Cisco 7300 Series Content Engines

EoL / EoS Annoucement for Cisco 7320 Content Engines

Product Bulletin No. 2308

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for the Cisco 7320 Content Engines

Cisco Systems announces the end of life of the Cisco 7320 Content Engines (CE-7320). The last day to order the CE-7320-K9 and CE-7320-DC-K9 was June 3, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 3, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco CE-7320 products.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 7325 Content Engines, which offer superior performance, storage, features and flexibility. Information about the CE-7325 platform can be found at:

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco CE-7320 to the CE-7325.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 7320 Content Engines

Milestone   Definition   Date 
End-of-sale date

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

June 3, 2003

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.

Sept 3, 2003

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.

December 3, 2004

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 3, 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.

June 3, 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.

March 3, 2008

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 3, 2008

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product
Part Number
Product Description 

Content Engine 7320, with ACNS Software


Content Engine 7320, DC Power, with ACNS Software




AC power supply for 7 RU CDN products, spare


Fan modules (CPU and 3 system) for 7RU CDN products, spare


DC Power connector for OPAL DC Power Supply


2 And 4 Post Rack Mount Kit For 7RU CDN Products

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco 7320 Content Engine is the Cisco 7325 Content Engine (Table 3). The CE-7325 is built with the next-generation of hardware and with the latest major release of ACNS software (version 5.0) installed to deliver significantly greater performance and an enhanced feature set compared to the CE-7320. The new ACNS software, version 5.0 or greater, allows greater flexibility by enabling all next-generation hardware Content Engines to assume the role of a Content Engine, Content Distribution Manager or Content Router products. The CE-7325 is shipped with ACNS version 5.0 or greater installed and if part of a CDN deployment, requires a minimum of ACNS 5.0 to be installed on the Content Distribution Manager. Content Engines that were purchased with ACNS 4.x software can be upgraded to ACNS 5.0.

Table 3   Product Comparisons

  Cisco 7320 Content Engine  Cisco 7325 Content Engine 

2 x 1.0 GHz

2 x 2.4 GHz


2 GB

4 GB

Internal Storage Capacity

180 GB

432 GB


7 RUs

2 RUs

Part number



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: . The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a user ID.

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