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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.1 Special and Early Deployments

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(22)AY

Document ID: 68239




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Description of the Release

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.1(22)AY is an ED release (XED) optimized for the Stiletto2 project. This release is based upon the Cisco IOS Software 12.1(22)EA3 maintenance release. This release introduces the Cisco Intelligent Fiber Switch Module (IFSM) for the IBM BladeCenter with support for up to six Small Form-Factor Pluggables (SFPs).

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

 
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(22)AY supports these platforms:

Product/Feature Image Name Memory  Requirements
Cigesm cigesm-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.AY1
cigesm-i6q4l2-mz.121-22.AY1
cigesm-i6k2l2q4-tar.121-22.AY1
cigesm-i6q4l2-tar.121-22.AY1
See Release Notes
RomMon cigesm_IMAGE_e28f640 See Release Notes

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(22)AY is an XED release optimized for the IBM Stiletto2 servers blade in a chassis with support for fiber SFP connectors and up to six external ports in fiber media with a distance of up to 550 meters. This is a strategic alliance project for IBM and is owned by DSBU.

Support Pages

Consult these web pages for more information:

Release Documentation

Parent Release Documentation

Other Links

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(22)AY as a short-lived ED release for the Cigesm and RomMon platforms. The participation of Cisco in this effort is due to the strategic relationship between Cisco and IBM, and the opportunity to drive an emerging segment of the server market with IBM and potentially develop joint applications such as Compute on Demand, GRID, and autonomic computing. This product also helps contain the current control that Cisco has of the Data Center networks.

Lifecycle of Release

Cisco IOS Software Release Reference Guide

Milestones Y2K Compliance Release Designation

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(22)AY

CCO FCS: April 8, 2005

MFG FCS: April 8, 2005

EOS:

EOE:

EOL:

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(22)AY1

CCO FCS: November 21, 2005

MFG FCS: November 28, 2005

EOS:

EOE:

EOL:

Yes XED Release

Maintenance Releases

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
Outline Bug Fix Support Plan: 12.1(22)AY1 -> 12.1(22)EA6
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Important Notes: N/A

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 Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(22)AY, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Release Product Bulletin.

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Updated: Nov 22, 2005 Document ID: 68239