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Product Bulletin No. EOL5024

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Content Switching Module Global Server Load Balancing Software License Spare. The last day to order the affected product is March 16, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 in EoL product bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Content Switching Module Global Server Load Balancing Software License Spare. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Content Switching Module Global Server Load Balancing Software License Spare

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 15, 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.

March 16, 2007

Last Ship Date: 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.

June 14, 2007

End of Software 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.

March 15, 2008

End of New Service Attachment Date: 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.

March 15, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: App SW

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

June 11, 2009

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.

March 15, 2010

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

SC6K-3.1.1GSLBCSM=

CSM GSLB SW License Spare

GSS-4492R-K9

Global Site Selector

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Content Switching Module Global Server Load Balancing Software License Spare is the Cisco GSS 4400 Series Global Site Selector Appliances.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco GSS 4492R Global Site Selector. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps4162/prod_models_home.html
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 end-of-sale product through Cisco' s Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_high_level_listing.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Content Switching Module Global Server Load Balancing Software License Spare, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2706/prod_bulletins_list.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