Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.0. The last day to order the affected product is November 10, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until November 9, 2009. 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.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.1. Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IP Solution Center 4.0
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.
May 12, 2006
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
November 10, 2006
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.
February 8, 2007
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.
November 10, 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.
November 10, 2007
End of service contract renewal date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
February 5, 2009
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.
November 9, 2009
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
ISC 4.0 TE Upgrade from 50 to 100 Node Activation License
ISC 4.0 Upgrade from 6000 to 10000 Activation License
ISC 4.0 TE Upgrade from 100 to 150 Node Activation License
Automated troubleshooting and diagnostics of connectivity problems in MPLS/BGP VPNs (edge/access/core) using Cisco MPLS Diagnostics Expert.
New MPLS VPN Service Discovery module
ISC 4.0 Service Discovery only supports:
• Automatic Full Mesh VPN membership determination
• Creation of a VPN from a VRF name
A new ISC Service Discovery module was developed for ISC 4.1. It supports:
• Supports for the discovery of MPLS VPN services
• Discovers all VPN topologies (full mesh, hub-and-spoke, and partial mesh).
• Allows view and modification of the discovered MPLS VPNs
• Allows normalization of partial mesh VPNs for integration into ISC's repository.
Enhanced Layer 2 VPN/Virtual Private Line Service (VPLS) Service Discovery
Metro Ethernet services in a Layer 2 Ethernet core provisioned using other provisioning tools are not visible to ISC 4.0
ISC 4.0 can not differentiate between point-to-point services deployed on an MPLS/IP core versus a Layer 2 core.
The enhanced ISC 4.1 L2 VPN/VPLS Service Autodiscovery module has been integrated into the Discovery process. It supports:
• Auto-discovery of Metro Ethernet Services (Point-to Point and point-to-multipoint) in a Layer 2 Core even if they are provisioned manually or by other tools.
• Enhanced Auto-discovery support of point-to-point services in an MPLS/IP or Layer 2 Core
• Modification of the service intent and use the GUI to specify Customers and VPN information.
• View and modification of the discovered Layer 2 VPNs
Traffic Engineering Management application has been enhanced to support multivendor awareness and Cisco IOS XR Software devices with Cisco IOS XR Software Release 3.2.
MPLS VPN management support for Residential Services allows data, voice, and video using a Metro Ethernet Access Domain into an MPLS VPN.
MPLS VPN management support allows selection of eBGP as PE-CE routing protocol for a No-CE policy
Layer 3 VPN support of the Cisco 7600 Series routers and Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series Switches as N-PE with VRF termination on a subinterface or a Switch Virtual Interface (SVI)
Only provides Layer 3 VPN services support on an SVI for a Cisco 7600 Series router with a Supervisor Engine 720. Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series Switches are not supported.
Metro Ethernet services features such as VLAN, storm control settings, allow changes to Virtual Circuit ID (VCID) attributes, and UNI port security.
Support for Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series Switches for Layer 2 VPN and VPLS services including hierarchical Quality of Service (QoS) support
Cisco Catalyst 3750 Metro Series Switches are not supported in 4.0
Support of Layer 2 point-to-point services in an interface or subinterface of a Cisco 7600 Series router with a Supervisor Engine 720 no longer require the Optical Service Module (OSM) card)
Updated Cisco IOS Software Releases and Platforms
Does not contain the latest Cisco IOS Software Releases or platforms.
Support for the latest Cisco IOS Software Releases such as 12.0(31) S, 12.2(18) SXE, and others. Visit the ISC 4.1 Product bulletin for more details at www.cisco.com/go/isc
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.