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End-of-Sale Announcement for PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM

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Product Bulletin, No. 1158

Introduction

Support Programs

Product Substitution

End of Life Schedule

End-of-sale Announcement

July 31, 2000

End of Sale: PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM

September 30, 2000

After September 30, 2000, the PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM no longer can be ordered.

End of Shipment: PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM

Approximately October 27, 2000 (individual lead times may vary).

End of Software Maintenance

End of software maintenance is not being announced at this time.

End of Hardware Maintenance

September 30, 2005

After September 30, 2005, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM.



Product Bulletin, No. 1158


End-of-Sale Announcement for PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM

Introduction

Cisco Systems is announcing the end-of-sale (EoS) for PA-F-SM (One-Port FDDI Single-Mode Port Adapter) and PA-F-MM (One-Port FDDI Multimode Port Adapter) for all supported platforms. The full-duplex FDDI port adapters (PA-F-SM/FD, PA-F-MM/FD) remain available. The replacement product and support programs are detailed below. For those interfaces already deployed in the field, the standard Cisco support programs remain in effect.

Table 1  EoS Schedule

Products Affected
Last Order Date
Last Ship Date

PA-F-SM (1-Port FDDI single-mode port adapter)

October 28, 2000

End of November, 2000

PA-F-MM (1-Port FDDI multimode Port Adapter)

October 28, 2000

End of November, 2000


Support Programs

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 will continue to support the PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM port adapters 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 two years and providing hardware support for a period of five years after the EoS date.

Product Substitution

Table 2  Port Adapter Substitution

End of Sale Product
Replacement Product
Replacement Product Description
Advantages of Replacement Product

PA-F-SM

PA-F/FD-SM

One-port FDDI full-duplex single-mode port adapter

Full duplex

Each port adapter's FDDI connection allows a maximum bandwidth of 100 Mbps, per the FDDI standard for half-duplex operation, and 200 Mbps aggregate bandwidth with full-duplex operation enabled

PA-F-MM

PA-F/FD-MM

One-port FDDI full-duplex multimode port adapter

Full-duplex

Each port adapter's FDDI connection allows a maximum bandwidth of 100 Mbps, per the FDDI standard for half-duplex operation, and 200 Mbps aggregate bandwidth with full-duplex operation enabled


The PA-F/FD-SM and PA-F/FD-MM are supported in Cisco IOS® Release 11.1(17)CC, 11.2(5)F, 11.2(5)P, 11.3(1)T, 11.3(1), 12.0(1)T, 12.0(1), 12.0(5)S, 12.1(1)E, 12.1(1) and after. Customers currently using Cisco IOS Release 11.1(4) or 11.1CA will need to migrate to one of the above releases to support the PA-F/FD-SM or PA-F/FD-MM interfaces.

End of Life Schedule

End-of-sale Announcement

July 31, 2000

End of Sale: PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM

September 30, 2000

After September 30, 2000, the PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM no longer can be ordered.

End of Shipment: PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM

Approximately October 27, 2000 (individual lead times may vary).

End of Software Maintenance

End of software maintenance is not being announced at this time.

End of Hardware Maintenance

September 30, 2005

After September 30, 2005, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the PA-F-SM and PA-F-MM.


For additional information, contact Jocelyne Okrent, Product Manager, WAN Edge Business Unit, at jokrent@cisco.com.