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Cisco IOS Software Releases 11.3

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3DB

Document ID: 20268


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Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 11.3(5)DB1 was released in December 1998 to introduce the node route processor (NRP) on the Cisco 6400 platform. The NRP is a router blade which resides in the Cisco 6400 platform. It is a custom hardware design derived from a Cisco 7200 router to offer Digital Subscriber Loop (xDSL) technology features.

The Cisco 6400 is the first of a new generation of Telco-designed Broadband Concentrators enabling Network Operators, Post Telephone and Telegraphs (PTTs), and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to break through the Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) profitability barriers. It accomplishes this by combining the richness of Cisco's IOS ATM switching and routing capabilities in a modular, scalable, redundant form factor that is compliant with the Network Equipment Business Systems/European Telecommunications Standards Institute (NEBS/ETSI).

The Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3DB ED release train is directly synchronized to Cisco IOS 11.3(5)AA. Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(5)AA is pulled from Cisco IOS 11.3T. For that reason, Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3DB will inherit all bug fixes from Cisco IOS 11.3AA on scheduled maintenance releases and will reach end of engineering (EOE) the same time as Cisco IOS 11.3AA. For more information, see the following pages:

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3T for all active platforms and targets early adapters.

Product Support

The Cisco IOS Software main releases support all active Cisco shipping products.

Related Cisco IOS Releases

The early deployment releases based on Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3 regularly synchronize with it to catch base code bug fixes. For more information, see the Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3 page.

Product/Feature Integration

New features are allowed in maintenance releases of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3DB. For more information, see the following pages:
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Maintenance Releases

Maintenance releases will be fully synchronized on Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3AA.

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 11.3DB uses a 7-week release model. A maintenance release is delivered once every seven weeks.
13-week maintenance cycle: Not applicable

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points

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

Recommended Migration

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If currently using Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3DB, the recommended upgrade path is to Cisco IOS 12.0DB.

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 11.3DB is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3DB will not achieve GD status. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Life Cycle

This release follows the Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3AA life cycle.

Comments

The release naming of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3DB is slightly different than most Cisco IOS releases. Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(5)DBx refers to a DB release that is parented to Cisco IOS 11.3(5)AA. The "x" suffix, which can be 1, 2, 3, and so on, represents the successive maintenance releases built on the Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(5)AA code base. For more information, see the following pages:

Support Pages:

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Updated: Mar 06, 2002 Document ID: 20268