Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 T

End of Sales and End of Life: Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2T

Product Bulletin No. 2192

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2T

Last Updated: May 23, 2003

Cisco Systems announces the end of life of Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2T.

The End of Sales (EoS) date for Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(15)T is scheduled for November 30, 2003. Software releases reaching End of Sales are no longer orderable, but are still available to customers under maintenance contract for downloading from and the Technical Assistance Center (TAC). Software defects found in this release may be addressed in maintenance releases until the End of Engineering (EoE) of 12.2T. During the period between End of Sale and subsequent to EOE, software defects found in this release may be addressed by migrating to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3.

End of Software Maintenance Releases (End of Engineering)

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(15)T will reach End of Engineering (EoE) on November 30, 2004.

Release 12.2(15)T is the last scheduled release for the Release 12.2T train. New releases for Release 12.2(15)T are no longer scheduled. Software defects found in the Release 12.2T family may be addressed in Major Release 12.3 and Early Deployment Release 12.3T; new features will be incorporated into 12.3T. The foundation of Major Release 12.3 is the same code base as Release 12.2T.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco IOS Release 12.2T

Milestone Definition Date
End-of-life announcement Date

The document date of the end of sale and end of life of a product to the general public


End of Sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The release train is no longer orderable to be installed on a platform, or via the web by new customers. The product is no longer for sale.


End of software maintenance release date (End of Engineering)

No additional engineering development and bug fixes for this release. Maintenance releases are eligible to no longer be available from Engineering. Release 12.3 is the recommended release for software maintenance.


Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.


Table 2   Product Part Number Affected

End-of-sales Cisco IOS Release Numbers Product Description




12.2.13T1 12.2.13T






















The listed IOS Release numbers are a comprehensive representation of technology releases derived from the 12.2T. All images created from 12.2T, 12.2T ED releases, including subsequent posts are included in this End of Sale/End of Engineering/End of Life announcement.

Product Migration Options

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3T delivers the functionality from Release 12.2T and Release 12.3, in addition to new features. For detailed information regarding the platforms and features that will be delivered in Release 12.3T, please visit:

Additional Information

When upgrading to a more recent release, certain software images may not be available, hardware may not be supported, or there may be changes to memory requirements. For further information, please refer to the Cisco IOS software Upgrade Planner at iosplanner.cgi?majorRel=12.2

End of Life

Cisco IOS Software 12.2T can be supported for period of time after announced End of Engineering date, but this will not exceed October 3, 2008. For information on extended service contracts, please contact your Account Management team for more information.

Cisco customers with current SMARTnet Onsite or SMARTnet contracts can upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software as part of their service contracts. For further information on upgrade service or SMARTnet, please consult your Cisco sales representative or visit the SMARTnet web page: ps2978/serv_home.html

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