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Cisco MGX 8200 Series Edge Concentrators

EoL-MGXFRSMHS1/B, MGXFRSMHS2 Front Cards, MGX12IN14S Back Card

Product Bulletin, No. 2035


End-of-Life Announcement


for Cisco MGX-FRSM-HS1/B and MGX-FRSM-HS2


Front Cards, and MGX-12IN1-4S Back Card


Cisco Systems is announcing the end of sale and end of life for the following Cisco MGX® switch hardware: front cards with part numbers MGX-FRSM-HS1/B and MGX-FRSM-HS2, and back card with part number MGX-12IN1-4S. The announcement is effective January 27, 2003. Cisco customers may continue to receive hardware and software support for a longer period as set forth in the milestones and timelines in Table 1.
Replacement products are the Cisco front card with part number MGX-FRSM-HS2/B and back card with part number MGX-12IN1-8S. These replacement cards operate in the following platforms: Cisco MGX 8230, MGX 8250, and MGX 8850 PXM-1, MGX 8850 and 8830 PXM-1E. The replacement front card is capable of providing both V.35 and HSSI interfaces from the same front card, thereby streamlining customer operations.
Note: Cisco MGX switch software release 1.3.xx is the last release that will support the FRSM cards listed in Table 2.
The milestones, their definitions, and effective end-of-life dates for the Cisco MGX hardware are listed in Table 1.

Table 1   Milestones and Effective End-of-Life Dates for Cards with Part Numbers MGX-FRSM-HS1/B, MGX-12IN1-4S, and MGX-FRSM-HS2

Date Definition Effective Date

End-of-sale announcement

The date that the end-of-sale announcement is released to the public.

January 27, 2003

End of sale

The last date to enter orders of the product in the Network MarketPlace "Orderability" Tool.

July 28, 2003

End of production

The date that Cisco Manufacturing completed/will complete fulfillment and shipment of new equipment purchase orders.

August 27, 2003

Add a new service attachment

A hardware or software product subject to end of life can be added to a new or existing service contract up to one year from the end-of-sale date. End of New Service Attachment is the last day the affected product can be added to an existing or new service contract.

August 27, 2004

End of hardware maintenance (engineering)

The date that Cisco Engineering ceased or will cease considering the repair/maintenance of confirmed hardware defects related to components within this system configuration.

August 29, 2005

End of software maintenance (engineering)

The date that Cisco Engineering ceased or will cease considering the repair/maintenance of confirmed operating system software defects or card download software defects within this system configuration.

August 29, 2005

Discontinue contract renewal

The date that renewing/extending a service contract for this system will discontinue.

August 27, 2007

End of support/end of life/product obsolescence

The date that Cisco Logistics will no longer have any obligation to support the products listed in this product bulletin. This includes processing RMA orders for components with this system configuration; it is also the date that the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) will no longer have any obligation to assist customers with any issues related to this software. Any assistance rendered by Cisco will be on an as-available basis without warranties at the sole discretion of Cisco Systems.

August 27, 2008

Cisco MGX Hardware Part Numbers

Table 2 lists the Cisco cards with part numbers MGX-FRSM-HS1/B, MGX-12IN1-4S, and MGX-FRSM-HS2, which are affected by this end-of-life announcement. Table 2 also lists their replacement cards by part number.

Table 2   MGX-FRSM-HS1/B, MGX-12IN1-4S, and MGX-FRSM-HS2 cards Part Numbers and Replacement Cards with Part Numbers

Part Number MGX-FRSM-HS1/B MGX-12IN1-4S MGX-FRSM-HS2

End of Sale Last Order (Sales) Date

July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

July 28, 2003

End of Production Last Shipment Date

August 27, 2003

August 27, 2003

August 27, 2003

Add a New Service Attachment

August 27, 2004

August 27, 2004

August 27, 2004

End of Engineering Hardware Maintenance Date

August 29, 2005

August 29, 2005

August 29, 2005

End of Engineering Software Maintenance Date

August 29, 2005

August 29, 2005

August 29, 2005

Discontinue Contract Renewal Date

August 27, 2007

August 27, 2007

August 27, 2007

End of Support/Product Obsolescence Date

August 27, 2008

August 27, 2008

August 27, 2008

Replacement Product Part Number

MGX-FRSM-HS2/B

MGX-12IN1-8S

MGX-SCSI2-2HSSI/B

MGX-FRSM-HS2/B

Ordering Information

July 28, 2003 will be the last date to enter orders for the Cisco cards with part numbers MGX-FRSM-HS1/B, MGX-12IN1-4S, and MGX-FRSM-HS2. August 27, 2003 will be the latest requested ship date for these cards. Support for the hardware will be provided according to the effective dates stated in Table 1. The replacement product is the front card with part number MGX-FRSM-HS2/B and back cards with part numbers MGX-12IN1-8S MGX-SCSI2-2HSSI/B. Note that the front cards with part numbers MGX-FRSM-HS2/B and MGX-12IN1-8S MGX-SCSI2-2HSSI/B are not interchangeable with the cards with part numbers MGX-FRSM-HS1/B, MGX-FRSM-HS2, and MGX-12IN1-4S. The Cisco Technology Migration Program is not offered to upgrade these cards. Customers should contact their account managers to upgrade these cards.

For More Information

Erick Pong

Product Manager

Phone: 408 525-1007

E-mail: epong@cisco.com