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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco 7200 Series NPE-G1 Network Processing Engine and Respective Bundles. The last day to order the affected product(s) is February 27, 2012. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 7200 Series NPE-G1 Network Processing Engine and Respective Bundles
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 29, 2011
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
February 27, 2012
Last Ship Date: HW
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 27, 2012
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: HW
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 26, 2015
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.
February 26, 2013
End of New Service Attachment Date: HW
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 26, 2013
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
May 24, 2016
Last Date of Support: HW
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 28, 2017
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco 7206VXR with CPA, NPE-G1 and Serial PA options
See Product Migration Options section for details.
7206VXR with NPE-G1 includes 3GigE/FE/E Ports and IP SW
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