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EOL/EOS for the Rail Kit for the Cisco UCS C200/C210/C250 Rack Server

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Rail Kit for the Cisco UCS C200/C210/C250 Rack Server. The last day to order the affected product(s) is March 4, 2011. 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 Rail Kit for the Cisco UCS C200/C210/C250 Rack Server




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.

December 3, 2010

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.

March 4, 2011

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.

June 2, 2011

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.

March 3, 2012

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.

March 3, 2012

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:

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

May 30, 2015

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.

March 31, 2016

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


Rail Kit - UCS C200, C210 and 250 M1 Rack Servers


Rail Kit for the UCS 200, 210, C250 Rack Servers



Rail Kit for the UCS 250 M1 Rack Server


Rail Kit for the UCS 200, 210 Rack Servers


Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the rail kit for the appropriate Cisco UCS C200/C210/C250 rack server as indicated in Table 3. Information about this product can be found at

Table 3. Product Comparisons


Rail Kit for the Cisco UCS C200/C210/C250 Rack Server

Rail Kit for the Cisco UCS C200/Cs10/C250 Rack Server

Rail Kit Feature

Works in square hole racks

Works in square hole racks and 10-32 round hole racks

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

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