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Product Bulletin No. 2227
End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the
Cisco 12000 Series Gigabit Route Processor
Cisco Systems® announces the end of sale of the Cisco® 12000 Series Gigabit Route Processor (GRP-B). The last date to order the GRP-B will be March 31, 2004. Please note that despite the end of sale of the GRP-B, the GRP-B will be supported in future Cisco IOS® Software releases, including bug fixes and relevant feature enhancement. End of sale only means that the GRP-B route processor will no longer be orderable.
The replacement for the GRP-B is the Cisco 12000 Series Performance Route Processor (PRP-1), which is supported as of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(22)S. The PRP-1 features enhanced performance, scalability, and other capabilities that are critical for supporting growth and resilience in both service provider and enterprise networking environments.
For more information about the PRP-1 and its benefits, go to:
Please feel free to contact Cisco Systems through your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner with any additional questions, concerns, or comments regarding this end-of-sale plan or the PRP-1.
Table 1 lists the end-of-life milestones and key dates for the Cisco GRP-B. Table 2 shows the part numbers affected by this announcement. Table 3 shows the part numbers for migration.
Product Migration Options
GRP-B will be replaced with PRP-1 as the primary RP for the Cisco 12000 Series. More information about PRP-1 can be found at:
Table 3 Part Number Comparisons for Migration
Cisco GRP-B Cisco PRP-1 Bundled RP
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: