Cisco 4400 Series Content Routers

EoS/EoL for the Cisco 4430-B Content Router, Part Number CR-4430-B

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Cisco Systems® announces the End-of-Life (EoL) for the Cisco® 4430-B Content Router with part number
CR-4430-B. The last day to order the Cisco 4430-B Content Router is September 1, 2003.

Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until March 1, 2008. Table 1 describes the End-of-Life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco 4430-B Content Router.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco GSS 4480 Global Site Selector. The first release of the Cisco GSS 4480 Global Site Selector will exclude some features of the Cisco 4430-B Content Router. These features include simulated annealing, Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) support, and the winners database. Customers that need these features should contact Lance McCallum (, the Cisco GSS 4480 Product Manager.
This End-of-Life does not affect any other Cisco Content Routers. The CR-4430 will continue to be sold.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 4430-B Content Router




End-of-Life Announcement Date

The document date of the End-of-Sale and End-of-Life of a product to the general public.

March 1, 2003

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

September 1, 2003

Last Shipment Date

The last possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.

December 1, 2003

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 1, 2004

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.

March 1, 2004

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.

March 1, 2004

End Of Service Contract Renewal Date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

December 1, 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 1, 2008


Table 2. Product Part Numbers Being Affected

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description


Content Router 4430-B


The recommended replacement for the Cisco CR-4430-B is the GSS-4480-K9.


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