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Cisco Interface Processors

End of Sales Announ.: Multiple Interface Processors, No. 760

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin, No. 760

Introduction

General Statement of Direction for Legacy Interface Processors

Support Programs

Product Substitution

Appendix A: Products Affected

CX-AIP-TX(=)

ATM Interface, TAXI Multimode, 100 Mbps

CX-FEIP-1FX(=)

1-Port Fast Ethernet Interface Processor (100FX)

CX-FEIP-1TX(=)

1-Port Fast Ethernet Interface Processor (100TX)

CX-EIP4(=)

4-Port Ethernet Interface Processor

CX-FIP-MS(=)

FDDI Multimode/Single-mode Interface Processor

CX-FIP-SM(=)

FDDI Single-mode/Multimode Interface Processor

CX-TRIP2(=)

2-Port Token Ring Interface Processor

CX-MIP-1CT1

MultiChannel Interface Processor: T1/PRI 1-Port

CX-SMIP-2CT1(=)

Service Provider MIP: T1-2 Ports

CX-SSIP8(=)

8-Port Standard Serial Interface Processor


Appendix B: End of Life Schedule


Product Bulletin, No. 760


End of Sales Announcement:
Multiple Interface Processors

Introduction

Cisco 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.
LAST ORDER DATE:

October 23, 1998

LAST SHIP DATE:

November 20, 1998

PRODUCT AFFECTED:

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CX-AIP-TX( =)

ATM Interface, TAXI Multimode, 100 Mbps

CX-FEIP-1FX(=)

1-Port Fast Ethernet Interface Processor (100FX)

CX-FEIP-1TX(=)

1-Port Fast Ethernet Interface Processor (100TX)

CX-EIP4(=)

4-Port Ethernet Interface Processor

CX-FIP-MS(=)

FDDI Multimode/Single-mode Interface Processor

CX-FIP-SM(=)

FDDI Single-mode/Multimode Interface Processor

CX-TRIP2(=)

2-Port Token Ring Interface Processor

CX-MIP-1CT1

MultiChannel Interface Processor: T1/PRI 1-Port

CX-SMIP-2CT1(=)

Service Provider MIP: T1-2 Ports

CX-SSIP8(=)

8-Port Standard Serial Interface Processor


General Statement of Direction for Legacy Interface Processors

The 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 Programs

End-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 Substitution

For Cisco Series 7000 and 7010 routers utilizing RP/SP, the following products are direct replacements for those products entering End-of-Sales.
End-of-Sales Product
Replacement Product
Advantages of Replacement Product
CX-AIP-TX

None

Media Obsolete

CX-FEIP-1TX

CX-FEIP-2TX

Higher port density per slot

CX-FEIP-1FX

CX-FEIP-2FX

Higher port density per slot

CX-EIP4

CX-EIP2,

--CX-EIP6

Density Options

CX-FIP-MS

CX-FIP-MM,

--CX-FIP-SS

Must use MM or SS interfaces

CX-FIP-SM

CX-FIP-MM,
CX-FIP-SS

Must use MM or SS interfaces

CX-TRIP2

CX-TRIP4

Higher port density per slot

CX-MIP-1CT1

CX-MIP-2CT1

Higher port density per slot

CX-SMIP-2CT1

CX-MIP-2CT1

Comparable Product

CX-SSIP8

CX-FSIP8

Comparable Product


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.

End-of-Sales Product
Replacement Product
Advantages of Replacement Product
CX-xxxx

VIP2-15 & PA

Better slot utilization with 2 port adapter bays

Higher forwarding performance for mixed media applications

VIP2-40/50 & PA

All advantages of VIP2-15

Provides Distributed Switching for higher system performance

Enables Distributed Services for scalable Quality of Service, Security, and many other Cisco IOS services

CX-AIP-TX

None

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CX-FEIP-1TX

PA-FE-TX

-

CX-FEIP-1FX

PA-FE-FX

-

CX-EIP4

PA-4E, or PA-8E

-

CX-FIP-MS

PA-F-MM or PA-F-SM

Multi-mode or Single Mode only. No mixed media

CX-FIP-SM

PA-F-MM or PA-F-SM

Multi-mode or Single Mode only. No mixed media

CX-TRIP2

PA-4R

VIP2-50 is not supported at this time

CX-MIP-1CT1

PA-2CT1/PRI

Integrated CT1 PRI

CX-SMIP-2CT1

PA-2CT1/PRI

Integrated CT1 PRI

CX-SSIP8

PA-8T

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If you have any questions, please call me at (408) 527-2318 or email at tomrusse@cisco.com.

Tom Russell
Product Line Manager
Cisco 7500/7000 Series

Appendix A: Products Affected

CX-AIP-TX(=)

ATM Interface, TAXI Multimode, 100 Mbps

CX-FEIP-1FX(=)

1-Port Fast Ethernet Interface Processor (100FX)

CX-FEIP-1TX(=)

1-Port Fast Ethernet Interface Processor (100TX)

CX-EIP4(=)

4-Port Ethernet Interface Processor

CX-FIP-MS(=)

FDDI Multimode/Single-mode Interface Processor

CX-FIP-SM(=)

FDDI Single-mode/Multimode Interface Processor

CX-TRIP2(=)

2-Port Token Ring Interface Processor

CX-MIP-1CT1

MultiChannel Interface Processor: T1/PRI 1-Port

CX-SMIP-2CT1(=)

Service Provider MIP: T1-2 Ports

CX-SSIP8(=)

8-Port Standard Serial Interface Processor


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.