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EOS&EOM for IPX, IGX8400, BPX8600, MGX8200 & WAN Mgr SW, No.888

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin No. 888

Definitions

End of Sales

End of Maintenance

Discontinue Contracts Renewal

End of Support/End of Life

Important Issues to Note


Product Bulletin No. 888


End of Sale and End of Maintenance for IPX, IGX 8400, BPX 8600, MGX 8200, and Cisco WAN Manager Selected Software Releases

The Multiservice Switching Business Unit is announcing the End of Sale and End of Maintenance of the following Cisco IPX®, IGX, and BPX® switch software, MGX 8200 (AXIS) firmware, and NSM BU StrataView Plus® software releases, with an effective date of September 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: 7.2.x, 7.4.x, 8.1.1/5x, 8.1.2/7x, 8.2.0x, 8.2.3x

Cisco WAN Manager (StrataView Plus) releases: 7.2.x, 8.1.x, 8.2.0x, 9.0x
MGX 8220 (AXIS) releases: 3.x
Milestone
Effective Date

End of Sales and End of Maintenance Announcement

March 31, 1999

End of Sales and End of Maintenance

September 30, 1999

Discontinue Contract Renewal

September 30, 2001

End of Support/End of Life

September 30, 2002


Definitions

End of Sales

After this milestone date, the software release may no longer be ordered. Releases that reach this milestone are still available through Cisco Connection Online (CCO) for customers under maintenance contract or for Customer Service Engineering (CSE) support until they reach the EOL milestone.

End of Maintenance

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

Discontinue Contracts Renewal

This date is 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 Note

End of Sale of the Cisco IPX platform was effective on October 31, 1998. Please refer to Product Bulletin No. 775 at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/cisco/mkt/wan/prodlit/775_pp.htm

Please note that IPX Release 9.1 of switch software represents the last software release for the IPX switch. Any future major releases of software beyond Release 9.1 will not be certified for the IPX switch. IPX customers planning to upgrade should be encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IGX 8400 using the Technology Migration Plan.

Switch software versions 8.2.5x, 8.4.x, 8.5.x, and 9.1.x can be supported with Cisco WAN Manager (SV Plus) 9.1.x.

End of Sale and Maintenance of older versions of software is effective on July 30, 1999.

For more information of Year 2000 Compliance, please access the Cisco Y2K Web site.

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

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