Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® Catalyst® 8500 Manager 1.0. The last day to order the Cisco Catalyst 8500 Manager 1.0 is November 18, 2005. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until November 18, 2008.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Catalyst Switch 8500 Manager 1.0. Table 2 provides a listing of product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco LAN Management System. 2.2. LMS 2.2 provides significant additional features for not only the 8500 platform, but many other Cisco platforms.
Table 1. EOL Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst Switch 8500 Release 1.0
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.
August 18, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
November 18, 2005
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.
February 18, 2006
End of Software 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.
November 18, 2006
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.
November 18, 2006
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.
May 18, 2008
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.
November 18, 2008
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
Cisco Catalyst 8500 Mgr v1.0 Single 8510/LS1010 Chassis RTU
Cisco Catalyst 8500 Mgr v1.0 Single 8540 Chassis RTU
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco Catalyst 8500 Manager 1.0 is the Cisco LA N Management Solution V2.2. LMS 2.2 provides all the major features and benefits of the Cisco Catalyst 8500 Manager 1.0.
Table 3. Migration Product Part Numbers
Cisco LAN Management Solution
Cross Bundle Discount for RWAN users adding LMS 2.2 WIN/SOL
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