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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.0 Special and Early Deployments

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XS

Document ID: 20304


Early Deployment (ED) Release Summary



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Description

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.0(5)XS is a one-time release for the Cisco Catalyst 6000 series OC-12 ATM card supporting LAN emulation (LANE), Multiprotocol over ATM (MPOA) and RFC 1483. This X ED release is directly based on Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)T and is optimized for the Catalyst 6000 ATM card. Please note that Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XS requires a ROM Monitor (ROMMON) upgrade (see the Release Notes).

The Catalyst® 6000 family, consisting of the Catalyst 6500 series and the Catalyst 6000 series, delivers a new line of high performance, multilayer switching solutions for campus networks. The Catalyst 6000 series uses Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(7)XE for intelligent routing.

The features of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XS will be ported to Cisco IOS 12.1(1)E and later to Cisco IOS 12.1(3)T.

Target Market

The target market for this release is Europe (especially the German market).

Product Support

Series Software Product Number
Cisco Catalyst 6000 ATM [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Related Cisco IOS Releases

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

Product/Feature Integration

All features and platforms were integrated in the initial release.

Maintenance Releases

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

Interim Builds

7-week maintenance cycle: Not applicable
13-week maintenance cycle: Not applicable

Maintenance Release Synchronization Points

From Synchronized Into
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XS Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(3)T, 12.1(1)

Recommended Migration

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XS will integrate into Cisco IOS 12.1(3)T. For more information, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Product Bulletin.

If currently using Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XS, the recommended upgrade path is to Cisco IOS 12.1(3)T or later.

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)XS is Y2K compliant.

General Deployment (GD) Plan

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XS is an ED release offering new features, platforms, or interface support. It is not a GD release.

Life Cycle

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(5)XS is a one-time release and will subsequently integrate into Cisco IOS 12.1(3)T.

Comments

For more information, see the following pages:

Support Pages:

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Updated: Feb 18, 2003 Document ID: 20304