End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Oracle SPARC64 VII Chipset for the M3000 Server
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Updated:June 5, 2012
Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Oracle SPARC64 VII Chipset for the M3000 Server. The last day to order the affected product(s) is December 1, 2012. Customers with active service contracts or active warranties 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 service contracts or active product warranties, support will be available for the shown dates as stated in the applicable service contracts or product warranty terms and conditions, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Due to a CPU upgrade to the SPARC64 VII+ processor from the manufacturer, there is a new ordering product identification number for the M3000 server: DBDS-4039285. The new chipset requires the Solaris 10 8/11 (update 10) operating system, which requires iDNCS DVD i188.8.131.52 or later.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Oracle SPARC64 VII Chipset for the M3000 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.
June 2, 2012
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
December 1, 2012
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.
March 1, 2013
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.
December 1, 2013
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.
December 1, 2013
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
February 26, 2017
Last Date of Support: HW
The last expected date to receive service and support for the product as entitled by applicable service contracts or warranty terms and conditions **. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete. Warranty duration is based on product ship dates; refer to warranty terms and conditions for details.
November 30, 2017
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
Sun Server M3000 w/SPARC64 VII+
Product Migration Options
Customers may be able to use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) where applicable to trade-in eligible products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Oracle SPARC64 VII Chipset for the M3000 Server through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For
information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/eos.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End-of-Sale date.
Any authorized translation issued by Cisco Systems or affiliates of this end-of-life Product Bulletin is intended to help customers understand the content described in the English version. This translation is the result of a commercially reasonable effort; however, if there are discrepancies between the English version and the translated document, please refer to the English version, which is considered authoritative.