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Product Bulletin, No. 1650
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(8a)EW on the Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine III
IntroductionThis product bulletin outlines the hardware and software features supported in Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.1(8a)EW on the Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine III. Software Release 12.1(8a)EW is the first release of IOS for the new switch engine which supports non-blocking Layer2/3/4 switching with enhanced control. Release 12.1(8a)EW is derived from the IOS 12.1E train. Release 12.1(8a)EW is only supported on the Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine III. It does not run on the Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine I or II and it does not run on any other switching or routing platforms.
Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(8a)EWThe following features will be delivered in the initial release of 12.1(8a)EW.
Table 1 Cisco IOS Release 12.1(8a)EW Hardware Support
The release 12.1(8a)EW supports software features as detailed in the release notes and configuration guide. These include IP CEF routing (48 million pps), IP static routing, IP routing protocols (OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, RIP, RIP2, BGP4), 802.1p, 802.1q and ISL, spanning tree enhancements, port aggregration (EtherChannel), CDP, security and management features (ACLs, TACACS, RADIUS, SPAN, MIBs), multicast features (PIM sparse and dense, CGMP, IGMP, SSM, MBGP, MSDP), quality of service features (classification, rewriting, policing, marking, shaping and sharing, strict priority queuing.
For more information please refer to the Release Notes for the Catalyst 4006 Switch with Supervisor Engine III, Cisco IOS software release 12.1(8a)EW:
Refer also to the Catalyst 4000 Series documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat4000/index.htm
SupportCisco IOS software release 12.1(8a)EW follows the standard Cisco support policy as indicated in the following link.
Table 2 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(8a)EW Feature Sets, Images, and Software Licenses
For additional questions regarding this release, or the Cisco IOS Software on the Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine III, please contact your Cisco Sales Representative.