Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® ONS 15216 EDFA2 Metro Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier, Rev 2. The last day to order the affected product is May 24, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 1, 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 ONS 15216 EDFA2 Metro Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier, Rev 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.
October 17, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
May 24, 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.
July 1, 2006
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.
June 1, 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.
June 1, 2007
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
March 1, 2011
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.
June 1, 2011
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Metro Erbium Dopped Fiber Amplifier 17 dBm w/ SNMP, Rev2
Cisco ONS 15216 EDFA2 Metro Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier, Rev 2
Cisco ONS 15216 EDFA3 Metro Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier
Adequate Noise Figure and Gain Flatness
Improved Noise Figure and Gain Flatness
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.