Release Notes for the Catalyst 4500E Series Switch, Cisco IOS XE 3.11.xE

Introduction

This release note describes the features, modifications, and caveats for the Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.xE, on the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches with Supervisor Engine 9-E, 8L-E, 8-E, 7L-E, and 7-E.

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.xE is a feature rich new software feature release for Cisco IOS-XE based Catalyst Access Switching products.


Note

Although Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches and Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches have separate release notes, each leverages the same Software Configuration Guide and Command Reference Guide.


Cisco IOS Software Packaging

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches support these license levels or feature sets.

The following permanent right-to-use licenses or base licenses are available:

  • Enterprise Services—image supports all Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series software features based on Cisco IOS Software, including enhanced routing.

  • IP Base

  • LAN Base

Starting with Cisco IOS XE Release 3.10.0E, the following add-on license options are available:

  • DNA Essentials

  • DNA Advantage

To find information about platform support and to know which license levels a feature is available with, use Cisco Feature Navigator. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Cisco IOS XE Release Strategy

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.10.xE, 3.8.xE, 3.6.xE, 3.4.xSG, and 3.2.xSG are extended maintenance (EM) releases.

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.9.xE, 3.7.xE, 3.5.xE, and 3.3.0SG are standard maintenance releases (SM).

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.10.0E and later releases support Sup9-E.

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.8.1E and later releases support Sup8L-E.

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.8.xE is a maintenance train supporting Sup7E, Sup7L-E and Sup8-E.

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.6.xSG is a maintenance train supporting Sup7E, Sup7L-E and Sup8-E.

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.4.xSG is a maintenance train supporting Sup7E and Sup7L-E.

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.2.xSG is an active maintenance train that supports Sup7E only.

Support

Support for Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.xE follows the standard Cisco Systems® support policy, available at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.

System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements:

Supported Hardware on the Catalyst 4500-E Series Switch

Table 1. Supported Hardware on Cisco Catalyst 4500-E

Product Number (append with “=” for spares)

Product Description

WS-X45-Sup7-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor Engine 7-E

Note 

This engine is supported on E-series, R-E, and R+E chassis.

WS-X45-Sup7L-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor Engine 7L-E

Note 

This engine is supported on E-series, R-E, and R+E chassis.

WS-X45-Sup8-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor Engine 8-E

This engine is supported on E-series and R+E and R-E1 chassis.

WS-X45-Sup8L-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor Engine 8L-E

This engine is supported on E-series and R+E and R-E 1 chassis.

WS-X45-SUP9-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor Engine 9-E.

This engine is supported on E-series and R+E chassis.

10 Gigabit Ethernet Switching Modules

WS-X4748-12X48U+E

Catalyst 4500E 48-Port UPOE with 12 Multigigabit ports and 36 10/100/1000 ports. This module supports the Cisco Multigigabit technology for 802.11ac Wave2 and 10GBASE-T speeds.

WS-X4712-SFP+E

12-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (SFP+) line card

Not supported on 4507R-E and 4510R-E chassis.

WS-X4606-X2-E

6-port X2 line card

Gigabit Ethernet Switching Modules

WS-X4302-GB

2-port 1000BASE-X (GBIC) Gigabit Ethernet module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4306-GB

6-port 1000BASE-X (GBIC) Gigabit Ethernet switching module

WS-X4412-2GB-T

12-port 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet and 2-GBIC ports switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4424-GB-RJ45

24-port 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 switching module

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4418-GB

18-port 1000BASE-X (GBIC) Gigabit Ethernet switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4448-GB-LX

48-port 1000BASE-LX (small form-factor pluggable) Gigabit Ethernet fiber optic interface switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode

WS-X4448-GB-RJ45

48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4448-GB-SFP

48-port 1000BASE-X (small form-factor pluggable) module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4506-GB-T

6-port Alternately-Wired 10/100/1000BASE-T Catalyst 4500 series Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af or 1000BASE-X SFP.

Not supported in VSS mode

WS-X4524-GB-RJ45V

24-port 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 Catalyst 4500 series PoE 802.3af.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4548-GB-RJ45

48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V

48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T, Gigabit Ethernet module with PoE IEEE 802.3af.

This module is supported on Supervisor Engines 7E and7LE, but not on Supervisor Engines 8E and 8LE. This module is not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4548-RJ45V+

48-port 10/100/1000BASE-T, Gigabit Ethernet module with IEEE 802.3af PoEP and IEEE 802.3at PoEP.

This module is supported on Supervisor Engines 7-E and7L-E, but not on Supervisor Engines 8-E and 8L-E.

WS-X4612-SFP-E

12-port 1000BASE-X (small form factor pluggable) module with jumbo frame support

WS-X4624-SFP-E

Non-blocking 24-port 1000BASEX (small form factor pluggable) module

WS-X4640-CSFP-E

80 ports with Gigabit compact SFP (4:1 oversubscribed); 40 modules of Gigabit SFP line card (1000BaseX), providing 24 gigabits per-slot capacity (SFP optional) (2:1 oversubscribed)

WS-X4648-RJ45-E

48 port 10/100/1000BT with 2 to 1 oversubscription and jumbo frame support

WS-X4648-RJ45V-E

48 port 10/100/1000 Mb with 2 to 1 oversubscription PoE 802.3af providing up to 20 Watts power/port

WS-X4648-RJ45V+E

48 port 10/100/1000 Mb with 2 to 1 oversubscription PoE 802.3at providing up to 30 Watts power/port

WS-X4748-RJ45V+E

48-port 10/100/1000 line card nonblocking PoE 802.3at providing up to 30 Watts power/port

WS-X4748-UPOE+E

48-port 10/100/1000 line card nonblocking PoE 802.3at and 60 watt UPoE PoE linecard with Ethernet Energy Efficient feature.

WS-X4748-RJ45-E

48-port 10/100/1000 nonblocking line card with the Ethernet Energy Efficient feature

WS-X4748-SFP-E

48-port 1000Base-X SFP (small form factor pluggable) line card

WS-X4724-SFP-E

24-port 1000Base-X SFP (small form factor pluggable) line card

WS-X4712-SFP-E

12-port 1000Base-X SFP (small form factor pluggable) line card

Fast Ethernet Switching Modules

WS-X4124-FX-MT

24-port 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet MT-RJ multimode fiber switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4148-FX-MT

48-port 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet MT-RJ multimode fiber switching module

WS-X4148-FE-LX-MT

48-port 100BASE-LX10 Fast Ethernet MT-RJ single-mode fiber switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4148-FE-BD-LC

48-port 100BASE-BX10-D module

WS-X4248-FE-SFP

48-port 100BASE-X SFP switching module

WS-U4504-FX-MT

4-port 100BASE-FX (MT-RF) uplink daughter card

WS-X4504-FX-MT

4-port 100BASE-FX MT-RJ uplink module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

Ethernet/Fast Ethernet (10/100) Switching Modules

WS-X4124-RJ45

24-port 10/100 RJ-45 module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4148-RJ

48-port 10/100 RJ-45 switching module

WS-X4148-RJ21

48-port 10/100 4xRJ-21 (telco connector) switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4148-RJ45V

48-port Pre-standard PoE 10/100BASE-T switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4224-RJ45V

24-port 10/100BASE-TX RJ-45 Cisco Catalyst 4500 series PoE 802.3af.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4232-GB-RJ

32-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet RJ-45, plus 2-port 1000BASE-X (GBIC) Gigabit Ethernet switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4248-RJ21V

48-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet RJ-21 Cisco Catalyst 4500 series PoE 802.3af telco

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4248-RJ45V

48-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet RJ-45 Cisco Catalyst 4500 series PoE 802.3af.

This module is supported only on Supervisor Engines 7-E and 7L-E, but not supported on Supervisor Engines 8-E and 8L-E.

WS-X4232-RJ-XX

32-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet RJ-45 modular uplink switching module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

WS-X4232-L3

32-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet, plus 2-port 1000BASE-X (GBIC) Gigabit Ethernet services module.

Not supported in VSS mode.

Other Modules

MEM-X45-2GB-E

SD Card, 2G

USB-X45-4GB-E

USB Thumb Drive, 4G

1To support Supervisor Engine 8-E or 8L-E, the Cisco Catalyst 4507R-E Switch chassis must have hardware revision 2.0 or higher. For information about identifying the revision numbers see the Identifying Hardware Revisions on the Switch Chassis section.

Table 2. Supported Pluggable Transceiver Modules

Module Type

URL

Cisco 10-Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/compatibility/matrix/10GE_Tx_Matrix.html

Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/compatibility/matrix/GE_Tx_Matrix.html

Cisco 100-Megabit Ethernet SFP Modules Compatibility Matrix

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/compatibility/matrix/100MB_Tx_Matrix.html

Cisco 40-Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/compatibility/matrix/40GE_Tx_Matrix.html

Cisco Wavelength Division Multiplexing Transceivers Compatibility Matrix

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/compatibility/matrix/OL_6982.html

Table 3. Power over Ethernet on Cisco Catalyst 4500-E

Type

URL

Power over Ethernet on the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Platform Data Sheet

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-4500-series-switches/product_data_sheet09186a00801f3dd9.html

Supported E-Series Hardware on Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.xE

A brief list of primary E-Series hardware supported by Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.xE is shown in the following table:

Table 4. Supported E-Series Hardware

Product Number

Description

WS-C4503-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series 3-Slot Chassis

  • Fan tray

  • No Power Supply

WS-C4506-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series 6-Slot Chassis

  • Fan tray

  • No Power Supply

WS-C4507R-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series 7-Slot Chassis.

Note 

The chassis does not support Supervisor Engine 9-E.

The chassis requires hardware revision 2.0 or higher to support Supervisor Engines 8-E and 8L-E.

  • Fan tray

  • No Power Supply

  • Redundant supervisor engine capability

  • In this chassis, supervisor engines must sit in slots 3 and/or 4; the backplane will enforce this restriction.

WS-C4507R+E

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series 7-Slot 48 GB-ready Chassis.

  • Fan tray

  • No Power Supply

  • Redundant supervisor engine capability

  • In this chassis, supervisor engines must sit in slots 3 and/or 4; the backplane will enforce this restriction.

WS-C4510R-E

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series 10-Slot Chassis

Note 

This chassis does not support Supervisor Engines 9-E, 8L-E, and 7L-E.

  • Fan tray

  • No Power Supply

  • Redundant supervisor engine capability

  • In this chassis, supervisor engines must sit in slots 5 and/or 6; the backplane will enforce this restriction.

WS-C4510R+E

Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series 10-Slot 48 GB-ready Chassis

Note 

This chassis does not support Supervisor Engines 7L-E and 8L-E.

  • Fan tray

  • No Power Supply

  • Redundant supervisor engine capability

  • In this chassis, supervisor engines must sit in slots 5 and/or 6; the backplane will enforce this restriction.

Wired Web UI (Device Manager) System Requirements

Software Requirements

— Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

— With JavaScript enabled: Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0, or Firefox 26.0

Feature Support by Image Type

Th folloiwng table is a detailed list of features supported on Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor Engines 9-E, 8L-E, 8-E, 7L-E, and 7-E running Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.xE categorized by image type.

To find information about platform support and to know which license levels a feature is available with, use Cisco Feature Navigator. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn.. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

Table 5. LAN Base, IP Base, and Enterprise Services Image supported on Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor Engines 9-E, 8L-E, 8-E, 7L-E, and 7-E

Feature

LAN Base

IP Base

Enterprise Services

2-way Community Private VLANs

Yes

Yes

Yes

8-Way CEF Load Balancing

Yes

Yes

Yes

10 Gigabit Uplink Use

Yes

Yes

Yes

AAA Server Group

Yes

Yes

Yes

AAA Server Group Based on DNIS

Yes

Yes

Yes

ACL—Improved Merging Algorithm

Yes

Yes

Yes

ACL Logging

Yes

Yes

Yes

ACL Policy Enhancements

Yes

Yes

Yes

ACL Sequence Numbering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)

Yes

Yes

Yes

ANCP Client

No

Yes

Yes

ANSI TIA-1057 LLDP—MED Location Extension

Yes

Yes

Yes

ANSI TIA-1057 LLDP—MED Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Application Visibility and Control with Domain Name System-Authoritative Source (AVC with DNS-AS)

No

Yes

Yes

FNF for AVC with DNS-AS

No

Yes

Yes

ARP Optimization

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto Configuration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto Identity

No

Yes

Yes

Auto-LAG

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto QoS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto QoS Compact

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto Security

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto SmartPorts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-MDIX

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-Voice VLAN (part of Auto QoS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

AutoInstall Using DHCP for LAN Interfaces

Yes

Yes

Yes

AutoQoS—VoIP

Yes

Yes

Yes

AutoRP Enhancement

No

Yes

Yes

Banner Page and Inactivity timeout for HTTP/S connections

Yes

Yes

Yes

BGP

No

No

Yes

BGP 4

No

No

Yes

BGP 4 4Byte ASN (CnH)

No

No

Yes

BGP 4 Multipath Support

No

No

Yes

BGP 4 Prefix Filter and In-bound Route Maps

No

No

Yes

BGP 4 Soft Config

No

No

Yes

BGP Conditional Route Injection

No

No

Yes

BGP Configuration Using Peer Templates

No

No

Yes

BGP Dynamic Update Peer-Groups

No

No

Yes

BGP Increased Support of Numbered as-path Access Lists to 500

No

No

Yes

BGP Link Bandwidth

No

No

Yes

BGP Neighbor Policy

No

No

Yes

BGP Prefix-Based Outbound Route Filtering

No

No

Yes

BGP Restart Neighbor Session After max-prefix Limit Reached

No

No

Yes

BGP Route-Map Continue

No

No

Yes

BGP Route-Map Continue Support for Outbound Policy

No

No

Yes

BGP Soft Rest

No

No

Yes

BGP Wildcard

No

No

Yes

Bidirectional PIM (IPv4 only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bidirectional SXP support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)

No

No

Yes

Boot Config

Yes

Yes

Yes

Broadcast/Multicast Suppression

Yes

Yes

Yes

Call Home

No

Yes

Yes

Campus Fabric

No

Yes (Sup 8-E, 9-E)

Yes (Sup 8-E, 9-E)

CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol) Version 2

Yes

Yes

Yes

CDP Enhancement —Host presence TLV

Yes

Yes

Yes

CEF/dCEF—Cisco Express Forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

CEFv6 Switching for 6to4 Tunnels

No

Yes

Yes

CEFv6/dCEFv6 — Cisco Express Forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

CFM/IEEE 802.1ag - D8.1 standard Compliant CFM, Y.1731 multicast LBM / AIS / RDI / LCK, IP SLA for Ethernet

Yes

Yes

Yes

CGMP — Cisco Group Management Protocol

No

Yes

Yes

Cisco IOS Scripting w/Tcl

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco Plug-in for OpenFlow

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco-Port-QoS-MIB—Support for cportQosQueueEnqueuePkts and cportQosQueueDropPkts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco Service Discovery Gateway Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco TrustSec—IEEE 802.1ae MACSec Layer 2 encryption

No

Yes

Yes

Cisco TrustSec—IEEE 802.1ae MACSec encryption on user facing ports

No

Yes

Yes

Cisco TrustSec—IEEE 802.1ae MACSec encryption on user facing ports SSO

No

Yes

Yes

Cisco TrustSec—IEEE 802.1ae MACSec encryption between switch-to-switch links using Cisco SAP (Security Association Protocol)

No

Yes

Yes

Cisco TrustSec—Critical Authentication

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco TrustSec—SGT Exchange Protocol (SXP) IPv4

No

Yes

Yes

Cisco TrustSec—SGT/ SGA

No

Yes

Yes

Cisco TrustSec—SGACL Logging and Statistics

No

Yes

Yes

CiscoView Autonomous Device Manager (ADP)

No

Yes

Yes

Class Based Ethernet CoS Matching & Marking (802.1p & ISL CoS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Class-Based Marking

Yes

Yes

Yes

Class-Based Policing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Class-Based Shaping

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clear Counters Per Port

Yes

Yes

Yes

CLI String Search

Yes

Yes

Yes

CNS—Configuration Agent, Event Agent, Image Agent, Interactive CLI, Config Retrieve Enhancement with Retry and Interval

Yes

Yes

Yes

Command Scheduler (Kron)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Command Scheduler (Kron) Policy for System Startup

Yes

Yes

Yes

Commented IP Access List Entries

Yes

Yes

Yes

Community Private VLAN

Yes

Yes

Yes

Configuration Change Tracking Identifier

Yes

Yes

Yes

Configuration Change Notification and Logging

No

Yes

Yes

Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback; Configuration Rollback Confirmed Change

Yes

Yes

Yes

Configuring FQDN ACL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Contextual Configuration Diff Utility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Control Plane Policing (Copp)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Control Plane Protection (Wireless)

No

Yes

Yes

CPU Optimization for Layer 3 Multicast Control Packets

Yes

Yes

Yes

Critical Authorization for Voice and Data

Yes

Yes

Yes

DAI (Dynamic ARP inspection)

Yes

Yes

Yes

DBL (Dynamic Buffer Limiting) - Selective DBL

Yes

Yes

Yes

Debounce Timer per Port

Yes

Yes

Yes

Default Passive Interface

No

Yes

Yes

Diffserv MIB

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCP Client

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCP Configurable DHCP Client

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCP Gleaning

No

Yes

Yes

DHCP Option 82, Pass Through

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCPv6 Ethernet Remote ID option

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCPv6 Option 18

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCPv6 Option 37 (Relay Options Remote-ID)

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCPv6 Option 52 (CAPWAP Access Controller)

No

Yes

Yes

DHCPv6 Relay Agent notification for Prefix Delegation

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCPv6 Relay - Reload persistent Interface ID option

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCPv6 Repackaging

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCP Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

DHCP Snooping

Yes

Yes

Yes

DSCP/CoS via LLDP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Duplication Location Reporting Issue

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Easy Virtual Network (EVN)

No

No

Yes

Easy VSS2

No

Yes (SUP 9-E, 8-E and 7E only)

Yes (SUP 9-E, 8L-E, 8-E, 7L-E, and 7E)

EIGRP

No

No

Yes

EIGRP Service Advertisement Framework

Yes

Yes

Yes

EIGRP Stub Routing

No

Yes

Yes

Embedded Event Manager (EEM) 3.2

No

Yes

Yes

Embedded Syslog Manager (ESM)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enable Bidirectional SXP support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enable of Security Group ACL at Interface Level

Yes

Yes

Yes

Energywise Agentless SNMP support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Energywise Wake-On-Lan Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enhanced PoE Support (Additional Wattage Range)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Entity API for Physical and Logical Mgd Entities

Yes

Yes

Yes

ErrDisable timeout

Yes

Yes

Yes

EtherChannel

Yes

Yes

Yes

EtherChannel Flexible PAgP

Yes

Yes

Yes

EtherChannel Single Port Channel

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVC)-Lite

No

Yes

Yes

Fast EtherChannel (FEC)

Yes

Yes

Yes

FHRP—Enhanced Object Tracking of IP SLAs

Yes

Yes

Yes

FHRP—Enhanced Object Tracking integration with EEM

Yes

Yes

Yes

FHRP—GLBP - IP Redundancy API

No

Yes

Yes

FHRP—HSRP - Hot Standby Router Protocol V2

No

Yes

Yes

FHRP—Object Tracking List

No

Yes

Yes

Filter-ID Based ACL Application

Yes

Yes

Yes

FIPS 140-2/3 Level 2 Certification

Yes

Yes

Yes

FIPS/CC Compliance for NMSP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flexible NetFlow—Application ID

No

Yes

Yes

Flexible NetFlow —CTS Fields, Device Type, Ethertype, Full Flow Support, Ingress support, IPv4 and IPv6 Unicast Flows, Layer 2 Fields, Multiple User Defined Caches, Netflow Export over IPv4, NetFlowV5 Export protocol, NetFlow V9 Export Format, Power Reading, Username, VLAN ID support, Export to an IPv6 address, IPFIX

No

Yes

Yes

Flex Links+(VLAN Load balancing)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Forced 10/100 Autonegotiation

Yes

Yes

Yes

FQDN

Yes

Yes

Yes

FTP Support for Downloading Software Images

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)

No

Yes

Yes

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)

No

Yes

Yes

GOLD Online Diagnostics

Yes

Yes

Yes

GRE Tunneled Packets Switched on Hardware

No

No

Yes

HSRP: Global IPv6 Address

No

Yes

Yes

HSRP - Hot Standby Router Protocol

No

Yes

Yes

HSRPv2 for IPv6 Global Address Support

No

Yes

Yes

HTTP Gleaning

No

Yes

Yes

HTTP Security

Yes

Yes

Yes

HTTP TACAC+ Accounting support

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1ab LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol)

IEEE 802.1ab LLDP enhancements (PoE+Layer 2 COS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1p Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Trunking

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) Standard Compliance

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1s VLAN Multiple Spanning Trees

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1t3

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1w Spanning Tree Rapid Reconfiguration

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1x Auth Fail Open (Critical Ports)

IEEE 802.1x Auth Fail VLAN

IEEE 802.1x Flexible Authentication

IEEE 802.1x Multiple Authentication

IEEE 802.1x Open Authentication

IEEE 802.1X with User Distribution

IEEE 802.1x VLAN Assignment

IEEE 802.1x VLAN User Group Distribution

IEEE 802.1x Wake on LAN Support

IEEE 802.1x Authenticator

IEEE 802.1x Fallback support

IEEE 802.1x Guest VLAN

IEEE 802.1x Multi-Domain Authentication

IEEE 802.1x Private Guest VLAN

IEEE 802.1x Private VLAN Assignment

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1x RADIUS Accounting

IEEE 802.1x RADIUS-Supplied Session Timeout

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.1x with ACL Assignments

IEEE 802.1x with Port Security

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP)

IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP) Port-Channel Standalone Disable

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.3af PoE (Power over Ethernet)

Yes

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.3x Flow Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

IGMP Fast Leave

IGMP Filtering

IGMP Snooping

IGMP Version 1

IGMP Version 2

IGMP Version 3

IGMP Version 3 - Explicit Tracking of Hosts, Groups, and Channels

Yes

Yes

Yes

IGMPv3 Host Stack

IGMPv3 Snooping: Full Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Image Verification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Individual SNMP Trap Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Inline Power Auto Negotiation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Inline Power Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Interface Index Persistence

Yes

Yes

Yes

Interface Range Specification

Yes

Yes

Yes

Interface Templates

Yes

Yes

Yes

IOS Based Device Profiling

No

Yes

Yes

IP Enhanced IGRP Route Authentication

No

No

Yes

IP Event Dampening

No

Yes

Yes

IP Multicast Load Splitting - Equal Cost Multipath (ECMP) using S, G and Next-hop

No

No

Yes

IP Multicast Load Splitting across Equal-Cost Paths

No

Yes

Yes

IP Named Access Control List

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Tunnels (in software)

No

Yes

Yes

IP Routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

IP SLAs:

Distribution of Statistics

No

Yes

Yes

IP SLAs — DNS Operation

DNS Operation

FTP Operation

HTTP Operation

ICMP Echo Operation

ICMP Path Echo Operation

Multi Operation Scheduler

One Way Measurement

Path Jitter Operation

Random Scheduler

Reaction Threshold

Responder

Scheduler

Sub-millisecond Accuracy Improvements

TCP Connect Operation

UDP Based VoIP Operation

UDP Echo Operation

UDP Jitter Operation

Video Operations

VoIP Threshold Traps

Yes

Yes

Yes

IP Summary Address for RIPv2

Yes

Yes

Yes

IP Unnumbered for VLAN-SVI interfaces

No

Yes

Yes

IPSG (IP Source Guard) v4

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPSG (IP Source Guard) v4 for Static Hosts

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv4 OGACLs

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv4 Policy-Based Routing

IPv4 Policy-Based Routing with recursive next hop

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv4 Routing —Static Hosts/Default Gateway

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 ACL Wild Card Masking

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 / v4 BFD with OSPF/ BGP/ EIGRP and Static

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 BGP

No

No

Yes

IPv6 Bootstrap Router (BSR) Scoped Zone Support

No

No

Yes

IPv6 CNS Agents

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Config Logger

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 First Hop Security (FHS):

DHCPv6 Guard

IPv6 Destination Guard

IPv6 Snooping (Data Gleaning, per-limit Address Limit)

IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND) Inspection

IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Multicast Suppression

IPv6 Router Advertisement (RA) Guard

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 First Hop Security (FHS) Phase 2:

Binding table recovery

Lightweight DHCPv6 Relay Agent (LDRA)

IPv6 Snooping (Data Gleaning, per-limit Address Limit)

Neighbor Discovery (ND) Multicast Suppress

Source and Prefix Guard4

FHS EtherChannel Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 HSRP

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 HTTP(S)

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 ICMPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 ICMPv6 Redirect

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Interface Statistics

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 IP SLAs (UDP Jitter, UDP Echo, ICMP Echo, TCP Connect)

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Static Route support for Object Tracking

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 TCL

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Interface Statistics

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Access Services: DHCPv6 Relay Agent

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6: Anycast Address

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 MLD Snooping v1 and v2

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 MTU Path Discovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Multicast

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Multicast —Bootstrap Router (BSR)

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Multicast — Explicit Tracking of Receivers

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Multicast — MLD Access Group

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Multicast — Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) Protocol, Versions 1 and 2

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Multicast:

PIM Accept Register

PIM Embedded RP Support

PIM Source-Specific Multicast (PIM-SSM)

PIM Sparse Mode (PIM-SM)

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Multicast — Routable Address Hello Option

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Multicast — RPF Flooding of Bootstrap Router (BSR) Packets

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Multicast — Scope Boundaries

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Duplicate Address Detection

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 OGACLs

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 OSPFv3 NSF/SSO

No

Yes4

Yes

IPv6 OSPFv3 Fast Convergence

Yes

Yes4

Yes

IPv6 PACL

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Policy-Based Routing

Yes

No

Yes

IPv6 RA Guard (Host Mode)

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Router Advertisement Options for Domain Name System (DNS) Configuration

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Routing — EIGRP Support

No

No

Yes

IPv6 Routing — OSPF for IPv6 (OSPFv3)

Yes

Yes5

Yes

IPv6 Routing — RIP for IPv6 (RIPng)

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Routing — Route Redistribution

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Routing — Static Routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pv6 Security — Secure Shell SSH support over IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Services — AAAA DNS Lookups over an IPv4 Transport

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Services:

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) - IPv6 Address Family Support for Neighbor Information

DNS Lookups over an IPv6 Transport

Extended Access Control Lists

Standard Access Control Lists

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Stateless Auto-configuration

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Static Routing: Support for Tracking Objects

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Support for SGT/SGACL

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Switching:

CEF Support

CEFv6 Switched Automatic IPv4-compatible Tunnels (in software)

CEFv6 Switched ISATAP Tunnels (in software)

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Tunneling:

Automatic 6 to 4 Tunnels (in software)

Automatic IPv4-compatible Tunnels (in software)

IPv6 over IPv4 GRE Tunnels (in software)

ISATAP Tunnel Support (in software)

Manually Configured IPv6 over IPv4 Tunnels (in software)

No

Yes

Yes

IPv6 Virtual LAN Access Control List (VACL)

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPsecv3/IKEv2 (for management traffic only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

IS-IS for IPv4 and IPv6

No

No

Yes

ISSU (IOS In-Service Software Upgrade

No

Yes

Yes

Jumbo Frames

Yes

Yes

Yes

Link Aggregation Control Protocol

Yes

Yes

Yes

LACP Min-Links

Yes

Yes

Yes

LACP Rate Fast

Yes

Yes

Yes

Layer 2 Control Packet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling (L2PT)

No

Yes

Yes

L2TP for LACP and PAgP

No

Yes

Yes

L2TP for UDLD

No

Yes

Yes

Layer 2 Traceroute

No

Yes

Yes

Layer 3 Multicast Routing (PIM SM, SSM, Bidir)

No

Yes

Yes

Link State Group

No

Yes

Yes

Link State Tracking

Yes

Yes

Yes

Loadsharing IP packets over more than six parallel paths

Yes

Yes

Yes

Local Proxy ARP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Location MIBs

Yes

Yes

Yes

MAB with Configurable User Name/Password

Yes

Yes

Yes

MAB for Voice VLAN

Yes

Yes

Yes

MAC Address Notification

Yes

Yes

Yes

MAC Authentication Bypass

Yes

Yes

Yes

MAC Move and Replace

Yes

Yes

Yes

Master Key Agreement (MKA) MACsec with EAP-TLS

  • Switch-to Switch Connections with Pre-Shared Keys

  • Port Channels

Yes

Yes

Yes

Medianet — AutoQoS SRND4 Macro

No

Yes

Yes

Medianet — Integrated Video Traffic Simulator (hardware-assisted IP SLA); IPSLA generator and responder

No

Yes

Yes

Medianet — Flow Metadata

No

Yes

Yes

Medianet — Media Service Proxy

No

Yes

Yes

Medianet — Media Monitoring (Performance Monitoring and Mediatrace)

No

Yes

Yes

Memory Threshold Notifications

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microflow policers

No

Yes

Yes

Modular QoS CLI (MQC)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multi-authentication and VLAN Assignment

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multi-VRF Support (VRF lite)

No

No

Yes

Multicast BGP (MBGP)

No

No

Yes

Multicast Fast Switching Performance Improvement

No

Yes

Yes

Multicast HA (NSF/SSO) for IPv4&IPv6

No

Yes

Yes

Multicast Routing Monitor (MRM)

No

No

Yes

Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

No

Yes

Yes

Multicast Subsecond Convergence

No

Yes

Yes

Multicast VLAN Registration (MVR)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multigigabit Ethernet Interface — Downshift Speed

Yes

Yes

Yes

NAC — L2 IEEE 802.1x

Yes

Yes

Yes

NAC — L2 IP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Named VLAN

Yes

Yes

Yes

NEAT Enhancement: Re-Enabling BPDU Guard Based on User Configuration

Yes

Yes

Yes

NETCONF over SSHv2

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Edge Access Topology (NEAT)

Yes

Yes

Yes

NAC — L2 IEEE 802.1x

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Time Protocol (NTP)

NTP master

Yes

Yes

Yes

Next Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP)

No

No

Yes

NMSP Enhancements

  • GPS support for location

  • GPS support for location

    Location at switch level

  • Local timezone change

  • Name value pair

  • Priority settings for MIBs

No

Yes

Yes

No Service Password Recovery

Yes

Yes

Yes

No. of VLAN Support

2048

4096

4096

NSF — BGP

No

No

Yes

NSF — EIGRP

No

Yes

Yes

NSF — OSPF (version 2 only)

No

Yes

Yes

NSF/SSO (Nonstop Forwarding with Stateful Switchover)

No

Yes

Yes

NTP for IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

NTP for VRF aware

No

No

Yes

Object Tracking: IPv6 Route Tracking

No

Yes

Yes

Onboard Failure Logging (OBFL)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Open Plug-N-Play Agent

Yes

Yes

Yes

OSPF

OSPF v3 Authentication

OSPF Flooding Reduction

Yes

Yes4

Yes

OSPF for Routed Access6

Yes

Yes

Yes

OSPF Incremental Shortest Path First (i-SPF) Support

OSPF Link State Database Overload Protection

OSPF Not-So-Stubby Areas (NSSA)

OSPF Packet Pacing

OSPF Shortest Paths First Throttling

OSPF Stub Router Advertisement

OSPF Support for Fast Hellos

OSPF Support for Link State Advertisement (LSA) Throttling

OSPF Update Packet-Pacing Configurable Timers

Yes

Yes4

Yes

OSPF Support for Multi-VRF on CE Routers

No

Yes4

Yes

PBR Support for Multiple Tracking Options

PBR with Object Tracking

Yes

Yes

Yes

Per Intf IGMP State Limit

Per Intf MrouteState Limit

Per Port Per VLAN Policing

Per-User ACL Support for 802.1X/MAB/Webauth users

Per-VLAN Learning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Permanent Right-to-Use (PRTU) license

Yes

Yes

Yes

PIM Dense Mode State Refresh

PIM Multicast Scalability

PIM Version 1

PIM Version 2

Yes

Yes

Yes

PnP Agent

Yes

Yes

Yes

PoEP via LLDP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Port Security

Yes (supports 1024 MACs)

Yes (supports 3072 MACs)

Yes (supports 3072 MACs)s

Port Security on Etherchannel Trunk Port

Port Security MAC Address Filtering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM)

No

Yes

Yes

Priority Queueing (PQ)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Private VLAN Promiscuous Trunk Port

Private VLAN Trunk Ports

Private VLANs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Programmability

Yes

Yes

Yes

Propagation of Location Info over CDP

Yes

Yes

Yes

PVLAN over EtherChannel

PVST + (Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Q-in-Q

No

Yes

Yes

QoS Packet Marking

QoS Priority Percentage CLI Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

RADIUS

RADIUS Attribute 44 (Accounting Session ID) in Access Requests

RADIUS Change of Authorization

Rapid PVST+ Dispute Mechanism

Rapid-Per-VLAN-Spanning Tree Plus (Rapid-PVST+)

Rapid-Per-VLAN-Spanning Tree (Rapid-PVST)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reduced MAC Address Usage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Redundancy Facility Protoco

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote SPAN (RSPAN)

Yes

Yes

Yes

REP (Resilient Ethernet Protocol)

REP — No Edge Neighbor Enhancement

Yes

Yes

Yes

RIP v1

Yes

Yes

Yes

RMON events and alarms

Yes

Yes

Yes

RPR Mode for Catalyst 4500-E In-Chassis Redundant Supervisors with VSS

No

Yes

Yes

Secure CDP

Secure Copy (SCP)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Secure Shell SSH Version 2 Client Support

Secure Shell SSH Version 2 Server Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Security Group ACL at Interface Level

Yes

Yes

Yes

Single Rate 3-Color Marker for Traffic Policing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Smart Install Director—Configuration-only Deployment and Smooth Upgrade

Smart Port

Yes

Yes

Yes

SMI Catalyst 4K Client

Yes

Yes

Yes

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)

SNMP Inform Request

SNMP Manager

SNMPv2C

SNMPv3 — 3DES and AES Encryption Support

SNMPv3 (SNMP Version 3)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Source Specific Multicast (SSM)

Source Specific Multicast (SSM) - IGMPv3,IGMP v3lite, and URD

Source Specific Multicast (SSM) Mapping

No

Yes

Yes

SPAN (# of bidirectional sessions) – Port Mirroring

Yes (4 bidirectional sessions)

Yes (16 bidirectional sessions)

Yes (16 bidirectional sessions)

SPAN ACL Filtering for IPv6

SPAN — Packet Type and Address Type Filtering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP):

  • Backbone Fast Convergence

  • Bridge Assurance

  • Dispute Mechanism

  • Loop Guard

  • Portfast

  • PortFast BPDU Filtering

  • Portfast BPDU Guard

  • Portfast Support for Trunks

  • PVST+ Simulation

  • Root Guard

  • STP Extension

  • Uplink Fast Convergence

  • Uplink Load Balancing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stateful Switchover

Yes

Yes

Yes

Standard IP Access List Logging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Standby Supervisor Port Usage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sticky Port Security

Sticky Port Security on Voice VLAN

Yes

Yes

Yes

Storm Control

Storm Control — Per-Port Multicast Suppression

Yes

Yes

Yes

STP Syslog Messages

Yes

Yes

Yes

Stub IP Multicast Routing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sub-second UDLD

Yes

Yes

Yes

SVI (Switch Virtual Interface) Autostate Exclude

Yes

Yes

Yes

Switch and IP Phone Security Interaction

Yes

Yes

Yes

Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN)

Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) - CPU Source

Yes

Yes

Yes

Syslog over IPV6

Yes

Yes

Yes

System Logging - EAL4 Certification Enhancements

Yes

Yes

Yes

TACACS SENDAUTH function

TACACS Single Connection

TACACS+

TACACS+ and Radius for IPv6-

Yes

Yes

Yes

TCAM4 — Dynamic Multi-Protocol

TCAM4 — Service-Aware Resource Allocation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)7

Yes

Yes

Yes

Time-Based Access Lists

Time-Based Access Lists Using Time Ranges (ACL)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Trusted boundary (extended trust for CDP devices)

Yes

Yes

Yes

UDI - Unique Device Identifier

Yes

Yes

Yes

Uni-Directional Link Routing (UDLR)

No

Yes

Yes

Unicast Mac Filtering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)

No

Yes

Yes

Unidirectional Ethernet

UniDirectional Link Detection (UDLD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

UDP Forwarding Support for IP Redundancy Virtual Router Group

Yes

Yes

Yes

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) for IPv4

No

Yes

Yes

Virtual Switching System (VSS)

No

Yes

(Sup 7-E and Sup 8-E only)

Yes

(Sup 7-E, Sup 7L-E, Sup 8-E, and Sup 8L-E)

VSS — Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling, VLAN Translation, and Q-in-Q

VSS — REP, Flexlinks, UDLD, Fast UDLD

No

Yes

Yes

Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP) — Pruning

Yes

Yes

Yes

VLAN Access Control List (VACL)

VLAN MAC Address Filtering

Yes

Yes

Yes

VLAN Mapping (VLAN Translation)

VLAN Switching and Selective QinQ on the Same Port

No

Yes

Yes

VRF-aware Copy Commands

VRF-aware SGT (Subnet-to-SGT mapping and VLAN-to-SGT mapping)

No

Yes

Yes

VRF-aware PBR

VRF-aware TACACS+

VRF-aware WCCP for IPv4 traffic

VRF-aware WCCP for IPv6 traffic

No

No

Yes

VRF-lite for IPv6 on OSPF/ BGP/ EIGR

No

No

Yes

VRRPv3 — Object Tracking Integration

VRRPv3 Protocol Support

No

Yes

Yes

VTP (Virtual Trunking Protocol) Version 2

VTP Version 3

Yes

Yes

Yes

WCCP Version 2

WCCP Version 2 on VSS

WCCP Version 2 for IPv6

No

Yes

Yes

Web Authentication Proxy

Web Authentication Redirection to Original URL

Webauth Enhancements

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wired Guest Access8

No

Yes

Yes

Wireshark-based Ethernet Analyzer

No

Yes

Yes

XML-PI

Yes

Yes

Yes

2.Supervisor Engine 7-E, and Supervisor Engine 8-E, Supervisor Engine 8L-E; IP Base. Supervisor Engine 7L-Ent Services

3.IEEE 802.1t—An IEEE amendment to IEEE 802.1D that includes extended system ID, long path cost, and PortFast.

4.When either Source or Prefix Guard for IPv6 is enabled, ICMPv6 packets are unrestricted on all Catalyst 4500 series switch platforms running IOS Cisco

Release 15.2(1)E. All other traffic types are restricted

5.IP Base supports only one OSPFv2 and one OSPFv3 instance with a maximum number of 200 dynamically learned routes.

6.OSPF for Routed Access supports only one OSPFv2 and one OSPFv3 instance with a maximum number of 1000 dynamically learned routes.

7.TDR is not supported on 46xx linecards.

8.Wired Guest Access is supported only in wireless mode on Supervisor Engine 8-E, when the switch functions as a mobility agent and or a mobility controller.

OpenFlow Version and Cisco IOS Release Support

The following table provides OpenFlow compatibility information for the Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches. The OVA package is available for download in the same location as your system image (.bin) file, on cisco.com.


Note

The OVA package is compatible only with its corresponding system image file name - as listed in the table below. Do not use an older version of the OVA package with a newer system image file, or a newer OVA package with an older system image file.


Table 6. Image Support for OpenFlow Version and Cisco IOS Release Support for Cisco OpenFlow Plug-In

Platform

Cisco IOS Release

Cisco OpenFlow Plug-In Version

Cisco OpenFlow Plug-In

Image Name

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches with Supervisor Engine 9-E

IOS XE 3.11.0E

2.0.2

ofa-2.0.2-r2-cat4500es8-SPA-k9.ova

cat4500es8-universalk9.SPA.03.11.00.E.152-7.E.bin

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches with Supervisor Engine 8L-E, 8-E

IOS XE 3.11.0E

2.0.2

ofa-2.0.2-r2-cat4500es8-SPA-k9.ova

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches with Supervisor Engine 7L-E, 7-E

IOS XE 3.11.0E

2.0.2

ofa-2.0.2-r2-cat4500es8-SPA-k9.ova

cat4500e-universalk9.SPA.03.11.00.E.152-7.E.bin

Features Not Supported on the Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switch

The following features are not supported on a Catalyst 4500-E series switch with Supervisor Engine 7-E and Supervisor Engine 7L-E:

  • CISCO-IETF-IP-FORWARD-MIB

  • CISCO-IETF-IP-MIB

  • LLDP HA

  • WCCP Version 1

  • SSH Version 1

Orderable Product Numbers

The following table lists the Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.xE Product Numbers and Images for the Catalyst 4500-E Series Switch

Product Number

Description

Image

S45EULPE-S8-38E

CAT4500e SUP8-E /SUP8L-E Universal NoMACSEC Image

cat4500es8-universalk9npe

S45EUK9-S8-38E

CAT4500e SUP8-E/SUP8L-E Universal Crypto Image

cat4500es8-universalk9

S45EUK9-S7-38E

CAT4500e SUP7-E/SUP7L-E Universal Crypto Image

cat4500e-universalk9

S45EUN-S7-38E

CAT4500e SUP7-E/SUP7L-E Universal No MACSEC Image

cat4500e-universalk9np

S45EU-S8-38E

CAT4500e SUP8L-E Universal Image

cat4500es8-universal

S45EU-S7-38E

CAT4500e SUP7-E/SUP7L-E Universal Image

cat4500e-universal

New and Changed Information

These sections describe the new and changed information for Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches running Cisco IOS XE software:

New Features in Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.0E

New Software Features

Feature Name

Description and License Level Information

SSH File Transfer Protocol Support

Secure Shell (SSH) includes support for SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), a new standard file transfer protocol introduced in SSHv2. This feature provides a secure and authenticated method for copying device configuration or device image files.

PVLAN Support with Multicast

Multicast traffic is now supported with PVLAN. Multicast traffic is routed or bridged across private-VLAN boundaries and within a single community VLAN.

Cisco IOS XE to Cisco IOS

Each version of Cisco IOS XE has an associated Cisco IOS version:

Table 7. Cisco IOS XE to Cisco IOS

Cisco IOS XE Version

Cisco IOS Version

Cisco Wireless Control Module Version

Access Point Version

03.1.0SG

15.0(1)XO

-

-

03.1.1SG

15.0(1)XO1

-

-

03.2.0SG

15.0(2)SG

-

-

03.3.0SG

15.1(1)SG

-

-

03.3.1SG

15.1(1)SG1

-

-

03.4.0SG

15.1(2)SG

-

-

03.5.0E

15.2(1)E

-

-

03.6.0E

15.2(2)E

-

-

03.7.0E

15.2(3)E

10.3.100.0

15.3(3)JNB

03.8.0E

15.2(4)E

10.3.100.0

15.3(3)JNB

03.8.1E

15.2(4)E1

10.4.111.0

15.3(3)JNC1

03.9.0E

15.2(5)E

10.5.100.0

15.3(3)JND

03.10.0E

15.2(6)E

-

-

03.10.1E

15.2(6)E1

-

-

03.10.2E

15.2(6)E2

-

-

03.11.0E

15.2(7)E

-

-

Upgrading the System Software

For details about the required ROMMON version and to know how to upgrade the ROMMON, refer to:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/release/note/OL_30306-01.html

Follow these guidelines:

  • If you are upgrading to Cisco IOS XE Release 3.9.xE and using Supervisor Engine 8L-E, you must upgrade to ROMMON 15.1(1r)SG6 before upgrading the IOS-XE image to 3.9.0E or newer versions.

  • If you are upgrading to Cisco IOS XE Release 3.9.xE and plan to use VSS, you must upgrade your ROMMON to version 15.0(1r)SG10. Otherwise, you must upgrade your ROMMON to at least Version 15.0(1r)SG2.

  • If you are upgrading to Cisco IOS XE Release 3.9.xE and using Supervisor Engine 7-E or 7L-E, you must use ROMMON version 15.0(1r)SG10 or a higher version (if available).

  • If you are upgrading to Cisco IOS XE Release 3.9.xE and using Supervisor Engine 8-E, you must use ROMMON version 15.1(1r) SG5 or later version (if available).

  • If dual supervisor engines are present, first upgrade your software to Cisco IOS XE 3.2.0SG or higher, then upgrade your ROMMON to version 15.0(1r)SG7 to avoid an uplinks issue (CSCtj54375).

Identifying Hardware Revisions on the Switch Chassis

The hardware revision is a number that represents a hardware upgrade. Enter the show idprom chassis privileged EXEC command on the switch chassis to know its current revision number.

Some chassis require a certain hardware revision to be operable with certain devices. For example, the Cisco Catalyst 4507R-E Switch chassis must have hardware revision 2.0 or higher to support Supervisor Engine 8-E or 8L-E. Before you install Supervisor Engine 8-E or 8L-E on the Catalyst 4507R-E Switch chassis, verify that the chassis has the required revision number.

The following is a sample output of the show idprom chassis command on a Catalyst 4507R-E Switch. Note the “ Hardware Revision ” field here is “ 2.0 ”:

Switch# show idprom chassis
Chassis Idprom :
 Common Block Signature = 0xABAB
 Common Block Version = 3
 Common Block Length = 144
 Common Block Checksum = 3874
 Idprom Size = 256
 Block Count = 4
 FRU Major Type = 0x4001
 FRU Minor Type = 52
 OEM String = Cisco
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Limitations and Restrictions

  • ISSU or Fast Software Upgrade (FSU) limitations:

    • When upgrading to Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.0E, or Cisco IOS XE Release 3.8.7E, or Cisco IOS XE Release 3.10.2E with ISSU or FSU, if you are using a multi-Gigabit Ethernet linecard, reload the linecard after the upgrade to avoid interface issues.

    • When downgrading from Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.0E and later, or Cisco IOS XE Release 3.8.7E and later, or Cisco IOS XE Release 3.10.2E and later with ISSU or FSU, if you are using a multi-Gigabit Ethernet linecard, reload the linecard after upgrade to avoid interface issues.

  • Starting with Cisco IOS XE Release 3.9.0E, Secure Shell (SSH) Version 1 is deprecated. Use SSH Version 2 instead.

  • The maximum MTE supported on Catalyst 4500 switches is 8000, per direction.

  • Although the show memory command is supported on Catalyst 4500 series switches, the CLI output for the command shows the value 0 for config total, on Catalyst 4500 series switches using a daughter card on Supervisor Engine 7-E. This issue is, however, not seen on switches with Supervisor Engine 7-E baseboard. (CSCup28930)

  • The system allows you to delete policy maps related to these Auto QoS profiles:

    • Auto QoS enterprise

    • Auto QoS guest

    • blank.gif Auto QoS voice

    The problem is seen on a Catalyst 4500 series switch running Cisco IOS-XE release 3.7.0E, when you configure QoS using Auto Qos and you try to delete an Auto QoS profile related policy map.

    Workaround : To recover the deleted policy-map, remove all the policies related to that profile, remove Auto QoS configuration from the WLAN, and then reconfigure Auto QoS.

  • Dot1x PEAP based authentication for wireless clients on Supervisor Engine 8-E is 3 auths/sec.

  • Indirectly connected access points are not supported. Only access points directly connected to a trunk or access port is supported. On connecting more than one AP the following error message will be seen:

    3. Dec 5 03:57:24.121: %CAPWAP-3-ONE_AP_PER_PORT: AP (mac:6c20.56a6.4fc4) is not allowed on port:Po2. Only one AP per port is allowed.
  • RPR mode cannot be configured when Supervisor Engine 8-E is booted in wireless mode.

  • Flow Sampling is not supported on Supervisor Engine 8-E.

  • Supported QoS features on wireless targets: The detailed QoS policy is the same as mentioned here, except that the port policy cannot be changed because it is a DC-interconnect port.

  • VSS: Do not use SVLAN for routing in SP network on ingress switch (where the mapping is present). This is not an valid scenario.

  • VSS is not supported in Wireless mode, on Supervisor Engine 8-E.

  • Wired guest access does not work on Supervisor Engine 8-E, in multi-host or multi-authentication mode.

  • The show exception files all command lists only crashinfo files from the active supervisor engine. You must issue the dir slavecrashinfo: and dir slvecrashinfo-dc: commands to obtain lists of crashinfo files from the standby supervisor engine.

  • Performing an ISSU from a prior release to IOS XE 3.6.0E is not supported.

  • The WS-X4712-SFP+E module is not supported in the WS-C4507R-E or WS-C4510R-E chassis and does not boot. This module is supported in the WS-C4503-E, WS-C4506-E, WS-C4507R+E, and WS-C4510R+E chassis.

  • More than 16K QoS policies can be configured in software. Only the first 16K are installed in hardware.

  • Adjacency learning (through ARP response frames) is restricted to roughly 1000 new adjacencies per second, depending on CPU utilization. This should only impact large networks on the first bootup. After adjacencies are learned they are installed in hardware.

  • Multicast fastdrop entries are not created when RPF failure occurs with IPv6 multicast traffic. In a topology where reverse path check failure occurs with IPv6 multicast, this may cause high CPU utilization on the switch.

  • The SNMP ceImageFeature object returns a similar feature list for all the three license levels (LAN Base, IP Base, and EntServices). Although the activated feature set for a universal image varies based on the installed feature license, the value displayed by this object is fixed and is not based on the feature license level.

  • Standard TFTP implementation limits the maximum size of a file that can be transferred to 32 MB. If ROMMON is used to boot an IOS image that is larger than 32 MB, the TFTP transfer fails at the 65,xxx datagram.

    TFTP numbers its datagrams with a 16 bit field, resulting in a maximum of 65,536 datagrams. Because each TFTP datagram is 512 bytes long, the maximum transferable file is 65536 x 512 = 32 MB. If both the TFTP client (ROMMON) and the TFTP server support block number wraparound, no size limitation exists.

    Cisco has modified the TFTP client to support block number wraparound. So, if you encounter a transfer failure, use a TFTP server that supports TFTP block number wraparound. Because most implementations of TFTP support block number wraparound, updating the TFTP daemon should fix the issue.

  • A XML-PI specification file entry does not return the desired CLI output.

    The outputs of certain commands, such as show ip route and show access-lists, contain non-deterministic text. While the output is easily understood, the output text does not contain strings that are consistently output. A general purpose specification file entry is unable to parse all possible output.

    Workaround (1):

    While a general purpose specification file entry may not be possible, a specification file entry might be created that returns the desired text by searching for text that is guaranteed to be in the output. If a string is guaranteed to be in the output, it can be used for parsing.

    For example, the output of the show ip access-lists SecWiz_Gi3_17_out_ip command is this:

    Extended IP access list SecWiz_Gi3_17_out_ip
    10 deny ip 76.0.0.0 0.255.255.255 host 65.65.66.67
    20 deny ip 76.0.0.0 0.255.255.255 host 44.45.46.47
    30 permit ip 76.0.0.0 0.255.255.255 host 55.56.57.57 

    The first line is easily parsed because access list is guaranteed to be in the output:

    <Property name="access list" alias="Name" distance="1.0" length="-1" type="String" />

    The remaining lines all contain the term host. As a result, the specification file may report the desired values by specifying that string. For example, this line

    <Property name="host" alias="rule" distance="s.1" length="1" type="String" />

    will produce the following for the first and second rules

    <rule>
    deny
    </rule> 

    and the following for the third statement

    <rule>
    permit
    <rule> 

    Workaround (2):

    Request the output of the show running-config command using NETCONF and parse that output for the desired strings. This is useful when the desired lines contain nothing in common. For example, the rules in this access list do not contain a common string and the order (three permits, then a deny, then another permit), prevent the spec file entry from using permit as a search string, as in the following example:

    Extended MAC access list MACCOY
    permit 0000.0000.ffef ffff.ffff.0000 0000.00af.bcef ffff.ff00.0000 appletalk
    permit any host 65de.edfe.fefe xns-idp
    permit any any protocol-family rarp-non-ipv4
    deny host 005e.1e5d.9f7d host 3399.e3e1.ff2c dec-spanning
    permit any any 

    The XML output of show running-config command includes the following, which can then be parsed programmatically, as desired:

    <mac><access-list><extended><ACLName>MACCOY</ACLName></extended></access-list></mac>
    <X-Interface> permit 0000.0000.ffef ffff.ffff.0000 0000.00af.bcef ffff.ff00.0000 appletalk</X-Interface>
    <X-Interface> permit any host 65de.edfe.fefe xns-idp</X-Interface>
    <X-Interface> permit any any protocol-family rarp-non-ipv4</X-Interface>
    <X-Interface> deny host 005e.1e5d.9f7d host 3399.e3e1.ff2c
    dec-spanning</X-Interface>
    <X-Interface> permit any any</X-Interface> 

    CSCtg93278

  • When attaching a existing policy-map (that is already applied to a control-port) to another front-panel port, the following message displays:

    The policymap <policy-map name> is already attached to control-plane and cannot be shared with other targets.

    Workaround: Define a policy-map with a different name and then reattach. CSCti26172

  • If the number of unique FNF monitors attached to target exceeds 2048 (one per target), a switch responds slowly:

    Workarounds:

    – Decrease the number of monitors.

    – Attach the same monitor to multiple targets. CSCti43798

  • ciscoFlashPartitionFileCount object returns an incorrect file count for bootflash:, usb0:, slot0:, slaveslot0:, slavebootflash:, and slaveusb0:.

    Workaround: Use the dir device command (for example, dir bootflash:) to obtain the correct file count. CSCti74130

  • If multicast is configured and you make changes to the configuration, Traceback and CPUHOG messages are displayed if the following conditions exist:

    – At least 10K groups and roughly 20K mroutes exist.

    – IGMP joins with source traffic transit to all the multicast groups.

    This is caused by the large number of updates generating SPI messages that must be processed by the CPU to ensure that the platform is updated with the changes in all the entries.

    Workaround: None. CSCti20312

  • With traffic running, entering clear ip mroute * with larger number of mroutes and over 6 OIFs will cause Malloc Fail messages to display.

    You cannot clear a large number of mroutes at one time when traffic is still running.

    Workaround: Do not clear all mroutes at once.

    CSCtn06753

  • Although you can configure subsecond PIM query intervals on Catalyst 4500 platforms, such an action represents a compromise between convergence (reaction time) and a number of other factors (number of mroutes, base line of CPU utilization, CPU speed, processing overhead per 1 m-route, etc.). You must account for those factors when configuring subsecond PIM timers. We recommend that you set the PIM query interval to a minimum of 2 seconds. By adjusting the available parameters, you can achieve flawless operation; that is, a top number of multicast routes per given convergence time on a specific setup.

  • Energywise WOL is not “waking up” a PC in hibernate or standby mode.

    Workaround: None. CSCtr51014

  • he ROMMON version number column in the output of show module command is truncated.

    Workaround: Use the show version command. CSCtr30294

  • IP SLA session creation fails randomly for various 4-tuples.

    Workaround: Select an alternate destination or source port. CSCty05405

  • The system cannot scale to greater than 512 SIP flows with MSP and metadata enabled.

    Workaround: None. CSCty79236

  • On the following linecards running IOS XE Release 3.2.3:

    – 10/100/1000BaseT Premium POE E Series WS-X4648-RJ45V+E (JAE1348OY52)

    – 4 Sup 7-E 10GE (SFP+), 1000BaseX (SFP) WS-X45-SUP7-E (CAT1434L0G4)

    the following restrictions apply:

    – Sub-interfaces are not supported on 1 Gigabit and Ten-Gigabit interfaces.

    – Port-channel members do not support multiple classification criteria for a QoS policy.

    – CEF is disabled automatically when uRFP is enabled and TCAM is fully utilized.

  • When either the RADIUS-server test feature is enabled or RADIUS-server dead-criteria is configured, and either RADIUS-server deadtime is set to 0 or not configured, the RADIUS-server status is not properly relayed to AAA.

    Workaround: Configure both dead-criteria and deadtime.

    radius-server dead-criteria
    radius-server deadtime 

    CSCtl06706

  • If you use the quick option in the issu changeversion command, the following might occur:

    – Links flap for various Layer 3 protocols.

    – A traffic loss of several seconds is observed during the upgrade process.

    Workaround: Do not use the quick option with the issu changeversion command. CSCto51562

  • While configuring an IPv6 access-list, if you specify hardware statistics as the first statement in v6 access-list mode (i.e. before issuing any other v6 ACE statement), it will not take effect. Similarly, your hardware statistics configuration will be missing from the output of the show running command.

    You will not experience this behavior with IPv4 access lists.

    Workaround: During IPv6 access-list configuration, configure at least one IPv6 ACE before the "hardware statistics" statement. CSCuc53234

  • Routed packets that are fragmented are not policed if the egress interface is on the VSS Standby switch. However, if the egress interface is on the VSS Active switch, these packets are policed.

    This applies to QoS policing only. QoS marking, shaping and sharing behave as expected.

    Workaround: None. CSCub14402

  • When an IPv6 FHS policy is applied on a VLAN and an EtherChannel port is part of that VLAN, packets received by EtherChannel (from neighbors) are not bridged across the local switch.

    Workaround: Apply FHS policies on a non EtherChannel port rather than a VLAN. CSCua53148

  • During VSS conversion, the switch intended as the Standby device may require up to 9 minutes to reach an SSO state. The boot up time depends on the configuration and on the number of line cards in the system.

    Workaround: None. CSCua87538

  • Dual connectors (like, an SFP+ transceiver inserted into a CVR-X2-SFP10G module) on the WS-X4606-X2-E line card are not supported as a VSL.

    Workaround: Use any X2-pluggable module on its own in the WS-X4606-X2-E line card. CSCuc70321

  • Memory allocation failures can occur if more than 16K IPv6 multicast snooping entries are present.

    Workaround: None. CSCuc77376

  • The show interface capabilities command output does not show the correct linecard model.

    Workaround: Observe the show module command output. CSCua79513

  • Beginning with IOS Release XE 3.5.0E, error messages that occur when a QoS policy is applied will no longer appear directly on the console when no logging console is configured. They will appear only when a logging method is active (e.g., logging buffered, logging console, …).

    Workaround: None. CSCuf86375

  • Setting a cos value based on QoS group triggers the following error message in a VSS system

    set action fail = 9

    Workaround: None. QoS groups are not supported in VSS. CSCuc84739

  • Auto negotiation cannot be disabled on the Fa1 port. It must be set to auto/auto, or fixed speed with duplex auto.

  • The following messages are seen during boot up after POST check.

    Rommon reg: 0x00004F80
    Reset2Reg: 0x00000F00
     
    Image load status: 0x00000000
    #####
    Snowtrooper 220 controller 0x0430006E..0x044E161D Size:0x0057B4C5 Program Done!
    #########################
    [ 6642.974087] pci 0000:00:00.0: ignoring class b20 (doesn't match header type 01)
    Starting System Services
    Calculating module dependencies...
    Loading rtc-ds1307
    RTNETLINK answers: Invalid argument
    No Mountpoints DefinedJan 17 09:48:14 %IOSXE-3-PLATFORM: process sshd[5241]: error:
    Bind to port
     
    22 on :: failed: Address already in use
    Starting IOS Services
    Loading virtuclock as vuclock
    Loading gsbu64atomic as gdb64atomic
    /dev/fd/12: line 267: /sys/devices/system/edac/mc/edac_mc_log_ce: No such file or
    directory
    Aug 8 20:30:29 %IOSXE-3-PLATFORM: process kernel: mmc0: Got command interrupt
    0x00030000 even though no command operation was in progress.
     
    Aug 8 20:30:29 %IOSXE-3-PLATFORM: process kernel: PME2: fsl_pme2_db_init: not on
    ctrl-plane 

    These messages are cosmetic only, and no ssh services are available unless configured within IOS.

    Workaround: None CSCue15724

  • When a logging discriminator is configured and applied to a device, memory leak is seen under heavy syslog or debug output. The rate of the leak is dependent on the quantity of logs produced. In extreme cases, the device may crash. As a workaround, disable the logging discriminator on the device (CSCur45606, CSCur28336).

Caveats

Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco IOS releases. Caveats listed as open in a prior release are carried forward to the next release as either open or resolved.

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Open Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Release 3.11.0E

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCvi66866

Crash while polling of dot1dStaticEntry

CSCvo83116

QuadSup VSS : Standby goes to disabled mode after 2nd switchover

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE 3.11.0E

Caveat ID Number

Description

CSCvm90630

4500 forwards traffic on BKN interface

CSCvm96180

Cat4500 switch reboots unexpectedly after certain Netflow configuration is pushed via SSH

CSCvn71215

Missing PBR config causes crash on L3 rewrite

CSCvn71260

Catalyst 4500 - CTS policy is not deleted in Hardware eventhough it is actually deleted.

CSCvo07490

VSS switchover results in REP failure warnings

CSCvo09436

Cat4510 SUP8E - Active crashing while DFE training on Standby SUP

Related Documentation

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