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Cisco IOS Software Releases 11.3

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3NA

Document ID: 20271


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Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 11.3NA delivers functionality for Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP), H.323 Multimedia Conference Manager, Voice-to-Fax, and other voice/video features. Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(2)NA also introduced several VoIP and H.323 features on the Cisco 2500, 3600, ubr7XXX, ubr9XX and Cisco 5300 series routers. Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(2)NA is the first NA release and is directly parented to Cisco IOS 11.3(2)T.

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(x)NA is meant to be a short-lived release to bridge the gap between Cisco IOS 11.3(3)T and Cisco IOS 12.0(1)T releases. For more information, see the following pages:

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3NA to target early adapters (for example, Voice over IP, e-mail-to-fax translation, and Voice over Frame Relay).

Product Support

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3NA for a subset of supported 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

Only Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3(4)NA and Cisco IOS 11.3(5)NA will be available for new features. For more information, see the following pages:

Maintenance Releases

This is a time-based maintenance release. Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3T is the 7-week maintenance release model. Each maintenance release is synchronized to Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3M to capture bug fixes committed to the base code. 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: Synchronizations and interim builds will be done weekly. Maintenance releases will occur 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 11.3, the recommended upgrade path is Cisco IOS 12.0 or 12.0T. If currently using Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3T, the recommended upgrade path is Cisco IOS 12.0 or 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 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 11.3T is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

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

Life Cycle

Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3NA will reach end of service (EOS) in March 1999 and will reach end of engineering (EOE) in June 1999, or will follow the life cycle of Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3T, whichever is sooner.

Comments

There is no Automated Regression Facility (ARF) support for Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3NA. For more information, see the following pages:

Support Pages:

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Updated: Mar 06, 2002 Document ID: 20271