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New Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)FX

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Product Bulletin, No. 3059

Cisco Systems® is pleased to announce Cisco IOS® Software for the new Cisco® Catalyst® 2960 switches. The Cisco® Catalyst® 2960 Series Intelligent Ethernet Switches are a new family of fixed-configuration standalone devices that provide desktop 10/100 Fast Ethernet and 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for entry-level enterprise, mid-market and branch office networks, enabling enhanced LAN services. The Catalyst 2960 offers integrated security, advanced quality of service (QoS), and resiliency, which deliver intelligent services for the network edge.

OVERVIEW

The Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series comprises the following switches:

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24TT-24 Ethernet 10/100 ports and 2 Fixed Ethernet 10/100/1000 Uplink ports; 1 rack unit (RU)

Cisco Catalyst 2960-48TT-48 Ethernet 10/100 ports and 2 Fixed Ethernet 10/100/1000 Uplink ports; 1 rack unit (RU)

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24TC-24 Ethernet 10/100 ports and 2 Dual-Purpose Uplink Ports; 1 rack unit (RU)

Cisco Catalyst 2960-48TC-48 Ethernet 10/100 ports and 2 Dual-Purpose Uplink Ports; 1 rack unit (RU)

Cisco Catalyst 2960G-24TC-24 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports, 4 of which are Dual-Purpose; 1 rack unit (RU)

This product bulletin describes the content and delivery information about Cisco IOS Software release 12.2(25)FX, which is the first Cisco IOS software release that provides support for the Cisco Catalyst 2960 switches. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)FX is an Early Deployment release, based on Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)SEB. The Cisco IOS 12.2(25)FX software release should not be used for any switch other than the Cisco Catalyst 2960 switches.

FEATURES IN CISCO IOS SOFTWARE RELEASE 12.2(25)FX

This release contains all the features found in the LAN Base Image feature set of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)SEB.
Products supported with this release include the following:

• Cisco Catalyst 2960-24TC

• Cisco Catalyst 2960T-24TT

• Cisco Catalyst 2960-48TC

• Cisco Catalyst 2960-48TT

• Cisco Catalyst 2960G-24TC

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Software Download-Software Available September 2005

Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Software can be downloaded at http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ cat2960.
Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series product information is available at http://www.cisco.com/go/catalyst2960.
Cisco Catalyst 2960 Release Notes can be found at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat2960/index.htm.

SUPPORT

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)FX follows the standard Cisco support policy as indicated in the following link http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.

SOFTWARE IMAGE MIGRATION GUIDE

Figure 1 displays Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)FX release functionality relative to the 12.2 releases. This diagram also identifies the recommended migration path to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)FX. Note that Release 12.2(25)FX is a special one-time "X" release with no planned maintenance releases. Thus, bugs that would have otherwise been fixed in a maintenance release will be fixed in the 12.2S train and will be available in the 12.2(25)SED release or later releases. For more information about the Cisco IOS Software release process, refer to Product Bulletin No. 537.

Figure 1. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.S Release Train

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The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R)	205389.BA_ETMG_CC_10.05Printed in the USA Text Box:  Corporate HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-4000	800 553-NETS (6387)Fax:	408 526-4100	European HeadquartersCisco Systems International BVHaarlerbergparkHaarlerbergweg 13-191101 CH AmsterdamThe Netherlandswww-europe.cisco.comTel:	31 0 20 357 1000Fax:	31 0 20 357 1100	Americas HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-7660Fax:	408 527-0883	Asia Pacific HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.168 Robinson Road#28-01 Capital TowerSingapore 068912www.cisco.comTel: +65 6317 7777Fax: +65 6317 7799Cisco Systems has more than 200 offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, ASIST, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Empowering the Internet Generation, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, StrataView Plus, TeleRouter, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R)	205389.BA_ETMG_CC_10.05Printed in the USA