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EOS/EOL Announcement for the Cisco CSS 11800 Series Content Services Switch

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Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco CSS 11800 Series Content Services Switch. The last day to order the Cisco CSS 11800 Series Content Services Switch is November 1, 2002. 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 Cisco CSS 11800 Series Content Services Switch. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

The Cisco CSS 11800 is a high-performance, chassis-based switching solution for large, high-traffic Web sites and Web-hosting infrastructures. Featuring Cisco Web Network Services (WebNS) software, the Cisco CSS 11800 ensures the availability of Web sites, secures site resources, and uses servers, caches, and firewalls efficiently.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco CSS 11800 Series Content Services Switch.

Milestone

Definition

Date

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.

May 13, 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 after this date.

November 1, 2002

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.

December 1, 2002

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

November 1, 2004

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.

November 1, 2007

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

CSS-11801-AC

CSS 11801, (1) SFM2, (1) SCM, (1) IDM-HD, (1) AC

CSS-11801-AC=

CSS 11800, (1) AC, (1) BLOWER

CSS-11801-DC

CSS 11801, (1) SFM2, (1) SCM, (1) IDM-HD, (1) DC

CSS-11801-DC=

CSS 11801, (1) DC, (1) BLOWER

CSS-11801-FD-AC

CSS 11801, (1) SFM2, (1) SCM, (1) IDM-FD, (1) AC

CSS-11801-FD-DC

CSS 11801, (1) SFM2, (1) SCM, (1) IDM-FD, (1) DC

CSS8-BLOWER-4FAN=

Spare Fan Tray - 4 Fans

CSS8-BLOWER-6FAN=

Spare Fan Tray - 6 Fans

CSS8-GBIC-SX

1000BASE-SX Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC)

CSS8-GBIC-SX=

1000BASE-SX Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC)

CSS8-IDM-MEM-FD

Integrated Disk Module (IDM) -Flash Drive

CSS8-IDM-MEM-FD=

Integrated Disk Module (IDM) Flash Drive

CSS8-IDM-MEM-HD

Integrated Disk Module (IDM) - Hard Drive

CSS8-IDM-MEM-HD=

Spare Integrated Disk Module (IDM) - Hard Drive

CSS8-IOM-4GE/16

Gigabit Ethernet IOM - 16MB, order up to 4 GBICs

CSS8-IOM-4GE/16=

Gigabit Ethernet IOM - 16MB, order up to 4 GBICs

CSS8-IOM-4GE/8

Gigabit Ethernet IOM - 8MB, order up to 4 GBICs

CSS8-IOM-4GE/8=

Gigabit Ethernet IOM - 8MB, order up to 4 GBICs

CSS8-IOM-6/2FE

Fast Ethernet (TX/FX) I/O Module - 6 pt (TX), 2 pt (FX)

CSS8-IOM-6/2FE=

Fast Ethernet (TX/FX) I/O Module - 6 pt (TX), 2 pt (FX)

CSS8-IOM-8FE

Fast Ethernet (TX) I/O Module - 8 pt (TX)

CSS8-IOM-8FE=

Fast Ethernet (TX) I/O Module - 8 pt (TX)

CSS8-SCM

Redundant System Control Module (SCM)

CSS8-SCM=

System Control Module (SCM)

CSS8-SFM2

Switch Fabric Module 2 (SFM2)

CSS8-SFM2=

Switch Fabric Module 2 (SFM2)

The following accessories for the CSS11800 are also designated for end-of-sale CSS8-BLOWER-4FAN=, CSS8-BLOWER-6FAN=, CSS8-GBIC-SX, CSS8-GBIC-SX=, CSS-CONSOLE-KIT=, CSS-PWR, CSS-RACKMOUNT-KIT=

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate from the Cisco CSS 11800 to either the Cisco CSS 11500 or the CSM. The CSM offers high performance and transport and application (Layer 4-7) features as rich as those in WebNS. It is fully integrated with the Cisco IOS Software, the Cisco Catalyst. 6500 Series, and the Cisco 7600 Internet Router, the CSM also supports high port densities and rich internetworking features. The Cisco CSS 11500 is a standalone, compact modular platform, delivering rich transport and application (Layer 4-7) services for Internet and intranet data centers.
The Cisco CSS 11150 and 11050 switches will continue to be sold and supported for customers who have standardized on these platforms for ongoing deployments.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

CSS 11800

CSS 11506

CSM on Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 Internet Router

Form factor

Modular

Standalone

Modular

Standalone

Integrated

Rack units

15

5

Depends on chassis

Full-featured (Layer 4-7) content switching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Local load balancing

Servers, caches, firewalls

Servers, caches, firewalls

Servers, caches, firewalls, VPNs

Global load balancing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Site activity

Medium

High

Highest

Hardware redundancy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Layer 2/3 networking

Good

Good

Excellent (Cisco IOS Software)

Size of data center

Medium to Large

Medium to Large

Large

Maximum ports: Gigabit Ethernet

32

12

112 (Catalyst 6509)

Fast Ethernet

64

80

336 (Catalyst 6509)

Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_program_description.html

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice