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Vol.8, No.9 September 2006
 
 IN THIS ISSUE:
  FEATURE:
Cisco Output
Interpreter Tool

Online Tool Supports New "show diagnostics" Outputs

The Cisco Output Interpreter is an online tool that analyzes command outputs from your router, switch, PIX firewall, and Cisco IOS wireless access point to detect and resolve potential problems. This online tool now supports new "show diagnostics" command output as well as additional "show controller" commands.

Other new Output Interpreter features include:

  • Support for the "show diagnostic result all" and "show diagnostic result module x detail" commands


  • Support for the "show controller fastethernet," "show controller atm," "show controller dsl," and "show controller hssi" commands

For example, when you submit the output of a "show diagnostic result all" command, Output Interpreter checks if any Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) test failed. The analysis describes the test failure and offers a corrective action to troubleshoot the problem.

Visit the Cisco Output Interpreter today at:

www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/OutputInterpreter/home.pl
(available only to registered customers with a valid service contract)

Not registered with Cisco.com? Visit the URL below to register and begin taking advantage of Cisco tools and information:

tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do


NEWS UPDATES     Back to top

Cisco Software Advisor - UPDATE:
Web-Based Tool Helps You Find the Software You Need

Software Advisor is a Web-based tool that enables you to quickly:

  • Find software compatible with your hardware
  • Find software compatible with features you need
  • Compare the features in different software releases
  • Research a software release

Thanks to a recent enhancement, Software Advisor now:

  • Supports all Integrated Services Routers Series Routers (1800/2800/3800) and 800 Series Routers
  • Makes more accurate software recommendations for Cisco IOS and Cisco Catalyst Operating Systems

Try the Cisco Software Advisor today at:

tools.cisco.com/Support/Fusion/FusionHome.do
(available only to registered customers with a valid service contract)


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Cisco TAC Service Request Tool - UPDATE:
Upcoming Technology Terminology Change

In October 2006, the "Content Networking" Technology value listed in the Cisco TAC Service Request Tool will be changed to "Application Networking Services." This update will ensure consistency with the terminology used to categorize the suite of products on Cisco.com.

Note: When this change goes live, all Subtechnology entries formally listed under "Content Networking" will reside under "Application Networking Services."

Try the TAC Service Request Tool today at:

tools.cisco.com/ServiceRequestTool/create/launch.do
(available only to registered customers with a valid service contract)


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Cisco Marketplace - UPDATE:
Get the Product Documentation You Need Now

"What's New in Cisco Documentation" is an online publication that provides information on the latest documentation releases for Cisco products. Updated monthly, this online publication is organized by product category to direct you quickly to the documentation for your products.

In addition to many new and revised Cisco IOS Software documents, highlights of the September release include documentation for the following:

  • Cisco Transport Manager Installation Guide, 7.2
  • Cisco Transport Manager User Guide, 7.2
  • Cisco Transport Manager GateWay/CORBA User's Guide and Programmer Manual, 7.2

You can view the latest release of "What's New in Cisco Documentation" at:

www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/abtunicd/136957.htm

Visit the Product Documentation Store today at:

www.cisco.com/go/marketplace/WN0906
(available only to registered users)


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CCIE Central - UPDATE:
Updates to Assessor Lab plus Revised Voice Written Exam

Cisco has introduced new options for purchasing the CCIE Assessor Lab. Each four-hour CCIE practice lab now comes with two additional hours of practice time on the live equipment, all for US$279. Also, a second and different four-hour version of CCIE Assessor for Routing and Switching has been released, covering additional topics found on the eight-hour CCIE lab exam. Candidates purchasing both versions together pay a discounted price of US$399 for the two four-hour practice labs and a total of four additional hours of equipment time.

Visit the CCIE Exam Preparation page for more details:

www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/preparation/index.html

A revision to the Voice written exam will be released between October 31 and November 2, 2006 in all testing locations worldwide. The new version will replace the current version, and will include several previously untested topics, such as CallManager Express, Cisco Unity Express, and Integrated Contract Distribution. Candidates preparing for the Voice written exam on or after these dates should refer to the CCIE Voice Written Exam 2.0 Blueprint for a detailed outline of topics that will be covered.

Passing the Voice written exam qualifies a candidate to schedule the CCIE Voice lab in addition to meeting recertification requirements where applicable.

View the CCIE Voice Written Exam 2.0 Blueprint today at:

www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/voice/wr_exam_blueprint_v2.html

For more information on scheduling CCIE exams, visit the CCIE Exam Information page at:

www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/exam/index.html


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Networking Professionals Connection - UPDATE:
Upcoming "Ask the Expert" Events and TechTalks

Networking Professionals Connection is an interactive Website where you can discuss Cisco networking products and technologies with Cisco experts and networking professionals around the world.

Upcoming events on Networking Professionals Connection include:

  • "Ask the Expert" events, which allow you to discuss specific networking issues online with Cisco engineers:
    www.cisco.com/go/AsktheExpert

    • "Secure IP Communications," now through September 22
    • "Network-Based Video Surveillance Systems," now through September 22
    • "LAN Switching Best Practices," September 25 through October 6
    • "Cisco Unified Personal Communicator and Cisco Unified Presence Server,"
      September 25 through October 6

    Note: "Ask the Expert" events are subject to rescheduling. Please refer to the URL above for the most current schedule.

  • TechTalks are online Webcasts that focus on particular technology areas. You can view the latest event schedule, register to attend a live session, and view archived presentations on the Web any time:
    www.cisco.com/go/techtalk

To attend an event or participate in a discussion forum, visit Networking Professionals Connection at:

www.cisco.com/discuss/networking

NEW TECHNICAL TIPS     Back to top

CISCO IOS

Tech Note:
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(8)JEA

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5413/products_tech_note09186a0080725d92.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Prompt to Erase Flash Occurs when Issuing the "copy running-config startup-config" Command

www.ciscotaccc.com/core/showcase?case=K15534981


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LAN Switching

Configuration Example:
Configure IOS Catalyst Switches to Connect Cisco IP Phones

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/products_configuration_example09186a0080722cdb.shtml


Configuration Example:
Catalyst 6500/6000 Switches NetFlow Configuration and Troubleshooting

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_configuration_example09186a0080721701.shtml


Configuration Example:
Catalyst Express 500 Series Switches Software Image Upgrade

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6545/products_configuration_example09186a0080706abc.shtml


Tech Note:
Catalyst 3750 Series Switches High CPU Utilization Troubleshooting

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5023/products_tech_note09186a00807213f5.shtml


Tech Note:
How to Convert a Catalyst 6500/6000 Supervisor Engine from Hybrid Mode (CatOS) to Native Mode (IOS) Using a Conversion Utility

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_tech_note09186a008070f124.shtml


Tech Note:
Reset the Catalyst Express 500 Series Switches to Default Factory Settings

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6545/products_tech_note09186a0080707fb0.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Module WS-X4506-GB-T Is Not Recognized in Cisco Catalyst 4500 Switches Running Cisco CatOS Version

www.ciscotaccc.com/lanswitching/showcase?case=K50020422


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Security and VPN

Configuration Example:
Thin-Client SSL VPN (WebVPN) IOS Configuration Example Using SDM

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6496/products_configuration_example09186a008072aa61.shtml


Configuration Example:
Cisco Secure Desktop (CSD) on ASA for Windows Configuration Example Using ASDM

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a008072aa6c.shtml


Configuration Example:
Cisco Secure Desktop (CSD) on IOS Configuration Example Using SDM

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6496/products_configuration_example09186a008072aa7b.shtml


Configuration Example:
Thin-Client SSL VPN (WebVPN) on ASA Using ASDM

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a008072462a.shtml


Configuration Example:
SSL VPN Client (SVC) on IOS Using SDM

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6496/products_configuration_example09186a0080720346.shtml


Configuration Example:
L2TP over IPsec between Windows 2000/XP PC and PIX/ASA 7.2 Using Pre-Shared Key

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_configuration_example09186a00807213a7.shtml


Configuration Example:
SSL VPN Client (SVC) on ASA Using ASDM

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a008071c428.shtml


Configuration Example:
Clientless SSL VPN (WebVPN) on Cisco IOS Using SDM

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps341/products_configuration_example09186a008071c58b.shtml


Configuration Example:
PIX/ASA 7.x: Allow Local LAN Access for VPN Clients

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a0080702992.shtml


Configuration Example:
PIX/ASA 7.x: Allow Split Tunneling for VPN Clients on the ASA

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a0080702999.shtml


Tech Note:
Backup and Restore PIX Configuration Files

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a008072142a.shtml


Tech Note:
ACS Solution Engine Does Not Respond to Pings

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps5338/products_tech_note09186a008071bdf9.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
PDM Does Not Load Properly and Returns the "Your firewall image has a version number of 7.0(1). This requires a new version of PDM. Please upgrade your PDM image" Error Message

www.ciscotaccc.com/security/showcase?case=K31462878


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Voice and Unified Communications

Configuration Example:
VT Advantage on Cisco CallManager Express

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps5662/products_configuration_example09186a0080725c15.shtml


Tech Note:
Troubleshooting Message Waiting Indicators on Cisco Unity

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_tech_note09186a0080711ae3.shtml


Tech Note:
MGCP and H.323 Voice Gateway Protocol Comparison

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk1077/technologies_tech_note09186a00806fedbe.shtml


Tech Note:
Create Subscriber Accounts That Can Access Unity Administrator

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_tech_note09186a00807103d0.shtml


Tech Note:
CallManager 5.0: Auto-registration Fails for SIP Phones

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps556/products_tech_note09186a0080708526.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
"Route list Exhausted" Event Appears in the Cisco CallManager Event Viewer

www.ciscotaccc.com/voice/showcase?case=K20653428


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Wireless

Configuration Example:
Guest WLAN and Internal WLAN Using WLCs

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008070ba8f.shtml


Tech Note:
Wireless LAN Controller Module (WLCM)

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a00807112e2.shtml


Password Recovery:
Procedure for the Wireless LAN Controller Module (WLCM) and Wireless Services Module (WiSM)

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5854/products_password_recovery09186a008071faa7.shtml


White Paper:
Rogue Detection under Unified Wireless Networks

www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_white_paper09186a0080722d8c.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Unable to Establish a Point-to-Point Connection between the Cisco Aironet 1400 Series Wireless Bridges

www.ciscotaccc.com/wireless/showcase?case=K73275550

NEW FIELD NOTICES AND SECURITY ADVISORIES     Back to top

Cisco IOS

Field Notice:
Software Forced Reload May Occur when ITP Is Configured with SMS MO Proxy Feature on 12.2(25)SW5

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1838/products_field_notice09186a00806fc58b.shtml


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LAN Switching

Field Notice:
WS-X4516-10GE and WS-X4013+10GE Supervisors May Reset due to Multibit ECC Error

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/products_field_notice09186a0080715457.shtml


Field Notice:
C3750G-24/48PS and C3560G-24/48PS Switches May Exhibit Early Life Failures due to a Suspected Faulty Power Supply - RMA Required

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5023/products_field_notice09186a0080716aee.shtml


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Network Management

Field Notice:
MARS-100/100E/200/GC/GCM - May Sound Two Beeps Followed by Four Beeps, Indicating a Bad Fan Assembly - Requires RMA

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6241/products_field_notice09186a00806fdab5.shtml


Cisco TAC Case Collection Solution:
Why Does LMS 2.2 to LMS 2.5 Migration Fail?

www.ciscotaccc.com/nms/showcase?case=K99038091


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Security and VPN

Field Notice:
MARS-20/50/100(E)/200/GC(M) Full Listener.log File May Prevent New Logins from the CS-MARS GUI - Need to Apply Patch

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6241/products_field_notice09186a008070fcaf.shtml


Field Notice:
CS-MARS-100(E)/200/GC(M) RAID Controller Error May Cause System to Freeze or Crash - Need to Modify BIOS Speed

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6241/products_field_notice09186a00807116b4.shtml


Security Advisory:
Unintentional Password Modification Vulnerability in Cisco Firewall Products

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a00807183b0.shtml


Security Advisory:
Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator FTP Management Vulnerabilities

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a0080718330.shtml


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Voice and Unified Communications

Field Notice:
Phone Firmware 8.0(3) May Cause Cisco Unified IP Phones to be Stuck in Configuring IP State if DHCP and CallManager Servers Are Unreachable for More than Four Minutes

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/products_field_notice09186a008072aa8d.shtml


Field Notice:
7920 Locks Up after Receiving Inter-Access Point Protocol Response Packet from Cisco Aironet Access Points Controlled by Wireless LAN Controller Software Releases 4.0.155.0, 4.0.155.1, or 4.0.179.8 and Later Releases of 4.0

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/products_field_notice09186a0080723190.shtml


Field Notice:
Cisco Enterprise, Hosted, and SIPCC Contact Center Products - New Automated Uninstall/Re-install Tool for WebView Third Party Software Available

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1844/products_field_notice09186a00807183b3.shtml


Field Notice:
Computer Telephony Integration Object Server (CTIOS) - CTIOS Client Connection Manager Caches an Exception or Deadlocks - Patch Required

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1001/products_field_notice09186a008071844e.shtml


Field Notice:
Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003 Security Update MS06-19 May Impact Unity Message Delivery for Some Users

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/products_field_notice09186a0080704437.shtml


Field Notice:
Auto Update Not Supported from Cisco IP Communicator Release 1.x to 2.0

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps5475/products_field_notice09186a0080704695.shtml


Field Notice:
Cisco Enterprise and Hosted Contact Center Products Notice for Oracle July 2006 Security Updates

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps840/products_field_notice09186a00807059f0.shtml


Field Notice:
Unified Contact Center Enterprise/Hosted, Unified ICM Enterprise/Hosted TCP/IP Private Path Network Failure - Windows Server 2003 SP1

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1844/products_field_notice09186a0080715763.shtml


Field Notice:
Cisco Enterprise and Hosted Contact Center Products Notice for Microsoft August 2006 Security Updates

www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/custcosw/ps1844/products_field_notice09186a0080716c10.shtml

UPDATED TECHNICAL TIPS     Back to top

If you would like to view Technical Tips that have recently received major updates, visit the Document Updates page at:

www.cisco.com/public/news_training/tech_tips.html
(available to non-registered users)

www.cisco.com/kobayashi/news_training/tech_tips.html
(available only to registered users)

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