Cisco Port Adapters

End of Sale for the PA-5EFL Port Adapter

Product Bulletin No. 2042

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for the PA-5EFL Port Adapter

Cisco Systems announces the end of sale and end of life for the Cisco PA-5EFL port adapter. The last day to order the Cisco PA-5EFL port adapter is July 31, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 31, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco PA-5EFL port adapter.

This port adapter is used in the Cisco 7100, 7200, 7400, 7500, and uBR7200 series routers and the Catalyst® 5000 Series Switches.

There are no replacement products for the Cisco PA-5EFL port adapter.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco PA-5EFL Port Adapter

Milestone Definition Date

End-of-life announcement date

The date the end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement is distributed to the general public.

January 31, 2003

End of sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

July 31, 2003

Last shipment date

The last possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.

August 31, 2003 (depending on size of final orders and resultant lead times)

End of software 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.

July 31, 2004

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.

July 31, 2004

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.

July 31, 2004

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

July 31, 2007

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.

July 31, 2008

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected

End-of-sale product part number Product Description

5-Port Ethernet 10BASE-FL Port Adapter


5-Port Ethernet 10BASE-FL Port Adapter

Customers with a SMARTnet or a comprehensive maintenance program contract are entitled to free software updates, 24-hour phone support through the Cisco TAC, and hardware repairs. Customers with comprehensive maintenance program contracts also receive onsite service. Customers who do not have a maintenance contract can purchase software updates and hardware repair services from Cisco to meet specific requirements.

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: The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a user ID.

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.

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