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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.0 Mainline

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0SC, No. 972

Product Bulletin No. 972

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0SC - No. 972

Introduction

This product bulletin describes the process used to deliver Cisco IOS Software for the Cisco ubr7200 Series Router. This bulletin should be used in conjunction with Product Bulletin #537 , Cisco IOS Software Release Process.

Summary

Cisco IOS software release 12.0SC is an Early Deployment (ED) release, which delivers support for the Cisco ubr7200 Series Router. 12.0SC is being offered to provide a stable release for cable headend customers. No unique functinality will be introduced into the 12.0SC train. Only a few select features that have been released from other release trains and have demonstrated good stability will be brought into the 12.0SC train. This policy will be enforced to ensure code stability.

The process to deliver 12.0SC is based on the Cisco IOS ED release process. Unique distinctions for 12.0SC are:

  • 12.0SC is based on the 12.0 Major Release, and is directly parented from 12.0S.

  • There is a one-to-one correspondence of maintenance releases 12.0S and 12.0SC.

Release Process

Release 12.0SC is based on the 12.0 Major Release, and is directly parented from 12.0S ED release. As maintenance is performed on release 12.0, it is synced to 12.0SC. For every maintenance release of 12.0, there is a maintenance release of 12.0SC, which contains all defect corrections on 12.0, in addition to maintenance or new functionality unique to 12.0SC.


Figure 1


Figure 2 shows the relationship between 12.0, 12.0S and 12.0SC. As described in Product Bulletin #537, the numbering scheme explicitly describes the level of maintenance on 12.0, 12.0S and 12.0SC. For example, 12.0(6)SC includes all maintenance that has been performed on 12.0(6), 12.0(6)S. It may also include additional maintenance or new functionality specific to 12.0SC.


Figure 2


Based on the unique needs of the different platforms on this release, there may be times when 12.0SC specific functionality or maintenance is required, but no additional maintenance is required from the 12.0 parent release. In these situations, a new maintenance release of 12.0SC will be created, but it will remain at the current maintenance level of 12.0. These maintenance releases are clearly numbered to identify:

  • the maintenance level of 12.0 to which they are synced

  • revision level of 12.0SC since that last sync to 12.0


Figure 3


Figure 3 shows an example in which the maintenance is required on 12.0(7)SC and is called 12.0(7)SC1. In this example, the number "1" is added to the release number to identify that this maintenance release is synced from 12.0(7)S, and that there are differences between this release and the previous maintenance release, 12.0(7)S. Readme files are created to clearly identify what was integrated into each maintenance release of 12.0(7)SC.

Life span

The 12.0SC train will reach the `End of Sales' milestone with the 12.0(15)SC release. This release will be the last release orderable. There will be one more maintenance release of 12.0SC, the 12.0(16)SC release. This release will not be orderable, but will be available for download from CCO. Future ubr7200 support can be found in the 12.1EC train.

Support

Cisco IOS Software 12.0SC is supported by the Cisco Systems Product Support Policy. Release Notes will exist on CCO for every maintenance release.

Features

  • The following features have been released in 12.0SC:

Release Feature
12.0(7)SC

DPT Port Adapter Support

12.0(7)SC

ubr7246VXR & NPE300 support

12.0(7)SC

MC-16E Support

12.0(8)SC

Interface Bundling

12.0(10)SC

SSH



Feature detail can be found at:

Supported Hardware Platforms

Cisco IOS Software release 12.0SC supports the following platforms:

  • Cisco ubr7246VXR Universal Broadband Router

  • Cisco ubr7246 Universal Broadband Router

  • Cisco ubr7223 Universal Broadband Router

12.0SC Product Summary

For additional information on Cisco IOS Release 12.0SC software, refer to:

Memory Size

Product Name Product Description DRAM Flash

SU7K4M3-12.011SC

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY W/BPI

64

16

SU7K4M3P-12.011SC

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY IP+ W/BPI

64

16

SU7M3-12.011SC

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY

64

16

SU7M3P-12.011SC

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY IP+

64

16

Product Number and File Name

Cisco IOS Software can be ordered using the following product numbers:

Product Number Description

SU7K4M3-12.011SC

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY W/BPI

SU7K4M3P-12.011SC

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY IP+ W/BPI

SU7M3-12.011SC

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY

SU7M3P-12.011SC

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY IP+



The image filenames are:

Image Filename Description

ubr7200-k1p-mz

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY W/BPI

ubr7200-k1ps-mz

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY IP+ W/BPI

ubr7200-p-mz

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY

ubr7200-ps-mz

Cisco ubr7200 Series IOS DOCSIS 2-WAY IP+