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Cisco BPX 8600 Series Switches

EOS/EOL of Cisco BPX 8600 BNI Front Cards and Back Cards

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Product Bulletin No. 1996

Cisco BPX 8600 BNI Part Numbers

Table 2 lists the Cisco BPX 8600 BNI part numbers that are affected by this EOS/EOL announcement and replacement product part numbers.

Ordering Information

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Product Bulletin No. 1996


End-of-Life Announcement for select Cisco BPX 8600 BNI front and back cards

The Cisco BPX® 8600 BNI front and back cards went EOS/EOL on October 19, 2000; however, an end of sales product bulletin was not posted. The purpose of this product bulletin is to declare the end of contract renewal and end of support dates. Cisco customers may continue to receive hardware and software support for the period set forth in the milestones and timelines in Table 1.

The BNI front and back cards are replaced by the BXM cards. The BXM cards deliver advanced ATM features with superior scalability, connection densities, and industry-leading per port pricing. The BXM cards have been shipping since 1998 and are widely deployed in service provider networks around the world.

In summary, the milestones, their definitions, and effective EOL dates are listed in Table 1.

Table 1  Milestones and Effective End-of-Life Dates for for Cisco BPX 8600 BNI front and back cards

Milestone
Definition
Effective Date
End-of-sale announcement
The date that the end of sales announcement will be released to the public.

October 19, 2000

End of sales
The last date to enter orders of the product in the Cisco Marketplace "Orderability" Tool.

April 19, 2001

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

October 19, 2001

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

April 19, 2005

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.

April 19, 2006


Cisco BPX 8600 BNI Part Numbers

Table 2 lists the Cisco BPX 8600 BNI part numbers that are affected by this EOS/EOL announcement and replacement product part numbers.

Table 2  

Product
Number
EOS
Last
Order (Sales) Date
End of
Production
Last
Shipment Date
Dis-
continue
Contract Renewal Date
End of Support/Product Obsolescence
Date
Replacement Product Number
BPX-BNI-3-T3/C

4/19/2001

10/1/2001

4/19/2005

4/19/2006

BPX-BXM-T3-8E BPX-BXM-T3-12E BPX-BXM-T3-12EX

BPX-BNI-3-E3/B

4/19/2001

10/1/2001

4/19/2005

4/19/2006

BPX-BXM-E3-8E BPX-BXM-E3-12E BPX-BXM-E3-12EX

BPX-T3-BC

4/19/2001

10/1/2001

4/19/2005

4/19/2006

BPX-T3/E3-BC

BPX-E3-BC

4/19/2001

10/1/2001

4/19/2005

4/19/2006

BPX-T3/E3-BC


Cisco BPX 8600 BNI Part Numbers

Ordering Information

April 19, 2001 was the last date to enter orders for the Cisco BPX 8600 BNI front cards and select back cards. Support for the hardware will be provided according to the effective dates stated in Table 1.

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Erick Pong

Product Manager

Phone:408 525-0017

E-mail: mepong@cisco.com