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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 29, 2009. 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.

Cisco sales teams and channel partners are encouraged to transition sales of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module, and any current SSL Services Module installation base, to the Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module. In addition to providing the similar SSL offload capabilities as the Cisco SSL Services Module, the Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module maximizes application availability, accelerates application performance, secures the data center and applications, and facilitates data center consolidation through fewer servers, load balancers, and data center firewalls. Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module offers advanced features like virtual devices, role-based administration, and management, monitoring and reporting through the Cisco Application Networking Manager and the command-line interface.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module

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.

April 30, 2009

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.

October 29, 2009

Last Ship Date: OS SW, 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.

January 27, 2010

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: OS SW, HW

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.

October 29, 2010

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW

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

October 29, 2010

End of New Service Attachment Date: OS SW, 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.

October 29, 2010

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: OS SW, HW

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

January 24, 2014

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.

October 28, 2014


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

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

SC-SVC-SSL-1.1-K9

Software for SSL Module for Catalyst 6500

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

--

SC-SVC-SSL-1.1-K9=

Software for SSL Module for Catalyst 6500

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

--

SC-SVC-SSL-2.1-K9

Software 2.1 for SSL Module for Catalyst 6500

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

--

SC-SVC-SSL-2.1-K9=

Software 2.1 for SSL Module for Catalyst 6500

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

--

SC-SVC-SSL-217-K9

Catalyst 6500 SSL Module 2.1.7 release

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

--

SC-SVC-SSL-217-K9=

Catalyst 6500 SSL Module 2.1.7 release

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

--

SC-SVC-SSL-3.1-K9

Software 3.1 for SSL Module for Catalyst 6500 and 7600

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

--

SC-SVC-SSL-3.1-K9=

Software 3.1 for SSL Module for Catalyst 6500 and 7600

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

--

WS-SVC-SSL-1-K9

SSL Module for Catalyst 6500

ACE20-MOD-K9

Application Control Engine 20 Hardware

--

WS-SVC-SSL-1-K9=

SSL Module for Catalyst 6500

ACE20-MOD-K9=

Application Control Engine 20 Hardware

--

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6906/index.html. The Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module provides a choice between the performance throughput license and the SSL transactions license. Performance throughput licenses are available for 4 Gpbs,8 Gbps,and 16 Gbps; customers can upgrade from 4 to 8 Gbps,and from 8 to 16 Gbps. SSL transactions licenses are available for 5,000 SSL transactions per second (TPS),10,000 SSL TPS,and 15,000 SSL TPS; customers can upgrade from 5,000 to 10,000 SSL TPS,and from 10,000 to 15,000 SSL TPS. The performance throughput license comes with a default SSL transactions license of up to 1,000 SSL TPS.
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 Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services 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: www.cisco.com/go/eos
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6906/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