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Product Bulletin, No. 2273
End-of-Life Announcement for the XC-10G Card for the
Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform
Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the XC-10G cross-connection card for the Cisco® ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP). The last day to order the Cisco XC-10G card for the ONS 15454 SDH MSPP is March 1, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until March 1, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco XC-10G part. Table 2 outlines the Cisco product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to begin deploying the Cisco ONS 15454E-XC-VXL-10G cross-connection card providing new and enhanced bandwidth-management capabilities, including VC-4, VC-3, and VC-12 granular grooming support.
Table 2 Affected and Replacement Product Part Numbers
End-of-Sale Product Part Number End-of-Sale Product Description Replacement Product 15454E-XC-10G
SDH AU4 Cross-Connect Module, High-Order
SDH AU4 Cross-Connect Module, High-Order (spare)
1 15454E-XC-VXL2.5G is the alternative replacement product for the XC-10G for STM-16 based systems only. STM-64 based systems require the 15454E-XC-VXL-10G for replacement.
Product Migration Options
The replacement for the Cisco XC-10G cross-connect card is either the Cisco XC-VXL-10G cross-connect card for 10-Gbps-based systems and 2.5-Gbps-based systems with upgrade plans for 10-Gbps operation or the Cisco XC-VXL-2.5G cross-connect card for 2.5-Gbps-based systems. An in-service cross-connect upgrade procedure from the XC-10G card to the XC-VXL-10G card or XC-VXL2.5G card is documented in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Software Release 4.x user documentation. Tables 3 and 4 provide product comparisons and compatibility information for the cross-connect cards.
Table 4 Release Support
Release Number Support of Cisco XC-10G Card Support of Cisco XC-VXL2.5G Card Support of Cisco XC-VXL-10G Card R4.0.x
For applications that do not require low order, VC-3 or VC-12 grooming the XC-10G cross-connect card can continue to be used in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH shelf and does not need to be upgraded. However, migration from the XC-10G to XC-VXL-10G cross-connect card will enhance the versatility of the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH platform, allowing support for aggregation of E1s, E3s and DS-3 service interfaces. The Cisco Technology Migration Program is available to assist customers who are planning to upgrade from XC-10G to XC-VXL-10G cross-connect cards. Please contact your Cisco equipment representative for details.
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