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Product Bulletin No. 1768
End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco CSS 11800 Series Content Services Switch
Cisco Systems announces the end-of sales (EOS) for the Cisco CSS 11800 Series Content Services Switch.
The recommended replacements for the Cisco CSS 11800 include the Cisco CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switch or the Content Switching Module (CSM)—an integrated services module for the Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Switch and the Cisco 7600 Internet Router.
Cisco will continue to sell and maintain the WebNS software for the Cisco CSS 11800 Content Services Switch and may introduce select new software features for the platform.
The Cisco CSS 11150 and 11050 switches will continue to be sold and supported for customers who have standardized on these platforms for ongoing deployments.
Customers may order the Cisco CSS 11800 Series through November 1, 2002 but thereafter should substitute either the CSM or the CSS 11500 Series.
•End-of sale, end-of orderability: November 1, 2002
•Last shipment: December 1, 2002
•End hardware engineering: November 1, 2004
•End of software support: November 1, 2005
•End of support: November 1, 2007
Last release that will include new features in the WebNS Software of CSS11800 is scheduled to ship on or before November 1, 2003. Software defects will continue to be fixed through November 1, 2005.
The Cisco CSS 11800 is a high-performance, chassis-based switching solution for large, high-traffic Web sites and Web-hosting infrastructures. Featuring Cisco Web Network Services (WebNS) software, the Cisco CSS 11800 ensures the availability of Web sites, secures site resources, and uses servers, caches, and firewalls efficiently.
Table 1 details the specific product numbers that are designated for end of sales.
The following accessories for the CSS11800 are also designated for end-of-sale CSS8-BLOWER-4FAN=, CSS8-BLOWER-6FAN=, CSS8-GBIC-SX, CSS8-GBIC-SX=, CSS-CONSOLE-KIT=, CSS-PWR, CSS-RACKMOUNT-KIT=.
Replacement Product Information
Customers are encouraged to migrate from the Cisco CSS 11800 to either the Cisco CSS 11500 or the CSM.
The CSM offers high performance and transport and application (Layer 4-7) features as rich as those in WebNS. Fully integrated with the Cisco IOS® Software, the Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series, and the Cisco 7600 Internet Router, the CSM also supports high port densities and rich internetworking features.
The Cisco CSS 11500 is a standalone, compact modular platform, delivering rich transport and application (Layer 4-7) services for Internet and intranet data centers.
Table 2 summarizes select differentiating features for the Cisco CSS 11800, CSS 11506, and CSM.