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:
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
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
Release 3.0.4 feature software, Cisco ONS 15454, CD/ROM
Release 3.0.4 feature software, Cisco ONS 15454, CD/ROM, spare
Release 3.0.4 feature software, preloaded on Timing, Communications, and Control (TCC) processor card
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
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For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: