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End-of-Sale Announcement Cisco Access Router Manager 1.1

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2521

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® Access Router Manager (Cisco ARM) Release 1.1. The last day to order the Cisco ARM Release 1.1 is December 17, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 17, 2007. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco ARM Release 1.1. Table 2 provides a listing of product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) 2.2, which provides a solid foundation of basic and advanced device management applications that help network operators more efficiently manage their networks. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps2425/index.html . Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from Cisco ARM 1.1 to the CiscoWorks LMS 2.2.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ARM Release 1.1

Milestone

Definition

Date

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 17, 2004

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

December 17, 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.

March 17, 2005

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.

December 17, 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.

December 17, 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.

September 17, 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.

December 17, 2007

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

EMS-ARM-1.1-KIT

Cisco ARM 1.1 Software Media Kit

EMS-ARM-D=

Cisco ARM 1.1 Demo Software Media Kit with Demo license

EMS-ARM-1.1-LIC

Cisco ARM 1.1 Right-to-Use (RTU) license for use with Configuration Tool (order one per managed Cisco 2600 series, 3600 series, or 3700 series router chassis)

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

EMS-ARM-1.1-LIC=

Cisco ARM 1.1 RTU license for use with Ordering Tool (order one per managed Cisco 2600 series, 3600 series, or 3700 series router chassis)

EMS-ARM-1.1-LICU

Upgrade from Cisco ARM 1.0 RTU

CON-SAS-EARM1.1L

Cisco ARM 1.1 Software Application Support

The recommended replacement for the Cisco ARM 1.1 is CiscoWorks LMS 2.2 (Table 3). CiscoWorks LMS provides a solid foundation of basic and advanced device management applications that help network operators more efficiently manage their networks.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco ARM

CiscoWorks LMS

Offers detailed software and hardware inventory reporting

This feature is provided by CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME) component.

This feature is provided by CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME) component.

Offers automated update engines for device software and configuration changes

This feature is provided by RME component.

This feature is provided by RME component.

Offers a consolidated troubleshooting tools device center

This feature is provided by RME component.

This feature is provided by RME component.

Offers centralized change audit logging

This feature is provided by RME component.

This feature is provided by RME component.

Intelligently analyzes fault conditions designed to detect problems before they become network disruptions

Alarms are based on traps and polling mapped to the inventory model.

CiscoWorks Device Fault Manager automated fault detection recognizes common problems in networks without forcing users to define their own rules sets, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap filters, or device polling intervals.

Interprets fault conditions at both the device and VLAN levels

Alarms are based on traps and polling mapped to the inventory model.

With the characteristics of more than 100 Cisco routers and switches predefined, new device support is added easily using Cisco.com. Cisco Device Fault Manager simplifies managing both Layer 2 and Layer 3 environments.

Offers graphical device management

Cisco ARM Map Viewer displays a browser representation of Cisco router and switch devices, color coded to indicate operational states, with access to configuration and monitoring tools.

CiscoView displays a browser representation of Cisco router and switch devices, color coded to indicate operational states, with access to configuration and monitoring tools.

Provides application access security

Cisco ARM Security Manager provides management of users, groups, roles and privileges.

The CiscoWorks desktop controls user access to applications, ensuring that only appropriate classes of users can access tools that change network parameters versus read-only tools.

Feature

Cisco ARM

CiscoWorks LMS

Offers third-party integration tools (Integration utility)

Fault and inventory management integration offered using the operations support system integration interfaces.

The CiscoWorks Management Server simplifies the Web integration of third party and other Cisco management tools.

Offers intelligent, automatic discovery of Cisco devices
to create topology views of
the network

-

The Cisco Campus Manager Topology Services function discovers Cisco devices and calculates Layer 2 relationships to provide views of the Cisco network by ATM domain, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) domain, LAN edge view, and a general Layer 2 view.

Gives topology
status indications

-

The topology maps indicate the discovery and SNMP status of Cisco devices; these maps also are launching points for other CiscoWorks applications.

Configures, manages, and monitors VLAN3 and ATM services and networks

-

CiscoWorks Campus Manager provides tools for creating, deleting, and editing VLANs; it provides ATM tools for displaying virtual circuits and for configuring soft permanent virtual connections/soft permanent virtual circuits/paths (SPVCs/SPVPs).

Discovers end stations and IP phones connected to switch ports and identifies user locations based on user identification

-

The CiscoWorks Campus Manager User Tracking function correlates MAC address and IP address to switch port; integration with Microsoft Primary Domain Controller, and Novell NetWare Directory Services tree provides the user identification for better user location and tracking.

Traces Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity between two points (devices and servers, phones) in the network

-

The CiscoWorks Campus Manager Path Analysis tool performs path analysis for Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices using the device host name or IP address and shows results on a map display, in a table display, or in a trace display.

Collects Remote Monitoring (RMON)/RMON2 statistics from LAN switches, NAMs, and existing Cisco SwitchProbe® devices

-

nGenius Real-Time Monitor monitors LAN traffic for protocols, applications, and interfaces to apply appropriate filters, reducing costs and increasing performance.

Provides for LAN troubleshooting at network and application packet levels

-

nGenius Real-Time Monitor helps resolve network and application issues by providing total network visibility from the application layer down to the data link layer for any existing topology.

Part number

See Table 2

CWLMS-2.2-K9

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