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Cisco IOS Software Releases 11.3

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(x)WA4

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Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 11.3(2)WA4 delivers Multilayer Switching (MLS) functionality on the Cisco IOS 11.3(2) base code. Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(2)WA4(x) is supported on the following platforms:
  • Cisco Catalyst 5000 series Route Switch Modules (RSMs)
  • Cisco 4500 and Cisco 4700 routers
  • Cisco 7200 and Cisco 7500 routers
  • LightStream 1010 family of switches
This release and all subsequent Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(x)WA4(x) releases will include switching enhancements and module support on the platforms listed above.

Note that Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(3)WA4(5) introduces several new features including Multiprotocol over ATM (MPOA).

MLS consists of the following:

  • Catalyst 5000 series multilayer LAN switches.
  • Catalyst 5000 series RSMs providing Cisco IOS-based multiprotocol routing and network services.
  • The NetFlow Feature Card (NFFC) in the Cisco 4500, Cisco 4700, Cisco 7200, and Cisco 7500 series routers is a modular feature card upgrade for the Catalyst 5000 series Supervisor Engine III to provide Layer 3 switching.
Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3.5-WA4.8 became available on Cisco Connection Online (CCO) on November 10, 1998. For more information, see the following pages:

Target Market

The Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3WA target market is ELB workgroups.

Product Support

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3WA to support only limited platforms.

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 products or features were added to the maintenance releases of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3WA. For more information, see the following pages:

Maintenance Releases

  • Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(2a)WA4(4) was released on June 11, 1998, for LightStream 1010 and Route/Switch Processor (RSP) images.
  • Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(2.5) WA4(4m) for the digital modem card carrier NM (LAN emulation (LANE), permanent virtual circuit (PVC) shaping) was released on June 15, 1998.
  • Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(2a)WA4(4a) was released on July 7, 1998.
  • Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(3)WA4(5), with support for Enhanced Address Recognition Logic 2 (EARL2) and MPOA, was released on July 24, 1998.
  • Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(15)WA3(6) was released on August 15, 1998.
  • Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(3a)WA4(6) was released on August 15, 1998.
  • Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(4)WA4(7) was released on September 11, 1998.

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 11.3 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

Regular maintenance releases are provided for the life of the the release. For more information, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

Recommended Migration

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(x)WA4 features were ported to Cisco IOS 12.0W5 in late 1998.

Platforms/Images Last Maintenance Support on Cisco IOS 11.3WA Migration Path
c5rsm,c4500,c7200,rsp 11.3(11)WA4(14) 12.0(3c)W5(8)
c5atm-wblane,c5atm-wtall 11.3(11)WA4(14) 12.0(4a)W5(10)
c5atm-wbpvc 11.3(6)WA4(9d) 12.1(x)E*
c5atm-wtoken 11.3(11)WA4(14) 12.0(6)T
ls1010 11.3(5)WA4(8d) 12.0(2a)

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 11.3WA is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

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

Life Cycle

The Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3WA release train will be supported for 16 months. It is slated for End of Engineering in the September 1999 time frame.

Comments

For more information, see the following pages:

Support Pages:

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Updated: Mar 06, 2002 Document ID: 20263