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Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15600 Release 9.2.1
Published: June 30, 2012, OL-23806-03
Release notes contain the new features and enhancements for the Cisco ONS 15600 SONET platform. 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 15600 Procedure Guide; Cisco ONS 15600 Reference Manual; Cisco ONS 15600 Troubleshooting Guide; and Cisco ONS 15600 SONET TL1 Command Guide. For the latest version of the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15600 Release 9.2.1, visit the following URL:
Cisco also provides Bug Toolkit, a web resource for tracking defects. To access Bug Toolkit, visit the following URL:
Changes to the Release Notes
This section documents supplemental changes that have been added to the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15600 Release 9.2.1 since the production of the Cisco ONS 15600 System Software CD for Release 9.2.1.
The following is updated in the release notes for Release 9.2.1:
•Updated the section New Features and Functionality.
•Added the section TSC Card Database Synchronization
Using the Bug ToolKit
In Cisco ONS 15600 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 you 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 all the bugs in a specified release, enter the following search criteria in the Search Bugs tab:
•Select Product Category—Select Optical Networking.
•Select Products—Select Cisco ONS 15600 Series from the list.
•Software Version—Select 9.21, 9.211, or 9.213 to view the list of outstanding and resolved bugs in Cisco ONS 15600 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 15600 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 latest version of Release 9.2.1 software addresses the following critical fixes.
•ASAP card reporting CONTBUS-IO and DCC-FAIL alarms.
•Loss of database when TSC card with Release 9.1 or later release software is installed as a stand-by card.
•Controller cards resetting when the tNetConf task is executed.
•Controller cards crashing when SNMP query getNext is executed.
•Controller cards failing due to cyclic redundancy checks (CRC) failure.
The following section highlights 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:
TSC Card Database Synchronization
(Release 9.2.13 and later releases)
When there is a mismatch between the active and standby TSC card databases, the Standby Database Out Of Synchronization (DBOSYNC) alarm is raised and a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) is performed on the active TSC card to verify if the software database is corrupt. The active TSC card database is synchronized with the standby TSC card and the DBOSYNC alarm is cleared only if the database in the active TSC card is not corrupt. If the CRC check fails on the active TSC card, the Flash Manger writes the database from RAM to the active TSC card. When the database write on the active TSC card fails the Primary Nonvolatile Backup Memory Failure (BKUPMEMP) alarm is raised and the system performs protection switch by resetting the active TSC card so that the standby TSC card becomes active. This ensures that the corrupted database is not synchronized from the active TSC card to the standby TSC card.
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 response has changed:
Use the Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15600 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 Cisco ONS 15454 SONET and SDH, Release 9.2.1
•Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15600 SDH, Release 9.2.1
•Cisco ONS 15454 Software Upgrade Guide, Release 9.2.1
•Cisco ONS 15600 Procedure Guide
Provides installation, turn up, test, and maintenance procedures
•Cisco ONS 15600 Reference Manual
Provides technical reference information for SONET/SDH cards, nodes, and networks
•Cisco ONS 15600 Troubleshooting Guide
Provides a list of SONET alarms and troubleshooting procedures, general troubleshooting information, and hardware replacement procedures
•Cisco ONS SONET TL1 Command Guide
Provides a comprehensive list of TL1 commands
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
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