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Cisco 7200 Series Routers

Field Notice: Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE3


Revised December 8, 1999


Products Affected

Product

Description

Cisco 7200VXR Series Routers

NPE-300

Cisco 7200VXR Network Processing Engine 300

Problem Description

Cisco 7200 Series Routers with an NPE-300 installed will not boot-up when Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE3 is installed.

CSCdp45379 tracks this problem.

Background

The Cisco IOS 12.0XE release is independent from other 12.0XE maintenance releases, such as 12.0(1)XE or 12.0(2)XE. These rebuilds (XE1, XE2) offer software repairs and implement new features. We recommend Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XEy only for customers seeking the new features that were introduced in all rebuilds of the 12.0(5)XEy releases, including 12.0(5)XE, 12.0(5)XE1, 12.0(5)XE2, and 12.0(5)XE3. These features are:

  • Quality of service for Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

  • Network-based application recognition (NBAR)

  • E1 support for two-port T1/E1 high-capacity digital voice port adapter for Cisco 7200 series routers PA-VXC-2TE1

  • Two-port T1/E1 high-capacity digital voice port adapter for Cisco 7200 series routers PA-VXC-2TE1

  • Inverse multiplexing over ATM (IMA) port adapter PA-A3-8E1IMA and PA-A3-8T1IMA.

  • Distributed traffic shaping (DTS)

Cisco 12.0XE maintenance releases and rebuilds will not be maintained as a regular Cisco IOS maintenance release. To receive support for the new features and software repairs affecting 12.0(5)XEy releases, follow the 12.0(5)XE rebuild release to the next recommended release, once it is available. The Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XEy upgrade path is 12.0(5)XE4.

For more background information see:

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0XE

Problem Symptoms

A Cisco 7200 Series router with an NPE-300 installed will not boot with Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE3 images.

Workaround/Solution

Workaround

There is no workaround.

Solution

Cisco recommends not using Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE3 7200 images. Instead, use the 12.0(5)XE4 images described below.

Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE3

Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE3 7200 images were deferred to 12.0(5)XE4 on December 3, 1999. Any new orders with 12.0(5)XE3 were converted to 12.0(5)XE2. Orders will be converted to 12.0(5)XE4 as soon as it is available.

Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE2

Presently Cisco 12.0(5)XE2 images are deferred. Cisco 12.0(5)XE2 7200 images are deferred indefinitely.

12.0(5)XE3 includes the Quality of service for Virtual Private Networks (VPN) feature. Also, the following software defects are resolved in 12.0(5)XE3 (and not in 12.0(5)XE2):

CSCdk60571

CSCdm54800

CSCdm70634

CSCdm78342

CSCdm78862

CSCdm81025

CSCdm81279

CSCdm81282

CSCdm35269

CSCdm41973

CSCdm42099

CSCdm54163

CSCdm82248

CSCdm84642

CSCdm85603

CSCdm87020

CSCdm87180

CSCdm66123

CSCdm66734

CSCdm67921

CSCdm68641

CSCdm74241

CSCdm74803

CSCdm75851

CSCdm77494

CSCdm87196

CSCdm87419

CSCdm87821

CSCdm88008

CSCdm88079

CSCdm88934

CSCdm89292

CSCdm89539

CSCdm90331

CSCdm91560

CSCdm91568

CSCdm91627

CSCdm92694

CSCdm92769

CSCdm93434

CSCdm94140

CSCdm94637

CSCdm94939

CSCdp00693

CSCdp01867

CSCdp01886

CSCdp02004

CSCdp02460

CSCdp02472

CSCdp03612

CSCdp03710

CSCdp03809

CSCdp05119

CSCdp08082

CSCdp08887

CSCdp09315

CSCdp09443

CSCdp10943

CSCdp11864

CSCdp12095

CSCdp14080

CSCdp14765

CSCdp15467

CSCdp15855

CSCdp16179

CSCdp16460

CSCdp16549

CSCdp16982

CSCdp18336

CSCdp18662

CSCdp18754

CSCdp19299

CSCdp20169

CSCdp20627

CSCdp21979

CSCdp22431

CSCdp22799

CSCdp23155

CSCdp25129

CSCdp28550

CSCdp31195

CSCdp32791

CSCdp34066

Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE4

Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE4 is a rebuild of 12.0(5)XE3 that fixes CSCdp45379.

Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE4 forecast is:

  • Available on CCO - December 7, 1999

  • Available through Manufacturing - December 13, 1999

DDTS

This defect has Cisco bug ID CSCdp45379. If you are a and you have logged in, you can view the bug details. .

DDTS

Description

Severity

CSCdp45379

View CSCdp45379

12.0(5)XE3 enterprise images wont boot on NPE300

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Cisco IOS Versions Affected

The affected images will be removed from CCO and will not be shipped.

IOS Trains Affected

IOS Maintenances Affected

IOS Images Affected

12.0(5)XE3

12.0(5)XE3

all c7200 images ( c7200-*-mz)

How To Upgrade Software

Interim Solution:

There are no interims built for 12.0X trains.

Maintenance Solution:

To obtain the next maintenance release, follow the instructions below:

Software Downloading from CCO via World Wide Web

For More Information

If you require further assistance, or if you have any further questions regarding this field notice, please contact the Cisco Systems Technical Assistance Center (TAC) by one of the following methods:

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