Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for Cisco® WebNS Software 7.40. The last day to order the affected product is April 28, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until April 28, 2011.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco WebNS Software 7.50, which provides extended HTTP Method support and Dynamic SSL Proxy List additions. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product. Information about the replacement product can be found at
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco WebNS Software 7.40
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.
October 28, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
April 28, 2006
Last Shipment 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.
July 28, 2006
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.
April 28, 2007
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.
April 28, 2007
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
October 28, 2010
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.
April 28, 2011
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco WebNS 7.40 Standard Feature Set
Cisco WebNS 7.50 Standard Feature Set
Cisco WebNS 7.40 Enhanced Feature Set
Cisco WebNS 7.50 Enhanced Feature Set
Cisco WebNS 7.40 Enhanced Feature Set, spare
Cisco WebNS 7.50 Enhanced Feature Set, spare
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for Cisco WebNS Software 7.40 for the Cisco CSS 11500 Series content services switch is Cisco WebNS Software 7.50 for the Cisco CSS 11500 Series content services switch (Table 3). Cisco WebNS 7.50 provides additional features, including:
• SSL Proxy List Dynamic Additions
• SSL Configurable Header Insert
• SSL Keepalives
• HTTP Persistence Without Method Inspection
• Daylight Saving Time Support
• Server Application State Protocol (SASP) Support
Customer-found defects in Cisco WebNS 7.40 will be repaired and delivered in an image of Cisco WebNS 7.40 until the end of software maintenance releases date in Table 1. Customers are encouraged to plan and begin a migration to a newer version of Cisco WebNS Software prior to the end of software maintenance.
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco WebNS 7.40
Cisco WebNS 7.50
Modify SSL proxy list without affecting traffic
Layer 5 support for Outlook Web Access and other applications with HTTP Method extensions
Insert of custom HTTP header values for SSL terminated traffic
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.