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Cisco CSS 11000 Series Content Services Switches

End of Sale Announcement for the Cisco CSS 11000 Series

Product Bulletin No. 2193


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the
Cisco CSS 11000 Series Content Services Switch


Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-life of the Cisco® CSS 11000 Series Content Services Switch. The last day to order the Cisco CSS 11000 is December 1, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 1, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco CSS 11000 Series.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco CSS 11500 Series or Cisco Content Switching Module (CSM) for the Catalyst® 6500 Series Switch, which offer extended features, performance, and scalability. Information about these products is available at: www.cisco.com/go/css11500 and www.cisco.com/go/csm . Tables 3 and 4 provide relevant information for migrating from the Cisco CSS 11000 Series to the Cisco CSS 11500 Series or CSM.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco CSS 11000 Series

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.

June 17, 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 after this date.

December 17, 2003

Last Shipment Date

The last-possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.

January 12, 2004

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 17, 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.

December 17, 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.

December 17, 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 17, 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.

December 17, 2008

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by this Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number Product Description
CSS-11051-AC

CSS 11051, 8 pt FE (TX), 128 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11052-AC

CSS 11052, 8 pt FE (TX), 1 pt GE (SX), 128 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11151-AC

CSS 11151, 12 pt FE (TX), 128 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11152-AC

CSS 11152, 16 pt FE (TX), 128 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11153-AC

CSS 11153, 12 pt FE (TX), 4 pt FE (FX), 128 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11154-AC

CSS 11154, 12 pt FE (TX), 2 pt GE (SX with 8 MB), 128MB, HD, AC

CSS-11155-AC

CSS 11155, 12 pt FE (TX), 2 pt GE (SX with 16 MB), 128 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11151-256M-AC

CSS 11151, 12 pt FE (TX), 256 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11152-256M-AC

CSS 11152, 16 pt FE (TX), 256 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11152-256M-DC

CSS 11152, 16 pt FE (TX), 256 MB, HD, DC

CSS-11153-256M-AC

CSS 11153, 12 pt FE (TX), 4 pt FE (FX), 256 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11154-256M-AC

CSS 11154, 12 pt FE (TX), 2 pt GE (SX with 8 MB), 256 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11155-256M-AC

CSS 11155, 12 pt FE (TX), 2 pt GE (SX with 16 MB), 256 MB, HD, AC

CSS-11155-256M-DC

CSS 11155, 12 pt FE (TX), 2 pt GE (SX with 16 MB), 256 MB, HD, DC

CSS-11151-FD-AC

CSS 11151, 12 pt FE (TX), 128 MB, FD, AC

CSS-11152-FD-AC

CSS 11152, 16 pt FE (TX), 128 MB, FD, AC

CSS-11152-FD-DC

CSS 11152, 16 pt FE (TX), 128 MB, FD, DC

CSS-11153-FD-AC

CSS 11153, 12 pt FE (TX), 4 pt FE (FX), 128 MB, FD, AC

CSS-11154-FD-AC

CSS 11154, 12 pt FE (TX), 2 pt GE (SX with 8 MB), 128 MB, FD, AC

CSS-11155-FD-AC

CSS 11155, 12 pt FE (TX), 2 pt GE (SX with 16 MB), 128 MB, FD, AC

CSS-11155-FD-DC

CSS 11155, 12 pt FE (TX), 2 pt GE (SX with 16 MB), 128 MB, FD, DC

CSS-CONSOLE-KIT=

Accessory Kit for CSS-11x5x (adapters/cable/etc.)

CSS-RACKMOUNT-KIT=

Accessory Kit for CSS 11000 (adapters/cable/ears/etc.)

PWR-CSS8-850-DC=

Spare 850W Power Supply (DC) for CSS-1180x

CSS-PWR-AUS

Power cable Australia, New Zealand

CSS-PWR-AUS=

Power cable Australia, New Zealand

CSS-PWR-EUR

Power cable Europe (excluding Italy, Switzerland, and United Kingdom)

CSS-PWR-EUR=

Power cable Europe (excluding Italy, Switzerland, and United Kingdom)

CSS-PWR-ISR

Power cable Israel

CSS-PWR-ISR=

Power cable Israel

CSS-PWR-IT

Power cable Italy

CSS-PWR-IT=

Power cable Italy

CSS-PWR-JPN

Power cable Japan

CSS-PWR-JPN=

Power cable Japan

CSS-PWR-SA

Power cable South Africa, India

CSS-PWR-SA=

Power cable South Africa, India

CSS-PWR-SWZ

Power cable Switzerland

CSS-PWR-SWZ=

Power cable Switzerland

CSS-PWR-UK

Power cable United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore

CSS-PWR-UK=

Power cable United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore

CSS-PWR-USA

United States, Canada, South America

CSS-PWR-USA=

United States, Canada, South America

CSS8-SCM-MEM-128M=

CSS 11800 SCM 128 MB memory upgrade

CSS-PWR-CVR=

Blank power supply cover

DOC-7811766=

Cisco Content Services Switch Getting Started Guide

DOC-7811766=

Cisco Content Services Switch Getting Started Guide

DOC-7811424=

Cisco Content Services Switch Basic Config Gde (SW Ver 5.00)

DOC-7811424=

Cisco Content Services Switch Basic Config Gde (SW Ver 5.00)

DOC-7811624=

Cisco Content Services Switch Adv Config Gde (SW Ver 5.00)

DOC-7811624=

Cisco Content Services Switch Adv Config Gde (SW Ver 5.00)

DOC-7811425=

Cisco Content Services Switch Command Ref (SW Ver 5.00)

DOC-7811425=

Cisco Content Services Switch Command Ref (SW Ver 5.00)

DOC-7815146=

Cisco 11000 Ser Content Services Switch HW Installation Gde

DOC-7815146=

Cisco 11000 Ser Content Services Switch HW Installation Gde

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco CSS 11000 Series is the Cisco CSS 11500 Series (Table 3 and Table 4) or Cisco CSM (Table 5).

Table 3   Product Comparisons of the Cisco CSS 11050, CSS 11501, and CSS 11503

Cisco CSS 11050 Cisco CSS 11501 (S) Cisco CSS 11503
Form Factor

Fixed standalone

Fixed standalone

Modular standalone

Rack Units

2

1

2

Full Feature Content Switching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integrated Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

No

Yes (optional)

Yes (optional)

Adaptive Session Redundancy

No

Yes

Yes

Local Load Balancing

Servers, caches, Firewalls

Servers, caches, Firewalls

Servers, caches, Firewalls

Site Activity

Low

Low

Medium

Maximum Gigabit Ethernet Ports

1

1

6

Fast Ethernet

8

8

32

Table 4   Product Comparisons of the Cisco CSS 11150, CSS 11503, and CSS 11506

Cisco CSS 11150 Cisco CSS 11503 Cisco CSS 11506
Form Factor

Fixed standalone

Modular

Modular standalone

Rack Units

2

2

2

Full Feature Content Switching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integrated SSL

No

Yes (optional)

Yes (Optional)

Adaptive Session Redundancy

No

Yes

Yes

Local Load Balancing

Servers, caches, Firewalls

Servers, caches, Firewalls

Servers, caches, Firewalls

Site Activity

Medium

Medium

Medium/High

Maximum Gigabit Ethernet Ports

2

6

12

Fast Ethernet

16

32

80

Table 5   Product Comparisons of the Cisco CSS 11050, CSS 11150, and CSM

Cisco CSS 11050 Cisco CSS 11150 Cisco CSM for Catalyst 6500
Form Factor

Fixed standalone

Fixed standalone

Integrated module

Rack Units

2

2

-

Full Feature Content Switching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integrated SSL

No

No

Optional module

Adaptive Session Redundancy

No

No

Yes

Local Load Balancing

Servers, caches, Firewalls

Servers, caches, Firewalls

Servers, caches, Firewalls, VPN

Site Activity

Low

Medium

Highest

Maximum Gigabit Ethernet Ports

1

2

178

Fast Ethernet

8

16

528

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 http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/ The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channels 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