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 IOS® 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
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
PDSN R1.0.2 Software Feature
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)
Maximum throughput (PDSN)
Call setup rate (cps)
40 Simple IP
30 Simple IP
160 Simple IP
Static IPSec, DES3 (CLI-based)
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