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EOS/EOL for the Cisco WebNS Software 7.40

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Product Bulletin No. 3082

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 http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps792/index.html.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco WebNS Software 7.40

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.

October 28, 2005

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.

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

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

S11K-500ST-7.4

Cisco WebNS 7.40 Standard Feature Set

S11K-500ST-7.5

Cisco WebNS 7.50 Standard Feature Set

S11K-500EN-7.4

Cisco WebNS 7.40 Enhanced Feature Set

S11K-500EN-7.5

Cisco WebNS 7.50 Enhanced Feature Set

S11K-500EN-7.4=

Cisco WebNS 7.40 Enhanced Feature Set, spare

S11K-500EN-7.5=

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

Feature

Cisco WebNS 7.40

Cisco WebNS 7.50

Modify SSL proxy list without affecting traffic

No

Yes

Layer 5 support for Outlook Web Access and other applications with HTTP Method extensions

No

Yes

SSL Keepalives

No

Yes

Insert of custom HTTP header values for SSL terminated traffic

No

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 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
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