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Release Notes for Cisco Signaling Link Terminal for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco Signaling Link Terminal for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Memory Recommendations

Hardware Supported

Determining the Software Version

Upgrading to a New Software Release

Features

New and Changed Information

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

New Hardware Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

New Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

Four SS7 Link Support for Cisco Signaling Link Terminal

Important Notes

Changes to output attenuation Command

MIBs

Deprecated and Replacement MIBs

Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release12.2(2)XA5

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release12.2(2)XA5

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

Open and Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3

Open and Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Feature Modules

Cisco IOS Software Documentation Set

Documentation Modules

Cisco IOS Release 12.2 Documentation Set

Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

Contacting TAC by Telephone


Release Notes for Cisco Signaling Link Terminal for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA


February 9, 2002

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5

78-12626-01 Rev. D0

These release notes for the Cisco Signaling Link Terminal support Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5. These release notes are updated as needed.

For a list of the software caveats that apply to Release 12.2(2) XA5, see the "Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA" section and Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2T. This caveats document is updated for every maintenance release and is also located on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM.

Use these release notes with the Cross-Platform Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 T located on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM.

Contents

These release notes describe the following topics:

Introduction

System Requirements

New and Changed Information

Important Notes

Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

MIBs

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Introduction

The Cisco Signaling Link Terminal (SLT) enables service providers to reliably transport SS7 protocols across an IP network. The Cisco SLT uses the Cisco IOS SS7 Signaling Link Terminal feature set, providing reliable interoperability with the Cisco Media Gateway Controller. The Cisco SLT is responsible for terminating the Message Transfer Part (MTP) 1 and MTP 2 layers of the SS7 protocol stack. Using the Cisco Reliable User Datagram Protocol (RUDP), the Cisco SLT backhauls, or transports, upper-layer SS7 protocols across an IP network to the Cisco Media Gateway Controller (Cisco VSC3000 or Cisco SC2200).

In combination with this application-specific version of the Cisco IOS software, the Cisco SLT hardware component leverages the widely deployed Cisco 2600 series multiservice access router. The Cisco 2600 series, driven by a powerful RISC processor, provides the high performance required in complex networking infrastructures.


Note When used as a Cisco Signaling Link Terminal device integrated into a Cisco Media Gateway Controller, the Cisco 2611 has SS7 functionality only; all standard Cisco 2611 software features are disabled when running the Cisco SLT image. In that case, only the Cisco Signaling Link Terminal document and the Cisco Media Gateway Controller documentation are relevant.


When used for Signaling Link Terminal applications, the modular Cisco 2611 dual-Ethernet port router can be configured with dual serial and the multiflex interface cards. The E1 multiflex interface cards offer integrated DSUs, and the T1 multiflex interface cards offer integrated CSU/DSUs. For additional flexibility, the multiflex interface cards can also be ordered with a dual-port drop-and-insert capability. All of these interface cards are Field Replaceable Units (FRUs).

The Cisco SLT supports only the SS7 MTP 2 serial protocol. Therefore, the serial interfaces cannot be configured for other protocols such as HDLC, PPP, X.25, LAPB, and Frame Relay.

The Cisco SLT functions as a component of several solutions that are currently under development. Participants in lab trials can obtain solution documentation from their Cisco representative.

For Cisco SLT documentation, see the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/sc/slt/index.htm

System Requirements

This section describes the system requirements for Release 12.2(2) XA5:

Memory Recommendations

Hardware Supported

Determining the Software Version

Upgrading to a New Software Release

Features

Memory Recommendations

Table 1 Memory Recommendations for the Cisco 2611 and Cisco 2651 with Cisco SLT 

Image Name
Software Image
Flash
Memory
Recommended
DRAM
Memory
Recommended
Runs
From

SS7 Signaling Link Termination

c2600-ipss7-mz

16 MB

48 MB

RAM


Hardware Supported

The Cisco SLT feature in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 supports the Cisco 2611 series routers and Cisco 2651 series routers. The Cisco SLT feature is not supported with any other Cisco 2600 series chassis. For more information about the Cisco 2600 series in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5, see the Release Notes for Cisco 2610 series for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA. 

Table 2 lists the supported interfaces for the Cisco SLT.

Table 2 Supported Interfaces for the Cisco SLT

Interface, Network Module, or Data Rate 1
Other Platforms Supporting These Modules
LAN Interfaces

2-port Ethernet (10BASE-T)2

Cisco 2611

4-port Ethernet (10BASE-T)3

Cisco 2651

E1/T1 Multiflex Voice/WAN Interface Cards

1-port T1 multiflex trunk interface (VWIC-1MFT-T1)

All Cisco 2600 series platforms

1-port E1 multiflex trunk interface (VWIC-1MFT-E1)

All Cisco 2600 series platforms

2-port T1 multiflex trunk interface (VWIC-2MFT-T1)

All Cisco 2600 series platforms

2-port E1 multiflex trunk interface (VWIC-2MFT-E1)

All Cisco 2600 series platforms

2-port T1 multiflex trunk interface with drop-and-insert (VWIC-2MFT-T1-DI)

All Cisco 2600 series platforms

2-port E1 multiflex trunk interface with drop-and-insert (VWIC-2MFT-E1-DI)

All Cisco 2600 series platforms

WAN Interface Cards

1-port high-speed serial (up to 2.048 Mbps)

All Cisco 2600 series platforms

2-port dual high-speed serial (up to 2.048 Mbps; asynchronous/ synchronous support)

All Cisco 2600 series platforms

1 See E1/T1 Multiflex Voice/WAN Interface Cards in this table.

2 The Cisco SLT does not support SS7/IP over both Ethernet ports.

3 The Cisco SLT does not support SS7/IP over both Ethernet ports.


Determining the Software Version

To determine the version of Cisco IOS software running on a Cisco Signaling Link Terminal, log in to the router and enter the show version EXEC command:

router> show version
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) SLT Software (c2600-ipss7-mz), Version 12.2(2) XA5, RELEASE SOFTWARE

Upgrading to a New Software Release

For general information about upgrading to a new software release, refer to Upgrading the Cisco IOS Software Release in Cisco Routers and Modems located at:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/130/upgrade_index.shtml

Features

The Cisco IOS software is packaged in feature sets consisting of software images—depending on the platform. Each feature set contains a specific set of Cisco IOS features.

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA supports the same feature sets as Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2)T, but Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA can include new features supported by the Cisco Signaling Link Terminal.


Note If you have a Cisco.com login account, you can find image and release information regarding features prior to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) T by using the Feature Navigator tool at http://www.cisco.com/go/fn.


Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA supports one new feature: Four SS7 Link Support for Cisco Signaling Link Terminal. This feature is described in the "New and Changed Information" section below and is included in all of the images listed in Table 1.


Caution Cisco IOS images with strong encryption (including, but not limited to 168-bit (3DES) data encryption feature sets) are subject to U.S. government export controls and have limited distribution. Strong encryption images to be installed outside the United States are likely to require an export license. Customer orders may be denied or subject to delay because of U.S. government regulations. When applicable, the purchaser/user must obtain local import and use authorizations for all encryption strengths. Please contact your sales representative or distributor for more information, or send an e-mail to export@cisco.com.

New and Changed Information

The following sections list the new hardware and software features supported by the Cisco Signaling Link for Release 12.2(2) XA5.

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5

There are no new hardware and software features supported in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5.

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

There are no new hardware and software features supported in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4.

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3 does not support the Cisco Signaling Link Terminal.

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2 does not support the Cisco Signaling Link Terminal.

New Hardware and Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

There are no new hardware and software features supported in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1.

New Hardware Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

There are no new hardware features supported in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA.

New Software Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

The following new software features are supported by the Cisco Signaling Link Terminal for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA:

Four SS7 Link Support for Cisco Signaling Link Terminal


Note The Cisco2651 SLT supports 4 SS7 links, but it cannot support SS7 links on NM-2W modules. The WAN interface card (WIC) contained in the NM-2W network module cannot be used to support SS7 links:There is no communication path between the network module and the processor for SS7 message packets (affecting drop and insert). This restriction affects the Cisco2651 SLT used with Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2)XA and higher.


The Four SS7 Link Support on the Cisco Signaling Link Terminal feature introduces support for up to four Cisco SS7 links on a new platform for the Cisco SLT, the Cisco 2651 Multi-Service Access Router. All existing Cisco 2611-based Cisco SLT functionality is supported on the new platform, and both Cisco SLT platforms use the same Cisco IOS software image.

The Cisco 2651-based Cisco SLT supports up to four SS7 A-links and F-links, and each SS7 link can support up to 0.4 erlangs of signaling traffic during normal operation. A pair of Cisco 2651-based Cisco SLTs running two links per Cisco SLT can support a failover situation with 0.4 erlangs of traffic. A Cisco SLT pair running four links per Cisco SLT can support a failover situation with 0.2 erlangs of traffic.

The Cisco 2611-based Cisco SLT continues to support up to two SS7 links at 0.8 erlang maximum. The 4-Link Cisco SLT software image is backward compatible with the Cisco 2611-based Cisco SLT and will not degrade current configurations of the Cisco SLT on Cisco 2611 Multi-Service Access Routers. This feature also works within the memory configuration specified in the current release of the Cisco SLT (48 Mb D-RAM core memory, 16 Mb Flash memory). The Cisco 2611-based SLT continues to support up to two SS7 links.

Refer to the following document for additional information:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122newft/122limit/122x/122xa/122xa_2/ft_4lnk.htm

Important Notes

The following information applies to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5.

Changes to output attenuation Command

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2), the range of the output attenuation command for voice ports has changed from 0-14 to -6-14.

MIBs

To obtain lists of supported MIBs by platform and Cisco IOS release, and to download MIB modules, go to the Cisco MIB website on Cisco.com at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml.

Deprecated and Replacement MIBs

Old Cisco MIBs will be replaced in a future release. Currently, OLD-CISCO-* MIBs are being converted into more scalable MIBs without affecting existing Cisco IOS products or network management system (NMS) applications. You can update from deprecated MIBs to the replacement MIBs as shown in Table 3.

Table 3 Deprecated and Replacement MIBs 

Deprecated MIB
Replacement

OLD-CISCO-APPLETALK-MIB

RFC1243-MIB

OLD-CISCO-CHASSIS-MIB

ENTITY-MIB

OLD-CISCO-CPUK-MIB

To be determined

OLD-CISCO-DECNET-MIB

To be determined

OLD-CISCO-ENV-MIB

CISCO-ENVMON-MIB

OLD-CISCO-FLASH-MIB

CISCO-FLASH-MIB

OLD-CISCO-INTERFACES-MIB

IF-MIB CISCO-QUEUE-MIB

OLD-CISCO-IP-MIB

To be determined

OLD-CISCO-MEMORY-MIB

CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB

OLD-CISCO-NOVELL-MIB

NOVELL-IPX-MIB

OLD-CISCO-SYS-MIB

(Compilation of other OLD* MIBs)

OLD-CISCO-SYSTEM-MIB

CISCO-CONFIG-COPY-MIB

OLD-CISCO-TCP-MIB

CISCO-TCP-MIB

OLD-CISCO-TS-MIB

To be determined

OLD-CISCO-VINES-MIB

CISCO-VINES-MIB

OLD-CISCO-XNS-MIB

To be determined



Note Note Cisco Management Information Base (MIB) User Quick Reference is no longer published. If you have an account with CCO, you can find the current list of MIBs supported by Cisco. To reach the Cisco Network Management Toolkit, go to CCO, press Login, and click to Software Center: Network Mgmt Products: Cisco Network Management Toolkit: Cisco MIB.


Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA

Caveats describe unexpected behavior in Cisco IOS software releases. Severity 1 caveats are the most serious caveats; severity 2 caveats are less serious. Severity 3 caveats are moderate caveats, and only select severity 3 caveats are included in the caveats document.

All caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2 and Cisco IOS Release 12.2 T are also in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA.

For information on caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2, see Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2.

For information on caveats in Cisco IOS Release 12.2 T, see Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 T, which lists severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats and is located on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM.

This section contains only open and resolved caveats for the current Cisco IOS maintenance release.

Caveat numbers and brief descriptions for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA are listed in Table 5 and Table 6. For details about a particular caveat, go to Bug Toolkit at:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl

To access this location, you must have an account on Cisco.com. If you have forgotten or lost your account information, e-mail the Contact Database Administration group at cdbadmin@cisco.com. If you do not have an account on Cisco.com, go to http://www.cisco.com/register and follow the directions to establish an account


Note If you have an account with Cisco.com, you can use Bug Navigator II to find caveats of any severity for any release. To reach Bug Navigator II, log in to Cisco.com and click Service and Support: Technical Assistance Center: Select & Download Software: Jump to a software resource: Software Bug Toolkit/Bug Watcher. Another option is to go to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.


Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release12.2(2)XA5

There are no open caveats specific to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2)XA5 that require documentation in the release notes.

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release12.2(2)XA5

All the caveats listed in Table 4 are resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2)XA5. This section describes only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

SNMP

Table 4 Resolved Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA5

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdw65903

An error can occur with management protocol processing. Please use the following URL for further information:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/bugtool/onebug.pl?bugid=CSCdw65903


Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

There are no open caveats specific to Cisco IOS Release 122(2) XA4 that require documentation in the release notes.

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4

There are no resolved caveats specific to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA4 that require documentation in the release notes.

Open and Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA3 does not support the Cisco Signaling Link Terminal.

Open and Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA2 does not support the Cisco Signaling Link Terminal.

Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

All the caveats listed in Table 5 are open in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 5 Open Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA1 

DDTS Number
Description

CSCdu44402

ISDN holding CCBs and call confirm err after interface shut/noshut

CSCdu87761

SIP: Gateway adds visual separator + to Request URI causing 404 err

CSCdu61792

Router crashing + tracebacks Process= CC-API_VCM

CSCdu84589

Call Manager / 2651 not interoperating correctly

CSCdv14134

*TS* 2600 crashes on applying map-class to frame-relay interface

CSCdu71583

Get no response to the ISDN Setup msg after a while


Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1

All the caveats listed in Table 6 are resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA1. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 6 Resolved Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA1

DDTS Number
Description

CSCdu46942

NU tone is not heard on ivr calls

CSCdt59455

vty-async virtual-template doesn't work with no peer default ip addr

CSCuk21553

Telnet client fails to perform DNS lookup of hostname

CSCdu70661

All channels except 24th channel stay busied out after configuration

CSCdu08214

Calltracker MIB returns NULL for userid when DNIS/ANI is not present

CSCdt93862

Access level issue while using Web interface

CSCdu62721

Candidate fails to bring up B-channels (not du42219)

CSCdu59975

Glare Conditions are not detected in vtsp

CSCdu57066

CONN_LOST event needs to be handled in ACC_FASTSTART_PROGRESS state

CSCdu56186

H323 GW:RSVP and Signal only call cleared by TGW after ACF received

CSCdu82224

V120 calls were mis-identified as PIAFS calls

CSCdu87080

Attach domain name to TGCP

CSCdv01493

NAS Send MLP bundle ID for non-MLP VPDN call.

CSCdu09342

ISDN network-side continuously sends RESTART after user-side reloads

CSCdu30345

DSP stopped collection digits - phone # with 0 length

CSCdu04555

Incorrect bearer capability on BRI for calls from netmeeting

CSCdu56329

SIP: Gateway issue with 606 Not Acceptable response to Forked INVITE

CSCdu86477

SIP: CANCEL without 487 renders voice ports unusable for 35 secs.

CSCdu09342

ISDN network-side continuously sends RESTART after user-side reloads

CSCdu30345

DSP stopped collection digits - phone # with 0 length


Open Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

There are no resolved caveats specific to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA that require documentation in the release notes.

Resolved Caveats—Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA

All the caveats listed in Table 7 are resolved in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA. This table lists only severity 1 and 2 caveats and select severity 3 caveats.

Table 7 Closed and Resolved Caveats for Release 12.2(2) XA

Caveat ID Number
Description

CSCdt39366

E1R2 non-compelled configuration does not work


Related Documentation

The following sections describe the documentation available for the Cisco AS2600. These documents consist of hardware and software installation guides, Cisco IOS configuration guides and command references, system error messages, feature modules, and other documents.

Documentation is available as printed manuals or electronic documents, except for feature modules, which are available online on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM.

Use these release notes with these documents:

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Feature Modules

Cisco IOS Software Documentation Set

Release-Specific Documents

The following documents are specific to Cisco IOS Release 12.2 and are located on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM:

Cross-Platform Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.2  and Cross-Platform Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 T

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.2: Release Notes: Cross-Platform Release Notes

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.2: Release Notes: Cross-Platform Release Notes

Product bulletins, field notices, and other release-specific documents on Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents

The "Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA" section

As a supplement to the caveats listed in Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 XA in these release notes, see Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 and Caveats for Cisco IOS Release 12.2 T, which contain caveats applicable to all platforms for all maintenance releases of Cisco IOS Release 12.2 and Cisco IOS Release 12.2 T.

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.2: Release Notes: Caveats

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.2: Caveats


Note If you have an account with Cisco.com, you can use Bug Navigator II to find caveats of any severity for any release. To reach Bug Navigator II, log in to Cisco.com and click Service & Support: Technical Assistance Center: Select & Download Software: Jump to a software resource: Software Bug Toolkit/Bug Watcher. Another option is to go to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.


Platform-Specific Documents

These documents are available for the Cisco AS2600 on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM:

Cisco Signaling Link Terminal

Cisco SS7 Interconnect for Voice Gateways Solution, Release 1.1

Cisco SS7 Interconnect for Access Servers Solution Release 2.2

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Access Servers and Access Routers: Cisco Media Gateway Controllers: Cisco Signaling Link Terminal

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Access Servers and Access Routers: Cisco Media Gateway Controllers: Cisco Signaling Link Terminal

Feature Modules

Feature modules describe new features that are supported in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2) XA5 and are updates to the Cisco IOS documentation set. A feature module consists of a brief overview of the feature, benefits, configuration tasks, and a command reference. As updates, the feature modules are available online only. Feature module information is incorporated into the next printing of the Cisco IOS documentation set.

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.2: New Feature Documentation

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.2: New Feature Documentation

Cisco IOS Software Documentation Set

The Cisco IOS software documentation set consists of the Cisco IOS configuration guides, Cisco IOS command references, and several other supporting documents. The Cisco IOS software documentation set is shipped with your order in electronic form on the Documentation CD-ROM—unless you specifically ordered the printed versions.

Documentation Modules

Each module in the Cisco IOS documentation set consists of one or more configuration guides and one or more corresponding command references. Chapters in a configuration guide describe protocols, configuration tasks, and Cisco IOS software functionality, and contain comprehensive configuration examples. Chapters in a command reference provide complete command syntax information. Use each configuration guide with its corresponding command reference.

The Cisco IOS software documentation set is available on Cisco.com and on the Documentation CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.2: Configuration Guides and Command References

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.2: Configuration Guides and Command References

Cisco IOS Release 12.2 Documentation Set

Table 8 lists the contents of the Cisco IOS Release 12.2 software documentation set, which is available in electronic form and in printed form if ordered.


Note You can find the most current Cisco IOS documentation on Cisco.com and the Documentation CD-ROM. These electronic documents may contain updates and modifications made after the hard-copy documents were printed.


On Cisco.com at:

Technical Documents: Cisco IOS Software: Cisco IOS Release 12.2

On the Documentation CD-ROM at:

Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.2

Table 8 Cisco IOS Release 12.2 Documentation Set 

Books
Major Topics

Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference

Cisco IOS User Interfaces
File Management
System Management

Cisco IOS Bridging and IBM Networking Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Bridging and IBM Networking Command Reference, Volume 1 of 2

Cisco IOS Bridging and IBM Networking Command Reference, Volume 2 of 2

Transparent Bridging
SRB
Token Ring Inter-Switch Link
Token Ring Route Switch Module
RSRB
DLSw+
Serial Tunnel and Block Serial Tunnel
LLC2 and SDLC
IBM Network Media Translation
SNA Frame Relay Access
NCIA Client/Server
Airline Product Set
DSPU and SNA Service Point
SNA Switching Services
Cisco Transaction Connection
Cisco Mainframe Channel Connection
CLAW and TCP/IP Offload
CSNA, CMPC, and CMPC+
TN3270 Server

Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Command Reference

Preparing for Dial Access
Modem and Dial Shelf Configuration and Management
ISDN Configuration
Signaling Configuration
Dial-on-Demand Routing Configuration
Dial Backup Configuration
Dial Related Addressing Service
Virtual Templates, Profiles, and Networks
PPP Configuration
Callback and Bandwidth Allocation Configuration
Dial Access Specialized Features
Dial Access Scenarios

Cisco IOS Interface Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Interface Command Reference

LAN Interfaces
Serial Interfaces
Logical Interfaces

Cisco IOS IP Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 1 of 3: Addressing and Services

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 2 of 3: Routing Protocols

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 3 of 3: Multicast

IP Addressing and Services
IP Routing Protocols
IP Multicast

Cisco IOS AppleTalk and Novell IPX Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS AppleTalk and Novell IPX Command Reference

AppleTalk
Novell IPX

Cisco IOS Apollo Domain, Banyan VINES, DECnet, ISO CLNS, and XNS Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Apollo Domain, Banyan VINES, DECnet, ISO CLNS, and XNS Command Reference

Apollo Domain
Banyan VINES
DECnet
ISO CLNS
XNS

Cisco IOS Voice, Video, and Fax Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Voice, Video, and Fax Command Reference

Voice over IP
Call Control Signaling
Voice over Frame Relay
Voice over ATM
Telephony Applications
Trunk Management
Fax, Video, and Modem Support
Debit Card Applications
TCL IVR Applications
Configuring Media Gateway Control Protocol and Related Protocols
Dial Plans, Dial Peers, and Digit Manipulation
SIP

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Command Reference

Packet Classification
Congestion Management
Congestion Avoidance
Policing and Shaping
Signaling
Link Efficiency Mechanisms

Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Security Command Reference

AAA Security Services
Security Server Protocols
Traffic Filtering and Firewalls
IP Security and Encryption
Passwords and Privileges
Neighbor Router Authentication
IP Security Options
Supported AV Pairs

Cisco IOS Switching Services Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Switching Services Command Reference

Cisco IOS Switching Paths
NetFlow Switching
Multiprotocol Label Switching
Multilayer Switching
Multicast Distributed Switching
Virtual LANs
LAN Emulation

Cisco IOS Wide-Area Networking Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Wide-Area Networking Command Reference

ATM
Broadband Access
Frame Relay
SMDS
X.25 and LAPB

Cisco IOS Mobile Wireless Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Mobile Wireless Command Reference

General Packet Radio Service

Cisco IOS Terminal Services Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Terminal Services Command Reference

ARA
LAT
NASI
Telnet
TN3270
XRemote
X.28 PAD
Protocol Translation

Cisco IOS Configuration Guide Master Index

Cisco IOS Command Reference Master Index

Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference

Cisco IOS Software System Error Messages

New Features in 12.2 T-Based Limited Lifetime Releases

New Features in Release 12.2 T T

Release Notes (Release note and caveat documentation for 12.2 T-based releases and various platforms)

 


Obtaining Documentation

The following sections provide sources for obtaining documentation from Cisco Systems.

World Wide Web

You can access the most current Cisco documentation on the World Wide Web at the following sites:

http://www.cisco.com

http://www-china.cisco.com

http://www-europe.cisco.com

Documentation CD-ROM

Cisco documentation and additional literature are available in a CD-ROM package, which ships with your product. The Documentation CD-ROM is updated monthly and may be more current than printed documentation. The CD-ROM package is available as a single unit or as an annual subscription.

Ordering Documentation

Cisco documentation is available in the following ways:

Registered Cisco Direct Customers can order Cisco Product documentation from the Networking Products MarketPlace:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/order/order_root.pl

Registered Cisco.com users can order the Documentation CD-ROM through the online Subscription Store:

http://www.cisco.com/go/subscription

Nonregistered Cisco.com users can order documentation through a local account representative by calling Cisco corporate headquarters (California, USA) at 408 526-7208 or, in North America, by calling 800 553-NETS(6387).

Documentation Feedback

If you are reading Cisco product documentation on the World Wide Web, you can submit technical comments electronically. Click Feedback in the toolbar and select Documentation. After you complete the form, click Submit to send it to Cisco.

You can e-mail your comments to bug-doc@cisco.com.

To submit your comments by mail, use the response card behind the front cover of your document, or write to the following address:

Attn Document Resource Connection
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134-9883

We appreciate your comments.

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco provides Cisco.com as a starting point for all technical assistance. Customers and partners can obtain documentation, troubleshooting tips, and sample configurations from online tools. For Cisco.com registered users, additional troubleshooting tools are available from the TAC website.

Cisco.com

Cisco.com is the foundation of a suite of interactive, networked services that provides immediate, open access to Cisco information and resources at anytime, from anywhere in the world. This highly integrated Internet application is a powerful, easy-to-use tool for doing business with Cisco.

Cisco.com provides a broad range of features and services to help customers and partners streamline business processes and improve productivity. Through Cisco.com, you can find information about Cisco and our networking solutions, services, and programs. In addition, you can resolve technical issues with online technical support, download and test software packages, and order Cisco learning materials and merchandise. Valuable online skill assessment, training, and certification programs are also available.

Customers and partners can self-register on Cisco.com to obtain additional personalized information and services. Registered users can order products, check on the status of an order, access technical support, and view benefits specific to their relationships with Cisco.

To access Cisco.com, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

The Cisco TAC website is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product or technology that is under warranty or covered by a maintenance contract.

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

If you have a priority level 3 (P3) or priority level 4 (P4) problem, contact TAC by going to the TAC website:

http://www.cisco.com/tac

P3 and P4 level problems are defined as follows:

P3—Your network performance is degraded. Network functionality is noticeably impaired, but most business operations continue.

P4—You need information or assistance on Cisco product capabilities, product installation, or basic product configuration.

In each of the above cases, use the Cisco TAC website to quickly find answers to your questions.

To register for Cisco.com, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/register/

If you cannot resolve your technical issue by using the TAC online resources, Cisco.com registered users can open a case online by using the TAC Case Open tool at the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/tac/caseopen

Contacting TAC by Telephone

If you have a priority level 1 (P1) or priority level 2 (P2) problem, contact TAC by telephone and immediately open a case. To obtain a directory of toll-free numbers for your country, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/687/Directory/DirTAC.shtml

P1 and P2 level problems are defined as follows:

P1—Your production network is down, causing a critical impact to business operations if service is not restored quickly. No workaround is available.

P2—Your production network is severely degraded, affecting significant aspects of your business operations. No workaround is available.