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Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrators

EoS/EoL Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator Upgrade Kits

Product Bulletin No. 2297


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the
Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator Upgrade Kits


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the upgrade kits for the Cisco® VPN 3000 Series Concentrator. The last day to order the upgrade kits for Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator is April 01, 2004. Customers that hold support contracts for their VPN 3000 Series concentrators will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) without interruption. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator upgrade kits. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Cisco is changing the way upgrades within the Cisco VPN 3000 Series are delivered. Customers are encouraged to upgrade using the new Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator upgrade kits, which provide enhanced memory, software, and hardware, in addition to a more streamlined ordering process. Table 3 provides relevant information for the new Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator upgrade kits.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator Upgrade Kits

Milestone  Definition  Date 
End-of-life announcement date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

October 01, 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.

April 01, 2004

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 01, 2004

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.

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*The last-date-of-support milestone does not apply to upgrade kits. Service and support contracts are not available with upgrade kits. Concentrators with valid service contracts will continue to receive support.

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sales Product Part Number  Product Description 
CVPN3030-UPG-RED

Cisco VPN 3030 to VPN 3030 (Redundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN3080-UPG-RED

Cisco VPN 3030 to VPN 3080 (Redundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN3080-UPG-R/R

Cisco VPN 3030 Red Upgrade to VPN 3080 Red

CVPN1580-UPG-RED

Cisco VPN 3015 to VPN 3080 (Redundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN6080-UPG-RED

Cisco VPN 3060 to VPN 3080 (Redundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN6080-UPG-R/R

Cisco VPN 3060 Redundant to VPN 3080 Redundant Upgrade Kit

CVPN3060-UPG-RED

Cisco VPN 3030 to VPN 3060 (Redundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN3060-UPG-R/R

Cisco VPN 3030 (Redundant) to VPN 3060 (Redundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN3060-UPG-NR

Cisco VPN 3030 to VPN 3060 (Nonredundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN1560-UPG-RED

Cisco VPN 3015 to VPN 3060 (Redundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN1560-UPG-NR

Cisco VPN 3015 to VPN 3060 (Nonredundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN1530-UPG-RED

Cisco VPN 3015 to VPN 3030 (Redundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN1530-UPG-NR

Cisco VPN 3015 to VPN 3030 (Nonredundant) Upgrade Kit

CVPN6060-UPG-RED

Cisco VPN 3060 to VPN 3060 (Redundant) Upgrade Kit

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacements for the Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator upgrade kits are four new Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator upgrade kits that contain the proper number of new hardware encryption modules providing AES in hardware (SEP-E); Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software v4.1; the latest release of the Cisco VPN Client; 512 MB of new memory; one power supply; and new Boot Code for the Cisco VPN 3060 and VPN 3080 concentrators (Table 3).

Customers who wish to upgrade their Cisco VPN 3000 Series concentrators after April 01, 2004 must do so using the four new upgrade kits described in Table 3. Several restrictions apply to the upgrade program as of April 01, 2004:

  • Only SEP-Es are available in upgrade kits. Upgrade kits with the SEP can no longer be purchased.
  • Cisco VPN 3005 is no longer upgradeable.
  • Upgrades to the Cisco VPN 3080 are no longer allowed.

    Table 3   Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator Upgrade Kit Comparison

    Upgrade Path1  EOL/EOS Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator Upgrade Kits  NEW Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator Upgrade Kit Part Numbers 
    VPN 3015 to 3030E VPN 3030E to 3030RE VPN 3030 to 3030E VPN 3030E to 3060E VPN 3060E to 3060RE

    N/A—Upgrade kits with the SEP will no longer be available. Only upgrade kits with the SEP-E will be orderable.

    CVPN3000-UKITA-K9=

    VPN 3015 to 3030RE VPN 3015 to VPN 3060E VPN 3030 to VPN 3030RE VPN 3060 to VPN 3060E VPN 3060E to VPN 3060RE

    N/A—Upgrade kits with the SEP will no longer be available. Only upgrade kits with the SEP-E will be orderable.

    CVPN3000-UKITB-K9=

    VPN 3030E to VPN 3060RE

    N/A—Upgrade kits with the SEP will no longer be available. Only upgrade kits with the SEP-E will be orderable.

    CVPN3000-UKITC-K9=

    VPN 3015 to VPN 3060RE VPN 3030, 3030R, 3060, or 3060R to 3060RE

    N/A—Upgrade kits with the SEP will no longer be available. Only upgrade kits with the SEP-E will be orderable.

    CVPN3000-UKITD-K9=

    The available upgrade paths are as follows:

    · From SEP to SEP-E (same platform)—Available through the Cisco TMP (see details below)

    · From SEP to SEP-E (higher platform, for example, 3030 to 3060)—must use the new upgrade kits

    · From SEP-E to SEP-E (higher platform, for example, 3030E to 3060E)—must use the new upgrade kits

    · From SEP-E to SEP-E (same platform, but redundant, for example, 3060E to 3060E-RED)—must use the new upgrade kits

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/

The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, please 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