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Cisco Storage Arrays

End Of Sale Announcment for the Cisco Storage Array 6-AC

Product Bulletin No. 2128


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for the Cisco Storage Array 6-AC


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco Storage Array 6 Series of products. The last day to order the Cisco Storage Array 6-DC product was June 30, 2002 (see Product Bulletin No.1828) and the last day to order the Cisco Storage Array 6-AC was January 14, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for the Storage Array 6-AC until January 14, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Storage Array 6-AC product.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Storage Array 7, which provides superior storage and performance capabilities for both the previous and the latest generation of Cisco content engines running Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) Software. Information about this product is available at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/contnetw/ps4022/ps5045/index.html

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco Storage Array 6 to the Cisco Storage Array 7.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Storage Array 6-AC

Milestone Definition Date
End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement is distributed to the general public.

April 7, 2003

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

January 14, 2003

Last Shipment Date

The last possible date product shipment can be deferred to.

April 14, 2003

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.

January 14, 2004

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.

January 14, 2004

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.

September 14, 2007

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.

January 14, 2008

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by this Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number Product Description
SA6-SHF-6DISK-AC

6-slot Storage Array disk shelf, 6 disks, AC power

SA6-DISK-18GB-10K=

18 GB SCSI drive for SA-6, spare

SA6-PWR-AC=

AC power supply for 6-slot Storage Array, spare

SA6-COOLING=

Cooling module for 6-slot Storage Array, spare

SA6-EM=

Environmental monitor for 6-slot Storage Array, spare

SA6-SCSI-IF=

Front SCSI interface for 6-slot Storage Array, spare

SA6-DISKBLANK=

Disk blank cover for 6-slot Storage Array, spare

SA6-RAIL=

Rail kit for 6-slot Storage Array, spare

SA6-DOC=

Documentation for 6-slot Storage Array, spare

SA6-TERM-MODULE=

Termination module for 6-slot Storage Array, spare

SA6-PSBLANK=

Power supply blank cover for 6-slot Storage Array, spare

SA6-SHF-AC=

6-slot Storage Array disk shelf, AC power, spare

SCSI-CABLE-1M=

1-meter SCSI cable, 68 pin, spare

SCSI-CABLE-3M=

3-meter SCSI cable, 68 pin, spare

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Storage Array 6 is the Cisco Storage Array 7 (Table 3). The new Cisco Storage Array 7 (SA-7) product provides additional external SCSI storage support for all the software and hardware releases of the Cisco content engines supported by the previous Storage Array 6 product. In addition, the Cisco SA-7 provides full support for the next generation of Cisco Content Engine products recently released with Cisco ACNS Software 5.0. Information about this product is available at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/contnetw/ps4022/ps5045/index.html

Table 3   Product Comparisons

Cisco Storage Array 6 Cisco Storage Array 7

Storage Capacity

108 GB

252 GB

Supported Content Engines

Content Engine560,
Content Engine590

Content Engine560,
Content Engine 590,
Content Engine 565,
Content Engine 7305

Part Number

SA6-SHF-6DISK-AC

SA-7

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, contact your Cisco account manager or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html