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Updated:August 11, 2004
PRODUCT BULLETIN NO.
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life for the Cisco® IP Solution Center (ISC) 3.0 and 3.1. The last day to order these products is February 18, 2005. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until February 18, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for Cisco IP Solution Center 3.0 and 3.1 releases. Table 2 lists the product numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2, which greatly improves the functions offered in releases 3.0 and 3.1. New features include enhancements in the areas of Multiprotocol Label Switching VPN (MPLS VPN), Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), quality-of-service (QoS) applications, and infrastructure support.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IP Solution Center 3.0 and 3.1
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.
August 18, 2004
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
February 18, 2005
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.
May 18, 2005
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.
February 18, 2006
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.
February 18, 2006
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.
November 18, 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.
February 18, 2008
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
ISC ACT LIC
ISC 3.0 Act License OPTS
ISC ACT OPTS
ISC 3.X ACT OPTIONS
ISC APP LIC
ISC 3.0 App License OPTS
ISC APP OPTS
ISC 3.X APP OPTIONS
ISC3.0 10K Activation License
ISC3.0 1500 Activation License
ISC3.0 20K Activation License
ISC3.0 3000 Activation License
ISC3.0 30K Activation License
ISC3.0 500 Activation License
ISC3.0 50K Activation License
ISC3.0 6000 Activation License
ISC3.0 L2VPN Application License
ISC3.0 MPLS VPN Service Application License
ISC3.0 Security Management Plug and Play Component
ISC3.0 L2VPN Application License Plus API
ISC3.0 MPLS VPN Service Application License Plus API
ISC 3.1 Part numbers
See following note
Note: Some Cisco IP Solution Center part numbers are not version specific and will continue to be used for ordering some 3.2 release components. These part numbers use the letter "X" to designate that the associated component is compatible with the version that is currently shipping (for example, ISC3.X-***).
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for Cisco IP Solution Center 3.0 and 3.1 is Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2 (Table 3). For detailed information about new MPLS VPN, L2VPN, QoS, and infrastructure enhancements, review
Cisco IP Solution Release Notes "What's new in this release" section at:
Supports CNS configuration engine 1.4 on the Intelligent Engine 2100 (IE2100) appliance
New security management GUI
Only service provider focused security management GUI
New easy to use security-management specific GUI in addition to the service provider focused GUI
Dynamic IP addressing for site-to-site IP Security (IPSec) VPN
Dynamic IP addressing only for pure IPSec and Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
Dynamic IP addressing for IPSec + generic routing encapsulation (GRE)
Easy VPN support for network-based IPSec VPN
Easy VPN support for only site-to-site IPSec VPN
Easy VPN support for customer edge to provider edge IPSec VPN
User configurable preshared keys
Previously not available
Feature allows user to configure or change keys on demand for encryption security
Only Oracle 8 support
Oracle 188.8.131.52 support available now
Gigabit Ethernet access ring: access ring topology support for Metro Ethernet
Only hub-and-spoke access topologies supported
New Gigabit Ethernet access ring topology support in addition to hub-and-spoke
Customers with current Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) contracts can request minor update kits to Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2 at
http://www.cisco.com/upgrade using their service contract number. Customers that have not purchased an extended support contract can order Cisco IP Solution Center 3.2 minor updates through normal Cisco sales channels. Additional software patches and maintenance updates to the Cisco IP Solution Center products may be available for download from the Cisco Software Center at:
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions about the Cisco IP Solution Center, send e-mail to the product-marketing group at:
For more information about the Cisco IP Solution Center, visit
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps4748/index.html or contact your local Cisco representative.