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END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CISCO CATALYST 6500 SERIES NETWORK ANALYSIS MODULE SOFTWARE 3.1 FOR NAM-1 AND NAM-2

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CISCO CATALYST 6500 SERIES NETWORK ANALYSIS MODULE SOFTWARE 3.1 FOR NAM-1 AND NAM-2. The last day to order the affected product(s) is June 8, 2005. 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 END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CISCO CATALYST 6500 SERIES NETWORK ANALYSIS MODULE SOFTWARE 3.1 FOR NAM-1 AND NAM-2

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 8, 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 8, 2005

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.

June 8, 2006

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.

June 8, 2006

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.

June 8, 2006

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
App. SW

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

September 4, 2007

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.

June 7, 2008

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

Additional Information

SC-SVC-NAM-3.1

Catalyst 6500 NAM SW Release 3.1

SC-SVC-NAM-3.3

Cisco Network Analysis Module SW 3.3

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Product Migration Options

Cisco encourages customers to download Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series NAM Software 3.3 or later from the Cisco.com Software Center. Customers with a Cisco SMARTnet#xAE contract can download the software at no charge using their access and contract privileges. For detailed information about minimum supervisor engine operating system requirements, customers should refer to the release notes for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series NAM Software 3.3.
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) to trade-in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr11/incentive/tmp/index.html.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CISCO CATALYST 6500 SERIES NETWORK ANALYSIS MODULE SOFTWARE 3.1 FOR NAM-1 AND NAM-2 through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/eos.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html.

For More Information

For more information about the CISCO CATALYST 6500 SERIES NETWORK ANALYSIS MODULE, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2706/ps5025/index.html, or contact your local account representative.
To request information about the CISCO CATALYST 6500 SERIES NETWORK ANALYSIS MODULE, send an e-mail to nam-info@cisco.com.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html.

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