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Release Notes for Firmware Release A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1

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Release Notes for Firmware Release A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1

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 A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1


First Published: April 04, 2013
Release: Cisco IOS Release 15.2(4)M
OL-29415-01
Content

Introduction

System Requirements

New and Changed Information

Related Documentation

Introduction

These release notes describe enhancements and requirements for firmware release A2pv6C038h,B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1. 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.


Note The A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1 firmware supports only G.vector features on VDSL2 and can be used only for G.vector type of deployments.


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 887VA Series VDSL2 Router platforms

Cisco 887VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL platforms

Memory Requirements and IOS Software Requirements

The following tables list all platforms that support A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1firmware.

Table 1 lists the supported Cisco 886VA/887VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL platforms and memory requirements.

Table 1 Supported Cisco 886VA/887VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL and Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)

CISCO886VA-K9

CISCO886VA-SEC-K9

CISCO886VA-J-K9

CISCO887VA-K9

CISCO887VA-SEC-K9

CISCO887VA-M-K9

128

256


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

Table 2 Supported Cisco 886VA/887VA 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 using firmware release A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1.

Table 3 Supported Cisco 886VA/887VA 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 using firmware release A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1.

Table 4 Supported Cisco 886VA/887VA 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 A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1.

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:VA_A_38h_B_38h_24g1.bin
 
   
Modem FW  Version:	120224_1722-4.02L.03.A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h

Modem PHY Version: A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 886VA/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.38hd23jdslfw

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 A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1:

Supports G.vector friendly mode (G.993.2 Annex Y, enabled by bit fgFlagsEnableG993p2AnnexY).

Supports Ripolicy according to G.993.2 amendment 7.

Supports G.998.4 amendment 2.

Supports new INM format in G.993.2 (need CO FW 10.8.20 and later if used with BRCM CO).

Optimizes US0 PSD in G.993.2.

Fixes no-connect under certain conditions in G.993.2 when DS/US has mixed interleave and PhyR configuration.

Fixes sub-optimal ds rate under some INP/delay configuration in G.993.2.

Fixes invalid DS SoS requests when last tone in tone groups is loaded with 1bit in G.993.2.

Fixes G.993.2 training issues for certain US over head rate configurations.

Fixes invalid DS OLR requests in certain conditions of high DS rates in G.993.2.

Fixes no connect issue in G.992.1 against LU STGR AD72 DSLAM.

Fixes delay computation of PhyR in G.993.2 30a profile.

Fixes over head channel corruption under certain framing parameter change in G.993.2 SRA.

Fixes SRA stall under certain corner conditions in G.993.2 and G.992.5[3].

Optimizes memory usage of PhyR in G.993.2.

Improves ROC robustness in G.993.2.

Improves DS rate in G.998.4.

Improves G.992.5 DS rates against H563AEDF Ver B line card with CNXT CO.

Improves G.993.2 IOP against Lantiq based DSLAMs.

Improves T1.413 connectivity in presence of strong RFI on tone 64.

Improves RDI detection in low DS rate in all modes.

Improves SoS convergence speed in G.993.2.

Known Issues and Limitations

The following list contains known issues and limitations with firmware release A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1:

G.INP supports DTU framing type 1 only.

Modem Settings

New and existing modem commands are integrated to the release of the A2pv6C038h, B2pvC038h, and A2pv6C038k1 firmware and IOS release 15.x(x)x 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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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 A2pv6C038h and B2pvC038h


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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http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.