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Release Notes for Cisco 860VAE -W S eries Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Routers Using Firmware Release A2pv6F039d

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Memory 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

Release Notes for Cisco 860VAE-W Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Routers Using Firmware Release A2pv6F039d

First Published: April 4, 2014

Release: Cisco IOS Release 15.3(3)T

OL-31812-01

Introduction

These release notes describe new enhancements and fixed caveats for the Cisco 860VAE-W Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Routers using firmware release A2pv6F039d.

These release notes are updated as needed.

System Requirements

Memory and IOS Software Requirements

Table 1 lists the supported Cisco 860VAE Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Routers and also the memory and IOS requirements while using firmware release A2pv6F039d.

Table 1 Supported Cisco 860VAE-W Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL and Memory Requirements

Platform
Flash (MB)
DRAM (MB)
IOS version

C866VAE-W-E-K9

C867VAE-W-A-K9

C867VAE-W-E-K9

C867VAE-POE-W-A-K9

128

512

15.3(3) T or later

Determining the Firmware Version

To determine the version of firmware currently running on your Cisco 860VAE-W Series Router, issue the following IOS command and look for the output entries shown in bold in this example:

 
C867VAE-W-A-K9# show controller vdsl 0
Controller VDSL 0 is DOWN
Daemon Status: Establishing Link
 
XTU-R (DS) XTU-C (US)
Chip Vendor ID: 'BDCM' 'BDCM'
Chip Vendor Specific: 0x0000 0x0000
Chip Vendor Country: 0xB500 0x0000
Modem Vendor ID: 'CSCO' 'BDCM'
Modem Vendor Specific: 0x4602 0x0000
Modem Vendor Country: 0xB500 0x0000
Serial Number Near: GMK172100F2 C867VAE 15.3(3)
Serial Number Far:
Modem Version Near: 15.3(3)
Modem Version Far:
Modem Status: Idle
DSL Config Mode: AUTO
Trained Mode:
TC Mode: PTM
Selftest Result: 0x00
DELT configuration: disabled
DELT state: not running
Trellis: OFF OFF
SRA: disabled disabled
SRA count: 0 0
Bit swap: enabled enabled
Full inits: 0
Failed full inits: 0
Short inits: 0
Failed short inits: 0
 
Modem FW Version: 4.12L.08
Modem PHY Version: A2pv6F039d.d24g1
Vendor Version: bcm963268_4.12L.08
 
Training Log : Stopped
Training Log Filename : Flash:vdsllog.bin
63350784 bytes total (14784512 bytes free)

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 866VAE Integrated Services Router (or Cisco 867 VAE Integrated Services Router) -> Very High Bitrate DSL (VDSL) Firmware > VAEW_A_39d_B_39d_24g1.bin

2. Copy the VAEW_A_39d_B_39d_24g1.bin 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:

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

This section contains changes introduced with firmware release A2pv6F039d.

  • Improved hunt log (Hlog) estimation particularly at HAM band region in G.992.(35).
  • Improved signal attenuation (SATN) reporting accuracy in G993.2.
  • Implemented customer premises equipment (CPE) workaround for IKNOS CO4 DS bitswap limitation in G993.2.
  • Improved showtime stability at low signal to noise ratio (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 connectivity issue with low maximum DS rate configuration in G993.2.
  • Improved G.vector interoperability with IKNS and Lantiq digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs) by fixing a synchronization symbol modulation issue.
  • Improved 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

  • 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 15.3(3)T 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 A2pv6F039f1

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 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

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 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

Platform-Specific Documents

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

Other Firmware Code

For information on the firmware used prior to this release, see Release Notes for Cisco 860VA Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Router with Firmware Release A2pv6F039d.

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/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.