Introduction

Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series Switches feature advanced, full Gigabit Ethernet speed for rich real-time data - and a modular, optimized design. These Cisco rugged switches bring simplicity, flexibility and security to the network edge, and are optimized for size, power and performance.

From their end-to-end security architecture to delivering centralized automation and scale with Cisco intent-based networking, the Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 family is the perfect solution to your switching needs in almost any use case.

Cisco Embedded Services 3300 Series Switches (ESS3300) revolutionize Cisco’s embedded networking portfolio with 1G/10G capabilities. ESS3300 switches are optimized to meet specialized form-factor, ruggedization, port density, and power needs of many applications requiring customization and complement Cisco’s off-the-shelf Industrial Ethernet switching portfolio.

On the ESS3300, the small form factor, board configuration options, and optimized power consumption provide Cisco partners and integrators the flexibility to design custom solutions for defense, oil and gas, transportation, mining, and other verticals. The ESS3300 runs the trusted and feature-rich Cisco IOS® XE Software, allowing Cisco partners and integrators to offer their customers the familiar Cisco IOS CLI and management experience on their ESS3300–based solutions.


Note

The documentation set for this product strives to use bias-free language. For purposes of this documentation set, bias-free is defined as language that does not imply discrimination based on age, disability, gender, racial identity, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality. Exceptions may be present in the documentation due to language that is hardcoded in the user interfaces of the product software, language used based on RFP documentation, or language that is used by a referenced third-party product.


Smart Licensing Using Policy in Cisco IOS XE Release 17.3.2

An enhanced version of Smart Licensing is available, 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. Only export-controlled and enforced licenses require Cisco authorization before use. 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 Cisco Smart Software Manager (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.


Note

Starting with Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2, with the introduction of Smart Licensing Using Policy, even if you configure a hostname for a product instance or device, only the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) is displayed.

This change in the display can be observed in all licensing utilities and user interfaces where the hostname was displayed in earlier releases. It does not affect any licensing functionality. There is no workaround for this limitation.

The licensing utilities and user interfaces that are affected by this limitation include only the following: Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM), Cisco Smart License Utility (CSLU), and Smart Software Manager On-Prem (SSM On-Prem).


New Features for Cisco Catalyst IE and ESS Switches in Cisco IOS XE 17.3.1

The following features apply to both the IE3x00 and ESS3300 switches unless specifically mentioned.

Feature Name

License Level

Description, and Documentation Link Information

MRP 500ms Profile Support

Network Essentials

(Must have MRP Ring Manager or Client License)

In today’s Ethernet based Industrial Automation applications, one of the critical features is the availability of the communication network. This availability of the network will influence directly the availability of control system of the manufactory plant. The important characteristic of a plant is how long it can run when the control system in a fault state. This recovery time, namely grace time, has different values depending on the type of application.

Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) is one of the ring protocols supported by Cisco for such applications. With this release, IE3x00 will now support 200ms and 500ms profiles. With support of 500ms profile, the IE3x00 is now in compliance with IEC62439-2.

Media Redundancy Auto-Manager (MRA)

Network Essentials (Must have MRP Ring Manager License)

An MRP compliant network shall have a ring topology with multiple nodes. The nodes consist of two different types, i.e. Media Redundancy Manager (MRM) and Media Redundancy Clients (MRC). MRM periodically sends frames on one of the ring ports and receives on the other one, in order to monitor the status of the ring topology; MRC reacts on received reconfiguration frames from the MRM.

Certain nodes or all nodes in the ring topology may also start as a Media Redundancy Auto-manager (MRA). MRAs exchange frames to elect one MRM among themselves, and the rest will transition into MRCs. The MRA role is not an operational MRP role like MRM or MRC. It is only an administrative, temporary role at device start-up, and a node must transition to the MRM role or the MRC role after start-up and the MRM is selected through the manager voting process.

QinQ Support

Network Essentials

Traditional 802.1Q tunneling (QinQ) performs all-to-one bundling of C-VLAN IDs to a single S-VLAN ID for the port. The S-VLAN is added to the incoming unmodified C-VLAN. You can configure the UNI as an 802.1Q tunnel port for traditional QinQ, or you can configure selective QinQ on trunk ports for a more flexible implementation. Mapping takes place at ingress and egress of the port. All packets on the port are bundled into the specified S-VLAN.

Selective QinQ maps the specified customer VLANs entering the UNI to the specified S-VLAN ID. The S-VLAN is added to the incoming unmodified C-VLAN. You can also specify that traffic carrying all other customer VLAN IDs is dropped.

For quality of service (QoS), the switch supports flexible mapping between C-CoS or C-DSCP and S-CoS, and maps the inner CoS to the outer CoS for traffic with traditional QinQ or selective QinQ VLAN mapping.

HSR Support

Network Essentials

HSR achieves the same result as PRP but designed to work in a ring topology. Instead of two parallel independent networks of any topology in PRP (LAN-A and LAN-B), HSR defines a ring with traffic in opposite directions. Port-A sends traffic counterclockwise in Ring, and Port-B sends traffic clockwise in Ring. The packet format is different from PRP, instead of RCT, HSR introduces the HSR header with HSR ETHERTYPE after the L2 MACSA address or VLAN tag fields.

Only HSR-SAN mode is supported in 17.3.1 on IE 3400 Advanced ONLY (including ie3400H +). It is not supported on ESS 3300 or ie3200 / 3300.

Source Specific Multicast – IPv4

Network Advantage

Source Specific Multicast (SSM). SSM is an extension of IP multicast where datagram traffic is forwarded to receivers from only those multicast sources that the receivers have explicitly joined. For multicast groups configured for SSM, only source-specific multicast distribution trees (not shared trees) are created.

IPv6 Multicast Routing

Network Advantage

Cisco software supports the following protocols to implement IPv6 multicast routing:

  • PIM SSM

  • MLD

PIM SSM functionality is similar to that of IPv4 as mentioned in section 2.10 MLD. It is used by IPv6 devices to discover multicast listeners (nodes that want to receive multicast packets destined for specific multicast addresses) on directly attached links. There are two versions:

  • MLD version 1 is based on version 2 of the Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) for IPv4.

  • MLD version 2 is based on version 3 of the IGMP for IPv4.

HSRP Aware PIM

Network Advantage

Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) has no inherent redundancy capabilities and its operation is completely independent of Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) group states. As a result, IP multicast traffic is forwarded not necessarily by the same device as is elected by HSRP. HSRP Aware PIM enables multicast traffic to be forwarded through the HSRP active router (AR), allowing PIM to leverage HSRP redundancy, avoid potential duplicate traffic, and enable failover, depending on the HSRP states in the device. The PIM designated router (DR) runs on the same gateway as the HSRP AR and maintains mroute states.

Full POST

Network Essentials

POST feature tests the hardware to verify that all components of the device are present and operational.

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

Note 

This feature applies to Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series Switches, Cisco IE 3400 Heavy Duty Series Switches, and Cisco Embedded Services 3300 Series Switches in IOS-XE 17.3.3.

SSM On-Prem is an asset manager, which works 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 17.3.3.

A license level does not apply.

Important Note


Note

If CTS is used before upgrading to 17.3.3 and device is booted from sdflash, after upgrading to 17.3.3, use the below command to ensure CTS works after upgrade.

Switch# cts credentials id swith1 password xxxxx


Accessing Hidden Commands

Hidden commands have always been present in Cisco IOS XE, but were not equipped with CLI help. This means that entering enter a question mark (?) at the system prompt did not display the list of available commands. Such hidden commands are only meant to assist Cisco TAC in advanced troubleshooting and are therefore not documented. For more information about CLI help, see the Using the Command-Line InterfaceUnderstanding the Help System chapter of the Command Reference document.

This section provides information about hidden commands in Cisco IOS XE and the security measures in place, when they are accessed. Hidden commands are meant to assist Cisco TAC in advanced troubleshooting and are therefore not documented. For more information about CLI help, see the Using the Command-Line InterfaceUnderstanding the Help System chapter of the Command Reference document.

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. Entering enter a question mark (?) at the system prompt displays 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 the 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.

Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged, IE3400 Heavy Duty and ESS3300 Series Switches—Model Numbers (17.3.x)

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.

Default License Level1

Description

ESS-3300-NCP-E

Network Essentials

Main Board without a cooling plate.

2 ports of 10 GE fiber, 8 ports of GE copper. 4 of the 8 GE copper ports can also be combo ports.

Terminal Power: 16W

ESS-3300-NCP-A

Network Advantage

Main Board without a cooling plate.

2 ports of 10 GE fiber, 8 ports of GE copper. 4 of the 8 GE copper ports can also be combo ports.

Terminal Power: 16W

ESS-3300-CON-E

Network Essentials

Main Board conduction cooled

2 ports of 10 GE fiber, 8 ports of GE copper. 4 of the 8 GE copper ports can also be combo ports

Terminal Power: 16W

ESS-3300-CON-A

Network Advantage

Main Board conduction cooled

2 ports of 10 GE fiber, 8 ports of GE copper. 4 of the 8 GE copper ports can also be combo ports

Terminal Power: 16W

ESS-3300-24T-NCP-E

Network Essentials

Main Board with a 16p Expansion Board without a cooling plate

2 ports of 10 GE fiber, 24 ports of GE copper

4 of 8 GE ports can be combo ports on mainboard

4 of 16 GE ports can be combo ports on expansion board

Terminal Power: 24W

ESS-3300-24T-NCP-A

Network Advantage

Main Board with a 16p Expansion Board without a cooling plate

2 ports of 10 GE fiber, 24 ports of GE copper

4 of 8 GE ports can be combo ports on mainboard

4 of 16 GE ports can be combo ports on expansion board

Terminal Power: 24W

ESS-3300-24T-CON-E

Network Essentials

Main Board with a 16p Expansion Board conduction cooled

2 ports of 10 GE fiber, 24 ports of GE copper

4 of 8 GE ports can be combo ports on mainboard

4 of 16 GE ports can be combo ports on expansion board

Terminal Power: 24W

ESS-3300-24T-CON-A

Network Advantage

Main Board with a 16p Expansion Board conduction cooled

2 ports of 10 GE fiber, 24 ports of GE copper

4 of 8 GE ports can be combo ports on mainboard

4 of 16 GE ports can be combo ports on expansion board

Terminal Power: 24W

IE-3200-8T2S-E

Network Essentials

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports, non-PoE

IE-3200-8P2S-E

Network Essentials

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE/PoE+ ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports; PoE power budget of 240W

IE-3300-8T2S-E

Network Essentials

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports, non-PoE

IE-3300-8P2S-E

Network Essentials

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE/PoE+ ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports; PoE power budget of 360W (including expansion module)

IE-3300-8T2S-A

Network Advantage

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports, non-PoE

IE-3300-8P2S-A

Network Advantage

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE/PoE+ ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports; PoE power budget of 360W (including expansion module)

IE-3300-8T2X-A

Network Advantage

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 2 fiber 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP-based ports, non-PoE

IE-3300-8T2X-E

Network Essentials

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 2 fiber 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP-based ports, non-PoE

IE-3400-8T2S-E

Network Essentials

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports, non-PoE

IE-3400-8T2S-A

Network Advantage

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports, non-PoE

IE-3400-8P2S-E

Network Essentials

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports with PoE

IE-3400-8P2S-A

Network Advantage

8 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports, 2 fiber 100/1000 SFP-based ports with PoE

IE-3400H-8T-E

Network Essentials

8x1-Gbps X-Coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, mini-change input for Single power source

IE-3400H-8T-A

Network Advantage

8x1-Gbps X-Coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, mini-change input for Single power source

IE-3400H-8FT-E

Network Essentials

8 100-Mbps D-coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, Mini-change input for Single Power Source .

IE-3400H-8FT-A

Network Advantage

8 100-Mbps D-coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, Mini-change input for Single Power Source .

IE-3400H-16T-E

Network Essentials

16x1-Gbps X-Coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, mini-change input for Single power source

IE-3400H-16T-A

Network Advantage

16x1-Gbps X-Coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, mini-change input for Single power source

IE-3400H-16FT-E

Network Essentials

16 100-Mbps D-coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, Mini-change input for Single Power Source .

IE-3400H-16FT-A

Network Advantage

16 100-Mbps D-coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, Mini-change input for Single Power Source .

IE-3400H-24T-E

Network Essentials

24x1-Gbps X-Coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, mini-change input for Single power source

IE-3400H-24T-A

Network Advantage

24x1-Gbps X-Coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, mini-change input for Single power source

IE-3400H-24FT-E

Network Essentials

24 100-Mbps D-coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, Mini-change input for Single Power Source .

IE-3400H-24FT-A

Network Advantage

24 100-Mbps D-coded ports, 1 Alarm input and 1 Alarm output, 1 Console port, Mini-change input for Single Power Source .

1 See section LicensingTable: Permitted Combinations, in this document for information about the add-on licenses that you can order.

Expansion Modules

The following table lists the optional expansion modules for the IE3300 and IE3400 base systems. Modules with IEM-3400-xx are only supported on IE3400 base systems. IEM expansion modules that support POE are only supported on Base systems that support POE.

Expansion Module

Description

IEM-3300-8T

8 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports. Non PoE.

IEM-3300-8P

8 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports. With PoE

IEM-3300-8S

8 SFP Gigabit Ethernet ports. Non PoE.

IEM-3300-16T

16 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports. Non PoE.

IEM-3300-16P

16 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports. With PoE.

IEM-3300-6T2S

6 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 SFP Gigabit ports. Non PoE.

IEM-3300-14T2S

14 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 2 SFP Gigabit ports. Non PoE.

IEM-3400-8T

8 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports with Advanced features. Non PoE.

IEM-3400-8S

8 SFP Gigabit Ethernet ports with Advanced features. Non PoE.

IEM-3400-8P

8 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports with Advanced features with PoE.

Optics Modules

Cisco Catalyst Series Switches support a wide range of optics and the list of supported optics is updated on a regular basis. Use the Transceiver Module Group (TMG) Compatibility Matrix tool, or consult the tables at this URL for the latest transceiver module compatibility information: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/products_device_support_tables_list.html

The Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged, IE3400 Heavy Duty and ESS3300 Series Switches datasheets contain the current list of supported SFP and optics.

WebUI System Requirements

The WebUI is a web browser-based switch management tool that runs on the switch. The following subsections list the hardware and software required to access the WebUI.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Processor Speed

DRAM

Number of Colors

Resolution

Font Size

233 MHz minimum2

512 MB3

256

1280 x 800 or higher

Small

2 We recommend 1 GHz
3 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.

Finding the Software Version

The package files for the Cisco IOS XE software can be found on the system board flash device flash (flash:) or external SDFlash (sdflash:).

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 17.3.x

Release

Image Type

File Name

Cisco IOS XE.17.3.5

Universal

ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.05.SPA.bin

ess3x00-universalk9.17.03.05.SPA.bin

NPE

ie3x00-universalk9_npe.17.03.05.SPA.bin

Cisco IOS XE.17.3.4

Universal

ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.04.SPA.bin

ess3x00-universalk9.17.03.04.SPA.bin

NPE

ie3x00-universalk9_npe.17.03.04.SPA.bin

Cisco IOS XE.17.3.3

Universal

ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.03.SPA.bin

ess3x00-universalk9.17.03.03.SPA.bin

NPE

ie3x00-universalk9_npe.17.03.03.SPA.bin

Cisco IOS XE.17.3.2

Universal

ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.02a.SPA.bin

ess3x00-universalk9.17.03.02a.SPA.bin

NPE

ie3x00-universalk9_npe.17.03.02a.SPA.bin

Cisco IOS XE.17.3.1

Universal

ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.01.SPA.bin

ess3x00-universalk9.17.03.01.SPA.bin

NPE

ie3x00-universalk9_npe.17.03.01.SPA.bin

Automatic Boot Loader Upgrade 17.3.x

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.

For subsequent Cisco IOS XE releases, if there is a new bootloader in that release, it may be automatically upgraded based on the hardware version of the switch when you boot up your switch with the new image for the first time.


Caution

Do not power cycle your switch during the upgrade.

Scenario

Automatic Boot Loader Response

If you boot Cisco IOS XE the first time

Boot loader may be upgraded to version "7.1.5" for IE3x00 and ESS-3300.

Checking Bootloader upgrade...
…
Bootloader upgrade successful

Bundle Mode Upgrade

To upgrade the Cisco IOS XE software when the switch is running in bundle mode, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1

Download the bundle file to local storage media.

Step 2

Configure the boot system global configuration command to point to the bundle file.

Step 3

Reload the switch.


Example

Upgrading Cisco IOS XE Software Bundle Mode

This example shows the steps to upgrade the Cisco IOS XE software on a switch that is running in bundle mode. It shows using the copy command to copy the bundle file to flash:, configuring the boot system variable to point to the bundle file, saving a copy of the running configuration, and finally, reloading the switch.

Switch#copy scp: sdflash:                                              
Address or name of remote host [10.106.224.22]?
Source username [xxxxx]?
Source filename []? $2/binos/linkfarm/iso1-petra/ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.01.SPA.bin        
Destination filename [ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.01.SPA.bin]?
This is a Cisco managed device to be used only for authorized purposes.
Your use is monitored for security, asset protection, and policy compliance.
 
 
Password:
 Sending file modes: C0644 344345038 ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.01.SPA.bin
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
344345038 bytes copied in 637.684 secs (539993 bytes/sec)
Switch#conf t
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
Switch(config)#no boot system
Switch(config)#boot system sdflash:ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.01.SPA.bin
Switch(config)#end
Switch#write memory
*May 27 14:49:55.121: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by console
Building configuration...
[OK]
Switch#s
*May 27 14:50:01.341: %SYS-6-PRIVCFG_ENCRYPT_SUCCESS: Successfully encrypted private config file
Switch#sh boot
Current Boot Variables:
BOOT variable = sdflash:ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.01.SPA.bin;
 
Boot Variables on next reload:
BOOT variable = sdflash:ie3x00-universalk9.17.03.01.SPA.bin;
Config file = flash:/nvram_config
ENABLE_FLASH_PRIMARY_BOOT = no
MANUAL_BOOT variable = no
ENABLE_BREAK variable = yes
 
Switch#reload
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
 
*May 27 14:50:08.989: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by console. Reload Reason: Reload Command.
watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop!
reboot: Restarting system

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]

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.

remove

Deletes all unused and inactive software installation files.

Licensing

This section provides information about the licensing packages for features available on Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged, and ESS3300 Series Switches.

License Levels

The software features available on Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged and ESS3300 switches fall under these base or add-on license levels.

For a summarized list of features in each license level, see the product datasheets.

Base Licenses

  • Network Essentials

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

Add-On Licenses

Add-On licenses require 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.

Feature Licenses

Feature licenses are bound to aspecific feature or set of features. Feature licenses can be enabled regardless of Base License (Network Advantage or Network Essential). Feature licenses are smart licenses as well and require a smart account to be activated.

MRP requires a feature license. There are two MRP licenses available for Cisco IE3x00.

  • LIC-MRP-MGR-XE= MRP Ring Manager license.

  • LIC-MRP-CLIENT-XE= MRP Ring Client License.

To enable enforced feature licenses, such as MRP:

  1. Obtain the authorization code for feature licensing, using the following command:

    license smart authorization request add [mrp_client|mrp_manager] local 
  2. Enable the licensing by using the following command:

    platform license feature [mrp-client | mrp-manager] 

License Types

The following license types are available:

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

  • Evaluation: a license that is not registered.


    Note

    Evaluation licenses are only used in Cisco IOS XE Release 17.3.1. Starting with Cisco IOS XE Release 17.3.2, Evaluation licenses are no longer used by Smart Licensing.


  • Term: a time-based license for a three, five, or seven year period.

License Levels - Usage Guidelines

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

  • Add-on licenses (DNA Advantage) are ordered and fulfilled only with a 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.

  • 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.


    Note

    Evaluation licenses are only used in Cisco IOS XE Release 17.3.1. Starting with Cisco IOS XE Release 17.3.2, Evaluation licenses are no longer used by Smart Licensing.


  • Network Essentials license is the default license. It is permanent. A connection to the Smart Licensing server is not required if the IE switch will be deployed with a Network Essentials license.

Smart Licensing

Cisco Smart Licensing is a unified license management system that manages all the software licenses across Cisco products.

It enables you to purchase, deploy, manage, track, and renew Cisco Software. It provides information about license ownership and consumption through a single user interface.

The solution is composed of Smart Accounts and Cisco Smart Software Manager. The former is an online account of your Cisco software assets and is required to use the latter. Cisco Smart Software Manager is where you can perform all your licensing management-related tasks such as establishing trust, checking license usage, transferring licenses, removing devices, and so forth. Users can be added and given access and permissions to the smart account and specific virtual accounts.


Important

Cisco Smart Licensing is the default and the only available method to manage licenses on IE3x00 products.

Deploying Smart Licensing

The following provides a process overview of a day 0 to day N deployment directly initiated from a device. Links to the configuration guide provide detailed information to help you complete each one of the smaller tasks.

Procedure


Step 1

Begin by establishing a connection from your network to Cisco Smart Software Manager on cisco.com.

Step 2

Create and activate your Smart Account, or login if you already have one.

To create and activate Smart Account, go to Cisco Software Central → Create Smart Accounts. Only authorized users can activate the Smart Account.

Step 3

Complete the Cisco Smart Software Manager set up.

  1. Accept the Smart Software Licensing Agreement.

  2. Set up the required number of Virtual Accounts, users and access rights for the virtual account users.

    Virtual accounts help you organize licenses by business unit, product type, IT group, and so on.


With this,

  • The device is now in an authorized state and ready to use.

  • The licenses that you have purchased are displayed in your Smart Account.

What to do next

Register and convert traditional licenses to Smart Licenses.

Using Smart Licensing on an Out-of-the-Box Device

If an out-of-the-box device has the software version factory-provisioned, all licenses on such a device remain in evaluation mode until registered in Cisco Smart Software Manager.

How Upgrading or Downgrading Software Affects Smart Licensing

Note how upgrading to a release that supports Smart Licensing or moving to a release that does not support Smart Licensing affects licenses on a device:

  • When you upgrade from an earlier release to one that supports Smart Licensing—all existing licenses remain in evaluation mode until registered in Cisco Smart Software Manager. After registration, they are made available in your Smart Account.

  • When you downgrade to a release where Smart Licensing is not supported—all smart licenses on the device are converted to traditional licenses and all smart licensing information on the device is removed.

Known Issues

This section contains information about the known issues in this release.

IGMP Snooping and Unregistered Multicast Packet Forwarding

  • Symptoms: Although the mrouter port is configured and multicast receivers have sent igmp-joins to listen to registered multicast streams, unknown multicast streams that ingress the switch are forwarded to all the ports. The flooding may lead to reduction in bandwidth for registered multicast traffic.

  • Conditions: The issue occurs when the switch receives unregistered multicast packets with a pure L2 configuration and an external IGMP snooping querier is configured on the VLAN. There should not be a membership join received on any VLAN ports.

  • Workaround: To stop flooding on unwanted ports in the VLAN, execute the command switchport block multicast on that interface, as shown in the following example:
    Switch#configure terminal
    Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
    Switch(config)#interface gigabitEthernet 1/10
    Switch(config-if)#switchport block ?        
      multicast  Block unknown multicast addresses
      unicast    Block unknown unicast addresses
     
    Switch(config-if)#switchport block mu
    Switch(config-if)#switchport block multicast  

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.

Cisco Bug Search Tool

Cisco Bug Search Tool is a web-based tool that acts as a gateway to the Cisco bug tracking system that maintains a comprehensive list of defects and vulnerabilities in Cisco products and software. BST provides you with detailed defect information about your products and software.

Click the link for the caveat in the sections below to view details for the caveat in Bug Search Tool.

Cisco Bug Search Tool

The Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST) allows partners and customers to search for software bugs based on product, release, and keyword, and aggregates key data such as bug details, product, and version. The BST is designed to improve the effectiveness in network risk management and device troubleshooting. The tool has a provision to filter bugs based on credentials to provide external and internal bug views for the search input.

To view the details of a caveat, click on the identifier.

Open Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.x

Identifier

Description

CSCvx42432

IE3x00: Copper SFP port flapping is seen during the switch bootup.

CSCwb87126

IE3300: Policy-map and ACLs not working on more than 4 interfaces

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.5

Identifier

Description

CSCvz63447

EIGRP Hello counter increased by 2 for each received Hello packet

CSCvv58266

IE3x00 switch unable to communicate with the radius server if not using server-private

CSCvy42555

DHCP: Enabling dhcp snooping causes dhcp offer on voice-vlan port to be untagged

CSCwa30349

VACL affecting traffic on nonspecified vlans on IE3x00

CSCvy51154

CRC errors observed in IE3x00 with auto speed and duplex settings

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.4

Identifier

Description

CSCvx48788 IE3x00: When a trunk port changed to access, in the hardware STP table is the same interface found in FORWARDING state on all the vlans.

CSCvx57000

IE3x00: Uni-directional routed traffic won't take an alternate path when the primary link failed.

CSCvx66354

IE-3300/IE-3400: L4 ACLs not summarized properly causing some entries to not take effect.

CSCvx82015

IE3x00: Reload makes AUTH session not created for few endpoints.

CSCvw67744

IE3x00: PTP devices from a specific vendor fail to synchronize clocks.

CSCvw93228

IE3400H: Ipv6 SSM multicast packets choke TM queue, resulting in loss of SM mode traffic.

CSCvx52870

IE3400H - Dying gasp signal is not generated.

CSCvx57271

IE3x00: Dying-gasp is not working in trunk mode.

CSCvy00929

IE3200: No ARP information for dying-gasp trap after 15 minutes although ARP table shows normal.

CSCvy34521

Memory leak in IOSd.

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.3

Identifier

Description

CSCvt57821

PTP forward mode needs a reload to get activated on switch, works fine after reload.

CSCvv15504

IE-3300/IE-3400: Tracebacks seen on reload with link established with Cu SFPs forced speed/duplex.

CSCvv41455

Host switch is not provisioned with DHCP option 150 during day-0 boot up from the DHCP server C9300.

CSCvv91077

FNF: Restricting the minimum timeout value in configurations.

CSCvw21016

Traffic drop observed in HSRP topology when ping reply is taking HSRP standby path.

CSCvw38886

PRP: Unable to reach access devices over PRP channel interface with any vlan configured.

CSCvw65202

Flooding on physical ports for traffic destined to CV center.

CSCvw66345

IE3400 - Software-forwarding observed with Dot1X on 17.3.2a.

CSCvw67128

SL Policy: Purchase info should be protected and shouldn't be able to erase.

CSCvw79787

IE3400H port is up but no ingress traffic is registered.

CSCvw87310

IE3300: Critical software exception reload during collect show tech output.

CSCvw97442

IE3400H auto medium is not disabled for copper ports for 1/1 and 1/2.

CSCvx12483

WebUI: Unable to access the GUI on some IE3x00s using HTTPS.

CSCvx25216

IE3400/H: CTS credentials are not synced with swap drive commands.

CSCvx32737

IE3400H: Packet duplication observed for DHCP unicast packets with IPDT enabled.

CSCvx37011

Port blip/flap seen in peer & IXIA ports during the DUT bootup.

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.2

Identifier

Description

CSCvu81558

CRC errors observed with IE3400H/IE3400 with 10Mbps speed in Half-Duplex Mode.

CSCvu85569

When IE3300 has Auto-QoS configured, it prevents the AP from registering.

CSCvv24989

Spanning tree blocked port moves to forwarding state in the ASIC, causing a loop.

CSCvv36403

Access-session closed mode not learning new mac address.

CSCvv29516

With SLR license on - unable to move from NA to NE license.

CSCvv39283

Software-forwarding still observed with "no ip redirects" configured.

CSCvv43693

Router entry reprogramming upon mac add/deletion/move.

CSCvv43931

QoS policy causing VDANs to not communicate across PRP channel redbox.

CSCvv50025

Mac-move not allowing to learn a mac address on a valid port.

CSCvv61938

Mac learnt via CTS Port SGT enabled interface leaves MATM entry while ages out.

CSCvv71131

After updating the firmware on the IE3400 and a reload happens, the auth sessions fail to establish.

CSCvv89846

Interface / SVI MAC of one device overlaps with other device interfaces / SVI MAC address.

CSCvy34521

When checking memory usage and committed memory, the IOSd process is incrementing.

Resolved Caveats in Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.3.1

Identifier

Description

CSCvs30801

dACL download is failing when number of ACEs are 30 with both webauth and dot1x session.

CSCvs40032

TCAM entries create/update/modify is not happening properly with both IPv4 and IPv6 dACL.

CSCvt02699

IE3300/3400 - DHCPV6 clients unable to receive an IP address with IE3x00 as V6DHCP server.

CSCvt03350

QinQ: mac-learning disabled on dot1q-tunnel port after port-sec and storm-control.

CSCvt16054

WEBAUTH: on reaching 255aces/port, new incoming http connections are allowed without auth.

CSCvt20731

[RSPAN]: Remote-Span issues with Port-Channel.

CSCvt30079

IE-3400H external alarm relay does not truly clear a fault from the system.

Troubleshooting

For the most up-to-date, detailed troubleshooting information, see the Cisco TAC website at this URL:

https://www.cisco.com/en/US/support/index.html

Go to Product Support and select your product from the list or enter the name of your product. Look under Troubleshoot and Alerts, to find information for the problem that you are experiencing.

Related Documentation

Information about Cisco IOS XE at this URL: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/ios-nx-os-software/ios-xe/index.html

All support documentation for Cisco Catalyst IE3200 Rugged Series Switches is at this URL: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/catalyst-ie3200-rugged-series/tsd-products-support-series-home.html

All support documentation for Cisco Catalyst IE3300 Rugged Series Switches is at this URL: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/catalyst-ie3300-rugged-series/tsd-products-support-series-home.html

All support documentation for Cisco Catalyst IE3400 Rugged Series Switches is at this URL: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/catalyst-ie3400-rugged-series/tsd-products-support-series-home.html

All support documentation for Cisco Catalyst IE3400H Heavy Duty Series Switches is at this URL: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/catalyst-ie3400-heavy-duty-series/tsd-products-support-series-home.html

All support documentation for Cisco ESS3300 Series Switches is at this URL: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/switches/embedded-service-3000-series-switches/tsd-products-support-series-home.html

Cisco Validated Designs documents at this URL: https://www.cisco.com/go/designzone

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

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