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Addendum To EoS/EoL Notice For NPE-175 Network Processing Engine

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Addendum date

November 5, 2004

Effective date

September 1, 2004

Original bulletin information

Product Bulletin #1126


The end-of-sale date for the Cisco ® 7200 Series NPE-175 Network Processing Engine was July 15, 2000. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 15, 2005.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco NPE-175. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement and replacement product information. This notice is an addendum to the original Cisco NPE-175 end-of-sale and end-of-life bulletin.
The end of software support for the Cisco NPE-175 follows:

• Software support ends in Cisco IOS® Software releases 12.1(14)E, 12.2(24), 12.0(27)S, and 12.2(15)T.

• Bug fixes will be provided for 36 months after the Cisco NPE-175 end-of-sale date (July 15, 2000).

• The last date to receive support from the Cisco TAC is July 15, 2005.


Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco NPE-175




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.

July 15, 2000

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.

October 15, 2000

End of software maintenance releases date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any software maintenance releases or bug fixes to the software product. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software. The last software releases supported include Cisco IOS Software releases 12.2(24), 12.2(15)T, 12.0(27)S, and 12.1(14)E.

12.0(27)S: July 15, 2003

12.1(14)E: July 15, 2003

12.2(15)T: July 15, 2003

12.2(24): July 15, 2003

End of service contract renewal

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.

July 15, 2004

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.

July 15, 2005


Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description


NPE-175 Network Processing Engine for 7200


7200VXR NPE-400 (128 MB default memory)


NPE-175 Network Processing Engine for 7200, Spare


7200VXR NPE-400 (128 MB default memory), SPARE


7204VXR Bundle with NPE-175 and I/O Controller without FE


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


The recommended replacement for the Cisco NPE-175 is the Cisco NPE-400. Note that the Cisco NPE-400 requires a Cisco 7200VXR chassis. More information about the Cisco NPE-400 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 Systems ® 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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