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Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG for Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series and Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Fixed-Configuration Switches

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Overview

This product bulletin describes the primary hardware and software features supported by Cisco IOS ® XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG for the following switches and supervisor engines:

• Cisco® Catalyst® 4500 Series Supervisor Engine 7-E running Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG

• Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine 6-E, Supervisor Engine 6L-E, Supervisor Engine V-10GE, Supervisor Engine V, Supervisor Engine IV, Supervisor Engine II-Plus-10GE, Supervisor Engine II-Plus-TS, and Supervisor Engine II-Plus running Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG

• Cisco Catalyst 4900, ME 4900, 4900M and 4948E Series Switches running Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG

For detailed information about the features and hardware supported in Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG, refer to the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switch release notes and support documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.

Primary Hardware and Software Service Innovations Delivered in Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG

Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG are the base releases for new extended maintenance trains delivering leading borderless network services in campus access and aggregation deployments. The main innovations include:

• NetFlow-lite to provide NetFlow-like traffic monitoring capability on the top-of-the-rack (ToR) Cisco Catalyst 4948E and 4948E-F Switches for data centers

• Web Cache Communications Protocol Version 2 (WCCPv2) for Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine 6-E and 6L-E, and on Cisco Catalyst 4900M, 4948E, and 4948E-F Switches to redirect web traffic to a server that provides web caching

• Cisco TrustSec® features to simplify campus deployment for dot1x

• 32k mroutes support for Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine 7-E

• Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) enhancements for location support

• 802.1ag - IEEE D8.1 Standard-Compliant Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)

Table 1 highlights the primary hardware and software features in this release.

Table 1. Feature Overview for Cisco IOS XE and Cisco IOS Software Releases 3.2.0SG and 15.0(2)SG

Feature

Classic Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisors

Cisco Catalyst 4900 and ME 4900 Series

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisors 6-E and 6L-E

Cisco Catalyst 4900M, 4948E, 4948E-F Switches

Cisco Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor 7-E

 

Initial Cisco IOS Software Release

Hardware

Optics

• SFP-10G-ER

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

Application Performance

NetFlow-lite

_

IOS 15.0(2)SG

(Only supported on C4948E & C4948E-F Switches)

_

WCCPv2

Already Supported on SUPV-10GE since 12.2(31)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

_

Security Features

Cisco TrustSec

• Critical Auth for Voice and Data
• Multi-auth and VLAN assignment

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

Medianet

Location

• Propagation of Location Info over CDP
• Duplication Location Reporting Issue

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

Infrastructure Features

• Private VLAN (PVLAN) over EtherChannel
• 2-way community private VLANs

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

Metro Features

IEEE 802.1ag - IEEE D8.1 Standard Compliant CFM

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE3.2.0SG

Resilient Ethernet Protocol-no-edge-neighbor-enhancement

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE3.2.0SG

Management

CISCO-DYNAMIC-ARP-INSPECTION-MIB Enhancement

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

CISCO-UDLDP-MIB

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

CISCO-VLAN-GROUP-MIB

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

_

CISCO-ETHERLIKE-EXT-MIB

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

ETHERLIKE-MIB Enhancement

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

CISCO-PRIVATE-VLAN-MIB

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

CFMd8.1 MIB

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

CISCO-AUTH-FRAMEWORK-MIB

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS XE 3.2.0SG

REP Edge No-Neighbor

IOS 15.0(2)SG

IOS 15.0(2)SG

_

Software Features

NetFlow-lite

NetFlow-lite (Figure 1) provides traffic-monitoring capability for Layer 2 and Layer 3 traffic on data center top-of-rack switches 4948E and 4948E-F. The ability to monitor traffic allows these switches to gain visibility into server-to-server traffic as well as server-to-client traffic or vice versa. With this feature, customers will be able to determine the top talkers in the network (top applications, servers, hosts), get an accurate estimate of network-link utilization at the rack level and make informed decisions for capacity planning. NetFlow-lite complies with standards-based NetFlow v9 and IPFIX format, and it can work with existing NetFlow Collectors (Phase 1 requires converter).

Figure 1. NetFlow-lite

WCCPv2 for Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine 6-E and 6L-E and Catalyst 4900M and 4948E Series Switches

Web Content Communication Protocol (WCCP) Version 2 Layer 2 redirection enables a Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switch to transparently redirect content requests to directly connected content engines using a Layer 2/MAC address rewrite. The WCCPv2 Layer 2 redirection is accelerated in the switching hardware and thus is more efficient than Layer 3 redirection using Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE). The content engines in a cache cluster transparently store frequently accessed content and then fulfill successive requests for the same content, eliminating repetitive transmissions of identical content from the original content servers. This feature supports the transparent redirection of HTTP and non-HTTP traffic with well-known ports or dynamic services, such as web caching, HTTPS caching, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) caching, proxy caching, media caching, and streaming services. WCCPv2 Layer 2 redirection is typically deployed for transparent caching at the network edge, such as regional or branch sites. Access control list (ACL) redirection list and both incoming and outgoing traffic redirection on an interface is supported; however, WCCPv2 Layer 2 redirection cannot be enabled on the same input interface with Policy-Based Routing (PBR) or Virtual Route Forwarding (VRF)-lite. ACL-based classification for Layer 2 redirection is not supported.

Critical Auth for Voice and Data and Multi-auth and VLAN Assignment

Critical Auth for Voice and Data (Inaccessible Authentication Bypass) feature authorizes and allows access for voice and data clients when RADIUS servers become unavailable. Multi-auth and VLAN assignment allows the RADIUS server to assign VLANs to ports in multi-authentication mode.

IEEE 802.1ag - D8.1 Standard Compliant CFM

Ethernet CFM is an end-to-end, per-service-instance Ethernet layer Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) protocol. CFM includes proactive connectivity monitoring, fault verification, and fault isolation for large Ethernet metropolitan area networks (MANs) and wide area networks (WANs).
This feature is the implementation of IEEE 802.1ag Standard Compliant CFM in Cisco IOS Software.
Propagation of Location Information over CDP and Duplication Location Reporting Issue
The Propagation of Location Information over CDP feature helps to ensure that location information is transmitted from wired switches over CDP to the attached end devices. CDP allows only one wired switch to report the location information by identifying and indicating the location of neighbor ports not to report the duplicate location information of the same device.

Repackaging of Software Features

Tables 2 provides packaging changes for Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG.

Table 2. Packaging changes for Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG

Feature

Before 15.0(2)SG

With 15.0(2)SG

Before 3.2.0SG

With 3.2.0SG

HSRPv2 for IPv6

Ent. Services only

IP Base & Ent. Services

Ent. Services only

IP Base & Ent. Services

NEAT

IP Base & Ent Services only

LAN Base, IP Base & Ent Services

Feature Not Supported

Feature Not Supported

Cisco IOS Software Release Strategy for Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG

Cisco IOS Software Release 15 provides a more consistent user experience resulting from the evolution of Cisco's software development model. This new model accelerates the sharing of features and applications, improves IOS software quality and enables Borderless Network Services. There are no special memory requirements to upgrade from Release 12.2 to Release 15 on Cisco Catalysts 4500 & 4900 products and the same software update policy is applicable for Cisco Catalysts 4500E & 4500 products as below: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps4324/product_bulletin_c25-534149.html.
The Release 15.0(2)SG inherits features from Releases 12.2(54)SG and introduces new software and hardware features as described above. Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG is the last major release to support classic Catalyst switches such as Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V-10GE, Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine V, Cisco 4500 Supervisor Engine IV, Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor II-Plus-10GE, Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus-TS, Cisco 4500 Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus and Cisco Catalyst 4948, Cisco Catalyst 4948-10GE and Cisco Catalyst 4928-10GE and Cisco ME 4900 Series Ethernet Switches.
Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG and Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG are the base releases for new extended maintenance trains. Figure 2 shows the software release trains for Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG.

Figure 2. Cisco IOS Software Release Trains for Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG

Figure 3. Cisco IOS Software Release Trains for Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG

Cisco IOS Software Migration Guide for Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series

Customers requiring the latest Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series hardware and software features should migrate to Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG or Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG.
Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG are long-lived, extended maintenance releases. We will continue offering rebuilds on their respective maintenance trains.

Cisco IOS Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG Summary

Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG are the base releases for new extended maintenance trains.
This release provides new hardware support and delivers leading borderless network services.
For configuration details and information about the new features in Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG, refer to the release notes at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/release/note/OL_24726.html

Support

Support for Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG follows the standard Cisco support policy, available at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html
For more information about the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series, visit: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat4000/index.htm

Ordering Information

Tables 3, 4, and 5 provide product numbers and ordering information for Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG and Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG and supporting hardware.

Table 3. Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.2.0SG Product Numbers and Images for Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series

Product Number

Description

Image

S45U-32-1502SG

CAT4500e SUP7e Universal Image

cat4500e-universal.SPA.03.02.00.SG.150-2.SG.bin

S45UK9-32-1502SG

CAT4500e SUP7e Universal Crypto Image

cat4500e-universalk9.SPA.03.02.00.SG.150-2.SG.bin

C4500E-LIC=

Base product ID for paper-delivered software licenses

NA

C4500E-LB

LAN Base software license (paper delivery)

NA

C4500E-IPB

IP Base software license (paper delivery)

NA

C4500E-LB-IPB

LAN Base to IP BASE upgrade license (paper delivery)

NA

C4500E-LB-ES

LAN Base to Enterprise Services upgrade license (paper delivery)

NA

C4500E-IP-ES

IP Base to Enterprise Services upgrade license (paper delivery)

NA

C4500E-LIC-PAK

Base product ID for paper-delivered software licenses for spare Supervisor Engine 7-E

NA

C4500E-IP-ES-S

IP Base to Enterprise Services upgrade license for spare Supervisor Engine7-E(paper delivery)

NA

C4500E-IPB-S

IP Base software license for spare Supervisor Engine 7-E (paper delivery)

NA

L-C4500-LIC=

Base product ID for electronically delivered software licenses

NA

L-C4500E-LB-IP

LAN Base to IP Base upgrade license (electronically delivered)

NA

L-C4500E-IP-ES

IP Base to Enterprise Services upgrade license (electronically delivered)

NA

L-C4500E-LB-ES

LAN Base to Enterprise Services upgrade license (electronically delivered)

NA

Table 4. Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG Product Numbers and Images for Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series

Product Number

Description

Image

S45LB-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus-10GE (LAN Base image)

cat4500-lanbase-mz

S45LBK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus-10GE (LAN Base image with 3DES)

cat4500-lanbasek9-mz

S45IPBU-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus-10GE (IP Base Upgrade image)

Cat4500-ipbase-mz

S45IPBUK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine II-Plus-10GE (IP Base Upgrade image with 3DES)

Cat4500-ipbasek9-mz

S45IPB-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engines II-Plus, II-Plus-TS, II-Plus-10GE, IV, V, and V-10GE (IP Base image without Crypto)

Cat4500-ipbase-mz

S45IPBK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engines II-Plus, II-Plus-TS, II-Plus-10GE, IV, V, and V-10GE (IP Base image with Triple Data Encryption Standard [3DES])

Cat4500-ipbasek9-mz

S45ES-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engines IV, V, and V-10GE (Enterprise Services image with Border Gateway Protocol [BGP] support, without Crypto)

Cat4500-entservices-mz

S45ESK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engines IV, V, and V-10GE (Enterprise Services image with 3DES and BGP support)

Cat4500-entservicesk9-mz

S45EIPB-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E and Supervisor Engine 6L-E and the Catalyst 4948E (IP Base image)

Cat4500e-ipbase-mz

S45EIPBK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine 6-E and Supervisor Engine 6L-E and the Catalyst 4948E (IP Base image with 3DES)

Cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz

S45EES-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine 6-E and Supervisor Engine 6L-E and the Catalyst 4948E (Enterprise Services image)

Cat4500e-entservices-mz

S45EESK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine 6-E and Supervisor Engine 6L-E and the Catalyst 4948E (Enterprise Services image with 3DES)

Cat4500e-entservicesk9-mz

S45EESU-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Enterprise image upgrade from LAN Base for the Supervisor 6-E and Supervisor 6L-E

Cat4500e-entservices-mz

S45EESUK915002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Enterprise with 3DES upgrade from LAN Base for the supervisor 6-E and Supervisor 6L-E

Cat4500e-entservicesk9-mz

S45EESUK915002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Enterprise with 3DES upgrade from LAN Base for the supervisor 6-E and Supervisor 6L-E

Cat4500e-entservicesk9-mz

S45EIPBU-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine 6-E and Supervisor Engine 6L-E, Catalyst 4948E (IP Base Upgrade image)

Cat4500e-ipbase-mz

S45EIBUK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for the Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine 6-E and Supervisor Engine 6L-E, Catalyst 4948E (IP Base Upgrade image with SSH)

Cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz

Table 5. Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(2)SG Product Numbers and Images for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series

Product Number

Description

Image

S49IPB-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (IP Base image)

cat4500-ipbase-mz

S49IPBK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (IP Base image with 3DES)

cat4500-ipbasek9-mz

S49ES-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (Enterprise Services image with BGP support)

cat4500-entservices-mz

S49ESK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series Switches (Enterprise Services image with 3DES and BGP support)

cat4500-entservicesk9-mz

S49EES-15002SG(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4948E IOS Software (Enterprise Services image without Crypto)

cat4500e-entservices-mz

S49EESK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4948E IOS Software (Enterprise Services image with Secure Shell [SSH])

cat4500e-entservicesk9-mz

S49EIPB-15002SG(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4948E IOS Software (IP Base image without Crypto)

cat4500e-ipbase-mz

S49EIPBK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4948E IOS Software (IP Base image with SSH)

cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz

S49ELB-15002SG(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4948E IOS Software (LAN Base image without Crypto)

cat4500e-lanbase-mz

S49ELBK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco Catalyst 4948E IOS Software (LAN Base image with SSH)

cat4500e-lanbasek9-mz

S49MIPB-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switches (IP Base image)

cat4500e-ipbase-mz

S49MIPBK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switches (IP Base image with 3DES)

cat4500e-ipbasek9-mz

S49MES-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switches (Enterprise Services image with BGP support)

cat4500e-entservices-mz

S49MESK9-15002SG(=)

Cisco IOS Software for Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switches (Enterprise Services image with 3DES and BGP support)

cat4500e-entservicesk9-mz