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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.0

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Product Bulletin No. EOL4072

Cisco Systems ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.0. The last day to order the affected product is November 10, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until November 9, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.1. Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.0

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.

May 12, 2006

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.

November 10, 2006

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.

February 8, 2007

End of SW 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.

November 10, 2007

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.

November 10, 2007

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

February 5, 2009

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.

November 9, 2009

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

ISC4.0-100NTU

ISC 4.0 TE Upgrade from 50 to 100 Node Activation License

ISC4.0-10KTU

ISC 4.0 Upgrade from 6000 to 10000 Activation License

ISC4.0-150NTU

ISC 4.0 TE Upgrade from 100 to 150 Node Activation License

ISC4.0-1KINCR

ISC 4.0 1000 Incremental Act License Upgrade beyond 10000

ISC4.0-1KTU

ISC 4.0 Upgrade from 200 to 1000 Activation License

ISC4.0-3KTU

ISC 4.0 Upgrade from 1000 to 3000 Activation License

ISC4.0-50NTU

ISC 4.0 TE Upgrade from 20 to 50 Node Activation License

ISC4.0-5KINCR

ISC 4.0 5000 Incremental Act License Upgrade beyond 10000

ISC4.0-6KTU

ISC 4.0 Upgrade from 3000 to 6000 Activation License

ISC4.0-BU

ISC4.0 Backup Pack (Site Diversification License)

ISC4.0-BU-VUPG

ISC3.2 Back Up Pack (VPNSC Release Upgrade)

ISC4.0-L2VPN-APP

ISC 4.0 L2VPN Application License

ISC4.0-L2VPN-APP=

ISC 4.0 L2VPN Application License

ISC4.0-LVSK-K9

ISC 4.0 L2VPN, QOS, API - 200 Act License Starter Kit

ISC4.0-LVSK-UP-K9

ISC 4.0 L2VPN Upgrade for ISC 3.x customers include QOS, API

ISC4.0-MPLS-APP

ISC 4.0 MPLS VPN Service Application License

ISC4.0-MPLS-APP=

ISC 4.0 MPLS VPN Service Application License

ISC4.0-MVSK-K9

ISC 4.0 MPLS VPN, QOS, API - 200 Act License Starter Kit

ISC4.0-MVSK-UP-K9

ISC 4.0 MPLS VPN Upgrade for ISC 3.x customers include QOS, API

ISC4.0-TBUPG20-K9

ISC 4.0 Tunnel Builder and TBPro Upgrade -25 nodes

ISC4.0-TBUPG50-K9

ISC 4.0 Tunnel Builder and TBPro Upgrade -50 nodes

ISC4.0-TESK-APP

ISC 4.0 Traffic Engineering Application License

ISC4.0-TESK-APP=

ISC 4.0 Traffic Engineering Application License

ISC4.0-TESK-K9

ISC 4.0 Traffic Engineering - 20 Node License Starter Kit

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.0 is the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.1.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.1. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps4748/index.html.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco IP Solution Center 4.0

Cisco IP Solution Center 4.1

Automated troubleshooting and diagnostics of connectivity problems in MPLS/BGP VPNs (edge/access/core) using Cisco MPLS Diagnostics Expert.

No

Yes

New MPLS VPN Service Discovery module

ISC 4.0 Service Discovery only supports:

• Automatic Full Mesh VPN membership determination
• Creation of a VPN from a VRF name

A new ISC Service Discovery module was developed for ISC 4.1. It supports:

• Supports for the discovery of MPLS VPN services
• Discovers all VPN topologies (full mesh, hub-and-spoke, and partial mesh).
• Allows view and modification of the discovered MPLS VPNs
• Allows normalization of partial mesh VPNs for integration into ISC's repository.

Enhanced Layer 2 VPN/Virtual Private Line Service (VPLS) Service Discovery

Metro Ethernet services in a Layer 2 Ethernet core provisioned using other provisioning tools are not visible to ISC 4.0

ISC 4.0 can not differentiate between point-to-point services deployed on an MPLS/IP core versus a Layer 2 core.

The enhanced ISC 4.1 L2 VPN/VPLS Service Autodiscovery module has been integrated into the Discovery process. It supports:

• Auto-discovery of Metro Ethernet Services (Point-to Point and point-to-multipoint) in a Layer 2 Core even if they are provisioned manually or by other tools.
• Enhanced Auto-discovery support of point-to-point services in an MPLS/IP or Layer 2 Core
• Modification of the service intent and use the GUI to specify Customers and VPN information.
• View and modification of the discovered Layer 2 VPNs

Traffic Engineering Management application has been enhanced to support multivendor awareness and Cisco IOS XR Software devices with Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.2.

No

Yes

MPLS VPN management support for Residential Services allows data, voice, and video using a Metro Ethernet Access Domain into an MPLS VPN.

No

Yes

MPLS VPN management support allows selection of eBGP as PE-CE routing protocol for a No-CE policy

No

Yes

Layer 3 VPN support of the Cisco 7600 Series routers and Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series Switches as N-PE with VRF termination on a subinterface or a Switch Virtual Interface (SVI)

Only provides Layer 3 VPN services support on an SVI for a Cisco 7600 Series router with a Supervisor Engine 720. Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series Switches are not supported.

Yes

Metro Ethernet services features such as VLAN, storm control settings, allow changes to Virtual Circuit ID (VCID) attributes, and UNI port security.

No

Yes

Support for Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series Switches for Layer 2 VPN and VPLS services including hierarchical Quality of Service (QoS) support

Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series Switches are not supported in 4.0

Yes

Support of Layer 2 point-to-point services in an interface or subinterface of a Cisco 7600 Series router with a Supervisor Engine 720 no longer require the Optical Service Module (OSM) card)

No

Yes

Updated Cisco IOS Software Releases and Platforms

Does not contain the latest Cisco IOS Software Releases or platforms.

Support for the latest Cisco IOS Software Releases such as 12.0(31) S, 12.2(18) SXE, and others. Visit the ISC 4.1 Product bulletin for more details at www.cisco.com/go/isc


Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_program_description.html.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.0, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps4748/index.html, contact your local account representative, or send an e-mail to isc-mktg@cisco.com.
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 end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice.