Cisco ONS 15300 Series

EoS/EoL for Cisco ONS 15327 Wall Mount Enclosure & Battery Box

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Cisco Systems ® announces the End-of-Life of the Cisco ® Wall Mount Enclosure and Battery Backup Box for the ONS 15327. The last day to order the Cisco Wall Mount Enclosure and Battery Backup Box for the ONS 15327 is August 31, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until August 31, 2009. Table 2 describes the End-of-Life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Wall Mount Enclosure and Battery Backup Box for the ONS15327.
Table 1 indicates Products and Product IDs reaching End-Of-Life.

Table 1. Products and Product IDs Reaching End-Of-Life

Product ID

Product Description


15327 WME ATO (includes Wall Mount Cabinet, SA, FTA, Rectifiers)


15327 WME (includes Wall Mount Cabinet, SA, FTA, Rectifiers)


Spare Filter for Door Fan Assembly-15327 WME


Battery Backup Enclosure-15327 WME


Battery Backup Enclosure-15327 WME


Cisco will no longer offer a Wall Mount Enclosure or battery backup box for the 15327. As a replacement, Cisco has provided all design details to an Ecosystem Partner to continue to separately produce a 15327 WME solution for customers; after the below indicated End-of-Sales date customers may contact the following partner:
Denver, Colorado 80211
Toll Free: 1-(888)-PCI-9001
Local: (303) 433-2333
This Ecosystem Partner will provide a quote for the WME and/or battery box and integrate the 15327.


Table 2 indicates the milestone schedule for the End-of-Life.

Table 2. Milestone Schedule for the End-of-Life




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.

March 01, 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.

August 31, 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.

November 31, 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.

August 31, 2005

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.

August 31, 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.

August 31, 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.

May 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.

August 31, 2009


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