Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco MDS 9120 20-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch. The last day to order the Cisco MDS 9120 20-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch 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 9120 20-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco MDS 9124 1/2/4-Gbps 24-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch. With its flexibility to expand from 8 to 24 ports in 8-port increments, the Cisco MDS 9124 offers the densities required for both departmental storage area network (SAN) switches and edge switches in enterprise SANs.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco MDS 9120 20-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch
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
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
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
MDS 9120 20-Port Fibre Channel Fabric Switch
MDS 9124 24-port 4Gbps FC switch (8-port base config)
Intelligent Network Services-Integrated Support for VSAN, ACLs, QOS
Comprehensive Security Services
Customers may purchase the Cisco MDS 9124 1/2/4-Gbps 24-Port Multilayer Fabric Switch 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.