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Cisco IOS Software Releases 11.1

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA

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Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 11.1IA was released to deliver functionality for DistributedDirector. DistributedDirector provides dynamic, transparent, and scalable Internet traffic load distribution between multiple topologically-dispersed servers. DistributedDirector is the only global Internet service scaling solution that uses Cisco IOS software and leverages routing table information in the network infrastructure to make "network intelligent" load distribution decisions.

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA is not a router image. It does not provide routing functionality. This release train serves only to introduce DistributedDirector functionality. Do not attempt to run this software release train on any existing router platforms.

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA is not available as a stand-alone software product. Because DistributedDirector is a dedicated platform, Cisco IOS 11.1IA is only available bundled with DistributedDirector hardware. For more information, see the following pages:

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA to scale the Internet.

Product Support

For more information, see the Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA Content and Platform Support page. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Related Cisco IOS Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA is an ED release based on Cisco IOS 11.1. It regularly synchronizes with the parent release base code bug fixes. For more information, see the Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1 page.

Product/Feature Integration

New products and features are added to maintenance releases of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA. For more information, see the following pages:

Maintenance Releases

Additional features and enhancements are continuously added to maintenance releases of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA. For more information, see the Release Notes for Cisco DistributedDirector System Software page.

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. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

7-week maintenance cycle: Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA has reached mature maintenance.
13-week maintenance cycle: Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA is now on a 13-week maintenance release model.

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points

Not applicable. For more information, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

Recommended Migration

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1(9)IA was the first IA release.

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA will merge with the Cisco IOS 12.0T release train in late 1998.

If currently using Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA, the recommended upgrade path is Cisco IOS 12.0T.

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 11.1IA is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA is not targeted for GD. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Life Cycle

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.1IA will fully merge with the Cisco IOS 12.0T release train and is expected to reach end of engineering (EOE) in June 1999 (subject to change).

Comments

For more information, see the following pages:

Support Pages:

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Updated: Mar 07, 2002 Document ID: 20252