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EoS and EoL for the CiscoWorks SIMS Engine (1160 Appliance Only) 3.1, 3.1.2

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Product Bulletin No. EOL4047

Cisco Systems ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the CiscoWorks Security Information Management Solution (SIMS) Engine (1160 Appliance Only) 3.1, 3.1.2. The last day to order the affected product is May 15, 2006. Cisco Systems ® recommends 1160 appliance customers to take advantage of this special appliance-to-software migration upgrade opportunity of CiscoWorks SIMS software release 3.3. Customers are advised to carefully review this announcement content for further migration upgrade guidance.
Customers with active Software Application Support (SAS) service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until October 25, 2009. Customers with active hardware service contracts will continue to receive hardware support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until October 25, 2011. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions and dates for the affected product. Tables 3 and 4 list the product part numbers affected by this announcement. Table 5 provides the product comparison of the End-of-Life 1160 product and CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 migration upgrade product offerings.
Migrating to CiscoWorks SIMS software release 3.3 is the recommended choice for CiscoWorks SIMS Engine (1160 appliance). Immediate benefits include:

• Single migration upgrade to the latest CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 software features and functionality in forensics analysis, auditing and enterprise security policy and regulatory compliance enforcement

• Turn-key monitoring of the latest Cisco security devices and multivendor devices support

• Turn-key off-the-shelf reporting with more than 300 security and regulatory compliance reports

• Migration upgrade path to alternative Solaris OS 8 or 9 platform deployment

• Extend the existing appliance capacity to accommodate long-term growth and expansion requirements with the best-of-the-class scalable Security Information Management (SIM) solution

Additional benefits include opportunity to add the following optional software components to provide additional capability of CiscoWorks SIMS product line:

• Enterprise Security Portal capability for RBAC reporting

• Quick Connect to customize existing device or add new device support

• Rules-Based Correlation Engine for refinement of existing event correlation rules or creating new correlation rules

• Vulnerability Correlation Engine for assets vulnerability impact monitoring and analysis

• Incident Resolution Management for security incident handling and enterprisewide security policy enforcement

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the CiscoWorks SIMS Engine (Appliance Only) 3.1, 3.1.2.

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.

April 27, 2006

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.

May 15, 2006

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.

June 1, 2006

End of SW maintenance releases 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.

October 26, 2007

End of routine failure analysis date

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

October 26, 2007

End of new service attachment date

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 26, 2007

End of software service contract renewal

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

January 21, 2009

End of software CA/TAC support

The last date to receive service and support for the software product. After this date, all support services for the software are unavailable, and the software product becomes absolute.

October 25, 2009

End of HW service contract renewal date

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

January 21, 2011

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.

October 25, 2011

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

Customers with active CiscoWorks SIMS Software Application Service (SAS) contract can order Linux (only) software upgrade through Cisco.com Product Upgrade Tool ( http://tools.cisco.com/gct/Upgrade/jsp/index.jsp). Please refer to Table 3 for appropriate ordering product part number and Table 2 for required product part number in SAS contract.

Table 2. Required Product Part Number for CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 Upgrade (1160 Appliance Only)

SAS Product Part Number

Product Description

CON-SAS-CWSIME3X

SAS Service, CWSIM3.1 or 3.1.2 Software loaded on 1160


Customers without an active CiscoWorks SIMS Software Appliance Service (SAS) contract can purchase the upgrade or new software purchase using the software product part numbers listed in Table 3 and the corresponding SAS product part number listed in Table 4.

Table 3. Software Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description (See note below)

CWSIM3.1-1160SRU

CWSIMS 3.1.x appliance software SAS 3.1.2 upgrade

CWSIM-3X-SL-UP-K9 (Linux)

CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 "starter-kit" software Linux upgrade for CiscoWorks SIMS Engine (appliance) 3.1 or 3.1.2 for existing or renewal SAS contract (Red Hat Linux or Solaris OS purchase separately).

CWSIM3.1-1160UPG

CWSIMS 3.1.x appliance software (only) upgrade to SIMS 3.1.2

Option 1:

CWSIM-3X-SL-UP-K9 (Linux)

CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 software Linux migration upgrade purchase for CiscoWorks SIMS Engine (appliance) 3.1 or 3.1.2 - for new purchase upgrade (Red Hat Linux purchase separately).

Same As Above

CWSIMS 3.1.x appliance software (only) upgrade to SIMS 3.1.2

Option 2:

CWSIM-3X-SS-UP-K9 (Solaris)

CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 software Solaris migration upgrade purchase for CiscoWorks SIMS Engine (appliance) 3.1 or 3.1.2 - for renewal or new purchase upgrade (Solaris OS purchase separately. New hardware will be required.).

Same As Above

CWSIMS 3.1.x appliance software (only) upgrade to SIMS 3.1.2

Option 3:

CWSIM-3X-EPK-UP-L (Linux)

CWSIM-3X-EPK-UP-L (Solaris)

CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 software Enterprise Pack Bundle Upgrade for new purchase (Red Hat Linux or Solaris OS purchase separately. Additional or new hardware will be required.)

CWSIME-1160-K9

CiscoWorks SIM 3.1, 3.1.2 Solution, including hardware and software

Option 1:

CWSIM-ELTE-SL-K9 (Linux)

CWSIM-ELTE-SS-K9 (Solaris)

CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 software Enterprise Lite Bundle for new purchase (Red Hat Linux or Solaris OS purchase separately. Additional or new hardware will be required.)

Same As Above

Same As Above

Option 2:

CWSIM-EPCK-SL-K9 (Linux)

CWSIM-EPCK-SS-K9 (Solaris)

CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 software Enterprise Pack Bundle for new purchase (Red Hat Linux or Solaris OS purchase separately. Additional or new hardware will be required.)

CWSIME-3.1-REC-K9

CWSIME 3.1 Appliance (1160) recovery software

N/A

N/A


Important Note - Customers who want to preserve existing appliance security data and configuration migrating to new installation of CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 software will be required to download CWSIME migration utility (CWSIMS_3.3_Migration_Utility.zip) from software download center of CiscoWorks SIMS at http://www.cisco.com/go/sims. For more information on proper preparation of CiscoWorks SIMS Engine (1160 appliance) migration upgrade to CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3, please visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps5209/prod_installation_guides_list.html for "CWSIMSE Migration Procedure Guide."
Cisco Systems recommends customers purchase or renew appropriate SAS contract for Cisco Technical Center (TAC) support of this software migration upgrade including future software minor release upgrade as well as software patches, bug fixes, and Cisco.com registration. Please reference the SAS product part numbers in Table 4.

Table 4. SAS Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

SAS Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

CON-SAS-CWSIME3X

SAS Service, CWSIM3.1 or 3.1.2 Software loaded on 1160 hardware

CON-SAS-CWSIM3SL (Linux)

CON-SAS-CWSIM3SS (Solaris)

SAS service for CWSIMS 3.3 "starter-kit" Linux or Solaris upgrade for renewal or new SAS contract purchase.

Same As Above

Same As Above

CON-SAS-SIM3EPKL (Linux)

CON-SAS-SIM3EPKS (Solaris)

SAS contract for CWSIMS 3.3 Enterprise Pack Linux or Solaris upgrade for active SAS contract.

Same As Above

Same As Above

CON-SAS-SIM3SELL (Linux)

CON-SAS-SIM3SELS (Solaris)

SAS contract for new purchase of CWSIMS 3.3 Enterprise Lite Linux or Solaris with new SAS contract purchase.

Same As Above

Same As Above

CON-SAS-SIM3EPCL (Linux)

CON-SAS-SIM3EPCS (Solaris)

SAS contract for new or upgrade purchase of CWSIMS 3.3 Enterprise Pack Linux or Solaris with renewal or new SAS contract purchase.

Table 5. Product Comparisons

Feature

CiscoWorks Security Information Management Solution Engine
(Appliance Only) 3.1, 3.1.2

CiscoWorks SIMS Software Release 3.3

Device license

"Starter-Kit" device licenses

Device licenses unchanged after upgrade.

Software components included

"Starter-Kit"

Same for upgrade

Operating system

Linux Included

Not included. Customer will need to purchase new OS: Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 or 3.0 (recommended) or Solaris 8.0 or Solaris 9.0.

Customer is advised to evaluate appropriate OS requirements for potential growth and expansion plan.

Hardware

Included

Unchanged for "starter-kit" Linux software migration option. New hardware purchase required for Solaris option or Enterprise Pack upgrade option.

Customer is strongly advised to evaluate the hardware capacity requirements for potential security event growth and expansion planning. Existing 1160 hardware may not be adequate for long-term needs.

Database User Access

"Starter-Kit" User Access

Same for upgrade. Additional database purchase options are available for growth and expansion needs.

Quick Connect

-

Included in new software purchase (see Tables 3, 4).

Enterprise Security Portal

-

Included in new software purchase (see Tables 3, 4).

Rules-Based Correlation Engine

-

Included in new software purchase (see Tables 3, 4).

Vulnerability Correlation Engine

-

Included in new software purchase (see Tables 3, 4).

Incident Resolution Management

-

Included in new software purchase (see Tables 3, 4).

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Q. Is this the end of life of the CiscoWorks SIMS product line?
A. No. This announcement only affects CiscoWorks SIMS Engine, 1160 appliance. Cisco continues to offer CiscoWorks SIMS software product line.
Q. Is there a trade-in option to the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (Cisco Security MARS) for the 1160 appliance?
A. No. If customers prefer an appliance form factor and would like to consider the Cisco Security MARS product, please contact your local Cisco security product specialist for assistance.
Q. I have my current appliance running fine. How long can I keep running the current release of my appliance?
A. There is an end-of-life schedule for software and hardware support. Please refer to the schedule in Table 1.
Q. How long will this upgrade offer be available?
A. There is no date set yet to end this upgrade offering. Cisco recommends customers to review the end-of-life schedule in Table 1 and to make plans to migrate from 1160 appliance to software form factor of CiscoWorks SIMS as soon as possible.
Q. How would I prepare for the migration with respect to hardware required?
A. Please refer to "Minimum Hardware Recommendation" section of data sheet, available from the CiscoWorks SIMS product home page ( http://www.cisco.com/go/sims). For further assistance, please contact your local Cisco security product specialist or e-mail 1160-eol-help@cisco.com with subject line of "SIMS HW Assistance."
Q. 1160 appliance comes with Linux OS; will I obtain Red Hat Linux OS as well when I receive the order of CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3 software upgrade?
A. No. Customers will be required to purchase appropriate OS software separately (see Table 5), Linux Red Hat 3.0 or Solaris 8, 9 prior to the upgrade.
Q. Can I run the upgrade software on the existing 1160 hardware?
A. Yes. Due to limited capacity of 1160 hardware, we strongly recommend customers carefully evaluate future growth and expansion plan for appropriate hardware capacity upgrade.
Q. Is Solaris upgrade an option available?
A. Yes. New hardware and new OS purchase will be required. Please purchase the appropriate renewal Solaris SAS contract. See Tables 3 and 4 for further information.
Q. If I want to take advantage of this opportunity to upgrade to Solaris platform, does this mean I need to pay for the Solaris upgrade of CiscoWorks SIMS 3.3, even if I have an active SAS contract for the existing appliance Linux software?
A. Yes. You will need to purchase Solaris upgrade (see Tables 3 and 4 for both software and SAS product part numbers required).
Q. What is my option to purchase additional software components such as features listed in Table 5?
A. The recommended upgrade option is to purchase Enterprise Pack upgrade (see Tables 3 and 4 for product part numbers). Individual components can be purchased. Please refer to individual product part number listed in Cisco Global Price List.
Q. I know my current appliance hardware will outgrow the capacity. Can I use the current appliance to deploy "distributed engine" or "agent?"
A. Yes. You will need to purchase separate hardware for your CiscoWorks SIMS sever and other additional software components if required.
Q. How do I ensure the continuity of Technical Assistance Center (TAC) support, minor release upgrade, patches, bug fixes, and Cisco.com registration access after the upgrade?
A. Purchase SAS contract. Please refer to Table 4.
Q. If I have appliance hardware service support contract (such as SMARTnet support), does this mean I have the software support entitlement as well?
A. No. An active software SAS contract required for Cisco TAC software support including Cisco.com registration access, bug fixes, new patches, and minor release upgrade.
Q. How would I order professional service assistance for the migration upgrade?
A. Please contact your local Cisco security product specialist for assistance or e-mail 1160-eol-help@cisco.com with subject line of "SIMS PS Request."

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information please contact your local Cisco security product specialist, or send an e-mail to 1160-eol-help@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.