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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco License Manager 1.0

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Cisco© announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco License Manager 1.0. The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 27, 2008. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco License Manager 1.0




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.

November 27, 2007

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.

May 27, 2008

Last Ship Date:
App. SW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

August 25, 2008

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
App. SW

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.

May 27, 2009

End of New Service Attachment Date:
App. SW

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.

May 27, 2009

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
App. SW

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

August 23, 2010

Last Date of Support:
App. SW

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.

May 27, 2011

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description


Cisco License Manager Software Development Kit (SDK)


Cisco License Manager 2.0 Java SDK


Cisco License Manager Software Development Kit (SDK)


Cisco License Manager 2.0 Java SDK Upgrade from 1.0

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco License Manager 2.0. Information about this product can be found at:

Table 3. Product Comparisons


Cisco License Manager 1.0

Cisco License Manager 2.0

User Interface

Wizard based GUI

Improved user friendly, intuitive and simple GUI

License Transfer

Not supported

Simplifies license transfers from one device to another

Device Communication

Requires license agent configuration on managed devices

Agentless device communication through Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol/Telnet in addition to license agent


Basic license reports

Improved detailed license reports help with audit compliance


Full functionality Java SDK

Full functionality Java and Perl SDKs

Security Model

Simple user based security model

Enhanced security model with role-based access control and per user access control lists for the managed network devices and PAKs

License Management

GUI based license management

Completely automated license management through a simple write-once, run-again rule-based policy interface in addition to GUI based license management


Simple alerts with no severity levels

Troubleshooting capabilities and ITU X.733 based alerts

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco License Manager 2.0, visit, or contact your local account representative.
To request information about the Cisco License Manager 2.0, send an e-mail to
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
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