Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway - VPIM Feature Licenses. The last day to order the affected product(s) is June 18, 2012. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. 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.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway - VPIM Feature Licenses
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.
December 19, 2011
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
June 18, 2012
Last Ship Date Feature
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
September 16, 2012
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date Feature
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.
June 18, 2013
End of New Service Attachment Date Feature
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.
June 18, 2013
Last Date of Support Feature
The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.
June 30, 2015
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
There is no replacement available for the Cisco Unified Messaging Gateway - VPIM Feature Licenses at this time.
The critical VPIM interoperability features have been absorbed into Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco Unity Express. While Unity Connection and Unity Express are not direct replacements for the UMG-VPIM feature set,they can directly interact with other VPIM-compatible messaging products. Our recommendation is to use either Cisco Unity Connection or Cisco Unity Express for VPIM interoperability. Cisco Unity Connection supports a newer version of the VPIM standard version 2.0.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End-of-Sale date.
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