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Cisco IOS Software Releases 11.3

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MA

Document ID: 20270


Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 11.3(1)MA delivers functionality for the Cisco MC3800 multiservice concentrators series. This special Cisco IOS Software release applies only to the Cisco MC3810.

The Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MA train is fully synchronized with Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3T starting with Cisco IOS 11.3(1)T. The MA train has a slightly different numbering scheme. For example, the difference between maintenance releases is tracked via a number designation after the ED identifier MA. For example, Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MA1, 11.3(1)MA2, and 11.3(1)MA3 are the first three maintenance releases of the MA release train. The 11.3(1) prefix indicates the synchronization point to Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)T, while the trailing MA1, MA2, and MA3 designate the maintenance releases. Similarly, interim builds are denoted as Cisco IOS 11.3(1)MA2.1, 11.3(1)MA2.2, and 11.3(1)MA3.1.

For more information, see the following pages:

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MA for the Cisco MC3800 series.

Product Support

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MA only supports the MC3800 series.

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 were added to the maintenance releases of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MAx releases. For more information, see the following pages:
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  • Cisco 3800 Series Product Release Notes [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Maintenance Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3MA is the 7-week maintenance release model. Not all maintenances are synchronized to Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3T. The naming convention indicates the synchronization point. An interim build is executed once a week.

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 11.3MA uses a 7-week release model. A maintenance release is delivered once every seven weeks. An interim build is executed once a week.
13-week maintenance cycle: Not applicable

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MA is based on Cisco IOS 11.3(1)T. Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3MA will merge with the Cisco IOS 12.0T release train in late 1998. For more information, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

Recommended Migration

The recommended upgrade path is for Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MAx is to Cisco IOS 12.0(1)XA or 12.0(3)T.

From To
Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MA1 through 5 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(1)XA
Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MA5 or later Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(3)T or later
Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(1)MAx Cisco Software Release 12.0(3)XG* (new features)

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 11.3MA is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

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

Life Cycle

The Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3MA train is a short-term release which will merge into Cisco IOS 12.0(3)T. The Cisco IOS 11.3(1)MA releases reached end of engineering (EOE) at Cisco IOS 11.3(1)MA7 in early 1999.

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Updated: Mar 07, 2002 Document ID: 20270