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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco IOS XE Software Release 2.1

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Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco IOS XE Software Release 2.1. This End-of-Sale announcement covers all maintenance releases of IOS XE 2.1 including 2.1.0, 2.1.1, and later versions. The last day to order the affected product(s) is February 4, 2009. 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.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IOS XE Software Release 2.2 or later, which will support all the features in Cisco IOS XE Software Release 2.1 as well as additional features. Information about the replacement product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9343/index.html

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IOS XE Software Release 2.1

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.

January 23, 2009

End of Planned SW Maintenance Release Date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release a software maintenance release in Cisco IOS XE Software Release 2.1. After this date, maintenance rebuilds and software-fix support will be provided only through rebuilds of Cisco IOS XE Software Release 2.2 or later.

January 23, 2009

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.

February 4, 2009

End of Software Maintenance Support (EoSWM) 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.

May 4, 2009

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.

May 4, 2014

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number*

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number**

Replacement Product Description

SASR1R1-AESK9-21SR

Cisco ASR 1000 Series RP1 Advanced Enterprise Services

See the Product Migration Options section below for details

Cisco ASR 1000 Series RP1 Advanced Enterprise Services

SASR1R1-AISK9-21SR

Cisco ASR 1000 Series RP1 Advanced IP Services

See the Product Migration Options section below for details

Cisco ASR 1000 Series RP1 Advanced IP Services

SASR1R1-IPB-21SR

Cisco ASR1000 Series RP1 IP Base W/O Crypto

See the Product Migration Options section below for details

Cisco ASR1000 Series RP1 IP Base W/O Crypto

SASR1R1-IPBK9-21SR

Cisco ASR 1000 Series RP1 IP BASE

See the Product Migration Options section below for details

Cisco ASR 1000 Series RP1 IP BASE

* This End-of-Sale announcement covers all maintenance releases of IOS XE 2.1 (including 2.1.0, 2.1.1, and later versions).
** Please refer to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9343/index.html for information on selection of the latest version of Cisco IOS XE Software.

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IOS XE Software Release 2.2 or later. Cisco IOS XE Software provides enhanced in-service software upgrade (ISSU) and high-availability (HA) features. These features allow network operators to upgrade Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers without incurring any significant service interruption. Information about later releases of Cisco IOS XE Software can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9343/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco IOS XE Software Release 2.2, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9343/tsd_products_support_series_home.html, or contact your local account representative.
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