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EoL/EoS Announcement For The Cisco ONS 15327 E-Series Cards

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Product Bulletin No. EOL4095 - Amended

Cisco Systems ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco ONS 15327 E-Series Cards. The last day to order the affected product is July 10, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 8, 2012. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
The Cisco ONS 15310-MA and ONS 15310-CL are replacement platforms for the Cisco ONS 15327. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the ONS 15310 CE-Series and ML-Series cards on ONS 15310 platforms. Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15327 E-Series Cards




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.

July 10, 2006

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.

July 10, 2007

Last Ship 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.

October 9, 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.

July 9, 2008

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.

July 9, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

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

October 8, 2011

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.

July 8, 2012

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description


10/100BT, 4 Ckt., RJ45


15310 8-port 10/100 Ethernet L1 only


10/100BT, 4 Ckt., RJ45


15310 ML Series 10/100 Ethernet


The recommended replacement for the Cisco ONS 15327 E-Series Cards is the Cisco ONS 15310 CE-Series and ML-Series.
The Cisco ONS 15310-CL and ONS 15310-MA MSPPs are the replacement platforms for the ONS 15327 MSPP. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the ONS 15310 CE-Series and ML-Series cards. Information about this product can be found at:
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 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:


For more information about the Cisco ONS 15327 E-Series Cards, visit or contact your local account representative.
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