Hardware withdrawal: Cisco MDS 9500 fabric director and select SAN features - Some replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 914-006
January 16, 2014

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Effective April 19, 2014, IBM® will withdraw from marketing Cisco MDS 9500 fabric director and select SAN features.

On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM . Refer to the Withdrawn products section for more information.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than May 16, 2014.

You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

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Description Machine type Model number Feature number
Cisco MDS 9509 Director 2054 E07  
Sup2A - Plant 2054 E07 9002
Power Cord US/Japan NEMA 6-20 2054 E07 9210
Power Cord, (Europe) Src Plug CEE 7/7 2054 E07 9211
Power Cord, Intl. Src Plug IEC 309 2054 E07 9212
Power Cord, US/Japan NEMA L6-20 2054 E07 9213
Power Cord, 250 V ac, So. Africa 2054 E07 9214
Power Cord, 250 V ac, Switz. 2054 E07 9215
Power Cord 16A, China, GB16C 2054 E07 9215
Power Cord 16A, Korea, Src Plug 2054 E07 9217
Power Cord 16A, AUS/NZ, AU20S3 2054 E07 9219
Cab Jumper Power Cord, 250 V ac 16A, C20-C19 2054 E07 9229
Plant Install 9509 in 2109-C36 2054 E07 9533
Field Merge 9509 in 2109-C36 2054 E07 9534

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Cisco MDS 9509 Director (2054-E07) Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director (9710-E08)

For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement 113-115, dated July 09, 2013.

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