Recommended Cisco Software Versions for New Zealand

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New Zealand has around 4 million people living in it, and probably represents 0.00001% of Cisco's customers. As a result, not every version of Cisco's software for every network device works well in New Zealand. Some versions don't work at all. This page lists versions of software that IFM has tested, and believe work well.

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DeviceVersionFilenameNotes
Cisco 870 Series 12.4(2)T3 c870-advsecurityk9-mz.124-2.T3.bin Standard shipping for security bundle.
Cisco 870 Series 12.4(2)T3 c870-advipservicesk9-mz.124-2.T3.bin Advacnced IP Services (adds services such as IPS).
Cisco 850 Series 12.3(14)YT1 c850-advsecurityk9-mz.123-14.YT1.bin Standard shipping for security bundle.
Cisco 837 12.3(11) c837-k9o3sy6-mz.123-11.T7.bin Firewall, VPN and plus image, standard shipping for security bundle.
Cisco 837 12.2(13) c837-k9o3sy6-mz.122-13.ZH4.bin Firewall, VPN and plus image, upgrade option. Use 12.3(11) above if possible.
Cisco 837 12.2(13) c837-k9o3y6-mz.122-13.ZH4.bin Firewall and VPN image, standard shipping.
Cisco 837 12.2(11) c837-k9o3y6-mz.122-11.YV.bin Firewall and VPN image, standard shipping. Use 12.2(13) above if possible.
SOHO97 12.2(13)ZH2 soho97-k9oy1-mz.122-13.ZH2.bin Firewall and VPN image, standard shipping.
SOHO97 12.2(11) soho97-k9oy1-mz.122-11.YV.bin Firewall and VPN image, standard shipping. Use 12.2(13)ZH2 above if possible.
Cisco 827H 12.2(4) c820-oy6-mz.122-4.YA3.bin Firewall image, standard shipping.
Cisco 827H 12.2(4) c820-k9osy6-mz.122-4.YA3.bin Firewall and VPN image, upgrade option.
Cisco 827 12.3(10) c820-k9osy6-mz.123-10d.bin Firewall and VPN image, upgrade option. Requires 32MB of DRAM.
Cisco 827 12.1(5) c820-osy656i-mz.121-5.YC1.bin Cisco 827's ship with 16MB of DRAM. IFM strongly recommends you upgrade the units to 32MB.

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