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EoS and EoL for the Cisco IPS 4250SX and XL Sensors and Additional Supporting Hardware

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EOL4103, Amended

Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco IPS 4250 SX and XL Sensors and Additional Supporting Hardware. The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 24, 2006. 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 IPS 4250 SX and XL Sensors and Additional Supporting Hardware

Milestone

Definition

Date

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 24, 2006

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 1, 2006

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.

August 25, 2007

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.

August 25, 2007

End of Signature Update and Support

The last date to receive new signature updates and signature support for the product. After this date, new signature updates are unavailable.

May 24, 2009

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

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

November 21, 2010

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.

August 24, 2011

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

IDS-4210-MEM-U

256MB RAM upgrade

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IDS-4210-MEM-U=

256MB memory Upgrade for IDS-4210 Appliance Sensor

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IDS-4230-PKG=

IDS 4230 Packing for Upgrade Program

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IDS-4250-SX-K9

4250 Sensor (chassis, s/w, SSH, 1000BaseSX w/ SC connector)

See Product Migration Options section for details.

IPS 4255, IPS 4260

IDS-4250-XL-K9

IDS 4250 chassis, s/w, IDS Accelerated 1000BaseSX w/ MT-RJ

See Product Migration Options section for details.

IPS 4255, IPS 4260

IDS-PWR

Spare Power Supply for the IDS 4235/4250 Appliance Sensors

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IDS-PWR=

Spare Power Supply for the IDS 4235/4250 Appliance Sensors

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IDS-RAIL-2

2 post Rail Kits for the IDS 4235/4250 Sensor Platforms

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IDS-RAIL-2=

2 post Rail Kits for the IDS 4235/4250 Sensor Platforms

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IDS-RAIL-4

4 post Rail Kits for the IDS 4235/4250 Sensor Platforms

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IDS-RAIL-4=

4 post Rail Kits for the IDS 4235/4250 Sensor Platforms

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

IDS-SCSI=

Spare SCSI Hard Disk Drive for IDS 4250 Appliance Sensor

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

Product Migration Options

Cisco IDS 4250 customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IPS 4255. Cisco IPS 4260 is ideal for customers with fiber or higher performance requirements. For information about the Cisco IPS 4255 and IPS 4260 Sensors, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps4077/index.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 Cisco IPS 4250 SX and XL Sensors and Additional Supporting Hardware through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/eos
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 IPS 4255 and IPS 4260 Sensors, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps4077/index.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