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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 T

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2

Document ID: 20340


Main Release Summary



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Description of the Release

The Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 series is the newest general purpose IOS main release vehicle. Conceptually, Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(1) is equivalent to 12.1(5)T without any additional new features. In other words, 12.2(1) is 12.1(5)T plus bug fixes. 

Starting with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(1), no new features will be added to maintenance revisions of the 12.2 releases.   Successive maintenance revisions will only provide bug fixes. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2T, which parents to 12.2 main line, will be the IOS vehicle for introducing new features and new platforms to the market place. 

The main goal of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 is to consolidate previously released Cisco IOS features and platforms into a highly stable software branch.  This provides customers curently on Cisco IOS Early Deployment vehicles with an upgrade path
which leads to a GD candidate software. 

Support Pages

For more information, consult the following web pages:

Release Documentation

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Target Market

General purpose - Enterprise

Lifecycle of Release

Cisco IOS Reference Guide
Milestones Y2K Compliance
CCO FCS: May 2, 2001

MFG FCS: May 7, 2001

GD:

EOS: 

EOE: 

EOL:

Yes

Maintenance Releases

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Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 will provide regular interims and maintenances. For more information, see the following:

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Maintenance cycle
Defects Resolved
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Interim Builds

Weekly interim builds will be made available to development and critical customers.

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. 
 

Recommended Customer Migration Path

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1T will merge to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2.
From
To
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(X)T Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(X)

The migration path is the logical superceding 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

Related Cisco IOS Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 is based on Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1T.  12.2 contains all features and functionality of 12.1T.

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2 is based on 12.1(5.3)T.

Comments

For more information, see the following pages:
  • Cisco IOS Field Notices
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Updated: Feb 28, 2002 Document ID: 20340