Cisco is announcing Cisco IOS® Software for the Cisco® Catalyst® 3560-C and 2960-C Series Switches (Table 1), which are small form-factor Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switches designed for deployments outside the wiring closet. Enterprise and commercial customers can deliver advanced security services, unified communications, wireless, IP video cameras, and other applications for the office workspace, micro branch office, classroom, cruise ship, and other wiring-constrained environments.
Table 1. Cisco Catalyst 3560-C and 2960-C Series Switches
Cisco Catalyst 2960C PD PSE Switch 8 FE, 2 x 1G, LAN Base
Cisco Catalyst 2960C PD PSE Switch 8 FE PoE, 2 x 1G, LAN Base
Cisco Catalyst 2960C Switch 8 GE, 2 x Dual Purpose Uplink, LAN Base
Cisco Catalyst 3560C Switch 8 GE, 2 x Dual Purpose Uplink, IP Base
Cisco Catalyst 3560C Switch 8 GE PoE(+), 2 x Dual Purpose, IP Base
This product bulletin describes the content and delivery information concerning Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(55)EX. It should be used in conjunction with the product bulletin titled "Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(55)EX." Release 12.2(55)EX is a short-lived early deployment release parented to Release 12.2(55)SE and supporting Cisco Catalyst 3560-C and 2960-C. This release contains all new features delivered in Release 12.2(55)EX up to Release 12.2(55)SE.
The platform and features delivered with this early deployment release will be immediately incorporated into Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(55)SE and subsequent Cisco IOS Software 12.2(55)SE releases. It is important to note that there are no planned maintenance releases for this EX release. In addition, note the migration path to the latest 12.2S release. Customers should prepare to upgrade using this migration path. (See Figure 1.)
This release brings popular technologies such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) for Routed Access and Embedded Event Manager (EEM) to the IP Base image. On the Cisco Catalyst 2960-C Series, it adds support for 16 static IPv4 routes in the LAN Base image and adds support for Link Layer Discovery Protocol Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Snooping in the LAN Lite image. This release also introduces a number of enhancements, including extensions to the Cisco Smart Install technology; improvements to the Cisco EnergyWise and Auto SmartPorts technologies; and enhancements to identity-based networking, manageability, and security.