Cisco Systems Cisco Systems ® announces the end of life of Cisco ® CSM software versions 1.2(x), 2.1(x) and 2.2(x). The last day to order the Cisco CSM software versions 1.2(x), 2.1(x) and 2.2(x) is December 10, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 10, 2007. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco CSM software versions 1.2(x), 2.1(x) and 2.2(x). Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the CSM software version 3.1(x) or greater which provides feature enhancements and bug fixes for the CSM product. Information about software options can be found in the product release notes available at:
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/cat6000-csm (Cisco.com login is required to view this content). Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco CSM software versions 1.2(x), 2.1(x) and 2.2(x) to the CSM software versions 3.1(x) or greater
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco CSM software versions 1.2(x), 2.1(x) and 2.2(x)
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.
June 10, 2004
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
December 10, 2004
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.
March 10, 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.
December 10, 2005
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.
December 10, 2005
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.
December 10, 2006
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.
December 10, 2007
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
CSM Software Release 1.2.1
CSM Software Release 1.2.2
CSM Software Release 2.1.2a
CSM Software Release 2.1.3a
CSM Software Release 2.1.4
CSM Software Release 2.2.2b
CSM Software Release 2.2.3a
CSM Software Release 2.2.4
CSM Software Release 2.2.5
CSM Software Release 2.2.6
CSM Software Release 2.2.7
PROCUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco CSM software versions 1.2(x), 2.1(x) and 2.2(x) is the CSM software version 3.1(x) or greater. These releases of CSM software include feature enhancements as well as resolution to some caveats from previous versions of CSM software. Refer to the release notes for the associated CSM release for details.
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco EOL Product
Cisco Replacement Product
Content switching feature set
CSM version 3.1(x) and newer contains all features and functionality of CSM releases 1.2(x), 2.1(x) and 2.2(x). CSM version 3.1(x) and newer releases contain additional features as well as bug fixes. Please see the CSM release notes for details on features and bugs fixed
See table 2 above
SC6K-3.1.1-CSM or newer
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the Cisco Content Switching Module (CSM), visit
http://www.cisco.com/go/csm or contact your local account representative