Access to software download from the Cisco site is limited.
As experienced tsiskovevy know, either CCIE or happy owners of service contracts have access to the archive of tsiska software. Until now, the presence of any service contract gave access to the entire file archive (including, for example, very “tasty” IOSs for routers / switches). To our regret - the ball ends.
Today we received a letter with a proposal to clarify all service contracts and CCOs registered for them. For:
... changes take effect from November 15, 2010 ... Starting in November 2010, downloading the Software from Cisco.com will be possible only for the Equipment specified in your Service Support Contract.Downloading of Software for Equipment not specified in such Contracts will not be possible.