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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 Special and Early Deployments

ADDENDUM TO EoS/EoL FOR CISCO IOS SOFTWARE RELEASE 12.2B

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Addendum in reference to End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B

Product Migration Options

Additional Information

Product Bulletin No. 2320

Addendum in reference to End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B


Addendum Date

March 12, 2004

Effective Date

March 12, 2004

Original Bulletin announcement date

October 15, 2003

Original Bulletin information

2320


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2B. The last day to order Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2B is June 15, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco® Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 15, 2007. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3B, which is a continuation of the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B. Information about 12.3B can be found in the 12.3 bulletin.

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

Milestone
Definition
Date
End-of-life announcement date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

October 15, 2003

End-of-sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

June 15, 2004

Last shipment date

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead-time.

September 15, 2004

End of software maintenance
releases date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

June 15, 2005

End of routine failure analysis date

The last possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

June 15, 2005

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

March 15, 2008

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.

June 15, 2009


Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product
Part Number
Product Description
12.2(16)B2
12.2(16)B1
12.2(16)B
12.2(16)BX
12.(15)BX
12.2(15)BZ
12.2(15)B
12.2(8)B
12.1(4)B8
12.2(4)B7
12.2(4)B6
12.2(4)B5
12.2(4)B4
12.2(4)B3
12.2(4)B2
12.2(4)BZ2
12.2(4)BZ1
12.2(4)B1
12.2(4)B
12.2(2)B

The listed Cisco IOS release numbers are a comprehensive representation of maintenance releases derived from the 12.2B train. All images created from 12.2B releases, including subsequent posts, are included in this announcement.


 

 

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B is Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3B. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3B delivers the functions from 12.2B in addition to new features. For detailed information regarding the platforms and features that will be delivered in Release 12.3B, please visit:

Cisco Feature navigator:

http://www.cisco.com/go/fn

Release 12.3B Collateral and Sales Tools:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1839/index.html

1 For the 6400 Platform, the migration path is to 12.3 Mainline

*12.1(5)DC= 12.3(3) or later

*12.1(5)DB= 12.3(3) or later

*12.2(2)B= 12.3(3) or later

*12.2(4)B= 12.3(3) or later

*12.2(4)BX = 12.3(3) or later

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html

To subscribe to receive EOL/EOS information, please go to:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice

1 Indicates change from original publication