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End of Sale: PA-A1 ATM Port Adapter

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Product Bulletin No. 1712

PRODUCTS AFFECTED

SUPPORT

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTION

Hardware/Software Support

PROGRAM DATES


Product Bulletin No. 1712


End of Sale: PA-A1 ATM Port Adapter

With the availability of the PA-A3 Enhanced ATM port adapter for Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series Routers, the existing PA-A1 ATM port adapter for Cisco 7500 will reach end-of-sales status (EOS) effective Sept 22nd, 2002:

PRODUCTS AFFECTED

Table 1  Port Adapters Entering End of Sale

PART NO
DESCRIPTION
EOS DATE

PA-A1-OC3MM for 7500

1 Port ATM OC3 Single-Mode, Intermediate-Reach Port Adapter

September 22nd , 2002

PA-A1-OC3MM=

1 Port ATM OC3 Single-Mode, Intermediate-Reach Port Adapter

September 22nd , 2002

PA-A1-OC3SM for 7500

1-Port ATM OC3 Multimode Port Adapter

September 22nd , 2002

PA-A1-OC3SM=

1-Port ATM OC3 Multimode Port Adapter

September 22nd , 2002


SUPPORT

End of sale refers to the time when certain products are no longer available for new purchases. It does not apply to the service and support programs for those products. Cisco systems will continue to support the PA-A1 ATM port adapter through our SMARTnet and comprehensive maintenance programs. Customers with either of these service contracts are entitled to free software updates, 24-hour phone support through the Technical Assistance Center, and advanced replacement of hardware for repairs. Comprehensive maintenance customers 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 rather than full-service coverage. Cisco is committed to providing software support for a minimum of three (3) years and providing hardware support for a period of five (5) years after the EOS date.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTION

The Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) incorporates generous trade-in credits for the ATM port adapter (PA-A1) toward the enhanced ATM port adapter (PA-A3).

All the Features of PA-A1 are incorporated in PA- A3.

Table 2  Port Adapter Substitutions

PART NO
SUBSTITUTE

PA-A1-OC3MM for 7500

PA-A3-OC3MM

PA-A1-OC3MM=

PA-A3-OC3MM=

PA-A1-OC3SM for 7500

PA-A3-OC3SMI / PA-A3-OC3SML

PA-A1-OC3SM=

PA-A3-OC3SMI= / PA-A3-OC3SML=


The enhanced ATM port adapter (ATM PA-A3) is a new generation of single-wide, single-port ATM port adapters for the Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series routers.

The PA-A3 enhanced ATM port adapter introduces many new ATM hardware and software features. Its comprehensive ATM feature set includes per-VC traffic shaping, support for many ATM Services Classes (nrt-VBR, ABR, and UBR), a new high-performance SAR architecture and support for a very large number of ATM virtual connections (VC). All of these features are based on industry specifications and standards.

Table 3  Feature Comparison Matrix

Specification
Feature
PA-A1-OC3MM/SM
PA-A3-OC3MM/SM

Physical Interface

 

1 Port Single wide , native-ATM port adapter (SC Duplex Connector )

1 Port Single Wide, ATM OC-3c/STM-1 (SC Duplex Connector )

Min IOS Release Support

   

11.1(22)CC, 12.0(1), 12.0(3)T, 12.0(5)S,12.1(E),12.1(1)T,12.1

Performance - Architecture

Supports the equivalent of 512 simultaneous packet SARs

Uses dual high performance SARs with local buffering and ATM service category prioritization .Upto 1024 simultaneous segmentations and reassembles .

 

ATM Forum Service Classes

UBR Class Of Service

Supports ATM Forum Traffic Management Specification 4.0 service classes nrtVBR,ABR and UBR

 

Traffic Management

N/A

Traffic Shaping in hardware on per VC and per VP basis

 

Virtual Connections

2000 Virtual Connections

4096 Virtual Connections

 

ATM specific

UNI 3.0/3.1, LANE,ILMI RFC 1483, RFC 1577

UNI 3.0/3.1/4.0,LANE ,ILMI, RFC 1483,RFC 1577

 

IP COS over ATM Capability

N/A

Supports IOS software ATM IP to ATM Class of Service ( IP to ATM CoS)

 

MPLS

N/A

Supported


Hardware/Software Support

The PA-A3 enhanced ATM port adapter is supported on the following platforms on the Cisco 7500

Table 4  Hardware Support

VIP2-40

VIP2-50

VIP4-50

VIP4-80


Table 5  Minimum IOS Supported

PA-A3-OC3MM / PA-A3-OC3MM=

11.1(22)CC, 12.0(1), 12.0(3)T,12.0(5)S, 12.1(1)E, 12.1(1)

PA-A3-OC3SMI / PA-A3-OC3SMI=

11.1(22)CC, 12.0(1), 12.0(3)T,12.0(5)S, 12.1(1)E, 12.1(1)

PA-A3-OC3SML / PA-A3-OC3SML=

11.1(22)CC, 12.0(1), 12.0(3)T,12.0(5)S, 12.1(1)E, 12.1(1)


PROGRAM DATES

Table 6  End of Life Schedule

End of Sale

September 22nd, 2002

(This product will no longer be orderable after the date specified.)

End of Shipment

October 22nd, 2002

(Depending on size of final orders and resultant lead times.)

End of Software Maintenance

September 22nd , 2005

End of Hardware Maintenance

September 22nd, 2007

(No hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the PA-A1 for the Cisco 7500.)