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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 3101

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® FE 511 File Engine. The last day to order the affected product is February 28, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until February 28, 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 thisannouncement.

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

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life AnnouncementDate

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

August 31, 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.

February 28, 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.

May 31, 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.

February 28, 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.

February 28, 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.

February 28, 2007

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

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

September 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.

February 28, 2011

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product PartNumber

Product Description

Replacement Product PartNumber

Replacement ProductDescription

FE-511-K9

Cisco FE 511 File Engine, 512-MB RAM, no hard disk drive (HDD) included, Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0

WAE-511-K9

Cisco WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine, 512-MB RAM, no HDD included, Cisco WAFS or ACNS Software

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco FE 511 File Engine is the Cisco WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine (Table 3). The Cisco WAE-511 uses the same hardware and provides all identical capabilities and features of the Cisco FE 511 File Engine. It adds the ability to also run Cisco ACNS Software on the same hardware, eliminating the need for customers deploying both Cisco 511 content engines and Cisco FE 511 file engines to maintain sparing for separate platforms.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco FE 511 File Engine

Cisco WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine

User-Configurable and -Replaceable 80- and 250-GB Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) HDDOptions

Yes

Yes

Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0 and Later

Yes

Yes

Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3.3 and Later

No

Yes

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 FE 511 File Engine, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5981/index.html or 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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