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When upgrading to the Feature Pack 10.0 or 15.0 releases, do not use release 10.0.33 or 15.0.1.

If you have those releases, you should immediately replace them with 10.0.34 or 15.0.3 (or higher). The 10.0.33 and 15.0.1 release load a version of the software for the 0110-0009 T1AX cards that because of the single memory nature of that card, cannot be removed by any current release available. If you have upgraded to 10.0.33 or 15.0.1 and had 0110-0009 T1AX cards in your network at the time, there is no current way to repair them. We are working hard with Tellabs to find a solution to this issue.

As a side note, if at all possible I would strongly recommend beginning to replace all single memory cards like the 0110-0009 T1AX with their dual memory counterparts. Dual memory cards allow for easier reverting, easier and less downtime when upgrading, and always have an “out” if a bad load of software gets put on them for any reason.


Can I go from Feature Pack 10.0.28 directly to Feature Pack 15.0.3?

The short answer is yes you can. 

I would recommend that on the way to Feature Pack 15 you go to Feature Pack 10.0.34 first.  The 10.0.34 release was designed to be a bridge between the old and new style Tellabs cards.  10.0.34 will work with all the old cards and even work with the new bonded ADSL cards in purely ADSL 2+ mode.  This makes 10.0.34 a great revert revision.  Also the database for 10.0.34 and 15.0.3 are very much the same making the transition quicker and less likely to have errors.

You can go from 10.0.28 directly to 15.0.3, but I think going to 10.0.34 before going to 15.0.3 is a smarter way to go.


How can I relieve a “high cap” issue?

Going from AoT (ATM over TDM) to native ATM will greatly relieve any high cap issues you are having.  With AoT voice and data are transmitted in the same channel and with native ATM voice and data travel on different channels relieving your “high cap” issue.


How can I tell if I have a narrow band shelf?

The sure fire way to tell what kind of shelf you have is to look at the shelf.  In the area where you plug your cards into, if you see a single row of receptacles for the cards, you have a narrow band shelf, if you see two rows, one above the other separated by a short space; you have a broad band shelf.

Sometimes getting out in the field to look at a shelf can be difficult.  You can also tell by looking at the list equipment command from your AUP program, but there are difficulties.  You can access the List Equipment function by typing 1 from the Main Menu to get to the System Provisioning then type 1 to List Equipment.  If they shelf does not report an Equipment or Assembly it is a narrow band shelf.  If it does report an Equipment or Assembly this does not guarantee that it is a broad band shelf.  Certain part numbers switched from narrow band to broad band based upon the revision.

PART #  NARROW VS BROAD BAND

0210-0001 Rev. 5B is the first BB CBA under this part #.  All prior revisions were narrowband.
0210-0004 Rev. 5C is the first BB CBA under this part #.  All prior revisions were narrowband.
0210-0033 Rev. 3C is the first BB CBA under this part #.  All prior revisions were narrowband.
0210-0036 Rev. 3C is the first BB CBA under this part #.  All prior revisions were narrowband.
0210-0034 Rev. 3B is the first BB CBA under this part #.  All prior revisions were narrowband.
0210-0068 All revisions are narrow band.
0210-0067 All revisions are narrow band.
0210-0070 All revisions are narrow band.
0210-0069 All revisions are narrow band.
0210-0021 All revisions are narrow band.

A visual inspection is always the best way to know for certain, but using the List Equipment feature can help determine in a pinch.


Chain (Drop and Continue) Transport Guidelines in FP 15.0.3

With the release of Feature Pack 15, some important guidelines in the transport of the common Chain/Drop and Insert/Drop and continue style networks have come to light. Depending on if you are using a pure Ethernet, pure ATM, or mixed Ethernet/ATM network there are specific shelf modes and card slot assignments for both the uplink and the transport cards in this type of network arrangement. Listed below are the various rules that must be followed using Feature Pack 15 in a Chain style network depending on the nature of you network.

All Ethernet
– LET is in Enhanced mode and GbE uplink is in slots 12&13
– LET GbE transport are in same “quadrant”
– RST1 is in Enhanced mode
– RST1 Link 1 GbE transport is in slots 12&13, Link 2 transport are
   in same “quadrant”
– RST2 is in Enhanced mode and link 2 is in slots 12&13 All ATM
– LET is in Generic mode and OCx uplink is in slots 12&13
– RST1 is in Generic mode
– RST1 Link 1 OC3c transport are in any slots, Link 2
– RST1 Link 1 OC12c transport are not in slots 12&13
– RST2 is in Generic mode
– RST2 Link 2, OC3c can be in any slot, OC12c cannot be
   in slots 12&13

Mix Ethernet and ATM

– LET is in Enhanced mode and GbE uplink is in slots 12&13
– RST1 is in Generic mode
– RST1 Link 1 OCx transport is in slots 12&13
– RST2 is in Generic mode RST2 Link 2, OC3c can be in any slot, OC12c cannot be in slots 12

 

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