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Product Bulletin No. 2183


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco PIX 32-bit/33-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco PIX® 32-bit/33-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card. The last day to order the Cisco PIX 32-bit/33-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card is July 7, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 7, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates.

Cisco Systems introduced a new Fast Ethernet 100BASE-TX interface card for the Cisco PIX Security Appliances based on the higher performance 64-bit/66-MHz PCI bus. The new card provides four 100BASE-TX ports, increased performance, and deployment flexibility on modular Cisco PIX Security Appliances. It is supported by the latest maintenance releases of all current Cisco PIX OS trains, namely versions 5.2(9), 6.0(4), 6.1(4), 6.2(2) and 6.3(1) or later. With these benefits and extensive OS support, customers are encouraged to migrate to the new Cisco PIX 64-bit/66-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card.

Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating from the end of life Cisco PIX 32-bit/33-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card to the new Cisco PIX 64-bit/66-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates

Milestone Definition Date
End-of-life announcement date

The date the end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement is distributed to the general public.

May 27, 2003

End of sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

July 7, 2003

Last shipment date

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead-time.

July 21, 2003

End of software maintenance releases date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

July 7, 2004

End of Routine failure analysis date

The last possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

July 7, 2004

End of new service attachment date

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

Not Applicable (Standard services-and-support contract is attached to the Cisco PIX Security Appliance and not to this end-of-life Cisco PIX 32-bit/33-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card.)

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

July 7, 2008

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Product Migration Option
Part Number Description Part Number Description

PIX-4FE

Cisco PIX 32-bit/33-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card

PIX-4FE-66

Cisco PIX 64-bit/66-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card

PIX-4FE=

Cisco PIX 32-bit/33-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card

PIX-4FE-66=

Cisco PIX 64-bit/66-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface Card

Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/

To use the Cisco TMP application, you must have a Cisco.com user ID.

Additional Information

For more information about the Cisco PIX 64-bit/66-MHz Four-port Fast Ethernet Interface card, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_data_sheets_list.html

For more information about Cisco products, contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html