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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.0 Special and Early Deployments

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XP

Document ID: 20277


Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary

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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.0(5)XP was released in November 1999  to deliver support for the Catalyst 2900XL and 3500XL. The software features that Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XP delivers to the 2900XL and 3500XL are:
  • Supports a fixed standalone configuration 
  • File system performance enhancement, per port based CPU usage reduction
  • VLAN IP Switch Virtual Interface
  • Port based IEEE 802.1p QoS support
  • CISCO view 5.0
This one time release of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XP is originated from Cisco IOS 12.0(5)T. For more information, see the following pages: 

Target Market

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.O(5)XP is for use by Enterprise, Remote Offices and SOHO Markets.

Product Support

Series Software Product Number
Catalyst 2900XL [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Catalyst 3500XL [an error occurred while processing this directive]
 

Related Cisco IOS Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XP is based on Cisco IOS 12.0(5)T.

Product/Feature Integration

The following URLs are the list of images and Descriptions:

Maintenance Releases

Not applicable

Interim Builds

Catalyst 2900 series XL switches are supported by a special release of Cisco IOS Software that is not released on the same eight-week maintenance cycle used for other platforms.

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XP is a one-time release. There are no subsequent maintenance releases.

Recommended Migration

If currently using Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2(8.5)SA6, the recommended upgrade path is to the latest IOS 12.0(5)XP*. 

* The migration path is the logical superseding software. The uniqueness of each network requires that customers verify support for hardware, features, and protocols prior to a network upgrade. 

Year 2000 (Y2K) Compliant

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XP is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XP is an ED release offering new features and/or interface support. Cisco IOS 12.0(5)XP is not targeted for GD.

Life Cycle

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XP  is a one-time release.



Updated: Nov 05, 2003 Document ID: 20277