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Cisco IOS Software Rel 12.1(8a)EW on the Catalyst 4000

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin, No. 1650

Introduction

Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.1(8a)EW

Support

Product Numbers


Product Bulletin, No. 1650


Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(8a)EW on the Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine III

Introduction

This product bulletin outlines the hardware and software features supported in Cisco IOSĀ® 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)EW

The 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

Product Number
Description

WS-X4014=

Catalyst 4006 Supervisor Engine III (spare)

WS-C4006-S3

Catalyst 4006 Chassis, with Supervisor Engine III and 2 AC power supplies

WS-C4006-S3-DC

Catalyst 4006 Chassis, with Supervisor Engine III and 2 DC power supplies

WS-X4124-FX-MT

Catalyst 4000 FE Switching Module, 24- 100FX MMF (MTRJ)

WS-X4148-FX-MT

Catalyst4000 FE Switching Module, 48-100FX MMF(MTRJ)

WS-X4148-RJ

Catalyst 4000 10/100 Module, 48-ports (RJ-45)

WS-X4148-RJ21

Catalyst 4000 10/100 Module, 48-ports Telco (4xRJ-21)

WS-X4148-RJ45V

Catalyst 4000 Inline Power 10/100, 48-Ports (RJ-45)

data and phone with external power - PEM and power shelf not supported in this release

WS-X4232-GB-RJ

Catalyst 4000 32-10/100 (RJ-45), 2-GE(GBIC) Module

WS-X4232-RJ-XX

Catalyst 4000 32-10/100 (RJ-45) + Modular Uplink Slot

WS-X4424-GB-RJ45

Catalyst 4000 24-port 10/100/1000 Module (RJ45)

WS-X4306-GB

Catalyst 4000 Gigabit Ethernet Module, 6-Ports (GBIC)

WS-X4412-2GB-T

Catalyst 4000 GE Module, 12-1000T(RJ45)+2-1000X (GBIC)

WS-X4418-GB

Catalyst 4000 GE Module, Server Switching 18-Port (GBIC)

WS-X4448-GB-LX

Catalyst 4000 48-Port 1000Base-LX (SFP)

WS-X4448-GB-RJ45

Catalyst 4000 48-port 10/100/1000 Module (RJ45)

WS-U4504-FX-MT

Catalyst 4000 Uplink Daughter Card,4-port 100FX (MTRJ)

WS-G5484

1000BASE-SX Short Wavelength GBIC (Multimode only)

WS-G5486

1000BASE-LX/LH long haul GBIC (singlemode or multimode)

WS-G5487

1000Base-ZX extended reach GBIC (singlemode)

MEM-C4K-FLD64M

Catalyst 4000 Compact Flash, 64MB Option

MEM-C4K-FLD128M

Catalyst 4000 Compact Flash, 128MB Option


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:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat4000/12_18a/ol_2170.htm

Refer also to the Catalyst 4000 Series documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat4000/index.htm

Support

Cisco IOS software release 12.1(8a)EW follows the standard Cisco support policy as indicated in the following link.

Product Numbers

Table 2  Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(8a)EW Feature Sets, Images, and Software Licenses

Product Number
Description
Image

S4KL3-12108EW

Cisco IOS for the Catalyst 4000.

Basic Layer 3 Software Image

cat4000-is-mz.121-8a.EW

S4KL3E-12108EW

Cisco IOS for the Catalyst 4000.

Enhanced Layer 3 Software Image

including OSPF, IGRP and EIGRP

cat4000-is-mz.121-8a.EW

FR-IRC4

Catalyst 4000 Supervisor III

InterDomain Routing Feature

License

N/A


For additional questions regarding this release, or the Cisco IOS Software on the Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine III, please contact your Cisco Sales Representative.