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Cisco Announces End of Sale for Cisco Unity 3.1
Server Part Numbers and Introduction of New
Servers and Server Part Numbers for Cisco Unity 3.1.
Effective March 28, 2002 Cisco will stop selling the current Cisco Unity 3.1 platform part numbers for Cisco Unity 3.1. New Cisco Unity server part numbers will replace these. Thus all of the current Cisco Unity servers will still be available to purchase from Cisco using new part numbers.
Effective March 28, 2002 some server configurations change
•Media Convergence Servers (MCS) have model number changes.
•Cisco will begin selling the Compaq ML570 G1 and the IBM x232 servers for Cisco Unity.
In addition to new server options, some new optional hardware items will be introduced. The current 3.1 server part numbers will continue to be sold for Cisco Unity 2.46 until 2.46 goes end of sale on April 5th, 2002.
End of Sale Details
•Affected product—Cisco Unity 3.1 server part numbers
•End of sale announcement—March 13, 2002
•End of sale date for 3.1 server part numbers for Cisco Unity 3.1—March 28th, 2002
•End of sale date for 3.1 server part numbers for Cisco Unity 2.46—April 5, 2002
•Introduction of new server part numbers for Cisco Unity 3.1—March 28th, 2002
The following platforms are new for Cisco Unity
•Cisco MCS 7827—this platform is a Cisco Unity optimized version of the MCS 7825. It replaces the MCS 7825 as a Cisco Unity platform.
•Cisco MCS 7837—this platform is a Cisco Unity optimized version of the MCS 7835. It replaces the MCS 7835 as a Cisco Unity platform.
•Cisco MCS 7847—this is a dual processor version of the MCS 7837. This platform allows higher scalability than the MCS 7837.
•Compaq ML570 G1—this is a high capacity quad capable server for use with larger Cisco Unity Voice Messaging (VM) and Unified Messaging (UM) installations. The ML570 will support Cisco Unity installations up to 72 sessions with Cisco Unity 3.1. There will be 2 versions available, a dual processor version and a quad processor version.
•IBM x232—this platform is similar to the Dell 2500 and will support Cisco Unity VM and UM installations up to 48 sessions with Cisco Unity 3.1. It will be available in single and dual processor configurations.
For more detailed platform information, please see the Cisco Unity Supported Platforms List at
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/unco/un/prodlit/index.shtml (under Reference Guides).
New Hardware Options
The following new hardware options will be available for use with Cisco Unity server platforms
•Tape drive option—for the Dell 1400 and 2500. This option requires installation on site of the tape drive.
•Tape drive option—for the IBM x232. This option requires installation on site of the tape drive.
•Hot-swap tape drive option—for the MCS 7837, 7847 and the Compaq ML570. This option is a hot-swap drive.
•Rail kit for the Dell 1400—This option converts the Dell 1400 from a tower to a rack mountable chassis. This option requires one U of rack space.
The following change has also been made to Cisco Unity servers
•We will no longer offer tape and non-tape drive pre-configured versions of the MCS 7835 server. Starting with the new MCS 7837, if customers want a tape drive for this platform, they can purchase the hot-swap tape drive option listed above.
New hardware part numbers
The part numbers for the new hardware options are:
New Hardware Option Part Number
Tape drive for Dell 1400 and 2500
Tape drive for IBM x232
Hot-Swap tape drive for MCS7837, MCS7847 and Compaq ML570
Unity Dell 1400 Rack Kit
Services and Support
Hardware support for the Dell servers will continue to be delivered directly by Dell or one of its service providers throughout the associated warranty period.
All configurations of the Dell servers shipped by Cisco include warranty support of
One (1) year Advance Parts replacement only, next business day delivery.
SMARTnet services are not available for the Dell servers. Cisco and Dell are working together on a service arrangement that will be available in the future. SMARTnet services are available for all Compaq servers.
These platforms will continue to support Cisco Unity 2.46 (except the MCS 7825 which does not support versions prior to Cisco Unity 3.0) and later versions until further notice.
Customers with SAS or SASU contracts will continue to receive Cisco Unity software support from Cisco TAC. SAS customers will only receive support on Cisco Unity up to version 2.46. SASU is the only software support offering for customers with Cisco Unity 3.0 and higher versions.
For More Information
To view more information on Cisco Unity, visit http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/unco/un/.