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Cisco VPN 5000 Series Concentrators End of Sale Announcement

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Product Bulletin Number 1678

Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco VPN 5000 Series Concentrators including the Cisco VPN 5001, VPN 5002, VPN 5008, VPN 5000 Client software and Cisco VPN CVC Pro configuration tool. The last day to order the affected product(s) is August 26, 2002. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1. 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.

There will be no further feature development for the Cisco VPN 5000 product line, including no support for the unified client framework, no additional Cisco IOS® Software interoperability features, and no dynamic configuration.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco VPN 5000 Series Concentrators

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.

February 25, 2002

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.

August 26, 2002

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
OS 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.

August 26, 2005

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 26, 2003

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW, OS SW

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

August 26, 2004

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 27, 2007


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

CVPN5000-110V

110V AC Power Supply

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-220V

220 V AC Power Supply

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-CV

CVPN5000 GUI Management Software, Windows Platforms

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-FP

CVPN 5000 Face Plate

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-FP=

CVPN 5000 Face Plate Spare

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-LINUX

CVPN5000, Client Software, Linux Platforms

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-MAC

CVPN5000 Client Software, Apple Macintosh Platforms

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-NT4

CVPN5000 Client Software, Windows NT 4.0 Platforms

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-SUN

CVPN5000 Client Software, Sun Solaris Platforms

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-SW

Cisco VPN 5000 Concentrator System Software

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-SW=

Cisco VPN 5000 Concentrator System Software Spare

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-W2K

CVPN5000 Client Software, Windows 2000 Platforms

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5000-W95/98

CVPN5000 Client Software, Windows 95/98 Platforms

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5001-2E/FE

Cisco VPN 5001 Concentrator, 2 10/100 Ethernet and SW

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5001-2E/FE=

Cisco VPN 5001 Concentrator, 2 10/100 Ethernet and SW

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5001-AC

Cisco VPN 5001 Concentrator, 2 10/100, Universal AC Power

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5001-AC-BUN

Cisco VPN 5001 World-Wide Reseller Bundle

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5001-SW

Cisco VPN 5001 System, Client, and Management Software

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5001-SW=

Cisco VPN 5001 System, Client, and Management Software Spare

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5001-US-BUN

Cisco VPN 5001 Concentrator Bundle for US Wholesale Dist.

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5002

Cisco VPN 5002 Concentrator, 2 Slot Chassis and Software

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5002-AC

Cisco VPN 5002 Concentrator 2 Slot Chassis Software AC Power

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5002-AC=

Cisco VPN 5002 Concentrator 2 Slot Chassis FRU, AC Power

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5002-DC

Cisco VPN 5002 Concentrator 2 Slot Chassis Software DC Power

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5002-DC=

Cisco VPN 5002 Concentrator 2 Slot Chassis FRU, DC Power

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5002-SW

Cisco VPN 5002 System, Client, and Management Software

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5002-SW=

Cisco VPN 5002 System, Client, and Management Software Spare

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5008

Cisco VPN 5008 Concentrator, 8 Slot Chassis and Software

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5008-AC

Cisco VPN 5008 Concentrator 8 Slot Chassis, Dual AC Power

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5008-AC+

Cisco VPN 5008 Chassis, Dual Auto-Ranging AC Power

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5008-AC+=

Cisco VPN 5008 Chassis FRU, Dual AutoRanging AC PS

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5008-AC=

Cisco VPN 5008 Concentrator 8 Slot Chassis FRU

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5008-DC

Cisco VPN 5008 Concentrator 8 Slot Chassis, Dual DC Power

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5008-DC=

Cisco VPN 5008 Concentrator 8 Slot Chassis FRU, Dual DC PS

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5008-SW

Cisco VPN 5008 System, Client, and Management Software

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

CVPN5008-SW=

Cisco VPN 5008 System, Client, and Management Software Spare

See Product Migration Options section for details.

See Product Bulletin

Product Migration Options

Backround
Cisco is discontinuing feature development on the Cisco VPN 5000 Series for several reasons, including:
· To eliminate internal product overlap with other Cisco product families that are better suited to meet customer business objectives
· To speed new features to market
· To reallocate strategic engineering resources
Migration Strategy
Enterprise organizations are encouraged to move to the Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator (Cisco VPN 5001 to Cisco VPN 3030, VPN 5002 to VPN 3060 or VPN 3080, and VPN 5008 to VPN 3080). For supporting very large numbers of site-to-site connections, enterprise customers using the Cisco VPN 5000 Series will be directed to the Cisco 7200 Series router.
Service provider customers will be directed to different Cisco products depending on the application. For managed customer premises equipment (CPE) solutions, use the Cisco VPN 3000 Series for VPN client termination or the Cisco 7200 Series for large numbers of site-to-site VPNs. For network-based VPN solutions, use the Cisco 7200 Series for a combination of remote access VPNs, site-to-site VPNs and integration of IP security (IPsec) with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). For Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) network server (LNS) solutions, use the Cisco 7200, 7400, or 10000 Series routers.
For more information on either of the recommended migration technologies, please visit Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator, Cisco 7200 Series Routers, or contact your Cisco account team.
Last Software Releases
The final Cisco VPN 5000 Series feature release for enterprise organizations will be v5.2.23. The final feature release for service providers will be v6.0.21. Both final software releases will be available in March 2002. The final Cisco VPN 5000 Client feature release will be v5.2, also available in March 2002. The final client release will include the following client platforms: Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000/XP, Mac OS 8 and 9, Mac OS X (3DES only), Linux (Kernel 2.2.x and 2.4.x only), SPARC Solaris 32/64 bit, and Intel Solaris.
Cisco will continue to offer patch and maintenance releases as necessary. No new feature enhancement requests for the final releases will be addressed.
Support of Hardware and Software
Cisco will provide maintenance support to customers who have existing service contracts with Cisco in accordance with the dates specified in Table 1 below. For milestone dates and definitions, refer to Tables 1 and 2.
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 VPN 5000 Series Concentrators End of Sale Announcement 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: www.cisco.com/go/eos

For More Information

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