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Product Bulletin, No. 1155
End-of-Sale Announcement for PA-12E/2FE
IntroductionCisco Systems is announcing the end-of-sale (EoS) for PA-12E/2FE (Dual-Wide Ethernet-Switch Port Adapter) for the Cisco 7200 series router, Cisco uBR7200 series router, and Cisco AS5800 access server platforms. The PA-12E/2FE will still be available for AccessPath™ platforms through 2001. 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 (for all platforms except AccessPath)
Products Affected Platforms Affected Last Order Date Last Ship Date
PA-12E/2FE; Dual-Wide Ethernet-Switch Port Adapter
Cisco 7200, uBR7200, AS5800
October 28, 2000
End of November, 2000
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 12E/2FE 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 end-of-sale date.
Table 2 Port Adapter Substitution
End of Sale Product Replacement Product Replacement Product Description
Catalyst® 1900 12-port 10BaseT Switch with 2 100BaseTX Ports
End of Life Schedule
For additional information, contact Jocelyne Okrent, Product Manager, WAN Edge Business Unit, at email@example.com.