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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Content Switching Module with SSL. The last day to order the affected product(s) is August 2, 2010. 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 their Cisco Content Switching Module with SSL (CSM-S) sales through migration of their current CSM-S installed base to the Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) module. The Cisco ACE is the industry's most advanced application switching device. It offers a much larger set of functionality and architectural benefits than the Cisco CSM-S. In addition to Layer 4 load balancing and Layer 7 content switching functionality, the Cisco ACE 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. The Cisco ACE offers SSL offloading capability (up to 15,000 SSL transactions per second), virtualization (up to 250 virtual devices), role-based administration, unmatched throughput (up to 16 Gbps) and software-license-based scalability, all in a single service module. Similar to the Cisco CSM-S, the Cisco ACE module is available as a fully integrated solution with the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series or the Cisco 7600 Series. The ACE product is also available as a standalone device.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Content Switching Module with SSL

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.

February 25, 2010

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.

August 26, 2010

Last Ship Date:
HW, App. SW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

November 24, 2010

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
App. SW

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.

August 26, 2011

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.

August 26, 2011

End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW, App. SW

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.

August 26, 2011

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
App. SW

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

November 21, 2012

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

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

November 21, 2014

Last Date of Support:
App. SW

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.

August 31, 2013

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.

August 31, 2015

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
The Cisco Application Control Engine module provides a choice of a performance throughput license, SSL transactions license, and virtual context license. Performance throughput licenses can be selected from 4 Gpbs, 8 Gbps, or 16Gbps, with the ability to upgrade from 4 Gbps to 8 Gbps and from 8 Gbps to 16 Gbps. SSL transactions licenses can be selected from 5,000 SSL transactions per second, 10,000 SSL TPS, or 15,000 SSL TPS, with the ability to upgrade from 5,000 SSL TPS to 10,000 SSL TPS and from 10,000 SSL TPS to 15,000 SSL TPS. Virtual context licenses can be selected from 20 virtual contexts, 50 VCs, 100 VCs, or 250 VCs, with the ability to upgrade from 20 VCs to 50 VCs, from 50 VCs to 100 VCs, and from 100 VCs to 250 VCs. The performance throughput license options come with a default SSL transactions license of up to 1,000 SSL TPS and five virtual contexts.

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

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-04G-LIC

Application Control Engine (ACE) 4Gbps License

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-08G-LIC

Application Control Engine (ACE) 8Gbps License

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-16G-LIC

ACE20 16Gbps License

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-SSL-05K-K9

Application Control Engine SSL License, 5000 TPS

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-SSL-10K-K9

Application Control Engine SSL License, 10000 TPS

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-SSL-15K-K9

Application Control Engine SSL License, 15000 TPS

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-VIRT-020

Application Control Engine Virtualization 20 Contexts

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-VIRT-050

Application Control Engine Virtualization 50 Contexts

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-VIRT-100

Application Control Engine Virtualization 100 Contexts

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

ACE-VIRT-250

Application Control Engine Virtualization 250 Contexts

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

-

SC6K-1.1.1-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(1) Software Release

SC6K-A23-ACE

ACE Module Software A2(3.0)

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-04G-LIC

Application Control Engine (ACE) 4Gbps License

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-08G-LIC

Application Control Engine (ACE) 8Gbps License

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-16G-LIC

ACE20 16Gbps License

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-SSL-05K-K9

Application Control Engine SSL License, 5000 TPS

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-SSL-10K-K9

Application Control Engine SSL License, 10000 TPS

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-SSL-15K-K9

Application Control Engine SSL License, 15000 TPS

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-VIRT-020

Application Control Engine Virtualization 20 Contexts

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-VIRT-050

Application Control Engine Virtualization 50 Contexts

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-VIRT-100

Application Control Engine Virtualization 100 Contexts

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

ACE-VIRT-250

Application Control Engine Virtualization 250 Contexts

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

SC6K-A21-ACE

ACE A2(1) Software Release

-

SC6K-1.1.3-CSM-S

CSM-S 1.1(3) Software Release

SC6K-A23-ACE

ACE Module Software A2(3.0)

-

WS-C6503E-CSMS-K9

CSM-S, 6503, Sup720 Bundle

WS-C6504E-ACE20-K9

ACE20 4G 6504E Bundle

-

WS-C6509E-CSMS-K9

CSM-S, 6509, Sup720 Bundle

C6509E-ACE20-8-K9

ACE20 8G 6509E SUP720-10G Bundle

-

WS-C6509E-CSMS-K9

CSM-S, 6509, Sup720 Bundle

WS-C6509E-ACE20-K9

ACE20 8G 6509E Bundle

-

WS-C6513-CSMS-K9

CSM-S, 6513, Sup720 Bundle

C6509E-ACE20-8-K9

ACE20 8G 6509E SUP720-10G Bundle

-

WS-C6513-CSMS-K9

CSM-S, 6513, Sup720 Bundle

WS-C6509E-ACE20-K9

ACE20 8G 6509E Bundle

-

WS-X6066-SLB-S-K9

Content Switching Module with SSL daughter card

ACE20-MOD-K9

Application Control Engine 20 Hardware

-

WS-X6066-SLB-S-K9=

Content Switching Module with SSL daughter card

ACE20-MOD-K9=

Application Control Engine 20 Hardware

-

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Application Control Engine. Information about this product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6906/index.html.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco Content Switching Module with SSL

Cisco Application Control Engine

Throughput

Up to 4 Gbps

Up to 16 Gbps

Connections per second

Up to 165,000

Up to 325,000

Concurrent Connections

Up to 1Million

Up to 4 Million

Virtual Contexts

Not Available

Up to 250 Virtual Contexts

On Demand Scalability

Not Available

License Based Scalability and investment protection

Role-based Access Control

Not Available

Available

Centralized Management through ANM

Only Monitoring capability

Configuration, Monitoring, Reporting and Consolidated Management

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 http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr11/incentive/tmp/index.html.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco Content Switching Module with SSL 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.
The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Application Control Engine, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6906/index.html, or contact your local account representative.
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