Cisco ONS 15454 Series Multiservice Provisioning Platforms

EOL for Release 3.4.2 Software for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH MSPP

Product Bulletin No. 2371

End-of-Sale & End-of-Life Announcement for the Software Release 3.4.2 for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH MSPP

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of Software Release 3.4.2 for the Cisco® ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP). The last day to order the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Software release 3.4.2 is December 15, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 15, 2006. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Software Release 3.4.2. Table 2 outlines the Cisco product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Software Release 4.1.0 and benefit from the latest feature enhancement introduced on the platform.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 Software Release 3.4.2

Milestone  Definition  Date 

End-of-life announcement date

The date the end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement is distributed to the general public.

December 8, 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.

December 15, 2003

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.

March 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.

December 15, 2004

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.

December 15, 2004

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.

December 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.

December 15, 2006

Table 2   Affected and Replacement Product Part Numbers

End-of-Sale Product Part Number  End-of-Sale Product Description  Replacement Product Part Number 


Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Software Release Feature Package 3.4.2 CD (spare)


Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Release 3.4.2 Feature Software is the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Release 4.1.0 Feature Software. The Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Release 4.1.0 Feature Software provides the latest features and functions as well as continued code-base enhancements for improved operations.

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