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EOL/EOS Announcement for the Cisco GSS 4490 Global Site Selector

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2685

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates of the Cisco® GSS 4490 Global Site Selector. The last day to order the Cisco GSS 4490 is June 30, 2005. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 30, 2010. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco GSS 4490. This end of life announcement also applies to GSS version 1.1 software.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco GSS 4491 Global Site Selector. Information about this product is available at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps4162/products_data_sheets_list.html
Customers also are encouraged to upgrade to GSS version 1.2 software, which replaces version 1.1, and is available from the Cisco Software Center at: http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-content.shtml
Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco GSS 4490 to the Cisco GSS 4491.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco GSS 4490

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.
December 30, 2004

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.
June 30, 2005

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.
September 30, 2005

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.
June 30, 2006

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
June 30, 2006

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.
June 30, 2006

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.
March 30, 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.
June 30, 2010

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

GSS-4490-K9

Cisco GSS 4490 Global Site Selector

SF-GSS-V1.1-K9

Global site selector software version 1.1

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco GSS 4490 is the Cisco GSS 4491 Global Site Selector. The GSS 4491 is a hardware refresh and can coexist with previously deployed Cisco GSS 4490s and 4480s.
The Cisco GSS 4491 delivers site selection services that are critical for any business resilience strategy to optimize multisite deployments involving globally distributed data centers. The Cisco GSS 4491 is a networking product that globally load balances distributed data centers. The Cisco GSS 4491 acts as the cornerstone of multisite disaster recovery plans in deployments of Cisco content switches. Customers deploying new Cisco content switches such as the Cisco CSS 11500 Content Services Switch and the Content Switching Module (CSM) for the Cisco Catalyst ® 6500 Series switches or have already deployed switches such as the Cisco CSS 11000 and Cisco LocalDirectors can benefit from the new levels of traffic management and centralized command and control provided by the Cisco GSS 4491.
Table 3 outlines the software and hardware interdependencies.

Table 3. Cisco GSS Product Comparisons Interdependencies

 

GSS 4480

GSS 4490

GSS 4491

GSS Version 1.0

Supported
Not Supported
Not Supported

GSS Version 1.1

Supported
Supported
Not Supported

GSS Version 1.2

Supported
Supported
Supported

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.

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 and end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice
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Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Web site at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel · Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal · Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan · Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 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