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EOL/EOS for the Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch

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Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 9, 2008. 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.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch. The MDS 9222i delivers state-of-the-art multiprotocol and distributed multiservice convergence, offering high-performance SAN extension and disaster-recovery solutions, intelligent fabric services such as Cisco Storage Media Encryption, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch

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.

April 10, 2008

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.

October 9, 2008

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.

January 7, 2009

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.

October 9, 2009

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.

October 9, 2009

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

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

January 4, 2013

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.

October 8, 2013

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-C9216-PS=

FRU Kit for MDS 9216 845W PS Upgrade

DS-CAC-845W=

MDS 9216 845W AC Power Supply, Spare, RESTRICTED PRODUCT

DS-C9216I-HV-K9

MDS 9216i 14-port FC, 2-port GE Modular Switch, RESTRICTED

DS-C9222I-K9

MDS 9222i 18-port FC and 4-port GE + 1-slot Modular Switch

DS-C9216I-K9

MDS 9216i 14-port FC, 2-port GE Modular Switch, RESTRICTED

DS-C9222I-K9

MDS 9222i 18-port FC and 4-port GE + 1-slot Modular Switch

DS-C9216I-NK9

MDS 9216i 14 FC, 2 GE Modular Switch, 14 FC SFP, HV

DS-C9222I-K9

MDS 9222i 18-port FC and 4-port GE + 1-slot Modular Switch

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch. Information about this product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps8420/index.html.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch

Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch

Max Interface Speed

2-Gbps

4-Gbps

Fibre Channel Interfaces

14 1/2-Gbps FC Ports

18 1/2/4-Gbps FC Ports

Ethernet Interfaces for FCIP and iSCSI

2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

Native Support for Intelligent Fabric Applications in fixed slot-Cisco Storage Media Encryption

No

Yes

Expansion Slot

Yes

Yes

Maximum Ports per Chassis

64

70

Dual, hot-swappable power supplies

Yes

Yes

Advanced functions: VSANs, IVR, PortChannel, QoS, Fibre Channel Congestion Control

Yes

Yes

Hardware based FCIP Compression and Encryption

Yes

Yes

Typical Hardware based FCIP Compression Ratio

2:1

4:1

Acceleration Services: FCIP Write Acceleration, FCIP Tape Write and Read Acceleration

Yes

Yes

FCION Support

Yes

Yes

Customers may purchase the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch from EMC Corporation, IBM Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett Packard, Xiotech, StorageTek, and Network Appliance, all of whom are designated Original Storage Manufacturer (OSM) partners, or from any of these companies' resellers

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps8420/index.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.