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End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Field Network Director (FND) 4.5.X


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Updated:January 28, 2022

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Cisco announces the end-of-life (EoL) dates for the Cisco Field Network Director (FND) 4.5.X.

Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1.

Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected software image(s).

Table 2 lists the software image numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1.        End-of-life milestones and dates for the Cisco Field Network Director (FND) 4.5.X




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 18, 2022

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
App SW

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.

July 19, 2023

Last Date of Support:
App SW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

July 31, 2025

App. SW = Application Software

Note:      Customers will not be able to download FND 4.5.X after July 19, 2023 from Cisco software download center.

Table 2.        Software image versions Affected by this announcement

End-of-Life Image versions

Software Description

Replacement Image version

Replacement Software Description

Additional Information


IoT FND App SW 4.5.0

IoT-FND 4.8.0

IoT FND App SW 4.8.0



IoT FND App SW 4.5.1

IoT-FND 4.8.0

IoT FND App SW 4.8.0


All the existing products supported in Cisco Field Network Director (FND) 4.5.X will continue to be supported in the newer releases.

Software migration options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IoT Field Network Director version 4.8.0 or later. For detailed product support in the newer releases, please check the corresponding FND release notes at https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/cloud-systems-management/iot-field-network-director/products-release-notes-list.html.

For more information

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.

For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html.

To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: https://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html.

Any authorized translation issued by Cisco Systems or affiliates of this end-of-life Product Bulletin is intended to help customers understand the content described in the English version. This translation is the result of a commercially reasonable effort; however, if there are discrepancies between the English version and the translated document, please refer to the English version, which is considered authoritative.




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