On December 1, 1998, Cisco® will End of Life the Cisco DNS/DHCP Manager (CDDM) product. CDDM will be replaced by Cisco Network Registrar (CNR) V.2.5 and existing CDDM customers with a support contract will be automatically upgraded to CNR V.2.5. Effective immediately, orderability for CDDM will be turned off and existing orders for CDDM will be converted to CNR.
UPGRADING CISCO DNS/DHCP MANAGER TO CISCO NETWORK REGISTRAR
Customers with an existing SAU or SAS support contract for CDDM will automatically receive a copy of Cisco Network Registrar V.2.5 and the CDDM-to-CNR Conversion Tools CD. These orders are being handled automatically by the customer service organization.
Customers with a CDDM unlimited node license (DDM-UNL) will be converted to an 11,250 node Cisco Network Registrar license. Customers can license additional nodes by ordering the appropriate CNR license keys.
Customers that do not have a support contract can order an upgrade using the following part numbers:
Table 1. CDDM to CNR Upgrade Ordering Information
Upgrade from CDDM 1K nodes to CNR 1250 nodes
Upgrade from CDDM 1K nodes to CNR 5000 nodes
Upgrade from CDDM 1K nodes to CNR 10,000 nodes
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE CDDM AND CNR V.2.5
Considerable development effort went into simplifying the transition from CDDM to Network Registrar. The CDDM engineering team developed a set of conversion tools that allows customers to migrate their data from CDDM to CNR. The CNR engineering team added some features unique to CDDM into CNR. However, it was not practical to implement 100 percent of the functionality of CDDM into CNR. The following areas have differences in functionality:
• NTP, TFTP, and Syslog Servers-The NTP, TFTP, and Syslog servers in CDDM are not available in Cisco Network Registrar and there are no plans to add this functionality. CDDM was primarily used to provide DNS and DHCP services and the other services are generally available for free on UNIX systems. Many commercial and public domain versions of NTP, TFTP, and Syslog are available for Windows NT. Customers may also run CDDM and CNR at the same time as long as the DNS and DHCP servers are disabled in CDDM.
• Platform Support-Cisco Network Registrar V.2.5R1, the current shipping version of the product, only supports Solaris and Windows NT. Support for HP-UX and IBM AIX on PowerPC platforms will be automatically shipped in Q1 CY 99. Support for IBM AIX on the Power2 architecture has been dropped.
CISCO NETWORK REGISTRAR PRICE DECREASE
Also effective December 1, 1999, the pricing of Cisco Network Registrar will be lowered to be competitive with NetID from Nortel and QIP from Lucent.