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End of Sale Announcement LocalDirector 416

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Product Bulletin No. 1770

Description

Replacement Product Information

Ordering Information


Product Bulletin No. 1770


End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco LocalDirector 416

This bulletin announces the end of sales (EOS) for Cisco LocalDirector 416 (product number LDIR-416).

End of Sale Schedule

End of sale date

March 15, 2002

Last shipment

April 15, 2002

End of support

March 31, 2007


Description

Cisco LocalDirector 416 is a load balancing networking appliance that delivers more than 200-Mbps throughput. Its reliability is proven in Internet sites with extremely high traffic. Cisco LocalDirector requires minimal setup and no network address changes, making administration simple and cost effective.

Release notes for Cisco LocalDirector 416 software are available at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/localdir/index.htm.

Replacement Product Information

Available now, the recommended replacement for Cisco LocalDirector 416 is Cisco LocalDirector 417, LocalDirector 417G, or the Cisco CSS 11000 Series Content Services Switches. Cisco LocalDirector 417 and 417G offer identical software features as Cisco LocalDirector 416 at higher performance. Also for higher performance, the Cisco CSS 11000 offers the WebNS feature set, which is not available in Cisco LocalDirector 416. The following table lists the recommended replacement product numbers.

Table 1  

Orderable Product Number
Description
LD-417

Cisco LocalDirector 417 provides six Fast Ethernet interfaces and supports the same software as Cisco LocalDirector 416.

LD-417G

Cisco LocalDirector 417G provides two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, two Fast Ethernet interfaces, and the same software that is supported on Cisco LocalDirector 416.

CSS-11051-AC CSS-11052-AC

The Cisco CSS 11050 Series Content Services Switch is a compact, high- performance solution for small Web sites and points of presence (POPs) supporting WebNS software. The Cisco CSS 11051 provides eight Fast Ethernet interfaces and the CSS 11052 provides eight Fast Ethernet and one Gigabit Ethernet (including SX Gigabit Interface Converter [GBIC]) interfaces. WebNS provides industry-leading Layer 4-7 content switching features, many of which are not available on Cisco LocalDirector platforms.

CSS-11151-AC CSS-11152-AC CSS-11154-AC CSS-11155-AC

The Cisco CSS 11050 Series Content Services Switch is a compact, high-performance solution for small Web sites and POPs that supports WebNS software. Cisco CSS 11151 provides 12 Fast Ethernet interfaces and Cisco CSS 11152 provides 16 Fast Ethernet interfaces. Cisco CSS 11154 offers 12 Fast Ethernet interfaces and two Gigabit Ethernet (including SX GBICs) interfaces supporting up to 64,000 concurrent sessions. Cisco CSS 11155 offers 12 Fast Ethernet interfaces and two Gigabit Ethernet (including SX GBICs) interfaces supporting up to 128,000 concurrent sessions. WebNS provides industry-leading Layer 4-7 content switching features, many of which are not available on Cisco LocalDirector platforms.


Note that some Cisco LocalDirector 416 features are not currently supported on the WebNS-based Cisco CSS 11050 and 11150 Series. Examples of unsupported features include Layer 5 stateful failover, Dynamic Feedback Protocol (DFP) and multinode load balancing (MNLB). If you require these features, you should migrate to Cisco LocalDirector 417 or 417G, not the Cisco CSS platforms.

Ordering Information

After March 15, 2002 all orders for the end-of-sales products listed above should be replaced by the corresponding replacement products.