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EOS/EOL for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules

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EOL6825 - Amended

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules. The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 1, 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.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules

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.

August 15, 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.

May 1, 2010

Last Ship Date:
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.

August 1, 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.

February 13, 2011

End of New Service Attachment Date:
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.

February 13, 2011

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

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

May 11, 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.

February 28, 2015

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

DS-X9112

12-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

DS-X9224-96K9

24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

--

DS-X9112-H=

12-port 1/2/4-Gbps FC Module for HP with Service, Spare

DS-X9224-96HPK9=

24-port Performance 8Gb FC Module for HP with Service, Spare

--

DS-X9112-HV

12-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 12 SFPs

DS-X9224-96HVK9=

24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 24 4G SW SFPs

--

DS-X9112-HV=

12-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 12 SFPs

DS-X9224-96HVK9=

24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 24 4G SW SFPs

--

DS-X9112=

12-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, Spare

DS-X9224-96K9=

24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, Spare

--

DS-X9124

24-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

DS-X9248-96K9

48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

--

DS-X9124-H=

24-port 1/2/4-Gbps FC Module for HP with Service, Spare

DS-X9248-96HPK9=

48-port Performance 8Gb FC Module for HP with Service, Spare

--

DS-X9124-HV

24-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 24 SFPs

DS-X9248-96HVK9=

48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 48 4G SW SFPs

--

DS-X9124-HV=

24-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 24 SFPs

DS-X9248-96HVK9=

48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 48 4G SW SFPs

--

DS-X9124=

24-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, spare

DS-X9248-96K9=

48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, Spare

--

DS-X9148

48-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module

DS-X9248-48K9

4/44-Port Host-Optimized 8-Gbps FC Module

--

DS-X9148-H=

48-port 1/2/4-Gbps FC Module for HP with Service, Spare

DS-X9248-48HPK9=

4/44-Port Host Optimized 8G FC Module for HP with Service, S

--

DS-X9148-HV

48-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 48 SFPs

DS-X9248-48HVK9=

4/44-Port Host Optimized 8-Gbps FC Module, 48 4G SW SFPs

--

DS-X9148-HV=

48-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, 48 SFPs

DS-X9248-48HVK9=

4/44-Port Host Optimized 8-Gbps FC Module, 48 4G SW SFPs

--

DS-X9148=

48-port 1/2/4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module, Spare

DS-X9248-48K9=

4/44-Port Host-Optimized 8-Gbps FC Module, Spare

--

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules. These modules deliver intelligence and consistent, predictable high performance to support the most demanding storage applications. With industry-leading 528 8-Gbps port density and twice the bandwidth of earlier-generation Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switching modules, Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules help you consolidate large-scale SANs with fewer chassis to reduce space, power, and cooling requirements and lower your total cost of ownership. For more information, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9881/index.html .

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 4-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules

Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules

Fibre Channel Port Speed

1/2/4-Gbps

1/2/4/8-Gbps

Bandwidth per Slot

96 Gbps of full-duplex bandwidth

192 Gbps of full-duplex bandwidth (24-port and 48-port 8-Gbps modules) 96 Gbps of full-duplex bandwidth (4/44-port 8-Gbps module)

Fibre Channel Link Encryption

None

Cisco Fibre Channel TrustSec: 8-Gbps wire-speed hardware encryption

Customers may purchase the Cisco MDS 9000 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules from EMC Corporation, IBM Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Xiotech, Sun, Network Appliance, Dell, NEC, or Fujitsu, all of whom are designated original storage manufacturer (OSM) or solution technology integrator (STI) partners, or from any of these companies' resellers. Cisco does not offer trade-in credits or a trade-in program for Cisco MDS 9000 family products.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/ps4159/ps6409/ps4358/data_sheet_c78-492690_ps5991_Products_Data_Sheet.html , or contact your local account representative.
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http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html
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