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EOL for Release 3.0.4 Software for the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET MS

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Product Bulletin No. 2272

Product Migration Options

Additional Information

Product Bulletin No. 2272


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for
the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 3.0.4 Feature Software

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® ONS 15454 Release 3.0.4 Feature Software. The last day to order the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 3.0.4 Feature Software is February 15, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until February 15, 2007. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 3.0.4 Feature Software, and Table 2 lists the part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 4.0.1 Feature Software, which includes many new capabilities to the Cisco ONS 15454 platform. Information about this product can be found at:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/ong/15400/454relnt/index.htm

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 3.0.4 Feature Software to the ONS 15454 Release 4.0.1 Feature Software.

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 3.0.4 Feature Software

Milestone
Definition
Date
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.

August 15, 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 after this date.

February 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.

May 15, 2004

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.

February 15, 2005

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 and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

February 15, 2005

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.

November 15, 2006

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.

February 15, 2007


Table 2  Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Product Description
15454-R3.0.4SW/CD

Release 3.0.4 feature software, Cisco ONS 15454, CD/ROM

15454-R3.0.4SW/CD=

Release 3.0.4 feature software, Cisco ONS 15454, CD/ROM, spare

SF15454-R3.0.4

Release 3.0.4 feature software, preloaded on Timing, Communications, and Control (TCC) processor card

15454-LIC-R3.0.4

Cisco ONS 15454 upgrade license for R3.0.4


Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 3.0.4 Feature Software is the Cisco ONS 15454 Release 4.0.1 Feature Software. The Cisco ONS 15454 Release 4.0.1 Feature Software provides the latest features and functions as well as continued code-base enhancements for improved operations.

Table 3  Product Comparisons

 
Cisco ONS 15454 Release 3.0.4 Feature Software
Cisco ONS 15454 Release 4.0.1 Feature Software
Part numbers

15454-R3.0.4SW/CD

15454-R3.0.4SW/CD=

SF15454-R3.0.4

15454-LIC-R3.0.4

15454-R4.0.1SW/CD

15454-R4.0.1SW/CD=

SF15454-R4.0.1

15454-LIC-R4.0.1


Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channels 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