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Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XF

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Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.0(7)XF is an ED release introducing a new ATM card for the Catalyst 2900XL platform. The ATM module (SONET STS-3c compliant) supports LAN emulation (LANE) v1.0, RFC 1483f, Multiprotocol over ATM (MPOA), and MPOA Client (MPC) for LANE. Other features include:
  • Fast Simple Server Redundancy Protocol (FSSRP) for LANE
  • Autodiscovery of MPOA servers (MPSs)
  • Retry mechanism support for establishing shortcut switched virtual circuit (SVC)
  • All SVCs use unspecified bit rate (UBR) or best-effort Traffic Descriptor and unspecified class of service
  • Supports convergence onto one virtual circuit channel (VCC) from duplicate VCCs
For more information, see the following: Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7) release date was December 1999.

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XF as an ED release for the Catalyst 2900XL.

Product Support

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XF supports the following platforms:
Series Software Product Number Image Name/Feature Sets Available
Catalyst 2900XL [an error occurred while processing this directive] c29atm-m-mx.120-7.XF.bin

Related Cisco IOS Releases

Cisco IOS short-lived ED releases are based on Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0T.

Product/Feature Integration

New products and features are added to the maintenance releases of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0T. For more information, see the following pages:

Maintenance Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XF is a short-term release. If needed, subsequent maintenance releases will use the following naming convention: Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XF2, 12.0(7)XF3, and so on.

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 12.0(7)XF is not scheduled to provide time-based maintenances.
13-week maintenance cycle: Not applicable

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points

Short-lived ED or X releases do not have a maintenance trail. Other standard ED releases regularly synchronize with the parent and provide scheduled maintenance releases.
Pulled from Merging to
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(6)T Cisco Software Release 12.0(7)T
For more information, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

Recommended Migration

Features of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XF will be ported to Cisco IOS 12.1(1).

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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 Software Bulletin.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XF is not targeted for GD.

Year 2000 (Y2K) Compliant

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XF is Y2K compliant. For more information, see the Year 2000 Compliance page.

Life Cycle

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XF is a short-lived release and will not reach GD status.

Comments

For more information, see the following pages:

Support Pages:

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Updated: Feb 06, 2003 Document ID: 20278