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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.3 Special and Early Deployments

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI

Document ID: 60645




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Description of the Release

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.3(7)XI is an ED (XED) release optimized for the Bastille Phase 1 project.

This release is based upon Cisco IOS Software 12.3(7)T maintenance release. This release introduces IOS support for:

  • The Cisco 10000 Series Performance Routing Engine 2 (PRE2) features. The PRE2 is the next generation forwarding engine for the Cisco 10000 Series product line.
  • Feature acceleration of broadband LAC functionality that uses the second CPU on the 7301.
  • Virtual Route Forwarding (VRF) Domain Mapping feature for Cisco 7200 and Catalyst 10000.

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

This page contains information about these maintainence releases of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI:

  • 12.3(7)XI2
  • 12.3(7)XI3
  • 12.3(7)XI4
  • 12.3(7)XI5
  • 12.3(7)XI6

Product and Feature Support

 
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI supports these platforms:

Product/Feature Image Name Memory  Requirements
Catalyst 10000
  • c10k2-eboot-mz
  • c10k2-p11-mz
  • c10k2-p11u2-mz
  • c10k2-k8p11-mz
  • c10k2-k9p11-mz
  • c10k2-k8p11u2-mz
  • c10k2-k9p11u2-m
See Release Notes
Cisco 7200
  • c7200-is-mz
  • c7200-p-mz
  • c7200-js-mz
See Release Notes
Cisco 7301
  • c7301-is-mz
  • c7301-p-mz
  • c7301-js-mz
  • c7301-i12s-mz (hidden bundled image not shown on IOS upgrade planner)
See Release Notes

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI2 supports these platforms:

Product/Feature Image Name Memory  Requirements
10000-PRE2 See Release Notes See Release Notes
Cisco 7200 See Release Notes See Release Notes
Cisco 7301 See Release Notes See Release Notes

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI3 supports these platforms:

Product/Feature Image Name Memory  Requirements
10000-PRE2 c10k2-eboot-mz
c10k2-k8p11u2-mz
c10k2-k9p11-mz
c10k2-k9p11u2-mz
c10k2-p11-mz
c10k2-p11u2-mz
See Release Notes
Cisco 7200 c7200-is-mz
c7200-js-mz
c7200-kboot-mz
c7200-p-mz
See Release Notes
Cisco 7301 c7301-boot-mz
c7301-is-mz
c7301-js-mz
c7301-p-mz
See Release Notes

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI4 supports these platforms:

Product/Feature Image Name Memory  Requirements
10000-PRE2 See Release Notes See Release Notes

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI5 supports these platforms:

Product/Feature Image Name Memory  Requirements
10000-PRE2 See Release Notes See Release Notes
Cisco 7200 See Release Notes See Release Notes
Cisco 7301 See Release Notes See Release Notes

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI6 supports these platforms:

Product/Feature Image Name Memory  Requirements
10000-PRE2 See Release Notes See Release Notes
Cisco 7200 See Release Notes See Release Notes
Cisco 7301 See Release Notes See Release Notes

Feature Description:

Catalyst 10000

  • Diffserv Compliant WRED: FEAT-14022
  • CALEA for Voice: FEAT-14356
  • MPLS QoS: FEAT-14358
  • 3 color policer: FEAT-14360
  • distributed time based access lists: FEAT-14362
  • 3 level policy maps:FEAT-14364
  • Interface oversub (VC over subscription): FEAT-14366
  • MPLS Diff-serve aware Traffic Engineering - FEAT-14382
  • IP unnumbered on vlans: FEAT-14384
  • eiBGP multipath loadbalancing: -FEAT-14401
  • hierarchical shaping VC into VP tunnels - FEAT-14403
  • receive ACLs: FEAT-14409
  • VBR NRT Oversubscription: FEAT-14411
  • RA-MPLS: FEAT-96736
  • VRF Domain Mapping - Local AAA Attribute Support via Subscriber Prof. - FEAT-14256

Cisco 7200

  • VRF Domain Mapping - Local AAA Attribute Support via Subscriber Profile - FEAT-14256

Cisco 7301

  • Multi Processor Forwarding For Broadband LAC (Broiler project)– FEAT-13882

Support Pages

For more information, consult these web pages:

Release Documentation

Parent Release Documentation

Other Links

Target Market

Cisco Systems, Inc. released Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI as a short-lived early deployment (ED) release for the Cisco 7200, 7301, and Catalyst 10000 platforms. It is targeted for the Service Provider market.

Lifecycle of Release

Cisco IOS Software Release Reference Guide

Milestones Y2K Compliance Release Designation
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI

CCO FCS: June 21, 2004

MFG FCS: June 28, 2004

EOS:

EOE:

EOL:

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI2

CCO FCS: November 11, 2004

MFG FCS: November 17, 2004

EOS:

EOE:

EOL:

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI3

CCO FCS: March 17, 2005

MFG FCS: March 24, 2005

EOS:

EOE:

EOL:

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI4

CCO FCS: April 21, 2005

MFG FCS: April 28, 2005

EOS:

EOE:

EOL:

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI5

CCO FCS: May 13, 2005

MFG FCS: May 19, 2005

EOS:

EOE:

EOL:

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI6

CCO FCS: June 21, 2005

MFG FCS: June 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
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)XI - No maintenance plans for an x release.

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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 12.3(7)XI, see the Projected Release Dates for Cisco IOS Software Release Product Bulletin.

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Updated: Jul 06, 2005 Document ID: 60645