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Cisco IOS Software Releases 11.2

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2BC

Document ID: 20257


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Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 11.2BC offers features from Cisco IOS 11.2 plus IBM network software features including support for Channel Interface Processor (CIP) and TN3270-related features. In addition to features of the parent release, Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2, this release exhibits the stability and quality that is required for deployment on a production environment. For more information, see the following pages:

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2BC to offer high-speed connectivity to mainframe computers in Enterprise Systems Network Architecture (SNA) environments.

Product Support

Series Software Product Number Image Name/Feature Sets Available
Cisco 7500 [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Enterprise/Versatile Interface Processor (VIP) Plus (rsp-jsv-mz)
Enterprise/Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking (APPN)/VIP Plus(rsp-ajsv-mz)
Cisco 7000 with RSP7000 [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Same as Cisco 7500 images

Related Cisco IOS Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2BC is based on Cisco IOS 11.2.

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(12)BC is the first release for Cisco IOS 11.2BC and is based on Cisco IOS 11.2(12)P.

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2BC synchronizes all software defects from each Cisco IOS 11.2 maintenance release and interim build.

For more information, see the Types of Cisco IOS Software Releases Product Bulletin.

Product/Feature Integration

New products and features will be integrated into each maintenance release. Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(16)BC is the last maintenance release allowed to have new products and features integrated.

Maintenance Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2.BC follows the parent Cisco IOS 11.2 maintenance release cycle.

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 that maintenance release unusable. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

7-week maintenance cycle: Scheduled maintenance and interim releases following Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2
13-week maintenance cycle: Not applicable

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points


Recommended Migration

If you are currently a Large Enterprise or Enterprise customer, the recommended upgrade path is Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0, 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 network upgrade.

Year 2000 (Y2K) Compliant

Cisco IOS Software Release11.2.BC is Y2K compliant. Development testing has integrated the standard Y2K test script in each maintenance test.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2BC is an ED release offering new features, platforms, or interface support. Cisco IOS 11.2BC is not targeted for GD.

Life Cycle

End of engineering (EOE) is tentatively scheduled for July 2000 with Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(23)BC. EOE indicates that regularly scheduled maintenance releases will no longer occur.

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Updated: Mar 07, 2002 Document ID: 20257