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Product Bulletin No. 2130

Product Migration Options

Additional Information

Product Bulletin No. 2130


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 6000 Series Intrusion Detection System (IDSM-1) Services Module

Addendum Date

March 26, 2004

Effective Date

March 26, 2004

Original bulletin annoucement date

March 20, 2003

Original bulletin information

Bulletin number 2130


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 Series Intrusion Detection System (IDSM-1) Services Module for the Cisco Catalyst 6000 and 6500 series switches. The last day to order the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-1 is April 20, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until April 20, 2008 with signature support being provided until August 1, 2004 . Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-1.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the second generation Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2 Services Module. This module provides five times the performance and a vastly improved feature set. Information about the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2 Services Module is available at:

http://www.cisco.com/go/ids

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-1 to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2.

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-1 

Milestone
Definition
Date
End-of-life announcement date

The date the end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement is distributed to the general public.

March 20, 2003

End of sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

April 20, 2003

Last shipment date

The last possible date that Cisco or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.

April 30, 2003

End of software maintenance releases date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

April 20, 2004

End of routine failure analysis date

The last possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

April 20, 2004

End of Signature Updates1

The last date that Cisco will release signature updates.

August 1, 2004

End of new service attachment date

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

October 20, 2003

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

April 20, 2007

Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

April 20, 2008

1 Signature updates are considered product enhancement which are typically ended at the End of Sale date.


Table 2  Product Part Numbers Affected

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Product Description
WS-X6381-IDS

IDS module for the Cisco Catalyst 6000 Switch (ordered with switch)

WS-X6381-IDS=

IDS module for the Cisco Catalyst 6000 Switch (ordered separately or as a "spare")


Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-1 is the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2 (Table 3). The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2 is a 600 Mbps IDS module for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch. It supports Cisco IDS Sensor Software Version 4.0, the same as the IDS appliances, and provides identical signature support with the appliances as well. In addition, improved management techniques are included and offered with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2.

Customers may also migrate to the Cisco IDS appliance if more performance is desired. The Cisco IDS 4250-XL Sensor provides up to 1 gigabit of IDS attack protection and uses the same software base as the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2.

Table 3  Product Comparisons—Supported Features 

 
Cisco Catalyst 6000 Series IDSM-1
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series IDSM-2
SPAN/RSPAN support

Yes

Yes

VACL Capture

Yes

Yes

Shunning

Yes

Yes

TCP resets

No

Yes

IP logging

No

Yes

Command-line interface

No

Yes

Signature language

No

Yes

IDS Event Viewer monitoring application support

Yes

Yes

IDS Device Manager

No

Yes

Fabric enabled

No

Yes

Event retrieval

POP (push)

RDEP (pull)

Local event store

100,000

None, retrieved

Same software as appliance

No

Yes

Software version

3.0.5 (final)

4.0 (first)

Slot size

1 Rack Unit

1 Rack Unit


Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, contact your Cisco account manager or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html.