Cisco 7200 Series Routers

Addendum To End-Of-Sale Notice For Cisco 7200 NPE-300 And C7200-I/O-FE

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Addendum Dates

2nd edition

1st Edition


April 27, 2005

October 8, 2004

Effective Date

2nd edition

1st Edition


April 27, 2004

October 8, 2004

Original Bulletin Information

Product Bulletin, No. 1399


The End-of-Sale date for Cisco ® 7200 NPE-300 and C7200-I/O-FE was December 31, 2001. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 31, 2006.
Table 1 describes the End-of-Life milestones, definitions, and dates for the NPE-300 and C7200-I/O-FE. Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this notice and the associated replacement product numbers.
End of software support for NPE-300 and C7200-I/O-FE is as follows:

• End of software support pertains to all major release trains that were shipping at the time of product end of sale which include 12.1E, 12.0S, and 12.2T (refer to Table 1 for details).

• As an exception, bug fixes will be provided in 12.3 Mainline for 36 months after product end-of-sale date (December 31, 2001).


Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco 7200 NPE-300 and C7200-I/O-FE




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, 2001

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, 2002

End of software maintenance release date1

End of bug fixes, patches, or regular maintenance releases. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, or maintain NPE-300 or C7200-I/O-FE. Product is removed from test beds. Cisco TAC continues to support P1 and P2 issues for NPE-300 and C7200-I/O-FE with workaround and patches where available. Customers need to upgrade to recommended release or hardware where no work-around exists. Software support ends in: 12.2(15)T, 12.0(29)S, 12.1(19)E, and 12.3(10b).

12.0(29)S: December 31, 2004

12.1(19)E: December 31, 2004

12.2(15)T: November 30, 2004

12.3(10b): December 28, 2004 2

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 31, 2006

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, 2006

1 Indicates extended end of software support date and last maintenance release supported on NPE-300 and C7200-I/O-FE
2 Provided specific Release.......(insert short and concise language here to let customer know what the change was)


  1. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
  2. End-of-Sale Product Part Number

    Product Description

    Replacement Product Part Number

    Replacement Product Description


    Network Processing Engine NPE- 300


    Network Processing Engine NPE-G1


    Network Processing Engine NPE-300 (Spare)


    Network Processing Engine NPE-G1 (Spare)


    Cisco 7200 Input/Output Controller with Fast Ethernet Port




    Network Processing Engine NPE-G1


    Cisco 7200 Input/Output Controller with Dual 10/100 Ethernet 


    Cisco 7200 Input/Output Controller with Fast Ethernet Port (Spare)




    Network Processing Engine NPE-G1 (Spare)


    Cisco 7200 Input/Output Controller with Dual 10/100 Ethernet (Spare)


The recommended replacement for NPE-300 is NPE-G1. The Cisco 7200 NPE-G1 is the most recent addition to the Cisco 7200 Series processor family. The NPE-G1 addresses the demand for performance and flexibility by dramatically increasing processing capacity and enabling unprecedented LAN performance.

• Increases flexible processing to one million packets per second!

• Maximizes LAN performance with three onboard GE/FE ports.

• Doubles scalability by supporting up to 1 GB of DRAM.

• Reduces system cost by eliminating the requirement for an I/O controller.

• Maintains application flexibility and investment protection by supporting existing 7200 features at an unprecedented value.


More information about the Cisco 7200 Network Processing Engine NPE-G1 can be found at:


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: The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a user ID.


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