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Cisco IOS Software Releases 11.2

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS

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Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 11.2GS is an early deployment (ED) release delivering support for Cisco 12000 Gigabit Switch Routers (GSRs). Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS has been customized to address the unique environment and requirements of Large Enterprise and Internet Service Provider (ISP) customers. For more information, see the following pages:

Target Market

Major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are the target market for Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS.

Product Support

Series Software Product Number Image Name/Feature Sets Available
Cisco 12000 Series (including the Cisco 12008 and 12012) [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Service provider (gsr-p-mz)
Boot Image (gsr-boot-mz)

Related Cisco IOS Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS is based on the Cisco IOS 11.2 major release and is directly parented from Cisco IOS 11.2P.

There may be a one-to-one correspondence of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS maintenance releases and maintenance releases for Cisco IOS 11.2 or Cisco IOS 11.2P.

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS maintenance releases are created on an as-needed basis, rather than on the regular seven week cycle for Cisco IOS 11.2 and Cisco IOS 11.2P.

Only the most recent maintenance release of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS is available through manufacturing. All maintenance releases are available electronically through Cisco Connection Online (CCO).

For more information, see the Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS Product Bulletin.

Product/Feature Integration

For more information, see the following pages:

Maintenance Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS is based on the Cisco IOS 11.2 major release and is parented directly from the Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2P ED release.

Maintenance from Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2P is also synchronized to Cisco IOS 11.2GS; however, synchronizations are not done for every maintenance release of Cisco IOS 11.2P. Maintenance is synchronized to Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS from Cisco IOS 11.2P only when necessary to satisfy the unique requirements of the Cisco 12000 series routers. The maintenance performed on Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2 and Cisco IOS 11.2P is constantly evaluated to assess applicability to the Cisco 12000 series routers.

As with other ED releases, the maintenance releases are clearly identified by the level of maintenance that has been performed on the underlying release. For example, Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(9)GS includes all maintenance that has been performed on Cisco IOS 11.2(9) and Cisco IOS 11.2(9)P. It may also include additional maintenance or new functionality specific to Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS. For more information, see the Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS Product Bulletin.

Interim Builds

No interims are available through the release process selected. For more information, see the Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS Product Bulletin.

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS provides regular maintenance releases with or without new features.

Maintenance Release Additional Features
Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(14)GS New Buffer Header (Internal software feature)
Committed Access Rate/Access Control List (CAR/ACL) on OC48
Route Processor (RP) Redundancy
Synchronous Digital Network (SDH) Multiprotocol over ATM Server (MPS) (SDH equivalent of automatic protection switching (APS))
ChSTM4-STM1 (Raptor)
Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(15)GS1 Synchronized to Cisco IOS 11.2(15)P
Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED) (without distributed round robin (DRR))
Gig Ethernet (including Inter-Switch Link (ISL) and Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP))
1483 bridged virtual circuit (VC) encapsulation
Frame Relay Switching
4xOC3-ATM Features (Switched Virtual Circuits (SVCs), IP Multicast, permanent virtual circuit (PVC) Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Management)
APS on OC48
Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(15)GS2 Gigabit Switch Router (GSR) Alarm Board
8 port Fast Ethernet linecard
Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) linecard

Recommended Migration

If currently an ISP, Large Enterprise, or Enterprise customer, the recommended upgrade path is Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0S.

The recommended migration path is not very straightforward. Look into the hardware, protocols, and features used along with software defects to verify the above recommendation will work for your unique network.

Year 2000 (Y2K) Compliant

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS is not targeted for GD.

Life Cycle

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2GS uses the standard Cisco software cycle.

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Updated: Feb 28, 2002 Document ID: 20259