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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 3103

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® 511 Content Engine. The last day to order theaffected product is March 2, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until March 2, 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.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the new Cisco WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine, introduced along with the Cisco WAE-611 andWAE-7326 models. Based on the same hardware architecture as the content engine appliances, the new WAE appliances come with enhanced hardware components, such as increased internal storage capacity and memory size, and increased performance for a similar or lower price. Information about the replacement products can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/index.html.

The new WAE product family uses either Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3.3 or higher, or Cisco WAFS 3.0.1 Software or higher, to provide higher performance, more flexibility, enhanced scalability, and new features. Information about the Cisco ACNS or WAFS Software products can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/index.html.

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to these replacement products.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 511 Content Engine

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.

Sept 2, 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 2, 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 2, 2006

End of Software Maintenance ReleasesDate

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 2, 2007

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 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.

March 2, 2007

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

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

Sept 2, 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.

March 2, 2011

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product PartNumber

Replacement Product Description

CE-511-K9

Content Engine 511, NO HDD- must choose!, ACPwr, ACNS

WAE-511-K9

Wide Area Application Engine 511, no HDD, SW ACNS/WAFS

CE-511-S-K9

Content Engine 511 for Security, (1) 80 G SATA Drives, ACNS

WAE-511-K9

Wide Area Application Engine 511, no HDD, SW ACNS/WAFS

CE-511-DISK-80GB

80-GB SATA Drive for CE- 511, option

DISK-SATA-80GB

80 GB SATA Disk Drive for CE/FE /WAE-511, option

CE-511-DISK-80GB=

80-GB SATA Drive for CE- 511, spare

DISK-SATA-80GB=

80 GB SATA Disk Drive for CE/FE/WAE-511, spare

CE-511-1HDU2HD

CE-511 Upgrade: 1 default hard drive to 2 drives

DISK-SATA-80GB

80 GB SATA Disk Drive for CE/FE/WAE-511, option

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco 511 Content Engine is the Cisco WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine (Table 3). This WAE is built with the latest hardware components and uses either Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3.3 or higher or Cisco WAFS 3.0.1 Software or higher. The Cisco WAE-511 model is available for customer orders.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco CE 511

Cisco WAE-511

Software Supported

Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.2+

Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3.3+, or Cisco WAFS 3.0.1+ Software

Size

1 rack unit (RU)

1RU

Capabilities

Content engine with optional MPEG 1, 2 video decoder cards or Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) cards

Content engine with optional MPEG 1, 2 video decoder cards or Fibre Channel HBA cards

Storage

80-GB SATA or 250-GB SATA

80-GB SATA or 250-GB SATA

Memory

512-MB synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM)

512-MB up to 1-GB SDRAM

Part Number

CE-511-K9

WAE-511-K9

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco content engine products, contact your local Cisco 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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