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Product Bulletin No. 894
IGX-ALM/A and IGX-NPM-16 EOS AnnouncementCisco is officially announcing the End of Sales (EOS) for the IGX-ALM/A and IGX-NPM-16 modules, with an effective date of October 15, 1999. Existing Cisco customers with the IGX-ALM/A and IGX-NPM-16 modules will continue to receive TAC and RMA support for a period of five years after the EOS announcement date.
The Technology Migration Plan (TMP) offers customers good incentive to trade-in their IGX-ALM/A modules to IGX-UXM modules. The IGX-UXM modules provide higher density, higher performance and a technically superior solution to the IGX-ALM/A modules. The IGX-UXM modules can be ordered with Switch Software 9.1and higher.
Note that with Switch Software (SWSW) Release 8.2.3 and higher, IGX 8400 requires IGX-NPM-32 or IGX-NPM-64 modules. Customers can upgrade their IGX-NPM-16 modules to IGX-NPM-32 or IGX-NPM-64 modules using the step-up to IGX program (extended for IGX processor upgrades).
The below table briefly summarizes the migration path.
Existing Module New Module New Switch Software
9.1 and higher
8.2.3 and higher
In summary, Cisco's direction for the End of Sales of IGX-ALM/A and IGX-NPM-16 is as follows:)
EOS of IGS-ALM/A and IGX-NPM-16 Milestone Effective Date
End of Sales Announcement
April 15, 1999y
End of Sales effective
October 15, 1999
Discontinue Contract Renewal
April 15, 2003
End of Support/End of Life
April 15, 2004
End of SalesAfter this milestone date, the IGX-NPM-16 and IGX-ALM/A modules may no longer be ordered.
Discontinue Contracts RenewalThe milestone date after which no maintenance contracts will be renewed for IGX-NPM-16 and IGX-ALM/A modules.
End Of support/End of LifeAfter this milestone date the IGX-NPM-16 and IGX-ALM/A modules are no longer supported by CSE/TAC.