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Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrators

End of Sale/Support: WAN Interfaces on VPN 3000 Concentrator

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Product Bulletin No. 2577

Introduction

Rationale

Specific Products

Products Not Affected by this End-of-Sale Announcement

Availability

End of Sale (VPN 3000 WAN)

October 8, 2001

After the date of this announcement the Cisco VPN 3000 WAN options will no longer be orderable.

End of Software Maintenance

October 8, 2001

No further software maintenance is available for this product. See "Field Remediation Efforts" for product replacement.

End of Hardware Maintenance

October 8, 2001

No further hardware maintenance is available for this product. See "Field Remediation Efforts" for product replacement.


Product Substitution

Field Remediation Efforts

End of Network Management Application Support


Product Bulletin No. 2577


End of Sale and Support for
WAN Interfaces on
Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator

Introduction

Cisco Systems announces the end of sale of the following Cisco VPN 3000 WAN Interface products:

Cisco VPN 3005 Concentrators with T1 and E1 Modules

All T1 and E1 WAN modules for VPN 3000 Concentrator Series products

Effective October 8, 2001 the Cisco VPN 3000 Series will no longer support WAN interfaces on any products in the series.

Note: This announcement does not affect standard, currently shipping Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrators and related products without T1 and E1 modules.

Rationale

The Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator is designed for behind-the-edge virtual private networking (VPN) services. As such, virtually all systems shipped today are in a LAN-to-LAN or remote access configuration through WAN-enabled routers. While the WAN modules provided basic functionality, they were not designed for full-featured WAN services and as such are missing a number of features required to provide full WAN support. Furthermore, due to the feature richness of Cisco IOS-based WAN and the lack of these features on the CVPN3000, demand for these modules has been very low. As a result of these conditions, we have decided to streamline the product line for behind-the-edge applications by eliminating the WAN modules for the VPN 3000 Concentrators. The Cisco router family best serves the WAN service requirements for Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrators.

Specific Products

The following products are affected by this end-of-sales announcement.

Product Number
Description
CVPN3005-T1

Cisco VPN 3005 Concentrator with two T1, two 10/100 Ethernets; 100 users at 4 Mbps

CVPN3005-E1

Cisco VPN 3005 Concentrator with two E1, two 10/100 Ethernets; 100 users at 4 Mbps

CVPN3000-2T1

Cisco VPN 3000 Dual T1 WAN Module

CVPN3000-2E1

Cisco VPN 3000 Dual E1 WAN Module

CVPN3000-2T1=

Cisco VPN 3000 Dual T1 WAN Module (spare)

CVPN3000-2E1=

Cisco VPN 3000 Dual E1 WAN Module (spare)


Products Not Affected by this End-of-Sale Announcement

The Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrators, Client and VPN 3002 are not affected by this end-of-sale announcement. The Cisco VPN 3005 without WAN modules is also not affected by this announcement. Only products with WAN modules, and the modules themselves, are affected.

Availability

End of Sale (VPN 3000 WAN)

October 8, 2001

After the date of this announcement the Cisco VPN 3000 WAN options will no longer be orderable.

End of Software Maintenance

October 8, 2001

No further software maintenance is available for this product. See "Field Remediation Efforts" for product replacement.

End of Hardware Maintenance

October 8, 2001

No further hardware maintenance is available for this product. See "Field Remediation Efforts" for product replacement.


Product Substitution

Cisco manufactures many WAN-enabled router products that can be used with the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Series. Contact your sales representative or sales engineer to determine the design and components that best suit your network topology.

Field Remediation Efforts

Customers who are successfully using the product in the field can choose one of the following solutions:

1. For customers with the WAN Module:

a. Customer provided with a comparable router to replace the WAN module upon return of the WAN module (not the entire concentrator)

or

b. Unit purchased back from customer at purchased price

2. For customers with a Cisco VPN 3005 Concentrator with integral WAN:

a. Customer provided with a replacement Cisco VPN 3005 and a Cisco 1700 Series Router with Dual T1 or E1 and a single Fast Ethernet port upon return of the existing Cisco VPN 3005 Concentrator with integral WAN

or

b. Unit purchased back from customer at purchased price

Remediation will be handled out of the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator office. Please contact Jay Bazzinotti (jaybazz@cisco.com) or Kathy Leombruno (kleombru@cisco.com) for assistance.

If neither solution above meets specific site requirements, please contact your local Cisco sales engineer for an appropriate design and specification of the necessary equipment needed to remediate the topology. Please note that program authorizes only equipment exchange necessary to meet existing capabilities.

End of Network Management Application Support

Support for Cisco VPN 3000 WAN modules within CiscoView ends with version 5.3. Cisco VPN 3000 WAN support will be removed from all future versions of CiscoView. No further management application support is planned.