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Finding Feature Documentation
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Finding Feature Documentation

Table Of Contents

Finding Feature Documentation

Using Cisco.com Feature Resources

Voice Configuration Resources

Security Configuration Resources

Dial Configuration Resources

Finding Documentation for a Specific Feature by Using Cisco Feature Navigator

Finding Documentation for All Supported Features on Your Router by Using Cisco Feature Navigator

Finding Feature Documentation by Browsing Feature Modules by Cisco IOS Release

Finding Feature Documentation by Browsing Cisco IOS Release Notes


Finding Feature Documentation



Note We recommend that you use the Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) to configure your router. To access SDM, see the quick start guide that you received with your router.


You can access Cisco IOS feature documentation in the following ways:

Using Cisco.com Feature Resources

Finding Documentation for a Specific Feature by Using Cisco Feature Navigator

Finding Documentation for All Supported Features on Your Router by Using Cisco Feature Navigator

Finding Feature Documentation by Browsing Feature Modules by Cisco IOS Release

Finding Feature Documentation by Browsing Cisco IOS Release Notes

For a list of key supported features, see the data sheet and other product literature for your router. Additional IOS-related technical documentation can be found at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html

Using Cisco.com Feature Resources

Following are links to resources available on Cisco.com for voice, security, and dial configuration.

Voice Configuration Resources

The Cisco IOS Voice Configuration Library is available at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_3/vvf_c/cisco_ios_voice_configuration_library_glossary/vcl.htm

Security Configuration Resources

The Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide is available at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_3/featlist/sec_vcg.html

Dial Configuration Resources

The Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Configuration Guide is available at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_3/featlist/dial_vcg.html

Finding Documentation for a Specific Feature by Using Cisco Feature Navigator

Cisco Feature Navigator is the best tool for finding feature documentation.


Note Cisco Feature Navigator does not support all platforms and software releases, such as some older releases and some limited-lifetime releases.



Step 1 Go to Cisco Feature Navigator at http://www.cisco.com/go/fn.

You must have an account on Cisco.com. If you do not have an account or have forgotten your username or password, click Cancel at the login dialog box, and follow the instructions that appear.

Step 2 Click Search by Feature.

Step 3 Enter the feature name, and click Search.

The search results appear in the Features Available box. You may have to scroll down to see the Features Available box.

If the Features Available box displays "None Available," then try searching for a variation of the feature name. You may have to scroll up to see the search field.

If the Features Available box displays your feature, proceed to Step 4.

Step 4 Click the feature name in the Features Available box.

Step 5 Click Show Description(s), which is just below the Features Available box.

Cisco Feature Navigator displays a short description of the feature and, when the feature is complex or involves user configuration, provides a "For More Information" link.

Step 6 Click For More Information, if it is available.

Cisco Feature Navigator displays the feature documentation, usually in the form of a feature module, which includes information on configuring, verifying, and troubleshooting the feature.


Finding Documentation for All Supported Features on Your Router by Using Cisco Feature Navigator

Cisco Feature Navigator is the best tool for finding documentation for all the features on your router.


Note Cisco Feature Navigator does not support all platforms and software releases, such as some older releases and some limited-lifetime releases.



Step 1 Go to Cisco Feature Navigator at http://www.cisco.com/go/fn.

You must have an account on Cisco.com. If you do not have an account or have forgotten your username or password, click Cancel at the login dialog box, and follow the instructions that appear.

Step 2 Click Search by Release/Image Name/Product Code/Platform.

Step 3 In the drop-down menu next to "Platform," choose your router.

Step 4 Click Continue.

Cisco Feature Navigator displays a list of features that are supported on your router. Do one of the following, as appropriate:

To access documentation for a specific feature on this list, proceed to Step 5.

To display a list of features that are supported in a specific Cisco IOS release, use the "Major Release" or "Release" pull-down menu to select the Cisco IOS release.

Cisco Feature Navigator displays a list of features that are supported by the selected Cisco IOS release on your router.

To access documentation for a specific feature on this list, proceed to Step 5.

To display a list of features that are supported in a specific feature set, use the "Feature Set" pull-down menu to select the feature set.

Cisco Feature Navigator displays a list of features that are supported on the selected feature set and Cisco IOS release on your router.

Step 5 Click the feature name.

Cisco Feature Navigator displays a short description of the feature and, when the feature involves user configuration, provides a "For More Information" link.

Step 6 Click For More Information, if it is available.

Cisco Feature Navigator displays the feature documentation, usually in the form of a feature module, which includes information on configuring, verifying, and troubleshooting the feature.


Finding Feature Documentation by Browsing Feature Modules by Cisco IOS Release

If you know the specific feature name and the Cisco IOS release in which the feature was introduced, you can browse the Cisco IOS feature modules by Cisco IOS release to find feature documentation.


Note Feature modules are not created for all features, such as uncomplicated features that do not involve any user configuration. To access all feature descriptions and configuration information, go to Cisco Feature Navigator, or read the Cisco IOS release notes in addition to browsing the Cisco IOS feature modules.



Step 1 Go to http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/index.htm.

Step 2 Select the appropriate release.

Step 3 Click New Feature Documentation.

Step 4 Navigate to your Cisco IOS software release.

Step 5 Select the feature module.


Finding Feature Documentation by Browsing Cisco IOS Release Notes

If you know the specific Cisco IOS release in which the feature was introduced, you can browse the Cisco IOS release notes to find feature descriptions.


Note Cisco IOS release notes typically include descriptions only of uncomplicated features that were introduced in the software release, but that do not involve any user configuration. To access all feature descriptions and configuration information, go to Cisco Feature Navigator, or read the Cisco IOS release notes in addition to browsing the Cisco IOS feature modules.



Step 1 Go to http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/index.htm.

Step 2 Select the appropriate release.

Step 3 Click Release Notes.

Step 4 Select your platform.

Step 5 Select the release notes for your Cisco IOS software release.

Step 6 Navigate to the "New and Changed Information" section. If you selected a "T" release, the section might be called "New Features and Important Notes."