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Release Notes for Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter (April 2000)

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Release Notes for Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter

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Release Notes for Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter

Contents

Switch Software Requirement

Catalyst 3500 and Catalyst 2900 XL Software Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Connection Online

Technical Assistance Center

Documentation Feedback


Release Notes for Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter


April 14, 2000

These release notes describe limitations, restrictions, and caveats that apply to the GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) supported by IOS Release 12.0(5)XU. See the "Related Documentation" section for the complete list of GigaStack GBIC, Catalyst 2900XL, and 3500 XL switch documentation.

Contents

These release notes contain the following topics:

"Switch Software Requirement" section

"Catalyst 3500 and Catalyst 2900 XL Software Caveats" section

"Related Documentation" section

"Obtaining Documentation" section

"Obtaining Technical Assistance" section

Switch Software Requirement

To use the GigaStack GBIC with a Catalyst 3500 XL switch or 2900 XL modular switch, all switches must be running IOS Release 12.0(5.1)XP or later. We recommend that you upgrade your switches to IOS Release 12.0(5)XU, because this release supports redundant loop configurations.

For more information about the support and function of redundant loop configurations, see the Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide. For software upgrade procedures, see the Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5)XU.

Catalyst 3500 and Catalyst 2900 XL Software Caveats

For a list of Catalyst 3500 and Catalyst 2900 software caveats, refer to the Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5)XU.

Related Documentation

The product documentation for the GigaStack GBIC, 3500 XL switches, and the 2900 XL switches is as follows:

Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide

Quick Start: Catalyst 3500 Series XL Cabling and Setup

Quick Start: Catalyst 2900 Series XL Cabling and Setup

Catalyst 3500 Series XL Hardware Installation Guide

Catalyst 2900 Series XL Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco IOS Desktop Switching Software Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Desktop Switching Command Reference

Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.0(5)XU

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