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IGX-ALM/A and IGX-NPM-16 EOS Announcement, No. 894

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Product Bulletin No. 894

Definitions

End of Sales

Discontinue Contracts Renewal

End Of support/End of Life


Product Bulletin No. 894


IGX-ALM/A and IGX-NPM-16 EOS Announcement

Cisco 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

IGX-ALM/A

IGX-UXM

9.1 and higher

IGX-NPM-16

IGX-NPM-32

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


Definitions

End of Sales

After this milestone date, the IGX-NPM-16 and IGX-ALM/A modules may no longer be ordered.

Discontinue Contracts Renewal

The milestone date after which no maintenance contracts will be renewed for IGX-NPM-16 and IGX-ALM/A modules.

End Of support/End of Life

After this milestone date the IGX-NPM-16 and IGX-ALM/A modules are no longer supported by CSE/TAC.