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image is having the "Legend " symbole attached -6500 switch

Hi Guys ,

I m finding the stable image for 6500 switch on cisco download s/w page .I found one of the image is having the "Legend "  symbole attached to it in front .

It says this image has "elevated status designation from Cisco " Is this is the stable version of image and cisco recommands to upgrade this release .I do not have information on this , please put your comment on the same .

Below is the symbole and attached and info


The icon next to the release number indicates that a software image(s) under that release has received an elevated status designation from Cisco


  • WAN Routing and Switching
Cisco Employee

Re: image is having the "Legend " symbole attached -6500 switch


If you click the associated hyperlink next to the software image this indicates that the image has either received Assurewave (Wireless), Cisco Validated Design,

or Safe Harbor designations.

For AssureWave designation.

For Cisco Validated Design

For Safe Harbor

If IOS version received Safe Habor designations, it means no major defects identified in tested areas.

"Regardless of the test results, a thorough bug scrub should be performed prior to every deployment. Also, a full review of the Safe Harbor documentation should be completed in order to identify gaps between what is tested in Safe Harbor and what is being planned for deployment. Any identified gaps should be tested by the customer and brought to the attention of the Safe Harbor team for possible inclusion in future test cycles." ---> from safe habor


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Re: image is having the "Legend " symbole attached -6500 switch

Hi Kim ,

sorry for the late query ,

Does this means Safe Harbor designation image is recomanded by cisco to upgrade as compaired to other releases available .



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