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Cisco CSS 11000 Series Content Services Switches

Cisco CSS 11800 Content Services Switch End of Sale

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Product Bulletin No. 1768

End-of-Sale Schedule

Description

Replacement Product Information

Additional Information


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.

End-of-Sale Schedule

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.

Description

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.

Table 1  End of Sales for Cisco CSS 11800 Series

Product Number
Product Description
CSS-11801-AC

CSS 11801, (1) SFM2, (1) SCM, (1) IDM-HD, (1) AC

CSS-11801-DC

CSS 11801, (1) SFM2, (1) SCM, (1) IDM-HD, (1) DC

CSS-11801-AC=

CSS 11800, (1) AC, (1) BLOWER

CSS-11801-DC=

CSS 11801, (1) DC, (1) BLOWER

CSS-11801-FD-AC

CSS 11801, (1) SFM2, (1) SCM, (1) IDM-FD, (1) AC

CSS-11801-FD-DC

CSS 11801, (1) SFM2, (1) SCM, (1) IDM-FD, (1) DC

CSS8-SCM

Redundant System Control Module (SCM)

CSS8-SCM=

System Control Module (SCM)

CSS8-SFM2

Switch Fabric Module 2 (SFM2)

CSS8-SFM2=

Switch Fabric Module 2 (SFM2)

CSS8-IDM-MEM-HD

Integrated Disk Module (IDM)-Hard Drive

CSS8-IDM-MEM-HD=

Spare Integrated Disk Module (IDM)-Hard Drive

CSS8-IDM-MEM-FD

Integrated Disk Module (IDM)-Flash Drive

CSS8-IDM-MEM-FD=

Integrated Disk Module (IDM) Flash Drive

CSS8-IOM-4GE/16

Gigabit Ethernet IOM-16MB, order up to 4 GBICs

CSS8-IOM-4GE/16=

Gigabit Ethernet IOM-16MB, order up to 4 GBICs

CSS8-IOM-4GE/8

Gigabit Ethernet IOM-8 MB, order up to 4 GBICs

CSS8-IOM-4GE/8=

Gigabit Ethernet IOM-8 MB, order up to 4 GBICs

CSS8-IOM-6/2FE

Fast Ethernet (TX/FX) I/O Module-6-port (TX), 2-port (FX)

CSS8-IOM-6/2FE=

Fast Ethernet (TX/FX) I/O Module-6-port (TX), 2-port (FX)

CSS8-IOM-8FE

Fast Ethernet (TX) I/O Module-8-port (TX)

CSS8-IOM-8FE=

Fast Ethernet (TX) I/O Module-8-port (TX)


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.

Table 2  Features Comparison

 
CSS 11800
CSS 11506
CSM on Catalyst 6500 and
Cisco 7600 Internet Router
Form factor

Modular

Standalone

Modular

Standalone

Integrated

Rack units

15

5

Depends on chassis

Full-featured (Layer 4-7) content switching

Yes

Yes

Yes

Local load balancing

Servers, caches, firewalls

Servers, caches, firewalls

Servers, caches, firewalls, VPNs

Global load balancing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Site activity

Medium

High

Highest

Hardware redundancy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Layer 2/3 networking

Good

Good

Excellent (Cisco IOS Software)

Size of data center

Medium to Large

Medium to Large

Large

Maximum ports: Gigabit Ethernet

32

12

112 (Catalyst 6509)

Fast Ethernet

64

80

336 (Catalyst 6509)


Additional Information

Product information:

http://www.cisco.com/go/contentswitch/

Technical documentation:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/webscale/css/index.htm

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/webscale/css/getstart/install.htm