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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2572
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life for the Cisco® IP Solution Center (ISC) 3.0 and 3.1. The last day to order these products is February 18, 2005. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until February 18, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for Cisco IP Solution Center 3.0 and 3.1 releases. Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2, which greatly improves the functions offered in releases 3.0 and 3.1. New features include enhancements in the areas of Multiprotocol Label Switching VPN (MPLS VPN), Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), quality-of-service (QoS) applications, and infrastructure support.
Refer to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps4748/index.html for more information about Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from Cisco IP Solution Center 3.0 and 3.1 to 3.2.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IP Solution Center 3.0 and 3.1

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.

August 18, 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.

February 18, 2005

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.

May 18, 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.

February 18, 2006

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.

February 18, 2006

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.

November 18, 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.

February 18, 2008

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

ISC ACT LIC

ISC 3.0 Act License OPTS

ISC ACT OPTS

ISC 3.X ACT OPTIONS

ISC APP LIC

ISC 3.0 App License OPTS

ISC APP OPTS

ISC 3.X APP OPTIONS

ISC3.0-10KAL

ISC3.0 10K Activation License

ISC3.0-1500AL

ISC3.0 1500 Activation License

ISC3.0-20KAL

ISC3.0 20K Activation License

ISC3.0-3000AL

ISC3.0 3000 Activation License

ISC3.0-30KAL

ISC3.0 30K Activation License

ISC3.0-500AL

ISC3.0 500 Activation License

ISC3.0-50KAL

ISC3.0 50K Activation License

ISC3.0-6000AL

ISC3.0 6000 Activation License

ISC3.0-L2VPN-APP

ISC3.0 L2VPN Application License

ISC3.0-MPLS-APP

ISC3.0 MPLS VPN Service Application License

ISC3.0-SM-PNP

ISC3.0 Security Management Plug and Play Component

ISC3.0L2VPNAPP+API

ISC3.0 L2VPN Application License Plus API

ISC3.0MPLS-APP+API

ISC3.0 MPLS VPN Service Application License Plus API

ISC 3.1 Part numbers

See following note

Note: Some Cisco IP Solution Center part numbers are not version specific and will continue to be used for ordering some 3.2 release components.  These part numbers use the letter "X" to designate that the associated component is compatible with the version that is currently shipping (for example, ISC3.X-***).

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for Cisco IP Solution Center 3.0 and 3.1 is Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2 (Table 3). For detailed information about new MPLS VPN, L2VPN, QoS, and infrastructure enhancements, review Cisco IP Solution Release Notes "What's new in this release" section at:

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco IP Solution Center 3.0 and 3.1

Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2

Cisco CNS configuration engine for plug-n-play configuration

Supports CNS configuration engine 1.3.x on Intelligent Engine 2100 (IE2100) appliance

Supports CNS configuration engine 1.4 on the Intelligent Engine 2100 (IE2100) appliance

New security management GUI

Only service provider focused security management GUI

New easy to use security-management specific GUI in addition to the service provider focused GUI

Dynamic IP addressing for site-to-site IP Security (IPSec) VPN

Dynamic IP addressing only for pure IPSec and Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)

Dynamic IP addressing for IPSec + generic routing encapsulation (GRE)

Easy VPN support for network-based IPSec VPN

Easy VPN support for only site-to-site IPSec VPN

Easy VPN support for customer edge to provider edge IPSec VPN

User configurable preshared keys

Previously not available

Feature allows user to configure or change keys on demand for encryption security

Oracle support

Only Oracle 8 support

Oracle 9.2.0.1 support available now

Gigabit Ethernet access ring: access ring topology support for Metro Ethernet

Only hub-and-spoke access topologies supported

New Gigabit Ethernet access ring topology support in addition to hub-and-spoke

Customers with current Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) contracts can request minor update kits to Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2 at http://www.cisco.com/upgrade using their service contract number. Customers that have not purchased an extended support contract can order Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2 minor updates through normal Cisco sales channels. Additional software patches and maintenance updates to the Cisco IP Solution Center products may be available for download from the Cisco Software Center at: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/isc.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you have questions about the Cisco IP Solution Center, send e-mail to the product-marketing group at: isc-mktg@cisco.com.
For more information about the Cisco IP Solution Center, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps4748/index.html or contact your local Cisco representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html.
To subscribe to receive EoL/EoS information go to:
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice.

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