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End-of-Sale Announcement for the Cisco VG200 Access Gateway

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Product Bulletin, No. 1988

Product Migration Options

Product Bulletin, No. 1988

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for the Cisco Access Gateway VG200 (CAG-VG200) platform

Cisco Systems, Inc. announces the end of life of the Cisco CAG-VG200. The last day to order the Cisco CAG-VG200 is June 26, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 26, 2008 for Hardware/OS and June 26, 2006 for Software. Table 1 describes in greater detail the end-of-life milestones, including definitions, for the Cisco CAG-VG200.

When Cisco started the pioneering development for IP Telephony networks, the VG200 was designed as a stand-alone platform targeting IP telephony specific functionality. With the success of AVVID, the VG200 functionality has become mainstream, with platforms like 1700/2600/3600/3700/AGM delivering compatible feature sets. The broad support of the IP Telephony features has reduced the need for specialized platforms like the VG200. In addition, due to the recent End of Sale (EoS) announcement of the Cisco2620 (non-XM) series router on which the VG200 is based, we are announcing the End of Sale of the VG200.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 2600XM or the Cisco 1760-V. These existing Cisco products offer the current functionality of the VG200 plus greater performance, densities, flexibilities and features. Information about these products can be found at:

Cisco 2600XM:

Cisco 1760-V:

Table 1  

End-of-life announcement date

The document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product to the general public.

December 26, 2002

End of sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

June 26, 2003

Last shipment date

The last possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers ship the affected product.

September 26, 2003

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 26, 2004

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.

June 26, 2004

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.

June 26, 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 26, 2008

End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco CAG-VG200

Table 2  

End-of-sales product part number


Product Part Numbers being affected

Product Migration Options

Migration alternatives for the Cisco CAG-VG200 are:

The Cisco 2600XM series supports analog, digital voice GW, Transcoding and Conferencing (DSP Farm) functionality. The 2600XM platforms are ideally suited for mid to high density analog connectivity, up to 2 T1/E1s of digital voice, and DSP Farm capability. For up to 1 T1/E1 digital voice the 2651XM-V bundle is an attractive option.

The 1760-V supports analog and digital voice GW functionality. The 1760-V is a good alternative for up to 12 analog ports, and low density (12 channels) digital voice connectivity.

The Cisco 2600XM, and Cisco1760-V platform pricing includes all IP PLUS features with full routing and WAN support. VG200 is a standalone GW, and does not deliver routing, or WAN support.

With 12.2(13)T, the VG200 functionality is supported across a broad range of platforms. Customers may also choose an integrated solution for analog, digital connectivity, conferencing and transcoding functions with the Cisco 3700, Catalyst 4000, or Catalyst 6000 platforms.