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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 Special and Early Deployments

End of Sales and Enginnering for Cisco IOS Software Releases

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin, No. 1861

Introduction

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2DX EOS and EOE

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2DD EOS and EOE

Migrating from Releases 12.2DX and 12.2DD

Before Migrating to a New Release

Refer to Release Notes

Cisco IOS software configuration information and release notes are available at:

Confirm Hardware Compatibility

Refer to Field Notices

Refer to Bug Toolkit

More Information


Product Bulletin, No. 1861


End of Sales and End of Engineering for Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2DX and 12.2DD

Introduction

This document describes the End of Sales (EOS) and End of Engineering (EOE) for Cisco IOSĀ® Software Releases 12.2DX and 12.2DD on the Cisco 7200 and 7400 Series routers. It also outlines suggested migration paths for customers currently using these releases.

When a Cisco IOS Software Release reaches End of Sales, it is no longer orderable. When a release reaches End of Engineering, no further maintenance releases are scheduled. Cisco Systems will continue to provide support for Cisco IOS Releases 12.2DX and 12.2DD for a period of 36 months after EOS. Support will include general product information, configuration support, collection of relevant technical problem identification information, filtration of non-technical problems from technical problems, problem isolation and product specification defect determination, action plan definition, and analysis of traces.

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2DX EOS and EOE

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2DX is scheduled to reach End of Sales with maintenance release 12.2(1)DX, and will no longer be orderable as of December 31, 2002. Note that Release 12.2DX images will remain posted on CCO after EOS, though they will no longer be orderable with new systems. Release 12.2DX will reach End of Engineering with maintenance release 12.2(1)DX.

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2DD EOS and EOE

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2DD is scheduled to reach End of Sales with maintenance release 12.2(2)DD, and will no longer be orderable as of December 31, 2002. Note that Release 12.2DD images will remain posted on CCO after EOS, though they will no longer be orderable with new systems. Release 12.2DD will reach End of Engineering with maintenance release 12.2(2)DD.

Migrating from Releases 12.2DX and 12.2DD

If all required features and hardware are supported, evaluate Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B, which is the preferred migration path and broadband release for the Cisco 7200 and 7400 Series routers. Release 12.2(4)B contains 12.2DX and 12.2DD features and hardware support along with new features and functionality.

For more information, please review the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B Release Notes at:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122relnt/7000/rn7000b.htm

Customers requiring additional features and hardware not available in Release 12.2B should evaluate Cisco IOS Release 12.2T. Release 12.2(13)T also contains 12.2DX and 12.2DD features and hardware support in addition to new hardware and software features.

For more information, please review the Cisco IOS Release 12.2T Release Notes at:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122relnt/xprn122t/index.htm

Before Migrating to a New Release

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

Refer to Release Notes

Before deploying a Cisco IOS software release, always refer to its release notes to confirm all appropriate features, interfaces, and platforms are supported, and to understand any caveats with a particular maintenance release. Often, a particular maintenance release (or later) may be required for your application, as indicated by the release notes.

Cisco IOS software configuration information and release notes are available at:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/index.htm

Confirm Hardware Compatibility

Registered CCO users can search for the minimum Cisco IOS releases that support their hardware by accessing the Hardware-Software Compatibility Matrix, available at:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/front.x/Support/HWSWmatrix/hwswmatrix.cgi

Refer to Field Notices

Field notices offer timely updates before discussion and caveats are available in relevant release notes or other documentation. Always check field notices that apply to your specific application, hardware, and software.

Field notices are available to registered CCO users at:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/tech_tips/index/fn.html

Field notices for the general public are avaiable at:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/tech_tips/index/fn.html

Refer to Bug Toolkit

For the latest updates on issues with specific releases and network configurations, registered CCO users should access the online defect tracking system at:

http://www.cisco.com/support/bugtools/

More Information

For information about the Cisco IOS software release process, please see "Types of Cisco IOS Software Releases," Product Bulletin #537, at:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/iosw/iore/prodlit/537_pp.htm

For general information about the Cisco 7200 and 7400 Series, please visit the respective product home pages at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps341/index.html

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps354/index.html

For questions and comments about this document, please contact either the cs-7200 or cs-7400 aliases.