Network Convergence System 5500 Series Routers


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The Network Convergence System 5500 Series routers deliver a programmable, high-capacity and modular answer for Core, Peering, and WAN Transport deployments. Running the latest version of Cisco IOS XR Software, the 5500 Series supports segment routing, advanced forwarding feature sets, and programmable network management.

This series of routers deliver:

  • High-Performance, High-Density 100 Gb centric deployments

  • Option for redundant route processors, fabric cards, power modules and system controllers

  • Extreme focus on optimized power consumption in watts/Gbps

  • An infrastructure for hosting applications

  • Programmability with YANG model based APIs

The latest release of Cisco IOS XR operating system opens up the architecture of Cisco IOS XR using a 64-bit Linux-based operating system to deliver greater agility, automation and simplicity, while reducing cost of operating the networks.

Software Features Introduced in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.1.4

No new software features are introduced in this release. However, this release supports software features released untill Cisco IOS XR Release 6.1.3

  • Support for polling the Inphi Firmware version through SNMP is introduced.

  • Support for Global MACsec protocol shutdown is introduced. This feature reverts MacSec fallback key without any packet loss.

  • A new show-tech custom [source-file] command is introduced in this release. This command executes list of commands specified in the source file and collects debugging information.

    A source file is user defined file in text format and must contain diagnostics commands. In absence of the source file, the command executes general health check commands present in the default directory (for example, general.tech).

  • iBGP multihop can now form a peer relationship with an interface over default or static route.

  • A new alarm is supported to indicate when the fabric plane or multicast is down.

  • LLDP is supported on the management interface. You must configure lldp management enable command in LLDP config mode to enable LLDP support on the management interface.

  • MACSec Always Negotiated Fallback key option is introduced.

  • The maximum number of bundles supported on NCS 5500 is 256 bundles. Prior to this release NCS 5500 supported only 128 bundles.

Hardware Features Introduced in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.1.4

No new hardware features are introduced in this release. However, this release supports hardware features released until Cisco IOS XR Release

Release 6.1.4 Packages

This table lists the Cisco IOS XR Software feature set matrix (packages) with associated filenames.

Table 1. Release 6.1.4 Packages for Cisco NCS 5500 Series Router

Composite Package

Feature Set

Filename

Description

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

ncs5500-mini-x.iso

Contains base image contents that includes:

  • Host operating system

  • System Admin boot image

  • IOS XR boot image

Individually-Installable Optional Packages

Feature Set

Filename

Description

Cisco IOS XR Manageability Package

ncs5500-mgbl-1.0.0.0-r614.x86_64.rpm

Extensible Markup Language (XML) Parser, Telemetry, Netconf, gRPC and HTTP server packages.

Cisco IOS XR MPLS Package

ncs5500-mpls-1.0.0.0-r614.x86_64.rpm

ncs5500-mpls-te-rsvp-1.0.0.0-r614.x86_64.rpm

MPLS and MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS-TE) RPM.

Cisco IOS XR Security Package

ncs5500-k9sec-1.0.0.0-r614.x86_64.rpm

Support for Encryption, Decryption, Secure Shell (SSH), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and Public-key infrastructure (PKI)

Cisco IOS XR ISIS package

ncs5500-isis*.rpm

Support ISIS

Cisco IOS XR OSPF package

ncs5500-ospf*.rpm

Support OSPF

Multicast Package

ncs5500-mcast-1.0.0.0-r614.rpm

Support Multicast

Determine Software Version

Log in to the router and enter the show version command:

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show version
Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 6.1.4
Copyright (c) 2013-2016 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Build Information:
Built By : <username>
Built On : Thu Jun 29 15:31:09 PDT 2017
Build Host : iox-lnx-032
Workspace : /auto/srcarchive13/production/6.1.4/ncs5500/workspace
Version : 6.1.4
Location : /opt/cisco/XR/packages/

cisco NCS-5500 () processor 
System uptime is 4 hours, 36 minutes

Determine Firmware Support

Log in to the router and enter show hw-module fpd command in EXEC mode:

  • For NCS 5501

    RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show hw-module fpd
                                                                        FPD Versions
                                                                   =================
    Location   Card type        HWver FPD device       ATR Status   Running Programd
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    0/RP0     NCS-5501          0.2   MB-MIFPGA            CURRENT    1.01    1.01  
    0/RP0     NCS-5501          0.2   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.05    1.05  
    0/RP0     NCS-5501          0.2   CPU-IOFPGA           CURRENT    1.12    1.12  
    0/RP0     NCS-5501          0.2   MB-IOFPGA            CURRENT    1.04    1.04  
    
  • For NCS 5501-SE

    RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show hw-module fpd
                                                                        FPD Versions
                                                                   =================
    Location   Card type        HWver FPD device       ATR Status   Running Programd
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    0/RP0     NCS-5501-SE       0.4   MB-MIFPGA            CURRENT    1.02    1.02  
    0/RP0     NCS-5501-SE       0.4   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11  
    0/RP0     NCS-5501-SE       0.4   CPU-IOFPGA           CURRENT    1.12    1.12  
    0/RP0     NCS-5501-SE       0.4   MB-IOFPGA            CURRENT    1.07    1.07  
    
  • For NCS 5502
    RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show hw-module fpd
                                                                        FPD Versions
                                                                   =================
    Location   Card type        HWver FPD device       ATR Status   Running Programd
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    0/RP0     NCS-5502          0.2   DC-MIFPGA            CURRENT    1.02    1.02  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502          0.2   MB-MIFPGA            CURRENT    1.02    1.02  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502          0.2   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502          0.2   CPU-IOFPGA           CURRENT    1.12    1.12  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502          0.2   DC-IOFPGA            CURRENT    1.05    1.05  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502          0.2   MB-IOFPGA            CURRENT    1.05    1.05
    0/PM1     NC55-2KW-ACFW     0.4   PO-PriMCU-ACFW       CURRENT  257.519 257.519 
    0/PM3     NC55-2KW-ACFW     0.4   PO-PriMCU-ACFW       CURRENT  257.519 257.519  
        
  • For NCS 5502-SE
    RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show hw-module fpd
                                                                        FPD Versions
                                                                   =================
    Location   Card type        HWver FPD device       ATR Status   Running Programd
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    0/RP0     NCS-5502-SE       0.6   DC-MIFPGA            CURRENT    1.02    1.02  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502-SE       0.6   MB-MIFPGA            CURRENT    1.02    1.02  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502-SE       0.6   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502-SE       0.6   CPU-IOFPGA           CURRENT    1.12    1.12  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502-SE       0.6   DC-IOFPGA            CURRENT    1.05    1.05  
    0/RP0     NCS-5502-SE       0.6   MB-IOFPGA            CURRENT    1.05    1.05  
    0/PM1     NC55-2KW-ACFW     0.4   PO-PriMCU-ACFW       CURRENT  257.519 257.519 
    0/PM3     NC55-2KW-ACFW     0.4   PO-PriMCU-ACFW       CURRENT  257.519 257.519 
    
  • For NCS 5508
    RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show hw-module fpd
                                                                        FPD Versions
                                                                   =================
    Location   Card type        HWver FPD device       ATR Status   Running Programd
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    0/0       NC55-24X100G-SE   0.403 MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.03    0.03  
    0/0       NC55-24X100G-SE   0.403 Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11  
    0/0       NC55-24X100G-SE   0.403 IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.12    0.12  
    0/1       NC55-36X100G-S    0.4   MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.06    0.06  
    0/1       NC55-36X100G-S    0.4   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11  
    0/1       NC55-36X100G-S    0.4   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.09    0.09  
    0/2       NC55-36X100G      0.302 MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.09    0.09  
    0/2       NC55-36X100G      0.302 Bootloader           CURRENT    1.17    1.17  
    0/2       NC55-36X100G      0.302 IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.15    0.15  
    0/3       NC55-24H12F-SE    0.201 MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.02    0.02  
    0/3       NC55-24H12F-SE    0.201 Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11  
    0/3       NC55-24H12F-SE    0.201 IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.08    0.08  
    0/4       NC55-36X100G      0.106 MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.09    0.09  
    0/4       NC55-36X100G      0.106 Bootloader           CURRENT    1.17    1.17  
    0/4       NC55-36X100G      0.106 IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.15    0.15  
    0/5       NC55-36X40G       0.1   MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.03    0.03  
    0/5       NC55-36X40G       0.1   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11  
    0/5       NC55-36X40G       0.1   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.20    0.20  
    0/6       NC55-24X100G-SE   0.1   MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.03    0.03  
    0/6       NC55-24X100G-SE   0.1   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11  
    0/6       NC55-24X100G-SE   0.1   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.12    0.12  
    0/RP0     NC55-RP           1.1   Bootloader           CURRENT    9.23    9.23  
    0/RP0     NC55-RP           1.1   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.09    0.09  
    0/RP1     NC55-RP           1.0   Bootloader           CURRENT    9.23    9.23  
    0/RP1     NC55-RP           1.0   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.09    0.09  
    0/FC1     NC55-5508-FC      0.305 Bootloader           CURRENT    1.70    1.70  
    0/FC1     NC55-5508-FC      0.305 IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.16    0.16  
    0/FC3     NC55-5508-FC      0.109 Bootloader           CURRENT    1.70    1.70  
    0/FC3     NC55-5508-FC      0.109 IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.16    0.16  
    0/FC5     NC55-5508-FC      1.0   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.70    1.70  
    0/FC5     NC55-5508-FC      1.0   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.16    0.16  
    0/SC0     NC55-SC           1.4   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.70    1.70  
    0/SC0     NC55-SC           1.4   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.08    0.08  
    0/SC1     NC55-SC           1.4   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.70    1.70  
    0/SC1     NC55-SC           1.4   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.08    0.08  
    
    
  • For NCS 5516

    RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show hw-module fpd
                                                                        FPD Versions
                                                                   =================
    Location   Card type        HWver FPD device       ATR Status   Running Programd
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    0/0       NC55-18H18F       1.0   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11 
    0/0       NC55-18H18F       1.0   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.20    0.20 
    0/0       NC55-18H18F       1.0   MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.03    0.03 
    0/4       NC55-36X100G-S    0.4   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11 
    0/4       NC55-36X100G-S    0.4   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.09    0.09 
    0/4       NC55-36X100G-S    0.4   MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.06    0.06 
    0/7       NC55-24H12F-SE    1.0   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.11    1.11 
    0/7       NC55-24H12F-SE    1.0   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.08    0.08 
    0/7       NC55-24H12F-SE    1.0   MIFPGA               CURRENT    0.02    0.02 
    0/11      NC55-36X100G      1.1   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.17    1.17 
    0/11      NC55-36X100G      1.1   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.15    0.15 
    0/15      NC55-36X100G      1.1   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.17    1.17 
    0/15      NC55-36X100G      1.1   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.15    0.15 
    0/RP0     NC55-RP           1.0   Bootloader           CURRENT    9.23    9.23 
    0/RP0     NC55-RP           1.0   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.09    0.09 
    0/RP1     NC55-RP           1.0   Bootloader           CURRENT    9.23    9.23 
    0/RP1     NC55-RP           1.0   IOFPGA               CURRENT    0.09    0.09
    
    

The above show output lists the hardware components that are supported in current release with their status. The status of the hardware must be CURRENT; Running and Programd version must be similar.

Caveats

Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco IOS XR Software releases.

The following open caveats apply to the current Cisco IOS XR Software Release

ID

Description

CSCve04552

Deletion of one interface in a bundle results in exponential increase of multicast traffic

CSCve90001

V4/V6 l2 to l3 traffic drop due to BVI adj pointing to glean state

CSCve68425

Interface's on bundles takes time to come up after Shut/No shut

Upgrading Cisco IOS XR Software

Cisco IOS XR Software is installed and activated from modular packages, allowing specific features or software patches to be installed, upgraded, or downgraded without affecting unrelated processes. Software packages can be upgraded or downgraded on all supported card types, or on a single card (node).

The upgrade document is available along with the software images.


Caution

Before upgrading to a new release, you must install all available bridge SMUs of the current release.


Important Notes

  • The offline diagnostics functionality is not supported in NCS 5500 platform. Therefore, the hw-module service offline location command will not work. However, you can use the (sysadmin)# hw-module shutdown location command to bring down the LC.

  • Flow-aware transport pseudowire feature is not supported.

  • Use show mrib route summary command to gather correct number of (S,G) routes.

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