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End-of-Sale Announcement for PA-2FEISL-TX AND PA2FEISL-FX

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin, No. 1225

Introduction

Support Programs

Product Substitution

Note:

Cisco IOS Release Support

End of Life Schedule

End-of-Sale Announcement

November 30, 2000

End of Sale:

PA-2FEISL-TX and PA-2FEISL-FX

April 30, 2001

After April 30, 2001, the PA-2FEISL-TX and PA-2FEISL-FX can no longer be ordered

End of Shipment: PA-2FEISL-TX and PA-2FEISL-FX

Approximately May 31, 2001(individual lead times may vary)

End of Software Maintenance

May 31, 2004; after May 31, 2004, no software support will be available for the PA-2FEISL-TX or PA-2FEISL-FX

End of Hardware Maintenance

April 30, 2006; after April 30, 2006, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the PA-2FEISL-TX or PA-2FEISL-FX



Product Bulletin, No. 1225


End-of-Sale Announcement
for PA-2FEISL-TX
and
PA-2FEISL-FX

Introduction

Cisco Systems is announcing the end of sale (EoS) for PA-2FEISL-TX (two-port Token Ring InterSwitch Link [ISL] 100BaseTX port adapter) and PA-2FEISL-FX (two-port Token Ring ISL 100Base FX port adapter) for Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series routers. The replacement products and support programs are detailed in Table 1. 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-2FEISL-TX (two-port Token Ring ISL 100BaseTX port adapter)

April 30, 2001

End of May, 2001

PA-2FEISL-FX (two-port Token Ring ISL 100BaseFX port adapter)

April 30, 2001

End of May, 2001


Support Programs

EoS 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-2FEISL port adapters through its 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

EoS Product
Replacement Product
Replacement Product Description
Advantages of Replacement Product

PA-2FEISL (TX or FX)

PA-FE (TX or FX)

One-port Fast Ethernet port adapter

Up to line-rate Fast Ethernet performance

Broadest Cisco IOS® Software support, including general deployment releases

Full-duplex support

PA-2FEISL (TX or FX)

PA-2FE (TX or FX)

Two-port Fast Ethernet port adapter

High-density Fast Ethernet

Up to line-rate performance

Supports either 10- or 100-Mbps configurations

Supports auto-negotiation, which enables automatic selection of network speed and duplex mode


Note:

The PA-2FE-TX or FX is not a direct replacement. The PA-2FE-TX or FX does not support TRISL. It does support ISL up to 1500 bytes. See PA-2FE-TX and PA-2FE-FX data sheet for more information http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/ifaa/pa/fsetpa/prodlit/pa2fe_ds.htm.

The PA-FE-TX and PA-FE-FX support TRISL and ISL up to 1500 bytes.

Cisco IOS Release Support

Table 3  Cisco IOS Release Support

Product
Cisco IOS Releases where First Supported

PA-2FE

12.1(6)

12.1(5)E

12.0(15)S

...and later releases

PA-FE

11.1(4)

11.1(6)CA

11.1(17)CC

11.2(5)P

11.3(1)

11.3(1)T

12.0(1)

12.0(3)T

12.0(1)XE

12.0(5)S

12.1(1)

12.1(1)E

12.1(1)T

...and later releases.


End of Life Schedule

End-of-Sale Announcement

November 30, 2000

End of Sale:

PA-2FEISL-TX and PA-2FEISL-FX

April 30, 2001

After April 30, 2001, the PA-2FEISL-TX and PA-2FEISL-FX can no longer be ordered

End of Shipment: PA-2FEISL-TX and PA-2FEISL-FX

Approximately May 31, 2001(individual lead times may vary)

End of Software Maintenance

May 31, 2004; after May 31, 2004, no software support will be available for the PA-2FEISL-TX or PA-2FEISL-FX

End of Hardware Maintenance

April 30, 2006; after April 30, 2006, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the PA-2FEISL-TX or PA-2FEISL-FX


For additional information, send mail to ask-pa-team@cisco.com.