Software-guide-book for IOS 12.0(5)XP and the Catalyst 2900XL?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Kay Martinen, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Kay Martinen

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    did anyone know a location or link to get a complete Software Configuration
    Guide (as one big PDF) for Ciscos IOS 12.0(5)XP on the Catalyst 2900XL Series
    Switch? Exactly it is an WS-C2924M-XL-EN and an WS-C2924-XL-EN

    This is the only IOS that i have on this Switch and it seems to me this is the
    latest Version. But i can't figure out if this is really correct

    I've only found a PDF for IOS 12.0(5)WC4 or WC5 but not for this XP-Version. And
    i don't know what this XP Version has as a special Meaning. I found it not in
    the mainline-archive on nor in an other section.


    Kay Martinen, Dec 29, 2009
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  2. There's a release note on for 12.0(5)XP. It looks like it
    was a special first test release of 12.0 for the 2924XL/3524XL line
    after the 11.2 series of code that had been in use prior.

    Any X train in IOS revs is usually 'eXperimental', and this was meant
    as one release, no further revisions until the normal train went into

    I would say there is no such document that you are looking for. Its
    unlikely Cisco would have done up documentation for one special test release.
    Even the majority of their docs (excluding the Catalyst line) don't
    specialize so much on one specific rev, pushing out rev specific
    things to the release notes.

    Anyway, you'd probably be unable to tell what extremely minor
    differences might be between 12.0(5)XP and 12.0(5)WC. I'd guest that
    99.99% of the code base is the exactly the same, and anything you find
    that is different is most likely a bug or something that got added at
    a later time by some feature rev. Likely 99% of what you'll do on the
    box is exactly the same.

    I wouldn't obsess over it, there's really not much difference between
    the 12.0 code revs for the 2924xl/3524xl's.
    Doug McIntyre, Dec 29, 2009
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  3. As has been mentioned, you're unlikely to find a comprehensive manual.
    If you rely on the Web UI, however, I believe that the 12.0(5.1)XP release was
    the last one to work properly with either Microsoft's JVM or Sun's. Later
    releases seem to have much more exacting requirements for the JVM version and
    vendor. Newer Cisco hardware (at least in the switch dept.) seems to provide
    much less functionality via Web UI, and relies much more on the IOS command
    line (assuming you're not using a network management application of some sort,
    which largely makes the issue moot).

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