Cisco ONS 15454 Series Multiservice Provisioning Platforms

EOL for Select Release 4.x.x Software for ONS 15454 SDH MSPP

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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH R4.x.x Software

Product Migration Options

Additional Information

Product Bulletin, No. 2466

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH R4.x.x Software

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of software releases SDH versions R4.0.0, 4.0.1, and 4.1.0 for the Cisco® ONS 15454 Multiservice Provisioning Platform. The last day to order the Cisco ONS 15454 software outlined in Table 2 is October 15, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until October 15, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the applicable Cisco ONS 15454 software.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the later versions of Cisco ONS 15454 software as outlined in Table 3. Information about this product can be found at:

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 Software


End-of-life announcement date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

April 15, 2004

End-of-sale date

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

October 15, 2004

Last shipment date

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead-time.

January 15, 2005

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.

October 15, 2005

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.

October 15, 2009

Table 2  Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Product Description


Feature software CD-ROM, Release 4.0.0, 15454 SDH


Software pre-installed on processor card, Release 4.0.0, 15454 SDH


Software upgrade license, R4.0.0, 15454 SDH


User documentation, Release 4.0.0, 15454 SDH, paper


User documentation, Release 4.0.0, 15454 SDH, CD-ROM


Feature software CD-ROM, Release 4.0.1, 15454 SDH


Software pre-installed on processor card, Release 4.0.1, 15454 SDH


Software upgrade license, R4.0.1, 15454 SDH


Feature software CD-ROM, Release 4.1.0, 15454 SDH


Software pre-installed on processor card, Release 4.1.0, 15454 SDH


Software upgrade license, R4.1.0, 15454 SDH

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco ONS 15454 software affected by this announcement is outlined in Table 3. The recommended replacement software includes many new system capabilities, enhanced network security, and general code enhancements for improved software stability. More information about the enhancements are detailed in the Release Notes found on

Table 3  Replacement Products

Cisco ONS 15454 Software End-of-Life Products
Cisco ONS 15454 Software Replacement Products











Additional Information

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