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Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454 SONET and SDH, Release 9.2.1
Published: January 23, 2013, OL-23886-05
Release notes contain the new features and enhancements for the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET and SDH platforms. For detailed information regarding features, capabilities, hardware, and software introduced with this release, refer to the "Release 9.2.1" version of the Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide, Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual, Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide, Cisco ONS 15454 SDH TL1 Command Guide and Cisco ONS 15454 SONET TL1 Command Guide. For the latest version of the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454 SONET and SDH, Release 9.2.1, visit the following URL:
The following table shows the platforms supported in different releases.
Cisco also provides Bug Toolkit, a web resource for tracking defects. To access Bug Toolkit, visit the following URL:
This section documents supplemental changes that have been added to the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454 SONET and SDH, Release 9.2.1 since the production of the Cisco ONS 15454 System Software CD for Release 9.2.1.
Added the section Critical Bug Fix in Release 18.104.22.168.
Added the section Critical Bug Fixes in Release 22.214.171.124.
Added the section Critical Bug Fixes in Release 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
Important Package Information
In Release 9.2.1, the ONS 15454 package is split into two separate packages as follows:
•15454 TDM—This package includes the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET and SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP)
•15454 DWDM—This package includes the Cisco ONS 15454, Cisco ONS 15454 M2, and Cisco ONS 15454 M6 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP)
Note Hybrid nodes are not supported in Releases 9.2 and later.
Software and Hardware Requirements
Before you begin to install Cisco ONS 15454 Software Release 9.2.1, you must check if your system meets the minimum software and hardware requirements. This section describes the software and hardware requirements for Cisco ONS 15454 Software Release 9.2.1.
•Hardware—IBM-compatible PC with a Pentium IV or faster processor, CD-ROM drive, a minimum of 1 GB RAM, 20 Gb hard disk with 250 MB of available hard drive space
–Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.
–UNIX workstation with Solaris Version 9 or 10 on an UltraSPARC-III or faster processor, with a minimum of 1 GB RAM and a minimum of 250 MB of available hard drive space.
–Apple Mac OS X, CTC Needs to be installed using the CacheInstaller available on CCO or the ONS CD.
(Use the latest patch/Service Pack released by the OS vendor. Check with the vendor for the latest patch/Service Pack.)
•Supported Java Runtime Environment—Cisco ONS 15454 Software Release 9.2.1 requires that you install Java Runtime Environment Version 1.6.
•Supported Browser for PC—Internet Explorer 6.x, 7.x, 8.x. For UNIX Workstation—Mozilla 1.7. For Mac OS-X PC—Safari
Critical Bug Fix in Release 184.108.40.206
Packets that are sent from the ML-MR-10 card through the POS interface, which become smaller than 64 bytes after a VLAN pop, are dropped.
Critical Bug Fixes in Release 220.127.116.11
Release 18.104.22.168 software addresses the following critical fixes. These bug fixes are applicable only to Cisco ONS 15454 SDH platform.
•The subnetwork connection protection (SNCP) circuit does not switch in case of signal degrade in the VC3 path.
•The BITS-IN timing may not be locked in phase when the node is operational for at least 15 days.
•Memory leaks when the SNMPWalk query is executed on dsx1ConfigTable.
Critical Bug Fixes in Release 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199
Release 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 software addresses the following critical fixes:
•Memory leak issues when the following TL1 commands are executed:
•Controller cards resetting when the tNetConf task is executed.
•Memory corruption caused by HW-LCAS circuits created when POS ports are administratively down on the ML cards.
Using the Bug ToolKit
In Cisco ONS 15454 Software Release 9.2.1 and later, use the Bug ToolKit to view the list of outstanding and resolved bugs in a release. This section explains how to use the Bug ToolKit.
This section explains how to use the Bug ToolKit to search for a specific bug or to search for all the bugs in a specified release.
You will be prompted to log into Cisco.com. After successful login, the Bug Toolkit page opens.
Step 2 Click Launch Bug Toolkit.
Step 3 To search for a specific bug, enter the bug ID in the Search for Bug ID field and click Go in the Search Bugs tab.
To search for bugs in a specific release, enter the following search criteria:
•Select Product Category—Select Optical Networking.
•Select Products—Select Cisco ONS 15400 Series from the list.
•Software Version—Select 9.21, 9.211, 9.213, 9.214, or 9.215 to view the list of outstanding and resolved bugs in Cisco ONS 15454 Software Release 9.2.1.
•Search for Keyword(s)—Separate search phrases with boolean expressions (AND, NOT, OR) to search within the bug title and details.
•Advanced Options—You can either perform a search using the default search criteria or define custom criteria for an advanced search. To customize the advanced search, select Use custom settings for severity, status, and others and provide the following information:
–Severity—Select the severity level.
–Status—Select Open, Fixed, or Terminated.
Select Open to view all the open bugs. To filter the open bugs, clear the Open check box and select the appropriate sub-options that appear below the Open check box. The sub-options are New, Held, More, Open, Waiting, Assigned, Forwarded, Postponed, Submitted, and Information Required. For example, if you want to view only new bugs in Cisco ONS 15454 Software Release 9.2.1, only select New.
Select Fixed to view fixed bugs. To filter fixed bugs, clear the Fixed check box and select the appropriate sub-options that appear below the fixed check box. The sub-options are Resolved or Verified.
Select Terminated to view terminated bugs. To filter terminated bugs, clear the Terminated check box and select the appropriate sub-options that appear below the terminated check box. The sub-options are Closed, Junked, and Unreproducible. Select multiple options as required.
–Advanced—Select the Show only bugs containing bug details check box to view only those bugs that contain detailed information, such as symptoms and workarounds.
–Modified Date—Select this option if you want filter bugs based on the date on which the bugs were last modified.
–Results Displayed Per Page—Select the appropriate option from the list to restrict the number of results that appear per page.
Step 4 Click Search. The Bug Toolkit displays the list of bugs based on the specified search criteria.
Export to Spreadsheet
The Bug ToolKit provides the following options to export bugs to a spreadsheet:
•Click Export All to Spreadsheet link in the Search Results page under the Search Bugs tab. Specify file name and folder name to save the spreadsheet. All the bugs retrieved by the search will be exported.
•Click Export All to Spreadsheet link in the My Notifications tab. Specify file name and folder name to save the spreadsheet. All the saved bugs in all the groups will be exported.
If you are unable to export the spreadsheet, log into the Technical Support Website at
http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html for more information or call Cisco TAC (1-800-553-2447).
New Features and Functionality
The following sections highlight new features and functionality for Release 9.2.1. For detailed documentation of each of these features, consult the user documentation.
New Software Features and Functionality
The following new software feature is added for Release 9.2.1:
Transaction Language 1 (TL1)
This section contains list of Command Syntax Changes and Command Response Changes. For detailed information, please refer to Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide and Cisco ONS SDH TL1 Command Guide.
No new TL1 commands are added in Release 9.2.1.
Command Syntax Changes
The syntax of the following commands have changed:
Command Response Changes
The following TL1 command responses have changed:
Use the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454 SONET and SDH, Release 9.2.1 in conjunction with the following referenced Release 9.2.1 publications:
•Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-MA, Release 9.2.1
•Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15310-MA SDH, Release 9.2.1
•Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15454, ONS 15454 M2, and ONS 15454 M6 DWDM, Release 9.2.1
•Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15600, Release 9.2.1
•Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15600 SDH, Release 9.2.1
•Upgrading the Cisco ONS 15454 to Release 9.2.1
•Upgrading the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH to Release 9.2.1
•Cisco ONS 15454 Procedure Guide
Provides installation, turn up, test, and maintenance procedures
•Cisco ONS 15454 Reference Manual
Provides technical reference information for SONET cards, nodes, and networks.
•Cisco ONS 15454 Troubleshooting Guide
Provides a list of SONET alarms and troubleshooting procedures, general troubleshooting information, and hardware replacement procedures.
•Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide
Provides installation, turn up, test, and maintenance procedures.
•Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual
Provides technical reference information for SDH cards, nodes, and networks.
•Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide
Provides a list of SDH alarms and troubleshooting procedures, general troubleshooting information, and hardware replacement procedures.
•Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide
Provides a comprehensive list of TL1 commands.
•Cisco ONS SDH TL1 Command Guide
Provides a comprehensive list of TL1 commands.
•Cisco ONS 15454 and Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration Guide
Provides technical reference and configuration information for Ethernet cards.
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