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Release Notes for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Cisco CRS-1

Feature Set Table

Memory Requirements

Hardware Supported

Software Compatibility

Other Firmware Support

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

Feature Set Table

Memory Requirements

Hardware Supported

Software Compatibility

Other Firmware Support

Minimum Firmware Requirement

Determining Your Software Version

New Features and Enhancements

New Software Features in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0

Cisco CRS-1 and Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Platforms

Features Specific to the Cisco CRS-1 Router

Features Specific to the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

New Hardware Features Supported in Cisco IOS XR

Important Notes

Caveats

Open Caveats—Release 3.6.0

Cisco CRS-1 and Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Caveats

Caveats Specific to the Cisco CRS-1 Router

Caveats Specific to the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

Resolved Cisco IOS XR Software PSIRT-Related Caveats

Upgrading Cisco IOS XR Software

Product Life Cycle of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6

Troubleshooting

Related Documentation

Hardware Documents

Software Documents

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Release Notes for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6


March 19, 2013

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0

Text Part Number OL-15287-05


Note For information on Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0., see "Important Notes" section.



Note You can find the most current Cisco IOS XR software documentation on the World Wide Web at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/ps5845/tsd_products_support_series_home.html. These electronic documents may contain updates and modifications. For more information on obtaining Cisco documentation, see "Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines" section.


These release notes describe the features provided in the Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 and are updated as needed.

For a list of software caveats that apply to Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0, see the "Caveats" section. The caveats are updated for every release and are located on the World Wide Web at www.cisco.com.

We recommend that you view the field notices for this release to see if your software or hardware platforms are affected at http://www.cisco.com/public/support/tac/fn_index.html.

Contents

These release notes contain the following sections:

Introduction

System Requirements

New Features and Enhancements

Important Notes

Caveats

Upgrading Cisco IOS XR Software

Product Life Cycle of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6

Troubleshooting

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Introduction

Cisco IOS XR software is a distributed operating system designed for continuous system operation combined with service flexibility and high performance.

Cisco IOS XR software provides the following features and benefits:

IP and RoutingSupports a wide range of IPv4 and IPv6 services, and routing protocols; such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), IP Multicast, Routing Policy Language (RPL), Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), or Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol features (VRRP).

BGP Prefix Independent ConvergenceProvides the ability to converge BGP routes within sub seconds instead of multiple seconds. The Forwarding Information Base (FIB) is updated, independent of a prefix, to converge multiple 100K BGP routes with the occurrence of a single failure. This convergence is applicable to both core and edge failures and with or with out MPLS. This fast convergence innovation is unique to Cisco IOS XR software.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)Supports MPLS protocols, including Traffic Engineering (TE), Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), Layer 2 Virtual Private Network (L2VPN), and Layer 3 Virtual Private Network (L3VPN).

Multicast—Provides comprehensive IP Multicast software including Source Specific Multicast (SSM). Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS-1) router supports Bidirectional Protocol Independent Multicast (BIDIR-PIM).

Quality of Service (QoS)—Supports rich QoS mechanisms including policing, marking, queuing, dropping, and shaping. Additionally, the Operating Systems support modular QoS command-line interface (MQC). MQC is used to configure various QoS features on various Cisco platforms.

Manageability—Provides industry-standard management interfaces including modular command-line interface (CLI), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and native Extensible Markup Language (XML) interfaces.

Security—Provides comprehensive network security features including access control lists (ACLs); routing authentications; Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)/Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS+); Secure Shell (SSH); and Simple Network Management Protocol version3 (SNMPv3). Control plane protections integrated into line card Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) include Generalized TTL Security Mechanism (GTSM), RFC 3682, and Dynamic Control Plane Protection (DCPP).

Craft Works Interface (CWI)—CWI is a client-side application used to configure and manage Cisco routers. Management and configuration features include fault, configuration, security, and inventory, with an emphasis on speed and efficiency. The CWI provides a context-sensitive graphical representation of the objects in a Cisco router, simplifying the process of configuring and managing the router. The CWI allows you to log in to multiple routers and perform management tasks.

Availability—Supports rich availability features such as fault containment, fault tolerance, fast switchover, link aggregation, and nonstop forwarding (NSF).

Multicast service delivery in SP NGN—MVPNv4 support carries multicast traffic over an ISP MPLS core network.

Cisco IOS IPv6 Provider Edge Router support for IPv6 applications—Delivers IPv6 traffic over an IPv4/MPLS core with Cisco IOS IPv6 Provider Edge Router (6PE) support (Cisco XR 12000 Series Router only).

IPv6 VPN over MPLS (6VPE) support—Delivers IPv6 VPN over MPLS (IPv6) VPN traffic over an IPv4 or MPLS core with 6VPE support (Cisco XR 12000 Series Router only).

6VPE over L2TPv3 support—Delivers IPv6 VPN traffic over L2TPv3 core with 6VPE support (Cisco XR 12000 Series Router only). This feature is also available on Cisco IOS software.

Enhanced core competencies:

IP fast convergence with Fast Reroute (FRR) support for Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)

Traffic engineering support for unequal load balancing

Path Computation Element (PCE) capability for traffic engineering

Firewall Services—Seamless insertion of Firewall Services in the data path with Virtual Firewall support on Multi Service Blade (XR-12K-MSB) for the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router.

VPN IPSec Aggregation —The IPSec Aggregation feature is provided through SPA-IPSEC-2G-2 card. The IPSec Aggregation feature allows you to terminate up to 64k VPN tunnels, both site-to-site and remote access, if four VPN SPAs are used.

Voice Video—Voice Video interconnect between providers with Session Border Controller (SBC) on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router.

L2TPv3 Tunneling Mechanism—Service Providers who do not use MPLS in the core, but want to offer VPN services can use the L2TPv3 tunneling mechanism. This feature support includes IPv4 (VPNv4) and IPv6 (6VPE) VPN services using L2TPv3 encapsulation. The L2TPv3 packet is encapsulated in an IPv4 delivery header and is carried across an IPv4 backbone. VPN prefixes are advertised with BGP labels and resolved over L2TPv3 tunnels.

For more information about new features provided on various platforms for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0., see the "New Features and Enhancements" section in this document.

System Requirements

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 supports the following platforms:

Cisco CRS-1

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

To determine the software versions or levels of your current system, see the "Determining Your Software Version" section.

Cisco CRS-1

This section describes the system requirements for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 supported on Cisco CRS-1 routers. The system requirements include the following information:

Feature Set Table

Memory Requirements

Hardware Supported

Software Compatibility

Other Firmware Support

To determine the software versions or levels of your current system, see Determining Your Software Version.

Feature Set Table

The Cisco IOS XR software is packaged in feature sets (also called software images). Each feature set contains a specific set of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 features. Table 1 lists the Cisco IOS XR software feature set matrix (PIE files) and associated filenames available for the Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 supported on the Cisco CRS-1 router.

Table 1 Cisco CRS-1 Supported Feature Sets (Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 PIE Files) 

Feature Set
Filename
Description
Composite Package

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

comp-hfr-mini.pie-3.6.0

Contains the required core packages, including OS, Admin, Base, Forwarding, Modular Services Card, Routing, SNMP Agent, and Alarm Correlation.

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

comp-hfr-mini.vm-3.6.0

Contains the required core packages including OS, Admin, Base, Forwarding, and Routing SNMP Agent, and Alarm Correlation.

Optional Individual Packages 1

Cisco IOS XR Manageability Package

hfr-mgbl-p.pie-3.6.0

CORBA2 agent, XML3 Parser, and HTTP server packages.

Cisco IOS XR MPLS Package

hfr-mpls-p.pie-3.6.0

MPLS-TE,4 LDP,5 MPLS Forwarding, MPLS OAM,6 LMP,7 OUNI,8 RSVP,9 and Layer-2 VPN and Layer-3 VPN.

Cisco IOS XR Multicast Package

hfr-mcast-p.pie-3.6.0

Multicast Routing Protocols (PIM, MSDP,10 IGMP,11 Auto-RP), Tools (SAP, MTrace), and Infrastructure (MRIB,12 MURIB13 , MFWD14 ), and BIDIR-PIM.15

Cisco IOS XR Security Package

hfr-k9sec-p.pie-3.6.0

Support for Encryption, Decryption, IPSec,16 SSH,17 SSL,18 and PKI19 (Software based IPSec support - maximum of 500 tunnels)

Cisco IOS XR Documentation Package

hfr-doc.pie-3.6.0

Man pages for Cisco IOS XR CLI commands

Cisco IOS XR FPD Package

hfr-fpd.pie-3.6.0

Firmware for Fixed PLIM20 and SPA21 modules as well as ROMMON22 images for CRS chassis.

Cisco IOS XR Diagnostic Package

hfr-diags-p.pie-3.6.0

Diagnostic utilities for Cisco IOS XR routers.

Cisco IOS XR Session Border Controller Package

hfr-sbc-p.pie-3.6.0

Session Border Controller package for Cisco CRS-1 routers.

1 Packages are installed individually

2 Common Object Request Broker Architecture

3 Extensible Markup Language

4 MPLS Traffic Engineering

5 Label Distribution Protocol

6 Operations, Administration, and Maintenance

7 Link Manager Protocol

8 Optical User Network Interface

9 Resource Reservation Protocol

10 Multicast Source Discovery Protocol

11 Internet Group Management Protocol

12 Multicast Routing Information Base

13 Multicast-Unicast RIB

14 Multicast forwarding

15 Bidirectional Protocol Independent Multicast

16 IP Security

17 Secure Shell

18 Secure Socket Layer

19 Public-key infrastructure

20 Physical layer interface module

21 Shared port adapters

22 ROM monitor


Table 2 lists the Cisco CRS-1 TAR files.

Table 2 Cisco CRS-1 Supported Feature Sets (Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 TAR Files) 

Feature Set
Filename
Description

Cisco IOS XR IP/MPLS Core Software

CRS-1-iosxr-3.6.0.tar

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

Cisco IOS XR Manageability Package

Cisco IOS XR MPLS Package

Cisco IOS XR Multicast Package

Cisco IOS XR Diagnostic Package

Cisco IOS XR Session Border Controller Package

Cisco IOS XR FPD Package

Cisco IOS XR Documentation Package

Cisco IOS XR IP/MPLS Core Software 3DES

CRS-1-iosxr-k9-3.6.0.tar

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

Cisco IOS XR Manageability Package

Cisco IOS XR MPLS Package

Cisco IOS XR Multicast Package

Cisco IOS XR Security Package

Cisco IOS XR Session Border Controller Package

Cisco IOS XR Diagnostic Package

Cisco IOS XR FPD Package

Cisco IOS XR Documentation Package


Memory Requirements


Caution If you remove the media in which the software image or configuration is stored, the router may become unstable and fail.

The minimum memory requirements for Cisco CRS-1 routers running Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 consist of the following:

4-GB memory on the route processors (RPs)

2-GB memory on the modular services cards (MSCs)

Hardware Supported

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 supports Cisco CRS-1 routers. All hardware features are supported on Cisco IOS XR software, subject to the memory requirements specified in the "Memory Requirements" section.

Table 3 lists the supported hardware components on the Cisco CRS-1 and the minimum required software versions. For more information, see the "Other Firmware Support" section.

Table 3 Cisco CRS-1 Supported Hardware and Minimum Software Requirements 

Component
Part Number
Support from Version
Cisco CRS-1 Series 16-Slot Line Card Chassis

Cisco CRS-1 16-Slot Line Card Chassis

CRS-16-LCC

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Fan Tray for 16-Slot LCC

CRS-16-LCC-FAN-TR

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Fan Controller for 16-Slot Line Card Chassis

CRS-16-LCC-FAN-CT

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 16-Slot Alarm Board

CRS-16-ALARM

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 AC Delta Power Shelf for 16-Slot LCC

CRS-16-LCC-PS-ACD

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 AC Wye Power Shelf for 16-Slot LCC

CRS-16-LCC-PS-ACW

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 DC Power Shelf for 16-Slot LCC

CRS-1-LCC-PS-DC

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 LCC Front AC Power Panel

CRS-16-ACGRILLE

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 LCC Front DC Power Panel

CRS-16-DCGRILLE

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Line Card Chassis Front Doors

CRS-16-LCC-DRS-F

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Line Card Chassis Front Cable Mgmt

CRS-16-LCC-FRNT

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 LCC Expanded Front Cable Mgmt

CRS-16-LCC-FRNT-E

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Line Card Chassis Rear Cable Mgmt

CRS-16-LCC-BCK-CM

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Line Card Chassis Rear Doors

CRS-16-LCC-DRS-R

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Lift for LCC 16 and FCC

CRS-16-LIFT/B

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Series 8-Slot Line Card Chassis

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Install Kit

CRS-8-INSTALL-KT

N/A

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Fork Lift Tube

CRS-8-LIFT-TUBE

N/A

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Front Badge Panel

CRS-8-BDG-PANEL

N/A

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Front Inlet Grill

CRS-8-FRNT-GRILL

N/A

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Horizontal Install Rails

CRS-8-HRZ-RAILS

N/A

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Line Card Chassis

CRS-8-LCC

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Fan Tray for 8-Slot Line Card Chassis

CRS-8-LCC-FAN-TR

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Line Card Chassis Filter Pack

CRS-8-LCC-FILTER

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 AC Pwr Rectifier for 8-Slot LCC

CRS-8-AC-RECT

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 DC Power Entry Module for 8-Slot LCC

CRS-8-DC-PEM

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 AC & DC Power Module Filter for 8-Slot LCC

CRS-8-PWR-FILTER

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 AC Delta PDU for CRS-8 LCC

CRS-8-LCC-PDU-ACD

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 AC Wye PDU for CRS-8 LCC

CRS-8-LCC-PDU-ACW

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 DC PDU for CRS-8 LCC

CRS-8-LCC-PDU-DC

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Series 4-Slot Line Card Chassis

Cisco CRS-1 4-Slot Single-Shelf System

CRS-4/S

3.4

Cisco CRS-1 Fabric Chassis Hardware

CRS-FCC= Cisco CRS-1 Series Fabric Card Chassis Only

CRS-FCC=

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis AC Delta Power Kit

CRS-FCC-ACD-KIT

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis AC Grille

CRS-FCC-ACGRILLE

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis AC-Wye Power Kit

CRS-FCC-ACW-KIT

3.2

CRS Fabric Chassis DC Power Kit

CRS-FCC-DC-KIT

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis DC Power Grille

CRS-FCC-DCGRILLE

3.2

CRS Fabric Chassis Lift Bracket

CRS-FCC-LIFT-BRKT

3.2

CRS Fabric Chassis OIM Modules

CRS-FCC-OIM-1S=

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Series FC Chassis Shelf/Fan/Enet cntr

CRS-FCC-SC-GE=

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis AC Intake Grille

CRS-FCC-ACGRILLE=

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis DC Intake Grille

CRS-FCC-DCGRILLE=

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Series Fan Tray for FCC

CRS-FCC-FAN-TR=

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Card Chassis Fan Tray Filters

CRS-FCC-FILTER=

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis Front Cosmetic Kit

CRS-FCC-FRNT-CM=

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Series Fabric Card Chassis Fiber Module LED

CRS-FCC-LED=

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Series DC Power Shelf for FCC

CRS-FCC-PS-DC=

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis Rear Cosmetic Kit

CRS-FCC-REAR-CM=

3.2

CRS-LIFT Brackets for Fabric Chassis

CRS-FCC-LIFT-BRKT=

3.2

CRS Fabric Chassis OIM Module

CRS-FCC-OIM-1S

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis AC Delta Power Supply

CRS-FCC-PS-ACD

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis AC Wye Option

CRS-FCC-PS-ACW

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis DC Power Option

CRS-FCC-PS-DC

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Series Fabric Card Chassis Switch Fabric Card

CRS-FCC-SFC=

3.2

CRS-1 Fabric Chassis Integrated Switch Controller Card

CRS-FCC-SC-22GE Integrated Switch

3.4.1

Cisco CRS-1 General Chassis Hardware

Cisco CRS-1 Memory Module 2 GB

CRS-MEM-2G

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 PCMCIA Flash Disk 1 GB

CRS-FLASH-DISK-1G

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Modular Services Card

CRS-MSC

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Modular Service Card B

CRS-MSC-B

3.6

Cisco CRS-1 SFPs

Cisco CRS-1 2.5 G SFP LR Optic

POM-OC48-LR2-LC-C

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 2.5 G SFP SR Optic

POM-OC48-SR-LC-C

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Fabric Cards

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Fabric Card / Single

CRS-8-FC/S

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Fabric Card Blank

CRS-8-FC-BLANK

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Fabric Handle

CRS-8-FC-HANDLE

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 16-Slot Fabric Card / Single

CRS-16-FC/S

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Interface and Router Processor Cards

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Route Processor

CRS-8-RP

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Route Processor Blank

CRS-8-RP-BLANK

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Route Processor Handle

CRS-8-RP-HANDLE

3.2

Cisco Carrier 1 Series SPA Interface Processor 40G

CRS1-SIP-800

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 16-Slot Route Processor

CRS-16-RP

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 Distributed Route Processor

CRS-DRP

3.3

Cisco CRS-1 Distributed Route Processor CPU Module

CRS-DRP-B-CPU

3.4.1

Cisco CRS-1 Distributed Route Processor PLIM Module

CRS-DRP-B-PLIM

3.4.1

Cisco CRS-1 16-slot Route Processor, revision B

CRS-16-RP-B

3.3

Cisco CRS-1 SONET Interface Modules and SPAs

Cisco CRS-1 4xOC-192/STM64 POS/DPT Interface Module/VS

4OC192-POS/DPT-VS

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 4xOC-192/STM64 POS/DPT Interface Module/SR

4OC192-POS/DPT-SR

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 4xOC-192/STM64 POS/DPT Interface Module/IR

4OC192-POS/DPT-IR

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 4xOC-192/STM64 POS/DPT Interface Module/LR

4OC192-POS/DPT-LR

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 16xOC-48/STM16 POS/DPT Interface Module

16OC48-POS/DPT

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 1xOC-768/STM256 POS Interface Module/SR

1OC768-POS-SR

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 8-Port OC-12 Shared Port Adapter

SPA-8XOC12-POS

3.3

Cisco CRS-1 2-Port OC48c/STM-16c POS/RPR Shared Port Adapter

SPA-2XOC48-POS/RPR

3.4

Cisco CRS-1 4-Port OC48c/STM-16c POS/RPR Shared Port Adapter

SPA-4XOC48-POS/RPR

3.4

Cisco CRS-1 1-Port OC-192c/STM-64c POS/RPR Shared Port Adapter with XFP Optics

SPA-OC192POS-XFP

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 4-Port OC-3 Shared Port Adapter

SPA-4XOC3-POS

3.2

Cisco CRS-1 4-Port T3/E3 Serial Shared Port Adapter

SPA-4XT3/E3

3.4.1

Cisco CRS-1 1-Port OC-192/STM-64 POS/RPR SPA VSR Optics

SPA-OC192POS-VSR

3.4.1

ITU grid 40G PLIM

1OC768-ITU/C

3.3

Cisco CRS-1 1-Port OC-768/STM-256c (C-band) DPSK DWDM PLIM

1OC768-DPSK/C

3.6

Cisco CRS-1 Ethernet Interface Modules and SPAS

Cisco CRS-1 8x10 GbE Interface Module/LR

8-10GBE

3.2

10GBASE-LR XENPAK Module for Cisco CRS-1

CRS-XENPAK10GB-LR

3.2

10GBASE-LR XENPAK Module for Cisco CRS-1

XENPAK-10GB-LR+

3.4

Cisco 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-5X1GE-V2

3.4

Cisco 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-8X1GE-V2

3.4

Cisco 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter

SPA-8X1GE

3.2

Cisco 10-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-10X1GE-V2

3.4

Cisco 1-Port Ten Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-1X10GE-L-V2

3.4

10GBASE-DWDM XENPAK

CRS 1 CRS-XENPAK10GB-DWDM

3.2.2

ITU grid 4X10G PLIM

4-10GE-ITU/C

3.3

10GBASE-ER XENPAK Modular for Cisco CRS-1

XENPAK-10GB-ER+

3.4

1-port 10GbE SPA WAN/LAN PHY

SPA-1X10GE-WL-V2

3.5.2


Software Compatibility

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 is compatible with the following Cisco CRS-1 systems:

Cisco CRS-1 4-Slot Line Card Chassis

Cisco CRS-1 8-Slot Line Card Chassis

Cisco CRS-1 16-Slot Line Card Chassis

Other Firmware Support

The Cisco CRS-1 router supports the following firmware code:

The minimum ROMMON version required for this release is 1.48. For more information about ROMMON specifications, see http://www.cisco.com/web/Cisco_IOS_XR_Software/index.html.

The minimum CPUCNTRL version required for this release is 2.07. For more information about CPU controller bits, see http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5845/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00807e018c.html#wp68039.

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

This section describes the system requirements for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 supported on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router. The system requirements include the following information:

Feature Set Table

Memory Requirements

Hardware Supported

Software Compatibility

Other Firmware Support

To determine the software versions or levels of your current system, see "Determining Your Software Version" section.

Feature Set Table

Cisco IOS XR software is packaged in feature sets (also called software images). Each feature set contains a specific set of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 features. Table 4 lists the Cisco IOS XR software feature set matrix (PIE files) and associated filenames available for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0, supported on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router.

Table 4 Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Supported Feature Set (Cisco IOS XR Software
Release 3.6.0 PIE Files) 

Feature Set
Filename
Description
Composite Package

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

c12k-mini.pie-3.6.0

Contains the required core packages, including OS, Admin, Base, Forwarding, Routing, SNMP Agent, and Alarm Correlation.

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

c12k-mini.vm-3.6.0

Contains the required core packages including OS, Admin, Base, Forwarding, and Routing SNMP Agent, and Alarm Correlation.

Optional Individual Packages 1

Cisco IOS XR Manageability Package

c12k-mgbl.pie-3.6.0

CORBA2 agent, XML Parser, and HTTP server packages.

Cisco IOS XR MPLS Package

c12k-mpls.pie-3.6.0

MPLS-TE,3 LDP, 4 MPLS Forwarding, MPLS OAM,5 LMP,6 OUNI,7 and RSVP.8

Cisco IOS XR Multicast Package

c12k-mcast.pie-3.6.0

Multicast Routing Protocols (PIM,9 MSDP,10 IGMP,11 Auto-RP, BSR12 ), Tools (SAP, MTrace, MRINFO), and Infrastructure (MRIB,13 MURIB,14 MFWD)15 .

Cisco IOS XR Security Package

c12k-k9sec.pie-3.6.0

Support for Encryption, Decryption, IPSec16 , SSH,17 SSL,18 and PKI.19 (Software based IPSec support - maximum of 500 tunnels or Hardware based IPSec - maximum of 64K tunnels using the SPA-IPSEC-2G-2)

Cisco IOS XR Standby RP Boot Image

mbiprp-rp.vm-3.6.0

Support for booting the Standby RP on a Cisco XR 12000 Series Router.

Cisco IOS XR Session Border Controller Package

c12k-sbc.pie-3.6.0

Session Border Controller Package for a Cisco XR 12000 Series Router.

Cisco IOS XR Service IPsec controller package

c12k-ipsec-service.pie-3.6.0

Support for service-ipsec and service-gre interfaces in Cisco IOS XR software.

Cisco IOS XR Firewall package

c12k-firewall.pie-3.6.0

Support for Virtual Firewall (vFW) on a Cisco XR 12000 Series Router.

Cisco IOS XR Documentation Package

c12k-doc.pie-3.6.0

Man pages for Cisco IOS XR CLI commands.

Cisco IOS XR FPD Package

c12k-fpd.pie-3.6.0

Firmware for shared port adapters (SPA) and for fixed port line cards supported in Cisco IOS XR.

Cisco IOS XR Diagnostic Package

c12k-diags.pie-3.6.0

Diagnostic utilities for Cisco IOS XR routers.

1 Packages are installed individually

2 Common Object Request Broker Architecture

3 MPLS Traffic Engineering

4 Label Distribution Protocol

5 Operations, Administration, and Maintenance

6 Link Manager Protocol

7 Optical User Network Interface

8 Resource Reservation Protocol

9 Protocol Independent Multicast

10 Multicast Source Discovery Protocol

11 Internet Group Management Protocol

12 Bootstrap router

13 Multicast Routing Information Base

14 Multicast-Unicast RIB

15 Multicast forwarding

16 IP Security

17 Secure Shell

18 Secure Socket Layer

19 Physical layer interface module


Table 5 lists the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router TAR files.

Table 5 Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Supported Feature Sets (Cisco IOS XR Software
Release 3.6.0 TAR Files) 

Feature Set
Filename
Description

Cisco IOS XR IP/MPLS Core Software

XR12000-iosxr-3.6.0.tar

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

Cisco IOS XR Manageability Package

Cisco IOS XR MPLS Package

Cisco IOS XR Multicast Package

Cisco IOS XR IP/MPLS Core Software 3DES

XR12000-iosxr-k9-3.6.0.tar

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

Cisco IOS XR Manageability Package

Cisco IOS XR MPLS Package

Cisco IOS XR Multicast Package

Cisco IOS XR Security Package


Memory Requirements


Caution If you remove the media in which the software image or configuration is stored, the router may become unstable and fail.

The minimum memory requirements for Cisco XR 12000 Series Routers running Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 consist of the following:

2-GB route memory on Performance Route Processor 2 (PRP-2)


Note 4-GB route memory on PRP-2 is required if IPSec tunnel scale of 64K is planned.


2-GB ATA flash storage on PRP-2

1-GB line card route memory on all Engine 3 line cards

1-GB line card memory on all Engine 5-based SPA interface processors (SIPs)

The default route memory on the 12000-SIP-600 is 1 GB.

The default route memory on the 12000-SIP-401, 501, and 601 is 2 GB.


Note The performance route processor 1 (PRP-1) is not supported in production environments.


Hardware Supported

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 supports the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router. All hardware features are supported on Cisco IOS XR software, subject to the memory requirements specified in the "Memory Requirements" section.

Table 6 lists the supported hardware components on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router and the minimum required software versions. For more information, see the "Determining Your Software Version" section.

Table 6 Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Supported Hardware and Minimum Software Requirements 

Component
Part Number
Support from Version
Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Series Router Systems
   

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4-slot chassis

XR-12000/4

3.3

Cisco XR 12000 Series 6-slot chassis

XR-12000/6

3.3

Cisco XR 12000 Series 10-slot chassis

XR-12000/10

3.3

Cisco XR 12000 Series 16-slot chassis

XR-12000/16

3.3

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Chassis Hardware

4-slot chassis & backplane, 1 Blower, 2 AC

12000/4-AC

3.3

4-slot chassis & backplane, 1 Blower, 2 DC

12000/4-DC

3.3

6-slot chassis & backplane, 2 Alarm, 1 Blower, 2 AC

12000/6-AC

3.3

6-slot chassis & backplane, 2 Alarm, 1 Blower, 2 DC

12000/6-DC

3.3

10-slot chassis & backplane, 2 Alarm, 1 Blower, 2 AC

12000/10-AC

3.3

10-slot chassis & backplane, 2 Alarm, 1 Blower, 2 DC

12000/10-DC

3.3

16-slot chassis & backplane, 2 Alarm, 2 Blower, 3 AC

12000/16-AC3

3.3

16-slot chassis & backplane, 2 Alarm, 2 Blower, 4 DC

12000/16-DC

3.3

16-slot chassis & backplane, 2 Alarm, 2 Blower, 4 AC

12000/16-AC4

3.3

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Fabric Hardware

Enhanced 20 Gbps Fabric & Alarm card for Cisco 12004

12004E/20

3.6

Enhanced 80 Gbps Fabric & Alarm card for Cisco 12404

12404E/80

3.6

Enhanced 30 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 3xSFC) for Cisco 12006

12006E/30

3.6

Enhanced 120 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 3xSFC) for Cisco 12406

12406E/120

3.6

Enhanced 50 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 5xSFC) for Cisco 12010

12010E/50

3.5.2

Enhanced 200 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 5xSFC) for Cisco 12410

12410E/200

3.5.2

Enhanced 800 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 5xSFC) for Cisco 12810

12810E/800

3.4

Enhanced 80 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 3xSFC) for Cisco 12016

12016E/80

3.5.2

Enhanced 320 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 3xSFC) for Cisco 12416

12416E/320

3.5.2

Enhanced 1280 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 3xSFC) for Cisco 12816

12816E/1280

3.4

80 Gbps Fabric & Alarm card for Cisco 12404

12404/80

3.3

30 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 3xSFC) for Cisco 12006

12006/30

3.3

120 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 3xSFC) for Cisco 12406

12406/120

3.3

50 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 5xSFC) for Cisco 12010

12010/50

3.3

200 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 5xSFC) for Cisco 12410

12410/200

3.3

80 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 3xSFC) for Cisco 12016

12016/80

3.3

320 Gbps Fabric (2xCSC and 3xSFC) for Cisco 12416

12416/320

3.3

Cisco XR 12000 Series Route Processor Hardware

Cisco XR 12000 Series Performance Route Processor 2

PRP-2

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 40 GB Hard Drive Option

HD-PRP2-40G

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series SPA Interface Processor hardware

Multirate 2.5G IP Services Engine (Modular)

12000-SIP-401

3.3

Multirate 5G IP Services Engine (Modular)

12000-SIP-501

3.3

Multirate 10G IP Services Engine (Modular)

12000-SIP-601

3.3

Cisco XR 12000 Series SPA Interface Processor 10G

12000-SIP-600

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router SONET Interface Modules and SPAs

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4xOC12c/STM4c POS Intermediate Reach Single-Mode optics

4OC12X/POS-I-SC-B

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4xOC12c/STM4c POS Short Reach Multi-Mode optics

4OC12X/POS-M-SC-B

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 16xOC3c/STM1c POS Short Reach Multi-Mode optics

16OC3X/POS-M-MJ-B

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 16xOC3c/STM1c POS Intermediate Reach Single-Mode optics

16OC3X/POS-I-LC-B

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 8xOC3c/STM1c POS Short Reach Multi-Mode optics

8OC3X/POS-MM-MJ-B

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 8xOC3c/STM1c POS Intermediate Reach Single-Mode optics

8OC3X/POS-IR-LC-B

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4xOC3c/STM1c POS Short Reach Multi-Mode optics

4OC3X/POS-MM-MJ-B

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4xOC3c/STM1c POS Intermediate Reach Single-Mode optics

4OC3X/POS-IR-LC-B

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4xOC3c/STM1c POS Long Reach Single-Mode optics

4OC3X/POS-LR-LC-B

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 1xOC48c/STM16c POS Short Reach Single-Mode optics

OC48X/POS-SR-SC

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 1xOC48c/STM16c POS Long Reach Single-Mode optics

OC48X/POS-LR-SC

3.2

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4-Port OC-3c/STM-1c ATM ISE Line Card, multimode

4OC3X/ATM-MM-SC

3.4

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4-Port OC-3c/STM-1c ATM ISE Line Card, single-mode

4OC3X/ATM-IR-SC

3.4

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4-port OC-12/STM-4 ATM multimode ISE line card with SC connector

4OC12X/ATM-MM-SC

3.4

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4-port OC-12/STM-4 ATM single-mode, intermediate-reach ISE line card with SC Connector

4OC12X/ATM-IR-SC

3.4

Cisco 1-Port OC-192c/STM-64c POS/RPR Shared Port Adapter with VSR Optics

SPA-OC192POS-VSR

3.3

Cisco 1-Port OC-192c/STM-64c POS/RPR Shared Port Adapter with LR Optics

SPA-OC192POS-LR

3.2

Cisco 1-Port OC-192c/STM-64c POS/RPR Shared Port Adapter with XFP Optics

SPA-OC192POS-XFP

3.2

2-Port OC-48/STM16 POS/RPR Shared Port Adapters

SPA-2XOC48POS/RPR

3.3

1-Port Channelized OC-12/DS0 Shared Port Adapters

Note Contact gsr-pm@cisco.com for hardware availability.

SPA-1XCHOC12/DS0

3.5

1-Port Channelized STM-1/OC-3 to DS0 Shared Port Adapter

SPA-1XCHSTM1/OC3

3.5

1-Port OC-48c/STM-16 POS/RPR Shared Port Adapter

SPA-1XOC48POS/RPR

3.5

2-Port OC-12c/STM-4 POS Shared Port Adapter

SPA-2XOC12-POS

3.5

4-Port OC-12c/STM-4 POS Shared Port Adapter

SPA-4XOC12-POS

3.5

4-Port OC-3c/STM-1 POS Shared Port Adapter

SPA-4XOC3-POS-V2

3.5

8-Port OC-12c/STM-4 POS Shared Port Adapter

SPA-8XOC12-POS

3.5

8-Port OC-3c/STM-1 POS Shared Port Adapter

SPA-8XOC3-POS

3.5

Cisco 8-Port Channelized T1/E1 Shared Port Adapter

SPA-8XCHT1/E1

3.6

Cisco 1-Port Channelized OC-48/DS3 Optical Packet Processor Shared Port Adapter

Note Contact gsr-pm@cisco.com for hardware availability.

SPA-1XCHOC48/DS3

3.6

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Ethernet Interface Modules and SPAs

Cisco XR 12000 Series 4xGE with SFP optics

4GE-SFP-LC

3.2

Cisco 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-5X1GE-V2

3.4

Cisco 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-8X1GE-V2

3.4

Cisco 8-Port 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-8X1FE-TX-V2

3.4

Cisco 8-Port 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Shared Port Adapter

SPA-8XFE-TX

3.3

Cisco 10-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-10X1GE-V2

3.4

Cisco 1-Port Ten Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-1X10GE-L-V2

3.4

Cisco 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter with SFP optics

SPA-5X1GE

3.2

Cisco 10-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter with SFP optics

SPA-10X1GE

3.2

Cisco 1-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter with XFP optics

SPA-1XTENGE-XFP

3.2

Cisco 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Shared Port Adapter, Version 2

SPA-2X1GE-V2

3.4.1

Cisco Cisco XR 12000 Series Router T3 and E3 Interface Modules and SPAs

2-port Channelized T3 to DS0 Shared Port Adapter

SPA-2XCT3/DS0

3.3

4-port Channelized T3 to DS0 Shared Port Adapter

SPA-4XCT3/DS0

3.3

2-port Clear Channel T3/E3 Shared Port Adapter

SPA-2XT3/E3

3.3

4-port Clear Channel T3/E3 Shared Port Adapter

SPA-4XT3/E3

3.3

Cisco Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Services

IPSEC Shared Port Adapter with 2 Gbps DES/3DES/AES

SPA-IPSEC-2G-2

3.4

Cisco Multi Service Blade (MSB)

XR-12K-MSB

3.4.1 for SBC

3.5 for Virtual Firewall


Software Compatibility

Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 is compatible with the following Cisco XR 12000 Series Router systems:

Cisco XR 12004 Router

Cisco XR 12006 Router

Cisco XR 12010 Router

Cisco XR 12016 Router

Cisco  XR 12404 Router

Cisco XR 12406 Router

Cisco XR 12410 Router

Cisco XR 12416 Router

Cisco XR 12810 Router

Cisco XR 12816 Router

Following chassis are supported for an existing installed base:

Cisco 12008 Router

Cisco 12010 Router

Cisco 12012 Router


Note If you are running Cisco IOS XR software on a 120xx system with SIP 600, 401, 501, and 601, you must upgrade the fabric. For ROMMON, MBUS, and Fabric Downloader versions, see Other Firmware Support.


Other Firmware Support

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router supports the following firmware:

Line Card (LC)

Maintenance Bus (MBUS) Agent Software-RAM version 2.54, ROM version 3.53

ROM Monitor version 17.1

Fabric Downloader - RAM version 6.5, ROM version 6.5

For Engine 3 Line Card:

Maintenance Bus (MBUS) Agent Software-RAM version 2.56, ROM version 3.53

ROM Monitor version 17.1

Fabric Downloader - RAM version 7.3, ROM version 7.3

For Engine 5 Line Card:

Maintenance Bus (MBUS) Agent Software-RAM version 2.56, ROM version 3.51

ROM Monitor version 17.1

Fabric Downloader - RAM version 4.3, ROM version 4.3

Route Processors (RPs)

Maintenance Bus (MBUS) Agent Software - RAM version 2.54, ROM version 3.53

ROM Monitor version 1.18

Requirement of Cisco IOS Image Level and Boot Helper Version for Migration

If you are migrating from Cisco IOS to Cisco IOS XR software on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router, you must have the following minimum Cisco IOS Image Level and Boot Helper version to support Release 3.6.0:

Cisco IOS image—12.0(32)S

Cisco IOS Boot Helper—12.0(32)S0a

If you have an earlier version of this system, you must upgrade to the minimum supported level before performing a migration. Otherwise, your migration fails. For more information, see the Migrating from Cisco IOS to Cisco IOS XR Software on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router document.

Minimum Firmware Requirement

After completing an RMA the newly-received linecard may not have appropriate IOS XR firmware installed.

Depending on the type of firmware that needs upgrading the symptoms can vary as follows:

ROMMON needs updating the linecard will not boot up

MBUS needs updating the linecard may fail to boot or keeps reloading

Fabric Loader needs updating the linecard will take long time to boot

FPD needs updating the linecard experiences packet corruption / drop


Note The FPD PIE has to be installed in order to upgrade to the latest FPD image. Refer to the Upgrading FPD on Cisco IOS XR Software chapter of the Cisco IOS XR System Management Command Reference for the Cisco XR 12000 Router online.


RMA Card Firmware Upgrade Procedure:

To upgrade the fabric-downloader, ROMMON, Mbus, and current field-programmable device (FPD) image package on a single RMA linecard or on all modules installed in a router, use the upgrade all command in administration EXEC mode.

upgrade all location {node-id | all} [force]

Where location node-id specifies that all ROM images will be upgraded on the physical location of the line card received through RMA defined by the node-id argument. The node-id argument is entered in the rack/slot/module notation.

The upgrade all location all command upgrades all ROM images on all line cards (LCs) that are installed in the router.

For an RMA linecard firmware upgrade you'll want to use the upgrade all location node-id command.

The optional force parameter skips the version check and forces an upgrade.

The list of minimum supported firmware versions is available online in this matrix:

http://www.cisco.com/web/Cisco_IOS_XR_Software/pdf/XR12000SoftwareFirmwareCompatibilityMatrix.pdf

Links to PDF copies of the IOS XR Firmware Upgrade Guides are available online here:

http://www.cisco.com/web/Cisco_IOS_XR_Software/index.html

Here's the link to the Cisco Systems IOS XR Firmware Upgrade Guide For CRS-1 and XR12000:

http://www.cisco.com/web/Cisco_IOS_XR_Software/pdf/IOSXRFirmwareUpgradeGuide.pdf

Refer to the Hardware Redundancy and Node Administration Commands on Cisco IOS XR Software chapter of the Cisco IOS XR System Management Command Reference, Release 3.6 for the upgrade all command syntax:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios_xr_sw/iosxr_r3.6/system_management/command/reference/yr36hw.html

Determining Your Software Version

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


Step 1 Establish a Telnet session with the router.

Step 2 Enter the show version command:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show version
 
   

Cisco CRS-1

On the Cisco CRS-1, you should see a response similar to the following:

Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 3.6.0[00] Copyright (c) 2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
 
   
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 1.48(20070928:224557) [CRS-1 ROMMON],  
 
   
LKW-2 uptime is 11 hours, 23 minutes
System image file is "disk0:hfr-os-mbi-3.6.0/mbihfr-rp.vm"
 
   
cisco CRS-16/S (7457) processor with 4194304K bytes of memory.
7457 processor at 1197Mhz, Revision 1.2
 
   
20 Packet over SONET/SDH network interface(s) 20 SONET/SDH Port controller(s)
4 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
32 GigabitEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s) 1019k bytes of non-volatile configuration 
memory.
38079M bytes of hard disk.
981440k bytes of ATA PCMCIA card at disk 0 (Sector size 512 bytes).
 
   
Configuration register on node 0/0/CPU0 is 0x102 Boot device on node 0/0/CPU0 is mem:
Package active on node 0/0/CPU0:
hfr-fpd, V 3.6.0[00], Cisco Systems, at disk0:hfr-fpd-3.6.0
    Built on Mon Dec 17 01:23:21 PST 2007
    By edde-bld1 in /auto/srcarchive2/production/3.6.0/hfr/workspace for c2.95.3-p8
 
   

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

On the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router, you should see a response similar to the following:

Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 3.6.0[00] Copyright (c) 2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
 
ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.0(20071023:043238) [sunnaik-rommon_hang 1.20] RELEASE 
SOFTWARE Copyright (c) 1994-2007 by cisco Systems,  Inc.
 
1 uptime is 37 minutes
System image file is "disk0:c12k-os-mbi-3.6.0/mbiprp-rp.vm"
 
cisco 12410/PRP (7457) processor with 3670016K bytes of memory.
7457 processor at 1266Mhz, Revision 1.1
 
3 Cisco 12000 Series SPA Interface Processor-601/501/401
2 Cisco 12000 Series Performance Route Processors
9 T3 Port controller(s)
204 T1 Port controller(s)
5 Packet over SONET/SDH network interface(s)
6 SONET/SDH Port controller(s)
12 PLIM QoS controller(s)
800 Serial network interface(s)
6 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
28 Multilink network interface(s)
3 Controller for the management of multilink interfaces 20 GigabitEthernet/IEEE 802.3 
interface(s) 1018k bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
2000496k bytes of ATA PCMCIA card at disk 0 (Sector size 512 bytes).
65536k bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256k).
 
Boot device on node 0/0/CPU0 is mem:
Package active on node 0/0/CPU0:
c12k-mcast, V 3.6.0[00], Cisco Systems, at disk0:c12k-mcast-3.6.0
    Built on Mon Dec 17 03:31:18 PST 2007
    By edde-bld1 in /auto/srcarchive2/production/3.6.0/c12k/workspace for c2.95.3-p8

New Features and Enhancements

The following sections contain information on new features and enhancements in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0:

New Software Features in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0

New Hardware Features Supported in Cisco IOS XR

New Software Features in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0

Cisco CRS-1 and Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Platforms

Cisco CRS-1 router and Cisco XR 12000 Series Router platforms support the following new features in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0:

Non-Stop Routing support for the following protocols:

LDP

OSPFv2

Security—Management plane protection:

In-band interface configuration to handle traffic

RP Ethernet interface supported as default out-of-band interface

Support for HTTP, HTTPS, SNMPv3, Telnet, SSH, and TFTPD servers

QoS Policy Propagation using BGP (QPPB)

IP-MIB—64 bit counters

IP SLA enhancements:

MPLS Equal Cost Multipath (ECMP) Tree trace support

LSP ping and trace automation

Support for VCCV for PW

ECMP Support

Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) support

SBC enhancements

OSPF sham link support

BGP Prefix Independent Convergence:

Convergence in sub-seconds

Applicable to both core and edge failures, with or with out MPLS

Configurable Dynamic Control Plane Policing—Allows you to change the default policer rates

Disk Mirroring support on 2GB disks

Features Specific to the Cisco CRS-1 Router

The following new features in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 are supported only on the Cisco CRS-1 platform:

Multi-Chassis Scale—Cisco CRS-1 4+4 Multichassis System support

CISCO-OTN-IF-MIB support

EoMPLS Remote Ethernet Port Shutdown (1GE, 10GE)

Interface and layer-4 field hashing support for ECMP

MPLS Traffic Engineering—Policy Routing onto MPLS TE Tunnels (PBTS)

MPLS Traffic Engineering (TE) Preferred Path

40G DPSK IPoDWDM PLIM

NetFlow enhancementsMPLS NetFlow for IPv6 labelled packets

Features Specific to the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

The following new features in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 are supported only on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router platform:

IPSec VPN SPA solution enhancements

64K Tunnel scale

Single-SA support for interoperability with remote Easy VPN (EZVPN) clients in NEM

Configurable metrics for Reverse Route Injection (RRI)

Object tracking for interface and routes

Internet Key Exchange (IKE) policy selection: Allow DES/3DES selection enforcement

SVI scale 1K/LC, 3.5K/Chassis

MPLS VPN over IP Tunnels support: InterAS, CSC Support

L2VPN support for FR interfaces (FRoMPLS)

QoS classification based on ACL Deny support

Multicast forwarding with byte-based weighted RED (WRED) support on ISE (Engine 3) line cards

Multilink Frame Relay (MLFR) support was added for the SPA-1XCHSTM1/OC3 and SPA-2XCT3, SPA-4XCT3 SPAs only

Frame Relay Fragmentation Implementation Agreement - (FRF.12) support was added for the SPA-1XCHSTM1/OC3, SPA-2XCT3, and SPA-4XCT3 SPAs only

Maintenance Data Link (MDL) and DS3 Subrate were added for the SPA-1XCHOC12/DS0 and SPA-1XCHOC48/DS3 SPAs

Link Fragmentation and Interleaving (LFI) support was added for the SPA-1XCHOC12/DS0 SPA

Link Bundling support for GE SPAs and 10GE SPAs - VLAN, NetFlow, MPLS-LDP, Loose Mode uRPF, and Multicast (Native IPv4 Multicast) support

In-Chassis License Management and Upgrade for Modular Multirate SIP (12000-SIP-401, 12000-SIP-501, and 12000-SIP-601)

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Services

SBC Enhancements 

Integration of Resource Management and SIP

Proxy-Call Session Control Function (P-CSCF) Support

Interconnection Border Control Function (IBCF) Processing Support

Virtual Firewall (VFW)—The VFW feature is provided through multiservice blade (MSB). The VFW service allows you to apply a firewall policy on traffic traveling in or out of a Cisco XR 12000 Series Router interface. A VFW provides multiple logical firewalls for multiple networks on a single system. You can provide firewalls that separate and secure individual network users and manage them from one system by establishing "security domains." These domains are controlled by the VFW, with each firewall having its own domain defined.

New Hardware Features Supported in Cisco IOS XR

The following new hardware features are supported in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0:

Cisco CRS-1 hardware:

1-port 10GE LAN/WAN-PHY Shared Port Adapter

40G DPSK IPoDWDM PLIM

CRS-1 Modular Services Card B (CRS-MSC-B-40G and CRS-MSC-B-20G)

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router hardware:

10G and 2.5G enhanced fabric card support on Cisco XR 12000, Cisco XR 12004 and Cisco XR 12006


Note Only basic fabric switching functionality is supported. Single Router APS, BITS and Dual Priority features are planned for future releases.


Channelized OC48 SPA support: SPA-1XCHOC48/DS3

Channelized T1/E1SPA support: SPA-8XCHT1/E1


Note Contact gsr-pm@cisco.com for hardware availability.


For detailed information on the shared port adapters (SPAs) and SPA interface processors (SIPs), see the following documents:

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router SIP and SPA Hardware Installation Guide, Release 3.6

Cisco IOS XR Interface and Hardware Components Configuration Guide, Release 3.6

Important Notes

Country-specific laws, regulations, and licences—In certain countries, use of these products may be prohibited and subject to laws, regulations, or licenses, including requirements applicable to the use of the products under telecommunications and other laws and regulations; customers must comply with all such applicable laws in the countries in which they intend to use the products.

Migrating from Cisco IOS to Cisco IOS XR Software on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router—When migrating a Cisco XR 12000 Series Router from Cisco IOS to Cisco IOS XR software, follow the instructions provided in Migrating from Cisco IOS to Cisco IOS XR Software on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router, Release 3.6.

Card, fan controller, and RP removal—For all card removal and replacement (including fabric cards, line cards, fan controller, and RP) follow the instructions provided by Cisco to avoid impact to traffic. See the Cisco IOS XR Getting Started Guide for procedures.

Exceeding Cisco testing—If you intend to test beyond the combined maximum configuration tested and published by Cisco, contact your Cisco Technical Support representative to discuss how to engineer a large-scale configuration maximum for your purpose.

More power required for Cisco SIP-600 line cards on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router—These line cards draw more power than the previous ones. Depending on the exact configuration of power entry modules (PEMs) and other cards in the chassis, there may not be enough power available when inserting a new card or removing a PEM. Before you insert a new card or remove a PEM, run the following command in admin mode:

RP/0/0/CPU0:router# admin
RP/0/0/CPU0:router# show environment power-supply table
 
   
                      48V       Current
R/S/I     Module      (V)           (A)
0/24/*    PEM1         54             4
          PEM2         53             4
0/25/*    PEM1         54             4
          PEM2         53             4
 
   
Total Power Supplies:                  3200W
    Redundant Power Supplies:              1600W
    Worst Case Power Used:                  621W
    Current Power Used:                     428W
    Current Redundant Power Available:     1172W
    Current Total Power Available:         2772W
    Worst Case Redundant Power Available:   979W
    Worst Case Total Power Available:      2579W
 
   
PID                  Description                                        Watts
---                  -----------                                        -----
GRP-B                Route Processor                                       38
PRP-1                Cisco 12000 Series Performance Route Processor        60
LC-4OC-3-POS-SM      4 Port Packet Over SONET OC-3c/STM-1                  80
4OC3X/POS-MM-MJ-B    4 port ISE OC3                                        90
.
.
.
 
   

If you plan to insert a new card, locate the entry for the card to be inserted and note the power consumed by it. If this power is less than the figure given in Worst Case Redundant Power Available (the figure is displayed in the show environment power-supply table command output), the card can be safely inserted. As long as the Worst Case Redundant Power Available is not zero, a PEM can be powered down for replacement without impact.


Note No alerts are issued if more cards are inserted than the PEMs can support. It is your responsibility to determine your power budget for the chassis before making any changes to it. Exceeding the power budget may result in the PEM being overloaded and cards powering down due to insufficient power being provided.


Per-interface Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) disable feature is not supported on Cisco XR 12000 Series Routers.

Disable the preempt feature in the VFW application—In Cisco IOS XR Release 3.6.0, you must disable the preempt feature in the VFW application. Ensure that you configure no preempt for all fault-tolerant groups under the Admin context on the VFW application. See the following example:

ft group 1
  peer 1
  no preempt
  associate-context ctx1
  inservice
 
   

Online Diagnostics is not supported on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router. If you execute the diagnostic command, an error appears stating that there is no online diagnostics process running on the router.

PCMCIA 1GB Flash Disk is the default flash disk size for CRS IOS XR 3.6. However, PCMCIA 2GB Flash Disk is supported in IOS XR 3.6 for customers who plan to upgrade their PCMCIA flash disk to higher capacity disk. To upgrade from 1GB Flash Disk to 2GB Flash Disk, refer CRS-1 PCMCIA 1GB Flash Disk to 2GB Flash Disk Upgrade Procedure document (http://www.cisco.com/web/Cisco_IOS_XR_Software/pdf/SoftwareFirmwareCompatibilityMatrix.pdf).

rp mgmtethernet forwarding command—This command is not supported on the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router.

The following commands are not supported on the Cisco CRS-1 Series Router:

affinity location set

affinity location type

affinity program

affinity self

Default Queue Limit Calculation on the Cisco CRS-1 Series Router—In Cisco IOS XR releases prior to Cisco IOS XR Release 3.6.0, the reference used for a queue's default queue limit value of 100 ms was maximum queue bandwidth. This means that every queue was allocated buffers based on the maximum amount of bandwidth it could possibly send, which could result in a large oversubscription of buffers. This in turn results in a higher probability of packet drops due to insufficient buffer memory in the queuing ASIC.

In Cisco IOS XR Release 3.6.0, the default queue limit calculation was corrected (per the Cisco MQC specification) to use the Guaranteed Service Rate (GSR) as a reference for default queue limit calculation. GSR is the minimum bandwidth a queue will receive at any time. As a result of this change, when upgrading to Cisco IOS XR Release 3.6.0 or later, the default queue limit programmed for a queue or class can be considerably reduced, especially for classes with maximum bandwidth that is much larger than their respective GSRs.

Caveats

Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco IOS XR software releases. Severity-1 caveats are the most serious caveats; severity-2 caveats are less serious.

Open Caveats—Release 3.6.0

This section lists the caveats for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0:

Cisco CRS-1 and Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Caveats

Caveats Specific to the Cisco CRS-1 Router

Caveats Specific to the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

Cisco CRS-1 and Cisco XR 12000 Series Router Caveats

The following caveats applies to both platforms:

CSCsl29159

Basic Description:

The netio process crashes while enabling debug commands with ACL filter.

Symptom:

Sometimes, the netio process terminates abnormally when debug cef command with acl filter is used.

Conditions:

The problem occurs when the user enables debug cef packet ipv4acl and there is slowpathipv6 traffic being switched.

Workaround:

Specify the afi filter to the debug cef command that matches the type of debug acl being supplied to the debug command.

For example, use the commands in the following formats:

debug cef ipv4 packet [level<n>] ipv4acl

Or

debug cef ipv6 packet [level <n>] ipv6acl

CSCti50227

Basic Description:

Not able to modify RPL and delete prefix-set in a single commit.

Symptom:

When a policy that is attached directly or indirectly to an attach point needs to be modified, a single commit operation cannot be performed when:

Removing a set or policy referred by another policy that is attached to any attach point directly or indirectly.

Modifying the policy to remove the reference to the same set or policy that is getting removed.

Workaround:

The commit must be performed in two steps:

1. Modify the policy to remove the reference to the policy or set and then commit.

2. Remove the policy or set and commit.

Caveats Specific to the Cisco CRS-1 Router

CSCsl64370

Basic Description:

Sometimes, IPv4 or IPv6 rib process crashes.

Symptom:

IPv4 or IPv6 rib process crashes after a router reload or when multiple fib_mgr processes restart.

Conditions:

IPv4 or IPv6 rib process crash has been observed under the following conditions:

After router reload when line cards are booting

When multiple fib_mgr processes restart

Workaround:

There is no workaround to this problem. However, the process recovers by itself, after the core is dumped. The process crash could potentially result in a brief traffic loss.

CSCsl55570

Basic Description

The te tunnels flap after route processor failover (RPFO) on a Multi-Chassis system.

Symptom:

The te tunnels flap after route processor failover (RPFO) on a Multi-Chassis system.

Conditions:

The te tunnels flap after DSC route processor fail over.

Workaround:

Increase the signalling refresh interval to 180 on all RSVP links. The system will recover itself and no traffic loss will occur.

CSCsl67014

Basic Description:

Sometimes, exec process gets terminated when describe CLI commands are used.

Symptom:

WD sysmon may terminate the exec process if a CPU hog occurs.

Conditions: 

This symptom is observed on Cisco CRS-1 routers when using describe show tech-support or describe show screddrv standby.

Workaround:

There is no workaround to this problem. However, this problem appears very rarely and there is no impact on the functionality of the router.

CSCsk78968

Basic Description:

When a negotiation mismatch occurs on the SPA interface, the console displays continuous Gigabit Ethernet interface flap error messages.

Symptom:

Gigabit Ethernet interface flaps continuously.

Conditions:

Occurs when there is an auto-negotiation mismatch.

Workaround:

Reconfigure the link with matching auto-negotiation on both sides.

CSCsl63754

Basic Description:

MIB returns null OID (.0.0) as vendor type for the Series 8x10GbE module.

Symptom:

The entPhysicalTable provides incorrect value for entPhysicalVendorType for the Series 8x10GbE module.

Conditions:

Occurs on the Series 8x10GbE module.

Workaround:

None.

Caveats Specific to the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router

The following caveats are specific to the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router platform:

CSCsh50132

Basic Description:

Ace error messages appear and the traffic stops during spa-mix while sending IPSec and Clear IP Traffic over SPA-4XCT3/DS0 and SPA-IPSEC-2G.

Symptom:

Fails to process HAPI rx packet when spa-mix.

Conditions:

High rate traffic, over 600 Mpbs.

With spa-mix, when two IPSec SPA on the same linecard or IPSecSPA and other SPA types.

Workaround:

If the IPSec SPA is used at full rate (1 Gbps per direction), locate the other SPA on a separate linecard.

CSCsk90873

Basic Description:

CPU usage increases while establishing 64000 tunnels.

Symptom:

Total CPU usage is higher than 90 percentage.

Conditions:

During establishment of 64000 tunnels, the CPU reaches over 90 percentage. It also occurs when you are clear all tunnels. In some cases, the CPU reaches 100 percentage.

Workaround:

None.

CSCsl31769

Basic Description:

Creation of traffic flow fails when IPSec SPI is unavailable.

Symptom:

Creation of traffic flow fails when IPSec SPI is unavailable.

Conditions:

Scale configuration (over 500 SVI/ high TPS ratio)

Occurs during renegotiation or while establishing tunnels

Workaround:

Shape the TPS ratio using CAC. Increase the renegotiation interval.

CSCsk56789

Basic Description:

Bit error rate test (BERT) errors for the 3-in-24 pattern on the channel-group BERT for the 8-Port Channelized T1/E1 Shared Port Adapters (SPA).

Symptom:

Invoking BERT pattern 3-in-24 on the channel-group may result in BERT errors incrementing for the 8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPA.

Conditions:

For the 8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPA, invoking BERT pattern 3-in-24 on the channel-group may result in an increase in BERT errors.

Workaround:

None. There is no impact on the functionality of the system.

CSCsl58364

Basic Description:

After physical OIR, the show environment reports incorrect values for the Services card.

Symptom:

After physical OIR of the Services card, the temperature for that slot disappears (as seen in show environment temperatures CLI).

Conditions:

Upon OIR, show temperature does not display the temperature for the Services card.

Workaround:

None.

CSCsl54803

Basic Description:

Before initiating field diagnostics, the user is not warned to remove the cabling from the linecard under test.

Symptom:

Unexpected interrupts while field diagnostics is in progress.

Conditions:

External cables are connected to the linecard

Field diagnostics is initiated on the linecard

Workaround:

Remove all external cables to the linecard under test before initiating field diagnostics.

Resolved Cisco IOS XR Software PSIRT-Related Caveats

CSCti62211

Basic Description:

BGP flaps due to unknown attribute

Symptom:

Cisco IOS XR Software contains a vulnerability in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) feature. The vulnerability manifests itself when a BGP peer announces a prefix with a specific, valid but unrecognized transitive attribute. On receipt of this prefix, the Cisco IOS XR device will corrupt the attribute before sending it to the neighboring devices. Neighboring devices that receive this corrupted update may reset the BGP peering session.

Conditions:

Affected devices running Cisco IOS XR Software corrupt the unrecognized attribute before sending to neighboring devices, but neighboring devices may be running operating systems other than Cisco IOS XR Software and may still reset the BGP peering session after receiving the corrupted update. This is per standards defining the operation of BGP.

Workaround:

No workaround. Cisco developed a fix that addresses this vulnerability and will be releasing free software maintenance upgrades (SMUs) progressively starting 28 August 2010.

A Security Advisory is posted at http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20100827-bgp.shtml

Upgrading Cisco IOS XR Software

Cisco IOS XR software is installed and activated from modular packages, allowing specific features or software patches to be installed, upgraded, or downgraded without affecting unrelated processes. Software packages can be upgraded or downgraded on all supported card types, or on a single card (node).

Software packages are installed from package installation envelope (PIE) files that contain one or more software components.

The following URL contains links to information about how to upgrade Cisco IOS XR software:

http://www.cisco.com/web/Cisco_IOS_XR_Software/index.html

Product Life Cycle of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6

The Cisco IOS XR Software release strategy is time-based with a fixed release date and life cycle, as opposed to being a feature-based release strategy with a variable release date.

Table 7 lists the major milestones of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.

Table 7 Major Release End-of-Life Milestones of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6

Milestone
Definition
Date
Release Available Date

The date that the Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.0 got published on Cisco.com and became available to the general public.

December 21, 2007

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date that the official End-of-Life document announces the end of sale and end of life of a product that is distributed to the general public.

September 21, 2008

End-of-Sale Date and End of Maintenance Date

The last date to order Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6 through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

This also marks end of engineering, maintenance rebuilds, and software fixes through rebuilds of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6. After this date, maintenance rebuilds and software-fix support will be provided only through rebuilds of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.7 or later.

June 21, 2009

End of Application Software Maintenance Releases Through Migration: Operating System Software

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes via SMU. From June 21, 2009 until June 21, 2010, maintenance rebuilds and software fix-via SMU support for Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6 will be provided only through migration to rebuilds of Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.7. After June 21, 2010, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6.

June 21, 2010

Last Date of Support

The last date to receive service and support for the Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6. After this date, all support services for the Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.6 are unavailable and the product becomes obsolete.

June 21, 2014


Troubleshooting

For information on troubleshooting Cisco IOS XR Software, see the Cisco IOS XR Getting Started Guide and the Cisco IOS XR Troubleshooting Guide.

Related Documentation

The following sections describe the documentation available for the Cisco CRS-1 and the Cisco XR 12000 Series Router. Documentation is available in the form of PDF and HTML files and is available on www.Cisco.com.

Use this release notes with the following documents:

Hardware Documents

Software Documents

Hardware Documents

You can find the most current hardware documentation at the following URLs:

Cisco CRS-1 Series Router:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5763/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco XR 12000 Series Router:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6342/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Software Documents

The Cisco IOS XR Software documentation set includes the Cisco IOS XR software configuration guides and command references, as well as a getting started guide. For a full list, see About Cisco IOS XR Software Documentation for Release 3.6 for a list of Cisco IOS XR Software documentation for Release 3.6.0.

You can find the most current software documentation at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5845/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information about how to obtain documentation or support, on how to provide documentation feedback, for security guidelines, as well as on recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.