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Cisco IOS Software
Major Release 12.2
Cisco IOS® Software Major Release 12.2 is a consolidation of leading-edge networking technologies and features coupled with an ongoing testing and quality enhancement program. It contains all the advanced features and new platform support introduced in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1T early deployment releases.
Release 12.2 is a continuation of Cisco networking leadership in helping customers realize the power of the Internet. Today, change is happening faster than ever before, and Cisco works with customers to turn that change into a competitive advantage.
Cisco is uniquely positioned to provide end-to-end solutions to meet the needs of small to large enterprise and service provider customers through its platform offerings and world-class customer support.
Features and Benefits
Based on Early Deployment Release 12.1T, Release 12.2 incorporates more than 250 advanced network services in the areas of connectivity and scalability, Internet Protocol (IP) and routing, manageability, multicast, Quality of Service (QoS), reliability, security, Systems Network Architecture (SNA) evolution, switching, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and voice. Cisco IP network services are described in Table 1.
Hardware Platform Support
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 supports over 32 Cisco platform families, including the newly introduced:
•Cisco 3660 Series Router
•MC3810-V3 access concentrator
•VPN Module for the Cisco 1700 Series Router
•VPN Modules for the Cisco 2600 and 3600 Series Routers
•OC-3/STM-1 CES Network Module for the Cisco 2600 and 3600 Series Routers
•DS3 and E3 ATM Network Modules for the Cisco 2600 and 3600 Series Routers
•Cisco 2600/3600 10/100 Ethernet/Token Ring Mixed Media Network Modules
•Catalyst 4000 Access Gateway Module
•324 Port UPC for the Cisco AS5800
•1 Port Enhanced ESCON Channel Port Adapter for the Cisco 7200 Series Router
•TDM Potent: MIX-enabled 2/4/8 Port Multichannel T1/E1 Port Adapter with CSU/DSU for the Cisco 7200 Series Router
•ICS 7750 Multiservice Route Processor 200
Customers who have deployed any of the early deployment releases (i.e., Release 12.1T and 12.1 based X-releases) may upgrade to Release 12.2 to benefit from improved software quality and ongoing support.
The following 12.1-based X-releases are incorporated in Release 12.2:
Additionally, customers who are currently deploying an older release of Cisco IOS Software should consider upgrading to Release 12.2 in order to access advanced networking features or new hardware platform support, as well as ongoing support of current features.
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 is currently available for download from Cisco Connection Online (CCO) Software Center (http://www.cisco.com/public/library/12.2/index.shtml), via CD from Cisco reseller partners, or with new Cisco products that utilize Cisco IOS Software. Release 12.2 was available in May 2001.
For More Information
For more information about Release 12.2, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/prod_bulletin09186a00801f3d5e.html or http://www.cisco.com/go/ios/. Or contact your Cisco account manager or global service manager.