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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Intel Xeon Processors—Nehalem-EX (Options and Spares)

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Intel Xeon Processors-Nehalem-EX (Options and Spares). The last day to order the affected product(s) is December 15, 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 Intel Xeon Processors-Nehalem-EX (Options and Spares)




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.

September 15, 2012

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.

December 15, 2012

Last Ship 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.

March 15, 2013

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:

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

December 15, 2013

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.

December 15, 2013

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:

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

March 12, 2017

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.

December 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


2.26GHz Xeon X7560 130W CPU/24MB cache


2.26GHz Xeon X7560 130W CPU/24M/NoHeatSink


2.00GHz Xeon X7550 130W CPU/18MB cache


2.00GHz Xeon X7550 130W CPU/18MB/NoHeatSink


2.67GHz Xeon X7542 130W CPU/18MB cache


2.67GHz Xeon X7542 130W CPU/18MB/NoHeatSink


2.00GHz Xeon E7540 105W CPU/18MB cache


2.00GHz Xeon E7540 105W CPU/18MB/NoHeatSink


1.86GHz Xeon L7555 95W CPU/24MB cache


1.86GHz Xeon L7555 95W CPU/24MB/NoHeatSink


1.86GHz Xeon E7520 95W CPU/18MB cache


1.86GHz Xeon E7520 95W CPU/18MB/NoHeatSink


1.73GHz Xeon E6510 105W 4C CPU/12MB cache


1.73GHz Xeon E6510 105W 4C CPU/12MB/NoHeatSink


2GHz Xeon E6540 105W 6C CPU/18MB cache


2GHz Xeon E6540 105W 6C CPU/18MB/NoHeatSink


2GHz Xeon X6550 130W 8C CPU/18MB cache


2GHz Xeon X6550 130W 8C CPU/18MB/NoHeatSink

Product Migration Options

There is no replacement available for the Intel Xeon Processors-Nehalem-EX (Options and Spares) at this time.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
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