Cisco ONS 15600 Series

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco 15600-R1.0.0SWCD

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Cisco Systems ® announces the End-of-Life of the Cisco ® 15600-R1.0.0SWCD. The last day to order the Cisco 15600-R1.0.0SWCD is December 31, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 31, 2003. Table 1 describes the End-of-Life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco 15600-R1.0.0SWCD.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the 15600-LIC-UPG, which is the next release of software for the ONS 15600. Information about this product can be found at: Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco 15600-R1.0.0SWCD to the 15600-LIC-UPG.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 15600-R1.0.0SWCD




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.

June 30, 2003

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.

December 31, 2003

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.

March 31, 2004

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.

December 31, 2004

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.

December 31, 2004

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.

December 31, 2004

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.

September 30, 2005

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.

December 31, 2005


Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description


Rel 1.0.0 AE Feature Pkg, CD

Product Migration Options

There is only one migration plan for existing Release 1.0.0 customers, upgrading to R1.1.0 software. The recommended replacement for the Cisco 15600-R1.0.0SWCD is the 15600-LIC-UPG (Table 3). The 15600-LIC-UPG is the next available release of software R1.1.0 for the ONS 15600. Added to this release is full support of R1.0.0, 2F BLSR, and support for new OC-48/OC-192 SR modules and bug fixes for R1.0.0. 15600-LIC-UPG also contains code to support the new AMCC nP3400 Rev C3C chip on the 15600-TSC module as well as the exiting AMCC nP3400 Rev C2C chip.

Table 3. Product Comparisons


Cisco 15600-R1.0.0SWCD

Cisco 15600-LIC-UPG


320 Gbps 128-port single shelf system.

320 Gbps 128-port single shelf system.


OC-192 LR module support

OC-192 LR module support


OC-48 LR module support

OC-48 LR module support


UPSR, 1+1 APS and PPMN

UPSR, 1+1 APS and PPMN





16-Port OC-48 LR module

16-port OC-48 LR module


4-Port OC-192 LR module

4-port OC-192 LR module



4-port OC-192 SR module



16-port OC-48 SR module


INSTRUCTIONS: Customers can use the Class B ECO (needs to be created) to upgrade to 15600-LIC-UPG software.


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