Cross Platform Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M

These release notes support Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M and describe new features and related documents.

Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M provides the latest innovations for the world’s most demanding networks and is designed to provide a unified network architecture that is stable, reliable, and secure. New features are fully integrated with extensive capabilities already available in Cisco IOS software to provide solutions for enterprise, service provider, and smart grid.

System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M and includes the following sections:

Supported Hardware Platforms

  • Cisco 800 and Cisco 800M series routers

  • Cisco 900 series routers

  • Cisco Analog Voice Gateways (VG202XM and VG204XM)

  • Cisco Connected Grid Router (CGR) 2000 series (CGR 2010)

  • Cisco Connected Grid Router (CGR) 1000 series (CGR1240,CGR1120)

  • Cisco Industrial Integrated Services Routers IR8XX (809,829,807)

For more information about the platforms supported in Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M, see the “Platform-Specific Information” section.

Determining Your Software Version

To determine the version of Cisco IOS software that is currently running on your Cisco network device, log in to the device and enter the show version user EXEC command:


Router> show version
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software IOS (tm)
15.9 Software (c880data-universalk9-mz.), Version 15.9(3)M, RELEASE SOFTWARE
Upgrading to a new Release
MIBS
Field Notices and Software-Related Tools and Information
Troubleshooting

Upgrading to a New Release

For information about selecting a new Cisco IOS software release, see How to Choose a Cisco IOS Software Release at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1834/products_tech_note09186a00800fb9d9.shtml

For information about updating or upgrading Cisco IOS software, see How to Update/Upgrade Cisco IOS Software at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/iosswrel/networking_solutions_products_genericcontent0900aecd806ea5be.html

Platform-specific documents may also provide information about upgrading to a new software release:

For instructions on ordering a Cisco IOS upgrade, see the document at the following location: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/iosw/prodlit/957_pp.html.

To choose a new Cisco IOS software release by comparing feature support or memory requirements, use Cisco Feature Navigator. Cisco Feature Navigator is a web-based tool that enables you to determine which Cisco IOS software images support a specific set of features and which features are supported in a specific Cisco IOS image. You can search by feature or by feature set (software image). Under the release section, you can compare Cisco IOS software releases side by side to display both the features unique to each software release and the features that the releases have in common.

To choose a new Cisco IOS software release based on information about defects that affect that software, use Bug Toolkit at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.

MIBs

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

http://tools.cisco.com/ITDIT/MIBS/servlet/index

If Cisco MIB Locator does not support the MIB information that you need, you can also obtain a list of supported MIBs and download MIBs from the Cisco MIBs page at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml

To access Cisco MIB Locator, you must have an account on Cisco.com. If you have forgotten or lost your account information, send a blank e-mail to cco-locksmith@cisco.com. An automatic check will verify that your e-mail address is registered with Cisco.com. If the check is successful, account details with a new random password will be e-mailed to you. Qualified users can establish an account on Cisco.com by following the directions found at this URL:

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

Field Notices and Software-Related Tools and Information

We recommend that you view the field notices for this release to see if your software or hardware platforms are affected. You can find Field Notices at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/support/tsd_products_field_notice_summary.html.

Visit the Download Software page on Cisco.com to subscribe to Cisco software notifications, locate MIBs, access the Software Advisor, and find other Cisco software-related information and tools. Access the Download Software page at http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html?a=a&i=rpm.

Troubleshooting

The following documents and websites provide assistance with troubleshooting your Cisco hardware and software:

  • Troubleshoot and Alerts Product or Technology Selection Page

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/psa/troubleshoot.html?mode=prod&level0=268437899

  • Cisco 800 Series Routers Troubleshooting Guides

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps380/prod_troubleshooting_guides_list.html

  • Cisco 1240 and 1120 Connected Grid Router Installation Guides

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/routers/1000-series-connected-grid-routers/products-installation-guides-list.html

  • Cisco 1600 Series Routers Hardware Troubleshooting Index Page

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps214/products_tech_note09186a008012fb88.shtml

  • Troubleshooting Cisco 3900 Series, 2900 Series, and 1900 Series ISRs

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/2900/hardware/installation/guide/Trouble.html

  • Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series Install and Upgrade Tech Notes

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7293/tsd_products_support_install_and_upgrade_technotes_list.html

Cisco Error Message Decoder

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/Errordecoder/index.cgi

  • Cisco Support Community

https://supportforums.cisco.com/index.jspa

Feature Support

Cisco IOS software is packaged in feature sets that consist of software images that support specific platforms. The feature sets available for a specific platform depend on which Cisco IOS software images are included in a release. Each feature set contains specific Cisco IOS features.


Caution

Cisco IOS images with strong encryption (including, but not limited to 168-bit [3DES] data encryption feature sets) are subject to U.S. government export controls and have limited distribution. Strong encryption images to be installed outside the United States are likely to require an export license. Customer orders may be denied or subject to delay because of U.S. government regulations. When applicable, the purchaser/user must obtain local import and use authorizations for all encryption strengths. Please contact your sales representative or distributor for more information, or send an e-mail to export@cisco.com.


Cisco Feature Navigator

Feature-to-image mapping is available through Cisco Feature Navigator. Cisco Feature Navigator is a web-based tool that enables you to determine which Cisco IOS software images support a specific set of features and which features are supported in a specific Cisco IOS image. You can search by feature or by feature set (software image). You can compare Cisco IOS software releases side-by-side to display both the features unique to each software release and the features that the releases have in common.

Cisco Feature Navigator is updated regularly when major Cisco IOS software releases and technology releases occur. For the most current information, go to the Cisco Feature Navigator home page at the following URL:

www.cisco.com/go/cfn

For help with Cisco Feature Navigator, see the help information at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/web/applicat/CFNTOOLS/Help_Docs/help/cfn_support.html

Determining the Software Images (Feature Sets) That Support a Specific Feature

To determine which software images (feature sets) in a Cisco IOS release support a specific feature, go to the Cisco Feature Navigator home page and perform the following steps.

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Cisco Feature Navigator home page, click Research Features .
  2. Select your software type or leave the field as “All”.
  3. To find a feature, you can search by either Feature or Technology (select the appropriate button). If you select Search by Feature, you can further filter your search by using the Filter By text box.
  4. Choose a feature from the Available Features text box, and click the Add button to add the feature to the Selected Features text box.
  5. Click Continue when you are finished choosing features.
  6. In the Release/Platform Tree area, select either your release (from the Train-Release list) or your platform (from the Platform list).
  7. The “Search Result” table will list all the software images (feature sets) that support the features that you chose.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Cisco Feature Navigator home page, click Research Features .

Step 2

Select your software type or leave the field as “All”.

Step 3

To find a feature, you can search by either Feature or Technology (select the appropriate button). If you select Search by Feature, you can further filter your search by using the Filter By text box.

Step 4

Choose a feature from the Available Features text box, and click the Add button to add the feature to the Selected Features text box.

Note 
To learn more about a feature in the list, click the View Desc button in the Available Features text box.

Repeat this step to add features. A maximum of 20 features can be chosen for a single search.

Step 5

Click Continue when you are finished choosing features.

Step 6

In the Release/Platform Tree area, select either your release (from the Train-Release list) or your platform (from the Platform list).

Step 7

The “Search Result” table will list all the software images (feature sets) that support the features that you chose.

Note 
You can download your results into an Excel spreadsheet by clicking on the Download Excel button.

Determining the Features Supported in a Specific Software Image (Feature Set)

To determine which features are supported in a specific software image (feature set), go to the Cisco Feature Navigator home page and perform the following steps.

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Cisco Feature Navigator home page, click Research Software .
  2. Select your software type from the drop-down list and chose the Release button in the “Search By” area.
  3. From the Major Release drop-down list, chose the appropriate major release.
  4. From the Release drop-down list, choose the appropriate maintenance release.
  5. From the Platform drop-down list, choose the appropriate hardware platform.
  6. From the Feature Set drop-down list, choose the appropriate feature set. The Image Details area will provide details on the specific image. The Available Features area will list all the features that are supported by the feature set (software image) that you chose.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Cisco Feature Navigator home page, click Research Software .

Step 2

Select your software type from the drop-down list and chose the Release button in the “Search By” area.

Step 3

From the Major Release drop-down list, chose the appropriate major release.

Step 4

From the Release drop-down list, choose the appropriate maintenance release.

Step 5

From the Platform drop-down list, choose the appropriate hardware platform.

Step 6

From the Feature Set drop-down list, choose the appropriate feature set. The Image Details area will provide details on the specific image. The Available Features area will list all the features that are supported by the feature set (software image) that you chose.

Note 
To learn more about a feature in the list, click the View Desc button in the Available Features text box.

Memory Recommendations

To determine memory recommendations for software images (feature sets) in your Cisco IOS release, go to the Cisco Feature Navigator home page and perform the following steps.

SUMMARY STEPS

  1. From the Cisco Feature Navigator home page, click Research Software .
  2. Select your software type from the drop-down list and choose the Release button in the “Search By” area.
  3. From the Major Release drop-down list, choose the appropriate major release.
  4. From the Release drop-down list, choose the appropriate maintenance release.
  5. From the Platform drop-down list, choose the appropriate hardware platform.
  6. From the Feature Set drop-down list, choose the appropriate feature set.
  7. The Image Details area will provide details on the specific image including the DRAM and flash memory recommendations for each image. The Available Features area will list all the features that are supported by the feature set (software image) that you chose.

DETAILED STEPS


Step 1

From the Cisco Feature Navigator home page, click Research Software .

Step 2

Select your software type from the drop-down list and choose the Release button in the “Search By” area.

Step 3

From the Major Release drop-down list, choose the appropriate major release.

Step 4

From the Release drop-down list, choose the appropriate maintenance release.

Step 5

From the Platform drop-down list, choose the appropriate hardware platform.

Step 6

From the Feature Set drop-down list, choose the appropriate feature set.

Step 7

The Image Details area will provide details on the specific image including the DRAM and flash memory recommendations for each image. The Available Features area will list all the features that are supported by the feature set (software image) that you chose.


Features and Important Notes

These release notes describe the following topics:

New and Changed Information

New Hardware Features Supported in Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M

There are no new hardware features supported in this release.

New Software Features Supported in Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M

There are no new software features supported in this release.

Bugs for Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M

Open and Resolved Bugs

The open and resolved bugs for this release are accessible through the Cisco Bug Search Tool. This web-based tool provides you with access to the Cisco bug tracking system, which maintains information about bugs and vulnerabilities in this product and other Cisco hardware and software products.

Within the Cisco Bug Search Tool, each bug is given a unique identifier (ID) with a pattern of CSCxxNNNNN, where x is any letter (a-z) and N is any number (0-9). The bug IDs are frequently referenced in Cisco documentation, such as Security Advisories, Field Notices and other Cisco support documents. Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers or other Cisco staff can also provide you with the ID for a specific bug.

You can save searches that you perform frequently. You can also bookmark the URL for a search and email the URL for those search results.


Note

If the defect that you have requested cannot be displayed, this may be due to one or more of the following reasons: the defect number does not exist, the defect does not have a customer-visible description yet, or the defect has been marked Cisco Confidential.

Using the Bug Search Tool

The Cisco Bug Search Tool enables you to filter the bugs so that you only see those in which you are interested. In addition to being able to search for a specific bug ID, or for all bugs in a product and release, you can filter the open and/or resolved bugs by one or more of the following criteria:

  • Last modified date
  • Status, such as fixed (resolved) or open
  • Severity
  • Support cases

For more information about how to use the Cisco Bug Search Tool, including how to set email alerts for bugs and to save bugs and searches, see Bug Search Tool Help & FAQ.


Note

You must have a Cisco.com account to log in and access the Cisco Bug Search Tool. if you do not have one, you can register for an account.

To use the Cisco Bug Search Tool:

  1. In your browser, navigate to the Cisco Bug Search Tool.
  2. If you are redirected to a Log In page, enter your registered Cisco.com username and password and then, click Log In.
  3. To search for a specific bug, enter the bug ID in the Search For field and press Enter.
  4. To search for bugs related to a specific software release, do the following:
    1. In the Product field, choose Series/Model from the drop-down list and then enter the product name in the text field. If you begin to type the product name, the Cisco Bug Search Tool provides you with a drop-down list of the top ten matches. If you do not see this product listed, continue typing to narrow the search results.
    2. In the Releases field, enter the release for which you want to see bugs.

The Cisco Bug Search Tool displays a preview of the results of your search below your search criteria. You can mouse over bugs to see more content about a specific bug.

To see more content about a specific bug, you can do the following:

  • Mouse over a bug in the preview to display a pop-up with more information about that bug.

  • Click on the hyperlinked bug headline to open a page with the detailed bug information.

  • To restrict the results of a search, choose from one or more of the following filters:

    Filter

    Description

    Modified Date

    A predefined date range, such as last week or last six months.

    Status

    A specific type of bug, such as open or fixed.

    Severity

    The bug severity level as defined by Cisco. For definitions of the bug severity levels, see Bug Search Tool Help & FAQ

    Rating

    The rating assigned to the bug by users of the Cisco Bug Search Tool.

    Support Cases

    Whether a support case has been opened or not.

Your search results update when you choose a filter.

Resolved Bugs—Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M

Table 1. Resolved Bugs—Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCvd19860

OSPFv3 AUTH breaks IPv6 traffic intermittently

CSCve77011

SSL handshake failure when validating certification with name-constraints

CSCvi48253

Y2.02K: self-signed cert expires after 31 Dec 2019, cannot be created after 1 Jan 2020

CSCvj28921

High CPU due to Alignment Corrections - SMEF & IWAN

CSCvk17998

Rekey Timer are same for both the Server and Client

CSCvm40582

Crash when entering username with aaa common-criteria policy password

CSCvn11434

IPSEC NAT-T / transport mode: UDP checksum not updated on decryption

CSCvn18500

Certificate map does not work always with UPN in SAN field

CSCvn56017

Crash while processing ISIS updates when DiffServ-TE is enabled

CSCvn66220

Layer 2 Neighbors Have No Connectivity Despite Authentication Open Being Configured

CSCvn66390

bgp dynamic neighbor not up

CSCvn75933

IS-IS needs to filter out Adjacency-SIDs for IPv6 address-family

CSCvn98815

TCLSH: smtp_lib.tcl broken VRF support

CSCvo03458

PKI "revocation check crl none" does not fallback if CRL not reachable

CSCvo10491

PnP Agent should detect image upgrade scenario and configure dialer to bring up cellular interface

CSCvo12745

Packet drop occurs after acl permit configurations

CSCvo19623

9200L Day0 setup not working out of box.

CSCvo24472

SNMP querry for local BGP AS "cBgpLocalAS" is failing

CSCvo27553

PKI incorrect fingerprint calulation during CA authentication

CSCvo27961

"%IR800_SPI_FLASH-3-VERIFY_ERROR: SPI Flash verification error at block 0x900000"

CSCvo37464

CUBE picks incorrect interface for media after receiving c=IN IP4 0.0.0.0

CSCvo39963

Analog phones on VG310 play continious BEEP tone approx every 60 secs.

CSCvo45698

BGP has VxLAN RNH "show bgp l2vpn evpn rnh" but missing entries in "show nve peers"

CSCvo60302

Deleting one sip-copylist will remove all sip copy-lists from dialpeers

CSCvo66216

IPSec-Session count in "show crypto eli" reaches max causing VPN failure

CSCvo70400

Reverse SSH bringing down RTS on serial interface

CSCvo72426

Flexible NetFlow Template ID is not getting exported

CSCvo81559

Router crashes after running "show interfaces transceiver detail"

CSCvo82837

Transcoder getting invoked for SRTP-SRTP calls.

CSCvo94468

%PERF_MON_ASYNC-3-MEM: Memory cleanup failed - ssrc db cache results in PMI not created on BR

CSCvp00182

Bytes output in show policy-map is incorrect on dialer interface

CSCvp05070

Overlay BGP down when configured "ip nhrp server-only"

CSCvp08738

Router loses "transport tcp tls v1.0" on reload

CSCvp13270

"mac-address-table secure sticky <mac-add>" lost when configure "mac-address-table secure maximum"

CSCvp26876

PNP profile using hostname is not working anymore

CSCvp27220

Tail drops on IPSLA sender when using scaled udp-jitter probes

CSCvp29316

ISR8xx TCAM limitation

CSCvp30312

Async port counter doesn't increment with 'reverse telnet'

CSCvp33421

Shut down interface Wlan-GigabitEthernet0

CSCvp38876

ESR crashed with Segmentation fault on Process Rate limit load process

CSCvp46185

Source Filter and Voice RTP Source-Filter in IOS Routers should allow RTP when on Hold

CSCvp47074

BGP sends malformed EVPN MAC/IP Advertisement Route

CSCvp47792

VG3x0 - groundstart voice-port configuration removed after reload

CSCvp60608

Reload when importing certificate from nvram:

CSCvp66849

MED should be compared if the first AS number in AS-PATH is 2^16, i.e, 65536

CSCvp78236

Crash during SNMP Configuration, ospfv3_pdb_from_router_info

CSCvp81102

IPsec SA installation fails with simultaneous negotiations despite fix for CSCve08418

CSCvp81193

After receiving 491, cube is not setting the media transcoder flag at SRTP leg

CSCvp87125

Default-route is not installed in Local PE VRF if there is 0.0.0.0/X route present in routing table

CSCvp90380

C5915 - NVRAM corrupts during bootup

CSCvp92334

Crash after Media monitor look up.

CSCvq00362

ISRG2: SRTP information not passed in Outgoing 183SP's SDP in external call forward scenario

CSCvq00550

Split DNS not working in case of TCP query coming on WAN interface and destined to LAN interface

CSCvq03717

ISDN memory leak

CSCvq04830

C921 forward packets with a destination MAC address that is not the MAC Address of SVI

CSCvq09955

[C900] traffic cannot be forwarded once storm-control changed from blocking to forwarding

CSCvq22176

IR807G-LTE-GA-K9 is not recognized as Cisco genuine product

CSCvq55604

C841M (15.8(3)M2) stuck at Splash Screen when access GUI (3.5.3) via Google Chrome & Firefox.

CSCvq57345

When the traffic rate is increased , VDSL interface starts bouncing

CSCvq59529

C926 and C927 will have VDSL down when mac address on Ethernet interface is changed

Open Bugs—Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M

Table 2. Open Bugs—Cisco IOS Release 15.9(3)M

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCva36891

ISM-VPN: double counting of SNMP ifInOctets on sub-int with crypto map

CSCve53112

ASR920: EC-5-MINLINKS_MET syslog is not generated

CSCvh82421

Port channels interface counters show decrement for CRC errors

CSCvj00317

Memory leak VOIP *MallocLite*

CSCvm94891

Crash caused by a "TLB Modification exception" after processing a null chunk in "IP Input" process.

CSCvn71487

CUBE fails to send outgoing SUBSCRIBE if egress dial-peer has "session server-group" configured

CSCvn79227

QSIG - SIP - Connected Number Missing leading digit when decoding raw QSIG

CSCvn82489

CUBE changing the payload for content sharing packets, though it negotiate correctly

CSCvo15003

CUBE - SDP version increment behaviour creates cypto interworking issues

CSCvo20620

CUBE DNS SRV Query is not performed for PRACK

CSCvo58774

tracebacks unqueue didn't find XX in queue XXX-Process= "MAB Framework", ipl= , pid=

CSCvo61691

Disable MOP by default

CSCvq04828

VRF aware reverse DNS lookup not working

CSCvq05185

ISDN calls being picked in round robin manner instead of all happening at the same time

CSCvq11134

SDP version was incremented due to misplace of PT 100

CSCvq18307

VRF routes disappeared after reload

CSCvq20936

3945 CUBE / 15.7(3)M3 / Subscription control block corrupted ccsipSCB_t

CSCvq40226

CUBE doesn't terminate the call after network failure

CSCvq45550

SIP Profiles not properly modifying 400 responses

CSCvq47016

Exporter Thread crash after low stack report

CSCvq56242

C888 VIP not reachable for some VRRP ID

CSCvq61077

Static route from VPN

CSCvq62065

SIP phone paging party hears own voice

CSCvq74033

Packet drop in vdsl controller pppoe stuck in PADISNT

CSCvq79643

Crash after configuring network statement under BGP

CSCvq83601

SNMP OID giving inaccurate/no updates for Cellular and interface OIDs

CSCvq87669

dACL Not Applied on Slave Switches in a stack