In an effort to offer the most up-to-date, high-performing, feature-rich, midrange router security bundles, Cisco Systems® is making Cisco VPN Acceleration Module 2+ (VAM2+) router security bundles available on Cisco 7200 Series and Cisco 7301 routers. Bundle part numbers are listed in Table 1. Bundles include Cisco IOS® Software with the IP Security (IPSec), firewall, and intrusion detection system (IDS) feature set.
Table 1. Cisco VAM2+ Router Security Bundle Part Numbers
VAM2+ Security Bundle Part Number
Cisco 7206VXR chassis, NPE-400 processor with 512 MB of system memory, I/O controller with dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports, VAM2+, AC power, and Cisco IOS IP FW/IDS IPSec Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) Software
Cisco 7206VXR chassis, NPE-G1 processor with 512 MB of system memory, 3 onboard 100/1000 Ethernet ports, VAM2+, AC power, and Cisco IOS IP FW/IDS IPSec 3DES Software
Cisco 7301 chassis with 3 onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports, 512 MB of system memory, VAM2+, AC power, and Cisco IOS IP FW/IDS IPSec 3DES Software
With the addition of the VAM2+ security bundles, Cisco is also announcing the end of life of two Cisco 7200 Series NPE-225 VPN bundles. The last day to order these bundles is July 29, 2005. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until otherwise specified by a component-specific end-of-life announcement. This announcement refers only to the bundling of the components. Table 2 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates. Table 3 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to any of the current Cisco 7200 Series or Cisco 7301 security bundles, which provide improved performance and scalability for security services.
Table 2. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Specific Cisco 7200 Series NPE-225 VPN Bundles
End-of-Orderability Announcement Date
The date the official document announcing the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.
February 1, 2005
End-of Orderability Date
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
July 29, 2005
Last Shipment Date
The last-possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.
October 31, 2005
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.
Support will continue as part of standard services-and-support contract for Cisco 7200 Series router
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.
Table 3. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Cisco 7204VXR chassis, NPE-225 processor with 128 MB of system memory, I/O controller with dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports, AC power, Cisco IOS IP FW/IDS IPSec 3DES Software, and VAM
Cisco 7206VXR chassis, NPE-225 processor with 256 MB of system memory, I/O controller with dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports, AC power, Cisco IOS IP FW/IDS IPSec 3DES Software, and VAM2
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
Any of the current Cisco 7200 Series or Cisco 7301 router security bundles are recommended replacements for the two Cisco 7200 NPE-225 security bundles listed in Table 3.
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, visit:
The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
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