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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2746
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® CNS Configuration Engine 1.3. The last day to order the Cisco CNS Configuration Engine 1.3 is June 9, 2004. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 10, 2007.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco CNS Configuration Engine 1.3. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco CNS Configuration Engine 1.4, which supports the activation of customer premises equipment (CPE)-based network services through centralized, template-based configuration management. Information about the replacement product can be found at
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco CNS Configuration Engine 1.3
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
June 9, 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.
June 9, 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.
March 9, 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.
June 10, 2007
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Cisco CNS 2000 Managed Node Type A License
Cisco CNS 500 Managed Node Type A License
Cisco CNS 5000 Managed Node Type A License
Cisco CNS 1000 Managed Node Type B License
Cisco CNS 250 Managed Node Type B License
Cisco CNS 2500 Managed Node Type B License
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco CNS Configuration Engine 1.3 is the Cisco CNS Configuration Engine 1.4. Cisco CNS Configuration Engine 1.4 provides a scalable infrastructure for managing the large-scale deployment of Cisco Systems devices. It takes full advantage of the Cisco CNS Intelligent Agent technology of Cisco IOS
® Software and can manage as many as 5000 Cisco CPE products and Cisco switches.