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EOS/EOL for the Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Version 1.0, 2.0, and 2.1

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2709
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for Cisco® MPLS Tunnel Builder and MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro. The last day to order Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder and MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro is June 28, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 28, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder and MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IP Solution Center Traffic Engineering Management application, which covers all Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder and MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro features and adds numerous features, including a relational database, role-based access control (RBAC), a user audit trail, and Cisco's unique primary tunnel path optimization. Information about the replacement product can be found at: www.cisco.com/go/isc. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder and MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro to the Cisco IP Solution Center Traffic Engineering Management application.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder and MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro

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.

December 28, 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.

June 28, 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.

September 28, 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.

June 28, 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.

June 28, 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.

June 28, 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 28, 2008

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected By This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

TB2.0-APP-25

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-25 routers

TB2.0-AP5-50

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-50 routers

TB2.0-APP-75

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-75 routers

TB2.0-APP-100

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-100 routers

TB2.0-APP-150

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-150 routers

TB2.0-APP-UL

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-Unlimited number of routers

TB2.0-APP-50U

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-25 to 50 routers upgrade

TB2.0-APP-75U

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-50 to 75 routers upgrade

TB2.0-APP-100U

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-75 to 100 routers upgrade

TB2.0-APP-150U

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-100 to 150 routers upgrade

TB2.0-APP-ULU

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 2.0-150 to unlimited number of routers upgrade

TBPRO2.0-25

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0-25 routers

TBPRO2.0-50

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0 -50 routers

TBPRO2.0-75

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0 -75 routers

TBPRO2.0-100

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0 -100 routers

TBPRO2.0-150

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0 -150 routers

TBPRO2.0-UL

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0 -Unlimited number of routers

TBPRO2.0-50U

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0-25 to 50 routers upgrade

TBPRO2.0-75U

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0-50 to 75 routers upgrade

TBPRO2.0-100U

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0-75 to 100 routers upgrade

TBPRO2.0-150U

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0-100 to 150 routers upgrade

TBPRO2.0-ULU

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro 2.0-150 to unlimited number of routers upgrade

TB1.0-L

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0-Large license (more than 150 routers)

TB-1.0-L=

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0 - Large Install

TB1.0-M

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0-Medium license (51 to 150 routers)

TB-1.0-M=

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0 - Medium Install

TB1.0-ML-UPG

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0-Upgrade from medium to large license

TB-1.0-M-L=

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0 Upgrade - Medium to Large

TB1.0-S

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0-Small license (0 to 50 routers)

TB-1.0-S=

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0 - Small Install

TB1.0-SM-UPG

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0-Upgrade from small to medium license

TB-1.0-S-M=

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0 Upgrade - Small to Medium

TB2.0-50-UPG

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0->2.0 50 Rtr Pack Upg

TB2.0-50T150-UPG

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0->2.0 50->150 Rtr Pack Upg

TB2.0-150U-UPG

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder 1.0->2.0 150+ Rtr Upg Pack

TBPRO2.0-LAB

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder Lab copy 10Rtr Node Limit

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder and MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro is the Cisco IP Solution Center Traffic Engineering Management application (Table 3). The Traffic Engineering Management application is part of the Cisco IP Solution Center, a family of intelligent element management applications for planning, provisioning, and troubleshooting MPLS and Metro Ethernet networks.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco MPLS Tunnel Builder and MPLS Tunnel Builder Pro

Cisco IP Solution Center Traffic Engineering Management

Four-tier distributed architecture

No

Yes

RDBMS (Oracle, Sybase)

No

Yes

RBAC

No

Yes

User audit trail

No

Yes

Carrier-class provisioning engine

No

Yes

Primary tunnel optimization

No

Yes

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 can purchase an update to Cisco IP Solution Traffic Engineering Management for a minimal fee through normal Cisco sales channels.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco IP Solution Center Traffic Engineering Management application, contact your local account representative or visit:
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, visit:
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, visit:
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The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0411R)Printed in the USA Text Box:  Corporate HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-4000	800 553-NETS (6387)Fax:	408 526-4100	European HeadquartersCisco Systems International BVHaarlerbergparkHaarlerbergweg 13-191101 CH AmsterdamThe Netherlandswww-europe.cisco.comTel:	31 0 20 357 1000Fax:	31 0 20 357 1100	Americas HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-7660Fax:	408 527-0883	Asia Pacific HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.168 Robinson Road#28-01 Capital Tower Singapore 068912www.cisco.comTel: +65 6317 7777Fax: +65 6317 7799Cisco Systems has more than 200 offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed on the Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland Israel · Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland Portugal · Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden Switzerland · Taiwan · Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · Zimbabwe						Copyright  2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCIP, CCSP, the Cisco Powered Network mark, Cisco Unity, Follow Me Browsing, FormShare, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Aironet, ASIST, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, the Cisco IOS logo, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Empowering the Internet Generation, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, GigaStack, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, MICA, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, RateMUX, Registrar, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, StrataView Plus, Stratm, SwitchProbe, TeleRouter, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, TransPath, and VCO are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0411R)Printed in the USA