CISCO IOS FILE NAME ROUGH GUIDE

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Oct 27, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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CISCO IOS FILE NAME ROUGH GUIDE


A filename such as
c3600
-
in
-
l.12.2
-
12.mz
can be translated using the following ;



The first characters in the above denote the platform
Cisco 3600


The next characters denote the feature set such as ;


(extract fr
om full Cisco list)

a = appn


a2 = atm


a3 = SNA switching

b = appletalk

c = communications servers etc

d = desktop


f = FRAD


i = ip

j = enterprise

k = (Kitchen Sink) old Enterprise

l = IPX


l9 = long rea
ch Ethernet

n = Novell


o = firewall


p = service provider

r = IBM


s = source route

t = telco

u = VLAN


v = voice


y = (for small routers <2500)


so the example above would be
ip, novell/IPX



The next characters are th
e version numbers followed by the code type ;


f = flash m = RAM r = ROM l = locatable

z = zipped bin = binary


so the example above would be
zipped and run from RAM




NOTE larger platforms pre
-
fix the filename wi
th a board identification when
necessary



1800, 2800 & 3800 only support 12.3+ features (no support for legacy features)


NEW NAMES

Base category = Entry level images (e.g. IP
-
Base)

Services = has additional telephony support, MPLS, netf
low, FR etc (e.g. SP)

Advanced = has security additions such as VPN, 3DES, IDS (e.g. Advanced IP)

Enterprise = multi
-
protocol IBM, IPX,Apple … (e.g. Enterprise Base)


TRAINS

T for small


mid range routers (maintenance release

every 14 weeks)

S enterprise & service provider markets

XR high
-
end optimized for very large providers, multiple processor & modular


architecture