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EOS/EOL: Cisco Content Switching Module (CSM) Software Release 3.2(X)

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2963

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for Cisco® Content Switching Module (CSM) Software Version 3.2(X). The last day to order the affected product is March 23, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until March 23, 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 3 provides migration information.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco CSM Software Version 4.1(X) or 4.2(X), which contain the features and bug fixes of Version 3.2(X), in addition to new features. In addition to Cisco CSM Software Version 4.1(X) and 4.2(X), Version 3.1(x) remains active and available. Information about Cisco CSM software releases can be found in the release notes: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/mod_icn/csm/index.htm

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco CSM Software Version 3.2(X)

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.

September 23, 2005

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.

March 23, 2006

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.

June 23, 2006

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.

March 23, 2007

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.

March 23, 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

SC6K-3.2.1-CSM

Cisco CSM Software Version 3.2.1

SC6K-4.1.1-CSM or greater

or

SC6K-4.2.1-CSM or greater

Cisco CSM Software Version 4.1.1

or

Cisco CSM Software Version 4.2.1

SC6K-3.2.3-CSM

Cisco CSM Software Version 3.2.3

SC6K-4.1.1-CSM or greater

or

SC6K-4.2.1-CSM or greater

Cisco CSM Software Version 4.1.1

or

Cisco CSM Software Version 4.2.1

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for Cisco CSM Software Version 3.2(X) is Cisco CSM Software Version 4.1(X) or 4.2(X).

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Features

Cisco CSM Software Version 3.2(X)

Cisco CSM Software Version 4.1(X)

Cisco CSM Software Version 4.2(X)

• Distributed denial of service (DDoS) additions
• Delayed for Layer 4
• User Datagram Protocol (UDP) probe
• Static sticky entry
• Show sticky improvements
• Firewall load balancing connection reassignment
• XML document type definition (DTD) update
• MIB updates
• Load balancing per packet
• Route lookup
• TCP fragment support
• VLAN increase
• Fault-tolerant pre-empt improvements
• Static Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) entry
• Jumbo frame support

Yes

Yes

Yes

• Cookie sticky offset and length
• Cookie insert
• URL learn
• IP header insert
• Backend Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support with SSL Module (SSLM) Version 2.1
• Server/Application State Protocol (SASP) support

No

Yes

Yes

• Generic HTTP header sticky
• Configuration sync
• Interface tracking
• Private VLANs
• XML show commands
• Partial server farm failover
• Server probe fail state improvements
• Network Address Translation (NAT) configuration enhancements
• Secure Hosting Solution Engine (HSE), SASP, and XML communications
• Maximum parse length reached behavior change
• Infinite idle timeout
• VIP dependencies
• Ordering of policies
• Slow start improvements
• Non-secure router mode
• VServer increase
• Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) support
• Real name option

No

No

Yes

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Content Switching Module, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/csm or contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, visit: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, visit: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice
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Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Website 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. 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, ASIST, 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, Empowering the Internet Generation, 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, StrataView Plus, TeleRouter, 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. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R) 	205391.O_ETMG_KL_9.05Printed in the USA