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Cisco Catalyst 2900 XL Series Switches

Field Notice: Catalyst 2900XL ATM Module Cisco IOS Release Numbering Changes


Updated June 18, 2001

June 15, 2001


Products Affected

Product

Comments

WS-X2951-XL

ATM 155 UTP Module (ATM-OC-3 UTP)

WS-X2961-XL

ATM 155 MM Fiber Module (ATM-OC-3 multi-mode fiber)

WS-X2971-XL

ATM 155 SM-MR Fiber Module (ATM-OC-3 single-mode, medium-reach)

WS-X2972-XL

ATM 155 SM-LR Fiber Module (ATM-OC-3 single-mode, long-reach)

IOS 12.1T

Only 2900XL ATM images

IOS 12.2

Only 2900XL ATM images

IOS 12.2T

Only 2900XL ATM images

Problem Description

The last supported Cisco IOS® Software release for the Catalyst 2900XL ATM is 12.1 main line. No later 2900XL ATM platform IOS releases will be made available. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1 main line will be maintained until further notice.

The 2900XL ATM platform feature has three different descriptions.

Background

All ongoing maintenance for the Cisco 2900XL ATM modules will be released to Cisco IOS software 12.1 main line releases, which will be the last release supported by these modules. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1 for the 2900XL ATM modules will receive software fixes, but no new features.

Problem Symptoms

The IOS images for the 2900XL ATM platform will be removed from CCO and customers will not be able to order them. The following table shows the deferred IOS images for the 2900XL ATM platform.

Cisco IOS Major Release

Cisco IOS Maintenance Release

Images

12.1T

12.1(1)T through 12.1(5)T

c29atm-m-mx

12.2

12.2(1) through 12.2(X)

c29atm-m-mx

12.2T

12.2(2)T through 12.2(X)T

c29atm-m-mx

The 2900XL ATM modules IOS feature description will change. The Select Software Feature located at the Cisco IOS Upgrade Planner (registered customers only) will display the feature description.

Previous descriptions were as follows:

  • OC-3 ATM Uplink Module

  • OC-3 ATM Uplink Module for Catalyst 2900 XL

  • XL ATM LANE Module

The new description is as follows:

  • OC-3 ATM Uplink Module for Catalyst 2900 XL

Workaround/Solution

To avoid the risk of the deferred images described above, you may replace your image with the latest 12.1 image for the 2900XL ATM modules. If you do so, the same licenses, terms and conditions that governed your rights and obligations, and those of Cisco, with respect to the deferred image shall govern them with respect to the replacement image. If, on the other hand, you decide not to replace the deferred image, you proceed at your own risk.

For all 12.1 releases, 2900XL ATM platform minimum memory requirements are 4 MB Flash and 8 MB RAM.

The following table shows the recommended IOS releases for the 2900XL ATM platform.

Cisco IOS Major Release

Cisco IOS Maintenance Release

Cisco IOS Images

Availability

12.1

12.1(8) or later 12.1(X) release

c29atm-m-mx

CCO - April 23, 2001

The 2900XL ATM platform feature description has been consolidated into one that supports the c29atm-mx images: OC-3 ATM Uplink Module for Catalyst 2900 XL.

How To Upgrade Software

To obtain the next maintenance releases, go to the Software Downloading Process (registered customers only) and click 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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