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Release Notes for Firmware Release ABpv6C035l

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Firmware Release ABpv6C035l

Content

Introduction

System Requirements

Hardware Supported

Memory Requirements and IOS Software Requirements

Determining the Firmware Version

Upgrading to a New Firmware Release

New and Changed Information

Modem Settings

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Other Firmware Code

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for Firmware Release ABpv6C035l


First Published: August 15, 2012
Revised Date: April 01, 2013
Release: Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)M
OL-27658-02

Content

Introduction

System Requirements

New and Changed Information

Related Documentation

Introduction

These release notes describe enhancements and requirements for firmware release ABpv6C035l. This firmware release is not pre-installed in any IOS routers or modules. For detailed information on supported hardware and platforms, see the "Hardware Supported" section. These release notes are updated as needed.

System Requirements

Hardware Supported

Memory Requirements and IOS Software Requirements

Determining the Firmware Version

Upgrading to a New Firmware Release

Hardware Supported

The following are the hardware supported:

Cisco 887V Series VDSL2 Router platforms

Cisco 880VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL platforms

Cisco 880 Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ with WLAN platforms

Cisco 800 Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ with analog and ISDN voice platforms

Cisco EHWIC Multimode VDSL2/ADSL+ Multicard

Cisco 1900 Series

Cisco 2900 Series

Cisco 3900 Series

Cisco 3900E Series

Memory Requirements and IOS Software Requirements

The following tables list all platforms that support ABpv6C035l firmware.

Table 1 lists the supported Cisco 880VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL platforms and memory requirements.

Table 1 Supported Cisco 880VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL and Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)

CISCO886VA-K9

CISCO886VA-SEC-K9

CISCO887VA-K9

CISCO887VA-SEC-K9

CISCO887VA-M-K9

CISCO886VA-J-K9

128

256


Table 2 lists the supported Cisco 880 Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ with WLAN platforms and memory requirements.

Table 2 Supported Cisco 880VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ with WLAN Platforms and Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)

CISCO886VA-W-E-K9

CISCO887VAM-W-E-K9

CISCO887VA-W-A-K9

CISCO887VA-W-E-K9

256

512


Table 3 lists the supported Cisco 880 Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ with analog and ISDN voice platforms and memory requirements.

Table 3 Supported Cisco 880 Series Multimode VDSL/ADSL2/2+ with Analog ISDN Voice Platforms and Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)

CISCO887VA-K9

CISCO887VA-W-E-K9

CISCO887VA-V-K9

CISCO887VA-V-W-E-K9

256

512


Table 4 lists the supported Cisco 880 Series Data ISR platforms and memory requirements.

Table 4 Supported Cisco 880 Series Data ISR Platforms and Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)

CISCO886VAG+7-K9

CISCO887VAG+7-K9

CISCO887VAMG+7-K9

CISCO887VAGW+7-A-K9

CISCO887VAGW+7-E-K9

CISCO887VA-WD-A-K9

CISCO887VA-WD-E-K9

256

512


Table 5 lists the supported Cisco 887 Series VDSL Routers and memory requirements using firmware release ABpv6C035j.

Table 5 Supported Cisco 887V Series Platforms and Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)

CISCO887V-K9

CISCO887V-SEC-K9

CISCO887VW-GNA-K9

CISCO887VW-GNE-K9

128

256


Determining the Firmware Version

To determine the version of firmware currently running on your router, issue the following IOS command and look for the output as shown below:

Router# show controllers vdsl 0
Firmware	Source	File Name (version)
--------	------	-------------------
VDSL		user config	flash:vdsl.bin-testBuild_35l_AB(10)
 
   
Modem FW  Version:	120224_1722-4.02L.03.A2pv6C035l.d23j

Modem PHY Version: p6v35l.d23j


Note For a Cisco EHWIC Multimode VDSL2/ADSL+ Mutlicard, use the slot/subslot/port number argument for the show controllers vdsl command.


Upgrading to a New Firmware Release

Perform the following steps to upgrade to a new firmware release:

1. Download the new firmware from Cisco.com Software Center at http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html.

Choose Products -> Routers -> Branch Routers -> Cisco 800 Series Routers -> Cisco 887VA Integrated Services Router -> Very High Bitrate DSL (VDSL) Firmware

2. Copy the firmware to a designated location; for example, router flash or a TFTP server.

3. Configure the router to load the new firmware from a designated location.

Router# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
 
   
Router(config)# controller vdsl 0
Router(config-controller)# firmware filename ?
  archive:  Download fw file name
  cns:      Download fw file name
  flash:    Download fw file name
  ftp:      Download fw file name
  http:     Download fw file name
  https:    Download fw file name
  null:     Download fw file name
  nvram:    Download fw file name
  rcp:      Download fw file name
  scp:      Download fw file name
  system:   Download fw file name
  tar:      Download fw file name
  tftp:     Download fw file name
  tmpsys:   Download fw file name
  xmodem:   Download fw file name
  ymodem:   Download fw file name
 
   
Router(config-controller)# firmware filename flash:vdsl.bin.35ld23jdslfw

Note Controller VDSL 0 should not be turned off.


4. Enter the copy running-config startup-config command to save your configuration.

5. Enter the reload command to restart the router.

New and Changed Information

The following list contains improvements with firmware release A2pv6C035l:

Improves G.993.2 Showtime stability of DS in PEIN and other impulse noise tests

Improves G.992.[135] and G.993.2 US bitswap behavior to accommodate COs with slower response time

Reports correct retrain reasons in G.992.[35] and G.993.2

Fixes Analog Loopback tests in G.992.5 Annex M

Includes SES in the decision to retrain when DS margins are negative in G.992.[35] and G.993.2

Avoids modem retrain conditions in high DS rate configurations (>105Mbps) of G.993.2 and negotiate higher rates against BRCM CO

Adjusts US pilot PSD in T1.413 to meet ANSI requirements

Reports correct interleaver delay information in G.993.2 30a profiles

Improves Dynamic Framing behavior and parameter selection in G.993.2

Improves Showtime Stability of G993.2 during US SRA tests

The following list contains improvements with firmware release B2pv6C035l:

Improves Dynamic Framing behavior and parameter selection in G.993.2

Reduces processing delay in sending packets in G.993.2 and also fix no connect in cases with DS rates higher than 105M

Improves Showtime Stability of G993.2 during US SRA tests

Known Issues and Limitations

The following list contains known issues and limitations with firmware release A2pv6C035l:

G.INP mode in 30a mode is not supported yet.

G.INP supports DTU framing type 1 only.

US PhyR in 30a mode has stability issue in certain loops with no delay queue feature enabled against BRCM CO FW ver 10.3.1 and older. The issue has been fixed and the fix will be in future CO FW releases.

US SRA with dynamic D may have excessive CRCs under certain conditions with q = 2 against BRCM CO FW ver 10.3.4 and older. The issue has been fixed and the fix will be in future CO FW releases.

The following list contains known issues and limitations with firmware releaseB2pv6C035l:

G.INP supports DTU framing type 1 only.

US SRA with dynamic D may have excessive CRCs under certain conditions with q = 2 against BRCM CO FW ver 10.3.4 and older. The issue has been fixed and the fix will be in future CO FW releases.

Modem Settings

New and existing modem commands are integrated to the release of the ABpv6C035l firmware and IOS release 15.2(4)M to allow custom configurations of DSL modem settings and to ensure DSL interoperability in different environments.

Modem settings are optional, depending on the DSLAM used. Please consult your Service Provider on required modem settings (if any) for the particular SP network configuration.

Before you enable the modem settings, execute the service internal command in configuration mode. For example:

Router# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
 
   
Router(config)# service internal
 
   

The following list contains the modem settings:

Setting UK Annex M Flag

Default—disabled

Command—modem customUKAnnexM under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—enabling UK specific Annex M mask

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from d23j driver and A2pv6C035d


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 20 in adslAnnexAParam—ON

Bit 9 in adslDemodCap2Mask—ON

Bit 9 in adslDemodCap2Value—ON

adslAnnexAParam—00107985

adslDemodCap2Mask—00540200

adslDemodCap2Value—00540200

show controller vdsl 0 console—custom UK Annex M Mask SET

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 20 in adslAnnexAParam—OFF

Bit 9 in adslDemodCap2Mask—OFF

Bit 9 in adslDemodCap2Value—OFF

adslAnnexAParam—00007985

adslDemodCap2Mask—00540000

adslDemodCap2Value—00540000

show controller vdsl 0 console—custom UK Annex M Mask NOT SET

Setting CO5 Flag

Default—disabled

Command—modem co5 under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—resolving performance related interoperability issues with Ikanos CO5 DSLAM

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from d23j driver and A2pv6C035d


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 4 vdslCfgFlagsMask—ON

Bit 4 vdslCfgFlagsValue—ON

Bit 5 vdslCfgFlagsMask—ON

Bit 5 vdslCfgFlagsValue—ON

vdslCfgFlagsMask—00000434

vdslCfgFlagsValue—00000434

show controller vdsl 0 console—CO5 Flag SET

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 4 vdslCfgFlagsMask—OFF

Bit 4 vdslCfgFlagsValue—OFF

Bit 5 vdslCfgFlagsMask—OFF

Bit 5 vdslCfgFlagsValue—OFF

vdslCfgFlagsMask—00000404

vdslCfgFlagsValue—00000404

show controller vdsl 0 console—CO5 Flag NOT SET

Disabling V.43 Carrier Set

Default—enabled

Command—modem disableV43 under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—disabling V43 carrier set

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from d23b driver and B2pv6C032b


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 16 vdslCfgFlagsMask—ON

Bit 16 vdslCfgFlagsValue—ON

vdslCfgFlagsMask—00010404

vdslCfgFlagsValue—00010404

show controller vdsl 0 console—disable V43 SET

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 16 vdslCfgFlagsMask—OFF

Bit 16 vdslCfgFlagsValue—OFF

vdslCfgFlagsMask—00000404

vdslCfgFlagsValue—00000404

show controller vdsl 0 console—disable V43 CLEAR

Disabling GinpDs Support Carrier Set

Default—enabled

Command—modem disableGinpDsSupport under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—disabling G.INP feature bit

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from d23j driver and A2pv6C035d


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 17 xdslAuxFeaturesMask—ON

Bit 17 xdslAuxFeaturesValue—ON

xdslAuxFeaturesMask—00040003

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00040003

show controller vdsl 0 console—disable GinpDsSupport

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 17 xdslAuxFeaturesMask—OFF

Bit 17 xdslAuxFeaturesValue—OFF

xdslAuxFeaturesMask—00060003

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00060003

show controller vdsl 0 console—enable GinpDsSupport

Disabling GinpUs Support Carrier Set

Default—enabled

Command—modem disableGinpUsSupport under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—disabling GinpUs support

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from 23j driver and ABpv6C035j


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 18 kDslGinpUsSupported—OFF

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00024003

show controller vdsl 0 console—disable GinpUsSupport

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 18 kDslGinpUsSupported—ON

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00064003

show controller vdsl 0 console output—enable GinpUsSupport

Enabling HBI Feature

Default—disabled

Command—modem hbifeature under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—enabling HBI specific feature bit

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from d23b driver and A2pv6C032b


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 12 kDslG992FTFeatureBit—ON

xdslAuxFeaturesMask—00061003

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00061003

show controller vdsl 0 console output—HBI Bit SET

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 12 kDslG992FTFeatureBit—OFF

xdslAuxFeaturesMask—00060003

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00060003

show controller vdsl 0 console output—HBI Bit CLEAR

Enabling Channel Policy 2

Default—disabled

Command—modem chanpolicy2 under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—enabling Channel Policy 2 specific feature bit

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from d23b driver and A2pv6C032b


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 23 kDslAuxFeatureChanPolicy—ON

xdslAuxFeaturesMask—00860003

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00860003

show controller vdsl 0 console—Chan Policy Bit SET

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 23 kDslAuxFeatureChanPolicy—OFF

xdslAuxFeaturesMask—00060003

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00060003

show controller vdsl 0 console—Chan Policy Bit CLEAR

Disabling FireDS Support

Default—enabled

Command—modem disableFireDsSupport under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—disabling FireDS support

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from d23j driver and A2pv6C035d


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 22 kDslFireDsSupported—OFF

adslDemodCap2Value—00900000

show controller vdsl 0 console—disable FireDsSupport

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 22 kDslFireDsSupported—ON

adslDemodCap2Value—00d00000

show controller vdsl 0 console—enable FireDsSupport

Disabling FireUs Support

Default—enabled

Command—modem disableFireUsSupport under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—Disabling FireUS support

Firmware/Driver dependency—Starting from d23j driver and A2pv6C035d


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured.

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 23 kDslFireUsSupported—Off

adslDemodCap2Value—00500000

show controller vdsl 0 console—disable FireUsSupport

When the command is not configured.

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 23 kDslFireUsSupported—On

adslDemodCap2Value—00d00000

show controller vdsl 0 console—enable FireUsSupport

Disabling MonitorTone

Default—enabled

Command—modem disableMonitorTone under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—disabling MonitorTone

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from d23j driver and A2pv6C035d


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 14 kDslMonitorToneDisable—ON

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00064003

show controller vdsl 0 console—disable MonitorTone

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bits 14 kDslMonitorToneDisable—OFF

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00060003

show controller vdsl 0 console—enable MonitorTone

Enabling UKfeature

Default—disabled

Command—modem UKfeature under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—enabling British Telecom specific feature bit

Firmware/Driver dependency—starting from d23b driver and A2pv6C032b


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 21 kDslG992BTFeatureBit—ON

xdslAuxFeaturesMask—00260003

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00260003

show controller vdsl 0 consoleUKFeatureBit SET

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 21 kDslG992BTFeatureBit—OFF

xdslAuxFeaturesMask—00060003

xdslAuxFeaturesValue—00060003

show controller vdsl 0 console—UKFeatureBit CLEAR

Enabling dsattn Flag

Default—disabled

Command—modem dsattn under controller vdsl 0

Purpose—enabling dsattn


Note Reload the router after setting or unsetting this command.


Verification:

When the command is configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 13 in adslDemodCapMask—ON

Bit 13 in adslDemodCapValue—ON

adslDemodCapMask—0092607a

adslDemodCapValue—0010607a

show controller vdsl 0 consoledsattn SET

When the command is not configured:

test vdsl 0 modem exec adsl info—cfg

Bit 13 in adslDemodCapMask—OFF

Bit 13 in adslDemodCapValue—OFF

adslDemodCapMask—0092407a

adslDemodCapValue—0010407a

show controller vdsl 0 console—dsattn CLEAR

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Other Firmware Code

Release-Specific Documents

For detailed information about the release-specific platforms, see the following documentations:

Cisco Multimode VDSL2 and ADSL2/ADSL2+ High-Speed WAN Interface Card

Cisco 860 Series, Cisco 880 Series, and Cisco 890 Series Integrated Services Routers Software Configuration Guide

Cisco 860 Series, Cisco 880 Series, and Cisco 890 Series Integrated Services Routers Hardware Installation Guide

Platform-Specific Documents

For more information about the supported platforms, see the following documentations:

Cisco 880 Series Integrated Services Router Software Configuration Guide

Cisco 860 Series, Cisco 880 Series, and Cisco 890 Series Integrated Services Routers Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco 860 Series, Cisco 880 Series, and Cisco 890 Series Integrated Services Routers Software Configuration Guide

Other Firmware Code

See the following links for more information on firmware used prior to this release:

Release Notes for Cisco 880VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Router with firmware release A2pv6C032b.d23b

Release Notes for Cisco 880VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Router with firmware release A2pv6C035d.d23j

Release Notes for Cisco 880VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Router with Firmware Release ABpv6C035j

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

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