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Cisco Versatile Interface Processors

End of Sale: VIP2-15

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin, No. 1179

Introduction

Product Substitution

Support Programs

End-of-Life Schedule

End-of-Sale Announcement

May 23, 2000

End of Sale

VIP2-15 (=)

August 31, 2000

This product will no longer be orderable after the date specified.

End of Shipment

VIP2-15 (=)

Approximately September 30, 2000

(depending on size of final orders and resultant lead times)

End of Software Maintenance

End of software maintenance is not being announced at this time.

End of Hardware Maintenance

August 31, 2005

After August 31, 2005, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the VIP2-15.



Product Bulletin, No. 1179


End of Sale: VIP2-15

Introduction

Cisco Systems is announcing the end of sale (EOS) for the Versatile Interface Processor 2, Model 15 (VIP2-15). VIP2-15 remains available for ordering in systems and as a spare (VIP2-15=) until August 31, 2000.

This action does not affect other VIP models, including VIP4-80, VIP4-50, VIP2-50, and VIP2-40.

Product Substitution

Several VIP models, including the new VIP4 family, are available in place of the VIP2-15.
Replacement Product
Advantages of Replacement Product

VIP4-80 (=)

Very high distributed switching and services performance

Very high port density and bus bandwidth

~150-210kpps switching capacity

~750Mbps aggregate bandwidth capacity

Up to 256MB of program memory, 64MB packet memory

VIP4-50 (=)

High distributed switching and services performance

~100kpps switching capacity

~750Mbps aggregate bandwidth capacity

Up to 256MB of program memory, 64MB packet memory

VIP2-50 (=)

High distributed switching and services performance

~100kpps switching capacity

~400Mbps aggregate bandwidth capacity

Up to 128MB of program memory, up to 8MB packet memory

VIP2-40 (=)

Moderate distributed switching and services performance

~65kpps switching capacity

~400Mbps aggregate bandwidth capacity

Up to 64MB of program memory, 2MB packet memory


Support Programs

End of sale 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 VIP2-15 after EOS through the 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 onsite 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 years and providing hardware support for five years after the EOS date.

End-of-Life Schedule

End-of-Sale Announcement

May 23, 2000

End of Sale

VIP2-15 (=)

August 31, 2000

This product will no longer be orderable after the date specified.

End of Shipment

VIP2-15 (=)

Approximately September 30, 2000

(depending on size of final orders and resultant lead times)

End of Software Maintenance

End of software maintenance is not being announced at this time.

End of Hardware Maintenance

August 31, 2005

After August 31, 2005, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the VIP2-15.


For additional information, contact Mark Jansen, Cisco 7500 Series Product Manager, at mjansen@cisco.com.