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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.0 Special and Early Deployments

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ

Document ID: 20297


Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.0(4)XJ is a short-lived ED release based on Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)T. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ contains the combined features and functionality of Cisco IOS 11.3AA and 11.3NA for the Cisco AS5200, AS5300, and AS5800 platforms. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ will focus on delivering time-proven features and functionality for Access Products.

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ was created to provide an upgrade path for Access Products and a delivery mechanism for fixes to critical defects found by customers.

The first release of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ will include the following new features:

  • Internet fax store and forward for the Cisco AS5300.
  • New NPE-300 CPU for the Cisco AS5800.

For more information, see the following pages:

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ as a short-lived ED release for Access Products.

Product Support

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ supports the following platforms:
  • Cisco AS5200
  • Cisco AS5300
  • Cisco AS5800

Related Cisco IOS Releases

The short-lived ED releases are based on Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0T and do not provide synchronized maintenances. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ contains all features and functionality of Cisco IOS 11.3NA and 11.3AA.

Product/Feature Integration

No new platforms or features are being introduced in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ. For more information, see the following pages:

Maintenance Releases

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ is a short-lived release. Subsequent maintenance versions will use the following naming convention: Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ1, 12.0(4)XJ2, and so on. These rebuilds will be scheduled every five weeks and will contain fixes to only critical defects found by customers. No new features or platforms will be included in maintenance releases.

Interim Builds

Short-lived X releases do not provide interim builds.

Interim builds are not recommended and are not fully tested. Customers will only be provided with interim builds when a critical defect renders the maintenance release unusable. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points

Pulled From Ported To
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)T Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(2)

For more information, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

Recommended Migration

If currently using Cisco IOS Software Release 11.3NA or 11.3AA, the recommended upgrade path is Cisco IOS 12.0(4)XJ.

Features of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ will be ported to Cisco IOS 12.1(2). [an error occurred while processing this directive]

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 massive network upgrade. For more information, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Software Bulletin.

Year 2000 (Y2K) Compliant

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ is not targeted for GD certification.

Life Cycle

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(4)XJ is an ED release offering new features, platforms, or interface support. It has a short engineering life span with a migration path to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(2).

Comments

For more information, see the following pages:

Support Pages:

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Updated: Feb 17, 2003 Document ID: 20297