Cisco® announces a change in product part numbers for the Cisco 12000 40C12. This is a product part number change only announcement. Customers will experience no change in functionality when using the new product IDs. The new product IDs are designed to simplify the customer ordering process. The last day to order the affected product using the current product IDs is April 1, 2001. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until otherwise specified in the end-of-life announcement for the new product ID(s). 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.
The Cisco 12000 4OC12/STM-4 line card provides a unique combination of performance and class-of-service (CoS) features for delivering advanced end-to-end networking features.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 12000 40C12
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 29, 2000
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
April 1, 2001
End of Service Contract Renewal Date HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
January 31, 2005
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.
January 31, 2006
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
End of Sales for Cisco 12000 4OC12E/POS-XX-SC (Non-B) Versions
The non-B parts will be orderable for up to three weeks starting from the release of this announcement. Thereafter, the non-B parts will be orderable only as spares. Full orderability will end on April 1, 2001.
End of Support
These products will no longer be supported by Cisco after January 31, 2006.
A detailed description of the problem can be found in Field Notice 12889 at:
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
4 Port OC-12/STM-4 SONET/SDH Single Mode IR with SC
4 port OC-12/STM4 SONET/SDH Single-Mode IR with SC=
4 Port OC-12/STM-4 SONET/SDH Multi-mode with SC
4 port OC-12/STM4 SONET/SDH Multi-Mode with SC=
Product Migration Options
The part number change is due to design optimizations on the current interface card.
These optimizations have led to the need for a new version of Cisco IOS® Software (12.0(10)S or greater and 11.2(19)GS5 or greater).
The new B parts will not change any functionality or performance in the 4OC-12/STM-4 interface module. Both the existing version of 4OC-12/STM-4 and the new "B" version of 4OC-12/STM-4 interfaces are the same in form fit and function when running with Cisco IOS image 12.0(10)S or higher or Cisco IOS image 11.2(19)GS5 or higher.
Cisco strongly recommends that all existing 4OC-12/STM-4 orders that have not been shipped be converted to reflect the new B part number.