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EOS and EOL for the Cisco WAE-511 and WAE-611 Wide Area Application Engines

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Product Bulletin No. EOL4077

Cisco Systems ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco ® WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine and WAE-611 Wide Area Application Engine. The last day to order the affected product is June 1, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 1, 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 new Cisco WAE-512 Wide Area Application Engine or the Cisco WAE-612 model, respectively. Based on the same hardware architecture as the previous generation, the new WAE appliances come with several enhanced hardware components, such as increased internal storage capacity and memory size, and increased performance for a similar price.
Information about the replacement products can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6474/index.html.
The new WAE models can use either Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.4.3 or Version 5.5.1 or higher, or Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0.7 or higher, or Cisco WAAS Software Version 4.0.1 or higher to provide higher performance, more flexibility, enhanced scalability, and new features.
Information about the Cisco ACNS, WAFS of WAAS Software products can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5680/Products_Sub_Category_Home.html.
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to these replacement products.

OPTION TO PURCHASE THE WAE-511 AND WAE-611 AFTER JUNE 1, 2006:

After June 1, 2006, the Cisco WAE-511 and WAE-611 can be purchased for an additional three months up to September 1, 2006 via our selected channel distributor, Comstor UK in Europe for European destinations and Comstor US for non-European destinations.
Contact information for Comstor Europe: UK: Simon Tyler, +44 1285 647001, styler@comstor.co.uk, Netherlands: Marcel van der Helm, +31-30-2489210, marcel.van.der.helm@nl.comstor.com, France: Didier Trzaska +33 (0) 1 41 18 36 26, dtrzaksa@comstor.fr, Germany: Joachim Braune, +49 30 34603 211, jbraune@comstor.de, Spain: Enrique Sanchez, +34 91 384 02 08, esanchez@comstor.es.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco WAE-511 and Cisco WAE-611 Wide Area Application Engines

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.

May 3, 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.

June 1, 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.

June 15, 2006

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.

June 1, 2009

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.

June 1, 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.

June 1, 2007

End of service contract renewal date

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

October 1, 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.

June 1, 2011

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

WAE-511-K9

Wide Area Application Engine 511, NO HDD INCL, SW ACNS/WAFS

WAE-512-K9

Wide Area Application Engine 512, 1GB MEM, SATA-II HDD

WAE-511-K9=

Wide Area Application Engine 511, NO HDD INCL, SW ACNS/WAFS, spare

WAE-512-K9=

Wide Area Application Engine 512, NO HDD INCL, SW ACNS/WAFS, spare

SE511-IPROXY-K9

Security / iProxy WAE-511 bundle, must choose HDD, 512MB mem

SE512-IPROXY-K9

Security / iProxy WAE-512 bundle, must choose HDD, 512MB mem

WAE-611-K9

Wide Area Application Engine 611, 2 144G SCSI, SW ACNS/WAFS

WAE-612-K9

Wide Area Application Engine 612, NO HDD INCL, SW ACNS/WAFS

WAE-611-K9=

Wide Area Application Engine 611, 2 144G SCSI, SW ACNS/WAFS, spare

WAE-612-K9=

Wide Area Application Engine 612, NO HDD INCL, SW ACNS/WAFS, spare

SE611-IPROXY-K9

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

SE612-IPROXY-K9

Security / iProxy WAE-612 bundle, must choose HDD, 2GB mem

DISK-SATA-80GB

80 GB SATA Disk Drive for CE/FE/WAE-511, option

Not Applicable: New hard disk drives (HDD) options are compatible only with new Cisco WAE-512 and WAE-612 models. However the spare models for these drives will continue to be available for extension or replacement purposes.

DISK-SATA-250GB

250 GB SATA Disk Drive for FE/CE/WAE-511, option

DISK-611SC-144GB

144 GB SCSI Disk Drive for WAE-611

DISK-611SC-300GB

300 GB SCSI Disk Drive for WAE-611

MEM-WAE-512MB

Additional 512MB Memory Module for WAE, CE, and FE

Not Applicable: New memory options are compatible only with new Cisco WAE-512 and WAE-612 models.

However the spare model for this memory option will continue to be available for extension or replacement purposes.

FIBER-CHNL-1PORT

FIBER CHANNEL CARD

Not Applicable: No replacement is planned for the FC HBA card on the new Cisco WAE-512 and WAE-612 models.

FIBER-CHNL-1PORT=

FIBER CHANNEL CARD, SPARE

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine is the Cisco WAE-512 Wide Area Application Engine (Table 3). The recommended replacement for the Cisco WAE-611 Content Engine is the Cisco WAE-612 Wide Area Application Engine (Table 3).These new models are built with the latest hardware components and use either Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.4.3, Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0.7, or Cisco WAAS 4.0 Software Version 4.0.1.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco WAE-511

Cisco WAE-512

Supported software

• Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3.3+, or
• Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0.1+
• Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.4.3+ or 5.5.1+, or
• Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0.7+, or
• Cisco WAAS Software Version 4.0.1+

Size

1 rack unit (RU)

1 rack unit (RU)

Capabilities

Content engine with optional MPEG 1, 2 video decoder cards or Fibre Channel HBA cards

[For ACNS only] Content engine with one optional MPEG 1, 2 video decoder card

Internal storage

1 or 2 of the same HDD of:

• 80-GB SATA, or
• 250-GB SATA

1 or 2 of the same Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive of:

• 80-GB SATA II, or
• 250-GB SATA II

Memory

512-MB up to 1-GB SDRAM

1-GB to 2 GB SDRAM

Network interfaces

Two 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet ports

Two 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet ports

Part number

WAE-511-K9

WAE-512-K9

Feature

Cisco WAE-611

Cisco WAE-612

Supported software

• Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3.3+, or
• Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0.1+
• Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.4.3+ or 5.5.1+, or
• Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0.7+, or
• Cisco WAAS Software Version 4.0.1+

Size

1 rack unit (RU)

1 rack unit (RU)

Capabilities

Content engine with optional MPEG 1, 2 video decoder cards or Fibre Channel HBA cards

[for ACNS only] Content engine with one optional MPEG 1, 2 video decoder card

Internal storage

1 or 2 of the same SCSI hard disk drives of:

• 144-GB SCSI, or
• 300-GB SCSI

2 of the same Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drives of:

• 146-GB SAS, or
• 300-GB SAS

External storage interface

Built-in SCSI controller for the external Cisco SA-7340 storage array.

None

Memory

2-GB SDRAM

2-GB to 4 GB SDRAM

Network interfaces

Two 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet ports

Two 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet ports

Part number

WAE-611-K9

WAE-612-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 WAE-511 and WAE-611 Wide Area Application Engines, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/waas 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.