Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 Special and Early Deployments

Cisco IOS Early Deployment Release 12.2(4)BW, No. 1893

Product Bulletin, No. 1893

Cisco IOS Early Deployment
   Release 12.2(4)BW


This Product Bulletin describes the content and delivery information concerning Cisco IOS® software release 12.2(4)BW. This is a special release that is focused on support for NPE-G1 on the Cisco 7200 Series Router Platform. For more information about the Cisco IOS software release process, please see Product Bulletin #537 at: iosw/iore/prodlit/537_pp.htm

Before deploying a new software release in a production network, always consult the appropriate product-specific documentation, release notes, and field notices, refer to the online defect tracking system, and perform acceptance testing in your own test environment.

New Features in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)BW

Detailed information about features delivered in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)BW are described in the 7200 Series specific 12.2(4)BW release notes: product/software/ios122/122relnt/7000/rn7000bw.htm

Migration Guide

Release 12.2(4)BW is parented off of Release 12.2(4)B4. Table 1 below identifies the recommended migration path.

Table 1: Cisco IOS 12.2(4)BW Migration Guide
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Cisco IOS software release 12.2(4)BW follows the standard Cisco support policy as indicated in the following link. 27.html

Product Numbers

Table 2 describes the available feature sets, product ordering codes, image names, and memory requirements for Cisco IOS software Release 12.2(4)BW.

Table 2: Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2)BW Feature Sets, Ordering Codes, and Memory Requirements
Software Product Description Image Name Product Code Flash DRAM
Cisco 7200 IOS Enterprise SSG



16 MB

128 MB

Cisco 7200 IOS IP



16 MB

128 MB

Cisco 7200 IOS Enterprise/FW/IDS



16 MB

128 MB

Cisco 7200 IOS Enterprise/FW/IDS IPSEC 3DES



16 MB

128 MB

Cisco 7200 IOS Enterprise/FW/IDS IPSEC 56



16 MB

128 MB

Cisco 7200 IOS Enterprise



16 MB

128 MB

For more detailed information about feature sets, images, and memory recommendations for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)BW, please refer to the 7200 Series release notes at:

Download Information

Customers can download Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)BW software by using the IOS Upgrade Planner located in the Software Center on :