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Release Notes for the Catalyst 8540 Switch for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8, Part 1: System Requirements

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Release Notes for the Catalyst 8540 Switch for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8, Part 1: System Requirements

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for the Catalyst 8540 Switch for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8, Part 1: System Requirements

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Memory Defaults and Upgrade Options

Upgrading a PC Card

Hardware Supported (Catalyst 8540 MSR)

Hardware Supported on the Catalyst 8540 CSR

Other Firmware Code

Feature Set Table (Catalyst 8540 MSR)

Feature Set Table For Catalyst 8540 CSR

Release Names, Versions, and Part Numbers

Upgrade and Downgrade Notes

New and Changed Information

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E8

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E7

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E5

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E4

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E3

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E2

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E1

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E

New Features in Release 12.1(23)E1

New Features in Release 12.1(23)E

New Features in Release 12.1(22)E

New Features in Release 12.1(20)EB

Catalyst 8540 MSR

New Features in Release 12.1(20)E

New Features in Release 12.1(19)EB

Catalyst 8540 MSR

New Features in Release 12.1(19)E2

New Features in Release 12.1(14)EB1

New Features in Release 12.1(19)E

New Features in Release 12.1(14)EB

Catalyst 8540 MSR

New Features in Release 12.1(14)E1

Catalyst 8540 MSR

Catalyst 8540 CSR

New Features in Release 12.1(13)EB1

Catalyst 8540 MSR

New Features in Release 12.1(13)E1

New Features in Release 12.1(12c)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

Catalyst 8540 CSR

New Features in Release 12.1(12c)E1

New Features in Release 12.1(12c)E

Catalyst 8540 MSR

Catalyst 8540 CSR

New Features in Release 12.1(11b)E1

New Features in Release 12.1(11b)E

New Features in Release 12.1(10)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

Catalyst 8540 CSR

New Features in Release 12.1(10)E

Catalyst 8540 MSR

Catalyst 8540 CSR

New Features in Release 12.1(7a)EY1

New Features in Release 12.1(7a)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

Catalyst 8540 CSR

New Features in Release 12.1(6)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

Catalyst 8540 CSR

New Features in Release 12.1(5)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

Catalyst 8540 CSR

Caveats for the Catalyst 8540

Restrictions

ACL Daughter Card Restrictions

AppleTalk Restrictions

VLAN Encapsulation Restrictions

ATM Router Module Restrictions

EtherChannel Restrictions

Maximum Path Restrictions for EIGRP or OSPF

Port Snooping Restrictions

Policy-Based Routing Restrictions

8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Restrictions (Catalyst 8540 CSR)

Ports Per Bridge Group Restrictions

Port Channel Restrictions

Restrictions on the Online Insertion and Removal of Interface Modules

FPGA Upgrade Restriction

1000BASE-ZX GBIC Restriction

Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding Not Supported

Route Processor and Switch Module Redundancy

Route Processor

Switch Modules

Autonegotiation (Catalyst 8540 CSR)

Interoperability

Incompatibility

Y2K Compliance

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco TAC Website

Opening a TAC Case

TAC Case Priority Definitions

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Release Notes for the Catalyst 8540 Switch for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8, Part 1: System Requirements


August 08, 2007

Catalyst 8540 for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8

Text Part Number: OL-14458-01

This document describes the features and provides additional information for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8 for the Catalyst 8540 multiservice ATM switch router (MSR). For relevant features, some information on Cisco IOS Release 12.0 is provided.


Note All information pertains to both the Catalyst 8540 MSR and Catalyst 8540 CSR platforms, unless differences between the platforms are noted in the text.


Contents

This document includes the following sections:

Introduction

System Requirements

Upgrade and Downgrade Notes

New and Changed Information

Caveats for the Catalyst 8540

Restrictions

Route Processor and Switch Module Redundancy

Autonegotiation (Catalyst 8540 CSR)

Interoperability

Incompatibility

Y2K Compliance

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Introduction

The Catalyst 8540 is a 13-slot, modular chassis with optional dual, fault-tolerant, load-sharing AC or DC power supplies.

The Catalyst 8540 MSR switch router provides a 20-Gbps full-duplex nonblocking switch fabric with switched ATM connections to individual workstations, servers, LAN segments, or other ATM switches and routers using fiber-optic, unshielded twisted-pair (UTP), and coaxial cable.

The Catalyst 8540 CSR switch router belongs to a class of high-performance Layer 3 switch routers and is optimized for the campus LAN or the intranet. The Catalyst 8540 CSR switch router provides both wirespeed Ethernet routing and switching services.

System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8 and includes the following sections:

Memory Defaults and Upgrade Options

Hardware Supported (Catalyst 8540 MSR)

Memory Defaults and Upgrade Options

Table 1 lists the default Flash and DRAM memory for the Catalyst 8540, as well as memory upgrade options.

Table 1 Catalyst 8540 Default Memory and Upgrade Options 

Memory Type
Catalyst 8540 Defaults
Upgrade Options

Flash memory

16 MB

MEM-ASP-FLC16M= MEM-ASP-FLC20M= MEM-ASP-FLC28M=
MEM-ASP-FLD48M=

DRAM

256 MB

None


To check that your system has a 16-MB boot Flash SIMM, enter the show hardware EXEC command. The part numbers for Catalyst 8540 switch router route processors with a default 16-MB boot Flash SIMM follow:

73-2644-06 Rev. A0 for the Catalyst 8540 MSR

73-3775-03 Rev. A0 for the Catalyst 8540 CSR

If you have an 8-MB boot Flash SIMM, and have no additional memory installed, we recommend that you order a spare Flash PC card programmed with the latest version of the system image.


Note We recommend that you use a San Disk 48-MB PC Card to download and store a copy of the switch router software image. This allows you to store two or more images at the same time.


A Flash PC Card must be ordered as a spare part. See Table 1 for part numbers. For information on upgrading a Flash PC Card, see the "Upgrading a PC Card" section. For more detailed information on Flash PC Cards, refer to the "Configuring the Route Processor" chapter of the Layer 3 Switching Software Feature and Configuration Guide.

Alternatively, you can use one of the following options to accommodate the larger image:

Option 1 - If you already have a Flash PC card, download the system image to the Flash PC card.


Note If you have a Smart Modular, Sharp, or Intel 2+ Flash PC card that was formatted using a Cisco IOS software release prior to 12.0(4a)W5(11a), reformat it with Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8 prior to downloading the image (you might need to boot the image from a TFTP server to format the PC Flash card). Do not erase the system image on the boot Flash SIMM. If the procedure fails, you will need it to recover. (See caveat CSCdm47012 for more information.)


Then do the following:

Enter the config-register 0x2102 global configuration command to change the configuration register to boot from the Flash PC card, instead of booting from the system-code SIMM (default).

Enter the boot system slot0:filename global configuration command to specify the system image to boot on the Flash PC card.

Enter the copy system:running-config nvram:startup-config privileged EXEC command to save the configuration changes to NVRAM.

An example follows:

Switch(config)# config-register 0x2102
EHSA:Syncing confreg: 256 to secondary
Switch(config)# boot system slot0:cat8540m-wp-mz.121-x.e
Switch(config)# end 
Switch# copy running-config startup-config

Option 2—Download the system image to a TFTP server and boot the system image from the TFTP server. Enter the boot system tftp filename ip-address global configuration command to boot the system image from the TFTP server, instead of booting from the system-code SIMM (default).

An example follows:

Switch(config)# boot system tftp cat8540m-wp-mz.121-x.e 172.20.52.3

Note You can boot only the primary route processor from a TFTP server, not the secondary.



Note The boot ROM on the Catalyst 8540 MSR can be field-upgraded via the reprogram command. For more information about upgrading the boot ROM, refer to the ATM and Layer 3 Switch Router Command Reference.


For more information about downloading system images and changing the default boot image, refer to the "File Management" chapter of the Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide in the Cisco IOS software documentation set.

Upgrading a PC Card

This section describes how to upgrade to a SanDisk 48-MB PC card. PC upgrade cards are available in 48-MB.


Note You need Cisco IOS Release 12.1(5)EY or higher and rommon version 12.0(14)W5(20) or higher to upgrade to the SanDisk PC card. If you do not meet these minimum version requirements, the SanDisk PC card will not work.


To upgrade the PC card, follow these steps:


Step 1 Load the switch with the latest Cisco IOS release image using any of the upgrade methods (for example, tftpboot).

Step 2 Once the switch is up and running, use the copy command to copy the rommon image to the boot Flash SIMM.

Step 3 Reprogram the rommon image using the reprogram command.

Example

The following example shows the rommon being reprogrammed:

switch# reprogram bootflash:<rommon-image-name> rommon 

Step 4 Load the switch with the latest Cisco IOS release image again.

Step 5 Enter the format command to format the PC card. It is now ready for use.

Example

The following example shows the format command being entered on slot 0:

switch# format disk0:


Hardware Supported (Catalyst 8540 MSR)

Table 2 lists the hardware modules supported on the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8.


Note Although minimum software versions are listed, we strongly recommend that you use the latest available software release for all Catalyst 8540 hardware.


Table 2 Catalyst 8540 MSR Supported Hardware Modules and
Minimum Software Requirements 

Part Number
Description
Minimum Software Version Required

C8540-PWR-AC

AC power supply

W5-7

C8540-PWR-AC/2

Redundant AC power supply

W5-7

C8540-PWR-DC

DC power supply

W5-7

C8540-PWR-DC/2

Redundant DC power supply

W5-7

C8545MSR-MRP4CLK

Multiservice route processor

W5-7

C8545MSR-MRP3CLK

Multiservice route processor Stratum 3

W5-7

UPG-MSR-MRP-3CLK

Stratum 3 clock module upgrade

W5-7

C8546MSR-MSP-FCL

Switch processor with ATM feature card

W5-7

C85MS-SCAM-2P

Super carrier for LightStream 1010 ATM switch port adapters

W5-7

WAI-OC-3-4MM

4-port 155-Mbps Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) STS-3c/SDH STM-1 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-OC-3-4SS

4-port 155-Mbps SONET STS-3c/SDH STM-1 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-OC3-1S3M

4-port 155-Mbps SONET STS-3c/SDH STM-1 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-OC3-4U5

4-port 155-Mbps SONET STM-1 UTP-5 port adapter

W5-7

C85MS-16F-OC3MM

16-port SONET STS-3c /SDH STM-1 interface module

W5-7

WAI-OC12-1SS

1-port 622-Mbps SONET STS-12c/SDH STM-4c port adapter

W5-7

WAI-OC12-1MM

1-port 622-Mbps SONET STS-12c/SDH STM-4c port adapter

W5-7

WAI-E1-4RJ48

4-port E1 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-T1-4RJ48

4-port T1 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-E1-4BNC

4-port E1 port adapter

W5-7

C85MS-4F-OC12SS

4-port SONET STS-12c/SDH STM-4c interface module

W5-7

C85MS-4F-OC12MM

4-port SONET STS-12c/SDH STM-4c interface module

W5-7

WAI-E1C-4BNC

4-port CES E1 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-E1C-4RJ48

4-port CES E1 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-T1C-4RJ48

4-port CES T1 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-T3-2BNC

2-port DS3 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-T3-4BNC

4-port DS3 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-E3-2BNC

2-port E3 port adapter

W5-7

WAI-E3-4BNC

4-port E3 port adapter

W5-7

C85MS-4E1-FRR548

4-port CE1 Frame Relay port adapter

W5-9

C85MS-1DS3-FRBNC

1-port CDS3 Frame Relay port adapter

W5-9

C85MS-1F4M-OC48SS

1-port OC-48c SMF-IR + 4-port OC-12 MMF

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85MS-1F4S-OC48SS

1-port OC-48c SMF-IR + 4-port OC-12 SMF-IR

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85MS-2F-OC48SS

2-port OC-48c SMF-IR

S854R2-12.0.4W

C8540-ARM

ATM router module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C8540-ARM2

Enhanced ATM router module

S854R2-12.1.5EY

C85GE-8X-64K

C8540 8-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85GE-2X-16K

C8540 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 16K interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85GE-2X-64K

C8540 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85GE-2XACL-16K

C8540 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 16K with ACL interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85GE-2XACL-64K

C8540 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K with ACL interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85FE-16T-16K

C8540 16-port 10/100 UTP 16K interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85FE-16T-64K

C8540 16-port 10/100 UTP 64K interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85FE-16TACL-16K

C8540 16-port 10/100 UTP 16K with ACL interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85FE-16TACL-64K

C8540 16-port 10/100 UTP 64K with ACL interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85FE-16F-16K

C8540 16-port 100-FX-MT-RJ 16K interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85FE-16F-64K

C8540 16-port 100-FX-MT-RJ 64K interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85FE-16FACL-16K

C8540 16-port 100-FX-MT-RJ 16K with ACL interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85FE-16FACL-64K

C8540 16-port 100-FX-MT-RJ 64K with ACL interface module

S854R2-12.0.4W

C85MS-8T1-IMA

8-port T1 port adapter with inverse multiplexing over ATM

S854R2-12.0.7W1

C85MS-8E1-IMA-120

8-port E1 port adapter with inverse multiplexing over ATM

S854R2-12.0.7W1

C85MS-1F4S-OC48LR

1-port OC-48c SMF-LR + 4-port OC-12 SMF-IR

S854R2-12.0.7W

C85MS-2F-OC48LR

2-port OC-48c SMF-LR

S854R2-12.0.7W

C85EGE-2X-16K

Enhanced 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 16K

S854R2-12.0.10W

C85EGE-2X-64K

Enhanced 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

S854R2-12.0.10W

C85EGE-2X-256K

Enhanced 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 256K

S854R2-12.0.10W

C85-POSOC12I-64K

1-port POS OC-12c/STM-4 SMF-IR and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

S854R2-12.0.10W

C85-POSOC12I-256K

1-port POS OC-12c/STM-4 SMF-IR and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 256K

S854R2-12.0.10W

C85-POSOC12L-64K

1-port POS OC-12c/STM-4 SMF-LR and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

S854R2-12.0.10W

C85-POSOC12L-256K

1-port POS OC-12c/STM-4 SMF-LR and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 256K

S854R2-12.0.10W

1 The T1/E1 IMA port adapters also require carrier module FPGA image version 1.8 or later, and IMA port adapter functional image version 3.2 or later.


Hardware Supported on the Catalyst 8540 CSR

Table 3 lists the hardware modules supported on the Catalyst 8540 CSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8.

Table 3 Catalyst 8540 CSR Supported Hardware Modules and
Minimum Software Requirements 

Part Number
Description
Minimum Software Version Required
 
Route Processors, Switch Cards, and Daughter Cards

C8541CSR-RP

Route processor

12.0(1a)W5(6f)

C8542CSR-SP

Switch processor

12.0(1a)W5(6f)

C8540-ACL

ACL daughter card

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

 
Gigabit Ethernet Interface Modules

C85GE-8X-64K

8-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

C85GE-2X-16K

2-port Gigabit Ethernet 16K

12.0(1a)W5(6f)

C85GE-2X-64K

2-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

C85GE-2XACL-16K

2-port Gigabit Ethernet 16K with ACL

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

C85GE-2XACL-64K

2-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K with ACL

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

C85EGE-2X-16K

Enhanced 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 16K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85EGE-2X-64K

Enhanced 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85EGE-2X-256K

Enhanced 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 256K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-POSOC12I-64K

1-port POS OC-12c/STM-4 SMF-IR and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-POSOC12I-256K

1-port POS OC-12c/STM-4 SMF-IR and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 256K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-POSOC12L-64K

1-port POS OC-12c/STM-4 SMF-LR and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-POSOC12L-256K

1-port POS OC-12c/STM-4 SMF-LR and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 256K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-1OC3MGE-64K

1-port OC-3c/STM-1 MMF ATM Uplink and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-1OC3SGE-64K

1-port OC-3c/STM-1 SMF-IR ATM Uplink and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-1OC12MGE-64K

1-port OC-12c/STM-1 MMF ATM Uplink and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-1OC12MGE-256K

1-port OC-12c/STM-1 MMF ATM Uplink and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 256K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-1OC12SGE-64K

1-port OC-12c/STM-1 SMF-IR ATM Uplink and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 64K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

C85-1OC12SGE-256K

1-port OC-3c/STM-1 SMF-IR ATM Uplink and 1-port Gigabit Ethernet 256K

12.0(10)W5(18c)

 
Fast Ethernet Interface Modules

C85FE-16T-16K

16-port 10/100 UTP 16K

12.0(1a)W5(6f)

C85FE-16T-64K

16-port 10/100 UTP 64K

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

C85FE-16TACL-16K

16-port 10/100 UTP 16K with ACL

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

C85FE-16TACL-64K

16-port 10/100 UTP 64K with ACL

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

C85FE-16F-16K

16-port 100-FX MT-RJ 16K

12.0(1a)W5(6f)

C85FE-16F-64K

16-port 100-FX MT-RJ 64K

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

C85FE-16FACL-16K

16-port 100-FX MT-RJ 16K with ACL

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)

C85FE-16FACL-64K

16-port 100-FX MT-RJ 64K with ACL

12.0(4a)WX5(11a)



Note We strongly recommend that you use the latest available software release for all Catalyst 8540 hardware.


To determine the version of Cisco IOS software currently running on a Catalyst 8540, log in to the switch router and enter the show version EXEC command. The following sample output is from the show version command. The version number is indicated on the second line as shown below:

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software 
IOS (tm) PNNI Software (cat8540m-WP-M), Version 12.1(26)E8

Other Firmware Code

Most of the interface modules supported on the Catalyst 8540 have upgradeable FPGA and functional images. The FPGA and functional images include caveat fixes, but in most cases, it is not necessary to upgrade. The release notes that describe the caveats from the FPGA and functional images are available on the World Wide Web at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/l3sw/8540/rel_12_0/w5_6f/rel_note/fpga_rn/index.htm

For more information describing the firmware update process, refer to the section "Maintaining Functional Images (Catalyst 8540 MSR)" in the chapter "Managing Configuration Files, System Images, and Functional Images" in the ATM Switch Router Software Configuration Guide.

Feature Set Table (Catalyst 8540 MSR)

The Cisco IOS software is packaged in feature sets (also called software images) depending on the platform. Each feature set contains a specific set of Cisco IOS features.

Table 4 lists the software features available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR.


Note All Catalyst 8540 CSR features, other than ATM Uplink features, are also applicable to the Catalyst 8540 MSR.


Table 4 Feature Sets Supported by the Catalyst 8540 MSR  

Feature Set
12.1(26)E8
12.1(26)E7
12.1(26)E5
12.1(26)E4
12.1(26)E3
12.1(26)E2
12.1(26)E1
12.1(26)E
12.1(23)E1
12.1(23)E
12.1(22)E
12.1(20)EB
12.1(20)E
12.1(19)E2
12.1(14)EB1
12.1(19)E
12.1(14)EB
12.1(14)E1
12.1(13)EB1
12.1(13)E1
12.1(12c)EY
12.1(12c)E1
12.1(12c)E
12.1(11b)E1
12.1(11b)E
12.1(10)EY
12.1(10)E
12.1(7a)EY1
12.1(7a)EY
12.1(6)EY
12.1(5)EY

Left-justified E.164 AFI support

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Asynchronous support

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol)/ SLIP (Serial Line Internet Protocol)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IP

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NTP (Network Time Protocol)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

TACACS+ (Terminal Access Controller Access Control System Plus)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Telnet

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint permanent virtual channel connections (VCCs) and virtual path connections (VPCs)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint switched VCCs and VPCs (UNI 3.0)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint switched VCCs and VPCs (UNI 3.1)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint switched VCCs and VPCs (UNI 4.0)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Multipoint-to-point UNI signaling

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Soft VCCs and VPCs

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

VP tunneling

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

VPI/VCI range support in ILMI 4.0

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

PNNI hierarchy

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ILMI (Integrated Local
Management Interface) version 4.0

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IISP (Interim-Interswitch
Signaling Protocol)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

LANE (LAN Emulation) client (LEC) and LANE services (LES1 /BUS2 /LECS3 ) on route processor

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) server on route processor

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM ARP client on route processor

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM tag switch router (TSR)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Port snooping

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

OAM (Operation, Administration, and Maintenance) F4 and F5

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

E.164 address translation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

E.164 autoconversion

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Circuit emulation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM access lists

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM accounting

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM RMON (Remote Monitoring)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Multiple, weighted, dynamic thresholds for selective packet marking and discard

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Shaped VP tunnels for CBR (Constant Bit Rate) traffic

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Substitution of other service categories in shaped VP tunnels

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Dual leaky bucket policing

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Scheduler/Service Class/PVC configuration

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Logical multicast support (up to 254 leaves per output port, per point-to-multipoint VC)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Network clocking enhancements for smooth switchover

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Per-VC or per-VP
nondisruptive snooping

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Support for non-zero MCR4 on
ABR5 connections

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Access lists on ILMI registration

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CUGs

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM soft restart

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM accounting enhancements

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CISCO-SYSLOG-MIB support

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CISCO-CONFIG-COPY-MIB support

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Signaling diagnostics and MIB6

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Supplemental AToM MIB

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Hierarchical VP tunnels

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Remote logging for accounting

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Tag switching VC-merge on non-UBR7 VP tunnels and hierarchical VP tunnels

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

PNNI compleX node representation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

PNNI eXplicit paths

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

PNNI alternate link selection

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Tag switching CoS

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Network Clock Distribution Protocol

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Simple Gateway Control Protocol

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Switch redundancy

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CPU redundancy: PVP/PVC/VP tunnel preservation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

12-bit VPI

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM router module

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM overbooking

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Framing overhead

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ATM End System Address (AESA) gateway

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Online insertion and removal support for 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface modules

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Route processor switchover support for 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface modules

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Appletalk support for 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface modules

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

RFC 1483 PVC support on the ATM router modules

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

RFC 1577 PVC support on the ATM router modules

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Spanning Tree SNMP trap support

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IP fragmentation support for
POS/ATM uplink

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IP multicast routing with up to 12,000 groups (S, G)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Up to siX equal-cost paths for IP and IPX

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Routing protocol MIB support
(OSPF, BGP)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ISL trunking (routing/bridging)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Two 1-port enhanced Gigabit Ethernet port adapters with built-in ACL functionality and 16, 64, or 256 KB of memory available for routing tables

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IP simple ACL (1-99, 1301-1999)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1-port packet-over-SONET OC-12c uplink port adapter with built-in ACL functionality and a 1-port enhanced Gigabit Ethernet port adapter

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IS-IS routing protocol

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Switching database manager

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

POS RFC 1619 PPP over SONET/SDH

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

POS RFC 1662 PPP in
HDLC-like framing

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

POS IP fragmentation for POS and ATM uplink

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

POS SONET MIB as defined in RFC 1575

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

       

X

X

X

X

X

X

POS Transparent Bridging
(PPP/HDLC encapsulation)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

POS SPE payload scrambling

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

POS SONET alarms (LOS, LOF,
AIS, and RDI detection/reporting)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

POS Threshold Crossing Alerts for
B1, B2, B3 with configurable thresholds

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Online diagnostics providing the following types of tests:

Accessibility tests between the route processor and the ports

Online insertion and removal (OIR) diagnostic tests

Snake tests through the switch router to ensure connectivity between the ports

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CES Soft PVC Per Interface State

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ITT Enhancements

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Policy Based Routing.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Soft PVCs on the ATM Router Module and the Enhanced ATM Router Module

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

VBR on ATM Router Module support

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Shaped Tunnel Support for the ATM Router Module

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Rate Limiting and per port traffic shaping

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Label Edge Router (LER) on Gigabit Ethernet interface modules and POS uplinks

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

IP QoS support on Gigabit Ethernet interface modules

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

SVC, Soft-VC, and PVC preservation on a route processor switchover

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Mobile PNNI

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

CiscoView Autonomous Device Package (ADP)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Radius Support (TACACS+-like authentication)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Priority Soft PVC Preservation on IMA Bandwidth Reduction

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

       

Standard Signaling for Frame Relay Soft PVCs

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

       

Scheduler Enhancement for ATM PVC/PVP

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

       

Per Packet Load Sharing

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

       

ATM Threshold Group Enhancements

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

       

MPLS LER8 on Enhanced ATM router module

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

         

MPLS LDP9 support for LSR10

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

         

MPLS LER on the 10/100 Base-TX, 100 Base-FX interface modules

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

         

Frame Relay PVCs terminated on ATM router module

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

         

SONET MIB (RFC 2558)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

         

Two Ended Soft VC Configuration

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

         

PNNI Connection Trace

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

         

IP Multicast Over VC Mux Encapsulation

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

         

SNMP provisioning of ATM interface traps to an SNMP Host

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

               

Traffic shaping on well-know VCs

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

               

SSH (Secure Shell)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

                   

CES switched VCs

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

                   

SNMP Version 3

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

                   

Point-to-Multipoint Soft PVCs

                     

X

   

X

 

X

 

X

                       

Overflow Queuing for VBR-nrt on Frame Relay interface modules

                     

X

   

X

 

X

 

X

                       

Configuring Frame Relay frame size for Frame Relay-ATM interworking

                     

X

   

X

 

X

 

X

                       

Configuring Service Class Overbooking

                     

X

   

X

 

X

 

X

                       

Soft-PVC support on ATM 0 interface

                     

X

   

X

 

X

 

X

                       

RFC-2515 support

                     

X

   

X

 

X

 

X

                       

Traffic parameter modification for Soft VCs and Soft VPs

                     

X

   

X

 

X

 

X

                       

SNMP support for ARM sub interface

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

                         

IP QoS for the enhanced ATM Router Module

                     

X

   

X

 

X

                           

VC bundling for the enhanced ATM Router Module

                     

X

   

X

 

X

                           

CB (Class Based) QoS MIB

                     

X

   

X

 

X

                           

CES MIB

                     

X

   

X

 

X

                           

Support for 8192 (8k) VCs on the enhanced ATM Router Module

                     

X

   

X

 

X

                           

SSH Server Version 2

                     

X

                                     

LANE with jumbo frames on the enhanced ATM router module

                     

X

                                     

Protocol and driver counters preservation after switchover

                     

X

                                     

1 LES = LAN Emulation Server

2 BUS = broadcast and unknown server

3 LECS = LAN Emulation Configuration Server

4 MCR = minimum cell rate

5 ABR = available bit rate

6 MIB = Management Information Base

7 UBR = unspecified bit rate

8 LER = label edge routing

9 LDP = Label Distribution Protocol

10 LSR = label switch router


Feature Set Table For Catalyst 8540 CSR

The Cisco IOS software is packaged in feature sets (also called software images) depending on the platform. Each feature set contains a specific set of Cisco IOS features.

Table 5 lists the software features available for the Catalyst 8540 CSR.

Table 5 Feature Sets Supported by the Catalyst 8540 CSR 

Feature Set
12.1(26)E2
12.1(26)E1
12.1(26)E
12.1(23)E1
12.1(23)E
12.1(22)E
12.1(20)E
12.1(19)E2
12.1(14)EB1
12.1(19)E
12.1(14)EB
12.1(14)E1
12.1(13)EB1
12.1(13)E1
12.1(12c)EY
12.1(12c)E1
12.1(12c)E
12.1(11)E1
12.1(11)E
12.1(10)EY
12.1(10)E
12.1(7a)EY1
12.1(7a)EY
12.1(6)EY
12.1(5)EY

100BaseFX full duplex

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

10/100BaseTX half duplex and full duplex with port speed detection (auto negotiation)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1000BaseSX, LX, and long-haul full duplex

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Layer 2 transparent bridging

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Layer 2 MAC learning, aging, and switching by hardware

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE 802.1d) support
per bridge group

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Spanning Tree SNMP trap support

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Maximum of 64 active bridge groups

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Up to 128 ports per bridge group

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IRB1

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Route processor redundancy2

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ISL3 -based VLAN trunking

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IEEE 802.1Q-based VLAN routing/bridging

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IP, IPX, and IP multicast routing and forwarding

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IP fragmentation support for POS/ATM uplink

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

AppleTalk 1 and 2 routing

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Up to 128 IP multicast groups

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IP multicast routing with up to 12,000 groups (S, G)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Load balancing among two equal-cost paths
based on source and destination IP and IPX addresses

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Up to six equal-cost paths for IP and IPX; per-packet load balancing for IPX for Enhanced Gigabit Ethernet only

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

BGP4

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

RIP5 and RIP II

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IGRP6

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

EIGRP7

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

OSPF8

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Routing protocol MIB support (OSPF, BGP)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IPX9 RIP and EIGRP

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

PIM10 —sparse and dense modes

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

RTMP (AppleTalk Routing Table Maintenance Protocol)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

AURP11

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Secondary addressing

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Static routes

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

CIDR12

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Load sharing based on source and destination IP addresses
of unicast packets

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ISL trunking (routing/bridging)

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ISL on the Fast EtherChannel

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IEEE 802.1Q routing/bridging on the Fast EtherChannel

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Bundling of up to four Gigabit Ethernet ports in a maximum of 8 Gigabit Ethernet Channels

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Load sharing based on source and destination IP addresses
of unicast packets

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Load sharing for bridge traffic based on MAC address

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Two 1-port enhanced Gigabit Ethernet port adapters with built-in ACL functionality and 16, 64, or 256 KB of memory available for routing tables

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

MAC address filtering

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

IP simple ACL
(1-99, 1301-1999)

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

IP extended ACL (100-199, 2000-2699)

TCP ACL based on TCP-precedence, TCP port number, TCP ToS, and TCP flags

UDP ACL based on UDP port number

ICMP ACL

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

IPX standard ACL (800-899) without source node

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ACL on Fast EtherChannel and Gigabit EtherChannel

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

IOS ACL for control plane traffic
(for example, route update filter)

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Named ACL

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

BOOTP13

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

CGMP14 server support

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

CDP15 support on Ethernet ports

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

DHCP16 Relay

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

HSRP17 over 10/100 Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FEC,
GEC, and BVI18

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ICMP19

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

NTP20

                                                 

IGMP21

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

IPX SAP22 and SAP filtering

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

SNMP23

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Maximum of 32 active bridge groups with BVI

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Bundling of up to four Fast Ethernet ports
in a maximum of 64 FECs

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

802.1q-based VLAN routing support

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Route filtering

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ISL support on the GEC

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

IEEE 802.1Q routing support on the GEC

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Support for up to 200 IPX networks on interfaces and subinterfaces

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

1-port packet-over-SONET OC-12c uplink port adapter with
built-in ACL functionality and a 1-port enhanced
Gigabit Ethernet port adapter

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

IS-IS24 routing protocol

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Switching database manager

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: UNI 3.0

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: UNI 3.1

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: ILMI 3.1

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: RFC 1483 for Bridging

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: RFC for Routing (IP, IP multicast, IPX)

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: RFC 1483 SVC support

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: 13-bit virtual circuit number with up to 8K VCs

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink 4096 simultaneous SARs

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: AAL 5

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: F4 and F5 flows of OAM cells

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ATM uplink: Traffic shaping

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

POS: RFC 1619 PPP over SONET/SDH

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

POS: RFC 1662 PPP in HDLC-like framing

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

POS: IP fragmentation for POS and ATM uplink

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

POS: SONET MIB as defined in RFC 1575

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

POS: Transparent Bridging (PPP/HDLC encapsulation)

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

POS: SPE payload scrambling

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

POS: SONET alarms (LOS, LOF, AIS, and RDI detection/reporting)

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

POS: Threshold Crossing Alerts for B1, B2, B3 with configurable thresholds

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Online diagnostics providing the following types of tests:

Access tests between the route processor and the ports

Online insertion and removal (OIR) diagnostic tests

Snake tests through the switch router to ensure connectivity between the ports

X

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Port aggregation protocol (PAgP) on the EtherChannels

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

MSDP and MBGP Broadcast

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

ACL on Fast EtherChannels, Gigabit EtherChannels, and BVI

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Label Edge Router (LER) on Gigabit Ethernet interface modules and POS uplinks

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

IP QoS support on Gigabit Ethernet interface modules.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

VC Bundling on the ATM uplink module.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

CiscoView Autonomous Device Package (ADP).

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Policy Based Routing (PBR).

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Rate Limiting and per port Traffic Shaping.

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   

Per Packet Load Sharing

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

       

1 integrated routing and bridging

2 CPU redundancy for the Catalyst 8540 CSR

3 Inter-Switch Link

4 Border Gateway Protocol

5 Routing Information Protocol

6 Interior Gateway Routing Protocol

7 Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol

8 Open Shortest Path First

9 Internet Packet Exchange

10 Protocol Independent Multicast

11 AppleTalk Update-based Routing Protocol

12 Classless Interdomain Routing

13 Bootstrap Protocol

14 Cisco Group Management Protocol

15 Cisco Discovery Protocol

16 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

17 Hot Standby Routing Protocol

18 Bridge-Group Virtual Interface

19 Internet Control Message Protocol

20 Network Time Protocol

21 Internet Group Management Protocol

22 Internet Packet Exchange Service Advertisement Protocol

23 Simple Network Management Protocol

24 Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System


Release Names, Versions, and Part Numbers

Table 6 lists the release names, versions, and part numbers used with the Catalyst 8540 switch routers.

.

Table 6 Release Name to Version to Part Number Matrix for Catalyst 8540 MSR  

Release Name
Release Version
Part Number for Catalyst 8540 MSR
Part Number for Catalyst 8540 MSR SSH 3DES
Part Number for Catalyst 8540 CSR
 

12.1(26)E8

S854R2-12126E8

S854R2K2-12126E8

 

12.1(26)E7

S854R2-12126E7

S854R2K2-12126E7

 

12.1(26)E5

S854R2-12126E5

S854R2K2-12126E5

 

12.1(26)E4

S854R2-12126E4

S854R2K2-12126E4

 

12.1(26)E3

S854R2-12126E3

S854R2K2-12126E3

 

12.1(26)E2

S854R2-12126E2

S854R2K2-12126E2

 

12.1(26)E1

S854R2-12126E1

S854R2K2-12126E1

S854R2-12126E1

 

12.1(26)E

S854R2-12126E

S854R2K2-12126E

S854R2-12126E

 

12.1(23)E1

S854R2-12123E1

S854R2K2-12123E1

S854R2-12123E1

 

12.1(23)E

S854R2-12123E

S854R2K2-12123E

S854R2-12123E

 

12.1(22)E

S854R2-12122E

S854R2K2-12122E

S854R2-12122E

 

12.1(20)EB

S854R2-12120EB

S854R2K2-12120EB

S854R2-12120EB

 

12.1(19)EB

S854R2-12119EB

S854R2K2-12119EB

 
 

12.1(19)E2

S854R2-12119E2

 

S854R2-12119E2

 

12.1(14)EB1

S854R2-12114EB1

   
 

12.1(19)E

S854R2-12119E

 

S854R2-12119E

 

12.1(14)EB

S854R2-12114EB

   
 

12.1(14)E1

S854R2-12114E1

 

S854R2-12114E1

 

12.1(13)EB1

S854R2-12113EB1

   
 

12.1(13)E1

S854R2-12113E1

 

S854R2-12113E1

 

12.1(12c)EY

S854R2-12112cEY

 

S854R2-12112cEY

 

12.1(12c)E1

S854R2-12112cE1

 

S854R2-12112cE1

 

12.1(12c)E

S854R2-12112cE

 

S854R2-12112cE

 

12.1(11b)E1

S854R2-12111E1

 

S854R2-12111E1

 

12.1(11b)E

S854R2-12111E

 

S854R2-12111E

 

12.1(10)EY

S854R2-12110EY

 

S854R2-12110EY

 

12.1(10)E

S854R2-12110E

 

S854R3-12110E

 

12.1(7a)EY1

S854R2-12107EY1

 

S854R3-12107EY1

X-7

12.1(7a)EY

S854R2-12107EY

 

S854R3-12107EY

X-6

12.1(6)EY

S854R2-12106EY

 

S854R3-12106EY

X-5

12.1(5)EY

S854R2-12105EY

 

S854R3-12105EY


Upgrade and Downgrade Notes

Following are some issues that you should be aware of during upgrade or downgrade of the Cisco IOS software for the Catalyst 8540 MSR:


Note The procedure used to upgrade and downgrade a Catalyst 8540 MSR is available on the following: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/121/8540redundancy.shtml.


1. When a Frame Relay connection traffic table row (CTTR) index is created using the CLI a corresponding ATM CTTR is also created automatically by the switch and the MBS value (in the internally created ATM CTTR) is calculated using the Bc value configured on the Frame Relay side. However, the ATM CTTR can also be created using the CLI and then associated with a Frame Relay CTTR. If you create the Frame Relay CTTR and associated it with the manually created ATM CTTR, during an upgrade of Catalyst 8540 MSR from Cisco IOS release 12.1(12c)EY to the release 12.1(13)EB, manually created ATM CTTR association will not be in effect on the new primary Route Processor (after switchover). Instead, an ATM CTTR (with random index) corresponding to Frame Relay CTTR is recreated with an MBS value generated from the Bc value configured on the Frame Relay side. This means, after upgrade, if manual association of ATM CTTR to Frame Relay CTTR is required, it needs to be redone (by deleting the existing Frame Relay CTTR and then recreating it with manual association of an ATM CTTR).

2. When the Catalyst 8540 MSR is downgraded from release 12.1(13)EB to any lower version, ATM CTTRs having packet-discard enabled and ATM VCs associated with CTTRs having packet-discard enabled are lost. This is because, during an upgrade if release 12.1(13)EB is running on the primary Route Processor and some lower version is running on the secondary Route Processor, the ATM CTTR (having packet-discard enabled) information are not synced to the secondary Route Processor. And if Route Processor switchover is done to complete the downgrade the ATM CTTRs having packet-discard enabled are lost along with the ATM VCs associated with these ATM CTTRs.

3. When the Catalyst 8540 MSR is downgraded from release 12.1(13)EB to any lower version (in the 12.1 train), Frame Relay CTTRs having non-default frame size and Frame Relay VCs associated with Frame Relay CTTR having non-default frame size are lost. This is because, during an downgrade if release 12.1(13)EB is running on the primary Route Processor and some lower version is running on the secondary Route Processor, the Frame Relay CTTR (having non-default frame size) information are not synced to the secondary Route Processor. And if Route Processor switchover is done to complete the downgrade, Frame Relay CTTRs having non-default frame size are lost along with the Frame Relay VCs associated with these Frame Relay CTTRs. However, the Frame Relay VCs will not be removed from the firmware. But, traffic flow through those VCs STOPS at the ATM leg (including that of psuedo port) is NOT present in the hardware for all Frame Relay VCs after downgrade. To recover from this problem, use the hw-module slot/subslot reset command and recreate the lost Frame Relay CTTRs and Frame Relay VCs.

4. Frame Relay CTTR could be configured with Bc/Be less than Frame Size before release 12.1(13)EB. With release12.1(13)EB, Bc/Be can not be less than the Frame Relay frame size. Hence if the Catalyst 8540 MSR, Catalyst 8510 MSR, or a LightStream 1010 is running an image older than release 12.1(13)EB and if the startup configuration has the Bc/Be value less than 2000 bits (in older images default frame size = 250 bytes = 2000 bits) and is reloaded and rebooted with release 12.1(13)EB, then the following error messages might appear for the primary Route Processor:

% Bc should be greater than Frame-size (in bits). 

Any Frame Relay CTTR having Bc/Be less than Frame Size might be lost after reboot.

Also, Frame Relay VCs associated with these CTTRs might cause the following message to appear when the primary Route Processor is coming up:

%FRATM-3-CONFIG_ERROR:  Invalid rx-cttr 


Note The Frame Relay VCs associated with these CTTRs might be lost after reboot.


5. Upgrading from Cisco IOS Release 12.1(12c)E or 12.1(12c)EY, using the standard upgrade procedure, causes the switched connections (transiting or terminating) on the Catalyst 8540 to be torn down if ILMI keep-alives are enabled on the interface of the Catalyst 8540 and its peer through which the connections are transiting. The workaround is, before upgrading, disable ILMI keep-alive on both the ends of the NNI link between the Catalyst 8540 and its peer switch.

6. When the Catalyst 8540 MSR image is downgraded from Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EB to a software image that does not support 8192 (8k) VCs on the enhanced ATM router module, and the enhanced ATM router module has more than 2048 (2k) VCs configured at the time of downgrade, the internal Control VCs from the Route Processor to the enhanced ATM router module and the VCs between the enhanced ATM router module and other Layer 3 capable ports might not be set up. This affects the Layer3 and bridging functionality on the enhanced ATM router module. The workaround is to downgrade with less than 1500 VCs configured on the enhanced ATM router module and then configure the remaining VCs until the limit is reached. Refer to DDTS CSCin27040 for additional information.

7. During an upgrade of the Catalyst 8540 MSR from or to the software versions listed in Table 7, an ATM interface with tag switching configured might change to the going-down state if an interface flap occurs after the upgrade.

Table 7 Tag Switching Version Upgrade Matrix

Upgrade from Version
Upgrade to Version

12.1(13)E1 or earlier in 12.1E release

12.1(14)E1 or later                in 12.1E release

12.1(10)EY or 12.1(12c)EY in 12.1EY release

12.1(13)EB or later                in 12.1EB release


Symptom: The interface status remains in going-down state and the interface does not come up.

Workaround: During an upgrade, follow the steps described in the following section, "Revised Upgrade Procedures."

If the problem has already occurred, recover by performing a "reload" on the primary route processor. This initiates a route processor switchover. Once the switchover is complete, the switch recovers from the problem.

Refer to the following DDTSs:

 ·CSCeb70643—After upgrading to Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)E, a few of the ATM interfaces might stay in "going down" state as shown using the show interface atm card/subcard/port command.

 ·CSCin63004—During an upgrade of the Catalyst 8540 MSR an ATM interface with tag switching configured might change to "going down" state if an interface flap occurs after the upgrade.

Revised Upgrade Procedures

Procedure 1:

1. Disable "tag ip" on all the TAG ATM interfaces (where "tag ip" is configured) before starting the software upgrade.

2. Complete the software upgrade using the steps at, http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/121/8540redundancy.shtml.

3. Enable "tag ip" on all the ATM interfaces (where "tag ip" was disabled) after the software upgrade.

Procedure 2:

1. Follow Steps 1 through 3 in the "Step-by-Step Upgrade Process" section at, http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/121/8540redundancy.shtml, to define correct boot variables (for example, which image to be used in next auto boot).

2. Cold boot the switch by powering it off and then on again.

New and Changed Information

This section lists new features that appear in this and previous releases of Cisco IOS Release 12.1. The new features are sorted by release number.

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E8

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8.

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E7

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E7.

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E5

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E5.

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E4

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E4.

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E3

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E3.

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E2

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E2.

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E1

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E1.

New Features in Release 12.1(26)E

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E.

New Features in Release 12.1(23)E1

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(23)E1.

New Features in Release 12.1(23)E

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(23)E.

New Features in Release 12.1(22)E

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(22)E.

New Features in Release 12.1(20)EB

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(20)EB:

LANE with Jumbo Frames on enhanced ATM router module

SSH server version 2 client

Synchronized VC counters

New Features in Release 12.1(20)E

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(20)E.

New Features in Release 12.1(19)EB

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EB:

SSH server version 2

Low impact software migration

Point-to-multipoint SPVC redundancy enhancements

SSH redundancy enhancements

Password protection of the secondary route processor

New Features in Release 12.1(19)E2

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)E2.

New Features in Release 12.1(14)EB1

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EB1.

New Features in Release 12.1(19)E

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)E.

New Features in Release 12.1(14)EB

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EB:

IP QoS for the enhanced ATM router module

VC bundling for the enhanced ATM router module

CB (Class Based) QoS MIB—provides SNMP read access to the IP QoS configuration

Support for 8192 (8k) VCs on the enhanced ATM router module


Note The VCI range has been increased from 4095 to 8191 with the introduction of 8k (8192) VC support on the enhanced ATM router module for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EB and later.


RFC1406 enhancements for CES-Provides SNMP support for:

Read and write access to CES interface related objects using dsx1ConfigTable (CSCdv46424)

Read access to DS0 time slot or slots using dsx1FracTable (CSCin18227)

Read access to NSAP address configuration of the circuit using ciscoAtmIfSoftVcDestAddress of CISCO-ATM-IF-MIB (CSCdz32265)

New Features in Release 12.1(14)E1

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new feature is available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)E1:

SNMP support for ARM subinterface

Catalyst 8540 CSR

There are no new features for the Catalyst 8540 CSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)E1.

New Features in Release 12.1(13)EB1

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(13)EB1:

Point-to-multipoint soft PVCs

Overflow queuing for VBR-nrt on Frame Relay interface modules

Configuring Frame Relay frame size for Frame Relay-ATM interworking

Configuring service class overbooking

Soft-PVC support on ATM 0 interface

RFC-2515 support

Traffic parameter modification for soft VCs and soft VPs

New Features in Release 12.1(13)E1

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(13)E1.

New Features in Release 12.1(12c)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(12c)EY:

SSH (Secure Shell)

Circuit Emulation Services (CES) switched VCs

SNMP Version 3

Catalyst 8540 CSR

There are no new features for the Catalyst 8540 CSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(12c)EY.

New Features in Release 12.1(12c)E1

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(12c)E1.

New Features in Release 12.1(12c)E

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new feature is available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(12c)E:

SNMP provisioning of ATM interface event traps to an SNMP host

Traffic shaping on well-known VCs

Catalyst 8540 CSR

There are no new features for the Catalyst 8540 CSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(12c)E.

New Features in Release 12.1(11b)E1

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(11b)E1.

New Features in Release 12.1(11b)E

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(11b)E.

New Features in Release 12.1(10)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(10)EY:

MPLS LER (label edge router) on enhanced ATM router module

MPLS LDP (Label Distribution Protocol) support for both LSR (label switch router) and LER

MPLS LER on the 10/100BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX interface modules

Frame Relay PVCs terminated on ATM router module

SONET MIB (RFC 2558)

Two ended soft VC configuration

PNNI connection trace

IP multicast over VC mux encapsulation

Catalyst 8540 CSR

There are no new features for the Catalyst 8540 CSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(10)EY.

New Features in Release 12.1(10)E

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(10)E:

Priority Soft PVC preservation on IMA bandwidth reduction

Standard signaling for Frame Relay soft PVCs

Scheduler enhancement for ATM PVC/PVP

Per packet load sharing

ATM threshold group enhancements

Catalyst 8540 CSR

The following new feature is available for the Catalyst 8540 CSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(10)E:

Per packet load sharing

New Features in Release 12.1(7a)EY1

There are no new features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(7a)EY1.

New Features in Release 12.1(7a)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(7a)EY:

Policy based routing

Soft PVCs on the ATM router module and the enhanced ATM router module

VBR on ATM router module support

Shaped tunnel support for the ATM router module

Rate limiting and per port traffic shaping

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Label Edge Router (LER) on Gigabit Ethernet interface modules and POS uplinks

IP QoS support on Gigabit Ethernet interface modules

SVC, soft-VC, and PVC preservation on a route processor switchover

Mobile PNNI

CiscoView Autonomous Device Package (ADP)

Radius support (TACACS+-like authentication)

Catalyst 8540 CSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 CSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(7a)EY:

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Label Edge Router (LER) on Gigabit Ethernet interface modules and POS uplinks

IP QoS support on Gigabit Ethernet interface modules

VC bundling on the ATM uplink module

CiscoView Autonomous Device Package (ADP)

Policy Based Routing (PBR)

Rate limiting and per port traffic shaping

New Features in Release 12.1(6)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(6)EY:

ITT enhancements

ACL on Fast EtherChannels and Gigabit EtherChannels

Catalyst 8540 CSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 CSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(6)EY:

MSDP and MBGP broadcast

ACL on Fast EtherChannels and Gigabit EtherChannels

ACL on BVI (Bridge Group Virtual Interface)

New Features in Release 12.1(5)EY

Catalyst 8540 MSR

The following new features are available for the Catalyst 8540 MSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(5)EY:

CES soft PVC per interface state

Catalyst 8540 enhanced ATM router module

See the "Related Documentation" section for a list of documents that describe these features.

Catalyst 8540 CSR

The following new feature is available for the Catalyst 8540 CSR in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(5)EY:

Port aggregation protocol (PAgP) on EtherChannels

See the "Related Documentation" section for a list of documents that describe this feature.

Caveats for the Catalyst 8540

Caveats describe unexpected behavior or defects in Cisco IOS software releases. Caveats use a tracking number (DDTS No.) and the release number to maintain the database information. For a list of the caveats and their status for the Cisco IOS Release for the Catalyst 8540 see the document, Release Notes for the Catalyst 8540 Switch for Cisco IOS Release 12.1(26)E8, Part 2: Caveats.

Restrictions

This section describes the following Catalyst 8540 restrictions:

ACL Daughter Card Restrictions

AppleTalk Restrictions

VLAN Encapsulation Restrictions

ATM Router Module Restrictions

EtherChannel Restrictions

Maximum Path Restrictions for EIGRP or OSPF

Port Snooping Restrictions

Policy-Based Routing Restrictions

8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Restrictions (Catalyst 8540 CSR)

Restrictions on the Online Insertion and Removal of Interface Modules

FPGA Upgrade Restriction

1000BASE-ZX GBIC Restriction

Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding Not Supported

ACL Daughter Card Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the ACL daughter card supported on the Catalyst 8540:

The 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface does not support an ACL daughter card.

UDP flooding is disabled on routers with an ACL daughter card.

The following ACLs are not supported with the ACL daughter card:

Dynamic ACL

Reflexive ACL

IPX extended ACL

ACL logging

AppleTalk Restrictions

We recommend that you evaluate the level of CPU utilization and performance in your switch router before turning on AppleTalk. Unlike IP and IPX, AppleTalk routing and processing in the Catalyst 8540 is accomplished by the switch processor, not the interface module. This means that routing AppleTalk packets consumes more processing time than routing other protocol packets. In a switch with a sustained high CPU utilization, turning on AppleTalk could result in longer convergence times for routing protocols like EIGRP. AppleTalk packet throughput is dependent on the amount of available CPU processing power.

VLAN Encapsulation Restrictions

The four adjacent ports (such as 0-3 or 4-7) on a 10/100 Fast Ethernet interface must all use the same VLAN encapsulation, that is, either 802.1Q and native, or ISL and native.

ATM Router Module Restrictions

The Catalyst 8540 MSR ATM router module does not support the following features:


Note This section is applicable to the Catalyst 8540 MSR switch router only.


Appletalk is not supported on the ATM router module.

LANE clients are not supported on the enhanced ATM router module.

The switch router needs a minimum of 256-MB DRAM to support the enhanced Catalyst 8540 ATM router module.

Point-to-point subinterfaces.


Note Only point-to-multipoint subinterfaces are supported with Cisco IOS Release 12.1(13)E1.


Tag-edged router functionality.

Fast Simple Server Redundancy Protocol (SSRP).

Bridging for multiplexing device encapsulation.

Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) IP multipoint signaling.

PIM nonbroadcast multiaccess (NBMA).

PIM over ATM multipoint signaling.

Translation from IP quality of service (QoS) to ATM QoS Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) to ATM SVC.

PVC management using ILMI.

IP Multicast over RFC 1483 SVCs.

Layer 2 ACLs.

Half-bridge devices.

EtherChannel Restrictions

When assigning Ethernet interfaces to an EtherChannel, all interfaces must be either Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet. You cannot mix Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces within a single EtherChannel.

Maximum Path Restrictions for EIGRP or OSPF

Catalyst 8500 interface modules support a maximum of six paths based on the modules and configuration. To improve EIGRP or OSPF convergence, set the maximum-paths for the router or switch router using the following command:

8500(config)# router eigrp 109
8500(config-router)# maximum-paths 2

The maximum-paths value can be configured for the following modules:

On EPIF based modules: 2 paths supported by default

On EPIF based modules: 4 paths supported if you enable EPIF four-path load balancing using the epc epif-4-path-lbal command in the global config mode.

On XPIF based modules: 6 paths supported by default.

Port Snooping Restrictions

The snooping source port and destination port cannot be the same port.

You can only snoop with one source port and one destination port.

Snooping configuration information is not saved in NVRAM.

You cannot snoop a port that is part of a bridge group.

Policy-Based Routing Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to policy-based routing (PBR) on the Catalyst 8540 MSR and the Catalyst 8540 CSR:

PBR is supported only on the Enhanced Gigabit Ethernet interface.

The IP interface for egress must be supported by the Catalyst 8540 MSR and the Catalyst 8540 CSR.

Fast-switched PBR cannot be enabled because the Catalyst 8540 is a line rate switch.

When configuring IP QoS to rewrite precedence and PBR to rely on precedence set by an ACL, the classification for PBR uses the original packet precedence, not the rewritten IP QoS value.

Changes in the TCAM space for a PBR region must be specified with the sdm policy size command. The changes take effect upon reboot. The default PBR TCAM size is 0.

The following commands are supported:

match ip address {access-list-number | name} [...access-list-number | name]

match length min max


Note The IP packet length range supported in a route map is 0-1535. A maximum of three non-overlapping length ranges are allowed per interface, including subinterfaces.


The following set command options are supported for PBR:

ip precedence

ip next-hop

interface

interface null0.


Note Due to platform limitations, the set interface null0 command does not generate an "unreachable" message.


The following commands are not supported:

set ip default next-hop

set ip default interface

When you configure a policy to rewrite precedence with a next hop interface, the precedence is rewritten only when the packet flows via the supported PBR path. If the next-hop is not accessible, the original precedence is retained since the packet flows via DBR (destination based routing).

8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Restrictions (Catalyst 8540 CSR)

The 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface module is supported on the Catalyst 8540 MSR and Catalyst 8540 CSR. This section describes limitations of the 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface module.

Ports Per Bridge Group Restrictions

The 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface module installed in a Catalyst 8540 CSR can support a maximum of 128 ports per bridge group.

Port Channel Restrictions

If your Catalyst 8540 MSR or Catalyst 8540 CSR has an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface module, you cannot create a port channel that has some members on that module and some on other modules. All port channel members must reside on the same Gigabit Ethernet interface module.

Also, if your switch router has an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface module, port channel IDs 57 to 64 are reserved, and cannot be assigned to other external interfaces. If you assign a port channel ID number greater than 56, the system will respond with the following message:

Port channel with ID > 56 cannot be created.

If you have already assigned port channel IDs 57 to 64, you must reassign them before installing an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface module.

If your switch router does not have an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface module, you can assign port channel ID numbers up to 64.

Restrictions on the Online Insertion and Removal of Interface Modules

The following restrictions apply to the online insertion and removal (OIR), also known as hot swapping, of interface modules on the Catalyst 8540:

Wait at least one minute after removing an interface module before inserting a new one.

Do not remove more than one interface module at a time while the device is operational.

OIR of the 8-port Gigabit Ethernet interface module is supported in Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5)W5.13 and later releases.

FPGA Upgrade Restriction

On an 8540, the reprogram command for upgrading the FPGA on the switch processor requires power cycling the box after completing the FPGA download.

1000BASE-ZX GBIC Restriction

The Catalyst 8540 switch routers support extra long haul (1000BASE-ZX) GBICs. It supports a maximum of 12 1000BASE-ZX GBICs per system to comply with FCC Class A emissions (CFR 47 Part 15), or 8 1000BASE-ZX GBICs per system to comply with EN55022 Class B emissions (CISPR22 Class B).

Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding Not Supported

The Catalyst 8540 switch router does not support Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF).

Route Processor and Switch Module Redundancy

The Catalyst 8540 supports the use of redundant route processors and switch modules. The second route processor would be installed in slot 8, and an additional switch module would be installed in slot 6.

Route Processor

There are some precautions that need to be taken before removing a route processor module from a chassis that is powered-up. If a route processor module that is currently running IOS is removed from the chassis in a skewed manner such that the left side of the processor comes out before the right side does, the traffic flowing through the device might stop flowing.

To avoid this, make sure the route processor module that is being removed is currently at the ROM monitor prompt; it is then safe to remove it from the chassis. One way to get the system into ROM monitor from IOS is to enter the reload command. This will work if the system is not configured to auto-boot. If the system is configured to auto-boot, it starts booting IOS again.

Since you need to ensure that a route processor is in ROM monitor before removing it, the redundancy prepare-for-cpu-removal command has been added to take the system to the ROM monitor prompt. Execute this command on the route processor being removed before removing it. Once this command is issued, the route processor will go to the ROM monitor prompt and stay there even if the system is configured to auto-boot. At this point it is safe to remove the route processor from the system.

Switch Modules

If a Catalyst 8540 has three switch modules, then by default the switch modules in slots 5 and 7 come up as active, and the one in slot 6 comes up as the standby. If you wish to change this default, there is a command that lets you select the "preferred" switch module slots. This command is a privileged exec level command with the following format:

redundancy preferred-switch-card-slot slot#1 slot#2

Two unique preferred slots must be specified. The range of the slot value is 5 to 7. If one of the preferred slots is not a currently active switch module, you are informed of this and asked if the system should change the active switch modules to the preferred switch modules. If such a switchover occurs, all the active connections in the system will be reinitialized. If you wish to continue, then the preferred switch modules become active, and the other switch module becomes the standby. This configuration will remain in effect until either one of the active switch modules is removed.

The preferred switch module configuration is preserved across route processor switchovers. However, the preferred switch modules setting will be lost if the system is power-cycled or if both route processors are reloaded to the ROM monitor.

Autonegotiation (Catalyst 8540 CSR)

The autonegotiation feature for speed and duplex on 10/100BASE-T Ethernet ports defaults to "on." This means that for each port, the Catalyst 8500 CSR automatically detects the port speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps) and duplex of the peer port, if that port also autonegotiates.

To override autonegotiation and set a port to 10 Mbps operation, enter the following command:

(config-if)# speed 10

To set a port to 100 Mbps operation, issue the following command:

(config-if)# speed 100

To set the duplex value for a port to full-duplex, issue the following command:

(config-if)# duplex full

To set the duplex value for a port to half-duplex, issue the following command:

(config-if)# duplex half

Caution If you connect a Catalyst 8540 CSR switch router running Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5)W5(13) software to a router or switch running in forced full-duplex mode, you might encounter symptoms such as high collision rate or reduced throughput, as the Catalyst 8540 CSR unsuccessfully tries to autonegotiate with the other device. When autonegotiation fails, the Catalyst 8540 defaults to half-duplex operation, which causes a mismatch between it and the other device. Possible workarounds include forcing the Catalyst 8540 CSR to operate in full-duplex mode or removing the full-duplex command from the other device.

Interoperability

You can use Catalyst 8540 CSR interface modules in a Catalyst 8540 MSR chassis with an MSR route processor and switch modules. Use only CSR (Ethernet) interface modules, and load the CSR software image on the MSR.

Incompatibility

When you connect a Catalyst 8540 CSR to a Catalyst 5000 100BASE-FX MM Ethernet interface module using ISL, ensure that the hardware version on the Catalyst 5000 interface module is 1.3 or higher. You might experience connectivity problems between the Catalyst 8540 CSR and the Catalyst 5000 if the hardware version on the Catalyst 5000 Ethernet interface module is lower than 1.3.

Y2K Compliance

The Catalyst 8540 MSR and 8540 CSR systems have been certified as Y2K Compliant. For more information, see the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/752/2000/.

Related Documentation

The following documents provide information related to Catalyst 8540 switch routers.

Catalyst 8540 Interactive Quick Start

Quick Reference Catalyst 8540 Hardware Information

Hardware and Software Compatibility Matrix

Catalyst 8540 Chassis Installation Guide

ATM and Layer 3 Module Installation Guide

Guide to ATM Technology

ATM and Layer 3 Switch Router Quick Software Configuration Guide

ATM Switch Router Software Configuration Guide

ATM and Layer 3 Switch Router Command Reference

Layer 3 Switching Software Feature and Configuration Guide

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