This bulletin provides details on the process for ordering software spare images for the Cisco 1861 Series Integrated Services Router. Table 1 provides the software spare product ID numbers that can be ordered. After selecting product ID listed in Table 1, customers may choose from one of the images available on the platform. Only one image may be selected for each CD-ROM.
Table 1. New Software Spare Product IDs
Figure 1. Cisco Configuration Tool
Ordering Cisco Spare CD Software Images
• From the configuration tool, select the 186-SW-SPARECD (see Figure 1 above).
• From the options tab, select one of the images listed (see Figure 2 below).
Figure 2. Software Image Selection in the Cisco Configuration Tool
Spare software is required when a customer wants a new version of Cisco IOS Software and does not have a current maintenance agreement or when they have purchased used Cisco 1861 series products. Software licenses are not transferable from owner to owner.
Cisco IOS Software Feature Pack contents are with every release and include the latest three maintenance releases from all open mainline release trains as well the three latest maintenance releases from the current T-train (where applicable) and four of the latest special IOS releases (where applicable).
For more information about Cisco IOS Software Feature Packs, read Product Bulletin 2352 for the Cisco 1700 and Cisco 1800 series. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps221/prod_bulletin09186a00801d4713.html
In summary, the configurable CD contains one release of any specified image whereas a CD IOS Software feature pack for a feature set contains a number of releases for one particular feature set.
The Cisco IOS Software Feature Packs are ideal for channel partners that require an inventory of the latest releases to deploy immediately without waiting for individual made-to-order CDs to arrive. The configurable CDs are ideal for direct customers who order the products not configured by Cisco but who wish to configure the Cisco IOS Software image themselves at a later time.