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Product Bulletin EOL1018
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 Series Firewall Services Module (FWSM) Software Version 1.1. The last day to order the affected product is July 1, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 1, 2009. Customers are encouraged to purchase or upgrade to Cisco FWSM Software Version 2.3 or later.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series FWSM Software Version 1.1
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.
January 1, 2006
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
July 1, 2006
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.
October 1, 2006
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.
July 1, 2007
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.
July 1, 2007
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
January 1, 2009
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.
July 1, 2009
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco FWSM Software Version 2.3 or later releases as the replacement product (Table 2). Cisco FWSM Software Version 2.3 includes all the features of Version 1.1, plus critical bug fixes and additional enhancements. Both software versions run on the same FWSM hardware platform.
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Firewall Services Module Software Version 1.1 for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Cisco 7600 Series
Firewall Services Module Software Release 2.3 for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Cisco 7600 Series
Firewall Services Module Software Version 1.1 for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Cisco 7600 Series (spare)
Firewall Services Module Software Release 2.3 for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Cisco 7600 Series (spare)