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EoS/EOL Announcement for the Cisco Channel Interface Processor, No. 2537

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2537

Addendum Date
February 7, 2005
Effective Date
February 7, 2005
Original Bulletin Announcement Date
August 2, 2004
Original Bulletin Information
2537

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® Channel Interface Processor (CIP). The last day to order the Cisco CIP is January 31, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until January 31, 2010.

Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco CIP. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 7200 Series High-Performance Channel Port Adapter (ECPA4), which provides higher performance at a lesser cost. Information about this product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2033/ps124/index.html.
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco CIP to the ECPA4.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Channel Interface Processor

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.
August 2, 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.
January 31, 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.
May 1, 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.
January 31, 2007

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
January 31, 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.
January 31, 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.
October 31, 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.
January 31, 2010

Note: Extended SW support from 2006 to 2007.

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

CX-CIP2-ECA1
CIP2 with Single ESCON Channel Interface
CX-CIP2-ECA1=
CIP2 with Single ESCON Channel Interface (spare)
CX-CIP2-ECA2
CIP2 with Dual ESCON Channel Interface
CX-CIP2-ECA2=
CIP2 with Dual ESCON Channel Interface (spare)
CX-ECA1-U
ESCON Interface Upgrade for part numbers CX-CIP-ECA1 or CX-CIP-PCA1
MEM-CIP-32M
CIP 32 MB DRAM Option
MEM-CIP-32M=
CIP 32 MB DRAM Option
MEM-CIP-64M
CIP 64 MB DRAM Option
MEM-CIP-64M=
CIP 64 MB DRAM Option
MEM-CIP-128M
CIP 128 MB DRAM Option
MEM-CIP-128M=
CIP 128 MB DRAM Option
FR-CIP-TN3270S
TN3270 Server for the CIP
FR-CIP-TN3270S=
TN3270 Server for the CIP
FR-CIP-TN3270S-S
TN3270 SSL Support for the CIP
FR-CIP-TN3270S-S=
TN3270 SSL Support for the CIP
FR-CIP-ASSIST
TCP Assist Feature on CIP

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco CIP is the Cisco ECPA4 (Table 3). The Cisco ECPA4 is for the Cisco 7200 Series Router, has one port, and provides higher performance at a lower price than the Cisco CIP. Functions are identical for the two products.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

 

Cisco CIP

Cisco ECPA4

Single Port
CX-CIP2-ECA1
PA-4C-E
Two Port
CX-CIP2-ECA2
None (one port only)

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 Cisco CIP through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the CIP 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 CIP, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2643/ps123/index.html or contact your local account representative.
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
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The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0501R) 	204171.d_ETMG_SH_2.05Printed 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 TowerSingapore 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 onthe 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 · ZimbabweCopyright  2005 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. (0501R) 	204171.d_ETMG_SH_2.05Printed in the USA