Release Notes for Cisco 860VAE-W Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL Routers using Firmware Release A2pv6F039t
First Published: 2016-05-30
Last Updated: 2016-05-30
Release: Cisco IOS Release 15.5(3)M
These release notes describe new enhancements and fixed caveats for the Cisco 860VAE-W Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL routers using firmware release A2pv6F039t. This firmware is used for Cisco CPEs and recommended for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN).
These release notes are updated as needed.
■Memory and IOS Software Requirements
■Determining the Firmware Version
■Upgrading to a New Firmware Release
Memory and IOS Software Requirements
Table 1 lists the supported Cisco 860VAE Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL routers and also the memory and IOS requirements while using firmware release A2pv6F039t.
Table 1 Supported Cisco 860VAE-W Series Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ DSL and Memory Requirements
Determining the Firmware Version
To determine the version of firmware currently running on your Cisco 860VAE-W series router, issue the following IOS command and look for the output entries shown in bold in this example:
C867VAE-K9#show controller vdsl 0
Chip Vendor ID: 'BDCM' 'BDCM'
Chip Vendor Specific: 0x0000 0xA450
Chip Vendor Country: 0xB500 0xB500
Modem Vendor ID: 'CSCO' 'BDCM'
Modem Vendor Specific: 0x4602 0x0000
Modem Vendor Country: 0xB500 0xB500
Serial Number Near: GMK172801HR C867VAE 15.5(3)
Modem Version Near: 15.5(3)
Modem Version Far: 0xa450
Modem Status: TC Sync (Showtime!)
Trained Mode: G.993.2 (VDSL2) Profile 17a
DELT configuration: disabled
Modem FW Version: 4.12L.08
Modem PHY Version: A2pv6F039t.d24m
Bit swap: enabled enabled
Line Attenuation: 0.3 dB 0.0 dB
Signal Attenuation: 0.0 dB 0.0 dB
Noise Margin: 18.8 dB 6.8 dB
Attainable Rate: 150631 kbits/s 60284 kbits/s
Actual Power: 14.5 dBm - 4.3 dBm
Per Band Status: D1 D2 D3 U0 U1 U2 U3
Line Attenuation(dB): 0.0 0.4 0.6 N/A 0.0 0.0 N/A
Signal Attenuation(dB): 0.0 0.4 0.6 N/A 0.0 0.0 N/A
Noise Margin(dB): 19.2 18.6 18.6 N/A 7.1 6.6 N/A
DS Channel1 DS Channel0 US Channel1 US Channel0
Speed (kbps): 0 100014 0 60015
SRA Previous Speed: 0 0 0 0
Interleave (ms): 0.00 7.00 0.00 0.00
Actual INP: 0.00 1.01 0.00 0.00
Training Log Filename : flash:vdsllog.bin
Upgrading to a New Firmware Release
Perform the following steps to upgrade to a new firmware release:
1. Download the new firmware from Cisco.com Software Center at http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html.
Choose Products -> Routers -> Branch Routers -> Cisco 800 Series Routers -> Cisco 866VAE-W Integrated Services Router (or Cisco 867 VAE-W Integrated Services Router) -> Very High Bitrate DSL (VDSL) Firmware > VAEW_A_39f1_B_39d_24g1.SSA.bin
2. Copy the VAEW_A_39f1_B_39d_24g1.SSA.bin firmware to a designated location; for example, router flash or a TFTP server.
3. Configure the router to load the new firmware from a designated location.
Router# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
Router(config)# controller vdsl 0
Router(config-controller)# firmware filename ?
archive: Download fw file name
cns: Download fw file name
flash: Download fw file name
ftp: Download fw file name
http: Download fw file name
https: Download fw file name
null: Download fw file name
nvram: Download fw file name
rcp: Download fw file name
scp: Download fw file name
system: Download fw file name
tar: Download fw file name
tftp: Download fw file name
tmpsys: Download fw file name
xmodem: Download fw file name
ymodem: Download fw file name
Router(config-controller)# firmware filename flash:
Note: Controller VDSL 0 should not be turned off.
4. Enter the copy running-config startup-config command to save your configuration.
5. Enter the reload command to restart the router.
This section contains information about various features supported by firmware release A2pv6F039t:
■G.993.2 (VDSL2) protocol.
■PTM and ATM mode
■Annex A and Annex B band plans
■Profiles supported: 8a/b/c/d, 12a/b, 17a and 30a (BCM6306 required)
■Bitswaps, SRA and SOS/ROC
■FEXT Equalized UPBO
■PhyR and G.INP (Framing Type 1)
■G.vector and G.vector friendly mode (G.993.2 Annex Y)
■Alternate Electrical Length Measurement
■G.992.5 (ADSL2+), G.992.3 (ADSL2), G.992.2 (G.LITE), G.992.1 (G.DMT), ANSI T1.413
■L2 power management
■Bitswaps and SRA
■PhyR and G.INP (Framing Type 1)
New and Changed Information
This section contains changes introduced with firmware release A2pv6F039t.
■Improve G.992.1 Showtime Stability against ALU 7350 [FW-8502]
■Provide driver bit control to use AELEM of 0 in G.993.2 [FW-8509]
■Remove the CPE side work around for US PSD against NVLT-D to avoid no-connects in G.993.2 [FW-8471]
Known Issues and Limitations
■ANSI T1.413 is not supported with AFE A.12.40
■G.INP supports DTU framing type 1 only
■G.993.2 ATM mode testing is limited due to lack of DSLAM support
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