Why would TCC2P cards running 8.0.0 not have enough memory? We have a dozen or so circuits on a standard ring design. The Node reporting the alarm is a repeat site only. I haven't contacted TAC but I suspect they'll suggest a swact on the reporting shelf...
This would not seem to be standard operation.
Per the Troubleshooting Guide:
Default Severity: Minor (MN), Non-Service-Affecting (NSA)
Logical Object: EQPT
The Free Memory of Card Almost Gone alarm occurs when data generated by software operations is close to exceeding the memory capacity of the TCC2/TCC2P card. The alarm clears when additional memory becomes available. If additional memory is not made available and the memory capacity of the card is exceeded, CTC ceases to function.
The alarm does not require user intervention. If the alarm does not clear, log into the Technical Support Website at http://www.cisco.com/techsupport for more information or call Cisco TAC (1 800 553-2447).
This DWDM ring has 14 NE's, add another 6 or so for transponder shelves. The routing table on the reporting shelf currently shows 23 routes but the alarm has cleared. I'll check the routing table next time the alarm appears. Thanks for the info.