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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2 Special and Early Deployments

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B

Document ID: 20346




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Description of the Release

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2B is a specific-technology, early-deployment release (STED) optimized for support of the Cisco 6400 platform.

This release is based upon Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2T. New features in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(2)B include (but are not limited to):

  • PPPoX 8000 sessions (target) platform
  • 8000 sessions Service Selection Gateway (SSG)
  • Routed bridge encapsulation (RBE) 8000 sessions (target)
  • 2000 Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) tunnels (target)
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN on node route processor (NRP)-2
  • Neptune Phase 1 on NRP-2
  • Per-VC traffic shaping for minimum 600 sessions on NRP-2 [no DBS]
  • IP Quality of Service (QoS) - policing, marking and classification
  • PPPoE Session Limit (per ATM VC)
  • PPPoE session count MIB
  • ATM Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Trap and Operation, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Enhancements
  • SSG Host Key
  • SSG AAA Server Group Support for Proxy Services
  • PPPoEoE (on FE on NRP-1)

Any early deployment (ED) release of software should be used in a test network before being deployed in a production network.

Product and Feature Support

The Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(2)B will support the following platforms: 

Product/Feature Image Name Memory  Requirements
Cisco 6400 Images
  • C6400r-boot-mz
  • C6400r-g4p5-mz
  • C6400r2sp-g4p5-mz
  • C6400s-wp-mz
See Release Notes

Note: This train is a migration path for existing ED trains: Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.1DC, 12.2DD, and 12.2(2)XF. The life cycle of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B will follow life cycle of Cisco IOS Software Release12.2T.

Support Pages

For more information, consult the following web pages: 

Release Documentation

Parent Release Documentation

Other Links

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(2)B as long-lived ED release for the Cisco 6400 and 7200 platforms. It is targeted for the Enterprise market.

Lifecycle of Release

Cisco IOS Software Release Reference Guide
 
Milestones Y2K Compliance Release Designation

CCO FCS: 9/30/01

MFG FCS: 10/7/01

EOS: 

EOE:

EOL:

Yes ED Release

Maintenance Releases

CCO registered customers can view the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

It is highly recommended that release notes are used to determine if a maintenance release should be used. Release notes provide announcements of new features and a summary of known caveats at the time of the renumber. 

Maintenance Cycle Download Image
12.2B-
Sync and Build resources from ITD already budgeted and in place for past two years.
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Important Notes: Interim release cycle is every 2 weeks.

Interim Builds

Short-lived X releases do not provide interim builds.

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Recommended Customer Migration Path

To view the projected release date of the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2B, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

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Updated: Oct 28, 2003 Document ID: 20346