Dell 5524P Switch User Manual

Dell™ PowerConnect™ 5524/5548/5524P/5548P
PowerConnect 5524/5548/5524P/5548P
Release Notes
Date: May 2012
System Firmware Version 4.1.0.1
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
1
GLOBAL SUPPORT
1
Firmware Specifications
1
Functionality change in this phase
2
Egress Classification (ACL) ....................................................................................................................................... 2
Auto-Create VLAN..................................................................................................................................................... 2
802.1x VLAN name support ...................................................................................................................................... 2
Detecting HW failure during boot time ....................................................................................................................... 2
Disable Password-Recovery ..................................................................................................................................... 2
Issues resolved
2
Prevent creating duplicate ACEs per ACL................................................................................................................. 2
The command "boot host dhcp" needs to stay in the configuration if without autosave option. ................................. 2
Link issues between PC5548 and e6320 (Dell) laptop (EEE interoperability on Intel NIC) ...................................... 3
PC55xx Port-channel inconsistent configuration in general mode ............................................................................ 3
PC55xx - FATAL ERROR and crash when changing port mode. .............................................................................. 3
PC55xx v4.0.1.0 LAG issue using 10Gb interfaces ................................................................................................... 3
PC55xx Unable to reach Storm Control page via GUI (Japanese Internet Explorer) ................................................ 3
55xx - Cannot modify port description in GUI on active fiber-optic interface ............................................................. 3
PC55xx - show clock detail output different to user manual ...................................................................................... 4
Incorrect OID returned on SNMPGetNext 55xx ......................................................................................................... 4
PC55xx - SNMP ifType value of 6 for port-channel interfaces ................................................................................. 4
GUI shows a fan led in red which does not match the physical status of the front led .............................................. 4
PC55xx Connectivity issues with fixed port setting and stacking. ............................................................................. 4
PC55xx switch crashed on snmpgetnext 1.3.6.1.4.1.89.59.2.3.1.9.2.2 ..................................................................... 4
PC55xx - unable to set speed 1000 via web GUI on ten gigabit interfaces ............................................................... 5
PC55xxP – Power to PDs lost every once in a while................................................................................................. 5
Known Restrictions and Limitations
5
WEB GUI Page “Utilization Summary”, "Interface Utilization field" sometimes displays “-“ ....................................... 5
USB key might hang after several quick inserts and removals requiring a reboot. .................................................... 5
Cisco Phones 7960 interoperability problem ............................................................................................................. 5
Documentation updates
5
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................... 5
CLI command "show processes cpu" appears in CLI guide but is not supported on device ..................................... 5
PC55xx - Incorrect documentation in relation to RDP and ACL ................................................................................ 6
Mistake in PC55xx User Guide regarding enable HTTPS command ........................................................................ 6
55xx HDMI documentation ........................................................................................................................................ 6
55XX ip source-guard , command is not present ...................................................................................................... 6
End of Release Notes
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System Firmware Version 4.1.0.1
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PowerConnect 5500 Series Release Notes
Introduction
This document provides specific information for the Dell PowerConnect 5524/5548/5524P/5548P Switch systems,
firmware version 4.1.0.1 (which is a maintenance release).
It is recommended that this release note be thoroughly reviewed prior to installing or upgrading this product.
GLOBAL SUPPORT
For information regarding the latest available firmware, recent release revisions or if requiring additional
assistance, please visit http://support.dell.com Support Web Site.
Firmware Specifications
Firmware Version Details
Boot PROM Name
powerconnect_55xx_boot-10014.rfb
Version No.
1.0.0.14
Release Date
May, 2012
Firmware Image Name
powerconnect_55xx-4101.ros
Version No.
4.1.0.1
Release Date
May, 2012
The firmware image version should be 4.1.0.1 on the PowerConnect 5500 Series. The boot prom image should be
1.0.0.14. Refer to the PowerConnect 5500 Series User‘s Guide for instructions on loading the boot PROM software
and updating the firmware image.
Version Numbering Convention
Version number
55XX
Description
4
1
0
1




Four part version number
Denotes the build number.
Denotes an ad hoc release of the product software.
Denotes a scheduled maintenance release of the product software.
Denotes a major version number.
Supported Firmware Functionality
For more details regarding the functionalities listed, please refer to the PowerConnect 5500 Series User‘s Guide.
System Firmware Version 4.1.0.1
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Functionality change in this phase
The following functionality were added in this release
Summary
Egress Classification
(ACL)
Description
The ability to classify traffic also on the Egress port and
not only on the Ingress port.
1.
2.
Auto-Create VLAN
3.
4.
802.1x VLAN name
support
Detecting HW failure
during boot time
Disable PasswordRecovery
VLAN can be created in configuration context (no
need to enter VLAN database context)
No Error message when creating already created
VLAN
When entering Non-existing VLAN context
(interface VLAN [vlan_id])
When adding an interface to a non-existing VLAN
using the command “switchport access vlan”
Radius server can send the VLAN name instead of
VLAN ID
During the software initialization process, all the PHYs
are scanned. In case the PHY read is failed (HW error),
the system generates a critical messages to the
terminal with following information: “Fatal Error:
Communication with port id /PHY has failed”, and
performs a self-reboot
When password recovery is disabled, and the
administrator is using the password recovery option
from the boot menu, the startup configuration will be
deleted.
Issues resolved
The following issues have been resolved in current firmware release
Description
User Impact
Prevent creating duplicate ACEs per ACL
The command "boot host dhcp" needs to
stay in the configuration if without
autosave option.
System Firmware Version 4.1.0.1
Every time the users applies
the profile-global macro with
the "macro global apply
profile-global" command, a
new duplicate entry is added
to each of the ACLs
The "boot host dhcp"
command which initiates the
auto configuration feature
should not be removed from
the running-config or startupconfig (which terminates
auto configuration retries)
unless the customer has
selected the auto-save
option which indicates that
he wants the new config
saved and therefore does
not want to retry the
configuration download
Resolution
Delete redundant ACL
Auto Update Phase 2
implementation
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When EEE is disabled – Switch does
not advertise EEE capability.
When EEE is enabled – user can
determine if to work in AutoNegotiation slave mode to overcome
the problem
Link issues between PC5548 and e6320
(Dell) laptop (EEE interoperability on Intel
NIC)
Link cannot be established
PC55xx Port-channel inconsistent
configuration in general mode
1. Whenever port is in
general mode and bind to
VLAN, an error message is
present when trying to
remove the port from the
VLAN
2. When creating a range of
VLANs, specific VLAN 3664
can not be created.
Whenever trying to create
this specific VLAN 3664 after
the failure, it still cannot be
created.
PC55xx - FATAL ERROR and crash when
changing port mode.
When changing the port
mode to access or general,
the switch crashed
Fixed the problem
PC55xx v4.0.1.0 LAG issue using 10Gb
interfaces
When using the XG ports
with SFP of 1G, can join
both ports as uplink LAG
Po1.
- If reloading the device, XG
port 1/0/2 cannot come up.
- If replacing one of the 1G
SFP with 10G SFP +, the
device will allow such an
illegal behavior
Port-Channel speed is based on the
physical ports speed that are
members of the Port-Channel
PC55xx Unable to reach Storm Control
page via GUI (Japanese Internet Explorer)
When IE is in Japanese –
Strom Control page is
missing
Fixed the problem and verified that
other web pages doesn’t suffer from
the same problem
55xx - Cannot modify port description in
GUI on active fiber-optic interface
Cannot modify port
description in GUI on active
fiber-optic interface
Fixed the problem
System Firmware Version 4.1.0.1
1. Removed the error message
2. All VLANs in any range or
combination is being created.
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PC55xx - show clock detail output
different to user manual
Show clock in the device
showed Summer time range
in dates instead of words
Fixed the code to match the User
Guide
Incorrect OID returned on SNMPGetNext
55xx
When using the SNMP
GetNext on
1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.1.1.9999
the incorrect OID is returned
Fixed the problem
PC55xx - SNMP ifType value of 6 for portchannel interfaces
ifType for Post-Channels is
the same as for regular
interfaces
Updated the MIB information to
comply newer iANAifType definition
GUI shows a fan led in red which does not
match the physical status of the front led
PC55xx Connectivity issues with fixed
port setting and stacking.
PC55xx switch crashed on snmpgetnext
1.3.6.1.4.1.89.59.2.3.1.9.2.2
System Firmware Version 4.1.0.1
Once the switch temperature
goes below 40 degrees, the
GUI shows a fan led in red
which does not match the
physical status of the front
led
Use 2 PC55xx switches as
stack and with fixed port
setting 100 Full. for example
1/0/1 and 2/0/1
After remove/power of the
master unit, the fixed port
(gi2/0/1) did not do a linkup,
but the LED is on.
Device crashed when using
snmpgetnext of
1.3.6.1.4.1.89.59.2.3.1.9.2.2
GUI now shows the right status of
the LED
Fixed the problem
Fixed the problem
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PC55xx - unable to set speed 1000 via
web GUI on ten gigabit interfaces
PC55xxP – Power to PDs lost every once
in a while
User cannot set TE port
speed to 100 via EWS. This
can be done only VIA CLI
every once in a while port
flapping would occur, in
some cases when a large
number of POE edge
equipment is connected to
device, and in addition there
are some non-POE
equipment connected as
well
WEB GUI fixed
Fixed the problem
Known Restrictions and Limitations
Summary
WEB GUI Page
“Utilization Summary”,
"Interface Utilization
field" sometimes
displays “-“
USB key might hang
after several quick
inserts and removals
requiring a reboot.
Cisco Phones 7960
interoperability problem
User Impact
When sending wire-speed traffic, and the
refresh rate is longer than 15 seconds, the
WEB GUI displays “-“ instead of a real value.
After the USB key is inserted and removed
several times very quickly (within a second)
along with the "dir usb:" command, the key
stops responding. The USB key becomes
operational after reboot.
Some of Cisco 7960 IP Phones create a short
on Ethernet wires when connected to PC55xx
POE ports. Connecting such phone to PC55xx
might cause a leakage of power to other POE
devices connected on the same switch. This
may cause POE issues on neighboring ports.
Workaround
When sending wire-speed traffic,
use refresh rate of 15 seconds.
Wait a few seconds between
insertion and removal of the USB
key
Use a two pair Ethernet cable (e.g.
Cat3) while working with Cisco
7960 IP Phones
Documentation updates
Introduction
This document lists the changes from the PowerConnect 5524/5548/5524P/5548P Systems User’s Guide. The
modifications are due to instances discovered in various user environments.
Summary
CLI command "show
processes cpu" appears
in CLI guide but is not
supported on device
System Firmware Version 4.1.0.1
Description
Command "show processes cpu" which appears in CLI
guide is not supported on device. Need to remove
command from CLI guide (and other docs if they exist)
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Relevant Documents
User Guide
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PC55xx - Incorrect
documentation in
relation to RDP and ACL
In User Guide for PC55xx there is a list of protocols that
can be used during ACL configuration.
On that list RDP is described as:
RDP — Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Enables a
clients to communicate with the Terminal Server over
the network
If you are in switch CLI and under IP ACL configuration
this is what is listed for RDP:
RDP - Reliable Data Protocol
User Guide
Therefore, in UG: should change from Remote Desktop
Protocol
To : Reliable Data Protocol (27)
Mistake in PC55xx User
Guide regarding enable
HTTPS command
55xx HDMI
documentation
55XX ip source-guard ,
command is not present
User Guide provides command "ip https server" as
example for HTTPS enabling. Command should be "ip
http secure-sever".
See page 75 of UG
Dell request to update recommended HDMI cable
version to 1.4 (it is currently 1.3a)
This is due to Dell getting a lot of reports from the field
when using cable 1.3A - and problems were resolved
when using cable 1.4
IP source guard (interface level) command appears in
PC55xx CLI guide - although it is not supported on
device - need to remove command from CLI Guide
User Guide
User Guide
CLI Guide
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