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EOL for the Cisco ONS 15454 and ONS 15454E Release 4.5 Software

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END-OF-LIFE NOTICE, NO. 2755
Cisco Systems ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco ® ONS 15454 and ONS 15454E Release 4.5 Software. The last day to order the Release 4.5 Software is July 26, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 26, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Release 4.5 Software. Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ONS 15454 and ONS 15454E Release 4.6 Software or later, which provides the greatest feature and platform functionality.
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco ONS 15454 and ONS 15454E Release 4.5 to Release 4.6 Software.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 and ONS 15454E Release 4.5 Software

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.

January 26, 2005

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 26, 2005

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.

October 26, 2005

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.

July 26, 2006

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 26, 2006

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.

April 26, 2008

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 26, 2008

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

15454-R4.5.0SWCD=

Release 4.5.0 Feature Pkg., CD

15454-DOC4.5.0PP=

Sys. Doc. Release 4.5.0 English, Paper

15454-DOC4.5.0CD=

Sys. Doc. Release 4.5.0 English, CD

15454E-R4.5.0SWCD=

ONS 15454 AU4 Release Feature Package 4.5.0 CD

15454E-DOC4.5.0PP=

ONS 15454 AU4 System Doc Release 4.5.0, Paper, English

15454E-DOC4.5.0CD=

ONS 15454 AU4 System Doc Release 4.5.0, CD, English

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco ONS 15454 and ONS 15454E Release 4.5 Software is the Cisco ONS 15454 and ONS 15454E Release 4.6 Software or later (Table 3). Release 4.5 was developed specifically for DWDM introduction on Cisco ONS 15454 and ONS 15454E platforms. Release 4.6 provides additional features and functionalities:

• Common multiservice provisioning platform (MSPP) and multiservice transport platform (MSTP) management

• Cisco Transport Manager support

• TIRKS, TEMS, and NMA certification (OSMINE)

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco EOL Product

Cisco Replacement Product

Rel. 4.5.0 Feature Pkg., CD

15454-R4.5.0SWCD=

15454-R4.6.0SWCD=

Sys. Doc. Rel. 4.5.0 English, Paper

15454-DOC4.5.0PP=

15454-DOC4.6.0PP=

Sys. Doc. Rel. 4.5.0 English, CD

15454-DOC4.5.0CD=

15454-DOC4.6.0CD=

ONS 15454 AU4 Release Feature Package 4.5.0 CD

15454E-R4.5.0SWCD=

15454E-R4.6.0SWCD=

ONS 15454 AU4 System Doc Rel. 4.5.0, Paper, English

15454E-DOC4.5.0PP=

15454E-DOC4.6.0PP=

ONS 15454 AU4 System Doc Rel. 4.5.0, CD, English

15454E-DOC4.5.0CD=

15454E-DOC4.6.0CD=

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco ONS 15454/ONS 15454E-Release 4.5 SW, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps2006/ps5320/index.html
or contact your local account representative or
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 please go to:
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice

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