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Product Bulletin No. 1430
End Of Life PlanMarch 20, 2001
In May 2000, Cisco Systems acquired Sightpath, Inc. At the time of the acquisition, Sightpath was shipping the following products: Studio 1000, Studio 2000, Studio 4000, Appliance 200, Appliance 200AV, Appliance 230 and Appliance 230AV. These products will be replaced by products in the Cisco Content Delivery Networking (CDN) product line. Therefore, Cisco announces the end of life (EoL) for the Studio and Appliance products. In the event of hardware failure of any of the Appliance or Studio products, the part should be replaced with a comparable part.
In addition, software sold by Sightpath and CDN-Ent 2.0 required a registry to be maintained; this registry will be going offline on December 15, 2001. All customers running a version prior to CDN-Ent. 2.1 should upgrade by June 15, 2001. CDN-SP and Internet CDN customers are not affected.
Table 1 stipulates which Cisco CDN part is to replace the previous Sightpath part. Table 2 discusses which models are covered in this announcement.
Models Covered by This EoL Announcement
The EOL of the above FE part numbers will be announced via e-mail to affected individuals and aliases. Aliases to
be notified include:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Internal announcement: January 24, 2000
End of Sales Announcement
End of sales announcement was sent out in March 2001.
End of Production Date
End of production occurred due to the acquisition in July 2000.
Last Software Support Date
The last supported version of software for the Appliance 200, 230, and Studio 1000, 2000, and 4000 will be CDN-Ent 2.1. This version of software will be supported until July 2003. The CDN-Ent. 2.0 software requires a registry and the registry will be going offline December 15, 2001. All customers must upgrade to CDN-Ent. 2.1 by June 15, 2001.
End of Support Announcement
The end of support will be announced December of 2003 on Cisco.com.
Date for Discontinuing Renewal of Contracts
Existing Sightpath service contracts will be converted to Cisco contracts and will be honored for the life of the contract. Contracts will not be honored beyond end of support dates of July 1,2005 for the software or hardware.
The Studio 1000, Studio 2000, Studio 4000, Appliance 200, and Appliance 230 are considered obsolete and all activities required to support these products will cease on July 1, 2005.
•Last Orderable Date: June 1, 2000
•Last Shipment Date: July 1, 2000
•Last Support Date: July 1, 2005
Studio/Appliance End Of Life Bulletin
With the acquisition of SightPath, the model numbers Studio 1000, Studio 2000, Studio 4000, Appliance 200, and Appliance 230 were discontinued. Cisco Systems has replaced the Sightpath hardware with the following: CDM-4630, CDM-4650, CE-507-CDN, CE-507AV-CDN. Table 3 is a summary of the obsolete products and the replacement product.
Replacement Devices EoL Product Replacement CDN device
CE-507-CDN with CE-DISK-18GB-507-X