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EOS and EOL Announcement for the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1 Module

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Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1 Module. The last day to order the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1 Module is September 27, 2007. 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 Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1 Module. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 Module. The MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 Module delivers the latest advanced switching technology with proven Cisco MDS SAN-OS Software to power a new generation of scalable and intelligent multilayer switching solutions for storage area networks (SANs).

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1 Module

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.

March 29, 2007

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.

September 27, 2007

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.

December 26, 2007

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW

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

September 26, 2008

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.

September 26, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

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

December 23, 2011

Last Date of Support: HW

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.

September 25, 2012

• 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

DS-X9530-SF1-K9

MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1

DS-X9530-SF2-K9

MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2

DS-X9530-SF1-K9=

MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1, Spare

DS-X9530-SF2-K9=

MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2, Spare

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1 Module is the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 Module. The Supervisor-2 module supports the MDS 9513 Multilayer Director, maintaining full compatibility with the Cisco MDS 9506 and MDS 9509 Multilayer Director chassis, switching modules, and intelligent services modules.
The Supervisor-2 module extends the number of port indexes supported in a single chassis to 1024, up from the 252 port indexes supported by Supervisor-1 module. Information about the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 Module can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5991/ps6785/product_data_sheet0900aecd80446034.html.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-1 Module

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 Module

MDS Platforms Supported

MDS 9506, 9509

MDS 9506, 9509, 9513

Port Density Limit per Chassis

Maximum number of port indexes in a chassis is 252

Maximum number of port indexes in a chassis is 1024 (max 528 possible today with highest density switching module in largest MDS chassis)

QOS Aware Arbitration

No

Yes

USB Ports

No

Yes, 2

Out-of-band Ethernet Management Port

10/100-Mbps

10/100/1000-Mbps

Flexibility and Investment Protection

Supports mix of Cisco MDS 9000 1/2/4-Gbps and/or 10-Gbps Switching Modules with the first-generation Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switching Modules

Supports mix of Cisco MDS 9000 1/2/4-Gbps and/or 10-Gbps Switching Modules with the first-generation Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switching Modules

Multiprotocol and Multitransport Architecture

Yes

Yes

Intelligent Network Services-Integrated Support for VSAN, ACLs, FCC, QOS

Yes

Yes

Integrated Hardware-based VSANs and Inter-VSAN Routing

Yes

Yes

Crossbar Bandwidth to Deliver Full System Performance in Cisco MDS 9506 and 9509 Directors

Yes

Yes

Comprehensive Security Services

Yes

Yes-with additional Hardware Assist for Security-Random Number Generation, Smart Card, and Security Processor Chip

High Availability: Non-disruptive Software Upgrades, Automatically Restart Failed Processes

Yes-Non-disruptive software upgrades, automatically restart failed processes, stateful failover with no disruption to traffic

Yes-Non-disruptive software upgrades, automatically restart failed processes, stateful failover with no disruption to traffic

Customers may purchase the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 Module from EMC Corporation, IBM Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett Packard, Xiotech, Sun, Network Appliance, Dell, NEC, Fujitsu all of whom are designated Original Storage Manufacturer (OSM) or Solutions Technology Integrator (STI) partners, or from any of these companies' resellers. Cisco does not offer trade-in credits or a trade-in program.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2 Module, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5991/ps6785/product_data_sheet0900aecd80446034.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/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.