IOS Packaging & Naming

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    FYI to all-
    when ordering a new router or switch OR upgrading one of the newer Cisco devices, the Cisco IOS has been renamed and repackaged.

    In the past, the IOS file would look like this-

    The problem with that is knowing what features are contained in the “is” version.

    The new IOS file would look like this-

    This began in IOS 12.3

    I see that this applies to these routers- 1700, 2600XM, 2691, 3700, 2800, 3800 but not the 2600 and 3600 series routers.

    Here is the link to the Cisco IOS packaging website that explains this in more detail. There is also a powerpoint presentation and video-

    I have attached a graphic showing the new IOS versions.
    (taken from this Cisco weblink
    Happy Upgrading!

    -David Davis
    Cisco Forum Moderator

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