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Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3560, 3550, 2970, 2955, 2950, 2950 LRE, and 2940 Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1c

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Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3560, 3550, 2970, 2955, 2950, 2950 LRE, and 2940 Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1c

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Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3560, 3550, 2970, 2955, 2950, 2950 LRE, and 2940 Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1c

Contents

System Requirements

Hardware Supported

Cluster Compatibility

Software Compatibility

Windows

Solaris

New Features

New Hardware Features

New Software Features

Resolved Caveats for All Switches

Resolved Caveats for Catalyst 3750, 3560, and 2970 Switches

Resolved Caveats for Catalyst 3750 Switches

Open Cisco IOS Caveats for Catalyst 3750 and 3560 Switches

Which Software Files to Download from Cisco.com

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 3750, 3560, 3550, 2970, 2955, 2950, 2950 LRE, and 2940 Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1c


February, 2004

Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1c runs on these switches:

Catalyst 3750

Catalyst 3560

Catalyst 3550

Catalyst 2970

Catalyst 2955

Catalyst 2950

Catalyst 2950 LRE

Catalyst 2940


Note Use these release notes with the previous Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1 release notes for information on these specific switch platforms.



Note Running Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1c in a Catalyst 3750 switch stack that has other stack members running Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1 is not a supported configuration. We strongly recommend upgrading the entire switch stack to Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1c if at least one stack member is running this release.


These release notes include important information about this release and any limitations, restrictions, and caveats that apply to it. See the "Related Documentation" section for links to the switch documentation on Cisco.com.

Contents

This document has the following sections:

System Requirements

New Features

Resolved Caveats for All Switches

Resolved Caveats for Catalyst 3750, 3560, and 2970 Switches

Resolved Caveats for Catalyst 3750 Switches

Open Cisco IOS Caveats for Catalyst 3750 and 3560 Switches

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

System Requirements

The system requirements are described in these sections:

"Hardware Supported" section

"Cluster Compatibility" section

"Software Compatibility" section

Hardware Supported

Table 1 lists the hardware supported by this software release.

Table 1 Catalyst 2940, 2950, 2950 LRE, 2955, 2970, 3550, 3560, and 3750 Hardware Supported 

Hardware
Description

Catalyst 2940-8TT-S

8 10/100 Ethernet ports and 1 10/100/1000 Ethernet port

Catalyst 2940-8TF-S

8 10/100 Ethernet ports, 1 SFP1 module slot, and 1 100BASE-FX port

Catalyst 2950-12

12 10/100 Ethernet ports

Catalyst 2950-24

24 10/100 Ethernet ports

Catalyst 2950C-24

24 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 100BASE-FX ports

Catalyst 2950G-12-EI

12 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 GBIC2 module slots

Catalyst 2950G-24-EI 

24 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 GBIC module slots

Catalyst 2950G-24-EI-DC

24 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 GBIC module slots with DC-input power

Catalyst 2950G-48-EI

48 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 GBIC module slots

Catalyst 2950ST-8 LRE

8 LRE3 ports, 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports4 , and 2 SFP module slots

Catalyst 2950ST-24 LRE

24 LRE ports, 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports4, and 2 SFP module slots

Catalyst 2950ST-24 LRE 997

24 LRE ports, 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports4, and 2 SFP module slots with DC-input power

Catalyst 2950SX-24

24 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 1000BASE-SX ports

Catalyst 2950SX-48-SI

48 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 1000BASE-SX ports

Catalyst 2950T-24

24 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports5

Catalyst 2950T-48-SI

48 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports

Catalyst 2955C-12

12 10/100 ports and 2 MM6 100BASE-FX ports

Catalyst 2955S-12

12 10/100 ports and 2 SM7 100BASE-LX ports

Catalyst 2955T-12

12 10/100 ports and 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports4

Catalyst 2970G-24T

24 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports

Catalyst 2970G-24TS

24 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 4 SFP module slots

Catalyst 3550-12G

10 GBIC-based Gigabit Ethernet slots and 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports

Catalyst 3550-12T

10 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 2 GBIC-based Gigabit Ethernet slots

Catalyst 3550-24

24 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 GBIC-based Gigabit
Ethernet slots

Catalyst 3550-24-DC

24 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 GBIC-based Gigabit Ethernet slots with DC-input power

Catalyst 3550-24-FX

24 100BASE-FX ports and 2 GBIC-based Gigabit Ethernet slots

Catalyst 3550-24PWR

24 10/100 Cisco prestandard PoE8 ports and 2 GBIC-based Gigabit Ethernet slots

Catalyst 3550-48

48 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 GBIC-based Gigabit Ethernet slots

Catalyst 3560-24PS

24 10/100 PoE ports and 2 SFP module slots

Catalyst 3560-48PS

48 10/100 PoE ports and 4 SFP module slots

Catalyst 3750G-12S

12 SFP module slots

Catalyst 3750-24TS

24 10/100 Ethernet ports and 2 SFP module slots

Catalyst 3750G-24T

24 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports

Catalyst 3750G-24TS

24 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 4 SFP module slots

Catalyst 3750-48TS

48 10/100 Ethernet ports and 4 SFP module slots

Catalyst 3750-24PS

24 10/100 PoE ports and 2 SFP module slots

Catalyst 3750-48PS

48 10/100 PoE ports and 4 SFP module slots

1 SFP = small form-factor pluggable

2 GBIC = Gigabit Interface Converter

3 LRE = Long-Reach Ethernet

4 The 10/100/1000 ports on a Catalyst 2950 LRE or Catalyst 2955T-12 switch operate at 10 or 100 Mbps in either full- or half-duplex mode and at 1000 Mbps only in full-duplex mode.

5 The 10/100/1000 interfaces on the Catalyst 2950T-24 switch do not support the half keyword in the duplex command.

6 MM = multimode

7 SM = single mode

8 PoE = Power over Ethernet


Cluster Compatibility

This section describes how to choose command and standby command switches when a cluster consists of a mixture of Catalyst switches. When creating a switch cluster or adding a switch to a cluster, follow these guidelines:

When you create a switch cluster, we recommend configuring the highest-end switch in your cluster as the command switch. Table 2 lists the cluster capabilities and Cisco IOS releases for the switches. The switches are listed from highest- to lowest-end switch.

If you are managing the cluster through CMS, and the command switch is running Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1 or later, the switch that has the latest software release does not have to be the command switch. It is also not required that the highest-end switch in your cluster be the command switch if the command switch is running Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1 or later.

The standby command switch must be the same type as the command switch. For example, if the command switch is a Catalyst 3750 switch, all standby command switches must be Catalyst 3750 switches.

Table 2 Switch Software and Cluster Capability 

Switch
Cisco IOS Release
Cluster Capability

Catalyst 3750

12.1(11)AX or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 3560

12.1(19)EA1b or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 3550

12.1(4)EA1 or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 2970

12.1(11)AX or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 2955

12.1(12c)EA1 or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 2950

12.1(5.2)WC(1) or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 2950 LRE

12.1(11)JY or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 2940

12.1(13)AY or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 3500 XL

12.0(5.1)XU or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 2900 XL (8-MB switches)

12.0(5.1)XU or later

Member or command switch

Catalyst 2900 XL (4-MB switches)

11.2(8.5)SA6 (recommended)

Member switch only1

Catalyst 1900 and 2820

9.00(-A or -EN) or later

Member switch only

1 Catalyst 2900 XL (4-MB) switches appear in the front-panel and topology views of the Cluster Management Suite (CMS). However, CMS does not support configuration or monitoring of these switches.


CMS is not forward-compatible on command switches running Cisco IOS 12.1(14)EA1 and earlier. This means that if a member switch is running a release that is newer than the release running on the command switch, the new features are not available on the member switch. If the member switch is a new device running a release that is later than the release on the command switch, and if the command switch is running a release earlier than Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1, the command switch cannot recognize the member switch, and the Front Panel view displays it as an unknown device. You cannot configure any parameters or generate a report through CMS for that member; instead, you must launch the Device Manager application to configure and to obtain reports for that member.

If you have a cluster with switches that are running different versions of Cisco IOS software, features added on the latest release might not be reflected on switches running the older releases. For example, if you start CMS on a Catalyst 2900 XL switch running Cisco IOS Release 11.2(8)SA6, the windows and functionality can be different from a switch running Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5)WC(1) or later.

Some early Cisco IOS releases do not support clustering.

For more information about clustering and CMS, refer to the software configuration guide.

Software Compatibility

For information about the recommended platforms for web-based management, operating systems and browser support, and CMS plug-in guidelines, refer to the "Getting Started with CMS" chapter of the software configuration guide.

Windows

This release uses a CMS plug-in to run CMS. You can download the latest CMS plug-in for Windows from this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/ClusterMgmtSuite/cms_plugin_redirect.cgi?platform=windows&version=1.1

Solaris

This release uses a CMS plug-in that replaces the Java plug-in. You can download the latest CMS plug-in for Solaris from this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/ClusterMgmtSuite/cms_plugin_redirect.cgi?platform=solaris&version=1.1

New Features

These sections describe the new supported hardware and the new software features provided in this release:

"New Hardware Features" section

"New Software Features" section

New Hardware Features

For a list of all supported hardware, see the "Hardware Supported" section.

New Software Features

Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1c contains these features:

Ability to provide power to connected Cisco prestandard and IEEE 802.3af-compliant powered devices from all Catalyst 3750-24PS, 3750-48PS, 3560-24PS, and 3560-48PS switch 10/100 Ethernet ports if the switch detects that there is no power on the circuit.

The Catalyst 3750-24PS and 3560-24PS switches can provide 15.4 W of power on each 10/100 port; the Catalyst 3750-48PS and 3560-48PS switches can provide 15.4 W of power to any 24 of the 48 10/100 ports, or any combination of ports can provide an average of 7.7 W of power at the same time, up to maximum switch power output of 370 W.

Automatic detection and power budgeting; the switch maintains a power budget, monitors and tracks requests for power, and grants power only when it is available.


Note The Cisco IP Phone 7970G can operate in low- and high-power modes. For high-power mode and full functionality, we recommend that you use an external power adapter. The phone functions if power is provided by Cisco prestandard or IEEE 802.3af PoE, but it has reduced power, and the display is at half brightness. The Catalyst 3550, 3560, and 3750 switches can provide 15.4 W per port. However, this release does not support CDP enhancements to allow negotiation with the Cisco IP Phone 7970G to cover its wider power range.

Refer to the Cisco IP Phone 7970 Administration Guide for Cisco CallManager for details.



Note On PoE switches, CDP messages enable the switch to refine the power consumption of Cisco powered devices with more accuracy than what is available by using generic IEEE Classes.

On 48-port PoE switches, CDP allows the switch to optimize the available 370 W budget of PoE across Cisco powered devices.


CMS support for these features:

The option to install CMS on your computer rather than to download it from the cluster every time you start a CMS session.


Note CMS is downloaded to your browser each time you launch CMS. You can increase the speed at which CMS loads by permanently installing CMS on your PC or workstation. Select CMS > Installation and Distributions, and click Install. CMS is installed locally and will load faster the next time that you launch it.


A feature bar, which offers networking features to configure and reports, graphs, and statistics to display. These options were previously on the menu bar, which is now dedicated to CMS service options. You can choose features from menus on the Features tab or search for them on the Search tab.

Device-specific online help. Help topics appear below labels that name the devices to which the information applies. Topics appear only for the networking features in the cluster.

This release uses a CMS plug-in for Solaris and Windows that replaces the Java plug-in.


Note You must download the latest CMS plug-in to run CMS for this release.


You can download the latest plug-ins from these URLs:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/ClusterMgmtSuite/cms_plugin_redirect.cgi?platform=windows&version=1.1

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/ClusterMgmtSuite/cms_plugin_redirect.cgi?platform=solaris&version=1.1

For more information about new CMS features, click Help > What's New from the online help.

For a detailed list of key features for this software release, refer to the software configuration guide for your switch.

Resolved Caveats for All Switches

These resolved caveats are applicable to all Catalyst switches running this release:

CSCec82728

A transient spanning tree loop no longer occurs when rapid-PVST+, MSTP/RSTP is running and the root bridge has aged out.

CSCed29169

The IP Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) report expiration timer no longer expires in 1 second, no matter how you configured the IGMP query-max-response-time setting. Having the timer set to 1 second, regardless of how it was configured, sometimes caused multicast receiver ports to be prematurely removed from their multicast group on a given VLAN.

CSCed58872

The topology change counter now operates in multiple spanning-tree (MST) mode.

Resolved Caveats for Catalyst 3750, 3560, and 2970 Switches

This resolved caveat is applicable to these switches:

CSCec50040

Using the show controllers ethernet-controller <interface-id> [phy] privileged EXEC command on a 1000BASE-T copper port or on an SFP module port no longer causes the link to go down or to go up and down continuously.

Resolved Caveats for Catalyst 3750 Switches

These resolved caveats are applicable to these switches:

CSCed33857

When the switch is operating in multiple STP (MSTP) mode, stack member switches now forward traffic that belongs to newly created VLANs on an EtherChannel or trunk.

CSCed50935

When Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping is enabled, the software no longer forwards all routed IP packets after a stack master election.

Open Cisco IOS Caveats for Catalyst 3750 and 3560 Switches

This is the severity 3 Cisco IOS configuration caveat:

CSCed09484

When a type 1 Token Ring patch cable is connected to a PoE port, these syslog messages appear every 10 seconds:

00:01:06: %ILPOWER-7-DETECT: Interface Fa1/0/1: Power Device detected: Cisco PD

00:01:06: %ILPOWER-5-POWER_GRANTED: Interface Fa1/0/1: Power granted

00:01:06: %ILPOWER-3-CONTROLLER_PORT_ERR: Controller port error,

Interface Fa1/0/1: Power Controller reports power Tstart error detected

There is no workaround. However, when a valid link partner is connected to the PoE port, it operates normally and without user intervention.

Which Software Files to Download from Cisco.com

New software releases are posted on Cisco.com and are also available through authorized resellers. These tables list the software filenames for this software release:

Table 3 (Catalyst 3750)

Table 4 (Catalyst 3560)

Table 5 (Catalyst 3550)

Table 6 (Catalyst 2970)

Table 7 (Catalyst 2955)

Table 8 (Catalyst 2950)

Table 9 (Catalyst 2950 LRE)

Table 10 (Catalyst 2940)


Note We recommend that you download the combined .tar file that contains the IOS image and the CMS files. For instructions on how to upgrade your switch, refer to the Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1 release notes for your switch platform. For Catalyst 3560 switches, refer to the Cisco IOS Release 12.1(19)EA1b release notes.



Caution For Catalyst 3750 and 2970 switches, this software release includes a bootloader upgrade. The bootloader can take up to 1 minute to upgrade and occurs the first time that the new software is loaded. Do not power cycle the switch during the bootloader upgrade.


Caution A bootloader upgrade occurs if you are upgrading Catalyst 2950 switches running Cisco IOS Release 12.1(9)EA1d or earlier to Cisco IOS Release 12.1(11)EA1 or later for both cryptographic and noncryptographic images. A bootloader upgrade occurs if you are upgrading Catalyst 3550 switches from a noncryptographic image to cryptographic image, regardless of the current noncryptographic Cisco IOS Release that is running on the switch. The bootloader can take up to 30 seconds to upgrade. Do not power cycle the switch while you are copying this image to the switch. If a power failure occurs when you are copying this image to the switch, call Cisco Systems immediately.

Table 3 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 3750 Switches 

Filename
Description

c3750-i9-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3750 SMI Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c3750-i5-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3750 EMI Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c3750-i9k2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3750 SMI cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c3750-i5k2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3750 EMI cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files


Table 4 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 3560 Switches 

Filename
Description

c3560-i9-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3560 SMI Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c3560-i5-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3560 EMI Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c3560-i9k2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3560 SMI cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c3560-i9k2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3560 EMI cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files


Table 5 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 3550 Switches 

Filename
Description

c3550-i9q3l2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3550 SMI Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c3550-i5q3l2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3550 EMI Cisco IOS image and CMS file

c3550-i9k2l2q3-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3550 SMI cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c3550-i5k2l2q3-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 3550 EMI cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files


Table 6 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 2970 Switches 

Filename
Description

c2970-i6l2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 2970 EI Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c2970-i6k2l2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 2970 EI cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files


 

Table 7 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 2955 Switches 

Filename
Description

c2955-i6q4l2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 2955 EI Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c2955-i6k2l2q4-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 2955 EI cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files


Table 8 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 2950 Switches 

Filename
Description

c2950-i6q4l2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 2950 SI1 and EI Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c2950-i6k2l2q4-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 2950 EI cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files

1 Switches that support only the SI cannot run the cryptographic image.


Table 9 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 2950 LRE Switches 

Filename
Description

c2950lre-i6l2q4-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 2950 LRE Cisco IOS image and CMS files

c2950lre-i6k2l2q4-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 2950 LRE cryptographic Cisco IOS image and CMS files


Table 10 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 2940 Switches 

Filename
Description

c2940-i6q4l2-tar.121-19.EA1c.tar

Catalyst 2940 Cisco IOS image and CMS files


Related Documentation

These documents provide complete information about the switches and are available at Cisco.com:

For Catalyst 3750: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat3750/index.htm

For Catalyst 3560: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat3560/index.htm

For Catalyst 3550: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/c3550/index.htm

For Catalyst 2970: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat2970/index.htm

For Catalyst 2955, 2950, and 2950 LRE: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat2950/index.htm

For Catalyst 2940: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat2940/index.htm

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