Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3. The last day to order the Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3 is October 14, 2007. 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 Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3
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.
April 15, 2007
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
October 14, 2007
Last Ship Date: App. SW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
January 12, 2008
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: App. SW
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.
October 13, 2008
End of New Service Attachment Date: App. SW
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.
October 13, 2008
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: App. SW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
January 9, 2010
Last Date of Support: App. SW
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.
October 13, 2010
• HW = Hardware
• OS SW = Operating System Software
• App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
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.