

P4—You need information or assistance on Cisco product capabilities, product installation, or basic product configuration.

In each of the above cases, use the Cisco TAC website to quickly find answers to your questions.

To register for Cisco.com, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/register/

If you cannot resolve your technical issue by using the TAC online resources, Cisco.com registered users can open a case online by using the TAC Case Open tool at the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/tac/caseopen

Contacting TAC by Telephone

If you have a priority level 1 (P1) or priority level 2 (P2) problem, contact TAC by telephone and immediately open a case. To obtain a directory of toll-free numbers for your country, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/687/Directory/DirTAC.shtml

P1 and P2 level problems are defined as follows:

P1—Your production network is down, causing a critical impact to business operations if service is not restored quickly. No workaround is available.

P2—Your production network is severely degraded, affecting significant aspects of your business operations. No workaround is available.