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FGS-STK, FLS, FLS-STK, and FWS
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Contents
Supported devices ........................................................................................................ 6
Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02j .......................... 6
Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02h......................... 6
Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02g ......................... 6
Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02f .......................... 6
Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02 ........................... 7
Summary of enhancements in FSX R07.2.02 ........................................................................................... 7
Summary of enhancements in FCX R07.2.02 ........................................................................................... 8
Summary of enhancements in FGS R07.2.02 ........................................................................................... 9
CLI differences in IronWare release R07.2.02 ..................................................................................... 10
Documentation Updates .......................................................................................... 10
Updates to SNTP feature .............................................................................................................................. 10
Specifying an SNTP server ....................................................................................................................................... 10
Configuring the device as an SNTP server ......................................................................................................... 14
Displaying SNTP server information ................................................................................................................... 15
Enabling broadcast mode for an SNTP client ................................................................................................... 16
qd commands on FGS and FLS devices.................................................................................................... 17
Flow control on SuperX devices ................................................................................................................ 17
SSH key generation time .............................................................................................................................. 17
VRRP show command output..................................................................................................................... 18
48-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet POE (SX-FI48GPP) interface module limitations..... 18
New limit for IPv4 system-max ip-cache ............................................................................................... 18
ACL Statistics on FGS, FLS, and FWS devices ......................................................................................... 18
IGMP Snooping feature limitation on FESX, SuperX, and FSX devices ........................................ 18
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Show interface brief command output ................................................................................................... 18
ICMP redirect messages ............................................................................................................................... 19
Enabling and Disabling DHCP-client service on FSX Base Layer 3 devices ............................... 19
Note regarding Telnet and Internet Explorer 7 .................................................................................. 20
Note regarding US-Cert advisory 120541 ......................................................................................................... 20
Feature support .......................................................................................................... 21
Supported management features ............................................................................................................. 21
Supported security features ....................................................................................................................... 23
Supported system-level features .............................................................................................................. 26
Supported Layer 2 features ........................................................................................................................ 29
Supported base Layer 3 features .............................................................................................................. 32
Supported edge Layer 3 features.............................................................................................................. 32
Supported full Layer 3 features ................................................................................................................ 33
Supported IPv6 management features ................................................................................................... 35
Unsupported features................................................................................................................................... 37
Software image files for IronWare release R07.2.02j .................................... 38
Factory pre-loaded software ...................................................................................................................... 38
PoE Firmware files ......................................................................................................................................... 39
Upgrading the software............................................................................................ 40
Important notes about upgrading or downgrading the software ................................................ 40
Upgrading the software to the new release .......................................................................................... 41
Upgrading the boot code ........................................................................................................................................... 41
Upgrading the flash code .......................................................................................................................................... 41
Confirming software versions (IronStack devices) ....................................................................................... 43
Technical support ...................................................................................................... 44
Getting help or reporting errors ........................................................................... 45
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E-mail and telephone access ...................................................................................................................... 45
Reporting document errors ....................................................................................................................... 45
Additional resources ................................................................................................. 45
Defects ............................................................................................................................ 46
Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02j ............................................. 46
Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02h ............................................ 49
Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02g ............................................ 52
Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02f ............................................. 58
Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02e ............................................ 67
Open defects in Release 07.2.02e ............................................................................................................. 74
Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02............................................... 74
Customer reported defects closed without code in Release R07.2.02 ........................................ 79
Open defects in Release 07.2.02 ............................................................................................................... 79
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Supported devices
This software release applies to the following Brocade FastIron switches:
•
FastIron X Series:
• FastIron Edge Switch X Series (FESX)
• FastIron Edge Switch X Series Expanded (FESXE)
• FastIron SuperX Switch (SuperX)
• FastIron SX 800, 1600, and 1600-ANR (FSX or SX)
•
•
•
•
FastIron GS (FGS) and FastIron LS (FLS)
FastIron GS-STK (FGS-STK) and FastIron LS-STK (FLS-STK)
FastIron CX (FCX)
FastIron WS (FWS)
Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02j
Release 07.2.02j contains software fixes. There are no enhancements in this release.
Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02h
Release 07.2.02h contains software fixes. There are no enhancements in this release.
Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02g
The following are the enhancements in R07.2.02g:
•
•
SNTP with MD5 authentication
SNTP Server Support per RFC 4330. The following commands are introduced with this feature:
o sntp server-mode [ use-local-clock [ stratum <stratum-number> ] ] [ authentication-key
<key-string> ]
o show sntp server-mode
o sntp broadcast client
o sntp broadcast server
These enhancements are documented in the section Updates to SNTP feature.
Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02f
There are no enhancements in software releases R07.2.02e – R07.2.02f
Configuration note:
When the Active FCX unit in a stack comes online after being offline, it is expected behavior that for a
few seconds data packets sent to the static trunk port on this original Active unit will need to be
retransmitted. In sensitive environments, it is recommended that link-keepalive be configured on any
static trunk ports or dynamic trunk LACP be used instead of static trunk configuration.
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Summary of enhancements in IronWare release R07.2.02
This section lists the enhancements in software release 07.2.02.
Summary of enhancements in FSX R07.2.02
Table 1 lists the enhancements in software release 07.2.02 for FESX, SuperX, and FSX devices.
Table 1 Enhancements in FSX R07.2.02
Feature
Description
Refer to the FastIron
Configuration Guide, section
entitled...
PoE firmware upgrade via CLI
You can install PoE firmware from the TFTP
server on a FastIron switch with the CLI
command.
“Installing PoE Firmware”
Hitless support for FSX 800 and
FSX 1600 devices:
• PBR
• GRE Tunnels
• IPv6 to IPv4 Tunnels
This release adds support for PBR, GRE, IPv6 to
IPv4 Tunnels and PBR over GRE.
Configured PBR, GRE, or IPv6 to IPv4 Tunnels
will operate in a hitless manner on FSX 800 and
FSX 1600 devices only.
“Hitless management on the FSX
800 and FSX 1600”
Multi-range VLANs
The multi-range VLAN feature allows you to use “Multi-range VLAN”
a single command to create and configure
multiple VLANs.
DHCP Server
All FastIron devices can be configured to
operate as a DHCP server. A DHCP server
allocates IP addresses for a specified period of
time (known as a lease) and manages the IP
address pools and the binding (leased
addresses) databases.
“DHCP Server”
New SNMP MIBs
SNMP MIB support has been added for the
following features:
• 802.1x authentication
• Support for MIBs in RFC 2932, RFC 2933
and RFC 2934
• Power Over Ethernet MIB with the
following tables:
• snAgentPoeGbl
• snAgentPoeModuleTable
IronWare MIB Reference Guide
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Summary of enhancements in FCX R07.2.02
Table 2 lists the enhancements in software release 07.2.02 for FCX devices.
Table 2 Enhancements in FCX R07.2.02
Feature
Description
Fast Uplink Span
Fast Uplink Span transitions the forwarding of
“Fast Uplink Span”
traffic to one of the redundant ports in the Fast
Uplink Span group in one second bypassing
listening and learning port states.
Hitless support for PBR
This release adds support for Hitless PBR on
FCX devices.
Multi-range VLANs
The multi-range VLAN feature allows you to use “Multi-range VLAN”
a single command to create and configure
multiple VLANs.
PoE firmware upgrade via CLI
You can install PoE firmware from the TFTP
server on a FastIron switch with the CLI
command.
“Installing PoE Firmware”
Software-based licensing for
BGP
To enable BGP4 with the router BGP
command, a BGP license is required.
“Configuring BGP4 (IPv4)”
User-configurable buffer
profile
This buffer profile is a simpler form of
“User-configurable buffer profiles
allocation of qd descriptors and qd buffers. This on FLS, FGS and FCX”
allows you to define a template of buffer
allocations to be used on a per port basis on
the devices.
User-configurable scheduler
profile on FLS, FGS and FCX
The user-configurable scheduler profile is a
template that defines either scheduling
mechanism or schedule profile or both for
egress queues.
“User-configurable scheduler
profile on FLS, FGS and FCX”
DHCP Server
All FastIron devices can be configured to
operate as a DHCP server. A DHCP server
allocates IP addresses for a specified period of
time (known as a lease) and manages the IP
address pools and the binding (leased
addresses) databases.
“DHCP Server”
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See the FastIron
Configuration Guide, section
entitled...
“Configuring Rule-Based IP Access
Control Lists (ACLs)”
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Feature
Description
See the FastIron
Configuration Guide, section
entitled...
New SNMP MIBs
SNMP MIB support has been added for the
following features:
• 802.1x authentication
• Support for MIBs in RFC 2932, RFC 2933
and RFC 2934
• Power Over Ethernet MIB with the
following table:
• snAgentPoeUnitTable (stacking
systems)
IronWare MIB Reference Guide
Summary of enhancements in FGS R07.2.02
Table 3 lists the enhancements in software release 07.2.02 for FGS, FGS-STK, FLS, FLS-STK, and FWS
devices.
Table 3 Enhancements in FGS R07.2.02
Feature
Description
Fast Uplink Span
Fast Uplink Span transitions the forwarding of
“Fast Uplink Span”
traffic to one of the redundant ports in the Fast
Uplink Span group in one second bypassing
listening and learning port states.
Multi-range VLANs
The multi-range VLAN feature allows you to use “Multi-range VLAN”
a single command to create and configure
multiple VLANs.
DHCP Server
All FastIron devices can be configured to
operate as a DHCP server. A DHCP server
allocates IP addresses for specified periods of
time (known as leases) and manages the IP
address pools and the binding (leased
addresses) database.
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See the FastIron
Configuration Guide, section
entitled...
“DHCP Server”
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Feature
Description
See the FastIron
Configuration Guide, section
entitled...
New SNMP MIBs
SNMP MIB support has been added for the
following features:
• 802.1x authentication
• Support for MIBs in RFC 2932, RFC 2933
and RFC 2934
• Power Over Ethernet MIB with the
following table:
• snAgentPoeUnitTable (stacking
systems)
IronWare MIB Reference Guide
User-configurable buffer
profile
This buffer profile is a simpler form of
“User-configurable buffer profiles
allocation of qd descriptors and qd buffers. This on FLS, FGS and FCX”
allows you to define a template of buffer
allocations to be used on a per port basis on
the devices.
User-configurable scheduler
profile on FLS, FGS and FCX
The user-configurable scheduler profile is a
template that defines either scheduling
mechanism or schedule profile or both for
egress queues.
“User-configurable scheduler
profile on FLS, FGS and FCX”
CLI differences in IronWare release R07.2.02
The FastIron Configuration Guide and the section Documentation Updates in these release notes
describe the CLI differences in IronWare release 07.2.02 compared with earlier releases. No CLI
commands have been deprecated for this release.
Documentation Updates
This section contains documentation updates in this release.
Updates to SNTP feature
Release 07.2.02g introduces updates to the SNTP feature.
Specifying an SNTP server
You can configure the Brocade device to consult up to three SNTP servers for the current system time
and date. The first server configured will be used unless it becomes unreachable, in which case the
Brocade device will attempt to synchronize with the other SNTP servers (if any) in the order in which
they were configured.
Brocade devices do not retain time and date information across power cycles. Unless you want to
reconfigure the system time counter each time the system is reset, Brocade recommends that you use
the SNTP feature as described below.
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To identify an SNTP server with IP address 208.99.8.95 to act as the clock reference for a Brocade
device, enter the following.
Brocade(config)# sntp server 208.99.8.95
Syntax: [no] sntp server { <ip-address> | <hostname> | ipv6 <ipv6-address> } [<sntp-version>] [
authentication-key <key-ID> <key-string>]
The <sntp-version> parameter specifies the SNTP version the server is running and can be from 1 – 4.
The default is 4. The SNTP version is automatically set to 4, unless a different SNTP version is specified in
the device startup configuration. You can configure up to three SNTP servers by entering three separate
sntp server commands.
The order in which the SNTP servers are configured is the order in which they are consulted. The server
that was configured first is the first server consulted after the poll cycle; the next server will be
consulted only if a positive ACK is not received from the first one.
To specify an IPv6 address for the SNTP server, use the ipv6 option.
The authentication-key option allows you to configure an authentication key for communication with
the SNTP server. When the authentication key is configured for an SNTP client, it is used only for an
SNTP unicast client. You must assign a unique server <key-ID> and pre-share <key-string>. The <key-ID>
and pre-share <key-string> are used together to create the MD5 checksum. The MD5 checksum is used
for authentication for request and reply messages with the SNTP server. The <key-ID> is the symmetric
key shared with the upstream server, and accepts values from 1 to 4,294,967,295. The <key-string> is
the authentication string itself, and can take up to 16 characters. If the <key-string> variable consists of
only numerical characters, you must enclose the numerical characters in double quotes.
Modification of the authentication key fields is not supported. To change the key ID or key string,
remove the time server using the no sntp server... command, then reconfigure the server with the new
key.
By default, the Brocade device polls its SNTP server every 30 minutes (1800 seconds). To configure the
Brocade device to poll for clock updates from a SNTP server every 15 minutes, enter the following.
Brocade(config)# sntp poll-interval 900
Syntax: [no] sntp poll-interval <16-131072>
To display information about SNTP associations, enter the show sntp associations command.
Brocade# show sntp associations
address
ref clock
~207.95.6.102
0.0.0.0
~207.95.6.101
0.0.0.0
* synced, ~ configured
st
16
16
when
202
202
poll
4
0
delay
0.0
0.0
disp
5.45
0.0
Syntax: show sntp associations
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The following table describes the information displayed by the show sntp associations command.
Table 4 Output from the show sntp association command
Field
Description
(leading character)
One or both of the following:*Synchronized to this peer ~Peer is
statically configured
address
IP address of the peer
ref clock
IP address of the peer reference clock, or the reference ID of the
external clock source if the peer is stratum 1.
Examples of external clock source IDs: GPS, CDMA, WWV (Ft.Collins
US Radio 2.5, 5, 10, 15 MHz), CESM (calibrated Cesium clock), etc.
st
NTP stratum level of the peer
when
Amount of time since the last NTP packet was received from the peer.
A negative number indicates the system has never received any
synchronization message from the specified server.
poll
The poll interval of the peer relative to the server.
delay
The total delay time in milliseconds along the path to the root clock.
disp
The dispersion of the root path in milliseconds.
To display detailed information about SNTP associations, enter the show sntp associations details
command.
Brocade# show sntp associations details
208.99.8.95 configured,insane, unsynched,invalid, stratum 16
ref ID 0.0.0.0,time 0.0 (Jan 1 00:00:00)
our mode client, peer mode unspec, our poll intvl 15, peer poll intvl 0
root delay 0.0 msec, root disp 0.0
delay 0 msec, offset 0 msec
precision 2**0, version 0
org time 0.0 (Jan 1 00:00:00)
rcv time 0.0 (Jan 1 00:00:00)
xmt time 0.0 (Jan 1 00:00:00)
Syntax: show sntp associations details
The following table describes the information displayed by the show sntp associations details
command.
Table 5 Output from the show sntp associations details command
Field
Description
IP address
The IP address of the SNTP server. The IP address is an IPv4 or an IPv6
address.
configured or dynamic
The SNTP server is either configured, or the last responsive broadcast
server that is found dynamically.
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Field
Description
authenticated
If MD5 authentication is enabled for the peer.
sane or insane
If the SNTP server passes sanity checks.
synched or unsynched
If the system is synchronized or unsynchronized to the NTP peer.
valid or invalid
If the peer time is valid or invalid.
stratum
The NTP stratum level of the peer.
reference ID
The IP address of the peer (if any) to which the unit is synchronized. The
reference ID can also refer to the external clock source if the peer is
stratum 1.
Examples of external clock source IDs: GPS, CDMA, WWV (Ft.Collins US
Radio 2.5, 5, 10, 15 MHz), CESM (calibrated Cesium clock), etc.
time
The reference time stamp.
our mode
The mode relative to the peer. The mode can be a client or a broadcast
client.
peer mode
Peer mode relative to us.
our poll intvl
The system poll interval relative to the peer.
peer poll intv
The poll interval of the peer relative to the server.
root delay
The total delay time in milliseconds along the path to the root clock.
root disp
The dispersion of the root path in milliseconds.
delay
The round trip delay to the peer in milliseconds.
offset
The offset of the peer clock relative to the system clock.
precision
The precision of the system clock in Hz.
version
The NTP version of the peer. The version can be from 1 - 4.
org time
The original timestamp of the system clock. The original timestamp is
what the client has sent to the server.
rcv time
The receive timestamp of the system clock.
xmt time
The transmit timestamp of the system clock.
To display information about SNTP status, enter the show sntp status command.
Brocade# show sntp status
Clock is synchronized, stratum = 4, reference clock = 10.70.20.23
precision is 2**-20
reference time is 3489354594.3780510747
clock offset is 0.0000 msec, root delay is 0.41 msec
root dispersion is 0.11 msec, peer dispersion is 0.00 msec
sntp poll-interval is 10 secs
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Syntax: show sntp status
The following table describes the information displayed by the show sntp status command.
Table 6 Output from the show sntp status command
Field
Description
unsynchronized
System is not synchronized to an NTP peer.
synchronized
System is synchronized to an NTP peer.
stratum
NTP stratum level of the upstream time server.
reference clock
IP address of the peer reference clock, or the reference ID of the external
clock source if the peer is stratum 1. Examples of external clock source IDs:
GPS, CDMA, WWV (Ft.Collins US Radio 2.5, 5, 10, 15 MHz), CESM (calibrated
Cesium clock), etc.
precision
Precision of this system's clock (in Hz)
reference time
Reference time stamp
clock offset
Offset of clock to synchronized peer
root delay
Total delay along the path to the root clock
root dispersion
Dispersion of the root path
peer dispersion
Dispersion of the synchronized peer
sntp poll-interval
Shows how often the Brocade device polls for clock updates from an SNTP
server.
Configuring the device as an SNTP server
You can configure the Brocade device to function as an SNTP server to its downstream clients. When
using the device as an SNTP server, you can also set it to use its own internal clock as the reference
source if an upstream server becomes unavailable.
To use the device as an SNTP server, enter a command such as the following at the Privileged EXEC level.
Brocade(config)# sntp server-mode use-local-clock authentication-key abc123
Brocade(config)# write memory
The above example configures the device to operate as an SNTP server with the local clock as a
reference backup and an authentication key of “abc123” and writes the configuration changes to
memory.
Syntax: [no] sntp server-mode [ use-local-clock [ stratum <stratum-number> ] ] [ authentication-key
<key-string> ]
The use-local-clock option causes the Brocade device to use the local clock as a reference source if an
upstream reference source becomes unavailable. The SNTP stratum number is set to 1 by default. You
may specify a different stratum number using the stratum option; <stratum-number> must be between
1 and 15. When the internal clock is serving as the SNTP reference source, the Brocade device will use
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the specified stratum number (or the default value of 1). When it is synchronized with the upstream
server, the Brocade device will use the upstream server’s stratum number plus 1.
If you do not include the use-local-clock option the Brocade device will function as specified by RFC
4330: when the Brocade device loses upstream synchronization, it will respond to client SNTP requests
with a “kiss-of-death” response (stratum value=0).
To enable the use-local-clock option, you must set the internal clock of the Brocade device either by
SNTP synchronization (see “Specifying an SNTP server” on page 17) or by using the clock set command
(see “Setting the system clock” on page 30). Until the internal clock is set, the Brocade device will
continue to rely exclusively on an upstream SNTP server if one is reachable. If none, the SNTP server of
the Brocade device is disabled (down).
To require a code string for authentication of SNTP communication from clients, use the authenticationkey option and enter a key string of up to 16 characters. When this option is used, authentication
parameters are required in clients’ SNTP request messages. If authentication fails, the Brocade device
will reply with stratum 0 and a reference ID code of “CRYP” (cryptographic authentication or
identification failed), and messages received without the required parameters will be dropped.
NOTE: Once entered, the authentication key cannot be viewed. Using the show running-config
command will show output similar to the following when an authentication key has been set:
sntp server-mode authentication-key 2 $QHMiR3NzQA=
The 2 indicates that the key is encrypted using base-64 encryption; the characters following the 2 are
the encrypted authentication string.
You cannot enable or disable the use-local-clock option (or its stratum number) or change the
authentication string when the SNTP server is up. To change these settings after enabling SNTP server
mode, you must disable server mode using the command no sntp server-mode, then re-enable it with
the new parameters.
Displaying SNTP server information
Use the show sntp server-mode command to display the status of the SNTP server and its configuration.
Brocade# show sntp server-mode
Status
: up
Stratum
: 4
Authentication
: md5
Clock source
: 10.50.2.121
Last upstream sync: 15:55:00 Pacific Sun Jul 5 2009
Last 5 unique responses sent to downstream clients :
Client Address
Reference Time
10.1.50.23
16:10:32 Pacific Sun Jul 5 2009
10.1.52.34
15:50:40 Pacific Sun Jul 5 2009
10.1.50.41
10:22:08 Pacific Fri Jul 3 2009
10.1.50.10
06:21:03 Pacific Fri Jul 3 2009
10.1.50.29
21:17:39 Pacific Fri Jul 2 2009
Syntax: show sntp server-mode
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Table 7 Output from the show sntp server-mode command
Field
Description
status
The operational state of the SNTP server. “Up” means that the SNTP port is open;
“down” means that the SNTP port is closed. (If sntp server-mode is disabled, the
show sntp server-mode command will display the message “SNTP server is not
operational.)
stratum
Stratum number of this server. The range is from 1 through 15. If the device is
synchronized to an upstream SNTP server, this will show that server’s stratum
number +1. If the device is unsynchronized and using the use-local-clock option,
this will show the user-specified stratum number (or the default value of “1” if no
stratum has been configured).
authentication
Authentication key used. If authentication has been configured successfully, this
displays “md5.” If not, it displays “none.”
clock source
The source of the reference time. When the reference source is an upstream
SNTP server, this will show the IP address of the upstream server. When the
internal clock of the device is being used as the reference, this will show “localclock.”
last upstream sync
The last upstream time-server synchronization, displayed in timestamp format.
This field is not displayed if the time source is the local clock.
last responses sent
to clients
The last responses sent to downstream clients (maximum of five unique clients),
displayed in reverse chronological order. Each entry shows the IP address of the
client and the timestamp sent.
Enabling broadcast mode for an SNTP client
The Brocade device can be configured as an SNTP client. You can enable an SNTP client to function in a
broadcast mode when the NTP server is within the same LAN, and the expected delay in response to
calibrate the system clock is minimal. In a broadcast mode, the SNTP client will not send queries to the
NTP server. The SNTP client will listen to any number of NTP servers on the network until the last
message is received from the system clock. To update the system clock with the last message received,
you can enable the SNTP client to either listen to all NTP broadcast servers on any interface, or enable
the SNTP client to listen to only one specific NTP broadcast server.
To enable an SNTP client in a broadcast mode to listen to all NTP servers on any interface, enter the sntp
broadcast client command.
Brocade(config)#sntp broadcast client
Syntax: sntp broadcast client
The sntp broadcast client command enables an SNTP client to listen to all NTP servers, and update the
client’s clock with the last message received from any NTP server.
To enable an SNTP client to listen to only one specific IPv4 NTP broadcast server, enter the following
commands.
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Brocade(config)#sntp broadcast client
Brocade(config)#sntp broadcast server 1.1.1.1
To enable an SNTP client to listen to only one specific IPv6 NTP broadcast server, enter the following
commands.
Brocade(config)#sntp broadcast client
Brocade(config)#sntp broadcast server ipv6 2001:179:2:1::1
Syntax: sntp broadcast server [<ip-address> | ipv6 <ipv6-address>]
The sntp broadcast client command must be configured with the sntp broadcast server command to
allow for an SNTP client to listen to only one specific NTP server.
When both unicast and broadcast modes are enabled for an SNTP client, the priority by which the NTP
server is used to update the client’s clock is as follows.
•
The last responsive unicast server.
•
The broadcast server on any interface.
qd commands on FGS and FLS devices
Information on configurable descriptor and configurable buffer for qd commands for FGS and FLS
devices in the configuration guide is incorrect.
•
The maximum configurable descriptors using the qd-descriptor command is 3999.
•
The maximum configurable buffer using the qd-buffer command is 2904.
Flow control on SuperX devices
The FastIron Configuration Guide states that all FastIron devices support asymmetric flow control,
meaning they can receive PAUSE frames but cannot transmit them. This is true for FastIron devices with
the exception of SuperX devices; symmetric flow control is turned on by default on SuperX devices.
SSH key generation time
The authentication and encryption algorithms have changed to be more secure. The increased security
affects SSH key generation time. The new SSH key generation time ranges apply only to initial key
generation. Refer to the following table for initial SSH key generation time ranges.
Device
Lowest SSH key
generation time (in
seconds)
Highest SSH key
generation time (in
seconds)
Average SSH key
generation time (in
seconds)
FCX devices
29 seconds
63 seconds
40 seconds
FSX devices
24 seconds
186 seconds
124 seconds
FESX devices
23 seconds
412 seconds
190 seconds
FWS devices
683 seconds
(approximately 11
minutes and 23 seconds)
1242 seconds (20 minutes
and 42 seconds)
960 seconds (16
minutes)
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VRRP show command output
In some of the VRRP show command outputs in the FastIron Configuration Guide, Hello-Interval and
Dead-Interval timers are displayed in seconds instead of milliseconds.
48-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet POE (SX-FI48GPP) interface module
limitations
The following configuration limitations apply to this module:
•
•
Q-in-Q and SAV (VLAN stacking) are not supported on this module.
For systems with this module and IPv4 or IPv6 interface modules or management modules with user
ports:
• GRE tunnels and IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels are not supported.
NOTE: If the SX-FI48GPP module is inadvertently inserted in a system that has IPv4 or IPv6
interface modules, or a management module with user ports, existing tunnels will be taken
down immediately. To recover, you must physically remove the module that caused the
mix-and-match condition, then disable and re-enable the tunnel interfaces.
•
• Legacy ports and 48 Gbps copper ports cannot be members of the same trunk.
Virtual cable testing (CLI command phy cable-diag tdr) is not supported on the SX-FI48GPP module
in software release 07.2.02.
New limit for IPv4 system-max ip-cache
For FCX and FastIron X Series devices, the maximum value for system-max ip-cache (IPv4) is reduced
from 256000 to 32768. When you upgrade to release 07.2.02 and if your configuration has an ip-cache
value greater than 32768, it will be automatically reduced to 32768.
ACL Statistics on FGS, FLS, and FWS devices
The FGS, FLS, and FWS do not support the use of traffic policies for ACL statistics only (CLI command
traffic-policy <TPD name> count). However, these models do support the use of traffic policies for ACL
statistics together with rate limiting traffic policies. For more information, refer to “Enabling ACL
statistics with rate limiting traffic policies” in the FastIron Configuration Guide.
IGMP Snooping feature limitation on FESX, SuperX, and FSX devices
High CPU utilization will occur when IGMP Snooping and PIM/DVMRP routing are enabled
simultaneously on a FESX, SuperX, or FSX router. With IGMP Snooping and PIM/DVMRP Routing
enabled simultaneously on a given system, IP Multicast data packets received in the snooping VLAN(s)
will be forwarded to client ports via the hardware; however, copies of these packets will also be
received and dropped by the CPU.
Show interface brief command output
If a port name is longer than 8 characters, the port name will be truncated in the output of the show
interface brief command.
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ICMP redirect messages
In software release 07.2.02, ICMP redirect messages are disabled by default, whereas in releases prior to
07.2.02, ICMP redirect messages are enabled by default.
•
•
If ICMP redirect messages were enabled prior to upgrading to release 07.2.02, you will need to reenable this feature after upgrading to 07.2.02. To do so, enter the ip icmp redirect command at the
global CONFIG level of the CLI.
If ICMP redirect messages were disabled prior to upgrading to release 07.2.02, the configuration (no
ip icmp redirect) will be removed from the configuration file after upgrading to 07.2.02, since this
feature is now disabled by default. In this case, ICMP redirect messages will not be sent and no
further action is required.
Enabling and Disabling DHCP-client service on FSX Base Layer 3 devices
By default, DHCP-client service is enabled. If the DHCP-Server is connected to an interface on a FSX Base
Layer 3 device, the interface is assigned a leased IP address. To disable DHCP-client service on an
interface on a FSX Base Layer 3 device, and assign a new IP address, enter the following commands.
1. Disable DHCP-client on the interface. For example, enter a command such as the following.
FastIron(config-if-e1000-3/1)# no ip dhcp-client enable
Syntax: no ip dhcp-client enable
2. To save the configuration, enter the write memory command on the CLI as displayed in the
following example.
FastIron(config)# write memory
FastIron(config)# end
3. Reload the FSX Base Layer 3 device by entering the following command:
FastIron# reload
The DHCP-client service feature is now removed from the interface.
To enable DHCP-client service on an interface on a FSX Base Layer 3 device when a static IP address is
assigned to the interface, enter the following commands.
1. Remove the static IP address assigned to the interface. For example, enter a command such as
the following.
FastIron(config-if-e1000-3/1)# no ip address 10.10.10.10/24
Syntax: no ip address <ip-address>
2. To save the configuration, enter the write memory command on the CLI as displayed in the
following example.
FastIron(config)# write memory
FastIron(config)# end
3. Reload the FSX Base Layer 3 device by entering the following command:
FastIron# reload
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Once the device has reloaded, the DHCP-client service will start up and a new dynamic IP address is
assigned to the interface. The DHCP-client service feature is now enabled on the interface.
Note regarding Telnet and Internet Explorer 7
The Telnet function in Web management does not work with Internet Explorer version 7.0.5730. The
system goes to "telnet://10.43.43.145" page when the user clicks web/general system configuration/
(telnet) in Internet Explorer version 7.0.5730. This is a known issue for Internet Explorer. To work
around this issue, you must download and install a patch for IE 7. To do so, go to
http://www.lib.ttu.edu.tw/file/IE7_telnet.reg.
Note regarding US-Cert advisory 120541
In order to address the SSL and TLS vulnerability issue discussed in US-Cert advisory 120541, the Web
server re-negotiation feature has been disabled in this release so that SSL re-negotiation requests will
not be honored by the Brocade IP device Web server.
Based on Cert advisory 120541, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS)
protocols are vulnerable to Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attacks. Vulnerability is in the way SSL and TLS
protocols allow re-negotiation requests, which may allow a MITM to inject arbitrary requests into an
application HTTP protocol stream. This could result in a situation where the MITM may be able to harm
the Brocade IP device through the Web Management interface.
For more information regarding Cert advisory 120541, refer to the following links:
http://extendedsubset.com/?p=8
http://www.links.org/?p=780
http://www.links.org/?p=786
http://www.links.org/?p=789
http://blogs.iss.net/archive/sslmitmiscsrf.html
http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/tls/current/msg03948.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=533125
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnutls-devel/2009-11/msg00014.html
http://cvs.openssl.org/chngview?cn=18790
http://www.links.org/files/no-renegotiation-2.patch
http://blog.zoller.lu/2009/11/new-sslv3-tls-vulnerability-mitm.html
https://svn.resiprocate.org/rep/ietf-drafts/ekr/draft-rescorla-tls-renegotiate.txt
http://www.educatedguesswork.org/2009/11/understanding_the_tls_renegoti.html
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Feature support
These release notes include a list of supported features in IronWare software for the FastIron devices
supported in this release. For more information about supported features, refer to the manuals listed in
Additional resources.
Supported management features
Table 8 lists the supported management features. These features are supported in the Layer 2, base
Layer 3, edge Layer 3, and full Layer 3 software images.
Table 8 Supported management features
Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
802.1X accounting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
AAA support for console commands
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Access Control Lists (ACLs) for controlling
management access
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Alias command
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Combined DSCP and internal marking in
one ACL rule
Yes
No
No
No
No
Single source address for the following
packet types:
• Telnet
• TFTP
• Syslog
• SNTP
• TACACS/TACACS+
• RADIUS
• SSH
• SNMP
Yes
No
No
No
No
DHCP client-based auto-configuration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DHCP server
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Disabling TFTP access
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Hitless management:
• Hitless switchover
• Hitless failover
Yes (FSX
800 and
FSX 1600
No
No
No
See next
line item
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Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
•
only)
Hitless OS upgrade
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
Hitless stacking management:
• Hitless stacking switchover
• Hitless stacking failover
No
No
No
No
Yes
Hitless support for:
• PBR
• GRE Tunnels
• IPv6 to IPv4 Tunnels
Yes (FSX
800 and
FSX 1600
only)
No
No
No
Yes (PBR
only)
IronView Network Manager (optional
standalone and HP OpenView GUI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Remote monitoring (RMON)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Retaining Syslog messages after a soft
reboot
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
sFlow support for IPv6 packets
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
sFlow version 2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
sFlow version 5 (default)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Industry-standard Command Line
Interface (CLI), including support for:
• Serial and Telnet access
• Alias command
• On-line help
• Command completion
• Scroll control
• Line editing
• Searching and filtering output
• Special characters
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Show log on all terminals
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SNMP v1, v2, v3
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SNMP V3 traps
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
Specifying the maximum number of
entries allowed in the RMON Control
Table
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Specifying which IP address will be
included in a DHCP/BOOTP reply packet
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Traffic counters for outbound traffic
Yes
No
No
No
No
Web-based GUI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web-based management HTTPS/SSL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Supported security features
Table 9 lists the supported security features. These features are supported in the Layer 2, base Layer 3,
edge Layer 3, and full Layer 3 software images.
Table 9 Supported security features
Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
802.1X port security
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
802.1X authentication RADIUS timeout
action
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
802.1X dynamic assignment for ACL, MAC
filter, and VLAN
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Access Control Lists (ACLs) for filtering
transit traffic
• Support for inbound ACLs only.
Outbound ACLs are not supported.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Address locking (for MAC addresses)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
AES Encryption for SNMP v3
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
AES Encryption for SSH v2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
Authentication, Authorization and
Accounting (AAA):
• RADIUS
• TACACS/TACACS+
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Denial of Service (DoS) attack protection:
• Smurf (ICMP) attacks
• TCP SYN attacks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DHCP Snooping
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dynamic ARP Inspection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
EAP Pass-through Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTTPS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP Source Guard
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Local passwords
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MAC address filter override of 802.1X
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MAC address filtering (filtering on source
and destination MAC addresses)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ability to disable MAC learning
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flow-based MAC address learning
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
MAC port security
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-device port authentication
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Support for Multi-Device Port
Authentication together with:
•
Dynamic VLAN assignment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
•
Dynamic ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
•
802.1X
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
•
Dynamic ARP inspection with
dynamic ACLs
Yes
No
No
No
No
•
DHCP snooping with dynamic ACLs
Yes
No
No
No
No
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Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
•
Denial of Service (DoS) attack
protection
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
•
Source guard protection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
•
ACL-per-port-per-VLAN
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-device port authentication
password override
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-device port authentication RADIUS
timeout action
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Secure Copy (SCP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Secure Shell (SSH) v2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Packet filtering on TCP Flags
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DHCP Relay Agent information (DHCP
Option 82)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web Authentication
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Supported system-level features
Table 10 lists the supported system-level features. These features are supported in the Layer 2, base
Layer 3, edge Layer 3, and full Layer 3 software images.
Table 10 Supported system-level features
Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
10/100/1000 port speed
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
16,000 MAC addresses per switch
(FastIron devices)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
32,000 MAC addresses per switch (when
flow-based MAC learning is enabled)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
ACL-based mirroring
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL-based fixed rate limiting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL-based adaptive rate limiting
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
ACL filtering based on VLAN membership
or VE port membership
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL logging of denied packets (IPv4)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs to filter ARP packets
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto MDI/MDIX detection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto-negotiation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automatic removal of Dynamic VLAN for
802.1X ports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automatic removal of Dynamic VLAN for
MAC authenticated ports
Yes
No
No
No
No
Byte-based broadcast, multicast, and
unknown-unicast rate limits
Yes
No
No
No
No
Packet-based broadcast, multicast, and
unknown-unicast rate limits
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DiffServ support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Digital Optical Monitoring
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
Displaying interface names in Syslog
messages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Displaying TCP and UDP port numbers in
Syslog messages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dynamic buffer allocation for QoS
priorities
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flow control:
Yes
• Responds to flow control packets, but
does not generate them
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Inbound rate limiting (port-based fixed
rate limiting on inbound ports)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Foundry Discovery Protocol (FDP) / Cisco
Discovery Protocol (CDP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Generic buffer profile
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Layer 2 hitless switchover and Layer 2
hitless failover
Yes
(FSX 800
and
FSX 1600
only)
No
No
No
No
LLDP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
LLDP-MED
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MAC address filter-based mirroring
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-port static MAC address
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multiple Syslog server logging (up to six
Syslog servers)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Outbound rate limiting (port-based
and port- and priority-based rate
limiting on outbound ports)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Outbound rate shaping
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Path MTU Discovery
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Port flap dampening
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
NOTE: For details about this feature,
refer to the Brocade FastIron X Series
Chassis Hardware Installation Guide
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Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
Port mirroring and monitoring (mirroring
of both inbound and outbound traffic on
individual ports)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power over Ethernet (POE)
Yes
(POEenabled
Interface
modules
with POE
power
supply)
Yes
(FGS-POE
only)
Yes
Yes
(FGS-POE- (FWS-POE
STK only) and FWSG-POE
only)
Yes
(FCX-SHPOE
only)
Power over Ethernet (POE)+ with 2:1
oversubscription
Yes (SXFI48GPP
module
only)
No
No
No
Yes
(FCX-SHPOE
only)
PoE firmware upgrade via CLI
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Priority mapping using ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protected link groups
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Layer 2 stacking rapid failover and
switchover
No
No
No
No
Yes
Static MAC entries with option to set
traffic priority
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Symmetric flow control
• Can transmit and receive 802.1x
PAUSE frames
No
No
No
No
Yes
System time using a Simple Network Time Yes
Protocol (SNTP) server or local system
counter
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User-configurable scheduler profile
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
User-configurable buffer profile
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Virtual Cable Testing (VCT) technology
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Supported Layer 2 features
Layer 2 software images include all of the management, security, and system-level features listed in the
previous tables, plus the features listed in Table 11.
Table 11 Supported Layer 2 features
Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
802.1D Spanning Tree Support:
Yes
• Enhanced IronSpan support includes
Fast Port Span, Fast Uplink Span, and
Single-instance Span
• Up to 254 spanning tree instances for
VLANs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
802.1p Quality of Service (QoS):
• Strict Priority (SP)
• Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
• Combined SP and WRR
• 8 priority queues
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
802.1W Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
802.3ad link aggregation (dynamic trunk
groups)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL-based rate limiting QoS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
BPDU Guard
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP) Assist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IGMP v1/v2 Snooping Global
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IGMP v3 Snooping Global
Yes
(*,G)
Yes
(S,G)
Yes
(S,G)
Yes
(S,G)
Yes
(S,G)
IGMP v1/v2/v3 Snooping per VLAN
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IGMP v2/v3 Fast Leave (membership
tracking)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interpacket Gap (IPG) adjustment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP MTU (individual port setting)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
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Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
Jumbo frames:
• Up to 10240 bytes, or
• Up to 10232 bytes in an IronStack
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link Fault Signaling (LFS) for 10G
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MAC-Based VLANs, including support for
dynamic MAC-Based VLAN activation
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Metro Ring Protocol 1 (MRP 1)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Metro Ring Protocol 2 (MRP 2)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Extended MRP ring IDs from 1 – 1023
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
MLD Snooping V1/V2:
• MLD V1/V2 snooping (global and
local)
• MLD fast leave for V1
• MLD tracking and fast leave for V2
• Static MLD and IGMP groups with
support for proxy
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multicast static group traffic filtering (for
snooping scenarios)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PIM-SM V2 Snooping
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PVST/PVST+ compatibility
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PVRST+ compatibility
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Remote Fault Notification (RFN) for 1 G
fiber
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Root Guard
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Single link LACP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Super Aggregated VLANs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trunk groups:
• Trunk threshold for static trunk
groups
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
Topology groups
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Uni-directional Link Detection (UDLD)
(Link keepalive)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Uplink Ports within a Port-Based VLAN
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VLAN-based mirroring
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VoIP Autoconfiguration and CDP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Virtual Switch Redundancy Protocol
(VSRP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VSRP-Aware security features
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VSRP and MRP signaling
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VSRP Fast Start
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VSRP timer scaling
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
•
•
Flexible trunk group membership
Option to include Layer 2 in trunk
hash calculation (FGS, FLS, FWS only)
VLAN Support:
• 4096 maximum VLANs
• 802.1Q with tagging
• 802.1Q-in-Q tagging
• Dual-mode VLANs
• GVRP
• Port-based VLANs
• Protocol VLANs (AppleTalk, IPv4,
dynamic IPv6, and IPX
• Layer 3 Subnet VLANs (Appletalk, IP
subnet network, and IPX)
• VLAN groups
• Private VLANs
• Multi-range VLANs
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Supported base Layer 3 features
Base Layer 3 software images include all of the management, security, system, and Layer 2 features
listed in the previous tables, plus the features listed in Table 12.
NOTE: FCX devices will not contain a base Layer 3 image. The features in this table will be supported on
the full Layer 3 image for these devices.
Table 12 Supported base Layer 3 features
Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
BootP/DHCP Relay
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Equal Cost Multi Path (ECMP) load sharing Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP helper
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RIP V1 and V2 (advertising only)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Routing for directly connected IP subnets
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Static IP routing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Virtual Interfaces (up to 512)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
(VRRP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
VRRP timer scaling
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Supported edge Layer 3 features
Edge Layer 3 software images include all of the management, security, system, Layer 2, and base Layer 3
features listed in the previous tables, plus the features shown in Table 13.
NOTE: Edge Layer 3 images are supported in the FastIron (hardware) models listed in Table 13. These
features are also supported with software-based licensing. For details, refer to the chapter “Softwarebased Licensing” in the FastIron Configuration Guide.
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Table 13 Supported edge Layer 3 features
Category and description
FGS-EPREM
FLS-EPREM
FWS-EPREM
FWSG-EPREM
OSPF V2 (IPv4)
Yes
Full RIP V1 and V2
Yes
Route-only support (Global configuration level only)
Yes
Route redistribution
Yes
1020 routes in hardware maximum
Yes
VRRP-E
Yes
Supported full Layer 3 features
Full Layer 3 software images include all of the management, security, system, Layer 2, base Layer 3 and
edge Layer 3 features listed in the previous tables, plus the features listed in Table 14 .
NOTE: Full Layer 3 features are supported in the FastIron (hardware) models listed in Table 14. These
features are also supported with software-based licensing. For details, refer to the chapter “Softwarebased Licensing” in the FastIron Configuration Guide.
Table 14 Supported full Layer 3 features
Category and description
FESX-PREM
SuperX-PREM
FSX 800-PREM
FSX 1600-PREM
FCX
Active host routes
Yes (6,000)
Yes (16,000)
Anycast RP
Yes
No
BGP4 graceful restart
Yes (FSX 800
and FSX 1600
only)
Yes (ADV
models in a
stack)
BGP4
Yes
Yes (ADV
models)
Distance Vector Multicast Routing
Protocol (DVMRP) V2 (RFC 1075)
Yes
No
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Category and description
FESX-PREM
SuperX-PREM
FSX 800-PREM
FSX 1600-PREM
FCX
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) V1,
V2, and V3 (for multicast routing scenarios)
Yes
Yes
ICMP Redirect messages
Yes
Yes
IGMP V3 fast leave (for routing)
Yes
Yes
IPv4 point-to-point GRE IP tunnels
Yes
(IPv6 devices
only)
No
IPv6 Layer 3 forwarding1
Yes
No
IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels in hardware1
Yes
No
IPv6 Redistribution1
Yes
No
IPv6 Static Routes1
Yes
No
Multiprotocol Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
Yes
No
OSPF graceful restart
Yes (FSX 800
and FSX 1600
only)
Yes (FCX
models in a
stack)
OSPF V2
Yes
Yes
OSPF V3 (IPv6)1
Yes
No
Protocol Independent Multicast Dense
mode (PIM-DM) V1 (draft-ietf-pim-dm-05)
and V2 (draft-ietf-pim-v2-dm-03)
Yes
Yes
Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse
mode (PIM-SM) V2 (RFC 2362)
Yes
Yes
PIM passive
Yes
Yes
Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
Yes
Yes
1
This feature requires IPv6-series hardware and a valid software license. For details, refer to the
chapter “Software-based Licensing” in the FastIron Configuration Guide.
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Category and description
FESX-PREM
SuperX-PREM
FSX 800-PREM
FSX 1600-PREM
FCX
RIPng (IPv6)1
Yes
No
Route-only support (Global CONFIG level and
Interface level)
Yes
Yes
Route redistribution (including BGP4)
Yes
Yes (BGP4
supported on
ADV models
only)
Routes in hardware maximum:
• FESX4 – up to 128K routes
• FESX6 – up to 256K routes
• FESX6-E – up to 512K routes
• FSX – up to 256K routes
• FCX – up to 16K routes
Yes
Yes
Static ARP entries
Yes (up to 6,000)
Yes (up to
1,000)
VRRP-E
Yes
Yes
VRRP-E slow start timer
Yes
Yes
VRRP-E timer scale
Yes
Yes
Supported IPv6 management features
Table 15 shows the IPv6 management features that are supported in Brocade devices that can be
configured as an IPv6 host in an IPv6 network, and in devices that support IPv6 routing.
Table 15 Supported IPv6 management features
Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
Link-Local IPv6 Address
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IPv6 Access List (management ACLs)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IPv6 copy
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Category and description
FESX
FGS
SuperX
FLS
FSX 800
FSX 1600
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FWS
FCX
IPv6 ncopy
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IPv6 debug
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IPv6 ping
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IPv6 traceroute
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DNS server name resolution
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTTP/HTTPS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Logging (Syslog)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RADIUS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SCP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SSH
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SNMP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SNMP traps
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SNTP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
TACACS/TACACS+
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Telnet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
TFTP
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Unsupported features
Table 16 lists the features that are not supported on the FastIron devices. If required, these features are
available on other Brocade devices.
Table 16 Unsupported features
System-level features not supported
•
ACL logging of permitted packets
•
Broadcast and multicast MAC filters
•
Outbound ACLs
Layer 2 features not supported
•
SuperSpan
•
VLAN-based priority
Layer 3 features not supported
•
AppleTalk routing
•
Foundry Standby Router Protocol (FSRP)
•
IPv6 Multicast Routing
•
IPX routing
•
IS-IS
•
Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MBGP)
•
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
•
Network Address Translation (NAT)
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Software image files for IronWare release R07.2.02j
Table 17 lists the software image files that are available for IronWare Release 07.2.02j.
Table 17 Software image files
Device
Boot Image
Flash Image
FESX
SuperX
FSX 800
FSX 1600
SXZ07200.bin
SXS07202j.bin (Layer 2) or
SXL07202j.bin (base Layer 3) or
SXR07202j.bin (full Layer 3)
FGS
FLS
FWS
FGZ05000.bin
FGS07202j.bin (Layer 2) or
FGSL07202j.bin (base Layer 3) or
FGSR07202j.bin (edge Layer 3)
FGS-STK
FLS-STK
FGZ05000.bin
FGS07202j.bin (Layer 2) or
FGSL07202j.bin (base Layer 3)
FCX
GRZ07100.bin
FCXS07202j.bin (Layer 2) or
FCXR07202j.bin (Layer 3)
Factory pre-loaded software
Table 18 lists the software that is factory-loaded into the primary and secondary flash areas on the
device.
NOTE: Devices with 8MB of flash memory, including FGS, FLS and FESX devices, can only store a primary
image. FCX and SX devices can store one Full Layer 3 image or two Layer 2 or Base Layer 3 images.
Table 18 Factory pre-loaded software
Model
Software Images
Primary Flash
Secondary Flash
FESX
SuperX
FSX 800
FSX 1600
Layer 2
Base Layer 3
FESX PREM
SuperX PREM
FSX 800 PREM
FSX 1600 PREM
Full Layer 3
Layer 2
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Model
Software Images
Primary Flash
Secondary Flash
FGS
FGS-STK
FLS
FLS-STK
FWS
Layer 2
Base Layer 3
FGS EPREM
FLS EPREM
FWS EPREM
Edge Layer 3
Layer 2
FCX
Layer 2
Layer 3
PoE Firmware files
Table 19 lists the PoE firmware file types supported for IronWare Release 07.2.02j. The firmware files
are specific to their devices and are not interchangeable. For example, you cannot load FCX PoE
firmware on a FSX device. IronWare Software Release R07.2.02j.
Table 19 PoE Firmware files
Device
POE Firmware Version
PoE Firmware Filenames
FESX
SuperX
FSX 800
FSX 1600
6.0.6
fsx_poe_06.0.6.fw
FSX 800 with SX-FI648PP module
FSX 1600 with SX-FI648PP module
02.1.0
fsx_poeplus_02.1.0.fw
FCX
02.1.0
fsx_poeplus_02.1.0.fw
NOTE: The PoE circuitry includes a microcontroller pre-programmed at Brocade factory. In the past, a
copy of the current microcontroller code was embedded as part of the FastIron software releases and
was used for upgrades if necessary. Two different types of PoE controller code sets were included for
PoE and POE+ subsystems. That is no longer the case, and the software has been enhanced so that it can
be loaded as an external file. The microcontroller code has not changed in this release, so there is no
current need for an upgrade.
Should a new version of POE code be released, Brocade will notify its customers of the needed code
upgrade. Finally, in the remote case that a failure occurs during an upgrade process, the switch would
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still be functional but without PoE circuitry. Should you encounter such an issue, please contact Brocade
Technical Support for servicing.
Upgrading the software
Use the procedures in this section to upgrade the software.
Important notes about upgrading or downgrading the software
Note the following when upgrading to software release 07.2.02j:
•
•
•
•
If you are performing an upgrade on a device that has an XFP optic that is not working properly and
the device is running a software release prior to 07.2.02j, you must remove the XFP optic from the
port after the upgrade, then re-insert it into the port.
To upgrade an FWS device running software version 04.3.00 to version 07.2.02j, you must first
upgrade to release 04.3.02 before upgrading to 07.2.02j. For instructions on how to upgrade to
release 04.3.02, see the 04.3.02 release notes.
To upgrade FGS standalone devices from software release 04.3.02 to version 07.2.02j with the
intent of forming a stack, first upgrade the units individually (in standalone mode) without
connecting the stacking cables. After upgrading all of the FGS units, you can then connect the
stacking cables.
If FGS-STK or FLS-STK devices are upgraded from software release 04.3.00 non-stacking mode to
release 07.2.02j stacking mode, these devices may lose some port-related functions. If you are
upgrading from a pre-stacking release to a stacking release, refer to “Converting from a pre-stacking
image to a stacking image” in the FastIron Configuration Guide.
Note the following when downgrading from software release 07.2.02j:
•
•
•
•
•
FCX-F devices require software release 06.1.00 or later.
If software-based licensing is in effect on the device and the software is downgraded to pre-release
07.1.00, software-based licensing will not be supported.
If FCX units in an IronStack are downgraded from software release 07.2.02j to release 06.0.00, in
some instances, the units may not be able to form a stack. This will occur if there is a mismatch of
BGP capability within the stack (i.e., some units support it and others do not). If you encounter this
problem, contact Brocade Technical Support for assistance.
For FCX units, the 10G module name differs in software release 07.2.02j compared to releases
07.0.01b and 07.0.01c. Therefore, if an FCX is downgraded from software release 07.2.02j to release
07.0.01b or 07.0.01c, the stacking port configuration will be lost and the unit will not be able to join
the stack.
If FGS-STK or FLS-STK units in an IronStack are downgraded from software release 07.2.02j to release
04.3.00, these units may lose some port-related functions since 04.3.00 does not support stacking.
The same issue applies when FGS or FLS (standalone) devices that use stack-unit ID 2 or greater are
downgraded from release 07.2.02j to 04.3.00. This will occur because the default non-stacked port
numbering scheme in release 4.3.00 and earlier is 0/x/x, versus the new non-stacked port
numbering scheme in 7.0 which is 1/x/x. After downgrading from release 7.0.01b to 4.3.00 or
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earlier, all configuration items relating to port numbers will be invalid and will need to be
reprogrammed in the switch.
Upgrading the software to the new release
This section describes how to upgrade the software to run release 07.2.02j.
Before upgrading the software on the device, first read Important notes about upgrading or
downgrading the software.
Upgrading the boot code
To upgrade the boot code, perform the following steps.
1. Place the new boot code on a TFTP server to which the Brocade device has access.
2. If the device has 8 MB of flash memory or if you want to install a Full Layer 3 image on an
SuperX or SX device, you must delete the primary and secondary image
3. Copy the boot code from the TFTP server into flash memory. To do so, enter a command such as
the following at the Privileged EXEC level of the CLI.
copy tftp flash <ip-addr> <image-file-name> bootrom
You should see output similar to the following.
FastIron Router# Flash Memory Write (8192 bytes per
dot)...........................
(Boot Flash Update)Erase.........Write.............
TFTP to Flash Done
NOTE: Brocade recommends that you use the copy tftp flash command to copy the boot code
to the device during a maintenance window. Attempting to do so during normal networking
operations may cause disruption to the network.
4. Verify that the code has been successfully copied by entering the following command at any
level of the CLI.
show flash
The output will display the compressed boot ROM code size and the boot code version.
5. Upgrade the flash code as instructed in the following section.
Upgrading the flash code
NOTE: You must delete the current primary and secondary images before completing the upgrade
steps. Devices with 8MB of flash memory can only hold one complete image.
To upgrade the flash code, perform the following steps.
1. Place the new flash code on a TFTP server to which the Brocade device has access.
2. If the device has 8MB of flash memory or if you want to install a Full Layer 3 image on an FWS,
SuperX or FSX device, you must delete the primary and secondary images before upgrading the
image. To delete images from the flash, enter the following commands:
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FastIron Router# erase flash primary
FastIron Router# erase flash secondary
NOTE: If the primary flash contains additional files not related to the software update, it is
recommended that you also delete these files.
3. Copy the flash code from the TFTP server into flash memory. To do so, use the copy command
at the Privileged EXEC level of the CLI.
copy tftp flash <ip-addr> <image-file-name> primary | secondary
You should see output similar to the following.
FastIron Router# Flash Memory Write (8192 bytes per dot)
........................
.......................................................................
.......................................................................
.....
TFTP to Flash Done
4. Verify that the flash code has been successfully copied by entering the following command at
any level of the CLI.
NOTE: For units in an IronStack, when upgrading from one major release to another (for
example, from software release 07.1.00 to 07.2.00), make sure that every unit has the same
code. If you reload the stack while units are running different code versions, the units will not
be able to communicate.
show flash
If the flash code version is correct, go to step 5, otherwise, go back to step 1.
5. Once you have completed the upgrade, you must reboot the device to complete the upgrade
process. Use one of the following commands:
•
•
reload (this command boots from the default boot source, which is the primary flash area
by default)
boot system flash primary | secondary
A confirmation step may occur after a boot system flash primary/secondary command is
entered and gives an administrator the opportunity to make last minute changes or corrections
before performing a reload. The example below shows the confirmation step.
FWS648POE Router# boot system flash primary
Are you sure? (enter ‘Y’ or ‘N’): y
6. For FGS-STK and FLS-STK devices equipped with upgraded memory DIMMs, EEPROM, or both, if
you encounter a problem after reloading the software, make sure the device has the correct
boot code version and the following (if applicable) are installed correctly:
•
•
EEPROM
Memory DIMM
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NOTE: If the stacking EEPROM is missing or is not installed correctly, or if you have installed the
wrong EEPROM, you will see an error message on the console. For details, see the FastIron
Configuration Guide.
6. For devices in an IronStack, make sure all devices are running the same software image. See
“Confirming software versions (IronStack devices)” in the next section.
Confirming software versions (IronStack devices)
All units in an IronStack must be running the same software image. To confirm this, check the software
version on all devices that you want to add to your IronStack. Upgrade any units that are running older
versions of the software before you build your stack.
1. Telnet, SSH, or connect to any of the console ports in the stack.
2. Enter the show version command. Output similar to the following is displayed.
NOTE: This example output may not exactly match the output from your system. Output
examples do not necessarily reflect all components installed in a system.
FastIron Router# show version
Copyright (c) 1996-2010 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
UNIT 1: compiled on Jan 10 2011 at 22:07:22 labeled as FCXR07202
(6007035 bytes) from Secondary FCXR07202.bin
SW: Version 07.2.02T7f3
UNIT 2: compiled on Jan 10 2011 at 22:07:22 labeled as FCXR07202
(6007035 bytes) from Secondary FCXR07202.bin
SW: Version 07.2.02T7f3
UNIT 3: compiled on Jan 10 2011 at 22:07:22 labeled as FCXR07202
(6007035 bytes) from Secondary FCXR07202.bin
SW: Version 07.2.02T7f3
UNIT 4: compiled on Jan 10 2011 at 22:07:22 labeled as FCXR07202
(6007035 bytes) from Secondary FCXR07202.bin
SW: Version 07.2.02T7f3
UNIT 5: compiled on Jan 10 2011 at 22:07:22 labeled as FCXR07202
(6007035 bytes) from Secondary FCXR07202.bin
SW: Version 07.2.02T7f3
Boot-Monitor Image size = 369292, Version:07.1.00T7f5 (grz07100)
HW: Stackable FCX648S-PREM (PROM-TYPE FCX-ADV-U)
==========================================================================
UNIT 1: SL 1: FCX-48GS 48-port Management Module
License: FCX_ADV_ROUTER_SOFT_PACKAGE
(LID: )
P-ENGINE 0: type DB90, rev 01
P-ENGINE 1: type DB90, rev 01
==========================================================================
UNIT 1: SL 2: FCX-2XGC 2-port 16G Module (2-CX4)
==========================================================================
UNIT 1: SL 3: FCX-2XG 2-port 10G Module (2-XFP)
==========================================================================
UNIT 2: SL 1: FCX-48GS POE 48-port Management Module
License: FCX_ADV_ROUTER_SOFT_PACKAGE
(LID: )
P-ENGINE 0: type DB90, rev 01
P-ENGINE 1: type DB90, rev 01
==========================================================================
UNIT 2: SL 2: FCX-2XGC 2-port 16G Module (2-CX4)
==========================================================================
UNIT 2: SL 3: FCX-2XG 2-port 10G Module (2-XFP)
==========================================================================
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UNIT 3: SL 1: FCX-24GS POE 24-port Management Module
Serial #: BCW22926209
License: FCX_ADV_ROUTER_SOFT_PACKAGE
(LID: )
P-ENGINE 0: type DB90, rev 01
==========================================================================
UNIT 3: SL 2: FCX-2XGC 2-port 16G Module (2-CX4)
==========================================================================
UNIT 3: SL 3: FCX-2XG 2-port 10G Module (2-XFP)
==========================================================================
UNIT 4: SL 1: FCX-24GS 24-port Management Module
Serial #: BCV2223F001
License: FCX_ADV_ROUTER_SOFT_PACKAGE
(LID: )
P-ENGINE 0: type DB90, rev 01
==========================================================================
UNIT 4: SL 2: FCX-2XGC 2-port 16G Module (2-CX4)
==========================================================================
UNIT 5: SL 1: FCX-24GS 24-port Management Module
Serial #: BCV2223F022
License: FCX_ADV_ROUTER_SOFT_PACKAGE
(LID: )
P-ENGINE 0: type DB90, rev 01
==========================================================================
UNIT 5: SL 2: FCX-2XGC 2-port 16G Module (2-CX4)
==========================================================================
800 MHz Power PC processor 8544E (version 33/0022) 400 MHz bus
65536 KB flash memory
256 MB DRAM
Monitor Option is on
STACKID 1 system uptime is 1 minutes 54 seconds
STACKID 2 system uptime is 1 minutes 54 seconds
STACKID 3 system uptime is 1 minutes 54 seconds
STACKID 4 system uptime is 1 minutes 54 seconds
STACKID 5 system uptime is 1 minutes 54 seconds
The system started at 09:07:46 GMT+09 Tue Feb 08 2011
The system : started=warm start reloaded=by "reload"
My stack unit ID = 1, bootup role = active
telnet@fcx648s-upper#
NOTE: If any unit in the IronStack is running an incorrect version of the software, it will appear as nonoperational. You must install the correct software version on that unit for it to operate properly in the
stack. For more information, refer to section “Copying the flash image to a stack unit from the Active
Controller” in the FastIron Configuration Guide.
Technical support
Contact your switch supplier for the hardware, firmware, and software support, including product
repairs and part ordering. To expedite your call, have the following information immediately available:
1. General Information
•
•
•
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Technical Support contract number, if applicable
Device model
Software release version
Error numbers and messages received
Detailed description of the problem, including the switch or network behavior immediately
following the problem, and specific questions
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Description of any troubleshooting steps already performed, with the results
2. Switch Serial Number
Getting help or reporting errors
E-mail and telephone access
Go to http://www.brocade.com/services-support/index.page for the latest e-mail and telephone
contact information.
Go to http://www.brocade.com/ethernetproducts to obtain the latest version of the user guides.
Reporting document errors
Send an email to documentation@brocade.com to report errors you find in the user guides.
Additional resources
For more information about the products supported in this software release, refer to the following
publications.
Document Title
Contents
FastIron Configuration Guide
Provides configuration procedures for system-level
features, enterprise routing protocols, and security
features.
Brocade FastIron GS and GS-STK Compact Switch
Hardware Installation Guide
Brocade FastIron LS and LS-STK Compact Switch Hardware
Installation Guide
Brocade FastIron WS Hardware Installation Guide
Brocade FastIron CX Hardware Installation Guide
Describes the hardware as shipped. Provides
installation instructions, hardware maintenance
procedures, hardware specifications, and
compliance information.
Brocade FastIron X Series Chassis Hardware Installation
Guide
Brocade FastIron Compact Switch Hardware Installation
Guide (for FESX switches)
IronWare MIB Reference
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Management Information Base (MIB) objects.
FastIron CX Web Management Interface User Guide
Describes the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and
procedures for monitoring and configuring various
features of the FastIron CX series switches using the
GUI.
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Defects
This section lists the closed and opened defects in this release.
Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02j
Defect ID: DEFECT000338448
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: CLI throws error message when SSH is accessed through the NMS system.
Symptom: An error string “fips_hash_Update failed with 0x000000B3, CKR_SESSION_HANDLE_INVALID”
appears on the CLI when SSH is accessed through the NMS system.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: SSHV2/SCP
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 1112368
Defect ID: DEFECT000389216
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: OSPF adjacency may not form on data ports of the Standby Management module.
Symptom: OSPF adjacency fails to form on data ports of the Standby Management module although the ARP
cache and IP routes are OK.
Workaround: Disabling and re-enabling the router interface may get the OSPF adjacency to form. Downgrading
to release 7.2.00 or prior should also resolve this issue.
Probability: Medium
Feature: OSPF
Function: OSPF
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 708908, 712545
Defect ID: DEFECT000406403
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: DHCP may fail in VLAN 1 when using dual-mode interface and IP helper.
Symptom: The switch drops DHCP packets that come on VLAN 1 when dual-mode and IP helper are enabled.
Probability: High
Feature: SX L2 Forwarding
Function: DHCP assist
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 732333
Defect ID: DEFECT000408520
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: [Web] GUI does not permit applying a MAC filter to the port on FLS.
Symptom: GUI does not permit applying a MAC filter to the port on FLS.
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX Management Functionality
Function: HTTPs/HTTP
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 747359
Defect ID: DEFECT000410498
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: First VLAN IP subnet name is erased after reload.
Symptom: When a protocol-based VLAN is configured in the VLAN, first VLAN IP subnet name is erased. After
a reboot of router, dynamic IPv6 protocol VLAN membership that is disabled (using the "ipv6-proto"
and dynamic port is disabled) becomes enabled.
Feature: SX L2 Forwarding
Function: Protocol VLAN
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 751033
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Defect ID: DEFECT000412264
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: [SX] Error message is printed while loading boot image for 7202X code.
Symptom: Error message is printed while loading boot image for 7202X code.
Feature: SX_SYSTEM
Function: UNDETERMINED
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 1095368
Defect ID: DEFECT000414072
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Unable to reload the switches using IPv6 SNMP.
Symptom: Unable to reload the switches using IPv6 SNMP.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: SNMP V4/V6
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 760347
Defect ID: DEFECT000422319
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: The "ip tcp keepalive" command may not work for IPv6.
Symptom: The "ip tcp keepalive" command for IPv6 may not work and it may not show in running configuration.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV6
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV6)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 1085918
Defect ID: DEFECT000428623
Technical Severity: Medium
CDP
packet
from
a
Brocade
device
has
one
missing
field, and one wrong field.
Summary:
Symptom: You are unable to see the hostname in the CDP packet for the location services.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: LLDP
Reported In Release: FI 07.4.00
Defect ID: DEFECT000432681
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Configured IPv6 addresses are deleted when addresses learned from Router Advertisements expire.
Symptom: When the lifetime of an IPv6 address that is auto-learned through Router Advertisements expires, then
the configured addresses are deleted along with the auto-learned addresses.
Workaround: Reboot the device. It will recover and the configured address will take effect from the
configuration.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV6
Function: ECMP (IPV6)
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 1111827
Defect ID: DEFECT000443109
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: You are unable to configure parameters for warning temperature on FESX devices running firmware
version 7.2.02 and later.
Symptom: You are unable to configure parameters for warning temperature on FESX devices running firmware
version 7.2.02 and later.
Feature: SX Platform Specific features
Function: Chassis/fan/powersupplies/temperature
sensors
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 1137834
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Defect ID: DEFECT000448413
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: During boot up, a few characters at the start of syslog messages may be omitted.
Symptom: When the FastIron device is reloaded, some of the initial characters are omitted for the first few Syslog
messages. After some period of time, the messages are generated correctly.
Probability: Medium
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: SYSLOG
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 1135927
Defect ID: DEFECT000448876
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: IP Cache is not updated from DROP to FORWARD after DHCP snooping and ARP are received.
Symptom: Traffic loss to certain destinations when traffic transits through a VRRP backup device and when
DHCP snooping is enabled on the incoming interface.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: SX L2 Forwarding
Function: MAC Table/FDB Manager
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 1105581
Defect ID: DEFECT000452027
Technical Severity: Medium
The
"show
aaa"
command
output
is
not
accurate
for certain fields.
Summary:
Symptom: Certain fields in the “show aaa” command output do not appear to increment or change state in
response to user logins. Specifically, the lines “opens=0 closes=0 timeouts=0 errors=0” and “no
connection” do not change in response to successful user logins.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: AAA RADIUS/TACACS+ V4/V6
Reported In Release: FI 07.4.00
Service Request ID: 1154018
Defect ID: DEFECT000455532
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Routes that should be matching the default route are instead displaying error message "No info to
print".
Symptom: The “show ip route” command output may have several entries of "No info to print" and “show ip
route x.x.x.x” command output for routes that should match the default route are showing "No info to
print", which causes traffic loss.
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 1145828
Defect ID: DEFECT000461953
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: SNMPv3 Engine Time is slower than it should be on devices running firmware version 7.2.02h.
Symptom: SNMPv3 Engine Time is slower than it should be on devices running firmware version 7.2.02h.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: SNMP V4/V6
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 1149710
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Defect ID: DEFECT000347917
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FCX device does not forward ARP broadcast packets when raw packet debugging is enabled.
Symptom: When the "dm raw packet debugging" command is executed in a Telnet console, the incoming ARP
broadcast packets may not be forwarded in FCX devices.
Workaround: Turn off "dm raw".
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 266738
Defect ID: DEFECT000351893
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Memory usage steadily increases occurs every time a Web Authentication client logs in and logs out
using HTTPS.
Symptom: Memory is constantly depleted every time a Web Authentication client logs in and logs out using
HTTPS.
Workaround: Reboot the device.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FI - L4/Security
Function: Web Authentication
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 700759
Defect ID: DEFECT000361556
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: System unexpectedly reload in ARP function during hitless-failover.
Symptom: FastIron devices may go for reset during hitless failover sometimes.
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FI L3 Unicast
Function: Forwarding - FX v4
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 745347
Defect ID: DEFECT000402207
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Switch reports 1 in snmpget for IF-MIB::ifOperStatus when the port is down.
Symptom: IF-MIB::ifOperStatus when polled by SNMP may return incorrect status for 10G physical port.
Workaround: Upgrade code
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX Network Management
Function: SNMP V4/V6
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 691215
Defect ID: DEFECT000404397
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Printing more than 700 lines at a time in buffer logging, causes high CPU. VRRP might not process
control packets.
Symptom: High CPU may be noticed in SX device when the “logging buffer 1000” command is executed and
more than 700 lines are to be logged in SYSLOG.
Workaround: Remove the "logging buffer" from the configuration. Default is 50 lines.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Network Management
Function: SYSLOG
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 721885
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Defect ID: DEFECT000406631
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Bridge TC Event log is missing on FastIron SX switches from code 07.2.00 and later.
Symptom: SX device running Multiple Spanning Tree(MSTP) may not log the reception of Bridge TC Event.
Workaround: Configure edge port on all switch ports where servers and laptops are to be connected.
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX L2 Control
Function: SpanningTree Protocols
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 733719
Defect ID: DEFECT000408284
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Some OpenSSH versions are incompatible with the Fastiron devices when using scp.
Symptom: FCX Devices may not be able to perform secure shell (SSH) login or secure copy (SCP) from client
running OpenSSH v5.5.p1 version. Previous versions work properly.
Workaround: Use an earlier version of OpenSSH.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: SSHv2/SCP V4/V6
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 604551
Defect ID: DEFECT000408747
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: DHCP server not giving IP addresses to some hosts.
Symptom: SX device running DHCP server may not offer IP addresses to hosts when moved from one subnet to
other.
Probability: Medium
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: SX DHCP SERVER
Function: DHCP
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 1084792, 1085652
Defect ID: DEFECT000408842
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Single SPAN STP loop may occur if a port is added to VLAN.
Symptom: A loop may occur when a port is added to a VLAN that has dual mode port members with the same
VLAN and default VLAN, even when Single Spanning Tree is enabled.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Medium
FCX
L2
Control
Feature:
Function: single spanning-tree
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 737569
Defect ID: DEFECT000410873
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Flash can get into locked state after performing a "copy flash to flash" operation.
Symptom: Execution of the “copy flash to flash” command in an SX device may lock the flash resulting in the
following error message “Flash access in progress. Please try later” when a write memory operation is
initiated.
Feature: FCX Management Functionality
Function: CLI and parser
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 749897
Defect ID: DEFECT000412141
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: sflow does not work for member units of the FGS stack if the uplink is 10G.
Symptom: sflow does not work for member units of the FGS stack if the uplink is 10G and configured with IPv6
collector.
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: sFlow
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 716053
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Defect ID: DEFECT000415275
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: In some cases hardware route in FESX show as DROP and packets are not forwarded even if default
route is configured.
Symptom: SX router may drop packets matching to the routes configured earlier to drop, but were deleted and
default route is configured.
Workaround: This issue is not seen in 7.3c code and above.
Probability: Low
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 752703
Defect ID: DEFECT000419065
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FastIron may have issues verifying the ssh signature with certain SSH clients.
Symptom: FastIron devices may have issues in verifying the SSH signature with SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.3 version
of SSH clients causing SSH to stop working with the following error “key_verify failed for
server_host_key”.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX Management Functionality
Function: IPv4/V6 SSH Service
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 811769
Defect ID: DEFECT000419248
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Spanning tree blocked the port that is forwarding ARP broadcasts.
Symptom: In SX device, enabling a redundant link in a VLAN may occasionally cause loop in the network.
Workaround: Disable and enable the port that is newly added to the VLAN.
Feature: SX L2 Control
Function: SpanningTree Protocols
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 841043
Defect ID: DEFECT000419899
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Erroneous Syslog messages reporting functioning FCX power supply units going down and coming up
immediately are generated due to signal noise level.
Symptom: Erroneous and cosmetic Syslog messages about a Power Supply Unit being powered down and up are
displayed continuously even though the PSU functions correctly and provides uninterrupted AC power
to the switch/router.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FI Platform Specific features
Function: Chassis/fan/powersupplies/temperature
sensors
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 1080157
Defect ID: DEFECT000423085
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: PoE on SX can get stuck due to power glitch, no providing inline power or show correct info.
Symptom: SX device may stop providing power to PDs such as access points and phones and PoE Modules
showing incorrect inline power allocation, even when no PD is attached.
Workaround: Re-install the PoE firmware on the PoE controller, or RMA the affected unit if firmware
installation is not successful.
Probability: Medium
Feature: POE FW upgrade
Function: POE FW upgrade
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 760185
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Defect ID: DEFECT000424399
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Software might not be able to read optical monitoring values in M-SX optics.
Symptom: FLS Device may not be able to read Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) information from Optical
Monitoring enabled optics.
Probability: High
Feature: DOM
Function: DOM
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 1094609
Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02g
Defect ID: DEFECT000341140
Technical Severity: High
Summary: PoE ports flap on modifying configuration through Web interface.
Symptom: If a port name is configured via the Web interface, the link may flap.
Probability: High
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: Web Management
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 602297
Defect ID: DEFECT000345889
Technical Severity: High
Summary: After disabling/re-enabling a module, SX chassis may stop accepting configuration commands.
Symptom: After disabling/re-enabling a module, SX chassis does not accept any configuration commands and
instead prints "Error : HotSwap is in progress , please try again".
Probability: Low
Feature: FI Platform Specific features
Function: HotSwap
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 727841
Defect ID: DEFECT000347007
Technical Severity: Low
Summary: Port may not be displayed in "show vlan" output if Single Spanning-Tree is configured.
Symptom: With Single Spanning-Tree configured, a port that is displayed under the "show running-config"
output may not be displayed as a member of the VLAN when "show vlan" is entered.
Workaround: Recover temporarily by removing and re-adding the port to the VLAN. However, this workaround
will not work across system resets.
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX L2 Control
Function: single spanning-tree
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 588187
Defect ID: DEFECT000347486
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: After Switchover, SX constantly displays code flash error messages on the console.
Symptom: After Switchover, SX keeps displaying error messages such as "code_flash_block_write3: timeout,
f4413620:300010" on the console.
Probability: Low
Feature: FI Platform
Function: Boot code/Flash/Kernel
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 724459
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Defect ID: DEFECT000355892
Technical Severity: High
Summary: The command “no snmp-server comm Public ro” is not retained after a reload.
Symptom: When using the command “no snmp-server comm Public ro” the public community will be disabled
and the device will no longer respond to SNMP requests using the Public community. However it is
not placed in the running config or retained after a reload. Once the Device reloads it will begin to
respond to polling and read only operations using this community.
Probability: Low
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: SNMP v1/v2/v3
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 628995
Defect ID: DEFECT000358890
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: SX1600 may reset when launching an SSHv2 session after a hitless reload.
Symptom: SX1600 may reset when launching an SSHv2 session after a hitless reload.
Probability: High
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Function: SSHV2/SCP
Service Request ID: 728893
Defect ID: DEFECT000364344
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: When downloading an application image via TFTP, the length of the image name plus its directory
location cannot exceed 32 characters.
Symptom: When using the "copy tftp flash <IP-address> <Image-file>" command, the directory containing the
image file on the TFTP server can be specified. If the length of the directory name plus the image
name exceeds 32 characters, the TFTP copy command will fail.
Workaround: Do not use the directory name in the "copy tftp flash" command.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: CLI and parser
FI
07.3.00
Reported In Release:
Service Request ID: 686721
Defect ID: DEFECT000382536
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: CPU memory usage increases with repetitive SSH sessions.
Symptom: With continuous creation and deletion of SSH sessions to the device, the memory usage steadily
increases and does not recover.
Probability: Low
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: SSH/SCP
Reported In Release: FI 07.4.00
Service Request ID: 704159
Defect ID: DEFECT000383069
Technical Severity: High
Summary: TCAM entries are not updated on Standby/Member units for a static ECMP Route when there is MAC
movement.
Symptom: When MAC movement for a static ECMP route occurs, traffic that is received on Standby or Member
unit continues to be forwarded to the old port.
Probability: High
Feature: Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.4.00
Service Request ID: 697721
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Defect ID: DEFECT000388009
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: DNS resolution does not work when multiple DNS domain lists are used.
Symptom: If several domain names are created using the “ip dns domain-list <name>" command and the first
domain name fails, the device keeps trying to reach it instead of trying the other configured domain
names.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Management Functionality
Function: HTTPs/HTTP
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 697877
Defect ID: DEFECT000388082
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Broadcast traffic (DHCP Discovery) sent by PVLAN community port is duplicated in primary port
and other PVLAN community ports.
Symptom: Two packets may be received instead of one since they are being duplicated.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: Private VLAN
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 680201
Defect ID: DEFECT000390164
Technical Severity: Medium
ICMP
packets
are
not
flooded
if
ICMP
Burst
protection
is configured on a VE interface.
Summary:
Symptom: If "ip icmp burst" command is configured on a VE interface, ICMP packets are not flooded within the
associated VLAN.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FI ACL
Function: ACL based rate limitting
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 704591
Defect ID: DEFECT000390792
Technical Severity: High
Summary: SX800 experiences high CPU utilization when routing IP packets through ve interfaces in subnet
VLANs.
Symptom: SX800 experiences high CPU utilization when routing IP packets through ve interfaces in subnet
VLANs as all routed packets are routed in software by the CPU instead of in hardware by ASICs.
Probability: Low
Feature: SX L2 Forwarding
Function: Subnet VLAN
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 711367
Defect ID: DEFECT000391791
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: If the same VSRP VRID is used in multiple VLANs, then changes made under one VLAN can affect a
different VLAN with the same VSRP VRID.
Symptom: If the same VSRP VRID is used in multiple VLANs, then changes made under one VLAN can affect a
different VLAN with the same VSRP VRID.
Workaround: Do not use the same VSRP VRID in multiple VLANs.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX L2 Control
Function: VSRP(master and aware)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 713975
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Defect ID: DEFECT000392006
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: MIB OID snAgentPoePortWattage does not return the configured value.
Symptom: The power limit on a PoE port can be set via SNMP and the value is configured correctly on the port,
but it cannot be read and always displays the power value as 0 using the snAgentPoePortWattage MIB
OID.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: SNMP V4/V6
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 696861
Defect ID: DEFECT000392506
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Hardware MAC entries are not properly deleted after aging, increasing the probability of MAC hash
collisions.
Symptom: Over a long period of time on a campus network with many mobile users logging in an out constantly,
some users lose Layer 2 connectivity as their MAC addresses cannot be learned.
Workaround: Clearing the ARP cache usually resolves the problem. If it does not, reload the Switch/Router
during a maintenance window.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: MAC Table/FDB Manager
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 712255
Defect ID: DEFECT000394040
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: CPU memory usage increases constantly when using OpenNMS tool to poll system IP addresses.
Symptom: If OpenNMS tool is used to poll the IP addresses on a system, it can cause a CPU heap memory leak
over time due to terminating multiple SSH connections prematurely.
Workaround: Use Telnet instead of SSH to access the device.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Management Functionality
Function: IPv4/V6 SSH Service
FI
07.2.02
Reported In Release:
Service Request ID: 704159
Defect ID: DEFECT000395770
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Using the Web Management interface to add ports to VLAN may cause MRP ring-interfaces to be
removed from configuration.
Symptom: MRP ring Interfaces disappear from the configuration when an unrelated port is added to or removed
from the VLAN via Web Management interface.
Workaround: Use the CLI to make the changes.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: Web Management
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 722273
Defect ID: DEFECT000396100
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Switch with no IPv4 address configured generates ARP packets incorrectly when both a Management
VLAN and Uplink Switch are configured.
Symptom: Switch with no IPv4 address configured generates ARP packets with Source Address 0.0.0.0 for
directed broadcast traffic when both a Management VLAN and Uplink Switch are configured.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 722675
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Defect ID: DEFECT000396159
Technical Severity: Low
Summary: RADIUS IP Address may be displayed incorrectly in the output of “show table-mac-vlan detail”
command.
Symptom: In the "show table-mac-vlan detail" display, not enough characters are allocated for the RADIUS IP
address column, which can cause trailing characters to be lost for a given IP address.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: MAC- BASED VLAN
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 722235
Defect ID: DEFECT000396545
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Aggregate VLAN Q-in-Q supports frame sizes of up to 1522 bytes only.
Symptom: With Q-in-Q configured, frame sizes of up to 1522 bytes are supported instead of the expected 1530
bytes. Frames larger than 1522 bytes are dropped.
Workaround: Configure for Jumbo frame support.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: Q-in-Q
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 715413
Defect ID: DEFECT000397889
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Configuring and then removing Protocol VLAN does not clear the MAC Address Locking settings on
port registers.
Symptom: High CPU condition due to data packets being forwarded by the CPU instead of in the hardware.
Workaround: Issue "dot1x-enable", followed by "no dot1x-enable".
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX L2 Forwarding
Function: Protocol VLAN
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 725439
Defect ID: DEFECT000398642
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Switch may reset when printing debug messages to all destinations under certain conditions.
Symptom: The switch may experience a reset if Telnet password is enabled and the “debug destination all”
command is used to send debug output to all connected sessions.
Probability: High
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: CLI Parser
Reported In Release: FI 07.4.00
Service Request ID: 724131
Defect ID: DEFECT000399298
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: IP Cache display shows incorrect VLAN IDs for some entries.
Symptom: In rare cases, the output of the "show ip cache" command displays IP Address entries with incorrect
VLAN IDs.
Probability: Low
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 683131
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Defect ID: DEFECT000400771
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: If the usage of TCAM entries reaches near the maximum, a route entry could be overwritten by
another route entry.
Symptom: Routed traffic may not be forwarded to directly connected hosts in rare instances if the TCAM usage
reaches near its maximum limit.
Workaround: Clear the ARP cache and MAC table, then disable and re-enable the relevant IP interface.
Probability: Low
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 728137
Defect ID: DEFECT000401082
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Cannot communicate with Tagged Promiscuous port on Primary VLAN from Isolated VLAN over
PVLAN-trunk.
Symptom: When the Promiscuous port in the Primary VLAN is Tagged, an ARP request may be forwarded with
an incorrect VLAN tag.
Workaround: Use Untagged port on Primary VLAN.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FI L2
Function: Forwarding - Private VLAN
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 721623
Defect ID: DEFECT000402371
Technical Severity: High
The
"system-max
hw-ip-route-tcam"
CLI
command
should be blocked for FCX platform.
Summary:
Symptom: The "system-max hw-ip-route-tcam <number>" command is not relevant for FCX platform but is still
accepted. If it is mistakenly configured, it can cause a side-effect where some routes are prevented
from being programmed in the TCAM, thereby causing IP connectivity loss.
Workaround: Remove the "system-max hw-ip-route-tcam <number>" command from FCX configuration, save
the configuration and reload the router.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX Layer1 features
Function: System-max parameters
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 733961
Defect ID: DEFECT000403066
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: If a router is upgraded directly from 4.x code version to 7.2, SSH access to the device could result in a
system reset.
Symptom: If a router is upgraded directly from version 4.3 to 7.2 or later code without regenerating the SSH key,
the system may reset if an SSH access is attempted.
Workaround: 1. Invoke the “crypto key gen” command to regenerate the key after the upgrade.
2. Upgrade the device first from version 4.x to 7.1, and then upgrade it from 7.1 to 7.2 or later code
streams.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: SSHV2/SCP
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 733057
Defect ID: DEFECT000404560
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: FLS may unexpectedly reset when a new MAC address is being learned due to an invalid port index.
Symptom: In a rare instance, FLS may experience an unexpected system reset when a new MAC address is being
learned.
Probability: Low
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: MAC Table/FDB Manager
Reported In Release: FI 07.1.00
Service Request ID: 738767
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Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02f
Defect ID: DEFECT000315704
Technical Severity: High
Summary: VE interface's line protocol remains up even if interface itself is not.
Symptom: The outputs of "show ip interface" and "show interface ve" display a given VE's line protocol as 'Up'
even though the interface is not enabled.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4 and IPV6
Function: Virtual interface (ve) Manager
Reported In Release: FI 07.1.00
Service Request ID: 259859
Defect ID: DEFECT000328636
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Boot code cannot be upgraded when using only an IPv6 address.
Symptom: If an IPv6 address is used for upgrading the boot code, the TFTP request is not sent from the Switch,
resulting in a TFTP timeout error. As a result the boot code cannot be upgraded.
Workaround: Use IPv4 for upgrading the boot code.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: SX_SYSTEM
Function: UNDETERMINED
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 269493
Defect ID: DEFECT000331756
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: OSPF point-to-point is configurable on a VE even though it is not supported.
Symptom: The command "ip ospf network point-to-point" is accepted for virtual interfaces via CLI even though
it is not supported, and yields unpredictable results.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: OSPF
Function: OSPF
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 269910
Defect ID: DEFECT000333308
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Configuring inline power on a port of a non-PoE FGS switch will cause the system to reset.
Symptom: On a non-PoE FGS switch, configuring "inline power" on a port that is disabled or disconnected
causes the switch to reset immediately.
Probability: High
Feature: Power over Ethernet
Function: Power over Ethernet
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 666731 651017 695411
Defect ID: DEFECT000333939
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Access-list to permit/deny ICMP with certain types does not work.
Symptom: Access list does not honor different types of ICMP packets in transit traffic if the access-list also
contains filters for TCP ports. All ICMP types will be permitted or denied.
Workaround: Do not apply filter with TCP ports in addition to ICMP types.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: SX ACL
Function: ACL(all aspects of ACLs - IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 514363
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Defect ID: DEFECT000334383
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: With "delay-link-event" configured to dampen port flapping, unnecessary Syslog messages are
generated if a 10G port goes down.
Symptom: With "delay-link-event" configured to dampen port flapping, unnecessary Syslog messages are
generated if a 10G port goes down.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: SX Layer1 features
Function: port flap dampening
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 624889
Defect ID: DEFECT000336454
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: Reloading an SX system that has a diagnostic error detected on a Line Module causes the Standby
Management module to enter a reset cycle.
Symptom: If a line module is detected as having failed a fabric adapter diagnostic test by the Active Management
module during system bring up, the Standby module will enter a reset cycle and will fail to come up.
Workaround: Remove the Standby Management module from the system and issue a reload. Once the Active
Management module brings up the system and resolves the diagnostic failure on the given line
module, reinsert the Standby module.
Low
Probability:
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FI Platform Specific features
Function: Management module redundancy
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 702371
Defect ID: DEFECT000340287
Technical Severity: Low
Summary: "show media" can cause ports configured with UDLD to flap.
Symptom: Issuing "show media" on an SX system can cause UDLD timers to expire and ports that have UDLD
configured will flap.
Workaround: Increase the UDLD timeout values in order to prevent the timers from expiring.
Probability: Medium
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: CLI and parser
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 689327
Defect ID: DEFECT000344548
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Unexpected Flow Control behavior when negotiation is enabled on one end and flow control is
disabled on the other.
Symptom: Flow control operational state on the interface is displayed as being enabled when it should be
disabled.
Workaround: Disable and re-enable one of the ports or disconnect and reconnect the UTP cable.
Probability: Low
Feature: FCX Layer1 features
Function: Auto Negotiation
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 544899
Defect ID: DEFECT000346395
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: In rare cases, an unexpected reset of the device may be experienced when sFlow is enabled.
Symptom: In rare cases an unexpected reset of the device may be experienced when sFlow is enabled.
Workaround: Disable sFlow.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: sFlow
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 668067
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Defect ID: DEFECT000351270
Technical Severity: High
Summary: When an FCX stack is reloaded, the Standby unit may reset unexpectedly.
Symptom: When an FCX stack is reloaded or if the power cord to the Active unit is removed while the stack is
up, the Standby unit may experience an unexpected reset.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: MAC Table/FDB Manager
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 690585
Defect ID: DEFECT000351317
Technical Severity: High
Summary: When a switchover is done on SX, trace messages appear on the console as a result of CPU buffers not
being freed.
Symptom: When a switchover is done on SX, during Active to Standby management module synchronization,
trace messages appear on the console as a result of CPU buffers not being freed.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FI Infrastructure
Function: SX Hitless Failover
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 683651
Defect ID: DEFECT000354876
Technical Severity: Low
"show
version"
truncates
the
full
binary
image
name on non-active units.
Summary:
Symptom: If a long image name or a long TFTP server directory path is used, a truncated rather than full name is
shown on the Standby and member units' flash partitions when "show version" is issued.
Probability: Medium
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FCX Management Functionality
Function: CLI and parser
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 686721
Defect ID: DEFECT000361448
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: IP Default Route's hardware entry is not updated although the software entry is updated after failover.
Symptom: If the configured Static Default Route is deleted after a failover and the best default route is now
through OSPF, the OSPF route is updated in software but not in hardware.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FI L3 Unicast
Function: Forwarding - SX v4
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Defect ID: DEFECT000362369
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Spanning Tree states of ports of a single LACP trunk are different after a hitless failover on FCX
stack.
Symptom: If Spanning Tree is disabled on an LACP trunk, after hitless failover on the FCX stack, Spanning Tree
state of the primary port is shown correctly as "OFF", but is shown incorrectly as "ON" for all the
member ports.
Workaround: Disable Spanning Tree for the relevant trunk ports inside the VLAN configuration instead of
disabling directly on the ports.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX L2 Control
Function: LinkAggregation - LACP/Dynamic
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 645709
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Defect ID: DEFECT000362807
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: The newly elected Active Management module may reset after a switchover due to incomplete
synchronization of ARP entries.
Symptom: After doing a Switchover on SX, a flood of error messages indicating an invalid next hop entry are
seen, followed by the Active Management module experiencing a reset.
Probability: Medium
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FI L3 Unicast
Function: Forwarding - SX v4
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 683651
Defect ID: DEFECT000364929
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Excessive warning messages about route entries may be seen during switchover on SX.
Symptom: After system bring up and then a switchover on SX, excessive warning messages concerning route
prefixes may be seen on the console.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FI L3 Unicast
Function: Control Plane - Other
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Defect ID: DEFECT000366482
Technical Severity: Medium
On
FCX,
broadcast/multicast/unknown-unicast
rate limiting is not accurate on 100Mbps links.
Summary:
Symptom: When Broadcast/Multicast/Unknown-Unicast rate limiting is configured on a port that is running at
100Mbps speed, there is a large difference between the observed rate and the configured rate on the
egress side.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FI Traffic conditioning and Monitoring
Function: broadcast/multicast unknown unicast Rate
Limiting
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 700647
Defect ID: DEFECT000366740
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Standby Management module may reset unexpectedly after hitless failover due to a watchdog reset.
Symptom: Standby Management module may reset unexpectedly after hitless failover due to a watchdog reset
when trying to delete an ARP entry and its associated IPv4 Next Hop entry.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Medium
Feature: FI Infrastructure
Function: SX Hitless Failover
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Defect ID: DEFECT000368019
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FastIron drops ServerIron Hot Standby HA MAC sync PDUs sent or received on ports configured for
UDLD.
Symptom: Configuring UDLD between an FWS or FGS switch and each ADX in a hot standby ServerIron pair
leads to the standby ServerIron not being able to learn MAC addresses on the UDLD-configured port.
Workaround: Disable UDLD on the intermediate FGS/FWS devices in order to prevent UDLD from interfering
with the MAC Sync PDU's on ServerIron devices.
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX L2 Control
Function: UDLD
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 670755
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Defect ID: DEFECT000369368
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: SX momentarily forwards packets during boot up process.
Symptom: During boot up process, SX forwards packets on a port for a short time when initializing that port even
though it is disabled in the saved configuration.
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX Layer1 features
Function: link status - speed and duplex status
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 669641
Defect ID: DEFECT000371093
Technical Severity: High
Summary: sFlow may not work on member units of an FGS stack.
Symptom: Although sFlow works as expected on FGS standalone units or master units of a stack, it may not work
on member units if the sFlow polling interval is not set to Zero.
Workaround: Set the ‘sflow polling-interval’ to zero in order to send the sFlow samples.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: sFlow
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Defect ID: DEFECT000371615
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Standby unit of FCX stack may reset after Hitless Failover if OSPFv2 graceful restart is disabled.
Symptom: If RIPv2 and OSPFv2 neighborhoods are formed on the same interface with the OSPF default route
chosen as the best route, issuing a "no-graceful restart" and then doing a failover can lead to a reset on
the Standby Management module.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: Layer3 Control Protocols
Function: RIP(v1-v2) - IPV4
Reported In Release: FI 07.4.00
Service Request ID: 695341
Defect ID: DEFECT000374592
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: After a trunk is unconfigured, IP forwarding to ports that were previously part of that trunk may not
work.
Symptom: IP forwarding to ports that were previously part of a trunk may not work after the trunk is deleted.
Workaround: Reload the system to re-initialize the ports correctly for IP forwarding.
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 681463
Defect ID: DEFECT000375025
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Packets destined to the VRRP Virtual MAC address are received by the CPU of the VRRP Backup
Router.
Symptom: Packets destined to the VRRP Virtual MAC address are received by the CPU of the VRRP Backup
Router instead of being switched in HW to the VRRP Master.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Layer3 Control Protocols
Function: VRRP/VRRP-E and slow-start timerVRRP-E timer scale
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 674521
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Defect ID: DEFECT000375567
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: If hitless OS upgrade between incompatible SW code versions is attempted, a system reset may be
experienced.
Symptom: If hitless OS upgrade between incompatible software code versions is attempted, a system reset may
be experienced.
Workaround: Issue a regular 'reload' or 'boot system flash primary/secondary' instead of hitless-reload to
upgrade.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FI Infrastructure
Function: SX Hitless OS upgrade
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 680843
Defect ID: DEFECT000376558
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Standby unit may reset if the Active stack unit is unplugged from power during hitless failover.
Symptom: When hitless failover is configured and power is disconnected from the Active FCX of a stacked pair
running OSPFv2, the other FCX may reset soon afterwards. When it later recovers, all its interfaces
will remain down.
Probability: Low
Feature: FCX Layer3 Control Protocols
Function: OSPFV2 - IPV4
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 682809
Defect ID: DEFECT000377048
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: After stack failover causes preferred RIPv2 route to get deleted, backup Static route does not take
over.
Symptom: If only the Active unit has RIP reachability and learns a better route than a configured Static route for
a given IP Next Hop, upon disabling power to the Active unit, the ensuing failover does not move up
the Static route as the best route on the new Active unit.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX Layer3 Control Protocols
Function: RIP(v1-v2) - IPV4
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 683931
Defect ID: DEFECT000377054
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FCX "E" type FAN displays erroneous airflow direction in "show chassis" output.
Symptom: The output of "show chassis" on FCX displays the airflow for "E" type fan as Back to Front even
though the fan actually provides airflow from the front to the back.
Probability: Medium
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FI Platform
Function: Power Supply/Temp Sensor/Fan Controller
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 686691
Defect ID: DEFECT000377090
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: MAC table is not updated correctly when client is moved from PVLAN primary to PVLAN
community or from PVLAN community to PVLAN primary.
Symptom: MAC table is not updated correctly when client is moved from PVLAN primary to PVLAN
community or from PVLAN community to PVLAN primary.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: Private VLAN
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 687429
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Defect ID: DEFECT000377099
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Interface and Port descriptions for 10/100M ports on some FWS models are incorrectly displayed as
'GigabitEthernet'.
Symptom: On non-Gigabit capable FWS models (FWS624, FWS624-EPREM, FWS624-POE, FWS648,
FWS648-EPREM & FWS648-POE), ifDescr and port description for 10/100M ports are displayed as
'GigabitEthernet' instead of 'FastEthernet'.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: SNMP V4/V6
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 683989
Defect ID: DEFECT000377535
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FCX stack with 10G ports breaks when upgraded from 7.2.02d to 7.2.02e.
Symptom: FCX stack with 10G ports breaks when upgraded from 7.2.02d to 7.2.02e.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Stacking
Function: stack-ports
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 686589
Defect ID: DEFECT000377762
Technical Severity: Critical
SX
Standby
Management
module
unexpectedly
resets after 231 days.
Summary:
Symptom: On SX platform, after 231 days of continuous uptime, the Standby Management module unexpectedly
resets with a log message "Mgmt CPU1 ( slot 10 ) failed".
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: SX Platform Specific features
Function: Management module redundancy
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 682807
Defect ID: DEFECT000377873
Technical Severity: High
Summary: If multiple 0.0.0.0 route updates over RIPv2 with netmasks other than /0 from multiple neighboring
routers are received, the device could lock up or reset.
Symptom: Upon receiving multiple 0.0.0.0 route updates over RIPv2 with non-zero netmasks, continuous route
updates for 0.0.0.0 will be emitted by the affected system. FCX devices may experience a lockup
while FESX/SX devices may experience a reset.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer3 Control Protocols
Function: RIP(v1-v2) - IPV4
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 685879
Defect ID: DEFECT000378514
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: One ICMP packet is lost every 60 seconds over a cross unit trunk when one switch in a stack of 2 goes
down.
Symptom: In a stack of two FCX switches containing a 2-port trunk with one port on each chassis, if one of the
switches is powered off, ICMP through the FCX shows one packet is lost every 60 seconds.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 687111
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Defect ID: DEFECT000379697
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: ARP age is not refreshed after disabling/enabling a module even though there is constant traffic
from/to the host.
Symptom: ARP age is not refreshed after disabling/enabling the module even though there is constant traffic
from/to the host.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 691653
Defect ID: DEFECT000381074
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Logical VE interface remains UP even though none of its associated physical ports are enabled.
Symptom: With Single Spanning Tree enabled, even if all the physical ports of a VLAN are down, the associated
VE interface is displayed as being logically up under "show ip interface".
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer1 features
Function: link status - speed and duplex status
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 675563
Defect ID: DEFECT000382104
Technical Severity: Medium
When
the
active
FCX
switch
in
a
stack
fails,
OSPF
routes that had depended on ve interfaces using the
Summary:
failed switch's physical interfaces remain in the routing table with OSPF cost "n/a".
Symptom: Loss of connectivity lasting 90 seconds in 7.3 and lasting indefinitely in 7.2.02e when the active FCX
in a stack goes down.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer3 Control Protocols
Function: OSPFV2 - IPV4
FI
07.2.02
Reported In Release:
Service Request ID: 683169
Defect ID: DEFECT000382236
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: SNMP object ifOperStatus reports ports in STP Blocking as down even though the ports are physically
and administratively up.
Symptom: SNMP object ifOperStatus reports ports in STP Blocking as down even though the ports are physically
and administratively up.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: SNMP V4/V6
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 696127
Defect ID: DEFECT000382390
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: New active port of protected-link-group over stacking units does not handle any traffic.
Symptom: With a protected-link group configured over multiple units of a stack, after the Active unit of the Stack
is powered off, the new Active unit's port does not handle any traffic even though the interface moves
to Forwarding state.
Workaround: Configure an 'active-port' for the protected link group.
Probability: Low
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: Protected Link group
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 694309
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Defect ID: DEFECT000383469
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: A Layer 2 loop may be created if the Native VLAN ID is changed on other vendors' switches.
Symptom: If the Native VLAN ID is changed from the default on other vendors' switches that are connected to a
Brocade device, a Layer 2 loop may result due to the Brocade device expecting an IEEE BPDU in the
default VLAN 1.
Workaround: Configure the Native VLAN to default value 1 on the other vendor's switch or configure VLAN 1
on the interface connected to the Brocade device.
Probability: Low
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FCX L2 Control
Function: PVST/PVST+/ PVRST
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 670195
Defect ID: DEFECT000386563
Technical Severity: High
Summary: After the previous Master unit of an FCX stack goes down, the new Master unit may reset when
commands related to traffic statistics are executed.
Symptom: After the Master unit of a 2-node FCX stack is powered down, the new Master unit may reset if certain
commands like "show statistics traffic-policy" or "show access-list" are issued from CLI.
Probability: Low
Feature: FCX Stacking
Function: IPC Infrastructure
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 705189
Defect ID: DEFECT000386695
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Standby port of a protected-link group on new Active stack controller does not discard any packets.
Symptom: Standby port of a protected-link group on new Active stack controller does not discard any packets.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX L2 Control
Function: LinkAggregation - LACP/Dynamic
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 705187
Defect ID: DEFECT000387044
Technical Severity: High
Summary: FCX E/I shows PSU 2 as normal when inserted without power.
Symptom: Second PSU without power shows as normal and plugged in. This occurs in firmware versions7.202a,
7202f, and 7.3.
Probability: High
Risk of Fix: Low
Feature: FI Platform Specific features
Function: Chassis/fan/powersupplies/temperature
sensors
Reported In Release: FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 707887
Defect ID: DEFECT000387141
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Port status changes to Blocking although Protected-link-status is Active after Stack
Failover/Switchover.
Symptom: After the active ports of a cross-unit protected link group on an FCX stack are flapped a few times and
a failover or switchover is then done, the expected Active port of the protected link group is shown to
be in Blocked state.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX L2 Control
Function: LinkAggregation - LACP/Dynamic
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 705571
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Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02e
Defect ID: DEFECT000330146
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Newly inserted Management Module may have invalid LID displayed, after which the
module cannot be upgraded via SW Licensing.
Symptom: On the Standby module, the LID value is displayed as ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ. After a failover, the new
Active will have this same LID and thus cannot be upgraded.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Management Functionality
Function: CLI and parser
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 595349
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000338861
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Device unexpectedly reloads when using SHA to verify sanctity of flash images.
Symptom: Device unexpectedly reloads when "verify sha <primary/secondary>" command is executed.
Probability: High
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: CLI and parser
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 642003
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000338864
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Verification of flash images using MD5 gives incorrect and unpredictable results.
Symptom: When “verify md5 <primary/secondary>” is issued, the first run after a reboot returns all
zeros. Subsequent runs will show incorrect file size and MD5 hash.
Probability: High
Feature: FI Embedded Management
Function: CLI and parser
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 642003, 645141
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000343157
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: 2500W PoE power supply is misidentified as a 1250W power supply.
Symptom: 2500W power supply can allocate only half its capacity and is displayed incorrectly as
1350W or 1250W in the output of "show inline power detail" and "show power"
commands.
Probability: High
Feature: FI Platform Specific features
Function: Chassis/fan/power
supplies/temperature sensors
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 641069
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000344380
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FCX IP traffic goes to the CPU if it ingresses an IP Subnet VE interface.
Symptom: IP traffic goes to CPU with a VE interface configured on an IP Subnet VLAN, or if the VE is
created first before adding ports to the VLAN.
Probability: High
Feature: FI L2
Function: Forwarding - VLAN Manager
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 646619
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000345298
Technical Severity: High
Summary: IPv6 functionality is dependent only on HW EPROM licensing even if the system is upgraded
via SW Licensing.
Symptom: Although IPv6 commands are configurable on a system that is upgraded via SW Licensing, a
directly connected IPv6 neighbor is not reachable.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV6
Function: Host Networking stack (IPV6)
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 640715
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000347484
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Memory leak may be observed when Policy Based Routing is configured.
Symptom: When Policy Based Routing is dynamically configured or removed from the configuration,
the memory consumption may increase continuously, eventually leading to a system reset.
Probability: High
Feature: FI L3 Unicast
Function: Forwarding – PBR
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 672437
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000353729
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FastIron switches may not respond to ICMPv6 echo request.
Symptom: FESX, FCX and FGS switches may fail to reply to ICMPv6 echo request sent by router or IPV6
server (Linux) that is directly connected to the switch.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV6
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV6)
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 611321
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000354169
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: A system memory leak may be seen on devices configured with PIM Routing.
Symptom: Stack trace messages are printed on the console while the “show memory” output shows a
rapid increase in memory consumption, eventually leading to a system reload.
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX L2/L3 Multicast Features
Function: PIM Sparse
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 670015
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000355497
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FCX cannot process ARP Requests at a high rate.
Symptom: FCX does not process more than 256 ARP Request packets per second.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Host Networking stack (IPV4)
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 625975, 653983
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000355653
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FWS does not allow Port-based Mirroring and VLAN-based Mirroring on the same port to be
configured.
Symptom: Port-based Mirroring and VLAN-based Mirroring is not permitted simultaneously on the
same port on FWS platform, even though it is supported on FCX platform.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FI Traffic conditioning and Monitoring
Function: port mirroring/monitoring
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 614459
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000356155
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: After the Master unit in a stack goes down, OSPF routes that used this disabled unit’s ports
can remain in the routing table indefinitely.
Symptom: After the Master unit in an FCX stack goes down, OSPF routes that used this disabled unit’s
ports will remain in the routing table indefinitely.
Workaround: Disable OSPF graceful restart by configuring "no graceful-restart" under "router ospf" on
the stacked FCX before the active FCX goes down. With graceful restart disabled, loss of
connectivity is reduced from 120 seconds to about 45 seconds.
Probability: High
Feature: OSPF
Function: OSPF
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 632283
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000356415
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: System unexpectedly resets after becoming unresponsive.
Symptom: Device displays LID message, then freezes and is unresponsive even from console.
Probability: Low
Feature: Sw licensing
Function: Licensing All
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 642829
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000357491
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Rare error during baseline synchronization between Active and Standby Management
modules may lead to unexpected system reset.
Symptom: In very rare cases during baseline synchronization stage, an error may occur that can lead to
unexpected system reset.
Probability: Low
Feature: SX Platform Specific features
Function: Management module redundancy
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 266664
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000357789
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: After reload, CRC errors are seen on the link partner of member trunk ports.
Symptom: If a trunk is configured with member ports on two or more units and the ports used are
default stacking ports, on reload of the stack, the link partner of the trunk member ports
will observe CRC errors.
Workaround: Delete the trunk configuration, configure long-preamble on the trunk interfaces and then
re-deploy the trunk.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX Stacking
Function: stack-ports
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 633009
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000358149
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Watchdog reset may occur during system bring-up.
Symptom: During reboot, system may become unresponsive and reload unexpectedly.
Probability: Low
Feature: FI Platform Specific features
Function: system bringup
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 642829
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000359744
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FESX code flash memory size is displayed incorrectly.
Symptom: FESX code flash memory is displayed as 16MB even if it is only 8MB in size.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Management Functionality
Function: CLI and parser
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 640449
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000360173
Technical Severity: High
Summary: After enabling Single Spanning-Tree and reloading the device, the first port of the system
may be removed from VLAN 1.
Symptom: After 'spanning-tree single' is configured on the device and it is reloaded, Eth1 may be
removed from VLAN 1.
Probability: High
Feature: SX L2 Control
Function: single spanning-tree
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 643797
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000361466
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Cannot communicate between Primary and Isolated Private VLANs.
Symptom: It is not possible to communicate between Primary and Isolated VLAN when Private VLANs
are configured.
Probability: High
Feature: SX L2 Forwarding
Function: Private VLAN
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 636621, 650833
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000362478
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: When CPU intensive tasks like repeated TFTP uploads are done, it may lead to loss of
heartbeat from Active to Standby Management modules, resulting in a switchover.
Symptom: When repeated TFTP uploads are done via INM, a switchover may be observed.
Probability: Low
Feature: SX Platform Specific features
Function: Management module redundancy
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 592699
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000364076
Technical Severity: High
Summary: ARP request is not forward between Primary and Isolated VLANs.
Symptom: When Private VLANs are configured, an ARP request is not forward between the Primary
and Isolated VLANs.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: Private VLAN
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 650833
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000364534
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: When the Master unit of a stack is powered off, the ARP entries that are bound to ports on
that unit are not updated even though the MAC entries are updated correctly.
Symptom: FCX fails to transmit L3 routing packet when the stack's Master unit is powered off. 'show
arp' shows a port on the old Master unit which is now inactive.
Workaround: 1) Issue clear arp.
2) Do a switchover between Active and Standby by CLI and then power off the new
Standby (old Active).
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 658785
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000365673
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: ARP request is not received from host directly connected to a 48 port line module.
Symptom: Cannot ping SX router from a PC that is directly connected to a 48 port line card.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 646649
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000365696
Technical Severity: High
Summary: A Layer 2 Multicast Client may not be able to receive a multicast stream when PIM Dense
Mode is configured.
Symptom: When FCX is running PIM Dense Mode, some Layer 2 receivers may not receive the data.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX L2/L3 Multicast Features
Function: PIM Dense
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000366413
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: Static default route does not get updated after the master unit of the stack goes down.
Symptom: If there are multiple static default routes from both master and non-master units, the
default route from the master unit is correctly displayed in the routing table. But if the
master unit is powered down, this route will still be displayed instead of the route from the
non-master unit.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: STATIC ROUTES (IPV4)
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 665605
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000366766
Technical Severity: High
Summary: OSPFv2 Type4 ASBR Summary LSA is removed if the neighbor ASBR’s interface in the same
area is deleted.
Symptom: ASBR route is not advertised properly and subsequently, redistributed routes are not
installed in the routing table.
Probability: High
Feature: FI L3 Unicast
Function: Control Plane - OSPF/OSPFv3
Reported In
FI 07.3.00
Service Request ID: 642515
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000368465
Technical Severity: High
Summary: When the sFlow collector is configured on a VE, FCX member units may reload
unexpectedly.
Symptom: When adding/removing RSTP config from the VLAN, member units may reload if sFlow is
configured on the VE for that VLAN.
Workaround: Disable sFlow or configure the collector on a physical interface instead of on the VE.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: sFlow
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 669137
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000368913
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Memory tracking debug command may not work for all cases.
Symptom: Some memory leak conditions may not be detected using the “dm mem-leak” tool.
Probability: Low
Feature: SX_SYSTEM
Function: UNDETERMINED
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
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Defect ID: DEFECT000369317
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Layer 3 connectivity is lost and ARP error messages are displayed on the console.
Symptom: Messages such as "pp_find_arp_entry failed to create ARP entry" are seen on the console,
while connectivity to the Internet is lost.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4
Function: Data Forwarding (IPV4)
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 671567
Release:
Open defects in Release 07.2.02e
The following table lists the defect that is open in release 07.2.02e.
Defect ID: DEFECT000344548
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Unexpected Flow Control behavior when negotiation is enabled on one end and flow control is
disabled on the other.
Symptom: Flow control operational state on the interface is displayed as being enabled when it should be
disabled.
Workaround: Disable and re-enable one of the ports or disconnect and reconnect the UTP cable.
Feature: FCX Layer1 features
Function: Auto Negotiation
Probability: Low
Found in Release: FI 07.2.02
Service Request ID: 544899
Defect ID: DEFECT000371093
Technical Severity: High
Summary: sFlow may not work on member units of an FGS stack
Symptom: Although sFlow works as expected on FGS standalone units or master units of a stack, it may not
work on member units if the sFlow polling interval is not set to Zero.
Workaround: Set the ‘sflow polling-interval’ to zero in order to send the sFlow samples.
Feature: FCX Network Management
Function: sFlow
Probability: High
Found in Release: FI 07.2.02
Customer reported defects closed with code in Release R07.2.02
The following table lists the customer defects fixed in this release.
Defect ID: DEFECT000298350
Technical Severity: Low
Summary: The FCX allows configuration of optical monitoring on SFPs that do not support optical
monitoring.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer1 features
Function: Digital Optical Monitoring
Reported In
FI 07.0.01
Service Request ID: 244736F
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000301831
Technical Severity: High
Summary: When strict priority is configured on the FGS624P, QoS priority 7 traffic dropped in
preference to QoS priority 0 traffic.
Feature: FCX Quality Of Service
Function: TOS/QOS
Reported In
FI 07.1.00
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000302513
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Following OSPF area configuration change, type4 LSA may be incorrectly advertized.
Feature: SX Layer3 Control Protocols
Function: OSPFV2 - IPV4
Reported In
FI 07.1.00
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000309026
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: CLI is not taking more than one monitor command on the link-aggregate interface
configuration.
Feature: SX Traffic conditioning and Monitoring
Function: port mirroring/monitoring
Reported In
FI 07.1.00
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000309344
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: A 10G port flapped (down/up) when another port in the same module was manually
disabled or re-enabled.
Feature: SX Layer1 features
Function: Auto Negotiation
Reported In
FI 07.1.00
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000321502
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: A prompt with the incorrect VIF appears when VRRP VRID is configured.
Workaround: This is a display issue. It can be ignored safely.
Probability: High
Feature: SX Layer3 Control Protocols
Function: VRRP/VRRP-E and slow-start timerVRRP-E timer scale
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 00264000
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000321932
Technical Severity: High
Summary: SX router performed a system reset during system bringup and layer 3 protocol
convergence along with reload of neighboring router.
Probability: Low
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4 and IPV6
Function: Data Forwarding
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000321950
Technical Severity: High
Summary: A 48-port FWS or FGS can be made to continuously flood known unicast frames out of all
ports.
Symptom: A 48-port FWS or FGS can be made to continuously flood known unicast frames out of
multiple ports. Even though a MAC address appears in output of "show mac" command,
frames addressed to that MAC address are flooded out of multiple ports.
Workaround: Execute "clear mac <address>" against the specific destination MAC address of the
flooded frames.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: MAC Table/FDB Manager
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 258207
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000322572
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Setting port speed to 100-full will not take effect unless the switch is reloaded (FESXHF
Only).
Probability: High
Feature: SX Layer1 features
Function: Auto Negotiation
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 263600
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000324371
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: FCX management port does not reply to IPv6 neighbor advertisement.
Symptom: Unable to ping FCX IPv6 address after issuing the ‘clear ipv6 neighbor' CLI command.
Workaround: FCX needs to initiate the pingv6 command to other device.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4 and IPV6
Function: Data Forwarding
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 266516
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000324507
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Router cannot install a router LSA with more than 8304 bytes LSA size and generate a
checksum error resulting in the OSPF neighbor staying in LOADING state.
Probability: Medium
Feature: OSPF
Function: OSPF
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 265202
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000326611
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Executing "dm pp-interrupts counters" command with any device number causes an FESX
to reload.
Workaround: This is a diagnostic command not to be used under normal operating conditions.
Probability: High
Feature: SX_SYSTEM
Function: UNDETERMINED
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 268470
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000327840
Technical Severity: High
Summary: CPU usage is high due to the next-hop-ip running out of resources.
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4 and IPV6
Function: Data Forwarding
Reported In
FI 07.1.00
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000328563
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: After increasing the system max parameter “system-max hw-ip-route-tcam”, the error
message “There is insufficient hardware resource for binding the ACL 100 to interface v1”
may be displayed when trying to rebind an ACL.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX ACL
Function: ACL(all aspects of ACLs - IPV4)
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000328635
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: 802.1x per-user ACL cannot be installed if enable password is set and serial console CLI is
not in privileged mode.
Symptom: If enable super-user password is configured on the FWS, and also the serial console CLI is
not in privileged mode, the switch cannot install the per-user ACL that was received from
the RADIUS server in an access-accept message.
Probability: Medium
Feature: FCX ACL
Function: 802.1x userbased dynamic policies
Reported In
FI FGS 04.3.03
Service Request ID: 00268592
Release:
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Defect ID: DEFECT000328640
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: The error "Internal error! var_tree_get_one_entry_prefer_end() no entry but avail=57" is
displayed when IP address is created or removed on a virtual interface.
Symptom: Error message "Internal error! var_tree_get_one_entry_prefer_end() no entry but
avail=57" is displayed when the IP address is created or removed on a virtual interface.
Probability: Low
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4 and IPV6
Function: Virtual interface (ve) Manager
Reported In
FI 07.0.01
Service Request ID: 268797
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000331021
Technical Severity: Critical
Summary: High CPU condition may occur due to a Next Hop memory leak.
Symptom: After running out of next hop resource, CPU usage became high because the device failed
to allocate the nexthop for hardware routes entries. CPU usage still remained high ( 96%)
even when all interfaces are disabled.
Probability: Medium
Feature: SX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4 and IPV6
Function: Data Forwarding
Reported In
FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 270255
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000331527
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Default dead-interval should be 3500 msec and current dead-interval should be 3500 msec”
for default timer values.
Feature: SX Layer3 Control Protocols
Function: VRRP/VRRP-E and slow-start timerVRRP-E timer scale
Reported In
FI 07.2.02
Release:
Defect ID: DEFECT000332671
Technical Severity: Medium
Summary: Stackable FCX routes packets with the source MAC address of a physical port rather than
those with a MAC address of the VE interface.
Symptom: FCX is not sending the source MAC of the VE Interface.
Probability: High
Feature: FCX Layer 3 Forwarding - IPV4 and IPV6
Function: Host Networking stack (IPV4 and IPV6)
Reported In
FI 07.0.00
Service Request ID: 270088F
Release:
IronWare Software Release 07.2.02j for Brocade FastIron switches
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Customer reported defects closed without code in Release R07.2.02
The following table lists the customer defects fixed in this release.
Defect ID: DEFECT000333601
Technical Severity: High
Summary: Receiving one RADIUS packet with an erroneous, unparsable attribute breaks the switch's
ability to receive RADIUS packets until after the next reload.
Reason Code: Already Fixed in Release
Probability: High
Feature: FCX L2 Forwarding
Function: MAC- BASED VLAN
Reported In Release: FI FGS 04.3.03
Service Request ID: 508319
Defect ID: DEFECT000323514
Technical
Medium
Severity:
Summary: FCX displays optics alarms although the reading was normal.
Reason Code: Already Fixed in Release
Probability: High
Feature: Optics
Function: OPTICS
Reported In Release: FI 07.2.00
Service Request ID: 264237
Open defects in Release 07.2.02
The following table lists the defects that are open in this release.
Defect ID: DEFECT000319118
Technical Severity: High
Summary: EOP/SOP drop occurs when FESX receives high volume of Priority7 PIM packets.
Symptom: IP multicast traffic packet loss
Workaround: Apply an ACL to block the PIM packets
Feature: SX L2/L3 Multicast Features
Function: IGMP snooping and variants
Reported In
FI 07.1.00
Probability: Medium
Release:
IronWare Software Release 07.2.02j for Brocade FastIron switches
Release Notes v 1.0
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