Revised December 8, 1999
Cisco 7200VXR Series Routers
Cisco 7200VXR Network Processing Engine 300
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.
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
A Cisco 7200 Series router with an NPE-300 installed will not boot with Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XE3 images.
There is no workaround.
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):
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
This defect has Cisco bug ID CSCdp45379. If you are a and you have logged in, you can view the bug details. .
12.0(5)XE3 enterprise images wont boot on NPE300
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
all c7200 images ( c7200-*-mz)
How To Upgrade Software
There are no interims built for 12.0X trains.
To obtain the next maintenance release, follow the instructions below:
Software Downloading from CCO via World Wide Web
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