Cisco 7600 Series Routers

EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco OSR-7609 Chassis

Product Bulletin, No. 2230

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
 for the Cisco OSR-7609 Chassis

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® OSR-7609 including the related bundles OSR-7609-AC and OSR-7609-DC. The last day to order Cisco OSR-7609 is January 31, 2004. Customers will continue to receive from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until January 31, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco OSR-7609, OSR-7609-AC, and OSR-7609-DC bundles.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the new Cisco 7609 Router. The 7609 Router delivers design improvements incorporating:

  • Redundant, tiered-speed fan trays for greater airflow
  • Increased power options for future power-intensive hardware
  • Improved cable management for dense, cable-intensive configurations

Configurable options for route processor, switch fabric, and power supply redundancy are also provided in the new Cisco 7609 model chassis. Additional information about this product can be found at:

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco OSR-7609 to the Cisco 7609 Router.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco OSR-7609 chassis

Milestone   Definition   Date  
End-of-life announcement date

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

July 10, 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.

January 31, 2004

Last shipment date

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead-time.

April 28, 2004

End of software maintenance releases date

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.

January 31, 2005

End of routine failure analysis date

The last possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

January 31, 2005

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.

January 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.

January 31, 2008

Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

January 31, 2009

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Part Number   Product Description  

OSR-7609 spare 9-slot chassis


7609 chassis, Supervisor Engine2/Multilayer Switch Feature Card 2, 2500W AC P/S, 512 MB DRAM


7609 chassis, Supervisor Engine2/Multilayer Switch Feature Card 2, 2500W DC P/S, 512 MB DRAM

Table 3   Migration Product Part Numbers

End-of-Sale Part Number   New Part Number  



7609-AC-BUN or 7609-SUP720-PS


7609-DC-BUN-2500W or 7609-SUP720-PS

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:

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: