Cisco ONS 15300 Series

EoS/EoL for Cisco ONS 15305 System Software Release 2.0.2

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Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco ONS 15305 System Software Release 2.0.2. The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 14, 2008. 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 Cisco ONS 15305 System Software Release 2.0.2




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.

November 14, 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.

May 14, 2008

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.

August 12, 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.

May 14, 2009

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.

May 14, 2009

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: OS SW

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

August 9, 2012

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.

May 13, 2013

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


15305 System Software CD, R2.0.2 RTU

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Rel. 2.03 or R3.0x

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 2.0.3, 3.0.5, or later. For more information about this product, go to:
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: The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through the Cisco Certified 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:

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco ONS 15305 Software Release 2.0.3, 3.0.5 or later, visit, or contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: