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EOS and EOL Announcement for the Cisco PDSN and HA 1.0.2 & 1.1

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EOS/EOL Product Bulletin No. 2079 2079Announcement for the
Cisco Packet Data Serving Node and
Home Agent Release 1.0.2 and 1.1

Product Migration Options

Additional Information


EOS/EOL Product Bulletin No. 2079 2079Announcement for the
Cisco Packet Data Serving Node and
Home Agent Release 1.0.2 and 1.1


Cisco Systems announces the end of life of the Cisco Packet Data Serving Node (PDSN)/Home Agent (HA) Release 1.0.2 (R1.0.2) and 1.1(R1.1). R1.0.2 corresponds to any Cisco IOSĀ® Software Release 12.2(1a)XC or 12.2(1a)XCx images; R1.1 corresponds to any Cisco IOS Release 12.2(2)XC or 12.2(2)XCx images. Orderability was turned off on October 25, 2002. Existing customers with a Cisco support contract for this product will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until October 25, 2003. No new service contracts will be made available. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco PDSN/HA R1.0.2 and R1.1.

Customers should migrate to 12.2(8)ZB instead of 12.2(8)BY. R1.2 maintains all features of R1.0.2 and R1.1, offers increased performance and stability, and includes many new features and enhancements. l

Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) contracts are available for R1.2 to provide technical assistance and future software updates for this product.

Table 3 provides relevant information for customers migrating from the Cisco PDSN R1.0.2 or R1.1 to PDSN R1.2.

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco PDSN/HA R1.0.2 and R1.2 

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.

January 31, 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.

October 25, 2002

Last shipment date

The last possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers ship the affected product.

November 25, 2002

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.

January 15, 2003

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.

October 25, 2002

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.

October 25, 2002

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.

October 25, 2003


Table 2  Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-sale Product Part number
Description

PDSN-7200-SW

PDSN R1.0.2 Software Feature

PDSN-7200-R11=

PDSN R1.1 Software Feature


Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco PDSN R1.0.2 and R1.1 is PDSN R1.2 (Table 3). R1.2 offers increased performance and stability, as well as many new features and enhancements.

Table 3  Product Comparisons

 
Cisco PDSN/HA R1.0.2
Cisco PDSN/HA R1.1
Cisco PDSN/HA R1.2*

Maximum PPP sessions (PDSN)

8000

8000

20000*

Maximum throughput (PDSN)

20 Mbps

20 Mbps

50 Mbps

Call setup rate (cps)

40 Simple IP

30 Simple IP

160 Simple IP

Prepaid billing

-

-

Available*

Clustering (controller/member)

-

-

Available*

Static IPSec, DES3 (CLI-based)

-

-

Available*

Accounting

Session-based

Flow-based

Flow-based


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