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End-of-Sale Announcement Cisco D and E Versions of the BXM Broadband Cards

Product Bulletin, No. 2328


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the
Cisco D and E Versions of the BXM Broadband Cards


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® BPX® 8600 D and E versions of the BXM Broadband cards effective October 15, 2003. The last day to order the Cisco BPX8600 BXM Broadband cards is September 30, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from Cisco Engineering until September 30, 2006. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected cards.

Customers are encouraged to upgrade to the Enhanced DX and EX BXM Broadband cards which offer superior price/performance, greater cell storage, an increase in connection counts, more memory, and support for advanced traffic management capabilities. Table 2 provides relevant information for upgrading from the D and E versions of the BXM Broadband cards to the Enhanced DX and EX versions.


Note:    The Enhanced DX and EX BXM Broadband cards can be used interchangeably with the D and E versions of the BXM Broadband cards, except in situations where APS 1+1 or Y-Redundancy needs to be supported. In those situations, both cards will need to be the same type of Enhanced Broadband cards. For example, both cards must either be DX or D versions, but not one of each.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates

Milestone   Definition   Date 
End-of-life announcement date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

October 15, 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.

October 15, 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 leadtime.

December 30, 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.

September 30, 2006

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.

September 30, 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.

September 30, 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.

September 30, 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.

September 30, 2009




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Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Numbers  Replacement Product Part Number  Product Description 
BPX-BXM-T3-8E BPX-BXM-T3-8E=

BPX-BXM-T3-12EX

BPX-BXM-T3-12EX=

Enhanced BXM-T3-12 with 64K cons, 1 Million Cell Buffers

BPX-BXM-E3-8E BPX-BXM-E3-8E=

BPX-BXM-E3-12EX

BPX-BXM-E3-12EX=

Enhanced BXM-E3-12 with 64K cons, 1 Million Cell Buffers

BPX-BXM-T3-12E BPX-BXM-T3-12E=

BPX-BXM-T3-12EX

BPX-BXM-T3-12EX=

Enhanced BXM-T3-12 with 64K cons, 1 Million Cell Buffers

BPX-BXM-E3-12E BPX-BXM-E3-12E=

BPX-BXM-E3-12EX

BPX-BXM-E3-12EX=

Enhanced BXM-E3-12 with 64K cons, 1 Million Cell Buffers

BPX-BXM-155-8D BPX-BXM-155-8D=

BPX-BXM-155-8DX

BPX-BXM-155-8DX=

Module with 64K cons, 1 Million Cell Buffers

BPX-BXM-622-2D BPX-BXM-622-2D=

BPX-BXM-622-2DX

BPX-BXM-622-2DX=

Module with 64K Cons, 1 Million Cell Buffers

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:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html

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http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice