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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco 12000 Series 8-Port Fast Ethernet Line Card (8FE-FX-SC-B)

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Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco 12000 Series 8-Port Fast Ethernet Line Card (8FE-FX-SC-B). The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 26, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the 8-Port 10/100 Ethernet Shared Port Adapter with RJ-45 (part number 12000-SIP-401/501/601 + SPA-8XFE-TX). Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 12000 Series 8-Port Fast Ethernet Line Card (8FE-FX-SC-B)

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 26, 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.

May 26, 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.

August 25, 2007

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
OS SW

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.

May 25, 2010

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.

May 25, 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.

May 25, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

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

August 24, 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.

May 24, 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

8FE-FX-SC-B

GSR 8-port 100baseFX, SC connector, version B

SPA-8XFE-TX

8-port 10/100 Ethernet Shared Port Adapter with RJ-45

8FE-FX-SC-B=

GSR 8-port 100baseFX, SC connector, version B

SPA-8XFE-TX=

8-port 10/100 Ethernet Shared Port Adapter with RJ-45

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the 8-Port 10/100 Ethernet Shared Port Adapter with RJ-45 [part number 12000-SIP-401/501/601 + SPA-8XFE-TX]. Information about these products can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6267/prod_module_series_home.html.
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 Cisco 12000 Series 8-Port Fast Ethernet Line Card (8FE-FX-SC-B) through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/eos.

For More Information

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.