Cisco MGX 8800 Series Switches

EOL Announcement MGX 8800 RPM FDDI Back Cards

Product Bulletin No. 1350Product Bu


lletin, No.


End of Life

Cisco MGX 8800 Route Processor Module FDDI Back Cards



Cisco Systems announces the end of life (EoL) of all FDDI back cards for the RPM/A and RPM/B for the Cisco MGXÔ 8200 and Cisco MGX 8800 Series listed in Table 1. The FDDI card is not supported on any RPM-PR.


There are no replacement cards. These cards are being categorized as EoL due to low demand.


EoL Products


Table 1: RPM FDDI Back Cards

Part Number



 FDDI Back Card for the RPM, MMF


 FDDI Back Card for the RPM, SMF


 FDDI Full Duplex Back Card for the RPM, MMF


 FDDI Full Duplex Back Card for the RPM, SMF


Future software releases will continue to support the above listed cards on RPM/A and RPM/B models until December 31, 2001.


Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) support for products listed in Table 1 will be provided until May of 2003.


Cisco MGX 8800 Software Release 1.1.11 and Cisco IOS 12.0(7)T are the minimum requirements for the FDDI back cards. Cisco WAN Manager support for this card begins with Cisco WAN Manager 9.2.05.

Table 2 lists categories and timelines customers should be aware of when placing orders or managing support.


Table 2: Timelines

End of sale/Last date to enter orders as part of a system or as a spare


June 15, 2001

End of production

July 15, 2001

End of hardware support (bug fixes)

November 15, 2001

End of software support (bug fixes)

December 31, 2001

End of one-year contract renewals

May 15, 2002

End of six-month contract renewals

November 15, 2002

End of support/obsolescence

May 15, 2003





For additional information, please contact:

Glen Fisher

Product Manager

MSSBU, Cisco Systems

(408) 853-9358


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