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EOL/EOS for Cisco 7304 NSE-100 Network Services Engine

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Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco 7304 NSE-100 Network Services Engine. The last day to order the affected product(s) is March 31, 2008. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. 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.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 7304 NSE-100 Network Services Engine

Milestone

Definition

Date

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.

October 1, 2007

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.

March 31, 2008

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.

June 29, 2008

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

March 31, 2009

End of New Service Attachment Date: HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

March 31, 2009

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

June 26, 2012

Last Date of Support: HW

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.

March 30, 2013

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

CISCO7304

4-slot chassis, NSE100, 1 Power Supply, 512MB Memory

CISCO7304-NSE-150

4-slot chassis, NSE-150, 1 Power Supply, 2GB Memory

CISCO7304-CH

Channel bundle:chassis,NSE-100,PWR-AC,MEM512,CFM-254,IOS,FAN

CISCO7304CH-NSE150

Channel bundle:chassis,NSE-150,PWR-AC, IOS IP PLUS,FAN

7300-NSE-100

Cisco 7304 NSE-100 w/512MB SDRAM, 256MB Flsh, (2)GE

7300-NSE-150

Cisco 7304 NSE-150 w/2GB SDRAM, 256MB Flsh, (4)GE

7300-NSE-100=

Cisco 7304 NSE-100 w/512MB SDRAM, 256MB Flsh, (2)GE (Spare)

7300-NSE-150=

Cisco 7304 NSE-150 w/2GB SDRAM, 256MB Flsh, (4)GE

7300-NSE-100/2

Redundant Cisco 7304 NSE-100

7300-NSE-150/2

Redundant Cisco 7304 NSE-150 w/2GB SDRAM, 256MB Flsh, (4)GE

7300-MEM-512

512MB SDRAM for 7304 NSE-100

N/A

Replaced by NSE150 on-board memory

7300-MEM-512=

512MB SDRAM for 7304 NSE-100, spare

N/A

Replaced by NSE150 on-board memory

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 7304 NSE-150 Network Services Engine. Information about this product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps352/prod_bulletin0900aecd8060aac5.html.
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 http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through the Cisco Certified 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 http://cisco.com/go/remarketing

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco 7304 NSE-150 Network Services Engine, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps352/prod_bulletin0900aecd8060aac5.html, or contact your local account representative.
To request information about the Cisco 7304 NSE-150 Network Services Engine, send an e-mail to ask-7304-pm@cisco.com.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html.
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice