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Release Notes for the Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch, Release 12.2(50)SE and Later

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Release Notes for the Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE and Later

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for the
Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE and Later

Contents

Hardware Supported

Upgrading the Switch Software

Finding the Software Version and Feature Set

Deciding Which Files to Use

Archiving Software Images

Upgrading a Switch

Recovering from a Software Failure

Installation Notes

New Features

New Hardware Features

New Software Features

Minimum Cisco IOS Release for Major Features

Limitations and Restrictions

Configuration

QoS

SPAN

Trunking

VLAN

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE5

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE4

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE3

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE1

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE

Documentation Updates

Update to the ME 2400 Hardware Installation Guide

Updates to the System Message Guide

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for the
Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE and Later


Revised October 5, 2010

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE and later runs on the Cisco ME 2400Series Ethernet Access switch.

These release notes include important information about Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE and later and any limitations, restrictions, and caveats that apply to the release. Verify that these release notes are correct for your switch:

If you are installing a new switch, see the Cisco IOS release label on the rear panel of your switch.

If your switch is on, use the show version privileged EXEC command. See the "Finding the Software Version and Feature Set" section.

If you are upgrading to a new release, see the software upgrade filename for the software version. See the "Deciding Which Files to Use" section.

For the complete list of Cisco ME 2400 switch documentation, see the "Related Documentation" section.

You can download the switch software from this site (registered Cisco.com users with a login password):

http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/MDFTree.x?butype=switches

This software release is part of a special release of Cisco IOS software that is not released on the same 8-week maintenance cycle that is used for other platforms. As maintenance releases and future software releases become available, they will be posted to Cisco.com in the Cisco IOS software area.

Contents

This information is in the release notes:

Hardware Supported

Upgrading the Switch Software

Installation Notes

New Features

Minimum Cisco IOS Release for Major Features

Limitations and Restrictions

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Documentation Updates

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Hardware Supported

Table 1 lists the hardware supported on Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE.

Table 1 Supported Hardware 

Device
Description
Supported by Minimum Cisco IOS Release

ME-2400-24TS-A

24 10/100 ports and 2 SFP module slots, AC power

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)EX

ME-2400-24TS-D

24 10/100 ports and 2 SFP module slots, DC power

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)EX

SFP modules

 

1000BASE-T, -BX, -SX, -LX/LH, -ZX
100BASE-BX, FX, -LX
Coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM)

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)EX

Digital optical monitoring (DOM) support for GLC-BX, CWDM and DWDM SFPs

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(44)SE

100BASE-EX, 100BASE-ZX

1000BASE-LX/LH MMF and SMF

1000BASE-SX MMF

DOM support for GLC-ZX-SM SFP, 1000BASE-LX/LH, and 1000BASE-SX

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(46)SE

DOM support for 1000BASE-SX

Additional DWDM SFP qualifications

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE

For a complete list of supported SFPs and part numbers, see the ME 2400 data sheet at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps6568/ps6581/product_data_sheet0900aecd8035cfb5.html

Cable

Catalyst 3560 SFP interconnect cable

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)EX


Upgrading the Switch Software

These are the procedures for downloading software. Before downloading software, read this section for important information:

Finding the Software Version and Feature Set

Deciding Which Files to Use

Archiving Software Images

Upgrading a Switch

Recovering from a Software Failure

Finding the Software Version and Feature Set

The Cisco IOS image is stored as a bin file in a directory that is named with the Cisco IOS release. The image is stored on the system board flash device (flash:).

You can use the show version privileged EXEC command to see the software version that is running on your switch. The second line of the display shows the version.

You can also use the dir filesystem: privileged EXEC command to see the directory names of other software images that you might have stored in flash memory.

Deciding Which Files to Use

The upgrade procedures in these release notes describe how to perform the upgrade by using a combined tar file. This file contains the Cisco IOS image file. To upgrade the switch through the command-line interface (CLI), use the tar file and the archive download-sw privileged EXEC command.

Table 2 lists the filenames for this software release.

Table 2 Cisco IOS Software Image Files 

Filename

Description

me240x-metrobase-tar.122-50.SE5.tar

Cisco ME 2400 metro base image.
This image has basic Metro Ethernet features.

me240x-metrobasek9-tar.122-50.SE5.tar

Cisco ME 2400 metro base cryptographic image.
This image has the Kerberos, Secure Shell (SSH), and basic Metro Ethernet features.


Archiving Software Images

Before upgrading your switch software, make sure that you have archived copies of the current Cisco IOS release and the Cisco IOS release to which you are upgrading. You should keep these archived images until you have upgraded all devices in the network to the new Cisco IOS image and until you have verified that the new Cisco IOS image works properly in your network.

Cisco routinely removes old Cisco IOS versions from Cisco.com. See Product Bulletin 2863 for more information:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5187/prod_bulletin0900aecd80281c0e.html

You can copy the bin software image file on the flash memory to the appropriate TFTP directory on a host by using the copy flash: tftp: privileged EXEC command.

You can also configure the switch as a TFTP server to copy files from one switch to another without using an external TFTP server by using the tftp-server global configuration command. For more information about the tftp-server command, see the "Basic File Transfer Services Commands" section of the Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference, Release 12.2 at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/products_command_reference_chapter09186a00800ca744.html#wp1018426

Upgrading a Switch

This procedure is for copying the combined tar file to the switch. You copy the file to the switch from a TFTP server and extract the files. You can download an image file and replace or keep the current image.


Note For downloading software, we recommend that you connect to the TFTP server through a network node interface (NNI). If you want to connect to the server through a user network interface (UNI), see the "Troubleshooting" chapter of the software configuration guide for methods for enabling ping capability on UNIs. See the "New Software Features" section for a definition of NNIs and UNIs.


To download software, follow these steps:


Step 1 Use Table 2 to identify the file that you want to download.

Step 2 Download the software image file. If you have a SmartNet support contract, log in to cisco.com and go to this URL, and log in to download the appropriate files:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Software/Iosplanner/Planner-tool/iosplanner.cgi

Click on "Launch the IOS Upgrade Planner" and search for the ME2400 platform to select the appropriate files:

Select the software release and image you want to download.

You might need to obtain authorization and to download the cryptographic software files

Step 3 Copy the image to the appropriate TFTP directory on the workstation, and make sure that the TFTP server is properly configured.

For more information, refer to Appendix B in the software configuration guide for this release.

Step 4 Log into the switch through the console port or a Telnet session.

Step 5 (Optional) Ensure that you have IP connectivity to the TFTP server by entering this privileged EXEC command:

Switch# ping tftp-server-address


Note By default, ping is supported on network node interfaces (NNIs), but you cannot ping from a user network interface (UNI) because the control-plane security feature drops ICMP response packets received on UNIs. See the "Troubleshooting" chapter of the software configuration guide for methods for pinging from the switch to a host connected to a UNI.


For more information about assigning an IP address and default gateway to the switch, refer to the software configuration guide for this release.

Step 6 Download the image file from the TFTP server to the switch. If you are installing the same version of software that is currently on the switch, overwrite the current image by entering this privileged EXEC command:

Switch# archive download-sw /overwrite /reload 
tftp:[[//location]/directory]/image-name.tar

The /overwrite option overwrites the software image in flash memory with the downloaded one.

The /reload option reloads the system after downloading the image unless the configuration has been changed and not saved.

For //location, specify the IP address of the TFTP server.

For /directory/image-name.tar, specify the directory (optional) and the image to download. Directory and image names are case sensitive.

This example shows how to download an image from a TFTP server at 198.30.20.19 and to overwrite the image on the switch:

Switch# archive download-sw /overwrite
tftp://198.30.20.19/me240x-metrobase-tar.122.50.SE.tar

You can also download the image file from the TFTP server to the switch and keep the current image by replacing the /overwrite option with the /leave-old-sw option.


Recovering from a Software Failure

For recovery procedures, see the "Troubleshooting" chapter in the software configuration guide for this release.

Installation Notes

You can assign IP information to your switch by using these methods:

The CLI-based setup program, as described in the switch hardware installation guide.

The DHCP-based autoconfiguration, as described in the switch software configuration guide.

Manually assigning an IP address, as described in the switch software configuration guide.

New Features

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

New Hardware Features

New Software Features

New Hardware Features

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

New Software Features

Network Edge Access Topology (NEAT) with 802.1X switch supplicant, host authorization with CISP, and auto enablement to authenticate a switch outside a wiring closet as a supplicant to another switch.

CPU utilization threshold trap monitors CPU utilization.

RADIUS server load balancing to allow access and authentication requests to be distributed evenly across a server group.

Support for the CISCO-ENTITY-SENSOR MIB and the CISCO-PORT-QOS-MIB

IP source guard to restrict traffic on nonrouted interfaces by filtering traffic based on the DHCP snooping database and IP source bindings

Dynamic ARP inspection to prevent malicious attacks on the switch by not relaying invalid ARP requests and responses to other ports in the same VLAN

Minimum Cisco IOS Release for Major Features

Table 3 lists the minimum software release (after the first release) required to support the major features of the Cisco ME 2400 switch. Features not listed are supported in all releases.

Table 3 Features Introduced After the First Release and the Minimum Cisco IOS Release Required 

Feature
Minimum Cisco IOS Release Required

NEAT with 802.1X switch supplicant, host authorization with CISP, and auto enablement

12.2(50)SE

CPU utilization threshold trap

12.2(50)SE

RADIUS server load balancing

12.2(50)SE

IP source guard

12.2(50)SE

Dynamic ARP inspection

12.2(50)SE

DHCP server port-based address allocation

12.2(46)SE

DHCP-based autoconfiguration and image update

12.2(44)SE

Configurable small-frame arrival threshold

12.2(44)SE

Support for the *, ip-address, interface interface-id, and vlan vlan-id keywords with the clear ip dhcp snooping command

12.2(44)SE

IEEE 802.1x readiness check

12.2(44)SE

Configurable control plane security (support for ENIs)

12.2(44)SE

Configuration rollback and replacement

12.2(40)SE

IP SLAs responder support

12.2(40)SE

LLDP and LLDP-MED

12.2(37)SE

Port security on a PVLAN host

12.2(37)SE

Support for Multicast VLAN Registration (MVR) over trunk ports

12.2(35)SE1

DHCP server

12.2(25)SEG

DHCP Option-82 configurable remote ID and circuit ID

12.2(25)SEG

Multiple spanning-tree (MST) based on the IEEE 802.1s standard

12.2(25)SEG

Secure Copy Protocol

12.2(25)SEG


Limitations and Restrictions

You should review this section before you begin working with the switch. These are known limitations that will not be fixed, and there is not always a workaround. Some features might not work as documented, and some features could be affected by recent changes to the switch hardware or software.

These limitations apply to the Cisco ME switches:

Configuration

QoS

SPAN

Trunking

VLAN

Configuration

The far-end fault optional facility is not supported on the GLC-GE-100FX SFP module.

The workaround is to configure aggressive UDLD. (CSCsh70244).

A static IP address might be removed when the previously acquired DHCP IP address lease expires.

This problem occurs under these conditions:

When the switch is booted without a configuration (no config.text file in flash memory).

When the switch is connected to a DHCP server that is configured to give an address to it (the dynamic IP address is assigned to VLAN 1).

When an IP address is configured on VLAN 1 before the dynamic address lease assigned to VLAN 1 expires.

The workaround is to reconfigure the static IP address. (CSCea71176 and CSCdz11708)

The DHCP snooping binding database is not written to flash memory or a remote file in any of these situations:

When the Network Time Protocol (NTP) is configured, but the NTP clock is not synchronized. You can check the clock status by entering the show NTP status privileged EXEC command and verifying that the network connection to the NTP server and the peer work correctly.

The DHCP snooping database file is manually removed from the file system. After enabling the DHCP snooping database by configuring a database URL, a database file is created. If the file is manually removed from the file system, the DHCP snooping database does not create another database file. You need to disable the DHCP snooping database and enable it again to create the database file.

The URL for the configured DHCP snooping database was replaced because the original URL was not accessible. The new URL might not take effect after the timeout of the old URL.

No workaround is necessary; these are the designed behaviors. (CSCed50819)

When port security is enabled on an interface in restricted mode and the switchport block unicast interface command has been entered on that interface, MAC addresses are incorrectly forwarded when they should be blocked

The workaround is to enter the no switchport block unicast interface configuration command on that specific interface. (CSCee93822)

A traceback error occurs if a crypto key is generated after an SSL client session.

There is no workaround. This is a cosmetic error and does not affect the functionality of the switch. (CSCef59331)

When you enter the boot host retry timeout global configuration command to specify the amount of time that the client should keep trying to download the configuration and you do not enter a timeout value, the default value is zero, which should mean that the client keeps trying indefinitely. However, the client does not keep trying to download the configuration.

The workaround is to always enter a non zero value for the timeout value when you enter the boot host retry timeout timeout-value command. (CSCsk65142)

If an IGMP report packet has two multicast group records, the switch removes or adds interfaces depending on the order of the records in the packet:

If the ALLOW_NEW_SOURCE record is before the BLOCK_OLD_SOURCE record, the switch removes the port from the group.

If the BLOCK_OLD_SOURCE record is before the ALLOW_NEW_SOURCE record, the switch adds the port to the group.

There is no workaround. (CSCec20128)

When IGMP snooping is disabled and you enter the switchport block multicast interface configuration command, IP multicast traffic is not blocked.

The switchport block multicast interface configuration command is only applicable to non-IP multicast traffic.

There is no workaround. (CSCee16865)

QoS

When you use the bandwidth policy-map class command to configure more than one class in a policy map for Class-based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ), and the committed information rate (CIR) bandwidth for any of the classes is less than 2 percent of the interface rate, the CBWFQ classes in the policy may not receive the configured CIR bandwidths.

There is no workaround, but it is unlikely that a CBWFQ class would be configured with such a low CIR bandwidth. (CSCsb98219)

Although visible in the command-line help, the conform-action color class-map police configuration command is not supported. Entering the command has no affect.

There is no workaround. (CSCsk00594)

SPAN

When system jumbo MTU size is configured on a switch and the egress ports can support jumbo frames, the egress SPAN jumbo frames are not forwarded to the SPAN destination ports.

There is no workaround. (CSCsj21718)

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) and Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) packets received by network node interfaces (NNIs) from a SPAN source are not sent to the destination interfaces of a local SPAN session.

The workaround is to use the monitor session session_number destination {interface interface-id encapsulation replicate} global configuration command for local SPAN. (CSCed24036)

Trunking

IP traffic with IP options set is sometimes leaked on a trunk port. For example, a trunk port is a member of an IP multicast group in VLAN X but is not a member in VLAN Y. If VLAN Y is the output interface for the multicast route entry assigned to the multicast group and an interface in VLAN Y belongs to the same multicast group, the IP-option traffic received on an input VLAN interface other than one in VLAN Y is sent on the trunk port in VLAN Y because the trunk port is forwarding in VLAN Y, even though the port has no group membership in VLAN Y. There is no workaround. (CSCdz42909).

For trunk ports or access ports configured with IEEE 802.1Q tagging, inconsistent statistics might appear in the show interfaces counters privileged EXEC command output. Valid IEEE 802.1Q frames of 64 to 66 bytes are correctly forwarded even though the port LED blinks amber, and the frames are not counted on the interface statistics. There is no workaround. (CSCec35100).

VLAN

If the number of VLANs times the number of trunk ports exceeds the recommended limit of 5,000, the switch can fail.

The workaround is to not configure more than the recommended number of VLANs and trunks. (CSCeb31087)

A CPUHOG message sometimes appears when you configure a private VLAN. Enable port security on one or more of the ports affected by the private VLAN configuration.

There is no workaround. (CSCed71422)

Open Caveats

CSCsw68528

On switches running Cisco IOS Release 12.2(44)SE or 12.2(46)SE, when you enter the show mvr interface interface-id members privileged EXEC command to see status of an MVR port, an MVR member port that is not connected always shows as ACTIVE.

The workaround is to use the show mvr interface interface-id or the show mvr members privileged EXEC command. These command outputs show the correct status of an MVR port.

CSCsw69015

When you enter the mvr vlan vlan-id global configuration command to create an MVR VLAN and enable MVR on the switch by entering the mvr global configuration command, if you enter the show mvr interface interface-id members privileged EXEC command, the output shows the MVR groups on the interface. However, if you enable MVR first and then create the MVR VLAN, the MVR groups are not displayed correctly.

The workaround, if the groups are not displaying correctly, is to create the MVR VLAN before enabling MVR. The configuration then displays correctly.

CSCta57846

The switch unexpectedly reloads when copying a configuration file from a remote server or from flash memory containing logging file flash:

The workaround is to enter the logging file flash:filename global configuration command to configure logging to flash instead of copying to flash.

CSCti79385

When a redirect URL is configured for a client on the authentication server and a large number of clients are authenticated, high CPU usage could occur on the switch.

There is no workaround.

Resolved Caveats

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE4

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE3

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE1

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE5

CSCte14603

A vulnerability in the Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) version 3 implementation of Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to cause a reload of an affected device. Repeated attempts to exploit this vulnerability could result in a sustained denial of service (DoS) condition. Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is posted at http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20100922-igmp.shtml.

Note: The September 22, 2010, Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory bundled publication includes six Cisco Security Advisories. Five of the advisories address vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS Software, and one advisory addresses vulnerabilities in Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Each advisory lists the releases that correct the vulnerability or vulnerabilities detailed in the advisory. The table at the following URL lists releases that correct all Cisco IOS Software vulnerabilities that have been published on September 22, 2010, or earlier:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20100922-bundle.shtml

Individual publication links are in "Cisco Event Response: Semiannual Cisco IOS Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication" at the following link:

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/security/intelligence/Cisco_ERP_sep10.html

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE4

CSCsh59019

Authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) fails, preventing authentication and requiring you to recover your password. For example, when you enter the aaa authentication login default group tacacs line global configuration command, AAA fails.

There is no workaround.

CSCsk85192

When you use an access control server (ACS) to enable command authorization, the ACS does not process a copy command ending with a colon (for example, scp:, ftp:, tftp:, flash:).

This problem affects authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) authorization:

If the ACS denies a copy command ending with a colon, you can use that command on a switch.

If the ACS permits a copy command ending with a colon, you cannot use that command on a switch.

To workaround is to either deny or permit the copy command without entering any arguments on the ACS.

CSCsy90265

If you repeatedly enter the show tech-support privileged EXEC command, the switch might leak memory and, in some cases, shut down.

The workaround is to reload the switch to clear the memory after repeated use of the show tech-support command.

CSCsz66428

When flow control is enabled on a port-channel interface and you enter the flowcontrol receive on interface configuration command, the bundle is not enabled after the switch restarts. The command appears in the port-channel interface running configuration but does not appear in the switch running configuration. A message such as this appears:

%EC-5-CANNOT_BUNDLE2: Gi0/27 is not compatible with Po1 and will be suspended (flow control receive of Gi0/27 is on, Po1 is off)

%EC-5-CANNOT_BUNDLE2: Gi0/28 is not compatible with Po1 and will be suspended (flow control receive of Gi0/28 is on, Po1 is off)

Use one of these workarounds:

To manually configure the port-channel interface, enter the flowcontrol receive on interface configuration command.

To add the flow-control configuration to the interface after the switch restarts, use an EEM script similar to this:

event manager applet Add_flowcontrol_on_restart

event syslog pattern SYS-5-RESTART

action 1 cli command "en"

action 2 cli command "conf t"

action 3 cli command "inter port 1"

action 4 cli command "flowcontrol receive on"

For action 3, specify the port-channel interface.

CSCta57846

The switch unexpectedly reloads when copying a configuration file from a remote server or from flash memory containing logging file flash:

The workaround is to enter the logging file flash:filename global configuration command to configure logging to flash instead of copying to flash.

CSCta78502

When you have configured a login banner by entering the banner login c message c global configuration command and the switch reloads, the output of banner is missing a carriage return, making the format incorrect.

There is no workaround.

CSCtb10158

A switch can fail when an SNMP process attempts to configure dot1x authentication when it is already configured.

There is no workaround.

CSCtb77378

When you use IEEE 802.1x authentication with web authentication and an HTTP page opens, the switch redirects the user to an HTTP login page, not a HTTPS login page.

The workaround is to remove the custom banner.

CSCtb91572

A switch enters a loop in which it continues to fail after it first has failed while starting, and then has failed again while attempting to recover. This failure loop occurs only after you have entered the archive upload-sw privileged EXEC command to write the configuration to a remote server using Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) and when the connection to the remote server is configured for spanning-tree PortFast.

The workaround is to not use SCP to write to the remote server. Use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).

CSCtc39809

A memory leak occurs when there is a stuck in active (SIA) state condition for an Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) route.

There is no workaround.

CSCtc43231

A switch does not receive SNMP trap and inform messages from the correct interface after you have entered the snmp-server trap-source loopback0 and snmp-server source-interface informs loopback0 global configuration commands.

There is no workaround.

CSCtc57809

When the no mac address-table static mac-addr vlan vlan-id interface interface-id global configuration command is used to remove a dynamically learned MAC address, the switch fails under these conditions:

The physical interface is in a no shut state.

The MAC address is first dynamically learned and then changed to static.

There is no workaround.

CSCtc90039

A memory leak occurs on a device that uses Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) when the external routes are being exchanged.

The workaround is to stabilize the network to minimize the impact of external route advertisement.

CSCtd17296

When you enter the dot1x pae interface configuration command on a switch access port and then enable an access list in the inbound direction on an ingress switched virtual interface (SVI), the access list does not work, allowing all packets to pass.

The workaround is to enable the access list in the outbound direction on the egress SVI.

CSCtd30053

When you enter the no spanning-tree etherchannel guard misconfig global configuration command, enter the write memory privileged EXEC command, and then restart the switch, the spanning-tree etherchannel guard misconfig global configuration command is saved instead of the no form of this command.

There is no workaround.

CSCtd31242

An IP phone loses network connectivity under these conditions:

The IP phone is authenticated by MAB (in Open1x mode) on a supplicant switch.

The supplicant switch is connected to an authenticator switch through the NEAT protocol.

A call is placed using the IP phone. After approximately 5 minutes, network connectivity to the phone is lost.

The workaround is to statically configure the MAC address of the IP phone on the authenticator switch.

CSCtd72456

After you have entered the snmp-server host informs global configuration command to enable SNMP informs on a switch, the switch might fail if you enter the show snmp pending user EXEC command.

There is no workaround. Do not enter the show command when SNMP informs are enabled.

CSCtd73256

A switch fails when you enter the show ip ospf interface user EXEC command and then stop the command output at the this line:

Backup Designated router (ID) xx.x.x.x, Interface address xx.x.x.x

The failure occurs when the Backup Designated Router (BDR) neighbor of the switch is shut down while you press Enter or the spacebar to advance the command output.

When the switch fails, it sends this error message:

Unexpected exception to CPUvector 2000, PC = 261FC60

There is no workaround.

CSCte67201

On a switch that is configured for IP routing and that is running Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE or later, Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF) can use a large amount of memory. The IP RIB Update process uses about 2000 bytes for each prefix that CEF uses.

There is no workaround. You can reduce the memory use by reducing the number of routes the switch processes.

CSCte81321

After you have entered the logging filter global configuration command on a switch to specify a syslog filter module to be used by the Embedded Syslog Manager (ESM), processes logging many system messages retain increasing amounts of processor memory.

The workaround is to enter the no logging filter global configuration command.

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE3

CSCso57496

A switch no longer fails when you enter the configure replace privileged EXEC command, and a banner is already present in the switch configuration.

CSCsq24002

Cisco IOS Software contains a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to cause a Cisco IOS device to reload by remotely sending a crafted encryption packet. Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability. This advisory is posted at http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20090923-tls.shtml.

CSCsq51052

The output of the show ip ssh privileged EXEC command no longer displays SSH Enabled - version 2.99. Instead, a correct SSH version (1.5, 1.99 or 2.0) now appears.

CSCsy15227

Cisco IOS Software configured with Authentication Proxy for HTTP(S), Web Authentication or the consent feature, contains a vulnerability that may allow an unauthenticated session to bypass the authentication proxy server or bypass the consent webpage.

There are no workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability.

This advisory is posted at the following link:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20090923-auth-proxy.shtml

CSCsy07555

Cisco IOS devices that are configured for Internet Key Exchange (IKE) protocol and certificate based authentication are vulnerable to a resource exhaustion attack. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in the allocation of all available Phase 1 security associations (SA) and prevent the establishment of new IPsec sessions.

Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is posted at http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20090923-ipsec.shtml

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Cisco devices running affected versions of Cisco IOS Software are vulnerable to a denial of service (DoS) attack if configured for IP tunnels and Cisco Express Forwarding.

Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability.

This advisory is posted at http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20090923-tunnels.shtml.

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Third-party IP phones now automatically power up when reconnected to enabled PoE ports on the switch.

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Re-authentication now occurs on a port under these conditions:

The port is in single-host mode.

The port is configured with the authentication event no-response action authorize vlan vlan-number command.

An EAPOL start packet is sent to the port.

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A switch no longer fails and reloads when a specific queue is removed from a class:

class-map match-any CMAP-BC-ALL-COS
 match cos  2
 match cos  1

policy-map PMAP-ingress-g0/1
  class CMAP-BC-ALL-COS
    no queue-limit cos  1 200

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The switch no longer fails when you use the vacant-message line configuration command.

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Ping packets are no longer accepted on user network interfaces (UNIs) or enhanced network interfaces.

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If a link failure occurs on a secondary edge port, preemption now occurs after the link comes up.

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A switch no longer randomly resets due to memory corruption.

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QoS scheduling policies assigned to ports that are members of a port-channel now work correctly. In previous releases, only the default "equal and fair" scheduling policy was applied to port-channel members, even though a configured QoS scheduling policy was assigned.

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When open1x authentication and MAC authentication bypass are enabled on a port, an IP phone is connected to the port, and DHCP snooping is enabled on the switch, DHCP traffic is now forwarded on the voice VLAN before open 1x authentication times out and the switch uses MAC authentication bypass to authorize the port.

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The switch no longer reloads when you enter several key strokes while in interface-range configuration mode.

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If MAC authentication bypass is enabled and the RADIUS server is not available, the switch now tries to re-authenticate a port after a server becomes available.

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A memory leak no longer occurs when Cisco Network Assistant is polling the switch and the ip http server or ip http-secure-server global configuration command is enabled.

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If you enable automatic server testing through the radius-server host ip-address [test username name] global configuration command, the switch no longer sends requests to the RADIUS server if the server is not available.

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A switch configured with 802.1x and port security on the same ports no longer might inappropriately put the ports into an error-disabled state.

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Moving a PC between two IP Phones without disconnecting either phone from the switch no longer triggers a port-security violation.

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A port security violation error no longer occurs when MAC address sticky learning is enabled on a port and a CDP is enabled on a connected IP Phone.

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE1

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The switch now accepts an encrypted secret password.

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When a TCP packet with all flags set to zero (at the TCP level) is sent to a remote router, the remote (destination) router no longer returns an ACK/RST packet back to the source of the TCP segment.

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If the connection to a primary AAA server fails, the backup server is now queried for login access.

Cisco IOS Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE

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A switch no longer intermittently fails and displays an error message when the uni-vlan community configuration is in the switch running configuration.

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The server no longer attempts re-authentication every ten minutes when a switch is configured with the dot1x timeout reauth-period server interface configuration command.

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Traffic is now forwarded to the interfaces that are configured with static multicast MAC addresses after the switch is reloaded.


Note You cannot configure the static MAC address (unicast or multicast) entries on EtherChannel member interfaces, or add an interface into the EtherChannel if that interface is associated with a static MAC address entry.


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When keepalive is disabled on an interface, the interface is no longer put in an error-disabled state when it receives keepalive packets.

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The Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) destination port no longer detects IPv6 multicast packets from a VLAN that is not being monitored by SPAN.

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This message no longer appears in the log during the system bootup on a switch that is running
Cisco IOS 12.2(50)SE:

%COMMON_FIB-3-FIBIDBINCONS2

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The switch no longer reloads when the Forwarding Information Base (FIB) adjacency table is added.

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Multiple Cisco products are affected by denial of service (DoS) vulnerabilities that manipulate the state of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections. By manipulating the state of a TCP connection, an attacker could force the TCP connection to remain in a long-lived state, possibly indefinitely. If enough TCP connections are forced into a long-lived or indefinite state, resources on a system under attack may be consumed, preventing new TCP connections from being accepted. In some cases, a system reboot may be necessary to recover normal system operation. To exploit these vulnerabilities, an attacker must be able to complete a TCP three-way handshake with a vulnerable system.

In addition to these vulnerabilities, Cisco Nexus 5000 devices contain a TCP DoS vulnerability that may result in a system crash. This additional vulnerability was found as a result of testing the TCP state manipulation vulnerabilities.

Cisco has released free software updates for download from the Cisco website that address these vulnerabilities. Workarounds that mitigate these vulnerabilities are available.

This advisory is posted at http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20090908-tcp24.shtml.

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A switch port configured for IGMP snooping no longer lose its group membership when the port receives a query comes from an upstream device that is not configured for IGMP snooping.

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The switch no longer fails after you configure a multicast VLAN registration (MVR) group.

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A switch configured with class-based policies that are applied and active on at least one interface no longer might reload or display CPU hog messages during SNMP polling for the ciscoCBQosMIB.

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When a switch virtual interface (SVI) is configured as unnumbered and is pointing to a loopback interface, the switch no longer fails when the SVI receives a packet.

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Traffic subject to quality of service (QOS) configuration is now handled as expected.

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Switch ports no longer attempt authentication at the interval configured for the port security timer instead of the configured IEEE 802.1x timer.

Documentation Updates

Update to the ME 2400 Hardware Installation Guide

Updates to the System Message Guide

Update to the ME 2400 Hardware Installation Guide

This is an installation update to the Cisco ME 2400 Hardware Installation Guide.

Cisco Ethernet Switches are equipped with cooling mechanisms, such as fans and blowers. However, these fans and blowers can draw dust and other particles, causing contaminant buildup inside the chassis, which can result in a system malfunction.

You must install this equipment in an environment as free as possible from dust and foreign conductive material (such as metal flakes from construction activities).

These standard provide guidelines for acceptable working environments and acceptable levels of suspended particulate matter:

Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) GR-63-CORE

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Type 1

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) IP-20

Updates to the System Message Guide

These messages were added but are not yet in the system message guide:

Error Message    ACLMGR-2-NOVMR: Cannot generate hardware representation of access list 
[chars] 

Explanation    There are insufficient resources available to create a hardware representation of the ACL. A lack of available logical operation units or specialized hardware resources can cause this problem. Logical operation units are needed for a TCP flag match or a test other than eq (ne, gt, lt, or range) on TCP, UDP, or SCTP port numbers.

Recommended Action    Modify the ACL configuration to use fewer resources, or rename the ACL with a name or number that alphanumerically precedes the other ACL names or numbers.

Error Message    %SPANTREE_VLAN_SHIM-3-ADD_REGISTRY_FAILED: Subsystem [chars] fails to 
add callback function [chars] 

Explanation    A subsystem has added its callback functions. Use this message only for debugging. The first [chars] is the subsystem name, and the second [chars] is the function name.

Recommended Action    No action is required.

Error Message    %SPANTREE_VLAN_SHIM-2-MAX_INSTANCE: Platform limit of [dec] STP 
instances exceeded. No instance created for [chars] (port [chars]). 

Explanation    The number of VLAN spanning-tree instances has reached the allowable maximum. No more VLAN instances are created until instances are less than the maximum. [dec] is the maximum, the first [chars] is the VLAN for which an STP instance is not created, and the second [chars] is the port number.

For example, when you are configuring spanning tree and the allowable maximum is 128 instances

If the switch has already created 128 instances and you enter the vlan 200-1000 global interface configuration command, the first [chars] is 200, and an STP instance for VLAN 200 is not created.

If the switch has already created 100 instances and you enter the vlan 200-1000 global interface configuration command, the first [chars] is 228. The switch creates STP instances for VLAN 200 to VLAN 227, but not for VLAN 228. 200 is not created.

STP instances are also not created for the remainder of the VLANs in the range

Recommended Action    Reduce the number of active spanning-tree instances by either disabling some or deleting the VLANs associated with them. To create STP instances, manually create them. If you do not, the switch automatically creates an STP instances when a VLAN is created.

For example, if the switch has already created 128 instances and you want to create an STP instance for VLAN 200, remove a spanning-tree instance with one of these commands:

To delete one of the VLANs with an STP instance, enter the no vlan vlan-id global configuration command.

To disable spanning tree on a per-VLAN basis. enter the no spanning-tree vlan-id global configuration command.

Then enter the spanning-tree 200 global configuration command to create an instance for VLAN 200.

These messages were deleted:

Error Message    ACLMGR-2-NOVMR: Cannot create VMR data structures for access list 
[chars]. 
Error Message    DOT1X-5-INVALID_INPUT: Dot1x Interface parameter is Invalid on 
interface [chars].
Error Message    DOT1X-5-SECURITY_VIOLATION: Security violation on interface [chars], 
New MAC address [enet] is seen.
Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_NOT_FOUND: Attempt to assign non-existent or 
shutdown VLAN [dec] to 802.1x port [chars]
Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_ROUTED_PORT: Attempt to assign VLAN [dec] to 
routed 802.1x port [chars]
Error Message    UDLD-3-UDLD_IDB_ERROR: UDLD error handling [chars] interface [chars].
Error Message    UDLD-3-UDLD_INTERNAL_ERROR: UDLD internal error [chars].
Error Message    UDLD-3-UDLD_INTERNAL_IF_ERROR: UDLD internal error, interface [chars] 
[chars].
Error Message    UDLD-4-UDLD_PORT_DISABLED: UDLD disabled interface [chars], [chars] 
detected.
Error Message    UDLD-6-UDLD_PORT_RESET: UDLD reset interface [chars]. 
Error Message    UFAST_MCAST_SW-3-PROC_START_ERROR: No process available for 
transmitting UplinkFast packets. 
Error Message    UFAST_MCAST_SW-4-MEM_NOT_AVAILABLE: No memory is available for 
transmitting UplinkFast packets on Vlan [dec]. 
Error Message    VQPCLIENT-2-CHUNKFAIL: Could not allocate memory for VQP.
Error Message    VQPCLIENT-2-DENY: Host [enet] denied on interface [chars].
Error Message    VQPCLIENT-3-IFNAME: Invalid interface ([chars]) in response.

Related Documentation

These documents provide complete information about the switch and are available from this Cisco.com site:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6581/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

These are combined documents:

Cisco ME 3400E, ME 3400, and ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switches System Message Guide

These documents are available for the Cisco ME 2400 switch:

Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide

Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch Command Reference

Cisco ME 3400 and ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch System Message Guide

Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco ME 3400 and ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switches Getting Started Guide

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco ME 3400 and ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switches

Information about Cisco SFP, SFP+, and GBIC modules is available from this Cisco.com site:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/prod_installation_guides_list.html

SFP compatibility matrix documents are available from this Cisco.com site:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/products_device_support_tables_list
.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

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

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