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EoS/EoL Announcement for the Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 3.0.0

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Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 3.0.0. The last day to order the Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 3.0.0 is October 17, 2007. 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 Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 3.0.0. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 3.0.2, which is fully compatible, in place of the Software Release 3.0.0.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 3.0.0

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.

April 18, 2007

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.

October 17, 2007

Last Ship Date: OS 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.

January 15, 2008

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: OS 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.

October 16, 2008

End of New Service Attachment Date:
OS 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.

October 16, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: OS SW

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

January 12, 2012

Last Date of Support: OS 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.

October 15, 2012

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Upgrade of the Software Release 3.0.0 to 3.0.2 can be done by downloading the software image from Cisco.com and by following the upgrade procedure.

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

15305-R3.0.0SWCD=

15305 System Software CD, R3.0.0 RTU, Includes R2.2.0 CEC CD

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 3.0.2.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 3.0.0

Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 3.0.2

Compatible with CTM 7.2

Compatible with CTM 7.2

Compatible with CTM 7.2

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 end-of-sale product through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product 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/web/ordering/ciscocapital/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_high_level_listing.html.

For More Information

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
.