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EOL/EOS for the CISCO7206VXR/NSE-1 Bundle

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Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale dates for the CISCO7206VXR/NSE-1 Bundle. The last day to order the CISCO7206VXR/NSE-1 Bundle is April 20, 2001. 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 CISCO7206VXR/NSE-1 Bundle. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the CISCO7206VXR/NSE-1 Bundle.




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.

January 19, 2001

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.

April 20, 2001

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.

July 19, 2001

• 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


7206VXR w/ NSE-1 and I/O controller w/ 2 FE/E


7206VXR with NPE-G2 includes 3GigE/FE/E Ports and IP SW


7206VXR w/ NSE-1 and I/O controller w/ 2 FE/E


7206VXR with NPE-G1 includes 3GigE/FE/E Ports and IP SW


7206VXR w/ NSE-1 and I/O controller w/ 2 FE/E


7206VXR with NPE-400 and I/O Controller with 2 FE/E Ports


7206VXR w/ NSE-1 and I/O controller w/ 2 FE/E


7206VXR with NPE-400 and GE+E I/O controller

Product Migration Options

The customer can choose any of the suggested migration products depending on the performance/feature requirements. The 7206VXR/NPE-G2 bundle provides the highest performance amongst the suggested migration products with the Network Processing Engine NPE-G2 providing up to 2 Million packets per second (Mpps). The Cisco 7200 Network Processing Enginer NPE-G2 is the most recent addition to the Cisco 7200VXR Series processor family.
The Network Processing Engine NPE-G2:

• Addresses the demand for performance and flexibility by dramatically increasing processing capacity and enabling unprecedented LAN performance

• Increases flexible processing to two million packets per second

• Maximizes LAN performance with three onboard GE/FE ports

• Increases scalability by supporting up to 2 GB of DRAM

• Offering USB ports for etoken and USB flash support

• 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-G2 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.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to

For More Information

For more information about the NPE-G2 and respective bundles, visit, or contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to