Cisco ONS 15454 DWDM Release Notes


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Software and Hardware Requirements

Before you begin to install the software, you must check whether your system meets the following minimum software and hardware requirements:

  • Hardware—Intel Core i5, i7, or faster processor. A minimum of 4 GB RAM, 100 GB hard disk with 250 MB of available hard drive space.

  • One of the following operating systems:

    • Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or later

    • Apple Mac OS X

    • UNIX workstation with Solaris Version 9 or 10 on an UltraSPARC-III or faster processor, with a minimum of 1 GB RAM and a minimum of 250 MB of available hard drive space.

    • Ubuntu 12.10

  • Java Runtime Environment—JRE 1.8 and later.

  • Java version 8.0

  • Browser:

    • Internet Explorer

    • Mozilla Firefox

    • Safari

    • Google Chrome

Changes in Release 11.1.2.3

Cisco is continuously enhancing the product with every release and this section covers a brief description of changes in this release.

TACACS Idle Timeout Considerations:

  • From release 11.1.2.3, the TACACS server sends the idle timeout value in the minutes. Previously the unit for idle timeout value was seconds. After you upgrade to release 11.1.2.3, the idle timeout value unit gets adjusted to minutes from seconds.

    Example: On the TACACS server, the idle timeout value of 900 seconds gets changed to 900 minutes after you upgrade to release 11.1.2.3.

  • The default idle timeout value on the TACACS server is 60 minutes. If you set an idle timeout value on the ISE/ACS TACACS server, the TACACS authenticated sessions expire when the idle timeout value is reached. However, if the CTC client is active after the idle timeout has expired, the CTC session remains open.

Caveats

Open Caveats in Release 11.1.2.3

The following table lists the open caveats:

Identifier

Headline

CSCwb66820

Random traffic errors on 400G-XP clients when connected to a 10x10G-LC CXP Fanout

CSCwb63907

HI-LASERTEMP alarm on the CXP ports of a 10x10G-LC

CSCwa91226

NCS2K ONS-SC-OSC-18.0= pluggable RX power range [-22.8dBm, -50dBm] due to h/w limitation

CSCvw49760

RAMAN need alarm raised during abort if no pump on

CSCwb44954

Active login showing junk IPV4 ip when CTC launched with IPv6 ip

CSCwb35138

TL1 does not support for adding Multiple REGEN Constraints

CSCwa87699

TNCS2/TNCS2O: Post switchover ending with CONTBUS reported by LCs and EMS port down state

CSCwb76743

No pop-up or event has been sent when "Notify when completed" flag is selected

Resolved Caveats in Release 11.1.2.3

The following table lists the resolved caveats:

Identifier

Headline

CSCwb10645

Unclear error message trying to create IPC with LMP present

CSCvy24166

10x10G-LC, 10Ge to OTU2e CBR transponder mode configuration, latency variation improvement

CSCvy79016

passive device connected to SSC with TNCS-2 TNCS-2O disappear while activating 11.1.2

CSCwb14928

Unwanted prints on Controller while collecting diagnostics logs when Temp.PTB is "0" size.

CSCvz76849

400G-XP: FEC PM Uncorrectable Words counter remain valid during fiber cut

CSCvw97478

tCPReq keepAlive failure or cold reset in case of RTXP on LAN

CSCvy35710

[CPAK-FR-S]: Discrepancy in actual eqpt type in CTC and TL1 for CPAK-FR-S

CSCwb56922

Refresh button under optics PM is not working after Pluggable port creation/deletion on 10x10G

CSCwb55266

NCS2000: Secure TL1 - Flow control improvement at SSH

CSCvz09027

PARAM-MISM condition configuring Gain Degrade Thresholds higher than 30dB

CSCwb11002

TL1 Unclear error message trying to create IPC with LMP present

CSCwa24019

User unable to login to node via TL1/Vxworks and ExcTask in suspended state

CSCwb71185

M12 nodes crashing with tSshd task exception

CSCvv40170

Pre-provisioned regen cards OR pre-prov REGEN card PPMs cause periodic node cold reboot

CSCwa73593

Version not updated in CTC Launcher

CSCvy51837

[Encryption]: KEY-EX-FAIL alarm on LCs when NE and FE are different releases

CSCvz60351

SMR20 card in 2nd Layer add/drop stage may remain with ALS enabled

CSCvz52384

KEY-EX-FAIL alarm on 400G-XP when NE and FE are different releases

CSCvv00112

CET: Node took autoreset on tNPRTask (deadlock by OTDRMgr in a specific scenario)

CSCwa82623

Node reset after sending RTRV-CPSRESTPATH TL1 command

CSCwa26376

10x10G-LC card with FANOUT Mode fails to boot if the CXP is plugged in

CSCvu64436

Node hung with legacy Card (Non TNCS2/Non TNCS2O) - flooding of tNetTask wth netJobAdd continuously

CSCvy90108

After Downgrade both controller cards are in roll reboot

CSCvz65077

OBFL file is corrupted while writing logs to it

CSCvs28305

TNCS2O/TNCS2/TNCS/TNCO: CTC shows optical powers swapped on OSC current PM

CSCvz82717

SMR20 side card in 2nd Layer add/drop configuratio may not start APC regulation

CSCwb41677

TACACS superuser incorrect logged in as retrieval user

CSCwa49941

Reverted and activated circuits being deleted incorrectly because of preemption

CSCvv98192

Circuit down due to 200G regen trunk state change from OOS_MT to IS during circuit activation

CSCwa56195

Evaluation of CTC for Log4j RCE (Log4Shell) Vulnerability

CSCvw06490

Random traffic hits/OPR alarms seen on cckts spanning long smr-flex chains (more than ~12 SMR-FLEX)

CSCvz01455

CTC not able to discover nodes/links randomly - CORBA task struck in SSL_read

CSCwa70823

ONS-SC-OSC-18.0 SFP for RAMAN link reports incorrect OSC RX power

CSCvw76302

On executing active TNC MANRESET - Standby takes one autoreset / fails to takeover as new active

CSCvz30524

TNC switch/LC manreset with expired license leads to No relevant alarm/ silent trunk laser off

CSCwa33828

TNC crash at startup of CV

CSCvz55021

Data path goes down with INVALID-MUXCONF alarm when s/w upgrade is performed[11.12-F to 12.30-SSON]

CSCvx08604

SMR9/20: Random traffic hits on span seen due to OTDR scan/OSC LOS/Automatic OTDR training

CSCvv00564

OCH-TRAIL reverted to main path but the circuit state stayed in ADMIN_OOS_DSBLD

CSCwb35129

TACACS authenticated TL1 sessions closed at different timeout value instead of actual value set

CSCvz76622

TL1 response of rtrv-CPSRESTPATH::ALL:123; is having ??? for a restored Remote txp circuits

CSCwa70609

[SRC][CT1881]SecurityControlError: Certificate lifetime should not exceed 5 years

CSCwb34989

[MR-MXP]:FPGA upgrade operation with no FPGA change image is causing hard reset on card

CSCwb08798

Restored circuit does not use the regenerator of the main circuit

CSCvw07940

TACACS Idle Timeout not working and excessive high stale users present

CSCvy42283

NCS2006: In NCS2K network regen(NCS1004) is not selected correctly by media channel(MCH)

CSCwb41155

ent-mch erroneously requires the user/machine to use uppercase characters for the tail-end MPO AID

CSCvt18849

[CTC]:Inconsistent optics PM values for payload provisioned under SR PPM on MR-MXP card

CSCwb16732

GMPLS resignal retry interval for external trunk continuosly increase when trunk is admin down

CSCvw57946

TNCS2O FRCD reloaded with error "Data buffers percentage critical: 19% free", R11.12, Build-19

CSCvs11669

SSH CTR cipher not working

CSCvx16952

Pt to pt wson circuit goes stuck in restoring state (during restore) if restore constrnts reversed

CSCvw56996

Task CORBA blocked waiting on ssl connection socket preventing CTC sessions to open

CSCvz05698

CV does not verify some patch-cords if there is a RAMAN card present in the node

CSCvu28030

Regen node TNCS/TNCS-O resets during WSON circuit signaling

CSCvz56797

[TNC]: Controller card went for a task while performing license rehost operation

CSCvz14082

IPC creation is allowed when the LMP is active with TXPCONTROLMODE=GMPLS.

CSCvy89029

M12: During Upgrade I/O cards are reporting Fake alarm "COLD-RESTART" Instead of AUTO-RESET

CSCvy65667

[MR-MXP]:Sometime FPGA upgrade failed on MR-MXP card and card is going for crash

CSCwb00448

PPM High Power/FW Upgrade Failure after the upgrade from Rel 11.112

CSCvy15822

ACT/SBY Controller tHwHiPriPoll exception reset seen randomly

CSCvy69186

TNC randomly need 10+ minutes to switchover

CSCwb38410

[MR-MXP]:Some time FPGA upgrade operation causes SOFT-VERF-FAIL on MR-MXP card

CSCwb02021

Circuit not restored in presence of APC_DISABLED alarm on the shortest path

CSCwb26280

11.123:Copy rights of CTC debug window showing as 2000-2006 only, need to correct it

CSCvz52382

KEY-EX-FAIL alarm on Mr-Mxp when NE and FE are different releases

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What's New in Release 11.12

Cisco is continuously enhancing the product with every release and this section covers a brief description of key features and enhancements. It also includes links to detailed documentation, where available.

Feature Description

Control Card and Node Configuration

Fiber Shuffle Upgrade

This feature allows you to upgrade the Boot ROM version, OS Kernel, and Uboot version of the fiber shuffle through CTC.

Line Card Configuration

Dynamic Power Allocation on 200G-CK-LC and 400G-XP-LC Cards

This feature allows you to dynamically allocate power based on the line card operating mode. This maximises the usage of the NCS 2015 chassis slots in a 2+2 PSU configuration.This feature is supported on the 200G-CK-LC and 400G-XP-LC cards.

Secure Unique Device Identification (SUDI) SUDI 2099 Certificates for WSE, MR-MXP, and 400G XP Cards

This enhancement allows you to extend the usage of WSE, MR-MXP and 400G-XP-LC cards with encryption functionality beyond year 2029. This extended validity helps to avoid encryption and card upgrade failures.

The existing SUDI 2029 certificate allows the user to have encryption functionality only for ten years from the card installation or until 2029 whichever is earlier. This enhancement to include SUDI certificate 2099 on the software allows the user to extend the usage of encryption functionality up to year 2099. Both the near-end and far-end nodes must use the same SUDI certificate.

Network Configuration

Custom Alien Wavelength and MEDIA CHANNEL OCH NC circuit management through CTC

The feature allows you to create an MCH custom alien wavelength and the associated MEDIA CHANNEL OCH NC circuit specifying the following parameters through CTC:

  • Signal width

  • Modulation guard band

  • Filtering guard band

This functionality enables you to create a medial channel of any spectrum size, for example, signal width of 34.20 GHz, modulation GB of 1.71 GHz, and filtering GB of 4.92 GHz.

ZR+ configuration support on NCS 2000 with 6AD passive add or drop in colorless configuration.

The following two alien wavelengths are supported in R11.12:

  • QSFP-DD-ZR

  • QSFP-DD-ZR+

Installing the GBIC, SFP, SFP+, QSFP, XFP, CXP, CFP, and CPAK Optical Modules in Cisco ONS Platforms

Pluggables Support

  • QSFP-100G-FR-S pluggable is supported on 400G-XP-LC card.

  • CPAK-100G-FR pluggable is supported on 200G-CK-LC and MR-MXP cards

Caveats

Open Caveats in Release 11.12

The following table lists the open caveats:

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCvy49234

400G-XP-LC: Link error during auto switch for 100GE payloads on FR-S pluggable with squelch as LF.

CSCvy51837

[Encryption]: KEY-EX-FAIL alarm on LCs when NE and FE are different releases.

CSCvy61787

[EDVT 200G-CK-C+MR-MXP]: Traffic errors from CPAK-FRS (Tx side) on Titano 3 after node Power Cycle.

CSCvy61795

[EDVT 200G-CK-C+MR-MXP]: Traffic errors from CPAK-FRS (Tx side) on Falco after node Power Cycle.

CSCvy65667

[MR-MXP]: Tyler FPGA upgrade fail on MR-MXP card.

CSCvx09244

CTC show NCS2k node with Activating pop-up even if the operation completed.

CSCvx29636

TL1 output for OPWR is wrong for RAMAN interfaces.

CSCvx60735

CTC disconnected and fail to reconnect.

CSCvy43195

Signal Width, Modulation GB and Filtering GB should be filtered for OCHCC/OCHTRAIL/CARRIER.

CSCvy46793

CTC - Minimum required characters are not taken into account while evaluating the password change.

CSCvy53238

400G-XP-LC: Link error is displayed during trunk terminal loopback on FR-S pluggable with Squelch as LF.

CSCvy53260

400G-XP-LC: CTC:OCH port listing is present for 100G-QSFP-FR-S pluggable under Optics Threshold which must be removed.

CSCvy58760

FS firmware upgrade fails on TNCS-2 TNCS-2O cards.

CSCvy69171

TNC does silent reboot 3 minutes after switchover.

CSCvy69186

TNC randomly need 10+ minutes to switchover.

CSCvy69329

400G-XP-LC: Traffic does not recover on E2E Setup with FR-S on one end and SMSR on the other end in some cases with physical loopback.

CSCvy75765

MR-MXP: UNC-WORD events report for OTU2 payload upon LC warm reboot.

CSCvy79016

Passive device connected to SSC with TNCS-2 TNCS-2O disappear while activating 11.12.

CSCvy89029

M12: During upgrade, I/O cards report fake alarm COLD-RESTART instead of AUTO-RESET.

CSCvz14082

IPC creation is allowed when the LMP is active with TXPCONTROLMODE=GMPLS.

CSCvz11616

Attempting to edit the TXPCONTROLMODE from Local to None and vice versa from TL1/CTC is not allowed.

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Other Important Information and References

Alarms

The following alarm is added:

  • ENC-CERT-EXP

JRE Compatibility

The JRE Compatibility table displays the JRE compatibility with ONS 15454 software releases.