Cisco released several field notices today regarding manufacturing defects which reduce the reliability of certain Compact Flash and ATA Flash disks.The flash disks, manufactured between May 2005 and October 2006, may fail, preventing systems that rely on IOS images stored on them from rebooting.
A ROMMON upgrade resolves the issue in lower-end routers. For affected 7200, 7300, 7500, and 12000 series routers, Cisco has made an upgrade program available to replace the defective part. Check the links below for further details.
- FN - 62573 - Routers (AS5350XM, AS5400XM, C180X, C181X, C1841, IAD2400, C2691, C2800NM, C2801, C3725, C3745, C3800, VG224) Unable to Read Compact Flash - ROMMON Upgrade Available
- FN - 62725 - 7300-NSE-100, 7304-NPE-G100, C7200-I/O, C7200-I/O-2FE/E, C7200-I/O-GE+E, CISCO7301, NPE-G2, NPE-G1, uBR7200-NPE-G1 - Unable To Read CF or PCMCIA ATA Flash Disk - Data Loss or System Boot Hang - Replace Flash Card - UMPIRE Upgrade Available
- FN - 62773 - RSP4, RSP4+, RSP8, RSP16 Unable to Read PCMCIA ATA Flash Disk - Data Loss or System Boot Hang - Replace Flash Card - UMPIRE Upgrade Available
- FN - 62783 - GSR PRP-1 and PRP-2 - Unable to Read PCMCIA ATA Flash (64M, 128M, 256M, 512M) - Data Loss or System Boot Hang - Replace PCMCIA ATA Flash- Umpire Upgrade Available
- FN - 62784 - GSR PRP-1 and PRP-2 - Unable To Read Compact Flash Disk and/or ATA Flash Disk (1 GB CF, 1GB FD) - Data Loss, System Boot Hang - Replace Flash Card - Umpire Upgrade Available