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Product Bulletin, No. 1157
End-of-Sale Announcement for PA-MC-8DSX1
IntroductionCisco Systems is announcing the end-of-sale (EoS) for PA-MC-8DSX1 (Eight-Port Multichannel T1 Port Adapter with Integrated DSUs) for the Cisco 7200 and 7500 series routers. The replacement product and support programs are detailed in Table 2. For those interfaces already deployed in the field, the standard Cisco support programs remain in effect.
Table 1 EoS Schedule
Support ProgramsEnd 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-MC-8DSX1 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 two years and hardware support for a period of five years after the EoS date.
Table 2 Port Adapter Substitution
End-of-Sale Product Replacement Product Replacement Product Description Advantages of Replacement Product
8-port multichannel T1 with integrated CSU/DSUs
The PA-MC-8DSX1 and PA-MC-8T1 are supported in identical Cisco IOS® software releases.
End of Life Schedule
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