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EoS/EoL for the Cisco Signaling Controller and Software Release 7.4(12)

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END-OF-LIFE NOTICE, NO. 2287

Cisco Systems ® announces the End-of-Life of the Cisco ® SC 2200 Signaling Controller and Software Release 7.4(12). The last day to order the Cisco SC 2200 Signaling Controller is March 5, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until March 5, 2007. Table 1 describes the End-of-Life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco SC 2200 Signaling Controller.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch, which is a renaming of the Cisco SC 2200 Signaling Controller. The existing functionality on the SC2200 Signaling Controller has been migrated into the PGW 2200 Softswitch. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vcallcon/ps2027/index.html. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco SC 2200 Signaling Controller to the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch.
 

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco SC 2200 Signal Controller

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The document date of the End-of-Sale and End-of-Life announcement of a product to the general public.

September, 5, 2003

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

March 5, 2004

Last Shipment Date

The Last possible date product shipment can be deferred to

March 20, 2004

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.

March 5, 2005

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.

March 5, 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.

December 5, 2006

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.

March 5, 2007

 

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Being Affected

End-of-Sales Product Part Number

Product Description

SFB22-7.4.12

SC 2200 BASE SW 7.4.12

SFB22-7.4.12=

SC 2200 BASE SW 7.4.12 (Spare)

 

Required:
Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco SC 2200 Signaling Controller is the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch (Table 3). The Cisco SC 2200 is renamed the Cisco PGW 2200 for Release 9.3(x) and later. All of the existing functionality of the Cisco SC 2200 will be combined with the new functionality in Release 9.3(x) and later in the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch.

End-of-Life Q&A:

Q. Why is Cisco announcing the End-of-Life for the SC 2200 Signaling Controller?
A. All features and functionality that exist in the SC 2200 have been migrated to the PGW 2200. In addition, Release 9.x of the PGW operates on Sun Microsystems platforms running Solaris 2.8, the SC 2200 only operates with Solaris 2.6, which has been End-of-Life/End-of-Sale. As a result, the only supported hardware platform that will run Solaris 2.6 is the Netra 140x. Sun will be announcing the EoS of the Netra 140x by the end of July.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager 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.