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Release Notes for CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager 3.1

New Features

Product Documentation

Related Documentation

Documentation Updates

Database Password for QPM 3.1

Initializing the QPM Database

Importing Devices from a CSV File

QPM and CiscoWorks Common Services

New and Updated IP Telephony Templates

Working with QPM and ACS 3.2

Known and Resolved Problems

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

Cisco TAC Website

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Release Notes for CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager 3.1


These release notes are for use with CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager (QPM) 3.1.

These release notes provide:

New Features

Product Documentation

Related Documentation

Documentation Updates

QPM and CiscoWorks Common Services

New and Updated IP Telephony Templates

Working with QPM and ACS 3.2

Known and Resolved Problems

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

New Features

QPM 3.1 contains the following new features:

DSCP-based WRED

The ability to specify FRTS burst and exceed burst sizes as the desired interval (in milliseconds), rather than a set rate, so that policies can be more easily applied to interfaces of differing rates.

The ability to translate a policy's filter conditions as a single ACL, so that you use fewer ACLs on a device. This can be helpful if you are reaching the limit on available ACLs on a device.

The IP Telephony templates have been updated to the latest Cisco recommendations. Additionally, templates have been added to help you deploy policies on ATM to Frame Relay connections. See New and Updated IP Telephony Templates for details.

Support for AutoQoS VoIP configurations on routers—You can upload AutoQoS VoIP configurations from routers to QPM. You can modify the uploaded policies, or add to them, and then redeploy the policies to the devices. After deployment, you can use QPM's QoS analysis capabilities to monitor the AutoQoS configuration.

QoS analysis reports are now exported in XML format rather than CSV.

You can now select KazaA2 as an NBAR application.

QPM user privileges have changed. There are now more user levels that you can use to control and limit access to QPM.

QPM 3.1 includes an export utility and an import utility, which enable you to:

Migrate and upgrade QPM 3.0.x database and configuration information to QPM 3.1.

Migrate QPM database and configuration information from one QPM 3.1 server to another.

Support was added for these devices.

Catalyst 6000 switches with Sup 720/PFC3 (QPM does not support outbound policies on VLANs on CatOS)

Catalyst 4006, 4503, and 4504 with Sup III, IV switches

Catalyst 4507R with Sup IV switch

Catalyst 3550-24 PWR

Catalyst 2980G switch

Catalyst 2950LRE switch

Cisco UBR7246

3200 router

7300 router

4Q1T-Shape queuing for Catalyst 4006, 4503, 4505 (Sup III, IV), and 4507R (Sup IV)

Support for IOS software version 12.2S


Note See the complete list of supported devices and QoS features for QPM 3.1 under the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps2064/
products_device_support_tables_list.html


Product Documentation


Note We sometimes update the printed and electronic documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


You can find product information, including documentation, at this URL on Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps2064/index.html

Table 1 describes the product documentation that is available.

Table 1 Product Documentation 

Document Title
Available Formats

Release Notes for CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager 3.1

Printed document that was included with the product.

On Cisco.com:

a. Log into Cisco.com.

b. Select Products & Services > Network Management CiscoWorks  > CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager > Technical Documentation > Release and Installation Notes .

Quick Start Guide for CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager 3.1

Printed document that was included with the product.

On Cisco.com:

a. Log into Cisco.com.

b. Select Products & Services > Network Management CiscoWorks  > CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager > Technical Documentation > Quick Start.

Installation Guide for CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager 3.1

PDF on the product CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

a. Log into Cisco.com.

b. Select Products & Services > Network Management CiscoWorks  > CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager > Technical Documentation > Installation Guide Books .

Printed document available by order (part number DOC-7815484=).1

Getting Started Guide for CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager 3.1

PDF on the product CD-ROM and from the CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager online help.

On Cisco.com:

a. Log into Cisco.com.

b. Select Products & Services > Network Management CiscoWorks  > CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager > Technical Documentation > Getting Started Guide Books .

Printed document available by order (part number DOC-7815533=).1

User Guide for CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager 3.1

PDF on the product CD-ROM and from the CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager online help.

On Cisco.com:

a. Log into Cisco.com.

b. Select Products & Services > Network Management CiscoWorks  > CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager > Technical Documentation > User Guide Books .

Printed document available by order (part number DOC-7815532=).1

Supported Devices for CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager 3.1

1. Log into Cisco.com.

2. Select Products & Services > Network Management CiscoWorks  > CiscoWorks QoS Policy Manager > Technical Documentation > Device Support Tables.

Context-sensitive online help

Select an option from the navigation tree, then click Help.

Click the Help button in the dialog box.

1 See the "Obtaining Documentation" section.


Related Documentation


Note We sometimes update the printed and electronic documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


QPM 3.1 runs on the CiscoWorks Common Services 1.0 Server. Documentation for CiscoWorks Common Services 1.0 is available on Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps3996/index.html.

Documentation Updates

This section provides information that has not been included in the QPM 3.1 documentation:

Database Password for QPM 3.1

Initializing the QPM Database

Importing Devices from a CSV File

Database Password for QPM 3.1

As part of the QPM 3.1 installation procedure, you are required to enter a password for the QPM database. If you are installing QPM for the first time, you can use any combination of letters and numbers.

However, if you are upgrading from QPM 3.0 or QPM 3.0.1, and you intend to import your existing QPM database into QPM 3.1, do not use a password that begins with any digit (0 through 9). This will cause the QPM database import and upgrade operation to fail, and will prevent you from continuing to work with QPM. See the bug description for CSCeb39446.

Initializing the QPM Database

If your QPM database becomes corrupted, the recommended way to initialize the QPM database is to uninstall QPM and then re-install.

You can use the QPM 3.1 Export utility to create a clean backup of the QPM database after installation, before you begin to work with QPM. If, for any reason you want to re-initialize the database, you can import the clean database using the QPM 3.1 Import utility. See the Installation Guide for QoS Policy Manager 3.1 for information about using the QPM 3.1 Import and Export utilities.

Importing Devices from a CSV File

You can import devices into the QPM device inventory from a CSV (comma-separated values) file, generated by exporting inventory information from RME. You can also generate the CSV file manually if you do not have RME.

For details of the required format of the CSV file, see:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/rtrmgmt/cw2000/cw2000e/e_3_x/3_4/u_guide/ug_appb.htm

QPM and CiscoWorks Common Services

QPM 3.1 runs on the CiscoWorks Common Services 1.0 server, which can be installed as a standalone server, or as an add-on to CD One 5th Edition.

QPM 3.1 cannot be installed on a server running CiscoWorks Common Services 2.2.

New and Updated IP Telephony Templates

The following new IP telephony templates are included with QPM 3.1:

RouterToL2QoSSwitchISL—Replaces RouterToL2QoSSwitch template. The interface types in the new template are propVirtual and VLAN instead of Ethernet.

Templates for ATM to Frame Relay configuration:

WanATM2FR-FR-Main

WanATM2FRVirtualTemplate

WanATM2FR-FR-DLCI

WanATM2FR-ATM-PVC

Templates for Catalyst 4000 devices with Sup 3 or Sup 4:

VoiceDeviceCat4kIOS

Acc4kIOStoIPPhone

Acc4kIOStoVoIPControl

Dist4kIOStoL2QoSAware

Dist4kIOStoL3QoSAware

Dist4kIOStoRouterWan

VoiceDeviceCatalyst2980—New template for Catalyst 2980 devices.

Templates for 1760 routers:

Router1760ToL2QoSSwitch

WAN-MLP-Slow-1760

WAN-MLP-High-1760

WAN-HDLC-High-1760

WAN-FR-Main-Int-1760

WAN-FR-DLCI-Slow-1760

WAN-FR-DLCI-High-1760

The following IP Telephony templates have been updated in QPM 3.1:

Acc6K_FEtoAndFromDist6K—The trust state is now "untrusted" instead of "trust-dscp"

The WAN policies in the following WAN templates have been updated:

WAN-MLP-Slow

WAN-MLP-High

WAN-HDLC-High

WAN-VIP-HDLC-High

WAN-HDLC-MSFC-High

WAN-FR-DLCI-Slow

WAN-FR-DLCI-High

WAN-VIP-FR-DLCI-Slow

WAN-VIP-FR-DLCI-High

WAN-ATM-VirtualTemplate

WAN-ATM-HighSpeed

The FRTS policies in the following templates have been updated:

WAN-FR-DLCI-Slow

WAN-FR-DLCI-High

WAN-VIP-FR-DLCI-Slow

WAN-VIP-FR-DLCI-High

The policies now use interval instead of burst count.

WAN-ATM-HighSpeed—The TX-ring size is 3


Note Imported QPM 3.0.x IP telephony templates will overwrite any QPM 3.1 updated templates with the same name. To reinstall the updated templates after import, delete the old templates, and rerun the IP Telephony wizard.


Working with QPM and ACS 3.2

You can work with QPM 3.1 and ACS 3.2.

If you have been working with QPM 3.1 and ACS authentication, when you upgrade from ACS 3.1 to ACS 3.2, you must re-register QPM with the ACS server in the CiscoWorks desktop (select VPN/Security Management Solution > Administration > Configuration > AAA Server).

You do not need to make any configuration changes in ACS 3.2.

Known and Resolved Problems

Table 2 describes problems known to exist in this release; Table 3 describes problems resolved since the last release of QPM.


Note To obtain more information about known problems, access the Cisco Software Bug Toolkit at http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/home.pl. (You will be prompted to log into Cisco.com.)


Table 2 Known Problems in QPM 3.1 

Bug ID
Summary
Explanation

CSCec63891

Import from QPM 3.0 to 3.1 encounters ASA Error -103

In certain cases, the QPM 3.1 export utility does not read the QPM password correctly, resulting in the error message.

A script patch will be available to correct this bug.

CSCin35071

Entries in audit trail are removed when Clear is canceled

If you click the Clear button in an Audit Trail page, and then cancel the Clear action, all logs in the Audit Trail page will be deleted.

Workaround: None.

CSCdy27282

bc/be must be defined although optional in 12.2T.

Class-Based Policing bc/be values are optional in 12.2T, but in QPM, you must define them.

Workaround: None.

CSCin35012

Import from RME stays in progress for a long time

When importing devices from RME into QPM the last device might stay in status "In Progress" forever and not get added to QPM.

Workaround: Add the last device manually to QPM.

CSCeb04064

Subinterfaces disappear in QPM

Subinterfaces that have been configured with the encapsulation command value "dot1Q", are not discovered by QPM.

This problem occurs, due to an IOS bug, on subinterfaces on devices with certain IOS 12.2 versions, and IOS versions in the 12.2T, 12.2E, and 12.2S release trains.

Workaround: Use IOS version 12.2(8)T or higher, or 12.2(13)S or higher.

CSCea26959

PDP connection error if trying to login before startup ended

If you try to log into QPM before QPM startup is completed, a PDP connection error is shown and the server is stuck.

Workaround: Restart the QPM server, wait till QPM startup is completed, then log into QPM.

CSCdy49084

If QPM server restarts and a monitored device is down, task ends

When the Collector service is restarted, and a monitored device is unreachable, the collector will give it a finish status.

Workaround: None

CSCdz34145

Monitored device becomes unreachable

Monitoring tasks, both historical and real-time tasks, are not notified for changes in SNMP community string.

If the SNMP community string changes while tasks are running, those tasks will try to read the relevant MIBs without success.

Real-time graphs will not display new data from that point, and historical graphs will display only straight lines, which is the current behavior when there is no new data to present (device unreachable).

CSCdy27332

QPM cannot monitor policies on ATM aal5 interfaces

In QPM, ATM policies are defined for aal5 interfaces, not the ATM main interface, but the deployed policy information is stored in the MIB for the main ATM interface.

Workaround:

In QPM, configure ATM policies for ATM VC network elements.

CSCea51975

Monitoring conflicts when using backup/restore

After restoring QPM database from a stored backup, any of the following might occur:

The restored database includes monitoring tasks that no longer exist in the collector, and therefore will not run.

The collector will collect and store data for tasks, which do not exist in the restored database, and therefore will not be accessible to users.

CSCea15860

Deleted task remains in task list

This problem might occur if an Internet Explorer timeout occurs before the task has been deleted.

The task will be visible in the task list, and will disappear only when the page is refreshed after the delete operation has completed.

CSCin13595

Properties and Policies copied to new PG when option not selected

When you create a policy group by copying a policy group that is attached to a policy group template, the source policy group's policies and properties are copied to the new policy group whether this option was selected or not.

CSCin32807

Upload QoS configuration in progress for a long time

Occasionally, when you upload a device's configuration, the status of the Upload job in the Upload Reports page stays in progress for a long time and never gets completed.

Workaround: Upload the device configuration again. Both Upload jobs will be displayed in the Upload Reports page and will complete.

CSCea49923

QPM Upload will fail on match any statement in class-map

QPM will not upload a class map configured with a match any statement. Any actions defined for this class map in a policy map will be ignored.

The device CLI contains a class-map command including a match any statement, for example:

class-map match-any myClass 
match any 
policy-map myPolicy 
class myClass 
set ip precedence 2 

Workaround: Change CLI on device before Upload to one of the following:

A class-default policy, for example:

policy-map myClass 
class class-default 
set ip precedence 2 

An access list with a match any statement, for example:

access-list 100 permit ip any any 
class-map match-any myClass 
match access-group 100 

CSCin44458

UserID displayed as Unknown resulting in QPM error

Occasionally, after logging into QPM, a QPM error is displayed on all pages. Also the User ID is displayed as Unknown in all pages, even though the user has logged in with a valid username.

Workaround: Restart the QPM server.

CSCuk36160

IP Telephony wizard ignores Recommend rules with device roles.

When you use the Recommend option in the IP Telephony wizard to select interfaces for voice roles, the wizard ignores imported device role information. This means that device role information is not used to select interfaces.

Workaround: None

CSCeb21375

View Deployment Groups in Deploy freezes the Policy Groups page

After you open the Policy Groups page from the "View Deployment Group" link on the Job History page, the Policy Groups page remains in read-only mode. You can navigate to other QPM pages, but if you return to the Policy Groups page from the Policy Groups option in the Configure tab, the page is in read-only mode.

Workarounds:

If you have more than one deployment group, change to another deployment group and then return to the current deployment group.

If you have only one deployment group, go to the Deployment Groups page and click the icon in the Policy Groups column of the table.

CSCdy04901

Not enough details given for device login errors.

Device status shows "SNMP error" or "Telnet error," but gives no details.

These are the common causes for SNMP errors:

The device public community string entered in QPM is incorrect. Correct the community string in QPM.

QPM can't read all the necessary SNMP information from the device, possibly because there are corrupted or missing MIBs.

The device does not have a functioning SNMP engine.

The SNMP request timed out, typically because the device or network was too congested to respond before the timeout limit. Retry the SNMP connection, or increase the SNMP timeout value.

These are the common causes for Telnet errors:

The device Telnet password entered in QPM is incorrect. Correct the Telnet password in QPM.

SSH is enabled, but SSH login failed because SSH is not configured correctly on the device. Fix the SSH configuration on the device.

The login to the device failed.

There is no Telnet connection to the device.

CSCdy04874

Historical monitoring task status remains "In Edit."

A historical monitoring task status will remain "In Edit," and the task will not run, in the following conditions:

When the duration of the task is less that the defined polling interval.

Workaround: Ensure that the polling interval is less than the task duration time.

When you edit a task with task status "Collector Error."

Workaround: Delete the task and create a new task.

CSCin41627

403 forbidden error when trying to access QPM help

This problem might occur at any time, or after changing from CMF to ACS permissions, or from ACS to CMF permissions.

Workaround: Restart the QPM server.

CSCin33600

Deployment fails on 7300 when filter contains DSCP or IPP

On Cisco 7300 devices running IOS 12.1E, if the filter definition contains a DSCP or IP Precedence condition in the Rule Settings page, deployment fails with the message "Deployment to device failed, not all commands were deployed to device."

Workaround: Define DSCP or IP Precedence conditions only within a Single ACL Translation condition.

CSCdy00063

Monitoring task is not valid after device deletion (RT+H)

When a device that was being monitored, is deleted from the device inventory, all tasks that were monitoring this device (both historical and real-time) will become invalid. This also applies to historical monitoring tasks that include other devices. Adding the deleted device back to the inventory will not help those invalid tasks.

Workaround: Stop the task before deleting devices. Create a new task to continue monitoring other devices in the original task.

CSCeb13774

Monitoring task stops after CLI Preview / Verify Configuration

When you try to run a new monitoring task for a device after performing a "CLI Preview" or "Verify Configuration" operation for that device and before deploying the configuration to the device, the monitoring task might fail.

If you perform a "CLI Preview" or "Verify Configuration" operation on a device while a historical monitoring task containing that device is in progress, the monitoring on all devices in the task will stop.

Workarounds:

Wait until the task finishes, or manually stop the task before using these features.

Make sure to deploy the QPM configuration to the device before starting new network analysis (monitoring) tasks.

Do not perform "CLI Preview" or "Verify Configuration" for devices that have an historical network analysis (monitoring) task running.

CSCin31741

Connection to CMF server fails

If you close QPM and then reopen QPM without logging out of CiscoWorks first, the connection to CiscoWorks fails. You will not be able to add devices, deploy to devices, or perform monitoring.

Workaround: Close QPM, log out of CiscoWorks, then log into CiscoWorks and open QPM.

CSCeb21027

Problem with deleting Deployment Groups after filtering.

When you filter deployment groups by name, if all deployment groups remain in the filtered list, and you try to delete all the deployment groups, a QPM error message appears. Clicking OK on the error message does not cancel the Delete operation—all the deployment groups, except one, will be deleted. You might need to refresh the page to see the updated view.

Workaround: In this case, select deployment groups individually for deletion, and leave one unselected.

CSCea26905

SSH selection is not available when adding new device

When you add a new device to QPM, there is no option to configure QPM to enable support for SSH.

Workaround: After adding the device, configure QPM to enable support for SSH in the Device Properties page.

CSCeb39446

Upgrade from 3.0.x doesnt work with some DB passwords

In the QPM 3.1 installation process, if you enter a database password that begins with any digit (0 through 9), and then you try to import a QPM database from QPM 3.0 or QPM 3.0.1, the import and upgrade operation will fail, and you will not be able to continue working with QPM.

Workaround: Do not use a database password that begins with any digit (0 through 9).


Table 3 Resolved Problems in QPM 3.1 

Bug ID
Summary
Additional Information

CSCdy21216

Filtering by Voice Role doesn't work.

The filtering option for Voice Role in table headers now works correctly.

CSCdy32937

Deployment fails for VIP DLCI with class-based QoS.

When configuring class-based QoS for VIP DLCIs, you no longer need to configure FRF policies to create an FR map-class.

CSCdx94253

Cannot import devices from RME 3.4 DIFF file ver. 1 or 2.

None

CSCdy00200

Problem assigning DLCI FR or VC interfaces to policy groups.

You can now assign DLCI FR or VC interfaces in the Interface Properties page for DLCI FR and VC.

CSCin14893

CLI of uploaded ACL filter is not identical to original CLI.

None

CSCdx41453

Deployment to FR interface on VIP card fails.

None

CSCdy46163

Deployment of policy group Acc6K_FEtoAndFromDist6K sometimes fails.

None

CSCdy51357

Historical monitoring graphs do not indicate when device is down.

None

CSCdx73632

Chart color assigned randomly every time user opens report

None

CSCdz53333

Devices aren't added to the correct device group.

None

CSCdy79290

Interfaces on Flexwan modules are not detected as VIP interfaces.

None

CSCdz58091

ATM ima sub-interfaces detected as ATM1/IMA0.1-aal5 layer

None

CSCdz41417

Cat6K marking - need to support cross-interface

When marking policy is assigned to more than one port, cross-interface marking is configured instead of duplicating the ACL.

CSCdz45083

Upload fails when trying to upload broken conf of access-group

QPM will now complete the upload of a configuration containing a class-map (only in case of match-any) with access-group match entry to a undefined ACL.

CSCdz59256

Changing IP library after deploy does not affect next deploy

None

CSCdz63664

Need a user role that cannot delete QPM logs

Only a user with the system admin role can delete QPM audit logs. All other roles do not have permissions to delete logs.

CSCdz85687

Fail to create application alias with port number 9xxx

None

CSCdz88310

Exception in Import Device constraint with IOS 12.2(4)T

None

CSCea00506

Need to add support for kazza2 NBAR protocol

QPM 3.1 supports kazaa2 NBAR protocol.

CSCea01974

Javascript error when defining Source or Destination IP condition

None

CSCea10035

Commands on Vlan interfaces on RSM are not removed during deployment

VLAN interfaces on RSM devices are now detected in QPM as VLAN network element. Commands set on VLAN interfaces on RSM devices will now be correctly identified by QPM, and they will be uploaded, and removed (if necessary) during deployment.

CSCea14518

Cat3550 Dscp-Threshold mapping always saved

When configuring Cat3550 queuing properties, if the DSCP to Thresholds mappings were not configured, the defaults were saved and the appropriate CLI generated by QPM.

The user interface has been modified, so that no default values are displayed.

CSCea22949

Distributed modular shaping should be enabled on Native FlexWAN

Modular Shaping property is now enabled on FlexWAN (VIP) interfaces on 7600, Cat6K-PFC1-IOS, Cat6K-PFC2-IOS and MSFC.

CSCea22957

TX-Ring-Limit property should be enabled on Native/7600 devices

TX-Ring limit property is now available for ATM PVCs on 7600, Cat6K-PFC1-IOS, Cat6K-PFC2-IOS and MSFC devices.

CSCea26765

Error in policy wizard

Occasionally, when you selected the Actions option in the Policy Definition wizard after creating and deleting a few conditions, an error occurred. This problem has now been corrected.

CSCea28414

QPM 3.0/3.01 removes existing PBR commands under interface config

None

CSCea31517

TACACS access parameters are not imported correctly from QPM 2.1

None

CSCea42875

QPM cannot generate CLI preview for 6500 switches

None

CSCea47343

Channel group on Flexwan T1 are not identified as VIP

None

CSCea49084

MSFC Flexwan card is categorized as other in QPM

None

CSCea51244

Modular shaping is not uploaded correctly

The problem with uploading policies with modular shaping on VIP with adaptive shaping has been solved.

CSCea72930

queue-list command with filter other than list shouldnt be sup

Unsupported CLI is now displayed in Upload report as unsupported CLI, and is not removed during deployment.


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Priority level 3 (P3)—Operational performance of the network is impaired, but most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco are willing to commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels.

Priority level 2 (P2)—Operation of an existing network is severely degraded, or significant aspects of your business operations are negatively impacted by inadequate performance of Cisco products. You and Cisco will commit full-time resources during normal business hours to resolve the situation.

Priority level 1 (P1)—An existing network is "down," or there is a critical impact to your business operations. You and Cisco will commit all necessary resources around the clock to resolve the situation.

Cisco TAC Website

The Cisco TAC website provides online documents and tools to help troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with Cisco products and technologies. To access the Cisco TAC website, go to this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/tac

All customers, partners, and resellers who have a valid Cisco service contract have complete access to the technical support resources on the Cisco TAC website. Some services on the Cisco TAC website require a Cisco.com login ID and password. If you have a valid service contract but do not have a login ID or password, go to this URL to register:

http://tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do

If you are a Cisco.com registered user, and you cannot resolve your technical issues by using the Cisco TAC website, you can open a case online at this URL:

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

If you have Internet access, we recommend that you open P3 and P4 cases online so that you can fully describe the situation and attach any necessary files.

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

The Cisco TAC Escalation Center addresses priority level 1 or priority level 2 issues. These classifications are assigned when severe network degradation significantly impacts business operations. When you contact the TAC Escalation Center with a P1 or P2 problem, a Cisco TAC engineer automatically opens a case.

To obtain a directory of toll-free Cisco TAC telephone numbers for your country, go to this URL:

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

Before calling, please check with your network operations center to determine the Cisco support services to which your company is entitled: for example, SMARTnet, SMARTnet Onsite, or Network Supported Accounts (NSA). When you call the center, please have available your service agreement number and your product serial number.

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Information about Cisco products, technologies, and network solutions is available from various online and printed sources.

The Cisco Product Catalog describes the networking products offered by Cisco Systems, as well as ordering and customer support services. Access the Cisco Product Catalog at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/index.html

Cisco Press publishes a wide range of networking publications. Cisco suggests these titles for new and experienced users: Internetworking Terms and Acronyms Dictionary, Internetworking Technology Handbook, Internetworking Troubleshooting Guide, and the Internetworking Design Guide. For current Cisco Press titles and other information, go to Cisco Press online at this URL.

http://www.ciscopress.com

Packet magazine is the Cisco quarterly publication that provides the latest networking trends, technology breakthroughs, and Cisco products and solutions to help industry professionals get the most from their networking investment. Included are networking deployment and troubleshooting tips, configuration examples, customer case studies, tutorials and training, certification information, and links to numerous in-depth online resources. You can access Packet magazine at this URL:

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

Internet Protocol Journal is a quarterly journal published by Cisco Systems for engineering professionals involved in designing, developing, and operating public and private internets and intranets. You can access the Internet Protocol Journal at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/about/ac123/ac147/about_cisco_the_internet_protocol_journal.html

Training—Cisco offers world-class networking training. Current offerings in network training are listed at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/learning/le31/learning_recommended_training_list.html