Cisco 3600 Series Multiservice Platforms

EOS & EOL for the Cisco & NM-1FE2W & NM-2FE2W Network Modules

End-of-Life Notice No. 2169

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the
Cisco NM-1FE2W and NM-2FE2W Network Modules for the Cisco 3600 and 3700 Series Multiservice Routers

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® NM-1FE2W and NM-2FE2W network modules. The last day to order the Cisco NM-1FE2W and NM-2FE2W network modules is December 31, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 31, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco NM-1FE2W and NM-2FE2W network modules.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco NM-1FE2W-V2 and NM-2FE2W-V2. These newer LAN/WIN mixed media network modules are identical to the NM-1FE2W and NM-2FE2W in terms of features, functions, and performance with the important difference being the limited number of Cisco IOS® Software releases supported. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco NM-1FE2W and NM-2FE2W network modules to the Cisco NM-1FE2W-V2 and NM-2FE2W-V2 network modules.

The NM-1FE1R2W and NM-2W are not affected by this end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco NM-1FE2W and NM-2FE2W Network Modules

Milestone   Description  Date 

End-of-life announcement

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

July 1, 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 31, 2003

Last shipment date

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

March 30, 2004

End of software maintenance releases

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.

The final maintenance release of IOS 12.4 mainline, or December 31, 2006, whichever comes last.

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 31, 2005

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 31, 2007

Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services (includes hardware repairs & exchanges) for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

December 31, 2008

Table 2  

Product  Minimum Cisco IOS Software Release Requirements  Availability Dates 


12.2(12)M, 12.3M and 12.2(13)T3

June 9, 2003


12.2(12)M, 12.3M and 12.2(13)T3

June 9, 2003

Table 3  

Product  Platform  Maximum 

NM-1FE2W-V2 and NM-2FE2W-V2













Details about the Cisco NM-1FE2W, NM-2FE2W, and NM-1FE1R2W network modules are available in the data sheet at: .

Service Support Programs

Cisco will continue to support the listed products through its SMARTnet® and comprehensive maintenance programs. Customers with either of these service contracts are entitled to free software updates, 24-hour phone support through the Cisco TAC, and advanced replacement of hardware for repairs. Customers with comprehensive maintenance contracts also receive onsite service. Customers who do not have a maintenance contract can purchase software updates and hardware repair services from Cisco to meet specific requirements rather than full-service coverage.

For Additional Information

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: .