May 13, 1998
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IGX Universal Frame Relay Module U (UFM-U) and IGX-UFM-C
The UFM-U and UFM-C equipped with firmware Y.A.A or Z.A.E, respectively, discard frames of 5 bytes or less at the ingress to the port. This restricts the UFM Frame Forwarding function to protocols that do not use frames shorter than 6 bytes.
The symptoms include ingress frame discards (use the dspchstats <slot.port.dlci> and dspportstats <slot.port> commands to observe discards), failed links on SNA connections, and data links that come up and then drop other types of data discontinuities.
The solution is to upgrade the firmware on the UFM-C or UFM-U to support short frame sizes. The correct firmware to load on the IGX-UFM-C is Z.A.F or later. The correct firmware to load on the IGX-UFM-U is Y.A.B or later.
The workaround is to use the IGX Frame Relay Module (IGX-FRM) or IGX-FRM-31 until the UFM-C or UFM-U can be upgraded.
Obtain the UFM-C or UFM-U firmware from CCO by visiting URL: http://www.cisco.com. Using your CCO account User ID and password to log in, go to Software and Support, then to the Software Center. Download UFM-C firmware Y.A.B or later and/or download UFM-U firmware Z.A.F or later.
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