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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2992

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

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.

August 18, 2005

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.

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

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

EMS-8500-1.0-D= 

Cisco Catalyst 8500 Mgr v1.0 30-Day Demo License+Media Kit 

EMS-8500-1.0-KIT 

Cisco Catalyst 8500 Mgr v1.0 Media Kit 

EMS-8510-1.0-LIC= 

Cisco Catalyst 8500 Mgr v1.0 Single 8510/LS1010 Chassis RTU 

EMS-8540-1.0-LIC= 

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

Part Number

Cisco LAN Management Solution

CWLMS-2.2-P1-K9 

Cross Bundle Discount for RWAN users adding LMS 2.2 WIN/SOL 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.
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 EOL/EOS information please go to: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice
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