Release Notes for Cisco Network Convergence System 540 Series Routers, IOS XR Release 6.6.1


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The Cisco Network Convergence System 540 Routers (NCS 540) complements Cisco’s offerings for IP RAN solutions for the GSM, UMTS, LTE, and CDMA. Cisco NCS 540 Series routers are designed with I-Temp grade devices.

The Cisco NCS 540 Series routers are designed for cost-effective delivery of these next-generation services. These routers are temperature-hardened, high-throughput, small form factor, low-power-consumption devices suitable for both outdoor and indoor deployments. They combine a comprehensive and scalable feature set of Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services and a rich set of mobile features for a cost-optimized converged access platform. Capabilities such as advanced packet classification, segment routing, ultrawide ECMP, programmable network management, and telemetry are added to the robust and mature features already present in Cisco IOS XR Software.

This release notes describe the features provided in the Cisco IOS XR Software Release. See the Features Introduced in Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.6.1 section in this document for information on new software features.

System Requirements

Cisco IOS XR Release 6.5.3 contains all features released in Cisco IOS XR Release 6.5.2, and Release 6.5.1.

Release 6.5.2 and Release 6.5.1 are limited availability (LA) releases.

This section describes the system requirements for the Cisco Network Convergence System 540 Series Routers Release 6.5.3.

For more information on IOS XR Release 6.5.1 features, see Release Notes for Cisco NCS 540 Series Routers, Release 6.5.1

For more information on IOS XR Release 6.5.2 features, see Release Notes for Cisco NCS 540 Series Routers, Release 6.5.2

Release 6.3.2 Packages

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

Table 1. Release 6.3.2 Packages for Cisco NCS 540 Series Router

Composite Package

Feature Set

Filename

Description

Cisco IOS XR IP Unicast Routing Core Bundle

ncs540-mini-x.iso-r6.3.2

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

ncs540-mgbl-1.0.0.0-r632.x86_64.rpm

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

Cisco IOS XR MPLS Package

ncs540-mpls-1.0.0.0-r632.x86_64.rpm

ncs540-mpls-te-rsvp-1.0.0.0-r632.x86_64.rpm

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

Cisco IOS XR Security Package

ncs540-k9sec-1.0.0.0-r632.x86_64.rpm

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

Cisco IOS XR ISIS package

ncs540-isis-1.0.0.0-r632.x86_64.rpm

Support ISIS

Cisco IOS XR OSPF package

ncs540-ospf-1.0.0.0-r632.x86_64.rpm

Support OSPF

Lawful Intercept (LI) Package

ncs540-li-1.0.0.0-r632.x86_64.rpm

Includes LI software images

Multicast Package

ncs540-mcast-1.0.0.0-r632.x86_64.rpm

Support Multicast

Determine Software Version

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

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:router# show version
Tue Apr 17 13:06:36.981 CEST
 
Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 6.3.2
Copyright (c) 2013-2017 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
 
Build Information:
Built By     : ahoang
Built On     : Wed Mar 28 20:49:37 PDT 2018
Build Host   : iox-ucs-030
Workspace    : /auto/srcarchive17/prod/6.3.2/ncs540/ws
Version      : 6.3.2
Location     : /opt/cisco/XR/packages/
 
cisco NCS-540 () processor
System uptime is 1 week, 4 days, 21 hours, 12 minutes

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.

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:Router# show fpd package 

Thu Aug  9  15:33:23.438 UTC

=============================== ================================================
                                        Field Programmable Device Package
                                ================================================
                                               Req     SW      Min Req   Min Req
Card Type            FPD Description           Reload  Ver     SW Ver  Board Ver
=================== ========================== ====== ======= ======== =========
N540-24Z8Q2C-M       Bootloader                 YES     1.10      1.10      0.0  
                     CPU-IOFPGA                 YES     0.03      0.03      0.0  
                     MB-IOFPGA                  YES     0.18      0.18      0.0  
                     SATA                       NO      5.00      5.00      0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
N540-X-24Z8Q2C-M     Bootloader                 YES     1.10      1.10      0.0         
                     CPU-IOFPGA                 YES     0.03      0.03      0.0  
                     MB-IOFPGA                  YES     0.18      0.18      0.0  
                     SATA                       NO      5.00      5.00      0.0  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

RP/0/RP0/CPU0:Router# show hw-module fpd 

Thu Aug  9 15:32:46.264 UTC
                                                               FPD Versions
                                                               =================
Location   Card type        HWver FPD device       ATR Status   Running Programd
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0/RP0     N540-24Z8Q2C-M    0.5   MB-MIFPGA            CURRENT    0.04    0.04  
0/RP0     N540-24Z8Q2C-M    0.5   Bootloader           CURRENT    1.10    1.10  
0/RP0     N540-24Z8Q2C-M    0.5   CPU-IOFPGA           CURRENT    0.03    0.03  
0/RP0     N540-24Z8Q2C-M    0.5   MB-IOFPGA            CURRENT    0.18    0.18  

Supported Features

Supported Optics

The following optics are supported on the Cisco NCS 540 Series router in this release:

  • QSFP-100G-SR4-S

  • QSFP-100G-LR4-S

  • QSFP-100G-PSM4-S

  • QSFP-100G-CWDM4-S

  • QSFP-100G-SM-SR

  • QSFP-100G-ER4L-S

  • QSFP-100G-AOCxxM

  • QSFP-40G-SR4, and –S

  • QSFP-40G-CSR4

  • QSFP-40G-SR-BD

  • QSFP-40G-LR4, and –S

  • WSP-Q40GLR4L

  • QSFP-40G-ER4

  • QSFP-4x10G-LR-S (40G-PSM4)

  • SFP-25G-SR-S

  • SFP-10/25G-LR-S – 25G mode support only

  • SFP-10G-SR, and –S

  • SFP-10G-SR-X

  • SFP-10G-LR, and –S

  • SFP-10G-LR-X

  • SFP-10G-ER, and –S

  • CWDM-SFP10G-xxxx (CWDM-SFP10G-1610)

  • SFP-10G-ZR, and –S

  • DWDM-SFP10G-xxxx (fixed) (DWDM-SFP10G-59.79)

  • DWDM-SFP10G-C (tunable)

  • GLC-TE (1000BASE-T)

  • GLC-SX-MMD

  • GLC-SX-MM-RGD

  • GLC-LH-SMD

  • GLC-EX-SMD

  • GLC-ZX-SMD

  • GLC-ZX-SM-RGD

  • CWDM-SFP-xxxx (CWDM-SFP-1550, CWDM-SFP-1570)

  • DWDM-SFP-xxxx (DWDM-SFP-5494)

  • RPHY-S10G-40K-200=

  • RPHY-S10G-20K-200=

Supported Software Features

For information on supported software features in release 6.0.0, see the following documentation:

  • BGP

  • Interface and Hardware Component

  • IP Addresses and Services

  • MPLS

  • Modular Quality of Service

  • Netflow

  • Routing

  • System Administration

  • System Management

  • System Monitoring

  • System Security

Restrictions and Limitations on the Cisco NCS 540 Series Router

The following restrictions are applicable only to Cisco N540-24Z8Q2C-SYS, N540X-ACC-SYS, and N540-ACC-SYS variants.

  • In the Cisco IOS XR Release 7.0.1, the Packet IO feature is not supported on bundle interfaces.

  • The show inventory and the show diagnostic commands do not display the fan serial number.

  • The interface ports 0/0/0/24 to 0/0/0/31 do not support 1G Copper SFPs.

  • Remove the speed settings on the 1G Copper optics when 10M/100M is configured and replaced with 1G SFP optics.

  • The hw-module profile mfib statistics command is not supported.

Caveats

This section describes open and resolved severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats:

  • The “Open Caveats” sections list open caveats that apply to the current release and may apply to previous releases. A caveat that is open for a prior release and is still unresolved applies to all future releases until it is resolved.

  • The “Resolved Caveats” sections list caveats resolved in a specific release, but open in previous releases.

The bug IDs are sorted alphanumerically.


Note

The Caveats section includes the bug ID and a short description of the bug. For details on the symptoms, conditions, and workaround for a specific caveat you must use the Bug Search Tool.


Open Caveats - Cisco IOS XR Release 6.3.2

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCvi13993

VRRPv3 IPv6 does not work with bundle interface.

CSCvi40751

BFD Multi-Hop feature is not supported.

CSCvi18125

Co-existence of BLB and SH does not work.

CSCvi60317

IGMP snooping and BVI-based multicast is not supported.

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