Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco 7200 Series Routers. The last day to order the affected product(s) is September 29, 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.
Note: This end-of-sale and end-of-life bulletin does not apply to the uBR 7200 Series Universal Broadband Routers.
Table1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 7200 Series Routers
|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.||September 30, 2011|
|End-of-Sale Date||The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.||September 29, 2012|
|Last Ship 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.||December 28, 2012|
|End of SW 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.||September 29, 2015|
|End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
|The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.||September 29, 2013|
|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.||September 29, 2013|
|End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
|The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.||December 28, 2016|
|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.||September 30, 2017|
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table2 shows the product part numbers affected by this announcement (refer to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps341/end_of_life_c51-681414.html to check the table details) It also listed the replacement series of ASR 1000 and Cisco 3945/K9, which are rare in market and cost higher than Cisco 7200 series.
Whether Cisco 7200 is right for you? You can check the main features of Cisco 7200 Series.
Cisco 7200 Features and Benefits
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Cisco 7200 Series Routers Quick Look Guide
The Cisco 7200 Series Router delivers exceptional performance / price with its compact form factor, modularity, scalability, and wide range of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 400,000 packets per second (pps), port adapters ranging from NxDS0 to OC12, and an unparalleled number of high-touch IP services, the Cisco 7200 is an excellent choice for the WAN edge, with features that support the following deployments:
• WAN Edge Award-winning quality-of-service (QoS) feature performance
• Broadband Aggregation Up to 8000 PPP sessions per chassis
• Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) PE Leading choice for provider-edge deployment
• Voice, video and data integration Time-division multiplexing (TDM)-enabled VXR chassis and voice port adapters
• IP Security (IPsec) virtual private network (VPN)Scalable to 3000 tunnels per chassis
• High-end Customer Premise Equipment (CPE)
More Notes about Purchasing Cisco 7200 Series:
Cisco 7200 Series is now available at router-switch.com, and the quantity is limited. Popular Cisco 7600 series is also in STOCK. All these Cisco routers are sold at a very competitive price. Please don’t lose the chance if you need one or more.