® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco
® ONS 15454 Gigabit Ethernet gigabit interface converters (GBICs), versions SX, LX, and ZX. The last day to order the affected product is April 25, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until April 25, 2011. 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.
Customers are encouraged to
migrate to the Cisco Optical Networking Group Gigabit Ethernet GBICs. These optical networking products can be used across all optical platforms.
Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 Gigabit Ethernet GBICs, Versions SX, LX, and ZX
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 25, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
April 25, 2006
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.
July 25, 2006
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.
April 25, 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.
April 25, 2007
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.
April 25, 2007
End of service contract renewal date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
January 25, 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.
April 25, 2011
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
1000BASE-SX, SC, multimode (MM)
1000BASE-SX GBIC, spare
1000BASE-SX, SC, MM
1000BASE-LX, SC, single mode (SM), or MM
1000BASE-LX GBIC, spare
1000BASE-LX, SC, SM, or MM
1000BASE-ZX GBIC, spare
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacements for the Cisco ONS 15454 Gigabit Ethernet GBICs versions SX, LX, and ZX are the Cisco Optical Networking Group Gigabit Ethernet GBICs. They are electrically and operationally equivalent to the Cisco ONS 15454 Gigabit Ethernet GBICs and designed to maintain proper Operations Systems Modification of Intelligent Network Elements (OSMINE) support. The physical labeling for the replacement product IDs will include the updated product ID.
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.