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Product Bulletin, No. 760
End of Sales Announcement:
Multiple Interface Processors
IntroductionCisco Systems is announcing the end of sale (EOS) for a multitude of legacy Interface Processors 2-port Token Ring Interface Processor (CX-TRIP2). Most Interface Processors entering End-of-Sales have a similar, higher port, versions which remain available for new purchases.
General Statement of Direction for Legacy Interface ProcessorsThe original Interface Processor family of products (AIP, EIP, FEIP, FSIP, FIP, HIP, MIP, TRIP, SMIP, SSIP) has been available for approximately 6 years. Due to the age of these "legacy" Interface Processors, component availability is becoming scarce. It has become necessary to reduce the variety of models within each media family of Interface Processors in order to provide our customers with a continued supply of these legacy interfaces within each media type.
Note: This does not affect the Versatile Interface Processor family or those Interface Processors based on VIP technology (CT3IP, POSIP, FEIP2, etc.).
It is anticipated but not guaranteed that component supply will be exhausted for all remaining legacy Interface Processors in the first half of the year 2000 (calendar year Jan. 2000 to July 2000). Please note that component supply may be exhausted before this time.
Support ProgramsEnd-of-Sales 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 Interface Processors after end of sales 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 advance replaced hardware for repairs. Comprehensive Maintenance customers also receive on-site 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 (2) years and providing hardware support for a period of five (5) years after the End-of-Sales date. Appendix B has a complete list of various dates associated with the End of Life Process.
Note: Cisco 7000/7010 systems using RP/SP or RP/SSP processors are supported through all maintenance releases of Cisco IOS 11.2 per this platforms End of Life program announced 4/27/97.
Product SubstitutionFor Cisco Series 7000 and 7010 routers utilizing RP/SP, the following products are direct replacements for those products entering End-of-Sales.
For Cisco Series 75xx routers and Cisco Series 70x0 routes equipped with the RSP7000, the following products are direct replacements for those products entering End-of-Sales.
If you have any questions, please call me at (408) 527-2318 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Tom RussellProduct Line ManagerCisco 7500/7000 Series
Appendix A: Products Affected
Appendix B: End of Life Schedule
End of Life Announcement: May 1, 1998
End of Sale: October 23, 1998
After October 23, 1998, Products listed in Appendix A will no longer be orderable.
End of Shipment: Approximately November 20, 1998, (depending on size of final orders and resultant lead-times)
End of Software Maintenance
On Cisco 7000/7010:
• Though Cisco IOS Release 11.2 mainline per platform
• End of Life plan
On Cisco 7500 series and Cisco 7000/7010 with RSP7000:
• End of Software Maintenance for all products listed in
• Appendix A is not being announced at this time.
End of Hardware Maintenance: October 23, 2003
After October 23, 2003 no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the products listed in Appendix A.