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EOS/EOL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CISCO MGX-VISM HARDWARE

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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the
Cisco MGX-VISM Hardware, Codec Licenses, and Cisco VISM Software

Product Migration Options

Additional Information

Product Bulletin No. 2434

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the
Cisco MGX-VISM Hardware, Codec Licenses, and Cisco VISM Software


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® Voice Internetworking Service Module (VISM) for the Cisco MGX 8000 Series Voice Gateways and Multiservice Switches. The last day to order the Cisco VISM for the Cisco MGX 8000 Series Voice Gateways and Multiservice Switches is September 1, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until September 1, 2008 (for hardware) and September 1, 2007 (for software and codec licenses). Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco MGX-VISM Hardware, Codec Licenses, and VISM Software. Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement. The Cisco VISM is being replaced by the Cisco VISM-PR.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco MGX-VISM-PR which provides higher density for G726/G729a compression codec (full 8T1/8E1) and is compatible with all existing modules of the Cisco MGX 8000 Series Voice Gateways and Multiservice Switches. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco MGX-VISM to the Cisco MGX VISM-PR.

Table 1End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco MGX-VISM Hardware, Codec Licenses, and VISM Software (replacedbyCiscoVISM-PR)

Milestone
Definition
Date

End-of-life announcementdate

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

March 5, 2004

End-of-sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. Theproduct is no longer for sale after this date.

Sept. 1, 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.

January 5, 2005

End of software maintenance releasesdate

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.

Sept. 1, 2005

End of routine failure analysisdate

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

Sept. 1, 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.

Sept. 1, 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.

May 1, 2009 (Hardware)

May 1, 2006 (Software+Codec Licenses)

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.

Sept. 1, 2008 (Hardware)

Sept. 1, 2007 (Software+Codec Licenses)


Table 2Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Product Description
Hardware Components
Hardware Components

MGX-VISM-8T1 (=)

Voice Interworking Service Module, eight T1 ports

MGX-VISM-8E1 (=)

Eight E1 ports

Codec Licenses
Codec Licenses

VISM-VoIP-G711

VISM VoIP Base (G.711) licensing fee for VISM

VISM-VoIP-G726

VISM VOIP software license (G.711, G.726-32K ADPCM)

VISM-VoIP-G729ab

VISM VOIP software license (G.711, G.729a-8K CS-ACELP)

VISM-VoATM-G711

VISM VoATM Base software license (G.711, VAD, ECAN)

VISM-VoATM-G726

VISM VoATM software license (G.711and G.726-32K ADPCM)

VISM-VoATM-G729ab

VISM VoATM software license (G.711, G.729-8K CS-ACELP)

Software Components
Software Components

MGX-VISM-SW1500

MGX-VISM-SW3120

MGX-VISM-SW2200

MGX-VISM-SW3120

MGX-VISM-SW3000

MGX-VISM-SW3120

MGX-VISM-LISW3000

MGX-VISM-LISW3120


Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco MGX-VISM is the Cisco MGX-VISM-PR Service Module (Table 3).

Table 3Product Replacements

Cisco MGX-VISM
Cisco MGX-VISM-PR
Hardware Components
Hardware Components

MGX-VISM-8T1 (=)

MGX-VISM-PR-8T1 (=)

MGX-VISM-8E1 (=)

MGX-VISM-PR-8E1 (=)

Codec Licenses
Codec Licenses

VISM-VoIP-G711

VPR-VoIP-G711

VISM-VoIP-G726

VPR-VoIP-G726

VISM-VoIP-G729ab

VPR-VoIP-G729ab

VISM-VoATM-G711

VPR-VoATM-G711

VISM-VoATM-G726

VPR-VoATM-G726

VISM-VoATM-G729ab

VPR-VoATM-G729ab

Software Components
Software Components

MGX-VISM-SW1500

MGX-VISM-SW3120

MGX-VISM-SW2200

MGX-VISM-SW3120

MGX-VISM-SW3000

MGX-VISM-SW3120

MGX-VISM-LISW3000

MGX-VISM-LISW3120


Customers with Cisco VISM cards can qualify for a trade-in upgrade to Cisco VISM-PR cards with special discount.

Customers who need to make a final purchase for the Cisco VISM and/or upgrade their Cisco VISM with Cisco VISM-PR should work with their account manager to identify the product requirements and schedule and submit a request to Cisco to identify and coordinate with manufacturing demand and build plans.

Additional Information

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

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