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END-OF-LIFE NOTICE, NO. 2394
Cisco Systems ® announces the End-of-Life of the Cisco ® 507, 560, 590, and Network Module-20GB Content Engines, the Cisco 4430 Content Router, the Cisco 4630 Content Distribution Manager, and the Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) Software Version 4.2. The last day to order these ACNS family products will be July 6, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until July 5, 2009. Table 1 describes the End-of-Life milestones, definitions, and dates for these products.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the new Cisco 510A, 565A, 7305A, and 7325A Content Engines which offer the latest in hardware component upgrades, performance, and flexibility.
These new Content Engines are already available and use the same ACNS 5.0 (or higher) software as the End-of-Life ACNS products. Information about ACNS 5.0 can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/conntsw/ps491/index.html.
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the End-of-Life products to their corresponding replacement products.

 

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 507, 560, 590, and 20-GB Network Module Content Engines, the Cisco 4430 Content Router and the Cisco 4630 Content Distribution Manager

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.

January 6, 2004

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.

July 6, 2004

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.

October 6, 2004

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.

July 6, 2005

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.

July 6, 2005

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.

July 6, 2005

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.

April 6, 2009

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.

July 6, 2009

 

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

CE-507-K9

Content Engine 507 with ACNS Software

CE-507*

Content Engine 507 with ACNS Software

CE-507AV-CDN-K9

Content Engine 507 with MPEG decoder and ACNS

CE-560-K9

Content Engine 560 with ACNS Software

CE-560*

Content Engine 560 with ACNS Software

CE-560AV-CDN-K9

Content Engine 560 with MPEG decoder and ACNS

CE-590-K9

Content Engine 590 with ACNS Software

CE-590*

Content Engine 590 with ACNS Software

CE-590-DC-K9

Content Engine 590 with DC power and ACNS Software

NM-CE-BP-20G-K9

Content Engine NM-Basic Perf-20GB

EM-CE-20G=

Expansion Module For NM-CE-BP-20GB Drive

CR-4430-K9

Content Router 4430 with ACNS Software

CDM-4630-K9

Content Distribution Manager with ACNS Software

CE-DISK-18GB-10K=

(1)18GB, 10KRPM, SCSI disk drive, spare

CDN1-DISK-18GB=

(1)18GB, 10KRPM, SCSI drive for 1RUCDN products, spare

CE-DISK-18GB-507-X

(1)Extra 18GB, 10KRPM, SCSI disk drive for the CE507

SF-ACNS-4.2.11-K9

ACNS combined caching and ECDN Software v4.2.11, 3DES

AK-ACNS-4.2.11-K9

ACNS 4.2.11 Software accessory kit

*The CE-507, CE-560, and CE-590 product IDs were replaced with the corresponding "-K9" product IDs some time ago. So although their actual End-of-Sale date has already occurred, they will follow the same End-of-Service/Support dates listed in Table 1.

 

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the EoL products listed above are the Cisco 510A, 565A, 7305A, and 7325A Content Engines (Table 3). These Content Engines are built with the latest hardware components and use the latest major release of the ACNS software, version 5.0 or higher. These Content Engines are already available. Starting with ACNS 5.0, the 565 and 7305 Content Engines are capable of operating as Content Engines, Content Routers, or Content Distribution Managers by using simple command line interface commands to change their "personality."

 

Table 3. Product Comparisons

 

EoL Products

Replacement Products

 

Cisco 507 and 507AV Content Engines

Cisco 510A Content Engine

ACNS Software Support

Supports ACNS 4.x and 5.x

Supports ACNS 5.x

Size

1 RU

1 RU

Capabilities

CE or CE w/decoder card

CE w/optional decoder card

Storage

18-36 GB

80-160 GB

Part Number

CE-507-K9
CE-507AV-CDN-K9

CE-510A-80GB-K9/
CE-510A-160GB-K9

 

Cisco 560 and 560AV Content Engines

Cisco 565A Content Engine

ACNS Software Support

Supports ACNS 4.x and 5.x

Supports ACNS 5.x

Size

1 RU

1 RU

Capabilities

CE or CE w/decoder card

CE w/optional decoder card, CDM, or CR

Storage

36 GB

72-144 GB

Part Number

CE-560-K9/
CE-560AV-CDN-K9

CE-565A-72GB-K9/
CE-510A-144GB-K9

 

Cisco 590 Content Engines

Cisco 7305A Content Engine

ACNS Software Support

Supports ACNS 4.x and 5.x

Supports ACNS 5.x

Size

1 RU

2 RU

Capabilities

CE

CE, CDM, or CR

Storage

36-72 GB

144-432 GB

Part Number

CE-590-K9/CE-590-DC-K9

CE-7305A-K9

 

Cisco 4430 Content Router

Cisco 565A Content Engine

ACNS Software Support

Supports ACNS 4.x and 5.x

Supports ACNS 5.x

Size

1 RU

1 RU

Capabilities

CR

CE, CDM, or CR

Storage

18 GB

72-144 GB

Part Number

CR-4430-K9

CE-565A-72GB-K9/
CE-565A-144GB-K9

 

Cisco 4630 Content Distribution Manager

Cisco 565A Content Engine

ACNS Software Support

Supports ACNS 4.x and 5.x

Supports ACNS 5.x

Size

1 RU

1 RU

Capabilities

CDM

CE, CDM, or CR

Storage

36 GB

72-144 GB

Part Number

CDM-4630-K9

CE-565A-72GB-K9/
CE-565A-144GB-K9

 

Cisco Content Engine Network Module-20GB

Cisco Network Module-40GB/80GB Content Engine

ACNS Software Support

Supports 5.0+

40 GB NM supports 5.0+
80 GB NM supports 5.1+

Size

1 NM slot on 2600/3600/3700

1 NM slot on 2600/3600/3700

Capabilities

CE

CE

Storage

20 GB

40/80 GB

Part Number

NM-CE-BP-20G-K9

NM-CE-BP-40G-K9
NM-CE-BP-80G-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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager or Cisco Channel Partner.
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 EoL/EoS information, please go to: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice.