Cisco Systems® announces the End-of-Life of the Cisco® Building Broadband Service Manager (BBSM) Version 5.2-A. The last day to order the Cisco BBSM 5.2-A is May 21, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until May 21, 2009 for the hardware and until May 21, 2007 for the software. Table 1 describes the End-of-Life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco BBSM 5.2-A. Table 2 provides a listing of affected product part numbers.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco BBSM Version 5.3, which will offer more robust hardware, security, prepaid, and management features. Examples of the new feature offerings are dual VLAN support, all-in-one-box prepaid solution, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap alerts, health page, fault monitoring, and security hardening. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps533/index.html. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco BBSM 5.2-A to the Cisco BBSM 5.3.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco BBSM 5.2-A
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.
November 21, 2003
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
May 21, 2004
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.
August 21, 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.
May 21, 2005
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.
May 21, 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.
May 21, 2005
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.
Hardware: Feb. 21, 2009
Software: Feb. 21, 2007
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.
Hardware: May 21, 2009 Software: May, 21 2007
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
BBSM Preloaded Server on PE650
BBSM52 CD, DOCS, MS W2K/ISA
BBSM UPG 5.1-5.2
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco BBSM 5.2-A is the Cisco BBSM 5.3 (Table 3).
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco BBSM 5.2-A
Cisco BBSM 5.3
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