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Release Notes for the Cisco ME 3400E and ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(58)EZ and Later

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Table Of Contents

Release Notes for the Cisco ME 3400E and
ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(58)EZ 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 Software Features

Minimum Cisco IOS Release for Major Features

Limitations and Restrictions

Bidirectional Forwarding Detection

Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)

Configuration

EtherChannel

IP

IP Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

MAC Addressing

Multicasting

REP

Routing

QoS

SPAN and RSPAN

Trunking

VLAN

Important Notes

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Documentation Updates

Update to the ME 3400 Hardware Installation Guide

Updates to the ME 3400E Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information Guide and the Getting Started Guide

All Switches

Cisco ME 3400EG-2CS-A

Cisco ME 3400E-24TS-M and Cisco ME 3400EG-12CS-M

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for the Cisco ME 3400E and
ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.2(58)EZ and Later


December 7, 2012

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(58)EZ runs on the Cisco ME 3400E and ME 3400 Series Ethernet Access switches.

These release notes include important information about Cisco IOS Release 12.2(58)EZ 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 or different image, see the software upgrade filename for the software version. See the "Deciding Which Files to Use" section.

For the complete list of Cisco ME 3400E and ME 3400 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/software/navigator.html?a=a&i=rpm

Contents

Hardware Supported

Upgrading the Switch Software

Installation Notes

New Software 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 Supported Hardware 

Device
Description
Supported by Minimum Cisco IOS Release

ME 3400E-24TS-M

24 10/100 ports and 2 dual-purpose ports; supports removable AC- and DC-power supplies.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(44)EY

ME 3400EG-12CS-M

12 dual-purpose ports and 4 SFP module slots; supports removable AC- and DC-power supplies.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(44)EY

ME 3400EG-2CS-A

2 dual-purpose ports and 2 SFP module slots, AC-power input.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(44)EY

ME 3400-24FS-A

24 100BASE-FX SFP module ports and 2 Gigabit Ethernet SFP module ports, AC power

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(40)SE

ME 3400G-2CS

2 dual-purpose ports and 2 SFP-only module ports, AC power

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(35)SE1

ME-3400G-12CS-A

12 dual-purpose ports and 4 SFP-only module ports

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)SEG1

ME-3400G-12CS-D

12 dual-purpose ports and 4 SFP-only module ports

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)SEG1

ME-3400-24TS-A

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

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)EX

ME-3400-24TS-D

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

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)EX

SFP modules

ME 3400

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

SFP modules

ME 3400E

1000BASE-BX10, -SX, -LX/LH, -ZX
100BASE -BX10, -EX, -FX (GLC-FE-100FX only), -LX10, -ZX
1000BASE-T and 10/100/100BASE-T—Category 5,6
   (SFP-only ports; not supported on dual-purpose ports)

Coarse wavelength-division multiplexing (CWDM)

Dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM)

Digital optical monitoring (DOM) support for SFP-GE-S, SFP-GE-L, 1000BASE-BX10, 1000BASE-ZX, CWDM and DWDM SFPs

Note See the hardware installation guide for SFP model numbers.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(44)EY

Additional DWDM SFPs qualification

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(50)SE


Note


DOM status helps monitor optical transceivers in the system and generates system log every 600 seconds (10 minutes). This update period is not configurable. Hence, the reporting of changes in the status may lag behind the actual status changes due to the update rate.

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

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.


Note The ME 3400 metro base image is not supported on the Cisco ME 3400E switch.


Table 2 Cisco IOS Software Image Files 

Filename

Description

me340x-metrobasek9-tar.122-58.EZ.tar

Cisco ME 3400 metro base cryptographic image with Kerberos, Secure Shell (SSH), and basic Metro Ethernet features.

me340x-metroaccessk9-tar.122-58.EZ.tar

Cisco ME 3400E and ME 3400 metro access cryptographic image with Kerberos, SSH, and Layer 2 + Metro Ethernet features.

me340x-metroipaccess9-tar.122-58.EZ.tar

Cisco ME 3400E and ME 3400 metro IP access cryptographic image with Kerberos, SSH, Layer 2+, and full Layer 3 routing 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 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.


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/software/navigator.html?a=a&i=rpm

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 198.51.100.1 and to overwrite the image on the switch:

Switch# archive download-sw /overwrite
 
 
tftp://198.51.100.1/image-name.tar
 
 

You can also download the image file from the TFTP server to the switch and keep the current image by using the /leave-old-sw option instead of the /overwrite 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 these methods:

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

Using 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 Software Features

The following features are introduced on the Cisco ME 3400E and ME 3400 Release 12.2(58)EZ:

PPPoE Intermediate Agent (PPPoE IA)—The PPPoE IA is placed between a subscriber and BRAS to help the service provider BRAS distinguish between end hosts connected over Ethernet to an access switch.

For more information about this feature on the Cisco ME 3400E, refer to the PPPoE IA section of the Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(58)EZ at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9637/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

For more information about this feature on the Cisco ME 3400, refer to the PPPoE IA section of the Cisco ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(58)EZ at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6580/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Y.1731 Synthetic Loss Measurement (SLM)—SLM is a mechanism to measure frame loss using synthetic frames, rather than data traffic. A number of synthetic frames are sent and received, and the number that are lost is calculated between a pair of MEPs. This number is used as a statistical sample to approximate the frame loss ratio of data traffic

For more information about this feature on the Cisco ME 3400E, refer to the Y.1731 Performance Monitoring section of the Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(58)EZ at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9637/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

For more information about this feature on the Cisco ME 3400, refer to the Y.1731 Performance Monitoring section of the Cisco ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(58)EZ at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6580/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Dying Gasp (ME 3400E only)—You can specify the primary and secondary delivery methods of Dying Gasp messages as Ethernet OAM, SNMP traps, or Syslog.

For more information about this feature, refer to the Configuring Delivery Method of Dying Gasp Messages section of the Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(58)EZ at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9637/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

BGP Support for 4-Byte ASN—This feature provides support for 4 byte autonomous system (AS) numbers in BGP. (RFC 4893)

For more information about this feature on the Cisco ME 3400E, refer to the Configuring BGP section of the Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(58)EZ at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9637/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

For more information about this feature on the Cisco ME 3400, refer to the Configuring BGP section of the Cisco ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(58)EZ at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6580/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Minimum Cisco IOS Release for Major Features

Table 3 lists the minimum software release (after the first release) required to support the features of the Cisco ME 3400E and ME 3400 switch. Features not listed are supported in all releases.


Note The first release for the Cisco ME3400E switch was 12.2(44)EY, and it included all ME 3400 features through release 12.2(44)SE.


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

Feature
Minimum Cisco IOS Release Required

REP 2 Edge No-Neighbor Ports on Single Node

12.2(58)EZ

VACL logging

12.2(58)SE1

Call Home support

12.2(58)SE1

IP/IF MIBs for IPv6

12.2(58)SE1

NTPv4 over IPv6

12.2(58)SE1

DHCPv6 bulk lease query and DHCPv6 relay source configuration

12.2(58)SE1

RADIUS, TACACS+, and SSH/SCP over IPv6

12.2(58)SE1

VRRP version 4 support

12.2(58)SE1

GLBP for IPv4 and IPv6 with VRF-Lite

12.2(58)SE1

IPv6 unicast routing in VRF-Lite

12.2(58)SE1

VRF-aware IPv6 DHCP server and client support

12.2(58)SE1

802.1Q LLDP tunneling

12.2(58)SE1

Configuration of an alternate MTU value for specific interfaces

12.2(55)SE

BFD Protocol on SVIs

12.2(55)SE

Support for 802.1ad split horizon (ME 3400E).

12.2(55)SE

QoS classification and marking DEI bit in an IEEE 802.1ad frame (ME 3400E)

12.2(55)SE

Support for the IEEE 802.1ad standard (ME 3400E).

12.2(54)SE

CFM support on customer VLANs (C-VLANs).

12.2(54)SE

IEEE CFM MIB support.

12.2(54)SE

Ingress QoS classification enhancements

12.2(53)SE

Support for ingress QoS classification on QinQ-based ports (ME 3400E).

12.2(53)SE

Support for EEM 3.2

12.2(52)SE

Support for IP source guard on static hosts.

12.2(52)SE

IEEE 802.1x user distribution for deployments with multiple VLANs.

12.2(52)SE

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

12.2(52)SE

Support for 3DES and AES with version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3).

12.2(52)SE

Support for including a hostname in the option 12 field of DHCPDISCOVER packets.

12.2(52)SE

DHCP snooping circuit-id sub-option of the Option 82 DHCP field.

12.2(52)SE

Connectivity fault management (CFM) Draft 8.1 compliance.

12.2(52)SE

Support for the TWAMP standard for measuring round-trip network performance between two devices.

12.2(52)SE

Additional IPv6 support to include IPv6 eBGP, IPv6 SNMP, Syslog, HTTP, and IPv6 MLD snooping.

12.2(52)SE

Support for QoS marking of CPU-generated traffic and queue CPU-generated traffic on the egress network ports.

12.2(52)SE

Multicast VLAN registration (MVR) enhancements.

12.2(52)SE

Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP) hello link status layer (LSL) age timer configurable from 120 to 10000 ms in 40-ms intervals.

12.2(52)SE

Support for the LLPD-MED MIB and the CISCO-ADMISSION-POLICY-MIB.

12.2(52)SE

IPv6 routing support (metro IP access image only)

12.2(50)SE

IPv6 ACLs (metro IP access image only)

12.2(50)SE

BFD (metro IP access image only)

12.2(50)SE

REP support on ports connected to nonREP ports

12.2(50)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

EEM 2.4 (metro access image only on ME 3400)

12.2(50)SE

RADIUS server load balancing

12.2(50)SE

IP source guard in metro base image (ME 3400)

12.2(50)SE

Dynamic ARP inspection in metro base image (ME 3400)

12.2(50)SE

EOT and IP SLAs EOT static route support

12.2(46)SE (ME 3400)
12.2(50)SE (ME 3400E)

REP counter and timer enhancements

12.2(46)SE (ME 3400)
12.2(50)SE (ME 3400E)

HSRPv2 (metro IP access image only)

12.2(46)SE (ME 3400)
12.2(50)SE (ME 3400E)

DHCP server port-based address allocation

12.2(46)SE (ME 3400)
12.2(50)SE (ME 3400E)

DHCP-based autoconfiguration and image update

12.2(44)SE

Configurable small-frame arrival threshold

12.2(44)SE

Source Specific Multicast (SSM) mapping for multicast applications

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

Flex Link Multicast Fast Convergence

12.2(44)SE

IEEE 802.1x readiness check

12.2(44)SE

Configurable control-plane queue assignment

12.2(44)SE

Configurable control plane security (support for ENIs)

12.2(44)SE

/31 bit mask support for multicast traffic

12.2(44)SE

Configuration rollback and replacement

12.2(40)SE

EEM (metro IP access image only)

Note EEM support was added to the metro access image in 12.2(44)SE

12.2(40)SE

IGMP Helper (metro IP access image only)

12.2(40)SE

IP SLAs support (metro IP access and metro access images only)

12.2(40)SE

IP SLAs enhanced object tracking (metro IP access and metro access images only)

12.2(40)SE

IP SLAs for Ethernet OAM (metro IP access image only)

12.2(40)SE

Multicast VRF Lite (metro IP access image only)

12.2(40)SE

SSM PIM (metro IP access image only)

12.2(40)SE

REP (metro IP access and metro access images only)

12.2(40)SE

LLDP-MED location TLV (metro IP access and metro access images only)

12.2(40)SE

ELMI-CE

12.2(37)SE

LLDP and LLDP-MED

12.2(37)SE

Port security on a PVLAN host

12.2(37)SE

VLAN Flex Links load balancing

12.2(37)SE

Support for Multicast VLAN Registration (MVR) over trunk ports

12.2(35)SE1

Enhanced object tracking for HSRP (metro IP access image only)

12.2(35)SE1

Ethernet OAM IEEE 802.3ah protocol (metro IP access and metro access images only)

12.2(35)SE1

Ethernet OAM CFM (IEEE 802.1ag) and E-LMI (metro IP access and metro access images only)

12.2(25)SEG

Per port per VLAN QoS (metro IP access and metro access images only)

12.2(25)SEG

Support for all OSPF network types (metro IP access only)

12.2(25)SEG

Layer 2 protocol tunneling on trunks (metro IP access and metro access images only)

12.2(25)SEG

IS-IS protocol (metro IP access only)

12.2(25)SEG

NNIs on all ports (metro IP access image only)

12.2(25)SEG

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

Nonstop forwarding (NSF) awareness (metro IP access image only)

12.2(25)SEG

Secure Copy Protocol

12.2(25)SEG

Flex Links sub-100-ms convergence; preemptive changeover (metro IP access and metro access images)

12.2(25)SEG

Link-state tracking (trunk failover) (metro IP access and metro access images only)

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.

Bidirectional Forwarding Detection

Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)

Configuration

EtherChannel

IP

IP Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

MAC Addressing

Multicasting

REP

Routing

QoS

SPAN and RSPAN

Trunking

VLAN

Bidirectional Forwarding Detection

The BFD session with the neighbor flaps when there is close to 100 percent bidirectional line- rate traffic sent through the physical links connecting the neighbors. This happens only on the sessions with Layer 3 BFD neighboring switches connected through a Layer 2 intermediate switch.

The workaround is to make sure that there is no 100 percent bidirectional unknown traffic flowing through the intermediate Layer 2 switch in the same links that connect Layer 3 switches. An alternate workaround is to always directly the Layer 3 switches when BFD is running. (CSCsu94835)

If you create a BFD session between two switches and then create an ACL that includes the permit ip any any log-input access-list configuration command, when you attach the ACL to one of the connecting interfaces, the BFD session goes down. If you remove the ACL from the interface, BFD comes back up.

The workaround is to not use the permit ACL entry with the log option on interfaces participating in BFD. (CSCtf31731)

Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)

On a switch running CFM, continuity check messages (CCMs) received on a MEP port that are a lower level than the configured MEP level should be discarded and an error message generated, regardless of whether or not the CCM has a valid CFM multicast destination address. On the ME 3400 switch, CFM C-VLAN CCMs with non-CFM multicast addresses are forwarded without CFM processing and no error messages are sent.

There is no workaround. (CSCte39713)

When the CFM start delay timer is configured to a small value, the Crosscheck-Up field in the output of the show ethernet cfm domain privileged EXEC command and the Mep-Up field in the output of the show ethernet cfm maintenance-points remote crosscheck privileged EXEC command might appear as No even if the CCM is learned in the remote database.

This is expected behavior. The workaround is to use the ethernet cfm mep crosscheck start-delay command to set the delay-start timer value larger than the continuity-check interval. (CSCtf30542)`

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 dynamic ARP inspection is enabled on a switch, ARP and RARP packets greater than 2016 bytes are dropped by the switch or switch stack. This is a hardware limitation.

However, when dynamic ARP inspection is not enabled and a jumbo MTU is configured, ARP and RARP packets are correctly bridged in hardware. (CSCed79734)

Dynamic ARP inspection log entries might be lost after a switch failure. Any log entries that are still in the log buffer (have not been output as a system message) on a switch that fails are lost.

When you enter the show ip arp inspection log privileged EXEC command, the log entries from all switches in the stack are moved to the switch on which you entered the command.

There is no workaround. (CSCed95822)

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)

When an ME 3400 port is connected to an ME 3400E port, if one port is configured to 10 Mb/s and the other port is configured to 100 Mb/s (either full or half duplex), the 10 Mb/s port state appears as up/up and the 100 Mb/s port appears as down/down. This connection is a misconfiguration because the speed and duplex do not match.

The workaround is to correct the misconfiguration. (CSCtg53462)

EtherChannel

The switch might display tracebacks similar to this example when an EtherChannel interface port-channel type changes from Layer 2 to Layer 3 or the reverse:

15:50:11: %COMMON_FIB-4-FIBNULLHWIDB: Missing hwidb for fibhwidb Port-channel1 (ifindex 1632) -Traceback= A585C B881B8 B891CC 2F4F70 5550E8 564EAC 851338 84AF0C 4CEB50 859DF4 A7BF28 A98260 882658 879A58

There is no workaround. (CSCsh12472)

When an EtherChannel is configured for 802.1ad and a channel member that is up is removed from the EtherChannel, the 802.1ad configuration is removed. However, if the port channel is shut down and then removed from the EtherChannel, the 802.1ad configuration is not removed.

The workaround is to enter the no shutdown interface configuration command on the port channel before removing it from the EtherChannel. CSCtf77937 (Cisco ME 3400E only)

IP

The switch does not create an adjacent table entry when the ARP timeout value is 15 seconds and the ARP request times out.

The workaround is to not set an ARP timeout value lower than 120 seconds. (CSCea21674)

IP Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

When the IP SLAs configured reaction type (configured by entering the ip sla reaction-configuration global configuration command) is round-trip time (RTT), an RTT event causes duplicate SNMP traps.

There is no workaround.

MAC Addressing

When a MAC address is configured for filtering on the internal VLAN of a routed port, incoming packets from the MAC address to the routed port are not dropped. (CSCeb67937)

Multicasting

The switch does not support tunnel interfaces, including DVMRP and PIM tunneling.

Nonreverse-path forwarded (RPF) IP multicast traffic to a group that is bridged in a VLAN is leaked onto a trunk port in the VLAN even if the port is not a member of the group in the VLAN, but it is a member of the group in another VLAN. Because unnecessary traffic is sent on the trunk port, it reduces the bandwidth of the port.

There is no workaround for this problem because non-RPF traffic is continuous in certain topologies. As long as the trunk port is a member of the group in at least one VLAN, this problem occurs for the non-RPF traffic. (CSCdu25219)

If the number of multicast routes and Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) groups are more than the maximum number specified by the show sdm prefer global configuration command, the traffic received on unknown groups is flooded in the received VLAN even though the show ip igmp snooping multicast-table privileged EXEC command output shows otherwise.

The workaround is to reduce the number of multicast routes and IGMP snooping groups to less than the maximum supported value. (CSCdy09008)

IGMP filtering is applied to packets that are forwarded through hardware. It is not applied to packets that are forwarded through software. Hence, with multicast routing enabled, the first few packets are sent from a port even when IGMP filtering is set to deny those groups on that port.

There is no workaround. (CSCdy82818)

When you use the ip access-group interface configuration command with a router access control list (ACL) to deny access to a group in a VLAN, multicast data to the group that is received in the VLAN is always flooded in the VLAN, regardless of IGMP group membership in the VLAN. This provides reachability to directly connected clients, if any, in the VLAN.

The workaround is to not apply a router ACL set to deny access to a VLAN interface. Apply the security through other means; for example, apply VLAN maps to the VLAN instead of using a router ACL for the group. (CSCdz86110)

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)

Incomplete multicast traffic can be seen under either of these conditions:

You disable IP multicast routing or re-enable it globally on an interface.

A switch mroute table temporarily runs out of resources and recovers later.

The workaround is to enter the clear ip mroute privileged EXEC command on the interface. (CSCef42436)

REP

Although you can configure a REP segment without configuring REP edge ports, we recommend that you configure REP edge ports whenever possible because edge ports enable these functions:

selecting the preferred alternate port

configuring VLAN load balancing

configuring topology change notifications (TCNs) toward STP, other REP segments, or an interface

initiating the topology collection process

preemption mechanisms

You cannot enable these functions on REP segments without edge ports.

On a switch running both Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP) and Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), when the REP link status layer (LSL) age-out value is less than 1000 milliseconds (1 second), the REP link flaps if the BFD interface is shut down and then brought back up.

The workaround is to use the rep lsl-age-out timer interface configuration command to configure the REP LSL age timer for more than 1 second. (CSCsz40613)

If you configure two or more connected REP segments to send segment topology change notices (STCNs) by entering the rep stcn segment segment-id interface configuration command on REP interfaces, when segments inject messages simultaneously, an STCN loop occurs, and CPU usage can increase to 99 percent for 1 to 2 minutes before recovering.

The workaround is to avoid configuring multiple STCNs in connected segments. This is a misconfiguration. (CSCth18662)

Routing

The switch does not support tunnel interfaces for routed traffic.

A route map that has an ACL with a Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) clause cannot be applied to a Layer 3 interface. The switch rejects this configuration and displays a message that the route map is unsupported.

There is no workaround. (CSCea52915)

A spanning-tree loop might occur if all of these conditions are true:

Port security is enabled with the violation mode set to protected.

The maximum number of secure addresses is less than the number of switches connected to the port.

There is a physical loop in the network through a switch whose MAC address has not been secured, and its BPDUs cause a secure violation.

The workaround is to change any one of the listed conditions. (CSCed53633)

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)

When several per-port, per-VLAN parent policies are attached to the input of one or more interfaces and a child policy of these parent policies is modified, the parent policies are detached from the interfaces and reattached during the process. Because the modified policy is large, the TCAM entries are being used up, and the attached policies should be removed. However, some of the parent policies are not removed from the interface, and the TCAM entries are cleared. If you save the configuration and reload the switch, the policies are detached, but the TCAM is full, and you cannot attach other policies.

This error message appears:

QOSMGR-4-QOS_TCAM_RESOURCE_EXCEED_MAX: Exceeded a maximum of QoS TCAM resources

The workaround is to manually detach the policy maps from all the interfaces by entering the no service-policy input policy-map-name interface configuration command on each interface. (CSCsk58435)

When CPU protection is disabled, you can configure 64 policers per port on most switches. However, on Cisco ME 3400EG-12CS and Cisco ME 3400G-12CS switches, due to hardware limitations, you can attach 64 per-port, per-VLAN policers to a maximum of 6 ports. If you attempt to attach more than 6 per-port, per-VLAN 64-policer policy maps, the attachment fails.

There is no workaround. (CSCsv21416)

SPAN and RSPAN

The egress SPAN data rate might degrade when multicast routing is enabled. The amount of degradation depends on the processor loading. Typically, the switch can egress SPAN at up to 40,000 packets per second (64-byte packets). As long as the total traffic being monitored is below this limit, there is no degradation. However, if the traffic being monitored exceeds the limit, only a portion of the source stream is spanned. When this occurs, the following console message appears: Decreased egress SPAN rate. In all cases, normal traffic is not affected; the degradation limits only how much of the original source stream can be egress spanned. If multicast routing is disabled, egress SPAN is not degraded.

There is no workaround. If possible, disable multicast routing. If possible, use ingress SPAN to observe the same traffic. (CSCeb01216)

Some IGMP report and query packets with IP options might not be ingress-spanned. Packets that are susceptible to this problem are IGMP packets containing 4 bytes of IP options (IP header length of 24). An example of such packets would be IGMP reports and queries having the router alert IP option. Ingress-spanning of such packets is not accurate and can vary with the traffic rate. Typically, very few or none of these packets are spanned.

There is no workaround. (CSCeb23352)

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 13,000, the switch can stop.

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)

When many VLANs are configured on the switch, high CPU utilization occurs when many links are flapping at the same time.

The workaround is to remove unnecessary VLANs to reduce CPU utilization when many links are flapping. (CSCtl04815)

Important Notes

When you upgrade the switch software to Cisco IOS release 12.2(50)SE or higher and autonegotiation is enabled on a Gigabit SFP fiber switch port (the default), but disabled on the link partner port, the switch port interface can show a state of down/down while the link partner shows up/up. This is expected behavior.

The workaround is to either enable autonegotiation on the link partner port or enter the speed nonegotiate interface command on the SFP port.

Open Caveats

CSCty37647

Basic Description

Aggregate interval 900 and No of DMM/SLM probes are completed 894.

Symptom:

When a DMM session is configured with aggregate interval of 900 seconds, only 894 observations are initiated and completed instead of 900 with frame interval of 1 second.

Conditions:

This issue occurs when configuring a two-way DMM session with an aggregation interval of 900 seconds and default frame interval of 1second. The issue is not seen with lower aggregation intervals.

Workaround:

None.

CCSCub83701

Basic Description:

Traceback on enabling Ethernet cfm lck start.

Symptom:

Traceback occurs while enabling cfm lck condition.

Conditions:

CFM is configured on flex link.

Workaround:

None.

CSCuc64667

Basic Description:

Remove service policy from interface after the box reloads.

Symptom:

A per-port per-vlan policy with child policy matching on an access-list is removed from the interface on reload. The following error messages are displayed during reload:

QoS: Configuration failed. VLAN Classification is required in classmap
CFIBER_NETWORK of parent policymap QOS_IN
Error: Failed to inform class at level 4.
Please make sure that 'vlan 131' is not associated with a child-policy
classifying on L3 parameters. If that is the case we can not associate it with
a child-policy classifying on L2 parameters and this config will not be effective.
QoS: Remove service policy from interface GigabitEthernet0/1
Please make sure that 'vlan 131' is not associated with a child-policy
classifying on L3 parameters. If that is the case we can not associate it with
a child-policy classifying on L2 parameters and this config will not be effective.
QoS: Remove service policy from interface GigabitEthernet0/3
 
 

Conditions:

This issue occurs only when one of the classes in the child policy matches on an access-list.

Workaround:

None.

CSCud06955

Basic Description:

PPPoE IA: Getting Traceback and PPPOE_IA-3-GLOBAL_ERROR message with PACL.

Symptom:

Traceback is found with PACL configuration.

Conditions:

Configure the PACL and call for PPPoE session.

Workaround:

None.

CSCud39967

Basic Description:

SNMP polling MIB OID CPU Memory. Used and Free is not working on ME 3400.

Symptom:

MIB OID CPU Memory Used and Free is not working.

Conditions:

Poll the CPU Memory Used and Free MIB OID.

Workaround:

None.

CSCud50256

Basic Description:

ME 3400: Creating vlan on the interface level is broken in 58-EZ.

Symptom:

Not able to create vlan under interface in 12.2 58 EZ.

Conditions:

Switch(config)# int gi0/1
Switch(config-if)# vlan 1200
Switch(config-if-vlan-range)# ?
  exit   Exit from vlan-range configuration mode
  no     Negate or set default values of a command
  pppoe  Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet
 
 
Switch(config-if-vlan-range)# end
Switch#sh v
 
 

Workaround:

Always VLAN has to configure in the configuration mode.

Switch(config-vlan)# ?
VLAN configuration commands:
  are           Maximum number of All Route Explorer hops for this VLAN (or
                zero if none specified)
  backupcrf     Backup CRF mode of the VLAN
  bridge        Bridging characteristics of the VLAN
  exit          Apply changes, bump revision number, and exit mode
  media         Media type of the VLAN
  mtu           VLAN Maximum Transmission Unit
  name          Ascii name of the VLAN
  no            Negate a command or set its defaults
  parent        ID number of the Parent VLAN of FDDI or Token Ring type VLANs
  private-vlan  Configure a private VLAN
  remote-span   Configure as Remote SPAN VLAN
  ring          Ring number of FDDI or Token Ring type VLANs
  said          IEEE 802.10 SAID
  shutdown      Shutdown VLAN switching
  state         Operational state of the VLAN
  ste           Maximum number of Spanning Tree Explorer hops for this VLAN (or
                zero if none specified)
  stp           Spanning tree characteristics of the VLAN
  tb-vlan1      ID number of the first translational VLAN for this VLAN (or
                zero if none)
  tb-vlan2      ID number of the second translational VLAN for this VLAN (or
                zero if none)
  uni-vlan      Configure a UNI VLAN
 
 
Switch(config-vlan)#
 
 

CSCud56474

Basic Description:

When change IOS on ME 3400E, the system cannot boot up normally.

Symptom:

When change IOS 122-58.SE2 /122-58.EX to 122-55.SE6 on ME 3400E, the system cannot boot up normally.

The system is stopped by "POST: Thermal, Fan Tests: Begin" message.

----------------------
Checking for Bootloader upgrade.. not needed
POST: CPU MIC register Tests : Begin
POST: CPU MIC register Tests : End, Status Passed
 
 
POST: PortASIC Memory Tests : Begin
POST: PortASIC Memory Tests : End, Status Passed
 
 
POST: CPU MIC interface Loopback Tests : Begin
POST: CPU MIC interface Loopback Tests : End, Status Passed
 
 
POST: PortASIC RingLoopback Tests : Begin
POST: PortASIC RingLoopback Tests : End, Status Passed
 
 
extracting front_end/front_end_ucode_info (43 bytes)
POST: Thermal, Fan Tests : Begin                    <<<
------------------------------
 
 

Conditions:

This issue occurs under the following scenarios:

122-58.SE2 to 122-55.SE6

122-58.EX to 122-55.SE6

This issue does not occur with 122-55.SE6 to 122-58.SE2.

Workaround:

It needs to power off/on reload the system.

Resolved Caveats

CSCtw85857

ME 3400 Intermittent Output drops.

CSCtx11845

Port shaping on ME 3400 not working for packets MTU > 8000.

CSCtx27280

ME 3400EG and ME 3400G speed nonegotiate consistency.

CSCtx37833

Constant REP interface flapping causes the ME 3400 device to crash.

CSCtx85703

802.1ad: Support end-to-end LACP tunneling without alternate mac on CE device.

CSCtx96383

%HARDWARE-3-MCU_I2C_READ_ERROR output when ME 3400E bootup 12.2(58)SE2.

CSCty01404

ME3400G ingress policing not working properly for small packet size.

CSCty56739

ME-3400E does not generate external alarm trap.

CSCty84680

Internal VLAN allocation ignores configured VLANs on reload.

CSCty85676

Shutting down layer-3 interface does not clear the internal VLAN.

CSCty87384

ES port xconnect is broken in 55SE3.

CSCtz24700

ME 3400E: Ethernet LBR does not carry the transmitted LBM COS value.

CSCtz43830

queue-limit percent 100 does not allocate 100% buffers.

CSCtz45733

July 2012 ME 3400 release: REP 2 Edge NN.

CSCtz82541

ME3400%BIT-4-OUTOFRANGE: bit762 is not in the expected range of 0 to -1.

CSCua57626

Multiple ME 3400s Crashed during IGMP Convergence.

CSCub04504

Constant REP interface flapping causes the ME 3400 device to crash.

CSCuc38335

QinQ QoS unsupported in releases after 12.2(54)SE.

CSCuc58041

IPv6 default route breaks unicast connectivity on ME 3400.

CSCuc61011

Class based QoS MIB values cannot be retrieved.

CSCud23614

Dot1ad ingress marking, set DEI bit is not working on ME 3400E.

CSCud33219

IGMP snooping querier not in nonquerier state on ME 3400E.

Documentation Updates


Note The "Supported MIBs" appendix is no longer in the software configuration guide. To locate and download MIBs for a specific Cisco product and release, use the Cisco MIB Locator:
http://cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml.


Update to the ME 3400 Hardware Installation Guide

Updates to the ME 3400E Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information Guide and the Getting Started Guide


Note For information about ME 3400 support for ingress QoS classification on QinQ-based ports, see the Configuring ME 3400E QoS Classification for QinQ-Based Service, Release 12.2(53)SE document under the ME 3400E Configuration Guides link.


Update to the ME 3400 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).

Follow 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 ME 3400E Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information Guide and the Getting Started Guide

These warnings were incorrectly documented in the guides. These are the correct warnings:

All Switches


Warning This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that the protective device is rated not greater than:
10 A Statement 1005

Cisco ME 3400EG-2CS-A


Warning To prevent the system from overheating, do not operate it in an area that exceeds the maximum recommended ambient temperature of:
140°F (60°C) Statement 1047

Cisco ME 3400E-24TS-M and Cisco ME 3400EG-12CS-M


Warning To prevent the system from overheating, do not operate it in an area that exceeds the maximum recommended ambient temperature of:
149°F (65°C) Statement 1047

Related Documentation

User documentation in HTML format includes the latest documentation updates and might be more current than the complete book PDF available on Cisco.com.

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

Cisco ME 3400E switch:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9637/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco ME 3400 switch:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6580/tsd_products_support_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 3400E switch:

Release Notes for the Cisco ME 3400E and ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switches

Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide

Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Command Reference

Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Getting Started Guide

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch

These documents are available for the Cisco ME 3400 switch:

Release Notes for the Cisco ME 3400E and ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switches

Cisco ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide

Cisco ME 3400 Ethernet Access Switch Command Reference

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

Cisco ME 3400 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

Configuration Notes for the Cisco ME 3400G-12CS Ethernet Access Switch

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

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