Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® CNS Network Registrar® 5.0. The last day to order the Cisco CNS Network Registrar 5.0 is May 28, 2004. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until May 28, 2006.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco CNS Network Registrar 5.0. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco CNS Network Registrar 6.1, a full-featured system that provides Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) scalable naming and addressing services for enterprise and service provider networks. Information about the replacement product can be found at
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco CNS Network Registrar 5.0
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
May 28, 2004
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.
July 30, 2004
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.
July 30, 2004
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.
May 28, 2006
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Cisco Network Registrar 5.0, base, 1250 nodes, all platforms
Cisco Network Registrar Upgrade to 5.0 for Cisco Software Application Support plus Upgrades (SASU) customers only
The recommended replacement for the Cisco CNS Network Registrar 5.0 is the Cisco CNS Network Registrar 6.1. Cisco CNS Network Registrar 6.1 dramatically improves the reliability of naming and addressing services for enterprise networks. For cable Internet service providers (ISPs), Cisco CNS Network Registrar provides scalable DNS and DHCP services and forms the basis of a DOCSIS
® cable modem provisioning system.