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Cisco 7100 Series VPN Routers

End of Life and End of Sale for Cisco 7100 Series

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Product Bulletin No. 2174

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Product Bulletin No. 2174


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life
 Announcement for the Cisco 7100 Series

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco 7100 Series. The last day to order the Cisco 7100 Series is November 30, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until November 30, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco 7100 Series.

As virtual private networks (VPNs) become mainstream for WAN connectivity, the demands imposed on security devices for high performance, feature richness, and investment protection have increased dramatically. The Cisco 7200 Series provides an extensible platform with modular processor and I/O subsystems that allows for simple upgrades in VPN performance and system scalability as demands change. Additional expansion capabilities such as increased density of LAN/WAN interfaces, integration with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) for service provider deployments, and stateful failover for VPNs, make the Cisco 7200 Series an excellent choice for high-throughput VPN systems. With these benefits, the Cisco 7200 Series is replacing the Cisco 7100 Series for headend VPN applications. The last Cisco IOS® Software release supported on Cisco 7100 Series will be 12.3 Mainline.

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 7100 Series

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.

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 after this date.

November 30, 2003

Last shipment date

The last-possible date product shipment can be deferred to.

February 28, 2004

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.

November 30, 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.

November 30, 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.

November 30, 2004

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.

November 30, 2007

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.

November 30, 2008


Table 2 lists Cisco 7100 Series VPN router models with recommended Cisco 7200 Series Router migration option.

Table 2  Product Part Numbers Affected and Migration Path

                   End-of-Sale Product
Recommended Product Migration
Part Number
Description
Description
CISCO7120-4T1/VPN

Cisco 7120 Router, 4-port serial WAN, dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet, AC power, IPsec/DES Cisco IOS Software, Integrated Services Module (ISM)

Cisco 7200 Series Router with NPE-225 processor, I/O controller with dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports, AC power, IPsec/3DES Cisco IOS Software, and VPN Acceleration Module. The customer may select PA-4T+ or any other port adapter from a broad set of WAN interfaces available on the Cisco 7200 Series.

A number of turnkey Cisco 7200 Series VPN bundles are available. Please contact your Cisco representative for additional information.

C7120-4T1/VPN/K9

Cisco 7120 Router, 4-port serial WAN, dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet, AC power, IPsec/3DES Cisco IOS Software, ISM

CISCO7140-2FE/VPN

Cisco 7140 Router, dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet, dual AC power, IPsec/DES Cisco IOS Software, ISM

Cisco 7200 Series Router with NPE-400 processor, I/O controller with dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports, AC power, IPsec/3DES Cisco IOS Software, and VPN Acceleration Module.

A number of turnkey Cisco 7200 Series VPN bundles are available. Please contact your Cisco representative for additional information.

C7140-2FE/VPN/K9

Cisco 7140 Router, dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet, dual AC power, IPsec/3DES Cisco IOS Software, ISM

C7140-2FE/2VPN/K8

Cisco 7140 Router, dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet, dual AC power, IPsec/DES Cisco IOS Software, ISM and Integrated Services Adapter (ISA)

C7140-2FE/2VPN/K9

Cisco 7140 Router, dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet, dual AC power, IPsec/Triple-DES IOS software, ISM and ISA

SM-ISM (=)

Cisco Integrated Services Module for the Cisco 7100 Series Router

Current Cisco VPN Acceleration Module for the Cisco 7200 Series Router

SM-VAM=

Cisco VPN Acceleration Module for the Cisco 7100 Series Router


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 Cisco 7200 Series information:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps341/products_data_sheets_list.html

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