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Product Bulletin No. EOL5024
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Content Switching Module Global Server Load Balancing Software License Spare. The last day to order the affected product is March 16, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 in EoL product bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Content Switching Module Global Server Load Balancing Software License Spare. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Content Switching Module Global Server Load Balancing Software License Spare
End-of-Life Announcement Date
The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.
September 15, 2006
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
March 16, 2007
Last Ship Date: App SW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
June 14, 2007
End of Software Maintenance Releases Date: App SW
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.
March 15, 2008
End of New Service Attachment Date: App SW
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.
March 15, 2008
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: App SW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
June 11, 2009
Last Date of Support: App SW
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.
March 15, 2010
HW = Hardware, OS SW = Operating System Software, App SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
CSM GSLB SW License Spare
Global Site Selector
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for the Cisco Content Switching Module Global Server Load Balancing Software License Spare is the Cisco GSS 4400 Series Global Site Selector Appliances.
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.