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 6.2.25

VPLS

Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) enables enterprises to link together their Ethernet-based LANs from multiple sites through the infrastructure provided by their service provider. From the enterprise perspective, the service provider’s public network looks like one giant Ethernet LAN.

VPLS provides an opportunity for the service provider to deploy another revenue-generating service on top of the existing network without major capital expenditures. Operators can extend the operational life of equipment in their network.

New Hardware Introduced in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.2.25

No new hardware introduced in this release.

Limitations in Cisco IOS XR Release 6.2.25

Missing MAC Address Timestamp for Line Card

MAC address timestamp is not updated for the line card location in the output of the show l2vpn forwarding bridge-domain command.

Storm Control Drop Counter

Storm control drop counters are not updated for sub-interfaces.

Release 6.2.25 Packages

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

Table 1. Release 6.2.25 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

  • BGP packages

Individually-Installable Optional Packages

Feature Set

Filename

Description

Cisco IOS XR Manageability Package

ncs5500-mgbl-1.0.0.0-r6225.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-r6225.x86_64.rpm

ncs5500-mpls-te-rsvp-1.0.0.0-r6225.x86_64.rpm

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

Cisco IOS XR Security Package

ncs5500-k9sec-1.0.0.0-r6225.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-1.2.0.0-r6225.x86_64.rpm

Support ISIS

Cisco IOS XR OSPF package

ncs5500-ospf-2.0.0.0-r6225.x86_64.rpm

Support OSPF

Lawful Intercept (LI) Package

ncs5500-li-1.0.0.0-r6225.x86_64.rpm

Includes LI software images

Multicast Package

ncs5500-mcast-1.0.0.0-r6225.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 6.2.25
Copyright (c) 2013-2017 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Build Information:
 Built By     : <username>
 Built On     : Thu Sep 28 20:01:45 PDT 2017
 Build Host   : iox-lnx-057
 Workspace    : /auto/srcarchive12/production/6.2.25/ncs5500/workspace
 Version      : 6.2.25
 Location     : /opt/cisco/XR/packages/

cisco NCS-5500 () processor
System uptime is 7 minutes

Caveats

Bug ID

Headline

CSCvf38284

FIB Mgr Traceback - "Invalid argument" [IPv4 NH CREATE] - Platform Update failure after Failover.

CSCvf91532

On LXC based platforms, RPFO takes around 7secs leading to traffic loss.

Determine Firmware Support

Use the show hw-module fpd command in EXEC mode to view the hardware components with their current FPD version and status. The status of the hardware must be CURRENT; Running and Programed version must be the same.

Table 2. PID and FPD Versions for Release 6.2.25

PID

FPD Device

FPD Versions

NCS55-RP

Bootloader

9.23

IOFPGA

0.09

NCS55-SC

Bootloader

1.74

IOFPGA

0.08

NC55-5508-FC

Bootloader

1.74

IOFPGA

0.16

NC55-36X100G

Bootloader

1.17

IOFPGA

0.15

MIFPGA

0.09

NC55-24X100G-SE

Bootloader

1.11

IOFPGA

0.13

MIFPGA

0.03

NC55-18H18F

Bootloader

1.11

IOFPGA

0.22

MIFPGA

0.03

NC55-36X100G-S

Bootloader

1.11

IOFPGA

0.07

MIFPGA

0.06

NC55-24H12F-SE

Bootloader

1.11

IOFPGA

0.09

MIFPGA

0.02

NCS-5501

Bootloader

1.13

CPU-IOFPGA

1.14

MB-IOFPGA

1.05

MB-MIFPGA

1.01

NCS-5501-SE

Bootloader

1.15

CPU-IOFPGA

1.14

MB-IOFPGA

1.07

MB-MIFPGA

1.02

NCS-5502

Bootloader

1.15

CPU-IOFPGA

1.14

DC-IOFPGA

1.05

DC-MIFPGA

1.02

MB-IOFPGA

1.05

MB-MIFPGA

1.02

NCS-5502-SE

Bootloader

1.15

CPU-IOFPGA

1.14

DC-IOFPGA

1.05

DC-MIFPGA

1.02

MB-IOFPGA

1.05

MB-MIFPGA

1.02

NC55-5516-FC

Bootloader

1.75

IOFPGA

0.23

NCS-55A1-36H-B

Bootloader

1.05

CPU-IOFPGA

1.14

MB-IOFPGA

1.0

MB-MIFPGA

1.0

NC55-6X200-DWDM-S

Bootloader

1.11

IOFPGA

0.10

DENALI

13.48

MORGOTH

5.16

MSFPGA

2.22

CFP2_PORT

5.23

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.

  • PIM on Bundle-Ether subinterface is not supported.

  • Flow-aware transport pseudowire feature is not supported.

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

Related Documentation

The most current Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series documentation is located at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/routers/network-convergence-system-5500-series/tsd-products-support-series-home.html

The document containing Cisco IOS XR System Error Messages (SEM) is located at this URL:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios_xr_sw/error/message/ios-xr-sem-guide.html

Production Software Maintenance Updates (SMUs)

A production SMU is a SMU that is formally requested, developed, tested, and released. Production SMUs are intended for use in a live network environment and are formally supported by the Cisco TAC and the relevant development teams. Software bugs identified through software recommendations or Bug Search Tools are not a basis for production SMU requests.

For information on production SMU types, refer the Production SMU Types section of the IOS XR Software Maintenance Updates (SMUs) guide.

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