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Release Notes for Cisco Edge Craft Release 1.2

Contents

Changes to the Release Notes

System Requirements

Hardware Supported

Caveats

Upgrade from ONS 15305 Release 1.0.0 to 1.1.0

Cbklm Editor Validation

Empty xcFabric node in Topology Browser

Resolved Caveats for Release 1.2

Bridge View Reloads

Mobile Radeon 7500 GFX Chip

Missing Reconnect Message

VLAN Refreshes Too Fast

Time in Device/Time/System Time

New Features and Functionality

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center


Release Notes for Cisco Edge Craft Release 1.2


July, 2003

Release notes address closed (maintenance) issues, caveats, and new features for the Cisco Edge Craft. For detailed information regarding features, capabilities, hardware, and software introduced with this release, refer to Release 1.2 of the Cisco Edge Craft, Software Guide. For the most current version of the Release Notes for Cisco Edge Craft Release 1.2, visit the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/index.html

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

Changes to the Release Notes

Caveats

Resolved Caveats for Release 1.2

New Features and Functionality

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Changes to the Release Notes

This section documents supplemental changes that have been added to the Release Notes for Cisco Edge Craft Release 1.2 since the production of the Cisco Edge Craft System Software CD for Release 1.2.

There are no changes to the release notes for Release 1.2.

System Requirements

The following Network Elements are supported.

ONS 15302 Release 1.0.0

ONS 15305 Release 1.0.0

ONS 15305 Release 1.1.0

Hardware Supported

Windows

The following requirements apply for PC running Windows NT or Windows 2000.

Processor

Minimum 133 MHz Pentium

RAM

Minimum 128 MB

Recommended 256 MB

Free Disk Space

Minimum 200MB

Solaris

The following requirements applies for a workstation running Solaris 8:

RAM

Minimum 128 MB

Recommended 256 MB

Free Disk Space

Minimum 200 MB

Caveats

Review the notes listed below before deploying the Cisco Edge Craft. 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.

Upgrade from ONS 15305 Release 1.0.0 to 1.1.0

When the ONS 15305 is upgraded from Release 1.0.0 to 1.1.0, Cisco Edge Craft does not fully support the upgrade.

Workaround: Reconnect Cisco Edge Craft.

Cbklm Editor Validation

Due to lack of validation in the Cbklm editor, it is possible to create an invalid cross-connection. For example, AU-4 XC in the VC-12 panel. An error message is displayed when saving.

Empty xcFabric node in Topology Browser

When you expand the xcFabric, it contains nothing. To work around this issue, open the cross-connect GUI from the menu, or by right-clicking the xcFabric.

Resolved Caveats for Release 1.2

The following caveats are resolved in Release 1.2.

Bridge View Reloads

When you enter the bridge view for the first time after connecting to a device, the view reloads approximately 5 seconds later. This can be confusing if you have moved on to another task (for example, to viewing to the STP tables), as the reload causes the display to return to the bridge view. This issue is resolved in Release 1.2.

Mobile Radeon 7500 GFX Chip

Installer causes a system crash when installing on a computer with a mobile radeon 7500 GFX chip. This issue is resolved in Release 1.2.

Missing Reconnect Message

Normally, when losing contact with the Network Element, a "Disconnected" message appears. When contact is reestablished, a "Reconnected" message appears. However, occasionally, when reconnects occur in rapid succession, the "Disconnected" and "Reconnected" messages may not appear.

To see the actual status in this case, look in log viewer, or at the connection status icon in the Cisco Edge Craft task bar. Log viewer displays "Connection Lost" and "Connection OK" messages, and the connection status icon changes accordingly. This issue is resolved in Release 1.2.

VLAN Refreshes Too Fast

This issue occurs when many (200) VLANS are defined. When a bridge is selected in tree view, the attributes (selected) view seemingly refreshes constantly. In reality, it refreshes once for each VLAN, but too quickly for a user to detect this is the case. This issue is resolved in Release 1.2.

Time in Device/Time/System Time

(Also: Time in Device/Restart and Device/SWDownload)

When a time and time zone are set in the time editor dialogue box, the conversion to UTC is not performed correctly. This issue is resolved in Release 1.2.

New Features and Functionality

This section highlights new features and functionality for Release 1.2. For an overview of specific features of CEC, consult the Cisco Edge Craft, Software Guide, Release 1.2.

The following features have been added for Release 1.2.

Support for ONS15305 R1.1

Support for RIP and OSPF for ONS 15302

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Release Notes for Cisco Edge Craft Release 1.1

Platform-Specific Documents

Cisco Edge Craft, Software Guide, Release 1.2

Obtaining Documentation

The following sections provide sources for obtaining documentation from Cisco Systems.

World Wide Web

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http://www.cisco.com

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http://www-europe.cisco.com

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Ordering Documentation

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Registered Cisco Direct Customers can order Cisco Product documentation from the Networking Products MarketPlace:

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Registered Cisco.com users can order the Documentation CD-ROM through the online Subscription Store:

http://www.cisco.com/go/subscription

Nonregistered Cisco.com users can order documentation through a local account representative by calling Cisco corporate headquarters (California, USA) at 408 526-7208 or, in North America, by calling 800 553-NETS(6387).

Documentation Feedback

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco provides Cisco.com as a starting point for all technical assistance. Customers and partners can obtain documentation, troubleshooting tips, and sample configurations from online tools. For Cisco.com registered users, additional troubleshooting tools are available from the TAC website.

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Technical Assistance Center

The Cisco TAC website is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product or technology that is under warranty or covered by a maintenance contract.

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

If you have a priority level 3 (P3) or priority level 4 (P4) problem, contact TAC by going to the TAC website:

http://www.cisco.com/tac

P3 and P4 level problems are defined as follows:

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

P4—You need information or assistance on Cisco product capabilities, product installation, or basic product configuration.

In each of the above cases, use the Cisco TAC website to quickly find answers to your questions.

To register for Cisco.com, go to the following website:

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http://www.cisco.com/tac/caseopen

Contacting TAC by Telephone

If you have a priority level 1 (P1) or priority level 2 (P2) problem, contact TAC by telephone and immediately open a case. To obtain a directory of toll-free numbers for your country, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/687/Directory/DirTAC.shtml

P1 and P2 level problems are defined as follows:

P1—Your production network is down, causing a critical impact to business operations if service is not restored quickly. No workaround is available.

P2—Your production network is severely degraded, affecting significant aspects of your business operations. No workaround is available.