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END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE CISCO 15600-R1

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product bulletin no. 2486

Cisco Systems announces the end of life of the Cisco 15600-R1.3.0SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.0, and SF15600-R1.3.0. The last day to order the Cisco 15600-R1.3.0SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.0, and SF15600- R1.3.0 is Dec 1, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until Dec 1, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco 15600-R1.3.0SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.0, and SF15600-R1.3.0.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the 15600-R1.3.1SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.1, and SF15600-R1.3.1 respectively, which is the next release of software for the ONS 15600. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/ong/15600/index.htm Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco 15600-R1.3.0SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.0, and SF15600-R1.3.0 to the 1560015600-R1.3.1SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.1, and SF15600-R1.3.1.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 15600- R1.3.0SWCD

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.

May 24, 2004

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 1, 2004

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.

December 1, 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 1, 2005

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 1, 2005

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 1, 2005

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 1, 2009

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 1, 2009

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

15600-R1.3.0SWCD

Rel 1.3.0 AE Feature Pkg, CD

15600-LIC-R1.3.

0 Right to use sw license R1.3.0

SF15600-R1.3.0

Rel. 1.3.0 SW, Pre-loaded on TSC

proDuct migration options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco 15600-R1.3.0SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.0, and SF15600-R1.3.0 is the 1560015600-R1.3.1SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.1, and SF15600-R1.3.1 (Table 3). There is only one migration plan for existing Release 1.3.0 customers, upgrading to R1.3.1 software. The recommended replacement for the Cisco 15600-R1.3.0SWCD is the 15600-LIC-UPG (Table 3). The 15600-LIC-UPG is the next available release of software R1.3.1 for the ONS 15600. Added to this release is full support of R1.3.1 including FR and PSIRT fixes and full interoperability with the ONS 15454 R4.0.2. The 15600-FTA2 will be the only hardware introduced with R1.3.1. The 15600-FTA2 is a new NEBS 3 certified Fan Tray assembly which replaces the 15600-FTA. The 15600-FTA EOL was announced in Product Bulletin 2404.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco 15600-R1.3.0SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.0, SF15600-R1.3.0

Cisco 15600-LIC-R1.3.1,

,15600-R1.3.1SWCD, SF15600-R1.3.1

15600-LIC-R1.3.0

15600-LIC-R1.3.1

SF15600-R1.3.0

SF15600-R1.3.1

Feature

OC-192 LR module support

OC-192 LR module support

Feature

OC-48 LR module support

OC-48 LR module support

Feature

UPSR, 1+1 APS and PPMN

UPSR, 1+1 APS and PPMN

Feature

2F BLSR

2F BLSR

15600-48L16LR1550

16 Port OC-48 LR module 1

6 Port OC-48 LR module

15600-192L4LR1550

4 Port OC-192 LR module

4 Port OC-192 LR module

15600-192S4SR1310

4 Port OC-192 SR module

4 Port OC-192 SR module

15600-48S16SR1310

16 Port OC-48 SR module

16 Port OC-48 SR module

15600-FTA

Fan Tray Assembly

NA

15600-FTA2

NA

NEBS Fan Tray Assembly

Customers can simply order 1560015600-R1.3.1SWCD, 15600-LIC-R1.3.1, and SF15600-R1.3.1 or 15600-LIC-UPG software.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco 15600-LIC-R1.3.1, ,15600-R1.3.1SWCD, SF15600-R1.3.1 visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/optical/ps4533/tsd_products_support_series_home.html or contact your local account representative.

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http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html

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