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Release Notes for the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9.3(1)T

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Release Notes for the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9.3(1)T

June 26, 2007

Contents

Introduction

Platform Support

Software Required

Required Swap Space

Host Hardware Requirements

Host Minimum Server Requirements

Local Area Network Switch

Supported Features

Cisco MGC Management

Switching Protocols Supported

Related Documentation

Before Installation

After Installation

General Purpose Documents

Documentation Map

Installation Notes

Acquiring the Software

Installing and Upgrading the Software

Protocol Families

Software Patches

Before Installing a Patch

System Level Equivalency

Patch Test Combinations

CSCOnn010

CSCOnn009

CSCOnn008

CSCOnn007

CSCOnn006

CSCOnn005

CSCOnn004

CSCOnn003

CSCOnn002

CSCOnn001

CSCOgs011

CSCOgs010

CSCOgs009

CSCOgs008

CSCOgs007

CSCOgs006

CSCOgs005

CSCOgs004

CSCOgs003

CSCOgs002

CSCOgs001

New Features in This Release

Seamless Upgrade

NOA, Cause14, 32 Digit Support for Sweden

NOA, Cause14, 32 Digit, and Overdecadic for Spain, Italy, and Belgium

New Version of Times Ten Database Software

Option 1

Option 2

Solaris 8 Run Time Environment

Protocol File Rename

Advice Of Charge Support for India ISUP

Provisioning of Dual CLI

Software Inventory Control

Software Inventory Control Feature Modification

Route and Advance and Redirection on Cause Code

Circuit Reservation

MGCP Controlled TDM Switching (Hairpinning)

MGCP NAS Package

INAP for PrePaid Services

Support for IRI/ORI in Q.767

Mandatory CLI Over Trunk Group

Invite Without Session Description Protocol

BTNUP 3.1 KHz Custom Configuration

LNP Enhancements to Q.761_Portugal Protocol

New Shared Memory Segment

36 GB Disk Drive Upgrade

Polish ISUP V2

B-Digit Modification Enhancement

Known Issues and Operational Recommendations

Using prov-cpy/prov-sync To Commit Configuration Changes on a Fault-Tolerant System

Modifying the OPC of an SS7 Route

PGW Does Not Respond to SNMP Queries Due to CIAgent Dead

TimesTen Database Failure During MGC Installation

Workaround for Releases 9.2 and 9.3

Update to TimesTen 4.3

Reboot Failed After Disabling Disk Mirroring and Installing log_spool

ETS_300_121 Protocol Variant Belongs to the SS7-ITU Family

BELL_SGCP Protocol Package Location

New/Enhanced Tags

Caveats

Resolved Caveats for Software Release 9.3(1)T

Open Caveats for Software Release 9.3(1)T

Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

Contacting TAC by Telephone


Release Notes for the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9.3(1)T


June 26, 2007

These release notes describe the features and caveats for the Cisco media gateway controller (MGC) software Release 9.3(1)T.


Note The Cisco MGC Software was formerly called the Cisco Telephony Controller software. Some documentation might use this older name.


Contents

Introduction

Platform Support

Supported Features

Switching Protocols Supported

Related Documentation

Installation Notes

Software Patches

New Features in This Release

New/Enhanced Tags

Known Issues and Operational Recommendations

Caveats

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Introduction

Interoperability between the old world TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) networks and new world packet networks is an essential part of the technology adoption life cycle for packet networks. This release enhances the capability of the Cisco PGW 2200 PSTN Gateway to provide the bridge between the legacy public switched telephone network (PSTN) and next-generation packet networks - supporting SS7 interconnect for dial and H.323 and SIP networks and intelligent call control and routing for media gateway control protocol (MGCP), session initiation protocol (SIP) and H.323 networks.

The Cisco PGW 2200 provides a consistent and unified interconnection that can handle dialup services, MGCP, SIP, and H.323, as well as future standards. The PGW 2200 allows service providers to deploy and operate multiple network solutions while maintaining a stable interconnection to the PSTN.

Platform Support

For a list of supported platforms refer to the following documents:

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Hardware Installation Guide
Chapter 1, Table 1-1, Cisco MGC Host Configurations, at the following url:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel7/hrdwrnst/index.htm

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Installation and Configuration Guide
(Chapter 1) at the following url:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/swinstl/index.htm.

Software Required

For a list of required software, refer to Chapter 1 of the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Installation and Configuration Guide at the following url:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/swinstl/index.htm.

Required Swap Space

For the Cisco MGC software, you need to partition 4 GB of swap space. Setting swap space at installation is recommended; however, you can change swap space at a later date by adding a swap file or repartitioning the swap space using the format menu (for example, reassigning how many cylinders are in each partition). The swap space requirement is determined by the amount of traffic. As traffic increases, you should use the top command in UNIX to see how much swap space is being used; you should then decide if more is needed. You can use the MML command rtrv-ne-health to obtain information from the UNIX top from within MML.

Host Hardware Requirements

Host Minimum Server Requirements

Refer to the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Hardware Installation Guide for the host minimum hardware requirements. Before using the minimum hardware configuration, consult with your Cisco representative to determine the hardware that will give you the best performance results based on your network configuration, proposed traffic, and desired processing power.

Local Area Network Switch

Your application might use one or more local area network (LAN) switches from the Cisco Catalyst Switch family to connect the Cisco MGC host to the MGWs and to the Cisco SLTs.


Note User documentation refers to the Cisco Catalyst 5500 switch family (NEBS-compliant). The Cisco Catalyst 2900 XL is another NEBS-compliant LAN switch that can be used for a small configuration, but current MGC user documentation does not address the Cisco Catalyst 2900 XL. Refer to the Cisco Catalyst 2900 XL documentation for information about this switch.



Note A LAN switch is not provided with the Cisco MGC.


Supported Features

The features listed in Table 1 were inherited from earlier releases of the Cisco MGC Software, and are still supported in Release 9.3(1)T.

Table 1 Supported Features in Release 9.3(1)T 

Feature
Purpose

Long-distance service through both indirect and direct access

Replaces the need for traditional TDM equipment.

Support for domestic and international dialing plans

Provides scalable and flexible service.

Support for automatic number identification (ANI) authorization

Adds security and prevents fraudulent use of the network.

Support for simultaneous Voice and Dial Calls on same Media Gateway

Provides scalable and flexible service

Support for TDM Switching (Hairpinning)

Provides scalable and flexible service

Support for toll-free and 8XX numbers through the service control point (SCP)

Allows callers to use the free phone and premium services across the Tandem/Transit network.

Centralized element manager

Provides a method to configure and monitor the network.

ISUP PSTN interconnect with full COT support

Provides verification of the voice path.

Support for ISDN direct-access lines

Allows direct line access to the Cisco MGC.

Support for E-ISUP inter-MGC signaling

Provides scalable and flexible service.

Support for generic routing

Provides scalable and flexible service.

Support for MGCP 0.1

Allows the Cisco MGC to control media gateway connections.

Edge-to-edge security

Prevents fraudulent use of the network.

Support for carrier-grade quality of service (QoS)

Replaces the need for traditional TDM equipment.

Support for SS7-to-SS7, SS7-to-ISDN, SS7-to-Dial, SS7-to-SIP, SS7-to-H.323, ISDN -to-SIP, ISDN-to-H.323, and ISDN-to-ISDN call types

Provides scalable and flexible service.

Support for voice-band telephony

Provides scalable and flexible service.

Support for ISDN data calls

Provides scalable and flexible service.

Support for real-time fax relay and passthrough

Provides scalable and flexible service.

Support for Cisco media gateways

Protects investment in Cisco equipment.

Provides a reliable IP link between Cisco MGC and access servers with Reliable User Datagram Protocol (RUDP)

No single point of failure in connection between media gateways and the Cisco MGC.

Call detail records for PSTN billing

Meets carrier-grade PSTN requirements to migrate existing voice revenue streams to the packet environment and to create new voice service opportunities. Provides a CDR viewer to view billing records.

Facility associated signaling provided by the Cisco SLTs (T1/E1 WIC, optional with SS7)

Grooms off the bearer channels and then delivers them to the media gateway.

Delivers MTP-3 to the MGC host over IP.

High Availability platform

Established calls are maintained when there is a switchover from the active MGC host to its paired standby host.

Sun Solaris 8

Y2K compliant

Open computing platform

Support for 1000+ destination point codes (DPCs)

Support for up to six origination point codes (OPCs)

Supports 504 PRI D channels

Scales cost-effectively to central office size

Flexible and scalable

Quasi-associated or fully associated signaling

Ready for international markets.

Complete continuity check (two-wire and four-wire)

Meets interconnect requirements.

NEBS Level 3 compliant

Telco-ready.

Several simplex or high availability platform options

Cost-effective options.


Cisco MGC Management

Table 2 provides an overview of the management components of the Cisco MGC.

Table 2 Management Components of the Cisco MGC 

Management Component
Description

Cisco Voice Service Provisioning Tool (VSPT)

The Cisco VSPT is a configuration/provisioning tool for the Cisco PGW 2200 and controlled media gateways. You can use its facilities to create, copy, modify, and deploy the configuration for the Media Gateway Controller host.

Alarms

The Cisco MGC supports a comprehensive set of alarms (in accordance with ITU X.733):

Processing errors

QoS alarms

Equipment alarms

Communications alarms

Environment alarms

You can adjust the severity of alarms and thresholds to match your carrier's severity level definitions. You can also configure the system to generate real-time alarms to local or remote terminals. All alarms are written to a log file in an uncompressed format for easy retrieval.

PEG counts

You can obtain a variety of usage statistics from the Cisco MGC. The data is recorded real-time and written to a file. You can specify the statistics to be collected and the time intervals for collection and writing to file. Each PEG count record includes:

Start time

Duration

Measured value

Category

Element measured

Cisco MGC Node Manager (CMNM)

Cisco MNM is a network management tool that provides network management for the Cisco PGW 2200 that is beyond the provisioning functionality provided by the VSPT.


Switching Protocols Supported

The PGW 2200 supports the SS7 and ISDN PRI (ANSI, ITU, and ETSI).

Related Documentation

Before Installation

Before you install the Cisco MGC software, consult the following related documentation for information about hardware installation and system requirements:

The Overview Guide for your solution

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Hardware Installation Guide:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/hrdwrnst/index.htm

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Installation and Configuration Guide:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/swinstl/index.htm

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Media Gateway Controller:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/rcsi/index.htm

The Gateway Installation Guide for your solution

After Installation

After you install the Cisco MGC software, consult the following related documentation for information on configuring and provisioning your system:

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Provisioning Guide:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/prvgde/index.htm

The Provisioning Guide for your solution

The most recent patch set should be loaded. Patches can be found at the following url:

http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-voice.shtml

General Purpose Documents

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Operations, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting Guide http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/omts/index.htm

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Messages Reference Guide http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/errmsg/index.htm

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 MML Command Reference Guide http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/mmlref/index.htm

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Dial Plan Guide
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/dplan/index.htm

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Billing Interface Guide
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/mgc_mib/index.htm

Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Management Information Base Guide
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/mgc_mib/index.htm

Documentation Map

Installation Notes

This section contains information and procedures you can use to remove, upgrade, or install the Cisco MGC software. It also contains information about software patches.

Acquiring the Software

The Cisco MGC software is provided to customers on CD. Before installing the software, check the Solution release notes and the web for the most current patch level. If the information on the CD matches the information provided on the web and in the Solution release notes, the software and patch information can be installed directly from the CD.

Complete the following procedure to obtain software patches from CCO:


Step 1 From the Cisco Connection Online page, select the Software Center link(located under Service and Support).

The Technical Assistance Center page displays.

Step 2 From the Technical Assistance Center page, select the Voice Software link (located under Software Products and Downloads).

The Voice Software page displays.

Step 3 From the Voice Software page, select the Login option (located across the top of the page).

A login box displays.

Step 4 Enter your CCO user name and password then press OK.

After authentication the Voice Software page displays.

Step 5 Select the link for the desired software release. Software release links are located under the Cisco Media Gateway Controller heading.

Installing and Upgrading the Software


Warning Before upgrading from a current version of Software Release 9 to a higher level, you must verify software release version compatibility by contacting Cisco TAC (see Obtaining Technical Assistance) or your Cisco account representative. Software release version incompatibility may cause service disruption.



Warning Before upgrading, refer to the "New Version of Times Ten Database Software" (page 28).


If you are installing software Release 9.3(1)T for the first time, refer to the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Installation and Configuration Guide for instructions.


Note In the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Installation and Configuration Guide, observe the following change: In the "Configuring SNMP Support Resources" sections, SNMP MIB measurements are valid only on the active node. They are not replicated to the standby node.



Caution When upgrading a redundant system, verify that the pom.dataSync parameter (located in /opt/CiscoMGC/etc/XECfgParm.dat) is set to false to maintain calls and preserve your configuration.


Caution No validation is performed on the IDs you enter. If you enter an invalid ID, the utilities package does not add any accounts.


Tip If you have trouble installing the utilities package, make sure that you do not still have a transpath group in your group file (located in /etc).


Before installing the 9.3(1)T software, you must remove all packages and remnants of previous releases of Media Gateway Controller, VSC, or PGW 2200 software, including drivers and utilities, because of structural changes within the executables, libraries, operating system, and packaging. You should start with a fresh system.

Protocol Families

The following protocol families are available in Release 9.3(1)T:

Table 3 Protocol Families for Release 9.3(1)T 

Protocol Type
Protocol Family Number
Protocol Family Contents

Miscellaneous Protocols

01

BTNUP_BTNR167
BTNUP_IUP

02

IETF_DCS
IETF_SIP
MGCPCAS

SS7 Protocol Family

10

ANSISS7_92
ANSISS7_CLEAR
ANSISS7_MCI
ANSISS7_STANDARD
GR317
GR317_C1
GR317_NOTPTX

PRI Protocol Family

20

ATT_41459
ATT_41459_C2
BELL_1268
BELL_1268_C3
BELL_SGCP

21

ETS_300_102
ETS_300_102_C1
ETS_300_121
ETS_300_172
ETS_300_356

Q761 Version 1 Protocol Family

30

Q761_ARGENTINA
Q761_ARGENTINA_C2
Q761_AUSTRL
Q761_AUSTRL_C2
Q761_BASE
Q761_BELG_BCOM
Q761_BELG_ISUP_CUJO
Q761_BELG_MOBI

31

Q761_CHILE
Q761_CHINA
Q761_CHINA_MOB
Q761_DANISH
Q761_INDIA
Q761_JAPAN
Q761_KOREAN
Q761_NEWZEALAND

32

Q761_97VER_BASE
Q761_PERU
Q761_PORTUGAL
Q761_SIEMENS_MOBI
Q761_SINGAPORE
Q761_SINGAPORE_C2
Q761_TAIWAN
Q761_THAILAND

33

HKTA_2202
ISUPV1_POLI

Q761 Version 2 Protocol Family

40

ISUPV2_32DIG
ISUPV2_AUSTRIAN
ISUPV2_CZECH
ISUPV2_DUTCH
ISUPV2_FINNISH96
ISUPV2_FRENCH
ISUPV2_GERMAN
ISUPV2_JAPAN

41

ISUPV2_JAPAN_C2
ISUPV2_NORWEGIAN
ISUPV2_POLISH
ISUPV2_SPANISH
ISUPV2_SPANISH_C2
ISUPV2_SWISS
ISUPV2_SWISS_C2
ISUPV2_TOKYO

42

ISUPV2_VIETNAM

Q761 Version 3 Protocol Family

50

ISUPV3
ISUPV3_FRENCH
ISUPV3_UK
ISUPV3_UK_AXE10
ISUPV3_UK_AXE10_BTNETCHAT
ISUPV3_UK_BTNETCHAT

Q721 Protocol Family

60

Q721_BASE
Q721_BRAZILIAN
Q721_CHINA
Q721_FRENCH
Q721_PHILLIPINE

Q767 Protocol Family

70

Q767_BASE
Q767_BRAZIL
Q767_COLOMBIA
Q767_GUATEMALA Q767_INDONESIA
Q767_ITAL Q767_ITAL_INTERCONNECT Q767_MEXICAN

71

Q767_RUSS
Q767_SINGAPORE
Q767_SPAN
Q767_SWED
Q767_TELSTRA
Q767_TURKISH

Q931 Protocol Family

80

Q931
Q931_AUSTRALIA
Q931_SINGAPORE


Software Patches

Patches are located in the following directory:

/auto/nssu-release/PATCHES/9.3.1T


Note The protocol packaging has been improved so that you need only load and install protocols that you need. Previously, the entire protocol suite was packaged and delivered together.


With the improved packaging protocol:

The standard installation script allows you to specify which protocol set(s) are required on your platform.

Only packages containing the desired protocols are installed as part of the standard installation.

The same number of packages available with the initial release still exists; however, they have a new nomenclature that is required to support patching later in the release life cycle and you have the option to install only the packages containing required protocols.

The protocol packages are labeled CSCOnnvvv:

nn—indicates the specific protocols you need for your environment

vvv—indicates the version level of the patch

For example, at the time of the release you are given protocol patch CSCO01000.pkg. The 01 indicates a specific protocol applicable to your environment; 000 indicates the revision level. The next time a set of protocol patches are built, the 000 is incremented by 1 (001).


Note You must always install the 00 protocol package when upgrading a protocol patch level. If the 00 protocol package is not installed, the upgrade attempt fails. The Protocol file missing alarm displays.


Use the patch script (new shell script provided with the standard installation)located in your /opt/SW directory (created during the initial base software installation) to confirm which patch packages you need to install (using the patch status command), and then copy these packages into your local directory (/opt/SW)from the release directory where you can use the script to install the patches.

The installation script requires one of the following options:

Option 1—patch status retrieves the status of the system. Use this option to determine which set of protocol packages are currently installed on your system. The installed protocol packages are required (must be downloaded) to update the software. The exception is if you need a new protocol that was not previously delivered. In this case, you need to download an extra package (the package that the new protocol is delivered in).

Option 2—patch all automatically searches the local directory (/opt/SW) and the installed system to determine the most recent available patch and automatically updates the system with that patch level. This applies to protocol and system patches. All uninstall and install activities are handled by the script. The command for this is:patch all. The all command does not require a second argument.

Option 3—patch system [latest |<alternate patch number>] specifies the exact patch level for system patches you choose to install on the system. You can specify any available patch level to be installed. All uninstall and install activities are handled by this script. This option requires one of the following arguments:

latest —installs the most recently downloaded patch. This argument should be used with the system and protocol commands used in options 3 and 4.

<number> —indicates the patch number <vvv> that you want to install. This argument should be used with the system and protocol commands used in options 3 and 4.

Option 4—patch protocol [latest |<alternate patch number>] specifies the exact patch level for protocol patches you choose to install on the system. You can specify any available patch level to be installed. All uninstall and install activities are handled by this script. This option requires one of the following arguments:

latest —installs the most recently downloaded patch. This argument should be used with the system and protocol commands used in options 3 and 4.

<number> —indicates the patch number <vvv> that you want to install. This argument should be used with the system and protocol commands used in options 3 and 4.

The following is sample output of option 2, patch all which automatically searches the local directory and the installed system to determine the most recent available patch located in /opt/SW (protocol and system) and automatically updates the system with that patch level.

va-butterfly:104> patch all
The following patches are about to be removed from your system:
CSCO00018
CSCO01018
CSCO02018
CSCO10018
CSCO20018
CSCO21018
CSCO30018
CSCO31018
CSCO32018
CSCO33018
CSCO40018
CSCO41018
CSCO50018
CSCO60018
CSCO70018
CSCO71018
CSCO80018
CSCOgs017
The following patches are about to be added to your system from the local directory:
The following patch(es) are about to be added to your system from the local directory:
CSCO00018.pkg
CSCO01018.pkg
CSCO02018.pkg
CSCO10018.pkg
CSCO20018.pkg
CSCO21018.pkg
CSCO30018.pkg
CSCO31018.pkg
CSCO32018.pkg
CSCO33018.pkg
CSCO40018.pkg
CSCO41018.pkg
CSCO50018.pkg
CSCO60018.pkg
CSCO70018.pkg
CSCO71018.pkg
CSCO80018.pkg
CSCOgs017.pkg

Are you sure this add/remove scenario is correct?  [y] [y,n,?,q] 

Before Installing a Patch

Before installing a patch, you must shut down the Cisco MGC application, because the affected programs are part of the running system. To ensure that the MGC application has been shut down, execute the following command:

# /etc/init.d/CiscoMGC stop

After the Cisco MGC has been shut down, verify the currently installed software load to ensure that the patch being installed is both compatible with and meant for the software currently installed. You can verify this using the following command:

# sudo pkgparam CSCOgu000

After shutting down the Cisco MGC and verifying the software load, you can proceed with the installation.

System Level Equivalency

Table 4 provides the system level equivalency for each protocol patch. For example, after installing CSCOnn003, release 9.3(1)T is equivalent to release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp014 (contains all patches and features included in release 9.2(2) up to patch CSCOgp014).

Table 4 System Level Equivalencies for Protocol Patches 

Patch Number
System Level Equivalency

CSCOnn010

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010

CSCOnn009

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010

CSCOnn008

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010

CSCOnn007

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010

CSCOnn006

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010

CSCOnn005

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010

CSCOnn004

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010

CSCOnn003

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010

CSCOnn002

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010

CSCOnn001

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgp010


Table 5 provides the system level equivalency for each system patch. For example, after installing CSCOgs003, release 9.3(1)T is equivalent to release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009 (contains all patches and features included in release 9.2(2) up to patch CSCOgs009).

Table 5 System Level Equivalencies for System Patches 

Patch Number
System Level Equivalency

CSCOgs011

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs010

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs009

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs008

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs007

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs006

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs005

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs004

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs003

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs002

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009

CSCOgs001

Release 9.2(2) patch level CSCOgs009


Patch Test Combinations

Table 6 provides a list of the patch combinations that were used when testing. Use this list to determine which protocol and system patches should be installed before you run the MGC software. It does not matter which patch (protocol or software) is installed first.

Table 6 Patch Test Combinations

Protocol Patch
System Patch

CSCOnn010

CSCOgs011

CSCOnn009

CSCOgs010

CSCOnn009

CSCOgs009

CSCOnn008

CSCOgs008

CSCOnn007

CSCOgs006

CSCOnn006

CSCOgs007

CSCOnn006

CSCOgs006

CSCOnn005

CSCOgs005

CSCOnn004

CSCOgs004

CSCOnn003

CSCOgs003

CSCOnn002

CSCOgs002

CSCOnn001

CSCOgs001


CSCOnn010

Protocol patch CSCOnn010 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCuk39952

2

mdl-itu-ss7

Unresponded txd CGB followed by RSC cause locked CIC.

CSCdz59461

3

mdl-q761

CIC gets stuck on PGW upon glare condition.


This patch provides updates to:

Q761 Protocol Suite

Q767 Protocol Suite

Additional information:

Patch CSCOnn009 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOnn010. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOnn009

Protocol patch CSCOnn009 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdz36203

3

mdl-callctrl

Spontaneous switchover in PGW during Re-routing fo the call.


This patch provides updates to lcm.

Additional information:

Patch CSCOnn008 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOnn009. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOnn008

Protocol patch CSCOnn008 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdy84039

2

mdl-analysis

Incoming prefix number not removed.

CSCdy85304

3

mdl-callctrl

ITU-CIC-Selection (glare).

CSCdz14122

3

mdl-callctrl

Incorrect Handling of CallCutoffTimer in Standby PGW.

CSCdy84019

3

mdl-cdr

Nature Of Address Information is not checkpointed.

CSCdy85271

3

mdl-cdr

TAG 4106 FirstREL_TM is missing on CDR.


This patch provides updates to all protocols.

Additional information:

Patch CSCOnn007 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOnn008. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOnn007

Protocol patch CSCOnn007 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCuk38086

2

mdl-callctrl

NAS pkg calls fail to connect using overlap on T7 timer expiry.

CSCdy84824

3

mdl-q761

MGCP cannot be deleted - Rel not sent - CIC stuck.


This patch provides updates to lcm.

Additional information:

Patch CSCOnn006 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOnn007. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOnn006

Protocol patch CSCOnn006 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdy50754

2

mdl-analysis

Use of dw2=99 negates any B-number digmodstring with patch gs9/nn009.

CSCdy50757

2

mdl-eisup

32 digit calling and called numbers are not going through EISUP.

CSCdy59912

2

protocol

Overdecadic digit support is missing for ISUPV2_SPANISH.

CSCuk36180

3

mdl-analysis

Route-Retry Redirection fails to modify Called Party Number in IAM.

CSCdy50563

3

mdl-callctrl

VSC should send endpoint level DLCX when a 515 error response rcvd.

CSCdy50765

3

mdl-cdr

CDR has wrong NOA when call goes through EISUP.

CSCuk37236

3

mdl-q767

Timer T7 expiry should have rel cause value 41 in ISUP variant.

CSCdy33093

6

other

NOA, Cause14, 32 Dig,Overdecadic for Spain (Telefonica/Spanish).


This patch provides updates to all protocols.

Additional information:

Patch CSCOnn005 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOnn006. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOnn005

Protocol patch CSCOnn005 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCuk36770

1

mdl-callctrl

PGW to HSI call clears when Gateway notifies PGW of DTMF digit.

CSCdy36867

2

mdl-callctrl

MGCP Dial call fails when ST digit is received in SAM.

CSCdy37909

2

mdl-callctrl

PGW Fails to clear originating AAL2 SVC call.

CSCdy45102

2

mdl-callctrl

Hung calls.

CSCuk36892

2

mdl-callctrl

ST:B digit modification does not work with MGCP DIAL.

CSCdx70846

2

mdl-in

INAP Prepaid: PGW fails to send END msg when engine mem reduction=1.

CSCdx82904

3

mdl-callctrl

INAP Prepaid: No credit available. PGW rejects continue msg from SCP.

CSCdy31804

3

mdl-q761

Q761_BELG not supporting overdecadics digits on 9.3(1)T.

CSCdy31763

3

mdl-q767

PGW not generating/passing REL-14 for Q767_ITAL and Q767_ITAL_C2.

CSCdy47864

3

mdl-q767

T9 not read from trunk group properties.

CSCdy47875

3

mdl-q767

CPG does not complete last leg of Q761-to-EISUP-to-Q767 call.


This patch provides updates to the Q767 protocol suite.

Additional information:

Patch CSCOnn004 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOnn005. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOnn004

Protocol patch CSCOnn004 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdy13891

2

mdl-connctrl

EISUP-PRI calls fail when DTMF and Detect Fax tone is set on PGW.

CSCdx70841

3

mdl-callctrl

INAP Prepaid: New alarms not generated.

CSCdx95599

3

mdl-cdr

CDB 1060 sometimes contains information redundant with 1010.

CSCdx78840

3

mdl-connctrl

Extra MDCX sent by MDL for incoming COT call.


This patch provides updates to all protocols.

Additional information:

Patch CSCOnn003 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOnn004. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOnn003

Protocol patch CSCOnn003 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCuk35982

1

mdl-connctrl

All calls fail on answer from PGW to HSI.


This patch provides updates to the LEG_CONTROLLER[mdo/so].

Additional information:

Patch CSCOnn002 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOnn003. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOnn002

Protocol patch CSCOnn002 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdx86010

1

mdl-ni2

PGW does status query for IS call to gateway after switchover.

CSCdy00950

1

mdl-callctrl

MUTE CALL (mute and released calls after linked dialplan).

CSCuk35769

1

mdl-connctrl

All calls fail on answer from HSI to PGW.

CSCuk34826

1

mdl-eisup

Calls from HSI to PGW via 2 EISUP links have no speech path.

CSCdx36677

2

mdl-connctrl

PGW2200 MGCP ATM extensions unusable starting in Release 9.

CSCdx72617

2

mdl-cdr

INAP prepaid:New CDR tag 4079 is not populated in CDBs.

CSCdy06463

2

mdl-connctrl

Fax tone detect TG prop causes all H.323 calls to fail.

CSCdx72981

3

mdl

Kill-call and CDR problems [Want write TimeStamp according to XECfg].

CSCdx84758

3

mdl-cdr

Release missing in CDR if stp-call used.


Additional information:

Patch CSCOnn001 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOnn002. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOnn001

Protocol patch CSCOnn001 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdx77263

2

mdl-callctrl

Incorrect SDP information sent in CRCX for outbound COT.

CSCdx78530

2

mdl-callctrl

INAP prepaid:S:rg not sent via mgcp to GW to send tone.

CSCdx70282

2

mdl-in

INAP prepaid:Generic TCAP trigger timer must be disabled 4 pp call.

CSCdx85928

3

mdl

IAM will not unblock a remotely blocked circuit in Q767.

CSCdx82357

3

mdl-analysis

INAP prepaid:trigger.dat needs changing for TCAP body type in ACRs.

CSCdx78543

3

mdl-callctrl

INAP prepaid:trigger.dat RA 17 field 3 should be 17.

CSCdx78822

3

mdl-callctrl

INAP prepaid:ACR+Timexpired should be sent when morecredit not read.

CSCdx82302

3

sccp-tcap

INAP prepaid:Some INAP tags contain incorrectly formatted parameter tags.


Additional information:

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOgs011

System patch CSCOgs011 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdz48207

3

engine

Error incorrectly printed in platform log is misleading.

CSCdz54291

3

engine

PGW - crash after switch over.

CSCdz57344

3

engine

Engine cannot free up bearChan after receiving channel mgmt calls.

CSCdz68258

3

engine

Add Call duration in Suspected mute call log in PGW.

CSCdz63496

3

iocceisup

EISUP hog CPU.

CSCdz35922

3

provision

Deleted CONDRTE name still appears in prov-exp.

CSCdz67508

3

provision

MGC-01 case mismatch in master and slave after prov-dply.


This patch provides updates to the following:

libpom.so

libpolfiles.so

libpolroute.so

libda.so

libpolnuman.so

libpolcomp.so

libcmg.so

libcxn.so

libeng.so

EISUP

ISDNL3

mml

pom

Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs010 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs011. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

For information on provisioning restrictions imposed while upgrading to patches that support the Seamless Upgrade feature, refer to Seamless Upgrade under the New Features section.

CSCOgs010

System patch CSCOgs010 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdz43424

3

engine

Do not allow dynamic deletion of Trunk with active call.

CSCdz37190

3

iocceisup

EISUP hog CPU.

CSCdz46120

3

procm

PGW OOS due to IPLINK de-provision.

CSCdz39233

4

engine

Need more debug info for mute call.


This patch provides updates to the following:

libcxn.so

EISUP

ISDNL3

procM

librmg.so

Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs009 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs010. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

For information on provisioning restrictions imposed while upgrading to patches that support the Seamless Upgrade feature, refer to Seamless Upgrade under the New Features section.

CSCOgs009

System patch CSCOgs009 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdz36200

3

engine

Incorrect clear cause.


This patch provides updates to the following:

libcmg.so

libeng.so

Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs008 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs009. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

For information on provisioning restrictions imposed while upgrading to patches that support the Seamless Upgrade feature, refer to Seamless Upgrade under the New Features section.

CSCOgs008

System patch CSCOgs008 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdy50801

3

engine

Incorrect release cause code in CDR record.

CSCdy84024

3

engine

Need to print out error log if mute call is detected.

CSCdy69352

3

iocceisup

EISUP link not function correctly after migrating 9.2(2) to 9.3(1)T.

CSCuk37532

3

mdl-in

INAP prepaid:Incorrect table entry for MR 20 (msg should be ENd (3))

CSCdz14249

3

measm

Meas Mgr counts duplicate measurements against max limit.

CSCdy84029

4

ioccxgcp

MGCP Retry message in platform.log should be printed at all levels.


This patch provides updates to all libraries and binaries.

Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs007 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs008. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

For information on provisioning restrictions imposed while upgrading to patches that support the Seamless Upgrade feature, refer to Seamless Upgrade under the New Features section.

CSCOgs007

System patch CSCOgs007 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdy62704

2

engine-sj

Calls are not checkpointed with standby running 9.1(5).

CSCuk37836

3

sccp-tcap

SSN is seen IS but PGW has not sent SST message SCP SSN is not IS.


This patch provides updates to the following:

libcxn.so

librmg.so

libeng.so

libcmg.so

TCAP

Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs006 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs007. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

Applying this patch causes a service outage. Replication will not occur between a platform that has the patch installed and a platform that does not have the patch installed.

For information on provisioning restrictions imposed while upgrading to patches that support the Seamless Upgrade feature, refer to Seamless Upgrade under the New Features section.

CSCOgs006

System patch CSCOgs006 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdy63752

1

mml

Unable to prov more than 32 links error msg with valid batch file.

CSCuk36683

2

engine

ST: PGW responds to NTFY from 5350 with 400 Transient Error.

CSCdy50773

2

engine

SC cored when doing manual switchover.

CSCdy50778

2

engine

Core dump, while not able to export dialplans.

CSCdy50784

2

replicator

Active calls are ramdomly dropped when testing failover sc2200.

CSCdy68993

2

ioccxgcp

PROT_ERR_XGCP_BLD_CVID in platform.log.

CSCdy50790

3

engine

COT_FAIL CIC stuck indefinitely upon failover.

CSCdy50801

3

mdl-cdr

Incorrect release cause code in CDR record.

CSCdy50808

3

iocm

OFF_DUTY state of MGCP/IP-LNK does not match between ACTIVE & STANDBY.

CSCdy50814

3

mml

MML core dumps on prov-export.

CSCdy50379

6

engine

Seamless upgrade support.


This patch provides updates to the following:

libpom.so

libpxelog.so

libpolnuman.so

libpolroute.so

libpolfiles.so

libcxn.so

librmg.so

libeng.so

libcmg.so

pom

replicator

sagt

ioChanMgr

mml

mmSAgt

foverd

Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs005 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs006. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOgs005

System patch CSCOgs005 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdx94748

2

flovr

Switchover takes too long when active process crashes.

CSCdy30965

3

iocm

Setting of EISUP-links leads to mismatch status on EISUP-DEST.


This patch provides updates to the following:

libxe.so

TCAP

ioChanMgr

engine.no_smartalloc

engine.smartalloc

Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs004 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs005. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOgs004

System patch CSCOgs004 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdx72956

2

engine

MGCPDIAL_AUTH_TIMER not armed when PGW fails over.

CSCdy24062

3

other

Software Inventory Control program cannot find MGC files.

CSCdy14388

3

other

Software Inventory Control does not handle Solaris patches properly.

CSCdx74306

6

other

NOA Cause14 32 Digit and Overdecadic for Spain/Italy/Belgium featurette.


This patch provides updates to the following:

chk_inv

replicator

libcmg.so

libcxn.so

libeng.so

librmg.sochk_inv

replicator

libcmg.so

libcxn.so

libeng.so

librmg.so

Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs003 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs004. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCdy14388—The Software Inventory Control feature has been modified to be less restrictive on the Solaris patches.

Patches that are installed but not in the input patch list or in the input patch list but not installed are treated as warnings—they may or may not cause problems for the MGC Software.

Patches that are installed but have a version number different from the version number in the input patch list are reported as errors.

Warning messages are only displayed if the verbose option (-v) is set.

The Software Inventory Control feature requires the Solaris patch cluster version 2.0(4) or higher due to changes in the input data files.

CSCOgs003

System patch CSCOgs003 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdy06579

3

mdl-tools

Statically linked MDL programs fail with most recent libc.so.


This patch provides updates to the following:

sim

ca

Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs002 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs003. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOgs002

System patch CSCOgs002 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdx91385

1

ioccxgcp

Reload RSIP doesnt recover BLK=GATEWAY CICs in PGW.

CSCdx84544

2

pxelogger

Not able to execute mml commands after running load test for 12 hours.

CSCdx91374

2

engine

VSC releases CICs prior to receive GRA or CGUA.

CSCdx91387

2

engine

GRS not acked after HW failure.

CSCdx93662

2

flovr

Crashing process can loop indefintely.


Additional information:

Patch CSCOgs001 is superseded by the fixes provided in patch CSCOgs002. The superseded patch is removed when using the patch utility script to install a newer version of the patch.

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

CSCOgs001

System patch CSCOgs001 resolves the following DDTS tickets:

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdx69182

2

engine

Checkpointing is not happening correctly when call is in progress.

CSCdx78344

2

engine

ExtNode type from extNodes.dat not being dynamically re-configured.

CSCdx78381

3

provision

Result Name in Empty Cause Value Parameter.

CSCdx64128

3

sccp-tcap

Prepaid INAP calls are not released after fail-over.

CSCdx82312

3

sccp-tcap

INAP prepaid:ACReports enclose Call Results in Universal Seq Tag.

CSCdx82364

3

sccp-tcap

INAP prepaid:TCAP defaults received DestID to 2 octs when tx TC-CONT.


Additional information:

Refer to the Patch Test Combinations section of this document to determine which protocol and system patches are needed.

New Features in This Release

Seamless Upgrade

The Seamless Upgrade feature has been incorporated in release 9.3(2). To support seamless upgrade from earlier releases to 9.3(2), software changes have been installed using patches. For release 9.3(1)T, you must have a patch level greater than or equal to CSCOgs006.


Caution When upgrading the PGW 2200 platform from a patch level which does not support Seamless Upgrade to a patch level which does support seamless upgrade, the pom.dataSync parameter (located in XECfgParm.dat) must be set to false. If this parameter is not set to false, the standby system will not transition to the standby state; instead it will remain OOS.


Note Provisioning is not supported when the system is run on mismatched patches (one PGW node has a pre-Seamless Upgrade patch level and its peer has a Seamless Upgrade supported patch).



Note When both PGW 2200 nodes have been upgraded to a Seamless Upgrade supported patch level, normal provisioning can be done.


The following mml commands should not be used if one PGW 2200 node has a pre-Seamless Upgrade patch level and its peer has a Seamless Upgrade supported patch:

prov-sta

prov-cpy

prov-dply

prov-sync


Note The latest version of a patch is always required. Refer to CCO to determine the latest patch version available.


NOA, Cause14, 32 Digit Support for Sweden

This featurette implements the following features:

Mapping and generation of country specific NOA values for ported calls

Mapping of cause 14 for QoR

Support for 32 Digits

NOA, Cause14, 32 Digit, and Overdecadic for Spain, Italy, and Belgium

This featurette (CSCdx74306) implements the following features on three ITU protocols (Spanish, Italian, and Belgium ISUP):

Mapping and generation of country specific NOA values for ported calls

Italy=1, Belgium=2, Spain=126

Mapping of cause 14 for QoR

Support for 32 Digits and Overdecadic

New Version of Times Ten Database Software


Note If you are migrating from MGC software Release 9.1(5), the requirement to migrate the Times Ten Database information was fulfilled during the 9.1(5) installation and no longer applies when installing this release.


If you are migrating from a MGC software release prior to 9.1(5), prior to uninstalling the previous release of the MGC software, you must run the following command:

/opt/TimesTen32/32/bin/ttMigrate -c DSN=howdydb /opt/CiscoMGC/etc/migrate.ttdb

If you do not run the migrate command before uninstalling the previous release, the following message displays when you install the new release:

A backup file was found for the database, but no migration file.

A migration file is required before you can upgrade to the latest release of Times Ten. If the previous message displays, complete one of the following procedures.

Option 1


Step 1 Reinstall the previous release of the MGC and run the following command:

/opt/TimesTen32/32/bin/ttMigrate -c DSN=howdydb /opt/CiscoMGC/etc/migrate.ttdb

Step 2 Uninstall the previous release.

Step 3 Reinstall the software.


Option 2


Step 1 If you do not want to save the data from the previous release, remove the file:

/opt/CiscoMGC/etc/export.ttdb

Step 2 Reinstall the software.



Note After upgrading the software on both machines, run the setup_replication.sh script on the standby MGC.


Solaris 8 Run Time Environment

Release 9.3(1)T can only be installed on a platform loaded with the Solaris 8 operating system using a clean installation or upgrade procedure.

Protocol File Rename

This featurette (CSCdv65596) renames existing protocols (removes customer names) using a generic naming scheme.

Advice Of Charge Support for India ISUP

This featurette (CSCdv77879) implements Advice of Charge (AOC) for India ISUP. It:

generates a charge message with a charge band number and sends it to a preceding exchange—passes the charge message generated by the terminating switch back to the originating switch.

passes a charge message from a succeeding exchange to a preceding exchange—generates the charge message and sends it to the originating switch.

Requests are passed using generic transparency descriptor (GTD) support. GTD transports ISUP messages and parameters, using a generic format, between the ingress and egress PGW 2200S in signaling mode.

The following criteria is used in the design and implementation of this featurette:

The outgoing destination is equivalent to the called party number (CDPN) or B-number.

The incoming trunk category (group) is determined by the customer group ID, which in turn determines the dial plan.

The resulting dial plan is used to perform the B-number analysis in order to determine the charge band number (CHBN).

The CHBN is not calculated based on the time of day and type of day, it is a provisioned value in the dial plan.

In order for the PGW2200 to act as a charge determination point (CDP), the existing AOC enabled/disabled property has to be enabled.

The pass on capability of the received CRG message by the PGW2200 to the preceding exchange requires that the ISUP transparency disabled property be false or have a value of zero (0).

Provisioning of Dual CLI

This featurette (CSCdw72061) provides PC-to-phone capabilities from Microsoft XP SIP Clients and enables you to populate Dual CLI fields in an outgoing IAM message. Both CLIs are fixed values for all SIP clients and overwrite any CLI information received in the SIP invite message.

This featurette adds two new trunk group parameters, Default Presentation CLI and Presentation CLI APRI Handling and support for populating the generic number CLI in transmitted IAM messages for UK-ISUP with the presentation CLI .

Default Presentation CLI—Numeric string affecting calls ingressing on a designated trunk group.

Presentation CLI APRI Handling— Valid values are:

Match Network CLI—Causes the restriction indicator on the presentation CLI to duplicate the value for the Network CLI.

Always Present—Causes the restriction indicator to always be set to Present regardless of the Network CLI setting. This parameter is applicable to the egress trunk group (UK-ISUP in this case).

Software Inventory Control

This featurette (CSCdw11922) detects incompatible software versions residing on test systems in the various Cisco testing facilities. Each software release provides a file containing checksum information for all the libraries and executables being installed. The Software Inventory Control utility generates checksums on the production system then compares those checksums with the values in the installation master file. A discrepancy indicates that the software on the box does not match the software that was originally installed.


Note This featurette does not identify the source of a problem or the correct software to install. It does indicate if a problem exists prior to the testing of incompatible software.



Caution The Software Inventory Control feature uses a 32-bit CRC to calculate checksums. A 32-bit CRC can give over 4 billion possible CRC values (2 32 or 4,294,967,296). With so many CRC values it is possible for two different pieces of data to have the same CRC.

Software Inventory Control Feature Modification

The Software Inventory Control feature has been modified (CSCdy14388) to be less restrictive on the Solaris patches.

Patches that are installed but not in the input patch list or in the input patch list but not installed are treated as warnings—they may or may not cause problems for the MGC Software.

Patches that are installed but have a version number different from the version number in the input patch list are reported as errors.

Warning messages are only displayed if the verbose option (-v) is set.


Note The Software Inventory Control feature requires the Solaris patch cluster version 2.0(4) or higher due to changes in the input data files.


Route and Advance and Redirection on Cause Code

This featurette (CSCdv89959) provides the PGW with the capability to support route advance (redirection) as a result of cause analysis. Cause analysis is provoked when a release message is received from the gatekeeper or subsequent TDM switch that supplies a specific reason to invoke analysis.

It invokes a trunk group or route advance (backward indication/request for redirection) when a call enters a cause analysis (the previous call attempt failed). If the previous call failure returns a new destination number (redirection number or new CdPN), the new number is used in analysis to determine a new destination (return to analysis result type is encountered).

Circuit Reservation

This featurette (CSCdw60619) provides the capability to reserve a percentage of the trunks in a trunk group for incoming calls. When the specified percentage is reached any new outgoing traffic that would normally be routed to the trunk group is routed to the next available alternate trunk group.

The engine.CircuitReservation parameter is used to turn the circuit reservation function on and off. It has two values: true and false. The default value is false. This featurette is dynamically reconfigurable.

MGCP Controlled TDM Switching (Hairpinning)

This featurette enables the PGW 2200 to initiate TDM switching (also referred to as TDM hairpinning).

Previously, calls that ingressed and subsequently egressed using the same MGW engaged two DSP's in the signal path. This featurette removes the DSP's from the circuit when a call's ingress and egress point is on the same MGW. It requires that the PGW 2200 signal via MGCP using the Local Connection Option (L) Network Type (nt) LOCAL value when a call ingresses and subsequently egresses via trunk groups existing on the same MGW.

MGCP NAS Package

This feature adds support for the Network Access Server (NAS) Package for Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) on the Cisco AS5350, Cisco AS5400, and Cisco AS5850 universal gateways (ITU specification location: http://www.ietf.cnri.reston.va.us/internet-drafts/draft-foster-mgcp-nas-03.txt). With this implementation, data calls can be terminated on a trunking media gateway that is serving as a NAS.

These capabilities are enabled by the universal port functionality of the Cisco AS5350, Cisco AS5400, and Cisco AS5850, which allows these platforms to operate simultaneously as network access servers and voice gateways to deliver universal services on any port at any time. These universal services include dial access, real-time voice and fax, and wireless data access.

The MGCP NAS package implements signals and events to create, modify, and tear down data calls. The events include signaling the arrival of an outbound call (IP to Public Switched Telephone Network [PSTN]) to the media gateway controller (call agent), reporting carrier loss and call authorization status, and receiving callback requests. The following types of calls can be terminated as data calls:

Data within the voice band (analog modem)

ISDN data (digital modem)

Data over voice when using a call agent that recognizes this call type and delivers these calls as digital data to the NAS

The NAS package provides support for all dial-in services, including the following:

Virtual Private Network (VPN) with Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)

Scalable Multichassis Multilink PPP (MMP) across multiple channels

MGCP 0.1

Call preauthentication with MGCP dial calls

INAP for PrePaid Services

This featurette (CSCdw28224) implements an IN interface that supports prepaid calling services on the PGW 2200. You can preselect a carrier or manually insert a Carrier Access Code (calling party) when dialing the destination. This service is combined with a prepaid accounting function to ensure effective and efficient revenue collection.


Note The PGW does not have the capability to preserve IN transactions after failover of the platform. PGW aborts all IN transactions after failover. IN calls in answer state are released either immediately after failover or are carried on until the normal call clearing procedures release them.


The engine.RelINAPCallsAfterSWOver parameter defines the treatment of INAP calls in answer state after platform switchover. This parameter is used for calls that require INAP interaction even after the answer state. Currently, this parameter is used only for Prepaid INAP calls.

Valid values for the engine.RelINAPCallsAfterSWOver parameter are:

True—Release all the INAP calls after switchover

False—Do not release INAP calls after switchover

The default setting for this parameter is true.

If the engine.RelINAPCallsAfterSWOver parameter is set to True, the PGW releases all calls immediately. If the value is set to False, the PGW does not take any action for the INAP prepaid calls; the calls are treated as normal POTS calls.

Support for IRI/ORI in Q.767

A new .mdo file, Q767_SINGAPORE.mdo, has been created to support the Q767 Singapore IRI/ORI featurette (CSCdv77873).

Mandatory CLI Over Trunk Group

This featurette (CSCdw43415) causes the PGW 2200 and gateways to generate an Information Request (INR) back to the preceding switch to request the Calling Line ID (CLI) if it is not received on a particular incoming trunk group (TKG). The INR can be sent by an exchange while the call is in progress to request additional information from another exchange, for example, PGW 2200 back to the PSTN switch.

The preceding switch (from PSTN switch back to the PGW 2200) responds with an INF, or information message, and provides additional information back to the original requesting switch (the PGW 2200). One of the optional parameters returned in the INF is the calling party number, which is what is required as the CLI.

The INR query must only be sent if the Trunk Group on the route server has been configured to request a calling number if it is missing. If the calling number is not returned in the INF or a if INF is not returned then the call may be released, routed to an announcement or continued normally based on Trunk Group configuration.


Note When using this featurette, the existing clipess property on the PGW 2200 must be set to 0 (disable) for the sigpath.


Invite Without Session Description Protocol

This featurette provides the following SIP enhancements:

Support for Invite (or re-invite) without Session Description Protocol (SDP). Includes accepting the SDP in a subsequent 200 OK or ACK message. This feature allows a B2BUA connected to a PGW 2200 to originate and transfer calls to support features such as click to dial.

Support for Serial 18x response with or without SDP. The PGW 2200 can interwork with a B2BUA executing call forward no answer from devices that require remote ringback to devices that support local ringback or announcements.

Support for 302 response with a contact (first SIP URL) having a SIP URL other than the PGW domain name. The PGW issues a new invite to the SIP URL without going through number analysis.


Note The Session Description Protocol is used to pass information between the Media Gateways so they know how to talk to each other.


BTNUP 3.1 KHz Custom Configuration

This featurette (CSCdx05822) extends the function of the existing defaultBC property to include BTNUP-based trunk groups. The property can be set to SPEECH or 3_1_KHZ. The default setting is SPEECH.

If the property is set to 3_1_KHZ, PGW converts the outgoing ISDN 3.1KHz (CAT3) call over the BTNUP TrunkGroup to ISDN speech (CAT2) call. This property has no impact on outgoing ISDN data (CAT1) and speech (CAT2) calls over the BTNUP TrunkGroup.

LNP Enhancements to Q.761_Portugal Protocol

This featurette (CSCdx21249) adds enhancements required to certify the PGW 2200 for PTT interconnect using the Portuguese ISUP variant in the Media Gateway Controller (MGC) code. The enhancements are:

Support for Overdecadic Digits—if a number is ported, the SCP provides a prefix that must be passed outbound to the PTT to allow the correct OLO to receive the call for the subscriber. The format of the prefix to send to the PTT is DXXXYYY<called party number>. The overdecadic D is sent in front of the number. As a requirement, the PGW must support all overdecadic digits (A-F) in Q761_Portugal protocol.

Mapping of Cause Value 14 in Portugal—switches must act on or generate external cause 14 releases to pass interconnect. The PGW must map external cause 14 releases to an internal release cause code. The PGW must support number portability when operating as an originating switch, transit switch, recipient switch, or donor switch supporting the following scenarios:

PGW is the Transit Switch and receives a cause 14 from a donor switch. PGW passes the cause 14 to the originating switch which performs the LNP lookup

PGW is the Donor Switch and after recognizing the number has been ported, generates a cause 14 and passes the cause 14 to the originating switch witch performs the destination LNP lookup.

PGW is the Originating Switch and receives a cause 14 from a donor switch. PGW performs the destination LNP lookup.

PGW is the Recipient Switch and routes the ported call.

Do Not Reject Calls if ACM Contains Multiple PCI (parameter compatibility indicators) Option—currently, the PGW either fails the call with a cause 95 or completes the call but sends CFN messages. The PGW cannot fail calls if the ACM contains multiple options (multiple PCI parameters). As a requirement, because the PCI is not a repeatable parameter, the PGW should act on the first PCI parameter, and ignore the subsequent parameters. This applies to all messages that contain PCI parameters.

New Shared Memory Segment

The /etc/system file has been updated to support an upgrade to the Times Ten packaging. The update causes the install to prompt you for a reboot the first time the software release is installed.

36 GB Disk Drive Upgrade

This featurette enables you to upgrade your system from a 18 GB to a 36 GB disk drive. This patch should only be installed if you want to use a 36 GB disk drive.

This featurette provides changes to the following packages:

Log and Spool Package (CSCOh005) — This package is used by both Solaris 8 and Solaris 2.6 based MGC platforms to partition the second disk and mount it on the file system at /opt/CiscoMGC/var/log and /opt/CiscoMGC/var/spool. The following modifications were made to package CSCOh005:

CSCOh005 has been modified to work with arbitrary disk sizes.

A check has been added to ensure that DiskSuite is not using a second disk. If a second disk is used, the installation aborts and you are prompted to disable DiskSuite's use of the second disk. This allows you (if using a Cisco configured system) to use the Log and Spool Package to increase the usable disk space.

User prompts have been added for the mount points of the two partitions being created. This allows you to use the second disk when the base directory of the MGC software is changed. The default is the current hard coded values /opt/CiscoMGC/var/log and /opt/CiscoMGC/var/spool. This also allows you to change the default base directory during the MGC application installation.

The ration this package uses to divide up the second disk between the log and spool directories has been changed. Currently each directory gets 50%. This has been changed to use 40% of the disk for the log directory and 60% for the spool directory. This provides more room for CDRs.

CSCOh006—Veritas Volume Manager 2.6 Package— This package installs version 2.6 of theVeritas Volume Manager software on Solaris 2.6 based MGCs. It does not contain disk size dependencies.

CSCOh000—Veritas Volume Manager 3.1 Package— This package installs version 3.1 of the Veritas Volume Manager software on Solaris 2.6 based MGCs. It does not contain disk size dependencies.

Solaris 8 Operating System Installation — The Solaris 8 and Solstice DiskSuite installation instructions have been modified to include the following:

Added partition table for 36G disk drive for PGW host platform.

Added partition table for 36G disk drive for BAMS platform (first and second disk).

Added partition table for 36G disk drive for HSI platform (with input from HSI team).

Modified the upgrade procedure to indicate when to replace hard drives if replacing disks at the same time as OS and MGC application.

Added upgrade procedure for replacing hard drives without upgrading OS and MGC application.

Added a section explaining how to uninstall DiskSuite or disable its use of the second disk. This allows the second disk to be used for the log and spool directories.

Solaris 2.6 Operating System Installation

Added partition table for 36G disk drive for MGC Host platform

Added upgrade procedure for replacing hard drives without upgrading OS and MG application.

The following configurations are not supported:

More than two disks in a Netra t 1400/1405

Mixed disk sizes in the same chassis

External disks other than the st A1000 disk array with eight 36G drives for the BAMS product only

Polish ISUP V2

This featurette introduces an ISUP variant for Poland based on ISUP version 2.

B-Digit Modification Enhancement

For Hong Kong Local Number Portability (LNP), if a number is ported, the corresponding Gateway Number (GN) is appended to the called party number (CdPN) in the IAM. The PGW 2200 uses the European number portability configuration (E_PORTED_NUM) which gives the number as GN+CdPN. Another result type is created to allow the B-digit modification to delete the CdPN portion and send out just the GN.

In Hong Kong, there are currently 650k ported numbers, each with a unique GN. Since this number has a variable length (between 2 and 12 digits long), this implementation could not be used. This featurette strips the E_PORTED_NUM out put of GN+CdPN from the last digit backward, since the CdPN has a fixed number of digits.

Known Issues and Operational Recommendations

This section contains information about known issues and the corresponding workarounds in the
Cisco MGC software release 9.3(1)T.


Note For more information about Cisco IOS issues and workarounds, see the Cisco IOS release notes for your platform.


Using prov-cpy/prov-sync To Commit Configuration Changes on a Fault-Tolerant System

When using the prov-cpy/prov-sync combination to commit configuration changes on a fault-tolerant system the standby might not fully synchronize with the active which results in the second switchover failing. The following non-service affecting workarounds can be used if this problem occurs:

Use prov-dply, instead of the prov-cpy/prov-sync combination to commit each phase of provisioning on a fault-tolerant system. The prov-dply command ensures that both sides are completely synchronized.

After using the prov-cpy/prov-sync combination to commit configuration changes, stop and restart the standby. Restarting the standby resynchronizes all states correctly.


Note For more information refer to DDTS number CSCdw63484.


Modifying the OPC of an SS7 Route

When prov-ed is used to modify the OPC of an SS7ROUTE or SS7PATH, the PGW software must be stopped and restarted before changes take affect. Stopping and restarting the system results in a service-affecting outage. To make a change without stopping and restarting the PGW, complete the following procedure:


Step 1 Start a provisioning session on the active machine.

Step 2 Use prov-dlt to remove the following components:

SS7ROUTE,

all associated trunks to the SS7PATH

SS7PATH

DPC

Step 3 Execute the prov-dply command.

Step 4 Start a second provisioning session on the active machine.

Step 5 Use prov-add to add the following components:

DPC

SS7PATH

all associated trunks to the SS7PATH

SS7ROUTE (with the new OPC and linkset changes)

Step 6 Execute the prov-dply command.


PGW Does Not Respond to SNMP Queries Due to CIAgent Dead

CSCuk36237—Failure of the Cisco MGC to respond to SNMP requests can be caused by a variety of problems. Starting with Release 9.2 of the Cisco MGC software, the Cisco MGC uses Sun Microsystems' Solaris 8 as its operating system. Solaris 8 is a 64-bit operating system, and some older hardware platforms cannot support it. SNMP failure can occur in your Cisco MGC system if your system hardware does not meet the requirements of the Cisco MGC software.

Another possibility is that when the Solaris 8 operating system was installed on your system, the 32-bit kernel was selected instead of the 64-bit kernel. In such situations, the application that handles SNMP functions on the Cisco MGC, CIAgent, may fail and be unable to restart.

To diagnose the source of the SNMP failure refer to the Diagnosing SNMP Failure section of the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Operations, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting Guide at the following url:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/omts/index.htm

TimesTen Database Failure During MGC Installation

During installation of MGC 9.2(x) and above, it may be necessary to reboot your machine after installation of CSCOga000 (the first package installed) before you can properly install the TimesTen database and associated packages. If a reboot is required but not done, the installation fails.


Note This problem may occur intermittently. For more information on this issue, refer to CSCdx93500.


Workaround for Releases 9.2 and 9.3

Complete the following procedure if your TimesTen Database fails during MGC installation:


Step 1 Uninstall all existing packages:

./uninstall <Enter>

Step 2 Reboot your system:

init 6 <Enter>

Step 3 As root, execute the following commands:

modload /kernel/sys/semsys
modload /kernel/sys//shmsys
modload /kernel/sys/msgsys

Step 4 Run MGC application installation:

./install.sh

Update to TimesTen 4.3

TimesTen 4.3 has been updated to address performance issues (CSCdx35643). Additionally, the TimesTen directory name has been changed from /opt/TimesTen4.1 to /opt/TimesTen.

Reboot Failed After Disabling Disk Mirroring and Installing log_spool

Because Disk Suite is installed when the security patch is applied, the security patch saves the /etc/system file with Disk Suite. When Disk Suite and the security patch are removed, the old /etc/system with Disk Suite is restored; the changes that Disk Suite made to the /etc/system file are removed. The system attempts to boot the first disk, but the /etc/system file tells it to change the root device to a Disk Suite device that is no longer present. To correct this problem, you must remove the security patch prior to removing Disk Suite.


Caution You must remove the security patch prior to removing Disk Suite.

For more information on this issue refer to CSCdx66605.

ETS_300_121 Protocol Variant Belongs to the SS7-ITU Family

Two protocols (ETS_300_121 and ETS_300_365) were delivered in the wrong package. During installation, the ETS_300_121 and ETS_300_356 protocols were listed under package CSCO21000.pkg (PRI protocol family). In variants.dat they were listed as part of the SS7-ITU family.

The two protocols have been moved into the Q761 Variant 1 Protocol Family Series of packages. The following packaging files were modified to reflect this change.

Checked in "./g/g/Makefile" version 
"/main/br_nssu_9main/br_nssu_9tech/br_nssu_92/br_nssu_93/br_nssu_931T/1".
Checked in "./g/g/020/prototype" version 
"/main/br_nssu_9main/br_nssu_9tech/br_nssu_92/br_nssu_93/br_nssu_931T/1".
Checked in "./g/g/021/prototype" version 
"/main/br_nssu_9main/br_nssu_9tech/br_nssu_92/br_nssu_93/br_nssu_931T/1".
Checked in "./g/g/030/prototype" version 
"/main/br_nssu_9main/br_nssu_9tech/br_nssu_92/br_nssu_93/br_nssu_931T/1".
Checked in "./g/g/031/prototype" version 
"/main/br_nssu_9main/br_nssu_9tech/br_nssu_92/br_nssu_93/br_nssu_931T/1".
Checked in "./g/g/032/prototype" version 
"/main/br_nssu_9main/br_nssu_9tech/br_nssu_92/br_nssu_93/br_nssu_931T/1".
Checked in "./g/g/033/prototype" version 
"/main/br_nssu_9main/br_nssu_9tech/br_nssu_92/br_nssu_93/br_nssu_931T/1".
Checked in "./install-files/install.sh" version 
"/main/br_nssu_9main/br_nssu_9tech/br_nssu_92/br_nssu_93/br_nssu_931T/2".

For more information on this issue refer to CSCdx67700.


Note Because of packaging modifications, there are now 16 protocol packages going forward in Release 9.3.



Note For information on the modifications made to the install.sh script refer to the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Installation and Configuration Guide.


BELL_SGCP Protocol Package Location

The BELL_SGCP protocol is now in protocol package 02. This protocol package was previously located in protocol package 20.

New/Enhanced Tags

The following new or enhanced tags have been implemented in release 9.3(1)T:

Table 7 New/Enhanced Tags 

Tag Number
Tag Descriptor/Description
Affected CDB(s)

4078

Charge Band Number—Used to support Advice of Charge information

1030, 1040, 1110

4079

Furnish Charging Number—Returned by the SCP during an IN Prepaid Service call dialogue. This tag contains charge data that is written to the CDR.

1030, 1040, 1110

4080

Original Charged Number—Contains the digits from the Original Called Party Number.

Original Called Number might be present during the following conditions:

1—Original called number parameter received in the IAM message if SS7 call is redirected.

2—A distant end TDM switch sends the PGW (over SS7) a release message containing a cause parameter, redirection information parameter, redirection number parameter, and possibly a redirection number restriction parameter.

All


For more information on tags and call data blocks, refer to the Cisco Media Gateway Controller Software Release 9 Billing and Interface Guide at the following url: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/rel9/billinf/index.htm

Caveats

This section describes resolved and open caveats for Cisco MGC software Release 9.3(1)T.

Resolved Caveats for Software Release 9.3(1)T

Table 8 lists resolved caveats sorted by severity, then identifier, then component.

Table 8 Resolved Caveats for Software Release 9.3(1)T 

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description

CSCdx86010

1

mdl-ni2

PGW does status query for IS call to gateway after switchover.

CSCdx91385

1

ioccxgcp

Reload RSIP doesnt recover BLK=GATEWAY CICs in PGW.

CSCdy00950

1

mdl-callctrl

MUTE CALL (mute and released calls after linked dialplan).

CSCuk34826

1

mdl-eisup

Calls from HSI to PGW via 2 EISUP links have no speech path.

CSCdx36677

2

mdl-connctrl

PGW 2200 MGCP ATM extensions unusable starting in Mistral.

CSCdx91374

2

engine

VSC releases CICs prior to receive GRA or CGUA.

CSCdx91387

2

engine

GRS not acked after HW failure.

CSCdx93662

2

flovr

Crashing process can loop indefintely.

CSCdx94748

2

flovr

Switchover takes too long when active process crashes.

CSCdy06463

2

flovr

Fax tone detect TG prop causes all H.323 calls to fail.

CSCdy50754

2

mdl-analysis

Use of dw2=99 negates any B-number digmodstring with patch gs009/nn009.

CSCdy50757

2

mdl-eisup

32 digit Calling and Called numbers are not going through EISUP.

CSCdy50773

2

engine

SC cored when doing manual switchover.

CSCdy50778

2

engine

Core dump, while not able to export dialplans.

CSCdy50784

2

replicator

Active calls are ramdomly dropped when testing failover SC2200.

CSCdx72981

3

mdl

Kill-call and CDR problems (Want write TimeStamp according to XECfg).

CSCdx84758

3

mdl-cdr

Release missing in CDR if stp-call used.

CSCdx85928

3

mdl

IAM will not unblock a remotely blocked circuit in Q767.

CSCdx95599

3

mdl-cdr

CDB 1060 sometimes contains information redundant with 1010.

CSCdy14388

3

other

Software Inventory Control does not handle Solaris patches properly.

CSCdy30965

3

iocm

Setting of EISUP-links leads to mismatch status on EISUP-DEST.

CSCdy47864

3

mdl-q767

T9 not read from trunk group properties.

CSCdy47875

3

mdl-q767

CPG does not complete last leg of Q761-to-EISUP-to-Q767 call.

CSCdy50563

3

mdl-callctrl

VSC should send endpoint level DLCX when a 515 error response received.

CSCdy50765

3

mdl-cdr

CDR has wrong NOA when call goes through EISUP.

CSCdy50790

3

engine

COT_FAIL CIC stuck indefinitely upon failover.

CSCdy50801

3

mdl-cdr

Incorrect release cause code in CDR record.

CSCdy50808

3

iocm

OFF_DUTY state of MGCP/IP-LNK is mismatch between ACTIVE & STANDBY.

CSCdy50814

3

mml

MML core dumps on prov-export.


Open Caveats for Software Release 9.3(1)T

Contact your Cisco representative to obtain status on software problem reports (SPRs). For more information on IOS caveats, see the IOS release notes for your platform. Table 9 is sorted by severity, then identifier, then component.


Note For sustainable runs, we recommend that all log priority processes be set to Error.


Table 9 Open Caveats for Software Release 9.3(1)T 

Identifier
Severity
Component
Description
Explanation/Workaround

CSCuk37362

2

mdl-callctrl

INAP Prepaid: Calls complete when SCP connection not IS, rel on Ta3.

WHen the SCP link is OOS calls should not complete. Calls are completing and then disconnecting on Ta3 expiry.

CSCuk37364

2

mdl-in

INAP Prepaid: Apply Charging-Final Report, missing data, and bad format.

The apply charging /final report after call termination does not contain valid information. The data is encoded as a string but the LI indicator is not included. The data itself does not seem to be valid UTC time.

CSCuk37403

3

mdl-in

INAP Prepaid: Probs with handling Incorrect message content from SCF.

Test cases in INAP test document fail some negative cases.

CSCuk37426

3

mdl-in

INAP Prepaid: Out of Sequence Dialog (TC-END) but call completes

During testing of the INAP prepaid solution, the following problem was discovered with test case 7.5.5:

7.5.5 Out of Sequence INAP message received by SSP. End with Apply charging in response to initialDP.

The PGW does not clear the call when it receives the TC-END but continues and completes the call.

The SCP/SCF now has a closed dialog for that call. The call should be released and the dialog locally released.

CSCuk37427

3

mdl-in

INAP Prepaid: No SCF resp to ODisc causes no Apply Charging Final rep.

During testing of the INAP Prepaid solution, the following test case failed:

7.5.8.3 Non receipt of INAP message by SSP - no response to TC-Continue with event report BCSM ODisconnect.

Acompleted call is disconnected, the PGW sends an ODisconnect BCSM event to the SCP/SCF. The SCF fails to respond. The PGW Ta3 timer expires and the call clears. No Apply Charging Final Report is sent to the SCP/SCF.

CSCuk37532

3

mdl-in

INAP Prepaid: Incorrect table entry for MR 20 (msg should be END (3)).

Workaround: None.


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Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

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P3—Your network performance is degraded. Network functionality is noticeably impaired, but most business operations continue.

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