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End-of-Sale/End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco iSCSI driver

Product Bulletin No. 2196

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco iSCSI drivers version 1.8.x for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, AIX 4.3.3, & HP-UX 10.2.

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® iSCSI version 1.8.x drivers for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, AIX 4.3.3, and HP-UX 10.2., effective May 27, 2003. The last day to order these products is November 27, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until November 27, 2006. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the listed products.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the RFC version of the iSCSI IETF standard.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco iSCSI drivers version 1.8.x for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, AIX 4.3.3, & HP-UX 10.2

Milestone Definition Date
End-of-life announcement date

The document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product to the general public.

May 27, 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.

November 27, 2003

Last shipment date

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

January 27, 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.

November 27, 2003

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.

November 27, 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.

November 27, 2005 for software

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.

November 27, 2006 for software

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by this Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
AIX-iSCSI 1.8.1
HPUX 10.2-iSCSI 1.8.1
Solaris-iSCSI 1.8.10
Win2K-iSCSI 1.8.10
NT-iSCSI 1.8.9
Linux_iSCSI_ 1.8.7

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacements for the iSCSI version 1.8.x drivers are shown in Table 3. Details on the features and bug fixes for the products listed below are available at:

Table 3   Recommended Replacement Products

Product Cisco EOL Product Cisco Replacement Product
iSCSI AIX driver



iSCSI HPUX 10.2 driver

HPUX 10.2-iSCSI 1.8.1

HPUX 10.2-iSCSI 2.1.2

iSCSI Linux driver


Linux-iSCSI- 3.1.1

iSCSI NT driver



iSCSI Solaris driver


Solaris-iSCSI 3.1.1

iSCSI Windows 2000 driver



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 . Channel Partners should contact their Cisco Channel account manager for assistance.

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: