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A limited number of 15454-M-100G-LC-C blades report an EQPT DEG alarm approximately four minutes after the boot phase has completed (the load is complete on Cisco Transport Controller (CTC) and the LED on the front panel no longer blinks). This is a false alarm. Functionality of the card is not impacted and traffic continues to flow normally.
The alarm condition is triggered by the application software that attempts to communicate between the processor and two unused components. Cards manufactured earlier than May 2013 are not impacted by this condition since these components are still present even though they serve no other function.
Use the serial number validation tool provided in the "How To Identify Affected Products" section in order to check the hardware's serial numbers to identify affected units.
The EQPT DEG alarm is reported on CTC. However, there is no impact on traffic and the cards work properly.
The serial numbers of the cards used by customers are detected by the link in the "How To Identify Affected Products" section. As a workaround, demote the EQPT DEG alarm until the solution is available.
For the affected cards, the issue is being fixed in Release 18.104.22.168 which is scheduled to be available on Cisco.com on July 15, 2013.
How To Identify Affected Products
A serial number validation tool has been provided for customers to easily check their hardware's serial number in order to identify affected units.
Serial Number Validation Tool
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