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Cisco 7500 Fast Ethernet Interface Processor End of Sale

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Product Bulletin - Confidential, No. 769

Rationale

Specific Products Affected

Product Substitution


Product Bulletin - Confidential, No. 769


Cisco 7500 Fast Ethernet Interface Processor Models FEIP2-2TX/-2FX

End of Sale

This product bulletin covers the issues associated with the end of sale of the Cisco 7500 Fast Ethernet interface processor models FEIP2-2TX and FEIP2-2FX.

The last order date for these products is September 30, 1998. The last order date has been expedited with the recent introduction of the replacement products, FEIP2-DSW-2TX and FEIP2-DSW-2FX. Both these new products provide additional features such as distributed switching and distributed services and are more aggressively priced - at 40 percent lower than the current FEIP2 products. These two products are form, fit, and function replacements for the FEIP2-2TX and FEIP2-2FX respectively. Information about products affected by this announcement, product availability, maintenance, and product substitutions are included in this document.

Rationale

The new FEIP2-DSW-2TX and FEIP2-DSW-2FX cost less and provide more functionality such as distributed switching and distributed services than the modules being replaced.

There is no change to the form, fit, or function (except that additional functions are supported), and no software upgrades are needed.

Specific Products Affected

The following products are affected by this end-of-sale announcement.
Model Number
Description
FEIP2-2TX

Second-generation Fast Ethernet interface processor with two 100BaseTX ports

FEIP2-2FX

Second-generation Fast Ethernet interface processor with two 100BaseFX ports


Availability
End of Sale

Sept. 30,1998

After Sept. 30, 1998, the products listed in the table above will no longer be orderable.

End of Software Maintenance

No change in software maintenance

End of software maintenance for FEIP2-2TX and FEIP2-2FX is not being announced at this time.

End of Hardware Maintenance

Sept. 30, 2003

After Sept. 30, 2003, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the FEIP2-2TX or FEIP2-2FX.


Product Substitution

For Cisco series 75xx routers, the following products are direct replacements for those products entering End of Sale.
End-of-Sale Product
Replacement Product
Advantages of Replacement Product

FEIP2-2TX

FEIP2-DSW-2TX

Supports distributed switching and services

FEIP2-2FX

FEIP2-DSW-2FX

Supports distributed switching and services


If you have any questions, please call:

Pradeep Shenoy

Product Manager

RWBU Business Unit

E-mail: pshenoy@cisco.com

Phone: 408 525-6222