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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco UCS B230 M1 Blade Server

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco UCS B230 M1 Blade Server. The last day to order the affected product(s) is January 27, 2012. 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 affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco UCS B230 M1 Blade Server

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.

October 28, 2011

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.

January 27, 2012

Last Ship Date:
HW

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

April 26, 2012

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

January 26, 2013

End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW

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.

January 26, 2013

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

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

April 23, 2016

Last Date of Support:
HW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

January 31, 2017

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

Additional Information

N20-B6730-1

UCS B230 M1 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, SSD, mezzanine

B230-BASE-M2

UCS B230 M2 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, SSD, mezzanine

-

N20-B6730-1-UPG

UCS B230 M1 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, SSD, mezzanine

B230-BASE-M2UPG

UCS B230 M2 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, SSD, mezzanine

-

N20-B6730-1=

UCS B230 M1 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, SSD, mezzanine

B230-BASE-M2=

UCS B230 M2 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, SSD, mezzanine

-

N20-B6730-1D

UCS B230 M1 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, SSD, mezzanine

B230-BASE-M2D

UCS B230 M2 Blade Server w/o CPU, memory, SSD, mezzanine

-

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade Server. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11583/index.html.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco UCS B230 M1 Blade Server

Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade Server

Processor Sockets

4

4

Processors Supported

Intel Xeon 6500 / 7500 Series

Intel Xeon E7-2800 Series

Memory Capacity

32 DIMMs; up to 256 GB

32 DIMMs; up to 512G

Memory Size and Speed

4 and 8 GB DDR3; 1066 MHz

4 and 8 GB DDR3; 1066 MHz

Internal Disk Drive

Up to two 7MM SFF SSD

Up to two 7MM SFF SSD

Integrated RAID

0,1

0,1

Mezzanine I/O Adapter Slots

1

1

I/O Throughput

Up to 40 Gbps

Up to 40 Gbps

Form Factor

Half Width

Half Width

Maximum Servers per Chassis

8

8

Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade Server, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11583/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/products_end-of-life_policy.html
For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html

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