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Table of Contents

Release Notes for Firmware Release A2pv6F039d and B2pvC038h3

Introduction

System Requirements

Hardware Supported

Memory Requirements and IOS Software Requirements

Determining the Firmware Version

Upgrading to a New Firmware Release

Features

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 A2pv6F039d and B2pvC038h3

First Published: June 12, 2014

Release: Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)M

OL-32386-01

 

Content

Introduction

These release notes describe enhancements and requirements for firmware releases A2pv6F039d and B2pvC038h3. These firmware releases are 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

The following are the hardwares supported:

  • Cisco 887VA Series VDSL2 Router platforms
  • Cisco 897VA Series VDSL2 Router platforms
  • Cisco 886VA Series VDSL2 Router platforms
  • Cisco 896VA Series VDSL2 Router platforms
  • Cisco EHWIC-VA-DSL-A
  • Cisco EHWIC-VA-DSL-B
  • Cisco EHWIC-VA-DSL-M

Memory Requirements and IOS Software Requirements

The following tables list all the platforms that support A2pv6F039d and B2pvC038h3 firmwares.

Table 1 lists the supported Cisco 887VA/897VA Series VDSL2 platforms and memory requirements.

Table 1 Supported Cisco 887VA/897VA Series VDSL2 Series Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)

CISCO887VA-K9

CISCO887VA-SEC-K9

CISCO887VA-J-K9

CISCO897VA-K9

CISCO897VA-SEC-K9

CISCO897VA-J-K9

128

256

Table 2 lists the supported Cisco 886VA/896VA Series VDSL2 platforms and memory requirements.

Table 2 Supported Cisco 886VA/896VA Series VDSL2 Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)

CISCO886VA-K9

CISCO886VA-SEC-K9

CISCO886VA-J-K9

CISCO896VA-K9

CISCO896VA-SEC-K9

CISCO896VA-J-K9

128

256

Table 3 lists the supported Cisco 887VA/897VA and 886VA/896VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ with WLAN platforms and memory requirements.

Table 3 Supported Cisco 887VA/897VA, 886VA/896VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ with WLAN Platforms and Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)

CISCO887VA-W-E-K9

CISCO897VA-W-E-K9

CISCO886VA-W-E-K9

CISCO896VA-W-E-K9

256

512

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
 
Controller VDSL 0 is UP
 
Daemon Status: Up
 
XTU-R (DS) XTU-C (US)
Chip Vendor ID: 'BDCM' 'BDCM'
Chip Vendor Specific: 0x0000 0xA451
Chip Vendor Country: 0xB500 0xB500
Modem Vendor ID: 'CSCO' ' '
Modem Vendor Specific: 0x4602 0x0000
Modem Vendor Country: 0xB500 0x0000
Serial Number Near: FGL17412466 C897VAM- 15.2(4)M6b
Serial Number Far:
Modem Version Near: 15.2(4)M6b
Modem Version Far: 0xa451
 
Modem Status: TC Sync (Showtime!)
DSL Config Mode: AUTO
Trained Mode: G.993.2 (VDSL2) Profile 12a
TC Mode: PTM
Selftest Result: 0x00
DELT configuration: disabled
DELT state: not running
Trellis: ON ON
SRA: disabled disabled
SRA count: 0 0
Bit swap: enabled enabled
Bit swap count: 0 0
Line Attenuation: 0.0 dB 0.0 dB
Signal Attenuation: 0.0 dB 0.0 dB
Noise Margin: 9.9 dB 9.8 dB
Attainable Rate: 87988 kbits/s 66098 kbits/s
Actual Power: 13.4 dBm 8.9 dBm
Per Band Status: D1 D2 D3 U0 U1 U2 U3
Line Attenuation(dB): 0.0 0.0 N/A N/A 3.3 3.2 N/A
Signal Attenuation(dB): 0.0 0.0 N/A N/A 3.3 3.2 N/A
Noise Margin(dB): 11.9 7.8 N/A N/A 9.8 9.8 N/A
Total FECC: 0 0
Total ES: 0 0
Total SES: 0 0
Total LOSS: 0 0
Total UAS: 111 111
Total LPRS: 0 0
Total LOFS: 0 0
Total LOLS: 0 0
 
Full inits: 2
Failed full inits: 0
Short inits: 0
Failed short inits: 0
 
Firmware Source File Name (version)
-------- ------ -------------------
VDSL user config flash:VA_A_39d_B_38h3_24h.bin (10)
 
Modem FW Version: 131204_1639-4.02L.03.A2pv6C039d.d24h
Modem PHY Version: A2pv6C039d.d24h
Vendor Version: Ap6v39d.24h 68
 
 
DS Channel1 DS Channel0 US Channel1 US Channel0
Speed (kbps): 0 87912 0 60015
SRA Previous Speed: 0 0 0 0
Previous Speed: 0 88804 0 60015
Reed-Solomon EC: 0 0 0 0
CRC Errors: 0 0 0 0
Header Errors: 0 0 0 0
Interleave (ms): 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Actual INP: 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Training Log : Stopped
Training Log Filename : flash:vdsllog.bin
 
897VAW#
 

NoteFor a Cisco EHWIC Multimode VDSL2/ADSL+ Mutlicard, use the 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/887VAS 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.A2pv6F039d

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.

Features

A2pv6F039d supports the following features:

  • G.993.2 (VDSL2) protocol

PTM and ATM mode

Annex A and Annex B band plans

Profiles supported: 8a/b/c/d, 12a/b, 17a and 30a (BCM6306 required)

US0

Diagnostics mode/DELT

Bitswaps, SRA and SOS/ROC

FEXT Equalized UPBO

Dying Gasp

INM

PhyR and G.INP (Framing Type 1)

SRA/SoS+G.INP

G.vector and G.vector friendly mode (G.993.2 Annex Y)

Virtual Noise

Alternate Electrical Length Measurement

  • ADSL protocols

G.992.5 (ADSL2+), G.992.3 (ADSL2), G.992.2 (G.LITE), G.992.1 (G.DMT),

ANSI T1.413

ATM/PTM mode

Annex A/L/M

L2 power management

Diagnostics mode/DELT

Bitswaps and SRA

INM

PhyR and G.INP (Framing Type 1)

SRA+G.INP

Virtual Noise

B2pvC038h3 supports the following features:

  • G.993.2 (VDSL2) protocol

PTM and ATM mode

Annex B over ISDN band plans

Profiles supported: 8a/b/c/d, 12a/b and 17a

US0

Diagnostics mode/DELT

Bitswaps, SRA and SOS/ROC

FEXT Equalized UPBO

Dying Gasp

INM

PhyR and G.INP (Framing Type 1)

SRA/SoS+G.INP

Virtual Noise

G.Vector (G.993.5) and G.Vector Friendly (G.993.2 Annex Y)

Alternate Electrical Length Measurement

  • ADSL protocols

G.992.5 (ADSL2+), G.992.3 (ADSL2), G.992.1 (G.DMT)

ATM/PTM mode

Annex B/J

L2 power management

Diagnostics mode/DELT

Bitswaps and SRA

INM

PhyR and G.INP (Framing Type 1)

SRA+G.INP

Virtual Noise

New and Changed Information

The following list contains the improvements with the firmware releases B2pvC038h3 and A2pv6F039d:

  • Improve response time of EOC messages in G.992.1.
  • Fix sub-optimal ds rate under some INP/delay configuration in G.993.2.
  • Fix G.993.2 training issues for certain US overhead rate configuration.
  • Fix invalid DS SoS requests when last tone in tone groups is loaded with 1bit in G.993.2.
  • Fix overhead channel corruption under certain framing parameter change in G.993.2 SRA.
  • Fix Kl0 electrical Length computation when RFI band is configured from 58 to 512 in G.993.2 Improve G.992.[35] US rates in Annex J EU-48 and EU-60 for 63268 B/J CPE.
  • Improve G.993.2 DS rates when large RFI band is configured in DS1 band.
  • Improve G.993.2 SRA stability when G.INP is enabled [Fix G.HS failures in G.992.[35].
  • Support G.Vector Friendly mode - Annex Y.
  • Support G.998.4 Amendment 2.
  • Improve DS rates in G.INP and PhyR.
  • Implement CPE work around to fix G.993.2 training issue when CO response to R-MSG1 is early
  • Fix Rx Filter configuration in the AFE for B/J 7.2.1 design.
  • Improved Hlog estimation particularly at HAM band region in G.992.(35).
  • Improved SATN reporting accuracy in G993.2.
  • Implemented CPE workaround for IKNOS CO4 DS bitswap limitation in G993.2.
  • Improved showtime stability at low SNR margin for VDSL 30a profile.
  • Improved G.993.2 US rates at loop lengths 3Kft - 4Kft against EVLT-F line card.
  • Fixed a potential SRA margin convergence issue in G993.2 when a long up/down shift time interval is set.
  • Fixed PhyR no connect with low maximum DS rate configuration in G993.2.
  • Improved G.vector interoperability with IKNS and Lantiq DSLAMs by fixing a sync symbol modulation issue.
  • Improve G993.2 upstream data rate against Stinger CO4 DSLAM in mid BT loops.
  • Fixed G.Vector training issue in high cross-talk condition.

Known Issues and Limitations

The following list contains known issues and limitations with firmware releases A2pv6F039d and B2pvC038h3:

  • ANSI T1.413 is not supported with AFE A.12.40.
  • G.INP supports DTU framing type 1 only.

Modem Settings

New and existing modem commands are integrated to the release of the A2pv6F039d 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 A2pv6F039d

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 console— UKFeatureBit 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

NoteReload the router after setting or unsetting this command. 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 console— dsattn 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

Other Firmware Code

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

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

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