Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® SN 5428 Storage Router. The last day to order the Cisco SN 5428 Storage Router is June 30, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until May 30, 2010. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and important dates for the Cisco SN 5428, and Table 2 describes the specific part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch, which contains all the functionality available in the Cisco SN 5428 and in addition, provides higher Fibre Channel port density, higher Small Computer System Interface over IP (iSCSI) and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) performance, hardware-based compression and encryption, virtual storage area network (VSAN) and Inter-VSAN routing. Information about the Cisco MDS 9216i can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/ps4159/ps2160/ps2162/index.html. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco SN 5428 to the Cisco MDS 9216i.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco SN 5428 Storage Router
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.
December 20, 2004
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
June 30, 2005
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.
September 30, 2005
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.
June 30, 2006
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.
June 30, 2006
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.
June 30, 2006
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.
February 28, 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.
June 30, 2010
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Cisco SN 5428 with front-to-back cooling
Cisco SN 5428-2 firmware option
Cisco SN 5428-2 W/K9 bundled W/10 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) optics
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco SN 5428 is the Cisco MDS 9216i. A comparison of the features available in the two products is shown in Table 3.
Customers may purchase the Cisco MDS 9216i from EMC Corporation, IBM Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett Packard, Xiotech, and Network Appliance, all of whom are designated OSM partners, or from any of these companies' resellers. Cisco does not offer trade-in credits or a trade-in program.