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EoS/EoL Cisco IOS SW Releases 12.2(11)YZ for 7304 & 7301 Router

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END-OF-LIFE NOTICE NO. 2492

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco IOS® Software releases 12.2(11)YZ of the Cisco® 7304 and Cisco 7301 routers. The last day to order the 12.2(11)YZ releases is Dec 1, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until Dec 1, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(20)S or later on the Cisco 7304 Router, with new features and enhanced after-sale support. Information about Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(20)S support can be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122relnt/122srn.htm
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(11)YZ to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(20)S.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(3)M or 12.3(4)T or later on the Cisco 7301 Router, with new features and enhanced after-sale support. Information about Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(3) support can be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios123/123relnt/xprn123/index.htm
Customers who wish to remain on a 12.2 Train for the Cisco 7301 are encouraged to migrate to 12.2(18)S1 for new features and enhanced after-sale support. Information about Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(10)S support can be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122s/122sreln/index.htm

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2(11)YZ of the Cisco 7304 and Cisco 7301 Routers

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-life announcement date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

June 1, 2004

End-of-sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

December 1, 2004

End of software maintenance releases date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

December 1, 2005

Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

December1, 2009

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

S73A-12211YZ=

Cisco 7300 IOS Enterprise 

S73C-12211YZ=

Cisco 7300 Series IOS IP PLUS

S730A-12211YZ

Cisco 7301 Series IOS Enterprise

S730A-12211YZ=

Cisco 7301 Series IOS Enterprise

S730C-12211YZ 

Cisco 7301 Series IOS IP

S730C-12211YZ =

Cisco 7301 Series IOS IP

S730Z-12211YZ

Cisco 7301 Series IOS Service Provider

S730Z-12211YZ=

Cisco 7301 Series IOS Service Provider

S730AHK2-12211YZ

Cisco 7301 IOS Enterprise/FW/IDS/IPSEC 3DES

S730CHK2-12211YZ

Cisco 7301 IOS SP SSH 3DES

S730CK2-12211YZ

Cisco 7301 Series IOS IP PLUS IPSEC 3DES

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(11)YZ on the Cisco 7304 is Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(20)S (Table 3). Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2S or later is the recommended release for all customers interested in new features. Release 12.2S has feature parity to Release 12.2(11)YZ. For Cisco 7304 customers deploying Release 12.2(11)YZ today, all features are supported in Release 12.2(20)S or later.
The recommended replacement for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(11)YZ on the Cisco 7301 is Cisco 12.3(3)M or 12.3(4)T (Table 3). Both of these releases provide feature parity to Release 12.2(11)YZ, and these releases contain several new features.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

 

12.2(11)YZ

12.3(3)M/12.3(4)T

12.2(18)S

12.2(20)S

Release difference

This was a special release that was focused on support for Cisco 7301 and Cisco 7304 only. This release was parented from Release 12.2(11)S.

This is the recommended release for Cisco 7301. It is based on 12.2 T releases. All features supported on 12.2(11)S are also available in 12.3(3)M and 12.3(4)T releases.

This is the recommended release for Cisco 7301 for those customers wishing to remain on 12.2 Train.

The recommended software release for Cisco 7304 as well as high-end Cisco routers. It's based on 12.1E and is compatible with all features offered by Release 12.2(11)YZ.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.
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