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EOS & EOM for IPX, IGX, & BPX Selected Switch - No. 858

Milestone
Effective Date

End of Sales & End of Maintenance Announcement

January 29, 1999

End of Sales & End of Maintenance

July 30, 1999

Discontinue Contract Renewal

July 15, 2000

End of Support/End of Life

July 15, 2001


Definitions

End of Sale

End of Maintenance

Discontinue Contracts Renewal

End of Support/End of Life

Important Issues to NoteĆ¾


Product Bulletin No. 858


EOS and EOM for IPX, IGX, and BPX Selected Switch and StrataView Plus Software

The MultiService Switching Business Unit is announcing the End of Sale and End of Maintenance of the following (IPX, IGX, and BPX) switch software and NSM BU StrataView Plus software releases, with an effective date of July 30, 1999. Cisco customers will continue to receive Technical Assistance Center (TAC) support currently planned for a period of two years after the End of Sale (EOS) and End of Maintenance (EOM) announcement date.

Switch Software Releases: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.0.x, and 8.0.x

StrataView Plus Releases: 1.x, 2.x, 7.0.x, and 8.0.x

Milestone
Effective Date

End of Sales & End of Maintenance Announcement

January 29, 1999

End of Sales & End of Maintenance

July 30, 1999

Discontinue Contract Renewal

July 15, 2000

End of Support/End of Life

July 15, 2001


Definitions

End of Sale

After this milestone date, the software release may no longer be ordered. Releases which reach this milestone are still available through CCO for customers under maintenance contract or for Customer Service Engineering (CSE) support until they reach the "End of Life" milestone.

End of Maintenance

The milestone date after which no maintenance releases will be produced for the major release. Releases which reach this milestone are still available through CCO for customers under maintenance contract or for CSE support until they reach the "End of Life" milestone.

Discontinue Contracts Renewal

The milestone date after which no maintenance contracts will be renewed.

End of Support/End of Life

After this milestone date the software release is no longer supported by CSE and is removed from CCO.

Important Issues to NoteĆ¾

This news will have the greatest impact on IPX installed base customers.

End of Sale of IPX platform was effective on October 31, 1998. Please refer to Product Bulletin No. 775 in the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/cisco/mkt/wan/prodlit/775_pp.htm

IPX customers require NPC-32 to upgrade to a later release of switch software (8.2.x and later). However, please note that Cisco is planning to make additional announcements to End of Sale and End of Maintenance (IPX, IGX, and BPX) switch software releases 8.1.x and 8.2.x and corresponding StrataView Plus software releases at a later date. In addition, IPX Release 9.1 of switch software represents the last software release for the IPX. Any future major releases of software beyond release 9.1 will not be certified for the IPX. Customers planning to upgrade should be encouraged to migrate to Cisco IGX 8400 using the Technology Migration Plan.

For additional software upgrade information, please contact your account representative.

Please send your comments and questions to mssbu-sw-eos@cisco.com.