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Updated:Jan 18, 2005
PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2736
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates of the Cisco® CNS Access Registrar® 3.0, Cisco CNS Access Registrar HLR Proxy Server 3.1, and Cisco CNS Access Registrar Identity Cache Engine 3.2. The last day to order the Cisco CNS Access Registrar 3.0, Cisco CNS Access Registrar HLR Proxy Server 3.1, and Cisco CNS Access Registrar Identity Cache Engine 3.2 is June 1, 2004. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 1, 2007.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco CNS Access Registrar 3.0, Cisco CNS Access Registrar HLR Proxy Server 3.1, and Cisco CNS Access Registrar Identity Cache Engine 3.2. Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco CNS Access Registrar 3.5, which contains all the features supported by Cisco Access Registrar 3.0, Cisco CNS Access Registrar HLR Proxy Server 3.1, and Cisco CNS Access Registrar Identity Cache Engine 3.2. In addition, Cisco CNS Access Registrar 3.5 supports the Cisco and Microsoft Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP), Extensible Authentication Protocol Transport Layer Security (EAP TLS), the Packet of Disconnect (POD) feature, and Oracle accounting among many other features. Information about the replacement product can be found at
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco CNS Access Registrar 3.0, Cisco CNS Access Registrar HLR Proxy Server 3.1, and Cisco CNS Access Registrar Identity Cache Engine 3.2
End-of-Life Announcement Date
The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.
June 1, 2004
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
June 1, 2004
Last Shipment Date
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
September 1, 2004
End of Software Maintenance Releases Date
The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.
June 1, 2005
End of New Service Attachment Date
For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.
June 1, 2005
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.
March 1, 2007
Last Date of Support
The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.
June 1, 2007
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Cisco CNS Access Registrar Server License for Version 3.0
Cisco CNS Access Registrar Evaluation Copy for Version 3.0
Cisco CNS Access Registrar HLR Proxy Server License
Cisco CNS Access Registrar HLR Proxy Upgrade License from BASE Server
Cisco Identity Cache Engine Base Server License with 10,000 users
Unlimited Base License for Identity Cache Engine
Unlimited Subscriber License for Identity Cache Engine
Cisco CNS Access Registrar Prepaid Service Add-On Option
Cisco CNS Access Registrar Upgrade License for upgrade from Version 1.0 to Version 3.0
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco CNS Access Registrar 3.0 is the Cisco CNS Access Registrar 3.5. Cisco CNS Access Registrar 3.5 is a fast, available, and extensible RADIUS platform that provides service providers a RADIUS-compliant, access policy server designed to support the delivery of dial, ISDN, and new services, including DSL, cable with telco return, wireless, and voice over IP (VoIP).
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the Cisco CNS Access Registrar, visit
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps411/index.html or contact your local Cisco account representative or Cisco channel partner.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: