Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® FE 511 File Engine. The last day to order the affected product is February 28, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until February 28, 2011.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco FE 511 File Engine
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.
August 31, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
February 28, 2006
Last Shipment Date
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
May 31, 2006
End of Software Maintenance Releases Date
The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.
February 28, 2007
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
February 28, 2007
End of New Service Attachment Date
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.
February 28, 2007
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
September 30, 2010
Last Date of Support
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.
February 28, 2011
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco FE 511 File Engine, 512-MB RAM, no hard disk drive (HDD) included, Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0
Cisco WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine, 512-MB RAM, no HDD included, Cisco WAFS or ACNS Software
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco FE 511 File Engine is the Cisco WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine (Table 3). The Cisco WAE-511 uses the same hardware and provides all identical capabilities and features of the Cisco FE 511 File Engine. It adds the ability to also run Cisco ACNS Software on the same hardware, eliminating the need for customers deploying both Cisco 511 content engines and Cisco FE 511 file engines to maintain sparing for separate platforms.
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco FE 511 File Engine
Cisco WAE-511 Wide Area Application Engine
User-Configurable and -Replaceable 80- and 250-GB Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) HDD Options
Cisco WAFS Software Version 3.0 and Later
Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.3.3 and Later
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.