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Cisco 2500 Series Routers

Cisco ASM: End of Sale: No. 339

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin

Introduction

Specific Products

Product Number
Description
ASM/4-CS

9-Slot Term Serv CSC/4


Availability

End of Sale

November 1, 1995

After November 1, 1995, the Access Server 2509 through 2512 can be substituted.

End of Software Maintenance

November 1, 1996

After November 1, 1995, no new features will be added to software available for the ASM/4-CS. After November 1, 1996, no maintenance releases will be offered for the ASM/4-CS. Software release 10.4 will be the last to support the ASM/4-CS.

End of Hardware Maintenance

November 1, 1998

After November 1, 1998, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the ASM/4-CS.


Product Substitution


Product Bulletin


I.D. Number: 339 Cisco ASM: end of sale

To: Distribution

From: Lee Franzen

Subject: End of Sale of the Cisco ASM, PB#339

Date: May 1, 1995

Introduction

This product bulletin covers the issues associated with the end of sale of the Cisco ASM communication server product. The last order date for the ASM/4-CS is November 1, 1995. Information about exactly why, which products, availability and maintenance, product substitution, and customer information which describes the advantages of the new Access Server products are included.

Specific Products

Product Number
Description
ASM/4-CS

9-Slot Term Serv CSC/4


Availability

End of Sale

November 1, 1995

After November 1, 1995, the Access Server 2509 through 2512 can be substituted.

End of Software Maintenance

November 1, 1996

After November 1, 1995, no new features will be added to software available for the ASM/4-CS. After November 1, 1996, no maintenance releases will be offered for the ASM/4-CS. Software release 10.4 will be the last to support the ASM/4-CS.

End of Hardware Maintenance

November 1, 1998

After November 1, 1998, no hardware repairs or exchanges will be available for the ASM/4-CS.


Product Substitution

Cisco Access Servers 2509, 2510, 2511, and 2512 supersede the ASM/4-CS in both performance and functionality. The 2500 family of Access Servers contain new technology that enable superior async port speed (115.2Kbps vs. 38.4Kbps in the ASM/4-CS), reliable CISCO2500 platform routing capabilities, and the ability to add new software features as they are created for the 2500 family. The Access Servers are available in both 8 and 16 port versions as well as in Ethernet or Token Ring versions. All Access Servers have two high speed synchronous serial interfaces. Currently the Access Servers are being offered with 8 software feature sets:

Category
Protocol /Feature
IP
IP/IPX
DT
RAS
EN
Remote Node

PPP, SLIP

x
 
x
x
x
 

IPXCP

 
x
x
x
x
 

ARA 1 & 2

   
x
x
x
Terminal

Telnet, rlogin

x
x
x
x
x
Services

Xremote

   
x
x
x
 

LAT Terminal, TN3270, X.25 PAD

     
x
x
 

Protocol Translation

     
x
x
Asynchronous

IP

x
x
x
x
x
Routing

IPX

 
x
x
x
x
 

AppleTalk

   
x
x
x
LAN

IP, Bridging, LAN Extension Host

x
x
x
1
x
 

Novell IPX

 
x
x
x
x
 

AppleTalk 1 & 2, DECnet IV

   
x
x
x
 

DECnet V, OSI, XNS, Banyan VINES, Apollo Domain

       
x
WAN

Dual Synchronous Serial, Compression

x
x
x
x
x
 

HDLC, PPP, X.25, Frame Relay, SMDS, ISDN, DDR

x
x
x
2
x
IP Routing

RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, EGP

x
x
x
x
x
 

ES-IS, IS-IS

       
x
IBM

SRB, RSRB, Proxy Explorer, SNA Local LU Address Prioritization, Local Acknowledgment, Administrative Filtering, NetBIOS Name Caching, Access Control Filtering

x
opt
x
opt
x
opt
 
x
incl.
 

STUN, SDLLC, TG/COS, QLLC

       
x
Management

AutoInstall, SNMP, Telnet

x
x
x
x
x

1 No Bridging or LAN Extension 2

2 No SMDS or ISDN



Note: IBM base functionality (SRB and associated features) is an available option with DT, IP/IPX, and IP feature sets. STUN, SDLLC, and TG/COS are only available with the EN feature set.