Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3030 for Dell (factory pre-installed by Dell)
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Updated:December 10, 2007
® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3030 for Dell (factory pre-installed by Dell). The last day to order the affected product(s) is June 9, 2008. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3030 for Dell (factory pre-installed by Dell)
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.
December 10, 2007
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
June 9, 2008
Last Ship Date: HW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
September 7, 2008
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
June 9, 2009
End of New Service Attachment Date: HW
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.
June 9, 2009
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
September 4, 2012
Last Date of Support: HW
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.
June 8, 2013
HW = Hardware
OS SW = Operating System Software
App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product
Product Migration Options
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the new Cisco Blade Switches for the M1000E Dell Chassis:
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130G for Dell M1000E w/IP Base
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3130X for Dell M1000E w/IP Base
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3032 for Dell M1000E
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.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3030 for Dell (factory pre-installed by Dell) through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to