EOS/EOL Cisco CSS 11501 Content Services Switch with SSL, and the Cisco CSS 11500 SSL Module
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Updated:Oct 12, 2010
EOL4031 - Amended
Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco CSS 11501 Content Services Switch with SSL, and the Cisco CSS 11500 SSL Module. The last day to order the affected product(s) is November 8, 2006. 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 the Cisco CSS 11501 Switch with integrated SSL termination and HTTP compression and the Cisco CSS 11500 SSL Module with HTTP compression. These two new products deliver higher SSL performance and can support HTTP compression. Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco CSS 11501 Content Services Switch with SSL, and the Cisco CSS 11500 SSL Module
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 10, 2006
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
November 8, 2006
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.
February 6, 2007
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.
November 8, 2007
End of New Service Attachment Date: HW
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.
November 8, 2007
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
February 3, 2011
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 30, 2011
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco 11501 Content Services Switch with SSL, Hard Disk, AC
Cisco 11501 CSS AC with HD, SSL, Compression
Cisco 11501 Content Services Switch with SSL, AC (No Disk)
Cisco 11501 CSS with SSL, Compression, AC (No Disk)
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) to trade-in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco CSS 11501 Content Services Switch with SSL, and the Cisco CSS 11500 SSL Module 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
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
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