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+End-of-Life Notice, No. 2504
End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco PA-A2 Line of Circuit Emulation Port Adapters for the Cisco 7200 Series Router
Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the PA-A2 line of Cisco® 7000 Series Circuit Emulation Services (CES) port adapters for the Cisco 7200 Series Router. The last day to order the Cisco PA-A2 line is December 1, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 1, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco PA-A2 line of port adapters.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco PA-A6 line of enhanced ATM port adapters. The PA-A6 port adapters are single slot port as compared to the dual wide PA-A2s which take up two slots of the Cisco 7200. The PA-A6 supports 8000 virtual circuits (VCs) per line card as opposed to the PA-A2, which supported 2000 VCs. The PA-A6 line also supports various features not supported on the PA-A2 including VoATM w/VoIP over ATM Adaption Layer 2 (AA), VoIP over ATM, Advanced Traffic Shaping per VC, Dynamic Bandwidth Selection, Unspecified Bit Rate +(UBR+), California Roll Lite, Autosense, and Single Cell Packed Relay. Additional information about the Cisco Enhanced ATM Port Adapter can be found at:
Product Migration Options
The recommended replacement for the Cisco PA-A2 line of port adapters for noncircuit emulation ATM functionality is the PA-A6 line of port adapters:
There is no migration path within the Cisco 7000 Series port adapters to support circuit emulation over ATM. The Cisco 2600 and 3700 Series support circuit emulation over IP. For more information, go to:
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:
The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
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