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Cisco Transport Manager

End-of-Sale Announcement Cisco Transport Manager 3.0

Product Bulletin No. 2298


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Transport Manager Release 3.0


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® Transport Manager Release 3.0. The last day to order the Cisco Transport Manager Release 3.0 is April 5, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until April 2, 2007. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Transport Manager Release 3.0.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the latest release of Cisco Transport Manager, which provides enhanced functions and supports the latest releases of the managed network elements. Information about this product can be found at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/opticsw/ps2204/index.html

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco Transport Manager Release 3.0 to the Transport Manager Release 4.0, which is the current release at the time of issue of this notice.

Before upgrading Cisco Transport Manager, always check that the new release supports the release of network elements to be managed. Check this information with your Cisco account representative or on the Cisco Transport Manager Data Sheet at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/opticsw/ps2204/products_data_sheets_list.html

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Transport Manager Release 3.0

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 6, 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.

April 5, 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 5, 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.

April 4, 2005

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.

April 4, 2005

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.

Jan 1, 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.

April 2, 2007

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number  Product Description 
CTM-3.0-SMK

Cisco Transport Manager R3.0 Software Media Kit

CTM-3.0-UPG

Cisco Transport Manager R3.0 Upgrade CD for R2.2.x to R3.0.1

CTM-3.0-CORBA

Cisco Transport Manager CORBA Northbound Interface

CTM-HA-R2.0-AGNT

Cisco Transport Manager High-Availability Agent R2.0

CTM-3.0.2-SMK

Cisco Transport Manager R3.0.2 Software Media Kit

CTM-3.0.2-UPG

Cisco Transport Manager R3.0.2 Upgrade CD for R2.2.x or R3.0.x to R3.0.2

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Transport Manager Release 3.0 is the Cisco Transport Manager Release 4.0 (Table 3), or the current release of Cisco Transport Manager. Before upgrading Cisco Transport Manager, always check that the new release supports the release of network elements to be managed. Check this information with your Cisco account representative or on the Cisco Transport Manager Data Sheet at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/opticsw/ps2204/products_data_sheets_list.html

Table 3   Product Comparisons

Cisco Transport Manager Release 3.0  Cisco Transport Manager Release 4.0 
CTM-3.0-SMK

CTM-4.0-SMK

CTM-3.0-UPG

CTM-4.0-UPG

CTM-3.0-CORBA

CTM-4.0-CORBA

CTM-HA-R2.0-AGNT

CTM-4.0-HA

CTM-3.0.2-SMK

CTM-4.0-SMK

CTM-3.0.2-UPG

CTM-4.0-UPG

Customers who have a current Cisco Software Application Support and Upgrades (SASU) contract can use the Product Upgrade Tool (PUT) to get the software upgrade:

http://tools.cisco.com/gct/Upgrade/jsp/index.jsp

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

To subscribe to receive EOL/EOS information please go to:

http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice