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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Enterprise Services Feature Set Software Image Upgrade Promotion

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Overview

Beginning with Cisco IOS ® Software Release 12.2(33)SXF on the Cisco ® Catalyst ® 6500 Series Switches, Cisco IOS Software was offered in different reformation feature sets (see Figure 1). This allowed customers to pick and choose the appropriate feature set license based on their deployment needs. With the introduction of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(33)SXH, the Enterprise Services feature set was removed to consolidate the available feature sets.

Figure 1. Cisco IOS feature set map up to 12.2(18)SXF

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(33)SXH Migration

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(33)SXH is an Extended Maintenance release and will be supported for a period of 24 months for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches. For more details about Release 12.2SX Standard and Extended Maintenance releases, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/prod_bulletin0900aecd804f0694.html.
Beginning with Release 12.2(33)SXH, the Enterprise Services software image was no longer offered for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 supervisor engines. This was done as part of an image/feature-set consolidation program. Existing customers running the Cisco IOS Software Enterprise Services image were entitled to receive a free license upgrade to Cisco IOS Software Advanced Enterprise Services for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 until January 29, 2008. Upgrade purchases beyond the January 29, 2008 date were required to pay the regular upgrade price.

Upgrade Promotion Extension

The above mentioned promotion of a free upgrade for existing customers running a Cisco IOS Software Enterprise Services image (on SXF release) to Cisco IOS Software Advanced Enterprise Services on the SXH release and beyond is being extended. The promotion will be available to only those customers that covered under a Cisco SMARTnet ® Service contract. The promotion will expire on June 30, 2009.
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(33)SXH offers the following images for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32:
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software images:

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software IP Services

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software IP Services (modular)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software IP Services (SSH) LAN only

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software IP Services (SSH) LAN only (modular)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software IP Services (SSH)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software IP Services (SSH) (modular)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software Advanced IP Services (SSH)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software Advanced IP Services (SSH) (modular)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software Advanced Enterprise Services (SSH)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 Cisco IOS Software Advanced Enterprise Services (SSH) (modular)

Figure 2 shows the mapping of feature sets as they existed until SXF to the available ones in SXH for Supervisor 720

Figure 2. Supervisor-720 Software Image Upgrade to Release 12.2(33)SXH

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software images:

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software IP Base LAN only

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software IP Base LAN only (modular)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software IP Base (SSH) LAN only

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software IP Base (SSH) LAN only (modular)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software IP Services SSH

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software IP Services SSH (modular)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software Advanced IP Services (SSH)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software Advanced IP Services (SSH) (modular)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software Advanced Enterprise Services (SSH)

• Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Cisco IOS Software Advanced Enterprise Services (SSH) (modular)

Figure 3 shows shows the mapping of feature sets as they existed until SXF to the available ones in SXH for Supervisor 32

Figure 3. Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32 Software Image Upgrade to Release 12.2(33)SXH

Benefits

• Simplifies the total number of software feature set images available to customers.

• Provides free software license upgrade for customers running Enterprise Services to Advanced Enterprise Services (SSH) for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 32. This applies to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(33)SXH (and later 12.2SX releases).

For More Information

For more information about Cisco products, contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco channel partner.
For more information about the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/index.html.
For more information about Cisco's software transfer and relicensing policy, go to http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/csc/refurb_equipment/swpolicy.html.
For more information about grey market products, go to http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/brand-protection/policy.html.
For more information about Cisco IOS Software packaging, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps5460/index.html.