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Product Bulletin No. EOL1055

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® 7305A and Cisco 7325A content engines. Thelast day to order the Cisco 7305A and Cisco 7325A content engines is December 8, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 8, 2011.


Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the two content engines, and Table 2 lists the affected product partnumbers.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the new Cisco WAE-7326 Wide Area Application Engine, which offers the latest in hardware component upgrades, price/performance, and flexibility. Information about the replacement product can be found at: http://cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/index.html

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco 7305A and Cisco 7325A content engines to the Cisco WAE-7326 Wide Area Application Engine.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 7305A and 7325A Content Engines

Milestone

Definition

Date

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.

Dec 8, 2005

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.

Dec 8, 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.

Dec 8, 2006

End of New Service Attachment Date

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-supportcontract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

June 8, 2007

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. Theextension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date ofsupport.

March 8, 2011

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.

June 8, 2011


Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

CE-7305A-K9

Cisco 7305A Content Engine, two 72-GB drives, AC power, Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS)

CE-7305A-S-K9

Cisco 7305A Content Engine for Security, two 72-GB SCSI drives, Cisco ACNS

CE-7305A-DC-K9

Content Engine 7305A, (2) 72G drives, DC Pwr, ACNS

CE-7325A-K9

Cisco 7325A Content Engine, six 72-GB drives, AC power, Cisco ACNS

CE-7325A-S-K9

Cisco 7325A Content Engine for Security, six 72-GB SCSI drives, Cisco ACNS

CE-7325A-DC-K9

Content Engine 7325A, (6) 72G drives, DC Pwr, ACNS

CE-73XXA-DISK-72GB

72-GB SCSI Disk Drive for Cisco 7325A and Cisco 7305A content engines

CE-73XXA-DISK-72GB=

72-GB SCSI Disk Drive for Cisco 7325A and 7305A content engines, spare

SF-CE7305-RCPS

RealNetworks Helix Universal Gateway for Cisco 7305 Content Engine

SF-CE7305-RCPS=

RealSystem v9 combined proxy/server for Cisco 7305 Content Engine, spare

SF-CE7325-RCPS

RealNetworks Helix Universal Gateway for Cisco 7325 Content Engine

SF-CE7325-RCPS=

RealSystem v9 combined proxy/server for Cisco 7325 Content Engine, spare

SF-CE-7305-TL-5.0

Multicast Client for Cisco ACNS 5 on Cisco 7305 Content Engine

SF-CE-7305-TL-5.0=

Multicast Client for Cisco ACNS 5 on Cisco 7305 Content Engine, spare

SF-CE-7325-TL-5.0

Multicast Client for Cisco ACNS 5 on Cisco 7325 Content Engine

SF-CE-7325-TL-5.0=

Multicast Client for Cisco ACNS 5 on Cisco 7325 Content Engine, spare

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for Cisco 7305A and 7325A content engines is the Cisco WAE-7326 Wide Area Application Engine (Table 3). The Cisco WAE-7326 is built with the latest hardware components, offers a better price-to-performance ratio, and adds the ability to run Cisco Wide Area File Services (WAFS) software on the same hardware, thus eliminating the need for customers deploying both Cisco content engine and Cisco file engine products to maintain sparing for separate platforms. The Cisco WAE-7326 is already available for customer orders.

Table 3. Comparing Content Engine with Wide Area Application Engine

Feature

Cisco 7305A Content Engine

Cisco WAE-7326 Wide Area Application Engine

Software Support

Supports Cisco ACNS 5.0 and later

Supports Cisco ACNS 5.3 and later and Cisco WAFS3.0 and later

Size

2 rack units

2 rack units

Capabilities

Single 2.8-GHz P4 Xeon CPU, 512 K Layer 2 cache

Dual 3.2-GHz P4 Xeon CPUs, 1 MB Layer 2 cache

2 GB RAM

4 GB RAM

Optional Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA)

Optional Fibre Channel HBA

Supports content engine, content router, Cisco Content Distribution Manager (CDM), and Cisco IP/TV® Program Manager device modes

Supports content engine, content router, Cisco CDM and Cisco IP/TV Program Manager device modes

Internal Storage

144 GB to 432 GB SCSI

144 GB to 864 GB SCSI

Part Number

CE-7305A-K9, CE-7305A-S-K9

WAE-7326-K9

Table 4.

Feature

Cisco 7325A Content Engine

Cisco WAE-7326 Wide Area Application Engine

Cisco ACNS SoftwareSupport

Supports Cisco ACNS 5.0 and later

Supports Cisco ACNS 5.3 and later

Size

2 rack units

2 rack units

Capabilities

Dual 2.8-GHz P4 Xeon CPU, 512 K Layer 2 cache

Dual 3.2-GHz P4 Xeon CPUs, 1 MB Layer 2 cache

4 GB RAM

4 GB RAM

Optional Fibre Channel HBA

Optional Fibre Channel HBA

Supports content engine device mode only

Supports content engine, content router, Cisco CDM, and Cisco IP/TV Program Manager device modes

Internal Storage

432 GB SCSI

144 GB to 864 GB SCSI

Part Number

CE-7325A-K9, CE-7325A-S-K9

WAE-7326-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 wide area application engine, visit: http://cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6474/index.html or contact your local account representative

For more information about the Cisco end-of-life product policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html

To subscribe to receive end-of-life and end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice

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