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EOL/EOS for the Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3

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Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3. The last day to order the Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3 is October 14, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3

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.

April 15, 2007

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.

October 14, 2007

Last Ship Date: App. SW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

January 12, 2008

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: App. SW

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.

October 13, 2008

End of New Service Attachment Date: App. SW

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.

October 13, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: App. SW

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

January 9, 2010

Last Date of Support: App. SW

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.

October 13, 2010

• HW = Hardware
• OS SW = Operating System Software
• App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

SF-ACNS-5.3-ID-K9

ACNS Software v5.3 (IDE)

SF-ACNS-5.5-SA-K9

ACNS Software v5.5 (SATA)

SF-ACNS-5.3-K9

ACNS Software v5.3

SF-ACNS-5.5-SA-K9

ACNS Software v5.5 (SATA)

SF-ACNS-5.3-SA-K9

ACNS Software v5.3 (SATA)

SF-ACNS-5.5-SA-K9

ACNS Software v5.5 (SATA)

SF-ACNS-5.3-SC-K9

ACNS Software v5.3 (SCSI)

SF-ACNS-5.5-SS-K9

ACNS Software v5.5 (SAS)

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.5,which includes significant new functions and numerous quality improvements. Information about the replacement product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/contnetw/ps5680/ps491/ps6049/product_data_sheet0900aecd80261a22.html Cisco ACNS 5.5 is available for download only from the Cisco Software Download Center at: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/ (Content Networking Software section).
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 ACNS Software Version 5.5, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/conntsw/ps491/index.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.