Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® Device Provisioning Engine 2115 appliance for Cisco Broadband Access Center (BAC). The last day to order the affected product is January 31, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until January 31, 2011. 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.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Device Provisioning Engine 2115 Appliance
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.
July 31, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
January 31, 2006
Last Ship 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.
April 30, 2006
End of SW 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.
January 31, 2007
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
January 31, 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.
January 31, 2007
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
April 30, 2010
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.
January 31, 2011
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Device Provisioning Engine 2115, distributed hardware appliance for Cisco BAC
Software version of Device Provisioning Engine
Product Migration Options
The recommended replacement for the Cisco Device Provisioning Engine 2115 appliance is the Cisco Device Provisioning Engine 2.7, which is a software version of this distributed Cisco BAC component. The functionality of these two products has not changed. Cisco is simply no longer offering this component of Cisco BAC as a hardware appliance and is now providing in software form only.
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco Device Provisioning Engine 2115
Cisco Device Provisioning Engine 2.7
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.