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Release Notes for the Catalyst 2950, 2950LRE, and 2955 Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1a

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Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3550, 2970, 2955, 2950, and 2950 LRE Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1a

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3550,
2970, 2955, 2950, and 2950 LRE Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1a

Contents

Resolved Caveat Common to All Switches Supporting this Release

Resolved Caveats Specific to the Catalyst 3750 and 2970 Switches for this Release

Resolved Caveats Specific to the Catalyst 3750 Switches for this Release

Which Software Files to Download from Cisco.com

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

Cisco TAC Website

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3550,
2970, 2955, 2950, and 2950 LRE Switches, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1a


September 8, 2002

Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1a runs on these switches:

Catalyst 3750

Catalyst 3550

Catalyst 2970

Catalyst 2955

Catalyst 2950

Catalyst 2950 LRE


Note Use these release notes with the information in the Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1 release notes for these specific switch platforms.



Note Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1a is compatible with Catalyst 3750 switch stacks containing stack members running Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1. We recommend upgrading the entire switch stack to Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1a if at least one stack member is running this release.


These release notes include important information about this release and any caveats that apply to it. See the "Related Documentation" section for links to the switch documentation on Cisco.com.

Contents

This document has the following sections:

Resolved Caveat Common to All Switches Supporting this Release

Resolved Caveats Specific to the Catalyst 3750 and 2970 Switches for this Release

Resolved Caveats Specific to the Catalyst 3750 Switches for this Release

Which Software Files to Download from Cisco.com

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Resolved Caveat Common to All Switches Supporting this Release

CSCeb81446

The switches can now authenticate 802.1X clients running the Open 1x supplicant on Linux or the Meetinghouse supplicant on the MacOS.

Resolved Caveats Specific to the Catalyst 3750 and 2970 Switches for this Release

CSCeb73685

Jumbo frames, when enabled by using the system mtu jumbo size global configuration command, no longer halt the switch CPU.

CSCeb77723

The switch no longer drops small IP packets (less than 46 bytes in size, including the IP header and payload) that are routed through Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF).

Resolved Caveats Specific to the Catalyst 3750 Switches for this Release

CSCeb77693

Virtual Terminal Protocol (VTP) pruning works properly even when the switch stack is the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) root.

CSCec06476

After the switch stack reloads, VLAN access control list (ACL) configurations are retained on the correct VLANs.

Which Software Files to Download from Cisco.com

New software releases are posted on Cisco.com and are also available through authorized resellers. These tables list the software filenames for this software release:

Table 1 (Catalyst 3750)

Table 2 (Catalyst 3550)

Table 3 (Catalyst 2970)

Table 4 (Catalyst 2955)

Table 5 (Catalyst 2950)

Table 6 (Catalyst 2950 LRE)


Note We recommend that you download the combined .tar file that contains the image file and the HTML files. For instructions on how to upgrade your switch, refer to the Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14)EA1 release notes for your switch platform.



Caution The Catalyst 3550, 2955, 2950, and 2950LRE crypto images include a bootloader upgrade. The bootloader can take up to 30 seconds to upgrade. Do not power cycle the switch while you are copying this image to the switch. If a power failure occurs when you are copying this image to the switch, call Cisco Systems immediately.

    

Table 1 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 3750 Switches 

Filename
Description

c3750-i9-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 3750 SMI image file

c3750-i9-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 3750 SMI image file and CMS files

c3750-i5-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 3750 EMI image file

c3750-i5-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 3750 EMI image file and CMS files

c3750-i9k2-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 3750 SMI crypto image file

c3750-i9k2-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 3750 SMI crypto image file and CMS files

c3750-i5k2-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 3750 EMI crypto image file

c3750-i5k2-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 3750 EMI crypto image file and CMS files


       

Table 2 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 3550 Switches 

Filename
Description

c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 3550 SMI image file

c3550-i9q3l2-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 3550 SMI image file and CMS files

c3550-i5q3l2-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 3550 EMI image file

c3550-i5q3l2-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 3550 EMI image file and CMS files

c3550-i9k2l2q3-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 3550 SMI crypto image file

c3550-i9k2l2q3-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 3550 SMI crypto image file and CMS files

c3550-i5k2l2q3-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 3550 EMI crypto image file

c3550-i5k2l2q3-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 3550 EMI crypto image file and CMS files


      

Table 3 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 2970 Switches 

Filename
Description

c2970-i612-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 2970 image file

c2970-i612-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 2970 image file and CMS files

c2970-i6k212-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 2970 crypto image file

c2970-i6k212-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 2970 crypto image file and CMS files


Table 4 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 2955 Switches 

Filename
Description

c2955-i6q4l2-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 2955 SI and EI image files

c2955-i6q4l2-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 2955 SI and EI image files and CMS files

c2955-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 2955 SI and EI crypto image files

c2955-i6k2l2q4-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 2955 SI and EI crypto image files and CMS files


Table 5 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 2950 Switches 

Filename
Description

c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 2950 SI and EI image files

c2950-i6q4l2-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 2950 SI and EI image files and CMS files

c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 2950 SI and EI crypto image files

c2950-i6k2l2q4-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 2950 SI and EI crypto image files and CMS files


Table 6 Cisco IOS Software Image Files for Catalyst 2950 LRE Switches 

Filename
Description

c2950lre-i6l2q4-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 2950 LRE image file

c2950lre-i6l2q4-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 2950 LRE image file and CMS files

c2950lre-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-14.EA1a.bin

Catalyst 2950 LRE crypto image file

c2950lre-i6k2l2q4-tar.121-14.EA1a.tar

Catalyst 2950 LRE crypto image file and CMS files


Related Documentation

These documents provide complete information about the switches and are available at Cisco.com:

For Catalyst 3750: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat3750/index.htm

For Catalyst 3550: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/c3550/index.htm

For Catalyst 2970: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat2970/index.htm

For Catalyst 2955, 2950, and 2950 LRE: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat2950/index.htm

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