Cisco 5900 Series Embedded Services Routers

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco 5940 Embedded Services Router Security Bundles

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale dates for the Cisco 5940 Embedded Services Router Security Bundles. The last day to order the affected product(s) is June 29, 2012. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until otherwise specified by a component-specific end-of-life announcement or new Product ID. 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.

The Cisco 5940 Embedded Services Router Security Bundles have become redundant with recent changes in the product. Components previously included in these bundles are now included in the base products.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 5940 Embedded Services Router Security Bundles




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.

March 30, 2012

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.

June 29, 2012

Last Ship 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.

September 27, 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

Additional Information


Cisco 5940 Security Bundle - Air Cooled - AES


Cisco 5940 - cPCI, 3U, Rugged, Air-cooled/AES



Cisco 5940 Security Bundle - Conduction Cooled - AES


Cisco 5940 - cPCI, 3U, Rugged, Conduction-cooled/AES


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