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CiscoWorks Blue Internetwork Status Monitor

EOS for CiscoWorks Blue ISM for SOLVE:Netmaster

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin No. 1664

Introduction

Overview

Schedule and Products Affected

Support

Migration

For Additional Information


Product Bulletin No. 1664


End of Sale for CiscoWorks Blue Internetwork Status Monitor for SOLVE:Netmaster

Introduction

Cisco Systems announces the End of Sale and End of Engineering for CiscoWorks Blue Internetwork Status Monitor (ISM) for the SOLVE:Netmaster platform, effective February 11, 2002. This announcement does not impact the ISM product on the Tivoli NetView for OS/390 platform or any other products in the CiscoWorks Blue suite.

Overview

CiscoWorks Blue ISM for SOLVE:Netmaster is an application that runs on an MVS or
OS/390 mainframe and is integrated with Computer Associates' (formerly Sterling Software's) SOLVE:Netmaster for SNA and SOLVE:Netmaster for TCP/IP network management products to allow users to manage Cisco routers from SOLVE:Netmaster. ISM enables a SOLVE:Netmaster operator to have full visibility of the Cisco router network and to monitor and manage Cisco routers and their interfaces, downstream physical unit (DSPU) resources, and Cisco Mainframe Channel Connections (CMCCs) from a local or remote SOLVE:Netmaster domain. ISM brings together the world of mainframe network management with distributed router management in LAN and WAN topologies.

Schedule and Products Affected

The End of Sale and End of Engineering for ISM for SOLVE:Netmaster is effective as of February 11, 2002. Table 1 displays the product codes affected by this announcement. These products are no longer orderable. Table 2 lists the milestone dates.

Table 1  Product Codes for ISM for SOLVE:Netmaster

Product Code
Description

BLU-ISM3.0-NMM

CiscoWorks Blue Internetwork Status Monitor 3.0 for SOLVE:Netmaster (MVS)

BLU-ISM3.0-NMM-UG1

Upgrade to ISM 3.0 for SOLVE:Netmaster (MVS)

BLU-ISM3.0-NMM-UPE

Upgrade to ISM 3.0 for SOLVE:Netmaster (MVS)

BLU-ISM3.0-NMM-UPG

Upgrade to ISM 3.0 for SOLVE:Netmaster (MVS)


Table 2  Milestone Dates

Milestone
Date

End of Sale

February 11, 2002

End of Engineering

February 11, 2002

End of Software Maintenance

February 28, 2005


Support

End of Sale refers to the time when specific products are no longer available for new purchases. Cisco will continue to support ISM for SOLVE:Netmaster through the SMARTnet` and comprehensive maintenance programs. Customers with these service contracts are entitled to free software updates and 24-hour telephone support through the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC). Comprehensive maintenance customers also receive onsite service. Customers who do not have a maintenance contract can purchase software updates and hardware repair services from Cisco to meet specific requirements rather than full service coverage. Cisco is committed to providing software support for a minimum of three years after the End of Sale date.

Migration

Cisco no longer offers an equivalent application for customers with the SOLVE:Netmaster management platform. Customers looking for similar functionality should consider NetworkIT: NetMaster from Computer Associates.

Customers who have the Tivoli NetView management platform should consider ISM for OS/390 that runs with Tivoli NetView. For more information, please see http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/wr2k/wrib/wribin/index.shtml.

For Additional Information

For product marketing support, contact:

Sudhir Nath
Product Manager
E-mail: snath@cisco.com
Telephone: 919 392-7165