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Product Bulletin No. EOL 4005

Cisco Systems© announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco© 566 Content Engine and the Storage Array 7340. The last day to order the affected product is May 24, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until May 24, 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 Cisco WAE-611 Wide Area Application Engine as a replacement to the Cisco 566 Content Engine. There is no replacement currently planned for the Cisco Storage Array 7340. Based on the same hardware architecture as the Cisco content engines, the new Cisco 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.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the 566 Content Engine and the Storage Array 7340

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.

March 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.

May 24, 2006

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.

May 24, 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.

May 24, 2007

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

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

June 30, 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.

May 24, 2011

The Cisco WAE-611 Wide Area Application Engine uses either Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3.3 or later, or Cisco WAFS 3.0.1 Software or later, 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 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

CE-566-144GB-K9

Content Engine 566, (2) 72G SCSI Drives, AC Pwr, ACNS

WAE-611-K9

Wide-Area Application Engine 611, no HDD, SW ACNS/WAFS

CE-566-S-K9

Content Engine 566 for Security, (2) 72G SCSI Drives, ACNS

SE611-IPROXY-K9

Security/iProxy WAE-611 bundle, 2x144GB HDD, 2GB mem

SA-7340

Cisco Storage Array 7340, (7) 72GB SCSI drives, AC Pwr

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

SA-DISK-72GB

72GB U320 SCSI Drive for Storage Array 7340, option

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

Customers with the Cisco 566 Content Engine are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco WAE-611 Wide Area Application Engine. Information about this product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6474/index.html.
There is no replacement available for the Storage Array 7340 at this time. However, customers who have higher storage requirements than the Cisco WAE-611 can provide, can migrate to the Cisco WAE-7326, which provides for up to six 300GB drives.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco 566 Content Engine

Cisco WAE-611 Wide Area Application Engine

Software Supported

Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.2+

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

Size

1 rack unit (RU)

1 rack unit (RU)

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

144-GB SCSI (2 x 72-GB SCSI disk drives)

288-GB SCSI (2 x 144-GB SCSI disk drives)

Memory

1-GB synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM)

1G-B up to 2-GB SDRAM

Network Interfaces

Two 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet ports

Two 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet ports

Part Number

CE-566-144GB-K9

WAE-611-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.
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_program_description.html.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco 566 Content Engine and the Storage Array 7340, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps761/prod_eol_notices_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
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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  2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 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