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End of Sale of First Generation NAM, No. 1815

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Product Bulletin, No.1815

Overview

Effective Dates

Product Substitution

Ordering Information

Notes

Platform Requirements

Or

Technology Migration Plan

Product Information

Additional Information


Product Bulletin, No.1815


End-of-Sale Announcement for the First-Generation Network Analysis Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6000 Series

Overview

With the availability of the second-generation, high-performance Network Analysis Modules (NAMs) for the Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series (NAM-1 and NAM-2), Cisco Systems announces the End-of-Sale (EOS) of the following NAM products, listed in Table 1.

Table 1  Products Affected

Product Number
Descriptions
WS-X6380-NAM

Network Analysis Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6000 Series

WS-X6380-NAM=

Network Analysis Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 6000 Series, spare


Effective Dates

EOS External Announcement—June 24, 2002

EOS and Orderability—July 27, 2002

Last shipments of WS-X6380-NAM—August 27, 2002

End of support/obsolescence—July 27, 2007

The voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Application Response Time (ART) monitoring licenses will continue to be orderable as spares for the installed base of first-generation NAMs. Table 2 provides these part numbers.

Table 2  Products Not Affected

Product Number
Descriptions
SC6K-NAM-ART-LIC=

NAM ART MIB License, spare

SC6K-NAM-VOIP-LIC=

NAM VoIP License, spare


Software upgrades will continue to be offered for the installed base of first-generation NAMs via the Software Center download pages at:http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/cat6000-nam

Product Substitution

The first-generation NAM is effectively replaced by NAM-1, which provides higher monitoring performance and is switch-fabric enabled to support both crossbar- and bus-based architectures in the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series. The extra-high-performance NAM-2 is also available to support extended needs of the scalable switching environment. NAM-1 and NAM-2 are supported by the NAM software version 2.2, which comes with the embedded, Web-based Traffic Analyzer, providing full-scale remote monitoring (RMON) and troubleshooting capabilities.

Key features of NAM-1 and NAM-2 (with NAM Software Version 2.2):

Switch-fabric-enabled, with interfaces to both bus- and crossbar-based architectures in the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series

High-performance, dual-processor architecture (NAM-2 features an additional accelerator card to boost packet-processing performance)

Large memory and capture-buffer sizes for high-capacity traffic monitoring

Embedded NAM Traffic Analyzer application providing full-scale RMON and troubleshooting capabilities accessible from a Web browser

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Application Response Time (ART) features, requiring purchase of licenses with earlier versions of NAM, are now included at no extra cost with NAM-1 and NAM-2

Use of mini-RMON in the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switch with NAM-1 or NAM-2 installed does not require purchase of the mini-RMON license

Ordering Information

Table 3  New Product Ordering Information

Cisco Part Number
Description
WS-SVC-NAM-1

Catalyst 6500 Series Network Analysis Module-1

WS-SVC-NAM-1=

Catalyst 6500 Series Network Analysis Module-1, spare

WS-SVC-NAM-2

Catalyst 6500 Series Network Analysis Module-2

WS-SVC-NAM-2=

Catalyst 6500 Series Network Analysis Module-2, spare

SC-SVC-NAM-2.2

Network Analysis Module Software v 2.2 for NAM-1 and NAM-2 (includes ART and VoIP)


Notes

NAM Software Version 2.2 is a special release to support new NAM-1 and NAM-2 hardware and is not supported with the earlier hardware versions of the NAM (WS-X6380-NAM)

Platform Requirements

Cisco Catalyst Operating System (CatOS) software version 7.3(1) with cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine 1A or 2

Or

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(13)E with Supervisor Engine 2 (with MSFC2)

Technology Migration Plan

Customers interested in migrating to the new, high-performance NAM-1 and NAM-2, can trade in their first-generation NAMs per the policies of the Cisco Technology Migration Plan. For details, please refer to:
http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr11/incentive/index.html

Product Information

For additional product information, please refer to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2706/ps699/index.html

Additional Information

For additional product ordering and availability information or questions, please send e-mail to the CiscoWorks product marketing group at ciscoworks@cisco.com.