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EoS & EoL Cisco Billing and Measurement Server Software V3.10, V3.12, and V3.13

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Product Bulletin No. EOL1087

Cisco Systems © announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco © Billing and Measurement Server Software V3.10, V3.12, and V3.13. The last day to order the affected product is August 30, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until August 29, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Billing and Measurement Server Software Base V3.20. Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Billing and Measurement Server Software V3.10, V3.12, and V3.13.

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.

March 1, 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.

August 30, 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.

November 28, 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.

August 30, 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.

August 30, 2007

End of service contract renewal date

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

November 25, 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.

August 29, 2009

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

SFBBA-3.10

BAMS Base Software v3.10

SFBBA-3.20

BAMS Application SW v3.20

SFBBA-3.10=

BAMS Base Software v3.10

SFBBA-3.20

BAMS Application SW v3.20

SFBBA-3.12

BAMS Base Software V3.10

SFBBA-3.20

BAMS Application SW v3.20

SFBBA-3.12=

BAMS Base Software V3.10

SFBBA-3.20

BAMS Application SW v3.20

SFBBA-3.13

BAMS Base Software Version 3.13

SFBBA-3.20

BAMS Application SW v3.20

SFBBA-3.13=

BAMS Base Software Version 3.13

SFBBA-3.20

BAMS Application SW v3.20

UP22BAMS-3.13

Upgrade to BAMS Application Software v3.13

UP22BAMS-3.20

Upgrade To BAMS App SW v3.20

UP22BAMS-3.13=

Upgrade to BAMS Application Software v3.13

UP22BAMS-3.20

Upgrade To BAMS App SW v3.20

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Billing and Measurement Server Software V3.10, V3.12, and V3.13 is the Billing and Measurement Server Base Software V3.2.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Billing and Measurement Server Base Software V3.2. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vcallcon/ps2027/index.html.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco Billing and Measurement Server Software V3.10, V3.12, and V3.13

Cisco Billing and Measurement Server Base Software V3.20

Support for converting Call Detail Records from PGW 2200 Softswitch into ASCII format

Yes

Yes

Support for converting Call Details Records from PGW 2200 Softswitch into industry standard Bellcore AMA Format

Yes

Yes

Support for creation of configurable measurements files for PGW 2200 Softswitch traffic

Yes

Yes

Support for Call Detail Records in PGW 2200 Release 9.5.2

No

Yes

Support for Backup and Restore Utility

No

Yes

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Billing and Measurement Server Software V3.10, V3.12, and V3.13, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vcallcon/ps2027/prod_eol_notices_list.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.