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Product Bulletin No. EOL4034

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Caching Services Module. The last day to order the affected product is May 24, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until October 1, 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.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Caching 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 13, 2006

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.

May 24, 2006

Last Ship 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.

June 1, 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.

October 2, 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.

October 2, 2007

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

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

December 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.

October 1, 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

DS-X9560-SMC

MDS 9000 Family Caching Services Module

DS-X9032-SSM

MDS 9000 Family 32-Port Storage Services Module

DS-X9560-SMC=

MDS 9000 Family Caching Services Module, Spare

DS-X9032-SSM=

MDS 9000 Family 32-Port Storage Services Module, Spare

DS-X9560-SMC-KIT

IBM SAN.VC Accessory Kit

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

DS-X9560-SMC-KIT=

IBM SAN.VC Accessory Kit, Spare

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Caching Services Module is the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Module (Table 3). The Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Module is the designed platform to run all the present and future intelligent fabric applications. The Cisco Storage Service Module enables these new solutions based on open standards such as Fabric Application Interface Standard (FAIS) or protocols such as SANTap, which deliver a common framework for implementing storage applications in storage area networks (SANs).
Information about the Storage Services Module can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6293/index.html

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Caching Services Module

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Module

8 GB of cache with dual hard disks

Yes

No

Onboard dual batteries

Yes

No

Fixed 1 / 2 Gbps Fibre Channel Ports

None

32

Distributed Architecture

No

Yes

Embedded ASICs for inline SCSI processing

No

Yes

Customers may purchase the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Caching Services Module from IBM Corporation designated OSM partner, or from any of the IBM Corporation's resellers. Cisco does not offer trade-in credits or a trade-in program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Caching Services Module, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6007/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
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CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. 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