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Cisco ONS 15800 Series DWDM Platforms

EoL for Cisco ONS 15800/15801 Control and Monitoring Processors

Product Bulletin, No. 2040


End-of-Life Announcement for Cisco ONS 15800/15801
Control and Monitoring Processors


Cisco ONS 15800 Software Releases 1.4 and 1.5, and Cisco ONS 15801 Software Releases 1.2 and 1.3
Cisco Systems® announces the end of life for the Cisco® ONS 15800 and 15801 control and monitoring processors, Cisco ONS 15800 Software Release 1.4 and 1.5, and Cisco ONS 15801 Software Release 1.2 and 1.3. The last day to order these products is July 31, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 31, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates.

Cisco ONS 15800 and 15801 control and monitoring processor modules CMP-W (obsolete) can be replaced with modules CMP-W-2E (new). The CMP-W-2E module offers improved performances, reliability, and operability.

On the software side, CMP-W-2E can be managed only by software release higher than 1.5 for ONS 15800 and higher than 1.3 for ONS 15801. ONS 15800 Software Release 1.4 and 1.5 and ONS 15801 Software Release 1.2 and 1.3 end of life is justified by the availability of at least three consequent network releases that dramatically increase the manageability and the operability of ONS 15800/ONS 15801 Cisco DWDM systems.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates

Milestone Definition Date
End-of-life announcement date

The document date of the end of sale and end of life of a product to the general public.

April 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.

July 31, 2003

Last shipment date

The last possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufactures will ship the affected product.

September 2, 2002

End of software maintenance releases date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance released or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

July 31, 2004

End of routine failure analysis date

The last possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

July 31, 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.

July 31, 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.

July 31, 2007

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.

July 31, 2008

Table 2 lists the product part numbers that are affected by this announcement.

Table 2   Affected Product Part Numbers

Product ID Product Description
CMP-W=

Control and monitoring processor

CMP-W=

Control and monitoring processor

SCC-FW-1.0.16

System Control & Communication master firewall

CMP-TL1A-1.2.0

Transaction Language 1 agent 1.2 for Cisco ONS 15800 Release 1.4

CMP-TL1A-1.2.0=

Transaction Language 1 agent 1.2 for Cisco ONS 15800 1.4

CMP-TL1A-1.3

Transaction Language 1 agent 1.3 for Cisco ONS 15800 Release 1.5 and 15801 Release 1.3

CMP-TL1A-1.3

Transaction Language 1 agent 1.3 for Cisco ONS 15800 1.5 and 15801 1.3

SW-CPLT-1.9.0=

Cisco Photonics Local Terminal Release 1.9 (Windows 98/Windows 2000)

SW-CPLT-2.0=

Cisco Photonics Local Terminal Release 2.0

SW-CPTK-1.0=

Cisco Photonics Toolkit Release 1.3 (Windows 98/Windows 2000)

SW-CPTK-1.5=

Cisco Photonics Toolkit Release 1.5

Product Migration Options

CMP-W-2E units can replace CMP-W module. A replacement may take place in a straightforward manner under the following conditions:

1. Customers may replace ONS 15800 and ONS 15801 rack-kits in which CMP-W is installed with CMP-W-2E if the product was shipped after November 30, 2001. Customers that received products prior to this date will need to complete a recabling procedure in order to facilitate the installation of the CMP-W-2E in place of CMP-W. Detailed info on the necessary recabling procedure can be found in the CNU Manual in the Upgrade Hardware section at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/ong/15800/hwcomp/198701.pdf

2. In order to properly manage the CMP-W-2E module, ONS 15800 customers must use a software release higher than or equal to Software Release 1.6 and ONS 15801 customers must use Software Release 1.4. Customers can review detailed info about software upgrade procedures in the CNU Manual at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/ong/15800/hwcomp/198701.pdf

In cases of software upgrades, it is necessary to check if a new release is completely backwards-compatible with the installed base. It is possible to analyze and confirm software backwards-compatibility by checking the software/firmware backwards-compatibility matrix that is available at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/127/ONS_15800/sw_fw_matrix.pdf

Cisco strongly suggests, in a case of migration, to upgrade to the latest software release: ONS 15800 Release 2.1 and ONS 15801 Release 2.1. Another important consideration is the Cisco Transport Manager (CTM) compatibility compared to the ONS 15800/ONS 15801 software release.

CTM Release 4.0 will support only Release 2.0 and Release 2.1 of the ONS 15800 and ONS 15801 platforms.

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager.

Additional Information

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html