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Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15216 OADM Release 2.2.3

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Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15216 OADM Release 2.2.3

Contents

Caveats

Hardware Caveats

Software Caveats

Resolved Caveats

New Features

New Hardware Features

New Software Features

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Documentation DVD

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Release Notes for Cisco ONS 15216 OADM Release 2.2.3


August, 2005

Release notes address closed (maintenance) issues, caveats, and new features for the Cisco ONS 15216 Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (OADM). For detailed information regarding features, capabilities, hardware, and software introduced with this release, refer to the Cisco ONS 15216 100 GHz OADM Operations Guide, Release 2.2.

Cisco also provides Bug Toolkit, a web resource for tracking defects. To access Bug Toolkit, visit the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl

Contents

Caveats

New Features

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Caveats

Review the notes listed below before deploying the ONS 15216. Caveats with DDTS tracking numbers are known system limitations that are scheduled to be addressed in a subsequent release. Caveats without DDTS tracking numbers are provided to point out procedural or situational considerations when deploying the product.

Hardware Caveats

There are no hardware caveats for this release.

Software Caveats

DDTS # CSCdz40833: LOSDROP East-1 alarm enable/disable status is always enabled after a reset

On the 1-ch OADM, the EAST-1 drop port LOS alarm can be disabled, but after a restart of the unit the alarm is displayed again as enabled.

Conditions

Occurs only on the 1-ch OADM EAST-1 drop port when there is a software reset.

Workaround

If the alarm needs to be disabled, use the ED-NE-GEN command again after a reset to disable the alarm.

DDTS # CSCdz40902: Timeout setting is not kept after a restart

The timeout setting is not stored in the non-volatile memory, so if the user changes the timeout value, the new setting is kept if he logs out and then log in again, but is not kept after a restart of the unit (INIT-SYS). After the restart, the values of the timeout are reverted back to the default values (e.g. 15 minutes for RWA users).

Conditions

Occurs for the SET-ATTR-SECUDFLT command if there is a software restart.

Workaround

If the timeout settings are changed from their default values, use the SET-ATTR-SECUDFLT command again after a restart to set the timeout values.

DDTS # CSCdz41745: Alarms/events log file is reset (emptied) after soft or hard reset

The log files of the autonomous messages are not retained if a power cycle or a soft reset (through INIT-SYS) is performed.

Conditions

Occurs if the unit is reset or power cycled.

Workaround

Retrieve the autonomous message log using the RTRV-AO command before resetting or power cycling the unit.

DDTS # CSCdz41689: Date setting unsuccessful if power cycle happens before user logs out

The date/time settings do not take effect if a power cycle happens before the user logs out. Notice that a soft reset (through INIT-SYS) does not have the same impact (after the reset the date and time setting are still kept).

Conditions

Occurs for the ED-DAT command if the unit is power cycled before user log out.

Workaround

If the date or time is edited, the user should log out before power cycling the unit.

DDTS # CSCdx57061: Telnet port 3083 does not require a semicolon after TL1 commands

TL1 commands are sent on the 3083 telnet port when the user hits the enter key - no semicolon is required.

Conditions

This behavior limited to port 3083. Port 3082 correctly requires that a semicolon be used to terminate and send a TL1 command.

Workaround

Commands are correctly sent if the semicolon key is used to terminate the command line.

DDTS # CSCdy63785: Incorrect syntax for RTRV-AO command response

A carriage return and line feed (i.e. a blank line) is missing from RTRV-AO response message, prior to the final " */" before the terminating semicolon.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in a future software release.

DDTS # CSCdy63840: RTRV-STATUS command should be allowed to any user

Only RWA level users have access to the RTRV-STATUS command.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

Log in as a RWA level user to execute the RTRV-STATUS command.

DDTS # CSCdy65043: INH/ALW-MSG-ALL commands should be allowed to any user.

Only RWA and RW level users have access to the INH-MSG-ALL and ALW-MSG-ALL commands.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

Log in as a RWA or RW level user to execute the INH-MSG-ALL or ALW-MSG-ALL commands.

DDTS # CSCdy67627: Incorrect filtering implementation for RTRV-ALM-DWDM and RTRV-ALM-COM

The specific parameters used in the stage General Block of the RTRV-ALM-DWDM and RTRV-ALM-COM commands are used as an OR condition instead of an AND condition. For example, after entering RTRV-ALM-DWDM:::123::MN,LOSADD; the response will show alarms of type LOSADD or with severity MN (instead of only those of type LOSADD and with severity MN).

Conditions

Occurs only when more than one parameter is specified in the stage general block.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in a future software release.

DDTS # CSCdy67682: ED-DAT command should be allowed to any user

Only RWA and RW level users have access to the ED-DAT command.

Conditions

Occurs under all conditions.

Workaround

Log in as a RWA or RW level user to execute the ED-DAT command.

DDTS # CSCdx78978: ED-, RTRV-, SET-TH, and RTRV-TH-DWDM take more than two seconds to complete

TL1 commands ED-DWDM, RTRV-DWDM, SET-TH-DWDM, and RTRV-TH-DWDM may sometimes take three to four seconds to complete, without issuing an "in progress" message.

Conditions

Occurs intermittently.

Workaround

None.

DDTS # CSCdy80557: RTRV-DFLT-SECU response message does not display the <aid>

The response message for the RTRV-DFLT-SECU does not include the EQPT <aid>, as per TR-835.

Conditions

Occurs for the RTRV-DFLT-SECU command.

Workaround

None. Issue will be resolved in a future software release.

Resolved Caveats

The following caveat is resolved in Release 2.2.3.

DDTS # CSCee23360: Cisco ONS 15216 OADM Telnet Denial-of-Service Vulnerability

The Cisco ONS 15216 OADM (Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer) contains a vulnerability in the handling of telnet sessions that can cause a denial-of-service condition in the management plane. Traffic going through the Cisco ONS 15216 OADM (i.e. transit traffic), is not affected when the management plane is under a denial-of-service condition. However, clearing the denial-of-service condition on the management plane requires resetting the device, which impacts transit traffic.

More details can be found in the Security Advisory which posted at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20050713-ons.shtml

New Features

This section provides a description of the new features found in ONS 15216, Release 2.2. These are included in the Release 2.2.3 release notes for reference.

New Hardware Features

This section is a high-level overview of the hardware features of ONS 15216, Release 2.2.

One-channel OADM

A one channel OADM is now part of the ONS 15216 product line.

Increased EVOA Accuracy

Improved EVOA accuracy is now 1.04 dB.

New Software Features

This section is a high-level overview of the software features of ONS 15216—Network Release 2.2.

Dual DC Voltage Monitoring

The ONS 15216 OADM now has the capability to individually monitor and alarm the A and B DC voltage feeds.

CALCSETP Function

The addition of the CALCSETP parameter as part of the response to the RTRV-DWDM command provides the user with the ONS 15216's recommended add channel optical power setting based on the optical power of the corresponding drop channel.

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Upgrading the Cisco ONS 15216 OADM Release 2.2.3

Platform-Specific Documents

Cisco ONS 15216 100 GHz OADMs Operations Guide, Release 2.2

Installing Cisco ONS 15216 OADMs, Release 1.0.0

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