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Cisco CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switches

EOL/EOS for the Cisco WebNS Software 7.50

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Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco WebNS Software 7.50. The last day to order the affected product(s) is December 30, 2008. 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.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco WebNS Software 8.20 for an extended product life cycle. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product. Information about the replacement product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps792/index.html.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco WebNS Software 7.50

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.

July 1, 2008

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.

December 30, 2008

Last Ship Date: App. SW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

March 30, 2009

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: App. SW

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.

December 30, 2009

End of New Service Attachment Date: App. SW

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.

December 30, 2009

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: App. SW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

March 28, 2011

Last Date of Support: App. SW

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.

December 30, 2011

HW = Hardware, OS SW = Operating System Software, App. SW = Application Software
WebNS Software 8.20 is supported on all Cisco CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switches. WebNS Software 8.20 has passed Safe Harbor testing, and the software image can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/safeharbor-rel

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

S11K-500EN-7.5

WebNS 7.5X Enhanced Feature Set for CSS 11500 Platforms

S11K-500EN-8.2

WebNS 8.2 Enhanced Feature Set for CSS 11500 Platforms

S11K-500EN-7.5=

WebNS 7.5X Enhanced Feature Set for CSS 11500 Platforms

S11K-500ST-8.2=

WebNS 8.2X Standard Feature Set for CSS 11500 Platforms

S11K-500ST-7.5

WebNS 7.5X Standard Feature Set for CSS 11500 Platforms

S11K-500ST-8.2

WebNS 8.2X Standard Feature Set for CSS 11500 Platforms

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco WebNS 8.2x standard or enhanced feature set for the Cisco CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switch platform. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps792/index.html

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco WebNS Software 7.50

Cisco WebNS Software 8.20

Slow starting services through the least connection (leastconn) load-balancing method

No

Yes

Secure FTP support for various files

No

Yes

MIB Support for Sticky Table

No

Yes

MIB Support for Portmapper statistics

N

Yes

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 Cisco WebNS Software 7.50 through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/eos

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco WebNS Software 8.20, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps792/index.html, or contact your local account representative.
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