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With the introduction of the latest in high speed processors such as Network Processing Engine 300 (NPE-300), Cisco Systems announces the end of sale of the NPE-200 network processing engine for 7200 series routers and the Cisco 7206 chassis.
The recommended upgrade path for the NPE-200 is the NPE-225. This network processing engine has a higher sustained throughput rate, offering higher performance for a lower price. The NPE-225 uses a high-performance 263 MHz RM5271 RISC processor, compared with the 200-MHz R5000 RISC processor of the NPE-200a 32% increase in processing power. In addition, the NPE-225 supports additional caching and SDRAM memory capacity.
CISCO7206VXR is the recommended upgrade path for the CISCO7206. CISCO7206VXR has a faster backplane than the CISCO7206 (up to 1 GBPS versus 500 KBPS), and has integrated multi-service interchange (MIX) functionality.
Table 1 indicates the minimum required Cisco IOS versions for NPE-225 and CISCO7206VXR.
Table 1: Minimum Required Cisco IOS versions for NPE-225 and CISCO7206VXR
|Product Number||Minimum Required Cisco IOS Software|
12.0(5)XE6, 12.0(9)S, 12.1(1)E, 12.1(1)T, 12.1(1)
12.0(1)XE, 12.0(3)T, 12.0(5)S, 12.1(1)E, 12.1(1)T, 12.1(1)
Table 2 indicates configuration options for Cisco 7200 series chassis processors.
Table 2: Configuration Options for Cisco 7200 Series Chassis and Processors
Cisco 7200VXR systems support all port adapters supported on the Cisco 7200, except for the ones listed in the Table 3. Alternative solutions for the port adapters are also explained in the table.
Table 3: Port Adapters not Supported on Cisco 7200 VXR chassis
|Port Adapters Not Supported in 7200 Series VXR Routers||Description||Alternative Solutions|
|Channelized Port Adapters|
Channelized 2-port T1
Channelized 2-port E1
Dual-wide channelized T3
|Service Port Adapters|
Compression Service Adapter
|Token Ring Port Adapters|
Token Ring Port Adapter
|FDDI Port Adapters|
FDDI Port Adapters
For some port adapters, there is a minimum revision level for the hardware to enable the port adapter to operate in a Cisco 7200 VXR chassis.
Cisco offers an aggressive trade-in program called the Technology Migration Program. This program enables Cisco customers to upgrade their existing Cisco or competitive network equipment. For more information about this program, please refer to http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr11/incentive/index.html.
End of Sales refers to the time when certain products are no longer available for new purchases. It does not apply to the service and support programs for those products. Cisco will continue to support the NPE-200 and CISCO7206 after end of sales through our SmartNet and Comprehensive Maintenance programs, 24-hour phone support through the Technical Assistance Center, and advance replaced hardware for repairs. Customers who do not have a maintenance contract can purchase software updates and hardware repair services from Cisco to meet specific requirements. Cisco is committed to providing hardware and software support for the NPE-200 and CISCO7206 for a period of two (2) years and providing hardware support for a period of five (5) years after the respective End of Sale date.
NPE-200 End of Sale: January 1, 2002
NPE-200 End of Software Support: January 27, 2004
NPE-200 End of Hardware Support: January 27, 2007
Performance Functionality Alternative: NPE-225
CISCO7206 End of Sale: January 1, 2002
CISCO7206 End of Software Support: January 27, 2004
CISCO7206 End of Hardware Support: January 27, 2007
Performance Functionality Alternative: CISCO7206VXR
|Product Number||Description||Last Sales Date||Substitute||Description|
Cisco 7200 Network Processing Engine NPE-200
Cisco 7200 Network Processing Engine NPE-225
Cisco 7200 Network Processing Engine NPE-200, Spare
Cisco 7200 Network Processing Engine NPE-225, Spare
Cisco 7206, 6-Slot chassis, 1 AC Power Supply
Cisco 7206VXR, 6-slot chassis, 1 AC Supply w/IP Software
Cisco 7206, 6-Slot chassis, 1 AC Power Supply, Spare
Cisco 7206VXR, 6-slot chassis, 1 AC Supply w/IP Software, Spare
Cisco 7206, 6-Slot chassis, 1 AC Power Supply, Channel
Cisco 7206VXR, 6-slot chassis, 1 AC Supply w/IP Software, Channel
In conjunction with the EOS announcement, NPE-200 and CISCO7206 will be eliminated from the Cisco product catalog and price list.
If you have questions, please contact your customer service representative.