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Release Notes for the Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE and Later

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Release Notes for the Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)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

Minimum Cisco IOS Release for Major Features

Limitations and Restrictions

Configuration

Multicasting

QoS

SPAN

Trunking

VLAN

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE8

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE7

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE6

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE5

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE4

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE

Documentation Updates

Update to the Software Configuration Guide

Update to the ME 2400 Hardware Installation Guide

Updates to the System Message Guide

New Messages

Modified Messages

Deleted Messages

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for the Cisco ME 2400 Ethernet Access Switch, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE and Later


Revised June 28, 2013

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE and higher runs on the Cisco ME 2400 Series Ethernet Access switches.

These release notes include important information about Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE 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://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/download/index.html

Contents

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-BX

Additional DWDM SFPs qualification

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE

For a complete list of ME 3400 supported SFPs and part numbers, see the ME 3400 data sheet at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps6568/ps6580/product_data_sheet0900aecd8034fef3.html

 

Additional DWDM SFPs qualification

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE

For a complete list of ME 3400E supported SFPs and part numbers, see the ME 3400E data sheet at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps6568/ps9637/data_sheet_c78-495220.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-metrobasek9-tar.122-55.SE.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/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps8802/ps6969/ps1835/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/docs/ios/fundamentals/command/reference/cf_t1.html

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 "Minimum Cisco IOS Release for Major 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:

a. If you are a registered customer, go to this URL and log in.

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/download/index.html

b. Navigate to Switches > Service Provider Switches - Ethernet Access.

c. Navigate to your switch model.

d. Click IOS Software, then select the latest IOS release.

Download the image you identified in Step 1.

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.122.52.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

There are no new features for this release.

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

Support for EEM 3.2, which introduces event detectors for Neighbor Discovery, Identity, and MAC-Address-Table.

12.2(52)SE

Support for IP source guard on static hosts.

12.2(52)SE

IEEE 802.1x user distribution to allow deployments with multiple VLANs (for a group of users) to improve scalability of the network by load balancing users across different VLANs. Authorized users are assigned to the least populated VLAN in the group, assigned by RADIUS server.

12.2(52)SE

Support for Network Edge Access Topology (NEAT) to change the port host mode and to apply a standard port configuration on the authenticator switch port.

12.2(52)SE

Support for 3DES and AES with version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3). This release adds support for the 168-bit Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) and the 128-bit, 192-bit, and 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption algorithms to SNMPv3.

12.2(52)SE

Support for including a hostname in the option 12 field of DHCPDISCOVER packets. This provides identical configuration files to be sent by using the DHCP protocol.

12.2(52)SE

DHCP snooping enhancement to support the selection of a fixed string-based format for the circuit-id sub-option of the Option 82 DHCP field.

12.2(52)SE

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.

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)

Multicasting

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)

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

CSCtg71149

When ports in an EtherChannel are linking up, the message EC-5-CANNOT_BUNDLE2 might appear. This condition is often self-correcting, indicated by the appearance of EC-5-COMPATIBLE message following the first message. On occasion, the issue does not self-correct, and the ports may remain unbundled.

The workaround is to reload the switch or to restore the EtherChannel bundle by shutting down and then enabling the member ports and the EtherChannel in this order:

Enter the shutdown interface configuration command on each member port.

Enter the shutdown command on the port-channel interface.

Enter the no shutdown command on each member port.

Enter the no shutdown command on the port-channel interface.

CSCto57605

If the Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) is set to speed nonegotiate for two switches that interface each other, and the speed/duplex is configured as full/1000, the speed/duplex configuration of one of the switches changes to auto/auto when the switch is restarted. The port channel becomes incompatible and the second switch's operation is suspended. This problem applies only to the 1000BASE-LX interface.

The workaround is to enter the shutdown interface configuration command followed by the no shutdown command.

CSCtx73953

A port that is programatically configured with auth-default ACL does not allow any traffic on the switch except DHCP traffic. If the configurations on the interface are cleared and the interface is restarted, the auth-default ACL configuration remains and the problem persists.

There is no workaround.

Resolved Caveats

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE8

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE7

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE6

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE5

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE4

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE8

CSCtt19737

Cisco IOS IP SLAs probes fail because the control message is blocked. The firewalls block the control message when a response packet is not returned to the originating port.

The workaround is to disable IP SLAs control messages for this probe instance.

CSCty66157

The snmp-server group command does not associate both IPv6 and IPv4 ACLs simultaneously with an SNMP group.

The workaround is to use the snmp-server user command, which associates both IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs with an SNMP user.

CSCud79753

When a switch is configured with Cisco IOS IP SLAs FTP GET operation and if the target file is unavailable, the switch experiences a memory leak and may become unresponsive if it runs out of memory.

The workaround is to configure the Cisco IOS IP SLAs FTP GET operation only after verifying the availability of the remote target file and setting the permissions for the file, as appropriate. This allows the switch to retrieve the file and not experience a memory leak.

CSCue07405

When manually running on-demand diagnostic tests on a stack member using the diagnostic start switch number test all interface configuration command, the test TestPortAsicRingLoopback fails arbitrarily.

The workaround is to run only the TestPortAsicRingLoopback test (diagnostic start switch number test 4 interface configuration command) on the stack member. Isolate the stack member and then run the diagnostic start switch number test all interface configuration command on the rest of the stack.

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE7

CSCtg52885

The Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) on dot1q sub-interfaces remains in INIT state after a physical link flap on the trunk port.

The workaround is to enter the shutdown and no shutdown command on the interface.

CSCtz96168

IPv6 packets travel randomly between two isolated ports that are in the same VLAN.

There is no workaround.

CSCub92642

If the switch is configured with Multicast Distributed Switching (MDS), memory leaks if the multicast-routing distributed command is toggled repeatedly.

There is no workaround.

CSCud17778

Memory leaks (due to SNMP traps) cause the switch to respond slowly to commands; eventually the switch fails. This is observed when more than one SNMP server host is configured, one of the host broadcasts SNMP traps, or the snmp-server enable traps snmp authentication coldstart warmstart command is configured.

The workaround is to disable the snmp-server enable traps snmp authentication coldstart warmstart command and reload the switch.

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE6

There were no caveats resolved in this release.

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE5

CSCsy43147

During a Telnet session, the router crashes when the TACACS+ server is configured or unconfigured (tacacs-server host command) using the single-connection keyword.

The workaround is to not use the single-connection keyword.

CSCtb35715

When you enter the show running-config interface configuration command, IP Service Level Agreement notifications are shown as enabled even when you have not enabled this configuration using the ip sla enable reaction-alerts interface configuration command.

There is no workaround.

CSCtc18841

If local proxy Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) is configured on the VLAN interface, the ARP entry for the Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) enters into an incomplete state.

The workaround is to remove the proxy ARP feature on the VLAN interface (by using the no ip local-proxy-arp interface configuration command) and restart the interface.

CSCtg38468

When AAA authorization is used with TACACS+, an error is displayed if the banner message (banner exec global configuration command) starts with a blank character.

The workaround is to not start the banner message with a blank character.

CSCtj89743

CPU usage is high when a device connected to the switch is accessed using the https://IP_address command on the router.

The workaround is to reload the device.

CSCtn10697

The switch crashes when DCHP snooping is enabled with value 125 and an offer packet is received.

There is no workaround.

CSCto72927

If a Tcl policy is copied to the router, the router fails when an event manager policy is configured.

There is no workaround.

CSCtr28857

A vulnerability in the Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) implementation of Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software could allow 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. Workarounds that mitigate this vulnerability are available. This advisory is available at the following link:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20120328-msdp

CSCtr91106

A vulnerability exists in the Cisco IOS Software that may allow a remote application or device to exceed its authorization level when authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) authorization is used. This vulnerability requires that the HTTP or HTTPS server is enabled on the Cisco IOS device.

Products that are not running Cisco IOS Software are not vulnerable.

Cisco has released free software updates that address these vulnerabilities.

The HTTP server may be disabled as a workaround for the vulnerability described in this advisory.

This advisory is available at the following link:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20120328-pai

CSCtq09233

If a CLI configuration text file is copied from a Windows system to the switch, a space is appended to the end of the macro description command when the file is read from the flash of the switch. This leads to errors resulting in high CPU utilization on the switch. Another possible issue is that the macro is not removed when the link goes down or the connected device is removed from the switch.

The workaround is to copy the configuration file from a non-Windows system (like UNIX or Linux) or convert the file to an appropriate UNIX format before copying.

CSCts34688

The switch crashes due to the "HACL Acl Manager" memory fragmentation when a large access control list (ACL) is modified.

The workaround is add or remove ACE entries in sequential order when the ACL is modified.

CSCts75641

Routing Information Protocol (RIP) Version 2 packets egressing an 801.1Q tunnel interface are triplicated.

There is no workaround.

CSCtt16051

Cisco IOS Software contains a vulnerability in the Smart Install feature that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of an affected device if the Smart Install feature is enabled. The vulnerability is triggered when an affected device processes a malformed Smart Install message on TCP port 4786.

Cisco has released free software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds to mitigate this vulnerability.

This advisory is available at the following link:

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/
cisco-sa-20120328-smartinstall

CSCtt37202

If a client switch is authorized using MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB), and then by using the 802.1x standard and dynamic VLAN assignment, the MAC address of the switch is not updated in the MAC address table of slave switches.

The workaround is to not use both the 802.1x and dynamic VLAN assignment configurations for the client switch.

CSCtu17483

The switch crashes when an IP phone that uses LLDP and authenticates itself using MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB) or 802.1x is physically disconnected and reconnected to the switch port.

The workaround is to remove the aaa authorization network default group SG-PBA global configuration command.

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE4

CSCta85026

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) CLI does not accept white spaces in raw ASCII option in the DHCP pool configuration submode. This issue is seen in Cisco IOS Release 12.4(24)T1 and later.

There is no workaround.

CSCtg11547

In a VPN Routing and Forwarding (VRF) aware setup, messages are not sent to the syslog server. This issue applies to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(53)SE and 12.2(53)SE1. This situation does not occur if system logging is configured in the global table.

This problem has been corrected.

CSCth87458

A memory leak occurs in the SSH process, and user authentication is required.

The workaround is to allow SSH connections only from trusted hosts.

CSCti37197

If a tunnel interface is configured with Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), the switch fails when it receives a CDP packet.

The workaround is to disable CDP on the interface by using the no cdp enable interface configuration command.

CSCtj56719

The switch fails when the Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) mutation name is longer than 25 characters.

The workaround is to configure DSCP mutation names with fewer than 25 characters.

CSCtl60151

The switch sometimes reloads after a CPU overload, regardless of the process that is overloading the CPU.

This problem has been corrected.

CSCtr79386

The switch fails when DHCP snooping is configured and packet data traffic is excessive. The traffic exhausts the I/O memory and triggers the switch to crash.

There is no workaround.

Caveats Resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(55)SE

CSCsu31853

The buffer space of a switch running TCP applications is full while the TCP sessions are in the TIME_WAIT state. Buffer space becomes available after the TCP session the closed.

There is no workaround.

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

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If the RADIUS authentication server is unavailable and inaccessible authentication bypass is enabled, the switch grants the client access to the network by putting the connected port in the critical-authentication state in the RADIUS-configured or the user-specified access VLAN. After the server is available, the client is not reinitalized and moved out of the critical VLAN.

There is no workaround.

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This error message is displayed after copying a configuration file to the running configuration file fails:

%Error opening system:/running-config (No such file or directory)

 
   

The output of the dir system:/ EXEC command also does not show a running configuration file.

The workaround is to reload the switch.

Documentation Updates

Update to the Software Configuration Guide

Update to the ME 2400 Hardware Installation Guide

Updates to the System Message Guide

Update to the Software Configuration Guide

Although documented in the software configuration guide, HTTP(S) over IPv6 is not supported in this release.

Although documented in the software configuration guide, VRF-Aware services for Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF) is not supported.

These commands were added to the Unsupported Commands Appendix:

ip cgmp (interface configuration)

clear ip cgmp (privileged EXEC)

Update to the 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).

See these standard for 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

New Messages

Error Message    AUTHMGR-5-SECURITY_VIOLATION: Security violation on the interface 
[chars], new MAC address ([enet) is seen. AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    A host on the interface attempted to gain access to the network or attempted an authentication. The interface mode does not support the number of hosts that are attached to the interface. This is a security violation, and the interface has been error-disabled. The first [chars] is the interface, [enet] is the Ethernet address of the host, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Make sure that the interface is configured to support the number of hosts that are attached to it. Enter the shutdown interface configuration command followed by no shutdown interface configuration command to restart the interface.

Error Message    AUTHMGR-5-VLANASSIGN: VLAN [dec] assigned to Interface [chars] 
AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    A VLAN was assigned. [dec] is the VLAN ID, the first [chars] is the interface, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    No action is required.

Error Message    AUTHMGR-7-FAILOVER: Failing over from [chars] for client ([chars]) on 
Interface [chars] AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    The authorization manager is failing over from the current authentication method to another method. The first [chars] is the current authentication method, the second [chars] is the client ID, the third [chars] is the interface, and the fourth [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    No action is required.

Error Message    AUTHMGR-7-NOMOREMETHODS: Exhausted all authentication methods for 
client ([chars]) on Interface [chars] AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    All available authentication methods have been tried for the client, but authentication has failed. The first [chars] is the client ID, the second [chars] is the interface, and the third [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    No action is required. If local authorization has been configured, the port will be authorized based on the local authorization method. Otherwise, authentication will restart according to the configured reauthentication period.

Error Message    AUTHMGR-7-RESULT: Authentication result [chars] from [chars] for 
client [chars] on Interface [chars] AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    The results of the authentication. The first [chars] is the status of the authentication, the second [chars] is the authentication method, the third [chars] is the client ID, the fourth [chars] is the interface, and the fifth [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    No action is required.

Error Message    DOT1X-5-FAIL: Authentication failed for client ([chars]) on Interface 
[chars] AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    The authentication was unsuccessful. The first [chars] is the client ID, the second [chars] is the interface, and the third [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    No action is required.

Error Message    DOT1X-4-MEM_UNAVAIL: Memory was not available to perform the 802.1X 
action. AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    The system memory is not sufficient to perform the IEEE 802.1x authentication. [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Reduce other system activity to reduce memory demands.

Error Message    DOT1X-5-SUCCESS: Authentication successful for client ([chars]) on 
Interface [chars] AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    Authentication was successful. The first [chars] is the client ID, the second [chars] is the interface, and the third [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    No action is required.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_ADDING_ADDRESS: Unable to add address [enet] on 
[chars] AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    The client MAC address could not be added to the MAC address table because the hardware memory is full or the address is a secure address on another port. This message might appear if IEEE 802.1x is enabled. [enet] is the client MAC address, the first [chars] is the interface, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    If the hardware memory is full, remove some of the dynamic MAC addresses. If the client address is on another port, remove it from that port.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_INVALID_PRIMARY_VLAN: Attempt to assign primary 
VLAN [dec] to 802.1x port [chars] AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign a primary VLAN to an IEEE 802.1x port, which is not allowed. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Use a different VLAN.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_INVALID_SEC_VLAN: Attempt to assign invalid 
secondary VLAN [dec] to PVLAN host 802.1x port [chars] AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign a nonsecondary VLAN to a private VLAN host IEEE 802.1x port. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Change the mode of the port so that it is no longer a PVLAN host port or use a valid secondary VLAN.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_PRIMARY_VLAN_NOT_FOUND: Attempt to assign VLAN 
[dec], whose primary VLAN does not exist or is shutdown, to 802.1x port [chars] 
AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign a private VLAN whose primary VLAN does not exist or is shut down. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Make sure the primary VLAN exists and is not shut down. Verify that the private VLAN is associated with a primary VLAN.

Error Message    EPM-6-AUTH_ACL: POLICY [chars]| EVENT [chars]

Explanation    The switch has sent or received a download request for a downloadable ACL (dACL). The first [chars] is the dACL policy? The second [chars] is the event.

Recommended Action    No action is required.

Error Message    HARDWARE-3-ASICNUM_ERROR: [traceback] Port-ASIC number [dec] is 
invalid

Explanation    The port ASIC number is invalid. [dec] is the port ASIC number.

Recommended Action    Copy the message exactly as it appears on the console or in the system log. Research and attempt to resolve the error by using the Output Interpreter. Use the Bug Toolkit to look for similar reported problems. If you still require assistance, open a case with the TAC, or contact your Cisco technical support representative, and provide the representative with the gathered information.

Error Message    HARDWARE-3-PORTNUM_ERROR: [traceback] port number [dec] is invalid

Explanation    The port number is out of range. [dec] is the port number.

Recommended Action    Copy the message exactly as it appears on the console or in the system log. Research and attempt to resolve the error by using the Output Interpreter. Use the Bug Toolkit to look for similar reported problems. If you still require assistance, open a case with the TAC, or contact your Cisco technical support representative, and provide the representative with the gathered information.

Error Message    IFMGR-3-IFINDEX_PERSIST_ENTRY_CORRUPT: [chars] seems to be corrupted. 
Trying to read [dec] size

Explanation    The ifIndex table is corrupted. [chars] is the path to the IfIndex file, and [dec] is the number of bytes that was being read from the ifIndex table when the corruption was detected.

Recommended Action    Delete the ifindex table.

Error Message    IFMGR-3-INVALID_PERSISTENT_DATA: Invalid persistent data

Explanation    The interface manager attempts to write invalid persistent data.

Recommended Action    Copy the message exactly as it appears on the console or in the system log. Research and attempt to resolve the error by using the Output Interpreter. Use the Bug Toolkit to look for similar reported problems. If you still require assistance, open a case with the TAC, or contact your Cisco technical support representative, and provide the representative with the gathered information.

Error Message    ILET-1-AUTHENTICATION_FAIL: This Switch may not have been manufactured 
by Cisco or with Cisco's authorization.  This product may contain software that 
was copied in violation of Cisco's license terms.  If your use of this product is 
the cause of a support issue, Cisco may deny operation of the product, support 
under your warranty or under a Cisco technical support program such as Smartnet.  
Please contact Cisco's Technical Assistance Center for more information.

Explanation    A license authentication failure occurred for the switch.

Recommended Action    Contact your Cisco sales representative for assistance.

Error Message    ILET-1-DEVICE_AUTHENTICATION_FAIL: The [chars] inserted in this switch 
may not have been manufactured by Cisco or with Cisco's authorization. If your use 
of this product is the cause of a support issue, Cisco may deny operation of the 
product, support under your warranty or under a Cisco technical support program 
such as Smartnet.  Please contact Cisco's Technical Assistance Center for more 
information.

Explanation    A license authentication failure occurred for a component that was inserted in the switch. [chars] is the component.

Recommended Action    Contact your Cisco sales representative for assistance.

Error Message    SCHED-3-UNEXPECTEDEVENT: [traceback] [process information] Process 
received unknown event (maj [hex], min [hex])

Explanation    A process did not handle an event. The first [hex] is the major event number, and the second [hex] is the minor event number, both of which allow you to identify the event that occurred.

Recommended Action    Copy the message exactly as it appears on the console or in the system log. Research and attempt to resolve the error by using the Output Interpreter. Use the Bug Toolkit to look for similar reported problems. If you still require assistance, open a case with the TAC, or contact your Cisco technical support representative, and provide the representative with the gathered information.

Modified Messages

Error Message    v: Authentication result overridden for client ([chars]) on Interface 
[chars] AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    The authentication result was overridden. The first [chars] is the client ID, the second [chars] is the interface, and the third [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    No action is required.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_SEC_VLAN_INVALID: Attempt to assign secondary VLAN 
[dec] to non-PVLAN host 802.1x port [chars] AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign a secondary VLAN to a port that is not a private VLAN host port, which is not allowed. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Change the port mode so that it is configured as a private VLAN host port, or use a different VLAN that is not configured as a secondary VLAN.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_SPAN_DST_PORT: Attempt to assign VLAN [dec] to 
802.1x port [chars], which is configured as a SPAN destination AuditSessionID 
[chars] 

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign a VLAN to an 802.1x port that is configured as a Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) destination port. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Change the SPAN configuration so that the port is no longer a SPAN destination port, or change the configuration so that no VLAN is assigned.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_EQ_VVLAN: Data VLAN [dec] on port [chars] 
cannot be equivalent to the Voice VLAN AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign a data VLAN to an 802.1x port that is the same as the voice VLAN. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Change either the voice VLAN or the 802.1x-assigned VLAN on the interface so that they are not the same.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_INTERNAL: Attempt to assign internal VLAN 
[dec] to 802.1x port [chars] AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign an invalid VLAN to an 802.1x port. The VLAN specified is used internally and cannot be assigned to this port. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Assign a different VLAN.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_INVALID: Attempt to assign invalid VLAN [dec] 
to 802.1x port [chars] AuditSessionID [chars] 

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign an invalid VLAN to an 802.1x port. The VLAN specified is out of range. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Update the configuration to use a valid VLAN.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_NOT_FOUND: Attempt to assign non-existent or 
shutdown VLAN [chars] to 802.1x port [chars] AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign a VLAN to an 802.1x port, but the VLAN was not found in the VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) database. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Make sure the VLAN exists and is not shut down, or use another VLAN.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_PROMISC_PORT: Attempt to assign VLAN [dec] to 
promiscuous 802.1x port [chars] AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign a VLAN to a promiscuous IEEE 802.1x port, which is not allowed. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Change the port mode so that it is no longer a promiscuous port, or change the configuration so that no VLAN is assigned.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_RESERVED: Attempt to assign reserved VLAN 
[dec] to 802.1x port [chars] AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    An attempt was made to assign an invalid VLAN to an IEEE 802.1x port. The VLAN specified is a reserved VLAN and cannot be assigned to this port. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the seconds [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Assign a different VLAN.

Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_RSPAN: Attempt to assign RSPAN VLAN [dec] to 
802.1x port [chars]. 802.1x is incompatible with RSPAN AuditSessionID [chars]

Explanation    Remote SPAN should not be enabled on a VLAN with IEEE 802.1x-enabled. [dec] is the VLAN, the first [chars] is the port, and the second [chars] is the session ID.

Recommended Action    Either disable remote SPAN configuration on the VLAN, or disable IEEE 802.1x on all the ports in this VLAN.

Error Message    SPANTREE-2-BLOCK_BPDUGUARD_VP: Received BPDU on port [chars], vlan 
[dec] with BPDU Guard enabled. Disabling vlan. 

Explanation    A BPDU was received on the interface and the VLAN specified in the error message. The spanning tree BPDU guard feature was enabled and configured to shut down the VLAN. As a result, the VLAN was placed in the error-disabled state. [chars] is the interface, and [dec] is the VLAN.

Recommended Action    Either remove the device sending BPDUs, or disable the BPDU guard feature. The BPDU guard feature can be locally configured on the interface or globally configured on all ports that have Port Fast enabled. Re-enable the interface and vlan by entering the clear errdisable privileged EXEC command.

Deleted Messages

Error Message    DOT1X-4-MEM_UNAVAIL: Memory was not available to perform the 802.1X 
action.
Error Message    DOT1X-5-SUCCESS: Authentication successful for client ([chars]) on 
Interface [chars]
Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_ADDING_ADDRESS: Unable to add address [enet] on 
[chars]
Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_INVALID_PRIMARY_VLAN: Attempt to assign primary 
VLAN [dec] to 802.1x port [chars] 
Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_INVALID_SEC_VLAN: Attempt to assign invalid 
secondary VLAN [dec] to PVLAN host 802.1x port [chars] 
Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_PRIMARY_VLAN_NOT_FOUND: Attempt to assign VLAN 
[dec], whose primary VLAN does not exist or is shutdown, to 802.1x port [chars] 
Error Message    DOT1X_SWITCH-5-ERR_VLAN_ON_ROUTED_PORT: Dot1x cannot assign a VLAN 
[dec] to a routed port [chars]

Related Documentation

Documents with complete information about the switch Cisco ME 2400 switch are available from this Cisco.com site:

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

These are combined documents for the switches:

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

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