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Cisco IOS Software Releases 11.0

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA

Document ID: 18851


Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 11.0NA introduced support for the IPeXchange Internet Gateway on the Cisco 1000 series. IPeXchange Internet Gateway connects Novell NetWare users using IPX protocol to the Internet or other TCP/IP-based network services. IPeXchange allows NetWare client workstations to use TCP/IP-based applications such as Telnet, FTP, and Netscape Navigator without requiring a TCP/IP protocol stack on each workstation. Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0(6)NA is the first version in a series of IPeXchange releases and is based on Cisco IOS 11.0(6). The release provided maintenance releases up to Cisco IOS Software Release11.0(14)NA. Functionality of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA were ported to main line Cisco IOS 11.0 at 1.0(15) and later. For more information, see the following pages:

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release11.0NA with support for the Cisco 1003, 1004, and 1005 platforms.

Product Support

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA supports the Cisco 1000 series of gateway routers.

Series Software Product Number Product Catalog
Cisco 1003 Pricing Tool

Cisco 1004 Pricing Tool

Cisco 1005 Pricing Tool

Related Cisco IOS Releases

The early deployment releases based on Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0 regularly synchronize with either Cisco IOS 11.0 main line to inherit bug fixes.

Product/Feature Integration

New features are added to the maintenance releases of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA. For more information, see the following pages:

Maintenance Releases

Maintenance versions were released every seven weeks up to the end of engineering (EOE) date. Maintenance versions are fully synchronized to either Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0 release.

Interim Builds

Interim builds are not recommended and are not fully tested. Customers will only be provided with interim builds when a critical defect renders the maintenance release unusable.
7-week maintenance cycle: Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA provided maintenance releases every seven weeks.
13-week maintenance cycle: Not applicable

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA regularly synchronized with its parent release. For more information, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

Recommended Migration

If currently using Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0(x)NA, the recommended upgrade path is to Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1(x) and later. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

The migration path is the logical superseding software. The uniqueness of each network requires that customers verify support for hardware, features, and protocols prior to a massive network upgrade. For more information, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

Year 2000 (Y2K) Compliant

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA reached EOE at Cisco IOS 11.0(14)NA, but features were ported to Cisco IOS 11.0(15) and later.

Life Cycle

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA functionality is scheduled to reach EOE in July 2000 at the same time as Cisco IOS 11.0. Functionality of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.0NA is now part of more recent software.

Comments

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Updated: Feb 28, 2002 Document ID: 18851