Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco MDS 9000 2-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP Optics. The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 1, 2010. 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 MDS 9000 2-Gbps Fibre Channel SFP Optics
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 31, 2009
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
May 1, 2010
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.
July 30, 2010
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.
May 1, 2011
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.
May 1, 2011
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
July 27, 2014
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.
April 30, 2015
HW = Hardware, OS SW = Operating System Software, App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
Customers may purchase the Cisco MDS 9000 4-Gbps and 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules and 4-Gbps SFP and 8-Gbps SFP+ optics from EMC Corporation, IBM Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Xiotech, Sun, Network Appliance, Dell, NEC, or Fujitsu, all of whom are designated original storage manufacturer (OSM) or solution technology integrator (STI) partners, or from any of these companies' resellers. Cisco does not offer trade-in credits or a trade-in program for Cisco MDS 9000 family products.