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EoS/EoL for XC-VXL Cross-Connect Cards for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH MSPP

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Product Bulletin No. EOL5010

Cisco Systems ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the XC-VXL Cross-Connect Cards for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform. The last day to order the affected product is July 31, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the XC-VXL Cross-Connect Cards for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
This document contains the end-of-life plan for the Cisco ONS 15454E XC-VXL cards. This card is a common control card for the Cisco ONS 15454E and is used on SDH MSPP systems. The XC-VXL card reached first customer ship status in March 2003 and is supported by software beginning with Release 4.0.0. A new common control card, the XC-VXC card, was introduced in September 2005. The XC-VXC card provides the same functionality as the XC-VXL card, plus supports some new features.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the XC-VXL Cross-Connect Cards for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform

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.

July 31, 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 31, 2007

Last Ship Date: HW

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 30, 2007

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

July 30, 2008

End of New Service Attachment Date: HW

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 30, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

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

October 29, 2011

Last Date of Support: HW

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 29, 2012

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

15454E-XC-VXL-10G

SDH HO/LO Cross-Connect Module, 10G shelf

15454E-XC-VXC-10G

SDH HO/LO XC, 60G VC-4, 5G VC-12/11 - ANSI/ETSI Support

15454E-XC-VXL-10G=

SDH HO/LO Cross-Connect Module, 10G shelf

15454E-XC-VXC-10G=

SDH HO/LO XC, 60G VC-4, 5G VC-12/11 - ANSI/ETSI Support

15454E-XC-VXL2.5G

SDH HO/LO Cross-Connect Module, 2.5G shelf

15454E-XC-VXC-10G

SDH HO/LO XC, 60G VC-4, 5G VC-12/11 - ANSI/ETSI Support

15454E-XC-VXL2.5G=

SDH HO/LO Cross-Connect Module, 2.5G shelf

15454E-XC-VXC-10G=

SDH HO/LO XC, 60G VC-4, 5G VC-12/11 - ANSI/ETSI Support

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the XC-VXL Cross-Connect Cards for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform is the XC-VXC Cross-Connect Cards for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP).
Customers are encouraged to migrate to XC-VXC Cross-Connect Cards for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH MSPP. Customers should qualify and begin deployments of the XC-VXC cards. There is no need to replace existing XC-VXL cards unless they would like to utilize the new features supported on the XC-VXC card in Software Release 6.0 or greater. Standard Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) trade-in credits are available for customers wishing to upgrade from the XC-VXL to XC-VXC card.
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 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: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_high_level_listing.html.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the XC-VXL Cross-Connect Cards for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/prod_eol_notices_list.html or contact your local account representative .
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.