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Cisco BPX 8600 Series End of Life Bulletin

Product Bulletin, No. 2377

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Notice

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco BPX 8600 Series Extra-Long-Range BXM Back Cards

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® BPX® 8600 Series Extra-Long-Range (XLR) BXM Broadband back cards. The last day to order these cards is June 30, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 30, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected cards.

Table 2 lists the cards with product part numbers that are affected by this announcement. There are no replacements for these back cards. .

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates

Milestone  Definition  Date 
End-of-life announcement date

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

December 31, 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.

June 30, 2004

Last shipment date

The last possible date product shipment can be deferred to.

September 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.

June 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.

June 30, 2006

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.

June 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.

June 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.

June 30, 2009

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Being Affected by This Announcement

End of Sales Product Part Number  Product Description 

1-port OC-12/STM-4 SMF Extra Long Reach 1550nm Back Card


1-port, OC-12/STM-4 SMF Extra Long Reach 1550nm Back Card, Spare


2-port, OC-12/STM-4 SMF Extra Long Reach 1550nm Back Card


2-port, OC-12/STM-4 SMF Extra Long Reach 1550nm Back Card, Spare

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