Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco IP Solution Center MPLS VPN Management 3.2 and L2 VPN Management 3.2. The last day to order the Cisco IP Solution Center MPLS VPN Management 3.2 and L2 VPN Management 3.2 is May 11, 2007. 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 Cisco IP Solution Center MPLS VPN Management 3.2 and L2 VPN Management 3.2. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IP Solution Center (ISC) 4.2. Please note that this bulletin does not apply to the Cisco ISC Security Management 3.2 product. That product continues to be supported in the 3.2 product branch only.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IP Solution Center MPLS VPN Management 3.2 and L2 VPN Management 3.2.
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 10, 2006
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
May 11, 2007
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.
August 9, 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.
May 10, 2008
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 10, 2008
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
August 6, 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.
May 10, 2010
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
ISC3.2 10K Activation License
ISC3.2 Upgrade From 6000 To 10K Activation License
ISC3.2 1500 Activation License
ISC3.2 Upgrade From 500 To 1500 Activation License
ISC3.2 20K Activation License
ISC3.2 Upgrade From 10K To 20K Activation License
ISC3.2 3000 Activation License
ISC3.2 Upgrade From 1500 To 3000 Activation License
ISC3.2 30K Activation License
ISC3.2 Upgrade From 20K To 30K Activation License
ISC3.2 500 Activation License
ISC3.2 Upgrade From 30K To 50K Activation License
ISC3.2 6000 Activation License
ISC3.2 Upgrade From 3000 To 6000 Activation License
ISC3.2 API Release Upgrade
ISC3.2 Base K9 Designation
ISC3.2 Backup Pack (Site Diversification License)
ISC3.2 Back Up pack Release Upgrade
ISC3.2 Enterprise MPLS Release Upgrade K9
ISC3.2 MPL Enterprise Large Package - 3000 End Points- K9
ISC3.2 MPL Enterprise Small Package - 200 End Points- K9
ISC3.2 MPLS Enterprise Upgrade From Small To Large
ISC3.2 MPLS 10K Release Upgrade K9
ISC3.2 MPLS 20K Release Upgrade K9
ISC3.2 MPLS 30K Release Upgrade K9
ISC3.2 MPLS 500 Release Upgrade K9
ISC3.2 MPLS VPN Service Application License Plus API
Product Migration Options
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IP Solution Center MPLS VPN Management 4.2 and Cisco IP Solution Center L2 VPN Management 4.2. Existing IP Solution Center (ISC) 3.2 customers with or without a Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) contract will be able to upgrade their existing ISC 3.2 deployment to ISC 4.2 by paying a flat fee of $120,000 (ISC3.X-4.2-UP-K9). This upgrade will entitle them to an ISC 4.2 media CD kit and will also include a license for the ISC Quality of Service (QoS) application. More information can be found in the ISC 4.2 Product Bulletin located at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps4748/prod_bulletins_list.html.
Note: Existing Cisco IP Solution Center 3.x Security Management customers should not upgrade to Cisco IP Solution Center 4.2. They will continue to be supported in the Cisco IP Solution Center Security Management 3.2 branch.
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco IP Solution Center MPLS VPN Management 3.2 and L2 VPN Management 3.2
Cisco IP Solution Center MPLS VPN Management 4.2 and L2 VPN Management 4.2
Automated troubleshooting and diagnostics of connectivity problems in MPLS/BGP VPNs
Management of MPLS Traffic Engineering primary tunnels and backup tunnels
MPLS VPN Service Discovery
Layer 2 VPN/Virtual Private Line Service (VPLS) Service Discovery
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, Catalyst 3750 Metro
VLAN, storm control settings, allow changes to Virtual Circuit ID attributes, and UNI port security
L2 VPN and VPLS support of Catalyst 3750 Metro, ME 3400, ME 6524
Layer 2 point-to-point services in an interface or subinterface of a Cisco 7600 Series
Updated Cisco IOS Software Releases and Platforms
Support for the latest Cisco IOS Software Releases such as 12.0(32) SY, 12.2(33), and others. Visit the ISC 4.2 Product bulletin for more details at http://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.
For more information about the Cisco IP Solution Center MPLS VPN Management 4.2 and L2 VPN Management 4.2, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/isc, contact your local account representative, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.