Release Notes for Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches, Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.x

Introduction

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches are entry level enterprise-class access switches that extend the power of intent-based networking and Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches hardware and software innovation to a broader scale of deployments. These switches focus on offering features for the mid-market and simple branchdeployments. With its family pedigree, Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches offer simplicity without compromise - it is secure, always on and provides IT simplicity.

As a foundational building block for Cisco Digital Network Architecture, this platform is built with security, mobility, cloud and IoT at its core. This gives you out of the box upgrades in security, resiliency and programmability regardless of where you are in the intent-based networking journey.

With access to Cisco’s best in class security portfolio anchored trustworthy solutions, MACsec encryption and segmentation, the platform provides advanced security features that protect the integrity of the hardware as well as the software and all data that flows through the switch and the network. These switches provide enterprise-level resiliency and keep your business up and running seamlessly with field-replaceable power supplies and fans, modular uplinks, cold patching, perpetual PoE, and the industry’s highest mean time between failures (MTBF). Combine the application visibility of full flexible NetFlow with telemetry and the open APIs of Cisco IOS XE and programmability of the UADP ASIC technology and these switches give you the best simple experience provisioning and managing your network now with investment protection on future innovations.

Whats New in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4b

There are no new hardware or software features in this release. For the list of open and resolved caveats in this release, see Caveats.

Whats New in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4

Hardware Features in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4

There are no new hardware features in this release.

Software Features in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4

There are no new software features in this release.

Whats New in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.3

Hardware Features in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.3

There are no new hardware features in this release.

Software Features in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.3

Feature Name

Description, Documentation Link, and License Level Information

Smart Software Manager On-Prem (SSM On-Prem) Support for Smart Licensing Using Policy

SSM On-Prem is an asset manager, which works in conjunction with CSSM. It enables you to administer products and licenses on your premises instead of having to directly connect to CSSM.

Here, a product instance is connected to SSM On-Prem, and SSM On-Prem becomes the single point of interface with CSSM. The product instance can be configured to push the required information to SSM On-Prem. Alternatively, SSM On-Prem can be set-up to pull the required information from a product instance at a configurable frequency. After usage information is available in SSM On-Prem, you must synchronize the same with CSSM, to ensure that the product instance count, license count and license usage information is the same on both, CSSM and SSM On‐Prem. Offline and online options are available for synchronization between CSSM and SSM On‐Prem.

Minimum Required SSM On-Prem Version: Version 8, Release 202102.

Minimum Required Cisco IOS XE Version: Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.3.

See System Mangement → Smart Licening Using Policy and System Management Commands.

(A license level does not apply)

Whats New in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a

Hardware Features in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a

There are no new hardware features in this release.

Software Features in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a

Feature Name

Description, Documentation Link, and License Level Information

Smart Licensing Using Policy

An enhanced version of Smart Licensing, with the overarching objective of providing a licensing solution that does not interrupt the operations of your network, rather, one that enables a compliance relationship to account for the hardware and software licenses you purchase and use.

With this licensing model, you do not have to complete any licensing-specific operations, such as registering or generating keys before you start using the software and the licenses that are tied to it. License usage is recorded on your device with timestamps and the required workflows can be completed at a later date.

Multiple options are available for license usage reporting – this depends on the topology you implement. You can use the Cisco Smart Licensing Utility (CSLU) Windows application, or report usage information directly to CSSM. A provision for offline reporting for air-gapped networks, where you download usage information and upload to CSSM, is also available.

Starting with this release, Smart Licensing Using Policy is automatically enabled on the device. This is also the case when you upgrade to this release.

By default, your Smart Account and Virtual Account in CSSM is enabled for Smart Licensing Using Policy.

For conceptual, configuration, migration, and troubleshooting information for Smart Licensing Using Policy, see the documentation links below.

See System Mangement → Smart Licening Using Policy and System Management Commands.

(A license level does not apply)

Cisco DNA Center Support for Smart Licensing Using Policy

Cisco DNA Center supports Smart Licensing Using Policy functionality starting with Cisco DNA Center Release 2.2.2. The corresponding minimum required Cisco IOS XE Release on the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches (all models) is Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a.

Implement the “Connected to CSSM Through a Controller” topology to have Cisco DNA Center manage a product instance. When you do, the product instance records license usage, but it is the Cisco DNA Center that initiates communication with the product instance to retrieve and report usage to Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM), and returns the acknowledgement (RUM ACK).

In order to meet reporting requirements, Cisco DNA Center provides ad hoc or on-demand reporting, as well as scheduled reporting options.

See System Mangement → Smart Licening Using Policy.

(A license level does not apply)

Whats New in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1

Hardware Features in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1

Feature Name

Description and Documentation Link

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches (C9200 and C9200L Partial PoE models)

These new partial PoE models are introduced:

  • C9200-48PL

  • C9200L-48PL-4G

  • C9200L-48PL-4X

For information about the hardware, see the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches Hardware Installation Guide.

Software Features in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1

Feature Name

Description, Documentation Link, and License Level Information

Active Directory Integration for Umbrella Connector

Introduces support for Active Directory Connector, which retrieves and uploads user and group information mapping from the on-premise active directory to the Umbrella Resolver, at regular intervals.

Based on the pre-uploaded record of all users and groups in the Umbrella Resolver, the Umbrella Cloud applies the appropriate policy on the DNS packets it receives.

See Security → Configuring Cisco Umbrella Integration.

(Network Advantage)

Enhanced SGACL Logging

Introduces support for Security Group Access Control List (SGACL) logging using NetFlow hardware, which allows much higher logging rates.

See Cisco TrustSec → Configuring Security Group ACL Policies.

(Network Essentials and Network Advantage)

Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) 1:1 Redundancy and Dampening

Introduces support for:

  • LACP 1:1 Redundancy: Supports an EtherChannel configuration with one active link and fast switchover to a hot standby link.

  • LACP 1:1 Hot Standby Dampening: Configures a timer that delays switchover back to the higher priority port after it becomes active.

See Layer 2 → Configuring EtherChannels.

(Network Essentials and Network Advantage)

Programmability

  • gNMI Configuration Persistence

  • gNOI Certificate Management

  • gNOI Bootstrapping with Certificate Service

  • YANG Data Models

The following programmability features are introduced in this release:

  • gNMI (gRPC Network Management Interface) Configuration Persistence: Ensures that all successful changes made through the gNMI SET RPC persist after a device restart.

  • gNOI Certificate Management: The gRPC Network Operations Interface (gNOI) Certificate Management service provides RPCs to install, rotate, get certificate, revoke certificate, and generate certificate signing request (CSR).

  • gNOI Bootstrapping with Certificate Service: After installing gNOI certificates, bootstrapping is used to configure or operate a target. gNMI bootstrapping is enabled by using the gnxi-secure-int command and disabled by using the secure-allow-self-signed-trustpoint command.

  • YANG Data Models: For the list of Cisco IOS XE YANG models available with this release, navigate to: https://github.com/YangModels/yang/tree/master/vendor/cisco/xe/1731.

    Revision statements embedded in the YANG files indicate if there has been a model revision. The README.md file in the same GitHub location highlights changes that have been made in the release.

    (Network Essentials and Network Advantage)

New on the Web UI

There are no new features on the Web UI in this release.

Serviceability

monitor capture match

The command was modified. The following keywords were introduced:

  • packet-length : Specifies packet length filter for packet capture

  • access-list : Specifies access-list filter for packet capture

show bootflash:

The command was modified. The following keywords were introduced:

  • namesort : Sorts the output based on file name

  • sizesort : Sorts the output based on file size

  • timesort : Sorts the output based on the timestamp of the file

show platform hardware fed active fwd-asic counters tla

  • The command output was enhanced to display the TLA counters information.

  • The change keyword was deprecated.

show switch stack-ports

The command was modified. The detail keyword was introduced. It displays the stack interface link status and errors.

show tech-support

The command was modified. The following keywords were introduced:

  • show tech-support confidential : The confidential keyword was introduced, to mask sensitive information in the output of show tech-support command.

  • show tech-support monitor : The monitor keyword was introduced. It displays Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) monitor-related information.

  • show tech-support pvlan : The pvlan keyword was introduced. It displays Private VLAN-related information.

System Report Files - Hostname

In a complex network it is difficult to track the origin of a system-report file. In order to make the reports easily and uniquely identifiable, the hostname is now prepended to the system-report file name.

Important Notes

Unsupported Features

  • Audio Video Bridging (including IEEE802.1AS, IEEE 802.1Qat, and IEEE 802.1Qav)

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

  • Cisco StackWise Virtual

  • Cisco TrustSec Network Device Admission Control (NDAC) on Uplinks

  • Converged Access for Branch Deployments

  • Fabric Enabled Wireless on C9200L SKUs

  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)

  • Hot patching (for SMUs)

  • IPsec VPN

  • MACSec Encryption

    • MACsec configuration on EtherChannel

    • 256-bit AES MACsec (IEEE 802.1AE) host link encryption with MACsec Key Agreement (MKA)

  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

  • Non Stop Forwarding (NSF)

  • Performance Monitoring (PerfMon)

  • Private VLAN (PVLAN) on Trunks and Portchannels

  • Programmability (Cisco Plug-in for OpenFlow 1.3, Third-Party Application Hosting)

  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)-Aware web authentication

  • Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP)

Complete List of Supported Features

For the complete list of features supported on a platform, see the Cisco Feature Navigator at https://cfnng.cisco.com.

Accessing Hidden Commands

This section provides information about hidden commands in Cisco IOS XE and the security measures that are in place, when they are accessed. These commands are only meant to assist Cisco TAC in advanced troubleshooting and are not documented.

Hidden commands are available under:

  • Category 1—Hidden commands in privileged or User EXEC mode. Begin by entering the service internal command to access these commands.

  • Category 2—Hidden commands in one of the configuration modes (global, interface and so on). These commands do not require the service internal command.

Further, the following applies to hidden commands under Category 1 and 2:

  • The commands have CLI help. Enter enter a question mark (?) at the system prompt to display the list of available commands.

    Note: For Category 1, enter the service internal command before you enter the question mark; you do not have to do this for Category 2.

  • The system generates a %PARSER-5-HIDDEN syslog message when a hidden command is used. For example:
    *Feb 14 10:44:37.917: %PARSER-5-HIDDEN: Warning!!! 'show processes memory old-header ' is a hidden command. 
    Use of this command is not recommended/supported and will be removed in future.
    
    

Apart from category 1 and 2, there remain internal commands displayed on the CLI, for which the system does NOT generate the %PARSER-5-HIDDEN syslog message.


Important

We recommend that you use any hidden command only under TAC supervision.

If you find that you are using a hidden command, open a TAC case for help with finding another way of collecting the same information as the hidden command (for a hidden EXEC mode command), or to configure the same functionality (for a hidden configuration mode command) using non-hidden commands.


Supported Hardware

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches—Model Numbers

The following table lists the supported hardware models and the default license levels they are delivered with. For information about the available license levels, see section License Levels.

Switch Model

Default License Level1

Description

C9200-24T-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 24x1G ports; 4x1G and 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 field-replaceable fans; supports StackWise-160.

C9200-24T-E

Network Essentials

C9200-24P-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 24x1G PoE+ ports; 4x1G and 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 field-replaceable fans; supports StackWise-160.

C9200-24P-E

Network Essentials

C9200-24PB-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 24x1G PoE+ ports; 4x1G and 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 field-replaceable fans; supports StackWise-160.

C9200-48T-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G ports; 4x1G and 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 field-replaceable fans; supports StackWise-160.

C9200-48T-E

Network Essentials

C9200-48P-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G PoE+ ports; 4x1G and 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 field-replaceable fans; supports StackWise-160.

C9200-48P-E

Network Essentials

C9200-48PL-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G PoE+ ports with partial PoE support; 4x1G and 4x10G network modules for uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 field-replaceable fans; supports StackWise-160.

C9200-48PL-E

Network Essentials

C9200-48PB-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G PoE+ ports; 4x1G and 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 field-replaceable fans; supports StackWise-160.

C9200-24PXG-E

Network Essentials

Stackable 8 Multigigabit Ethernet and 16x1G PoE+ ports; supports 4x10G, 2x25G and 2x40G network modules for uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 field-replaceable fans; supports StackWise-160.

C9200-24PXG-A

Network Advantage

C9200-48PXG-E

Network Essentials

Stackable 8 Multigigabit Ethernet and 40x1G PoE+ ports; supports 4x10G, 2x25G and 2x40G network modules for uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 field-replaceable fans; supports StackWise-160.

C9200-48PXG-A

Network Advantage

C9200L-24P-4G-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 24x1G PoE+ ports; 4x1G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-24P-4G-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-24P-4X-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 24x1G PoE+ ports; 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-24P-4X-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-24T-4G-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 24x1G ports; 4x1G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-24T-4G-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-24T-4X-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 24x1G ports; 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-24T-4X-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-48P-4G-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G PoE+ ports; 4x1G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-48P-4G-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-48P-4X-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G PoE+ ports; 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-48P-4X-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-48PL-4G-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G PoE+ ports with partial PoE support; 4x1G SFP fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-48PL-4G-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-48PL-4X-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G PoE+ ports with partial PoE support; 4x10G SFP fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-48PL-4X-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-48T-4G-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G ports; 4x1G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-48T-4G-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-48T-4X-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 48x1G ports; 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-48T-4X-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-24PXG-4X-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 8xMultigigabit Ethernet PoE+ ports and 16x1G PoE+ ports; 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-24PXG-4X-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-24PXG-2Y-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 8xMultigigabit Ethernet PoE+ ports and 16x1G PoE+ ports; 2x25G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-24PXG-2Y-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-48PXG-4X-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 12xMultigigabit Ethernet PoE+ ports and 36x1G PoE+ ports; 4x10G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-48PXG-4X-E

Network Essentials

C9200L-48PXG-2Y-A

Network Advantage

Stackable 8xMultigigabit Ethernet PoE+ ports and 40x1G PoE+ ports; 2x25G fixed uplink ports; 2 power supply slots; 2 fixed fans; supports StackWise-80.

C9200L-48PXG-2Y-E

Network Essentials

1 See Table: Table 1, for information about the add-on licenses that you can order.

Network Modules

The following table lists the optional uplink network modules with 1-GigabitEthernet and 10-GigabitEthernet slots. You should only operate the switch with either a network module or a blank module installed.

Network Module

Description

C9200-NM-4G 1

Four 1-GigabitEthernet SFP module slots

C9200-NM-4X 1

Four 10-GigabitEthernet SFP+ module slots

C9200-NM-2Y2

Two 25-GigabitEthernet SFP28 module slots

C9200-NM-2Q2

Two 40-GigabitEthernet slots with a QSFP+ connector in each slot


Note

These network modules are supported only on the C9200 SKUs of the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches.


Compatibility Matrix

The following table provides software compatibility information.

Catalyst 9200

Cisco Identity Services Engine

Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Amsterdam 17.3.4b

2.7

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.9 + PI 3.9 latest maintenance release + PI 3.9 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.9 Downloads.

Amsterdam 17.3.4

2.7

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.9 + PI 3.9 latest maintenance release + PI 3.9 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.9 Downloads.

Amsterdam 17.3.3

2.7

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.9 + PI 3.9 latest maintenance release + PI 3.9 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.9 Downloads.

Amsterdam 17.3.2a

2.7

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.8 + PI 3.8 latest maintenance release + PI 3.8 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.8 Downloads.

Amsterdam 17.3.1

2.7

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.8 + PI 3.8 latest maintenance release + PI 3.8 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.8 Downloads.

Amsterdam 17.2.1

2.7

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.7 + PI 3.7 latest maintenance release + PI 3.7 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.7 Downloads.

Amsterdam 17.1.1

2.7

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.6 + PI 3.6 latest maintenance release + PI 3.6 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.6 Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.12.6

2.6

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.9 + PI 3.9 latest maintenance release + PI 3.9 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.9 → Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.12.5b

2.6

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.9 + PI 3.9 latest maintenance release + PI 3.9 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.9 → Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.12.5

2.6

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.9 + PI 3.9 latest maintenance release + PI 3.9 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.9 → Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.12.4

2.6

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.8 + PI 3.8 latest maintenance release + PI 3.8 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.8 → Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.12.3a

2.6

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.5 + PI 3.5 latest maintenance release + PI 3.5 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.5Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.12.3

2.6

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.5 + PI 3.5 latest maintenance release + PI 3.5 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.5Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.12.2

2.6

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.5 + PI 3.5 latest maintenance release + PI 3.5 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.5Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.12.1

2.6

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.5 + PI 3.5 latest maintenance release + PI 3.5 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.5Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.11.1

2.6

2.4 Patch 5

C9200 and C9200L: PI 3.4 + PI 3.4 latest maintenance release + PI 3.4 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.4Downloads.

Gibraltar 16.10.1

2.4

C9200: PI 3.4 + Device Pack 9

C9200L: PI 3.4 + Device Pack 7

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.4Downloads.

Fuji 16.9.7

2.5

2.1

PI 3.9 + PI 3.9 latest maintenance release + PI 3.9 latest device pack

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.9Downloads.

Fuji 16.9.6

2.4

PI 3.4 + Device Pack 7

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.4Downloads.

Fuji 16.9.5

2.4

PI 3.4 + Device Pack 7

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.4Downloads.

Fuji 16.9.4

2.4

PI 3.4 + Device Pack 7

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.4Downloads.

Fuji 16.9.3

2.4

PI 3.4 + Device Pack 7

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.4Downloads.

Fuji 16.9.22

2.4

PI 3.4 + Device Pack 7

See Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.4Downloads.

2 The compatibility information for Fuji 16.9.2 applies only to the C9200L SKUs.

Web UI System Requirements

The following subsections list the hardware and software required to access the Web UI:

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Processor Speed

DRAM

Number of Colors

Resolution

Font Size

233 MHz minimum3

512 MB4

256

1280 x 800 or higher

Small

3 We recommend 1 GHz
4 We recommend 1 GB DRAM

Software Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 or later

  • Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later

Browsers

  • Google Chrome—Version 59 or later (On Windows and Mac)

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Mozilla Firefox—Version 54 or later (On Windows and Mac)

  • Safari—Version 10 or later (On Mac)

Upgrading the Switch Software

This section covers the various aspects of upgrading or downgrading the device software.


Note

You cannot use the Web UI to install, upgrade, or downgrade device software.

Finding the Software Version

The package files for the Cisco IOS XE software are stored on the system board flash device (flash:).

You can use the show version privileged EXEC command to see the software version that is running on your switch.


Note

Although the show version output always shows the software image running on the switch, the model name shown at the end of this display is the factory configuration and does not change if you upgrade the software license.

You can also use the dir filesystem: privileged EXEC command to see the directory names of other software images that you might have stored in flash memory.

Software Images

Release

Image Type

File Name

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4b

CAT9K_LITE_IOSXE

cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.04b.SPA.bin

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4

CAT9K_LITE_IOSXE

cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.04.SPA.bin

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.3

CAT9K_LITE_IOSXE

cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.03.SPA.bin

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a

CAT9K_LITE_IOSXE

cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.02a.SPA.bin

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1

CAT9K_LITE_IOSXE

cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bin

Automatic Boot Loader Upgrade

When you upgrade from the existing release on your switch to a later or newer release for the first time, the boot loader may be automatically upgraded, based on the hardware version of the switch. If the boot loader is automatically upgraded, it will take effect on the next reload. If you go back to the older release after this, the boot loader is not downgraded. The updated boot loader supports all previous releases.


Caution

Do not power cycle your switch during the upgrade.

Scenario

Automatic Boot Loader Response

If you boot Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.3 or Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4 or Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4b for the first time

The boot loader may be upgraded to version 17.5.1r [FC4]. For example:
<output truncated>
ROM: IOS-XE ROMMON
BOOTLDR: System Bootstrap, Version 17.5.1r [FC4], RELEASE SOFTWARE (P)
<output truncated>

If you boot Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a for the first time

The boot loader may be upgraded to version 17.3.1r [FC4]. For example:
<output truncated>
ROM: IOS-XE ROMMON
BOOTLDR: System Bootstrap, Version 17.3.1r [FC4], RELEASE SOFTWARE (P)
<output truncated>

If you boot Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1 for the first time

The boot loader may be upgraded to version 17.3.1r [FC3]. For example:
<output truncated>
ROM: IOS-XE ROMMON
BOOTLDR: System Bootstrap, Version 17.3.1r [FC3], RELEASE SOFTWARE (P)
<output truncated>

Software Installation Commands

Summary of Software Installation Commands

To install and activate the specified file, and to commit changes to be persistent across reloads:

install add file filename [ activate commit]

To separately install, activate, commit, cancel, or remove the installation file: install ?

add file tftp: filename

Copies the install file package from a remote location to the device and performs a compatibility check for the platform and image versions.

activate [ auto-abort-timer]

Activates the file, and reloads the device. The auto-abort-timer keyword automatically rolls back image activation.

commit

Makes changes persistent over reloads.

rollback to committed

Rolls back the update to the last committed version.

abort

Cancels file activation, and rolls back to the version that was running before the current installation procedure started.

remove

Deletes all unused and inactive software installation files.

Upgrading in Install Mode

Follow these instructions to upgrade from one release to another, in install mode. To perform a software image upgrade, you must be booted into IOS through boot flash:packages.conf .

Before you begin

Note that you can use this procedure for the following upgrade scenarios:

When upgrading from ...

To...

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.2.x or earlier releases

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.x

The sample output in this section displays upgrade from Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.2.1 to Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1 using install commands only.

Procedure


Step 1

Clean-up

install remove inactive

Use this command to clean-up old installation files in case of insufficient space and to ensure that you have at least 1GB of space in flash, to expand a new image.

The following sample output displays the cleaning up of unused files, by using the install remove inactive command:
Switch# install remove inactive
install_remove: START Mon Jul 20 17:46:18 IST 2020
Cleaning up unnecessary package files
No path specified, will use booted path flash:packages.conf
Cleaning flash:
  Scanning boot directory for packages ... done.
  Preparing packages list to delete ... 
    cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      File is in use, will not delete.
    cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      File is in use, will not delete.
    cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      File is in use, will not delete.
    cat9k_lite-webui.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      File is in use, will not delete.
    packages.conf
      File is in use, will not delete.
  done.
  
The following files will be deleted:
[switch 1]:
/flash/cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.01.01.SPA.bin

Do you want to remove the above files? [y/n]y

[switch 1]:
Deleting file flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.01.01.SPA.bin ... done.
SUCCESS: Files deleted.
--- Starting Post_Remove_Cleanup ---
Performing Post_Remove_Cleanup on all members
  [1] Post_Remove_Cleanup package(s) on switch 1
  [1] Finished Post_Remove_Cleanup on switch 1
Checking status of Post_Remove_Cleanup on [1]
Post_Remove_Cleanup: Passed on [1]
Finished Post_Remove_Cleanup
SUCCESS: install_remove  Mon Jul 20 17:47:20 IST 2020
Switch#

Step 2

Copy new image to flash

  1. copy tftp:[[//location]/directory]/filenameflash:

    Use this command to copy the new image from a TFTP server to flash memory. The location is either an IP address or a host name. The filename is specified relative to the directory used for file transfers. Skip this step if you want to use the new image from a TFTP server.
    Switch# copy tftp://10.8.0.6/image/cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bin flash:
    
    Destination filename [cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bin]?
    Accessing tftp://10.8.0.6//cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bin...
    Loading /cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bin from 10.8.0.6 (via GigabitEthernet0/0): 
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    [OK - 601216545 bytes]
     
    601216545 bytes copied in 50.649 secs (11870255 bytes/sec)
     
    
  2. dir flash:

    Use this command to confirm that the image has been successfully copied to flash.
    Switch# dir flash:*.bin
    Directory of flash:/*.bin
     
    Directory of flash:/
     
    434184 -rw- 601216545 Jul 20 2020 10:18:11 -07:00 cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bin
    11353194496 bytes total (8976625664 bytes free)
    
    
Step 3

Set boot variable

  1. boot system flash:packages.conf

    Use this command to set the boot variable to flash:packages.conf .
    Switch(config)# boot system flash:packages.conf
    
  2. no boot manual

    Use this command to configure the switch to auto-boot.
    Switch(config)# no boot manual
    Switch(config)# exit
  3. write memory

    Use this command to save boot settings.
    Switch# write memory
  4. show boot

    Use this command to verify the boot variable (packages.conf) and manual boot setting (no):
    Switch# show boot
    ---------------------------
    Switch 3
    ---------------------------
    Current Boot Variables:
    BOOT variable = flash:packages.conf;
     
    Boot Variables on next reload:
    BOOT variable = flash:packages.conf;
    Manual Boot = no
    Enable Break = yes
    Boot Mode = DEVICE
    iPXE Timeout = 0
    
Step 4

Install image to flash

install add file activate commit

Use this command to install the image.

We recommend that you point to the source image on your TFTP server or the flash drive of the switch, if you have copied the image to flash memory.

The following sample output displays installation of the Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1 software image in the flash memory:
Switch# install add file flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bin activate commit
install_add_activate_commit: START Mon Jul 20 12:51:55 IST 2020
Jul 20 12:51:57.795: %INSTALL-5-INSTALL_START_INFO: R0/0: install_engine: Started install one-shot flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bininstall_add_activate_commit: Adding PACKAGE
install_add_activate_commit: Adding PACKAGE
install_add_activate_commit: Checking whether new add is allowed ....

--- Starting initial file syncing ---
Info: Finished copying flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bin to the selected switch(es)
Finished initial file syncing

--- Starting Add ---
Performing Add on all members
  [1] Add package(s) on switch 1
  [1] Finished Add on switch 1
Checking status of Add on [1]
Add: Passed on [1]
Finished Add

Image added. Version: 17.03.01.0.276
install_add_activate_commit: Activating PACKAGE

gzip: initramfs.cpio.gz: decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored
Following packages shall be activated:
/flash/cat9k_lite-webui.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
/flash/cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
/flash/cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
/flash/cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.03.01.SPA.pkg

This operation may require a reload of the system. Do you want to proceed? [y/n]y

--- Starting Activate ---
Performing Activate on all members
Jul 20 13:03:24.337: %INSTALL-5-INSTALL_AUTO_ABORT_TIMER_PROGRESS: R0/0: rollback_timer: Install auto abort timer will expire in 7200 seconds
  [1] Activate package(s) on switch 1
    --- Starting list of software package changes ---
    Old files list:
      Removed cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      Removed cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      Removed cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      Removed cat9k_lite-webui.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
    New files list:
      Added cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
      Added cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
      Added cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
      Added cat9k_lite-webui.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
    Finished list of software package changes
  [1] Finished Activate on switch 1
Checking status of Activate on [1]
Activate: Passed on [1]
Finished Activate

*Jul 20 13:03:24.298 IST: %INSTALL-5-INSTALL_AUTO_ABORT_TIMER_PROGRESS: Switch 1 R0/0: rollback_timer: Install auto abort timer will expire in 7200 seconds--- Starting Commit ---
Performing Commit on all members
  [1] Commit package(s) on switch 1
  [1] Finished Commit on switch 1
Checking status of Commit on [1]
Commit: Passed on [1]
Finished Commit

Install will reload the system now!
SUCCESS: install_add_activate_commit  Mon Jul 20 13:04:23 IST 2020
Jul 20 13:04:24.586: %INSTALL-5-INSTALL_COMPLETED_INFO: R0/0: install_engine: Completed install one-shot PACKAGE flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.bin

Note 
The system reloads automatically after executing the install add file activate commit command . You do not have to manually reload the system.
Step 5

Verify installation

After the software has been successfully installed, use this command to verify that the flash partition has four new .pkg files and two .conf files.

  1. dir flash:*.pkg

    The following is sample output of the dir flash:*.pkg command:
    Switch# dir flash:*.pkg
    
    Directory of flash:/*.pkg
    Directory of flash:/
    48582  -rw- 298787860 Mar 31 2020 05:13:32 +00:00  cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
    48585  -rw- 35713901   Mar 31 2020 05:14:12 +00:00  cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
    48583  -rw- 4252692     Mar 31 2020 05:13:33 +00:00  cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
    48584  -rw- 8119312     Mar 31 2020 05:13:34 +00:00  cat9k_lite-webui.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
    
    16640  -rw- 301188116 Jul 20 2020 05:33:25 +00:00  cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
    16647  -rw- 35112025   Jul 20 2020 05:34:06 +00:00  cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
    16642  -rw- 4326420     Jul 20 2020 05:33:25 +00:00  cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
    16643  -rw- 8328208     Jul 20 2020 05:33:25 +00:00  cat9k_lite-webui.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
    
  2. dir flash:*.conf

    The following is sample output of the dir flash:*.conf command. It displays the .conf files in the flash partition; note the two .conf files:

    • packages.conf—the file that has been re-written with the newly installed .pkg files

    • cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.conf— a backup copy of the newly installed packages.conf file
      Switch# dir flash:*.conf
       
      Directory of flash:/*.conf
      Directory of flash:/
      
      16631 -rw- 4882  Jul 20 2020 05:39:42 +00:00  packages.conf
      16634 -rw- 4882  Jul 20 2020 05:34:06 +00:00  cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.01.SPA.conf
      
Step 6

Reload and verify version

  1. reload

    Use this command to reload the switch. When you boot the new image, the boot loader is automatically updated, but the new bootloader version is not displayed in the output until the next reload.
    Switch# reload
  2. show version

    After the image boots up, use this command to verify the version of the new image.

    The following sample output of the show version command displays the Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1 image on the device:
    Switch# show version
    Cisco IOS XE Software, Version 17.03.01
    Cisco IOS Software [Amsterdam], Catalyst L3 Switch Software (CAT9K_LITE_IOSXE), Version 17.3.1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2020 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Sat 25-Jul-20 19:57 by mcpre
    <output truncated>

Downgrading in Install Mode

Follow these instructions to downgrade from one release to another, in install mode. To perform a software image downgrade, you must be booted into IOS through boot flash:packages.conf .

Before you begin

Note that you can use this procedure for the following downgrade scenarios:

When downgrading from ...

To ...

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.x

Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.2.x or earlier releases.


Note

New switch models that are introduced in a release cannot be downgraded. The release in which a switch model is introduced is the minimum software version for that model.

The sample output in this section shows downgrade from Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1 to Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.2.1, using install commands.

Procedure


Step 1

Clean-up

install remove inactive

Use this command to clean-up old installation files in case of insufficient space and to ensure that you have at least 1GB of space in flash, to expand a new image.

The following sample output displays the cleaning up of unused files, by using the install remove inactive command:
Switch# install remove inactive
install_remove: START Mon Jul 20 17:46:18 IST 2020
Cleaning up unnecessary package files
No path specified, will use booted path flash:packages.conf
Cleaning flash:
  Scanning boot directory for packages ... done.
  Preparing packages list to delete ... 
    cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
      File is in use, will not delete.
    cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.02.1.SPA.pkg
      File is in use, will not delete.
    cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.02.1.SPA.pkg
      File is in use, will not delete.
    cat9k_lite-webui.17.02.1.SPA.pkg
      File is in use, will not delete.
    packages.conf
      File is in use, will not delete.
  done.
  
The following files will be deleted:
[switch 1]:
/flash/cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.1.SPA.bin

Do you want to remove the above files? [y/n]y
[switch 1]:
Deleting file flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.03.1.SPA.bin ... done.
SUCCESS: Files deleted.
--- Starting Post_Remove_Cleanup ---
Performing Post_Remove_Cleanup on all members
  [1] Post_Remove_Cleanup package(s) on switch 1
  [1] Finished Post_Remove_Cleanup on switch 1
Checking status of Post_Remove_Cleanup on [1]
Post_Remove_Cleanup: Passed on [1]
Finished Post_Remove_Cleanup

SUCCESS: install_remove  Mon Jul 20 17:47:20 IST 2020
Switch#
Step 2

Copy new image to flash

  1. copy tftp:[[//location]/directory]/filenameflash:

    Use this command to copy the new image from a TFTP server to flash memory. The location is either an IP address or a host name. The filename is specified relative to the directory used for file transfers. Skip this step if you want to use the new image from a TFTP server.
    Switch# copy tftp://10.8.0.6/image/cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.1.SPA.bin flash:
    
    Destination filename [cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.1.SPA.bin]?
    Accessing tftp://10.8.0.6//cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.1.SPA.bin...
    Loading /cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.1.SPA.bin from 10.8.0.6 (via GigabitEthernet0/0): 
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    [OK - 508584771 bytes]
    508584771 bytes copied in 101.005 secs (5035244 bytes/sec)
     
    
  2. dir flash:

    Use this command to confirm that the image has been successfully copied to flash.
    Switch# dir flash:*.bin
    Directory of flash:/*.bin
     
    Directory of flash:/
     
    434184 -rw- 508584771 Mon Jul 20 2020 13:35:16 -07:00 cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.1.SPA.bin
    11353194496 bytes total (9055866880 bytes free)
    
    
Step 3

Set boot variable

  1. boot system flash:packages.conf

    Use this command to set the boot variable to flash:packages.conf .
    Switch(config)# boot system flash:packages.conf
    
  2. no boot manual

    Use this command to configure the switch to auto-boot.
    Switch(config)# no boot manual
    Switch(config)# exit
  3. write memory

    Use this command to save boot settings.
    Switch# write memory
  4. show boot

    Use this command to verify the boot variable (packages.conf) and manual boot setting (no):
    Switch# show boot
    ---------------------------
    Switch 3
    ---------------------------
    Current Boot Variables:
    BOOT variable = flash:packages.conf;
     
    Boot Variables on next reload:
    BOOT variable = flash:packages.conf;
    Manual Boot = no
    Enable Break = yes
    Boot Mode = DEVICE
    iPXE Timeout = 0
    
Step 4

Downgrade software image

install add file activate commit

Use this command to install the image.

We recommend that you point to the source image on your TFTP server or the flash drive of the switch, if you have copied the image to flash memory.

The following example displays the installation of the Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.2.1 software image to flash, by using the install add file activate commit command.
Switch# install add file flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.01.SPA.bin activate commit activate commit

install_add_activate_commit: START Mon Jul 20 13:17:28 IST 2020
install_add_activate_commit: Adding PACKAGE
install_add_activate_commit: Checking whether new add is allowed ....

--- Starting initial file syncing ---
Info: Finished copying flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.01.SPA.bin to the selected switch(es)
Finished initial file syncing

--- Starting Add ---
Performing Add on all members
  [1] Add package(s) on switch 1
  [1] Finished Add on switch 1
Checking status of Add on [1]
Add: Passed on [1]
Finished Add

Image added. Version: 17.02.01.0.203
install_add_activate_commit: Activating PACKAGE

gzip: initramfs.cpio.gz: decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored
Following packages shall be activated:
/flash/cat9k_lite-webui.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
/flash/cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
/flash/cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
/flash/cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.02.01.SPA.pkg

This operation may require a reload of the system. Do you want to proceed? [y/n]y
--- Starting Activate ---
Performing Activate on all members
Jul 20 13:29:31.133: %INSTALL-5-INSTALL_AUTO_ABORT_TIMER_PROGRESS: R0/0: rollback_timer: Install auto abort timer will expire in 7200 seconds

*Jul 20 13:29:31.093 IST: %INSTALL-5-INSTALL_AUTO_ABORT_TIMER_PROGRESS: Switch 1 R0/0: rollback_timer: Install auto abort timer will expire in 7200 seconds  [1] Activate package(s) on switch 1
    --- Starting list of software package changes ---
    Old files list:
      Removed cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
      Removed cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
      Removed cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
      Removed cat9k_lite-webui.17.03.01.SPA.pkg
    New files list:
      Added cat9k_lite-rpbase.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      Added cat9k_lite-rpboot.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      Added cat9k_lite-srdriver.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
      Added cat9k_lite-webui.17.02.01.SPA.pkg
    Finished list of software package changes
  [1] Finished Activate on switch 1
Checking status of Activate on [1]
Activate: Passed on [1]
Finished Activate

--- Starting Commit ---
Performing Commit on all members
  [1] Commit package(s) on switch 1
  [1] Finished Commit on switch 1
Checking status of Commit on [1]
Commit: Passed on [1]
Finished Commit

Send model notification for install_add_activate_commit before reload
Install will reload the system now!
SUCCESS: install_add_activate_commit  Mon Jul 20 13:30:52 IST 2020
Jul 20 13:30:53.573: %INSTALL-5-INSTALL_COMPLETED_INFO: R0/0: install_engine: Completed install one-shot PACKAGE flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.01.SPA.bin
Jul 20 13:30:53.573 %INSTALL-5-INSTALL_COMPLETED_INFO: R0/0: install_engine: Completed install one-shot PACKAGE flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.01.SPA.bin

switch3#
Chassis 1 reloading, reason - Reload command

*Jul 20 13:30:53.529 IST: %INSTALL-5-INSTALL_COMPLETED_INFO: Switch 1 R0/0: install_engine: Completed install one-shot PACKAGE flash:cat9k_lite_iosxe.17.02.01.SPA.bin
*Jul 20 13:30:54.526 IST: %STACKMGR-1-RELOAD: Switch 1 R0/0: stack_mgr: Reloading due to reason Reload commandJul 20 13:30:58.121: %PMAN-5-EXITACTION: F0/0: pvp: Process manager is exiting: reload fp actionrequested
Jul 20 13:31:01.303: %PMAN-5-EXITACTION: R0/0: pvp: Process manager is exiting: rp processes exit with reload switch code

Note 
The system reloads automatically after executing the install add file activate commit command. You do not have to manually reload the system.
Step 5

Verify version

show version

After the image boots up, use this command to verify the version of the new image.

Note 
When you downgrade the software image, the bootloader version does not downgrade. It remains updated.
The following sample output of the show version command displays the Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.2.1 image on the device:
Switch# show version
Cisco IOS XE Software, Version 17.02.01
Cisco IOS Software [Amsterdam], Catalyst L3 Switch Software (CAT9K_LITE_IOSXE), Version 17.2.1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2020 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
<output truncated>

Licensing

This section provides information about the licensing packages for features available on Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series Switches.

License Levels

The software features available on Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches fall under these base or add-on license levels.

Base Licenses

  • Network Essentials

  • Network Advantage—Includes features available with the Network Essentials license and more.

Add-On Licenses

Add-On Licenses require a Network Essentials or Network Advantage as a pre-requisite. The features available with add-on license levels provide Cisco innovations on the switch, as well as on the Cisco Digital Network Architecture Center (Cisco DNA Center).

  • DNA Essentials

  • DNA Advantage— Includes features available with the DNA Essentials license and more.

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 https://cfnng.cisco.com. An account on cisco.com is not required.

Available Licensing Models and Configuration Information

  • Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1 and earlier: Smart Licensing is the default and the only supported method to manage licenses.

    In the software configuration guide of the required release, see System ManagementConfiguring Smart Licensing.

  • Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a and later: Smart Licensing Using Policy, which is an enhanced version of Smart Licensing, is the default and the only supported method to manage licenses.

    In the software configuration guide of the required release (17.3.x onwards), see System ManagementSmart Licensing Using Policy.

For a more detailed overview on Cisco Licensing, go to cisco.com/go/licensingguide.

License Levels - Usage Guidelines

  • The duration or term for which a purchased license is valid:

    Smart Licensing Using Policy

    Smart Licensing

    • Perpetual: There is no expiration date for such a license.

    • Subscription: The license is valid only until a certain date (for a three, five, or seven year period).

    • Permanent: for a license level, and without an expiration date.

    • Term: for a license level, and for a three, five, or seven year period.

    • Evaluation: a license that is not registered.

  • Base licenses (Network Essentials and Network-Advantage) are ordered and fulfilled only with a perpetual or permanent license type.

  • Add-on licenses (DNA Essentials and DNA Advantage) are ordered and fulfilled only with a subscription or term license type.

  • An add-on license level is included when you choose a network license level. If you use DNA features, renew the license before term expiry, to continue using it, or deactivate the add-on license and then reload the switch to continue operating with the base license capabilities.

  • When ordering an add-on license with a base license, note the combinations that are permitted and those that are not permitted:

    Table 1. Permitted Combinations

    DNA Essentials

    DNA Advantage

    Network Essentials

    Yes

    No

    Network Advantage

    Yes5

    Yes

    5 You will be able to purchase this combination only at the time of the DNA license renewal and not when you purchase DNA-Essentials the first time.
  • Evaluation licenses cannot be ordered. They are not tracked via Cisco Smart Software Manager and expire after a 90-day period. Evaluation licenses can be used only once on the switch and cannot be regenerated. Warning system messages about an evaluation license expiry are generated only 275 days after expiration and every week thereafter. An expired evaluation license cannot be reactivated after reload. This applies only to Smart Licensing. The notion of evaluation licenses does not apply to Smart Licensing Using Policy.

Limitations and Restrictions

  • Control Plane Policing (CoPP)—The show run command does not display information about classes configured under system-cpp policy, when they are left at default values. Use the show policy-map system-cpp-policy or the show policy-map control-plane commands in privileged EXEC mode instead.

  • Hardware limitations

    • Management Port—You cannot modify the configured port speed, duplex mode and flow control and disable auto-negotiation on the Ethernet Management port (GigabitEthernet0/0). Port speed and duplex mode can only be changed from a peer port.

    • Network Module — When the C9200-NM-4X network module is plugged into the C9200 SKUs of the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches, the uplink interface remains in down state until the network module is recognized by the switch. The time taken for the switch to recognize the network module is longer in comparison to the time taken by the switch to recognize other interconnected devices.

    • If the 1-meter and 1.5-meter 10-GBase-CX1 cables, which are connected on the 10-G ports of the Catalyst 9200L switches, are connected to the 10-G peer ports of the Catalyst 9200L or Catalyst 9200 switches, the peer device might go into the error-disabled state because of link flapping if the local device is restarted. As a workaround, run the shut and no shut commands on the error-disabled peer interfaces.

  • QoS restrictions

    • When configuring QoS queuing policy, the sum of the queuing buffer should not exceed 100%.

    • For QoS policies, only switched virtual interfaces (SVI) are supported for logical interfaces.

    • QoS policies are not supported for port-channel interfaces, tunnel interfaces, and other logical interfaces.

  • Secure Shell (SSH)

    • Use SSH Version 2. SSH Version 1 is not supported.

    • When the device is running SCP and SSH cryptographic operations, expect high CPU until the SCP read process is completed. SCP supports file transfers between hosts on a network and uses SSH for the transfer.

      Since SCP and SSH operations are currently not supported on the hardware crypto engine, running encryption and decryption process in software causes high CPU. The SCP and SSH processes can show as much as 40 or 50 percent CPU usage, but they do not cause the device to shutdown.

  • Stacking

    • Stacking is supported on Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches. A switch stack supports up to eight stack members. However, you cannot stack C9200 SKUs with C9200L SKUs

      The supported stacking bandwidth on C9200L SKUs is up to 80Gbps; on C9200 SKUs, this is up to 160Gbps.

    • The C9200-24PB and C9200-48PB switch models can be stacked only with each other and not with other models of the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches.

    • Auto upgrade for a new member switch is supported only in the install mode.

  • TACACS legacy command: Do not configure the legacy tacacs-server host command; this command is deprecated. If the software version running on your device is Cisco IOS XE Gibraltar 16.12.2 or a later release, using the legacy command can cause authentication failures. Use the tacacs server command in global configuration mode.

  • USB Authentication—When you connect a Cisco USB drive to the switch, the switch tries to authenticate the drive against an existing encrypted preshared key. Since the USB drive does not send a key for authentication, the following message is displayed on the console when you enter password encryption aes command:
    Device(config)# password encryption aes
    Master key change notification called without new or old key
  • YANG data modeling limitation—A maximum of 20 simultaneous NETCONF sessions are supported.

  • Embedded Event Manager—Identity event detector is not supported on Embedded Event Manager.

  • Upgrading the software image from Cisco IOS XE Gibraltar 16.12.x to any of the later releases can result in a persistent database operation failure and after which the persistent database cannot be restored.

    To avoid the persistent database operation failure, use the dir bootflash:.dbpersist command to list all DB persist files and then use delete bootflash:/.dbpersist/folder_name/file_name and bootflash:/.dbpersist/folder_name/file_name.meta commands to delete individual database and meta files from each persistent database folder.

Caveats

Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco IOS-XE 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 Amsterdam 17.3.x

Identifier

Description

CSCvt41614

cat9k/REP:convergence time after rep interface flap runs into 5 mins for some flows

CSCvt73622

9200L : Port goes to ERR_DISABLE state with link-flap error after bootup/reload/switchover

CSCvt99971

Client in UnAuthorized state when config is applied on defaulted interface

CSCvu62464

9200: switch crashed while joining the stack in full stack reload test.

CSCvv91973

Transport mode not persisting across HA after upgrade with SL registered

CSCvx38149

Switch crash while removing private vlan mapping from port-channel interface.

CSCvy10601

C9200L-FAN # reports malfunction and recovers on its own.

CSCvy68924

cat9k ports turned to UDLD err-disable status caused by peer switch reload.

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4b

Identifier

Description

CSCvz76172

C9200/C9200L (17.3/17.6) - Output queue overloaded due to incorrect QoS programming.

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4

Identifier

Description

CSCvv39849

Quake: Default ARP CLI values configued on 9200L needs to change. Hardware supports only 8K

CSCvw13923

Vlan randomly stop forwarding DHCP pkts - Wedged input interface queue

CSCvw32545

STACK : Stale mac entry in the member switch causing the connectivity issues.

CSCvw51810

Disruption of IP communication due to AUTH_DRIVEN_DROP on uplinks when flapping downlink ports

CSCvx06374

Profinet (PN-PTCP) frames overwhelming L2 Control CoPP queue on Cat9K

CSCvx25344

Private Native Vlan packets are erroneously tagged

CSCvx32016

C9200L link up delay when connected with PC or server

CSCvx83266

DHCP snooping and PVLAN dropping DHCP Offer unicast packet on C9K

CSCvx87277

Cat9XXX may experience an unexpected reboot with Critical process fed fault on fp_0_0

CSCvx94722

Radius protocol generate jumbo frames for dot1x packets

CSCvy02075

Switch forwards traffic received on ports in blocking BLK state

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.3

Identifier

Description

CSCvt73669

Ports remains in notconnect state when moved from L2 to L3 to L2

CSCvu56425

when interface is shutdown DiagPhyLoopbackTest fails for port having GLC-LH-SMD SFP

CSCvu90016

Catalyst 9k: FED crash after reaching webauth scale of about 1k sessions

CSCvv26018

Loopback error is not detected on trunk interface

CSCvv27849

Unexpected reload caused by the FED process.

CSCvv39593

'SL using Policy' to SL downgrade to 16.12.4 leads to \"Initial Registration-First Attempt Pending\"

CSCvv88670

[SDA] SISF marking mac as tentative

CSCvw06037

When "speed nonegotiate" is configured 1G link does not come up after OIR

CSCvw08075

C9200L: Port remains down/down after repeating connect/disconnect of the cable

CSCvw17897

C9200 crash with \"show monitor capture < capture_name > buffer brief\"

CSCvw18461

Switch Crashes when enabling RSPAN Destination port

CSCvw20225

Cat9k switches may roll back to old software after unexpected switchover event

CSCvw28418

VRF leaking using self-GRE tunnels causes traffic to be punted to CPU.

CSCvw32481

EVPN Type-2 IP/MAC route is created for not-connected SVI

CSCvw41656

C9200-NM-4X Uplink Module installed in a C9200 is not recognized

CSCvw90216

On Cat9200(stack),trap ciscoStackWiseMIB.0.0.6 (cswStackMemberRemoved) unable created normally

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2a

Identifier

Description

CSCvq13832

Whenever Acct-terminate-cause is 24 the duplicate set of traffic counts is sent as 0.

CSCvt18739

Cat9K - incorrect source mac address used for L3 packets after L3 link flap

CSCvt93918

Cat9k reboot due to ACL count being huge.

CSCvt95680

Unexpected Reload when a VLAN is created within the range 2-1002

CSCvu24011

Interface Not Passing Traffic after Boot-up with IE 3400 with forced speed/duplex setting on IE

CSCvu25931

DHCPv6 RELAY-REPLY dropped when punted on cat9k

CSCvu52246

sessmgrd memory leak when CTS PAC download fails

CSCvu62273

CLI should be auto-upgraded from "tacacs-server" cli to newer version while upgrading

CSCvu74755

DiagPhyLoopbackTest failing on C9200 mGig switch

CSCvu82477

Random L3 ports stop traffic processing on SDA internal border nodes

CSCvu94010

Cat9k Active stack switch crash while applying the CTS configuration

CSCvv16874

CAT9K: PRD18: SISF Crash seen on device when left traffic running overnight

CSCvv26075

On Auth port, timestamp update is not happening for Authz MAC address upon RX of control-plane/BPDU

CSCvv34688

IPv6 communication stops working post applying ipv6 source-guard on interface

CSCvv35565

L3 ECMP load balancing not working as expected for fragmented packets.

CSCvv44720

IPV4 and IPV6 Per-User ACL is not working together on singe authentication session

CSCvv45801

inconsistent behaviour for autoconf template binding after switchover

CSCvv48305

Route not fully programmed in the hardware for macsec enabled end-point

CSCvv69764

Dot1Q Native vlan tag is ignored after configuring Layer2 Vlan on 16.12.4 code

CSCvv86246

CAT9K reload due to "Critical process cmand fault on rp_0_0 (rc=139)"

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1

Identifier

Description

CSCvr92287

EPC with packet-len opt breaks CPU in-band path for bigger frames

CSCvs15485

Cat9k PoE models - when configuring speed 100 and duplex full on both sides, interface will not come up

CSCvs22896

DHCPv6 RELAY-REPLY packet is being dropped

CSCvs84212

DHCP server sends out a NAK packet during DHCP renewal process.

CSCvs91593

offer is dropped in data vlan with dhcp snooping using dot1x/mab

CSCvs93108

POE stops working after upgrading to 16.12.1

CSCvs97551

Unable to use VLAN range 4084-4095 for any business operations

CSCvt13518

QoS ACL matching incorrectly when udp range is used

CSCvt59448

LACP link suspend or PAgP link getting into error-disabled if stack-mac persistent timer is set

CSCvt99199

MACSEC issue in SDA deployment

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Related Documentation

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