Hardware withdrawal: Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch and related features for IBM System Storage - Some replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 922-023
March 22, 2022

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Overview

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Effective April 29, 2022, and June 24, 2022, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following products. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM.

For new orders, the client-requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than May 30, 2022, and July 25, 2022, respectively.

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

If you have a continuing need for this machine/model type, go to the IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment website to check on availability or utilize the request a quote to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days.



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Withdrawn products

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Effective April 29, 2022, the following feature is being withdrawn:

Description Type Model Feature
Enhanced Configuration 8978 E08 AJKD

Effective June 24, 2022, the following features and model are being withdrawn:

Description Type Model Feature
Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage 9711 S96  
TAA Compliance 9711 S96 0983
10GBASE-SR SFP+ 9711 S96 5410
10GBASE- LR 10km SFP+ 9711 S96 5420
10GBASE- ER 40km SFP+ 9711 S96 5480
FC 16 GB SW SFP TRANSCEIVER 9711 S96 5602
FC 16 GB SW SFP TRANSCEIVER 4 PACK 9711 S96 5604
FC 16 GB 10KM LW SFP TRANSCEIVER 9711 S96 5611
FC 16Gb 10km LW SFP+ - 4 Pack 9711 S96 5614
FC 16Gb ELW SFP+ 9711 S96 5621
OM3 Cable LC/LC 5m 9711 S96 5630
OM3 Cable LC/LC 25m 9711 S96 5635
FC 8 Gb SW SFP+ 9711 S96 5830
FC 8 Gb SW SFP+ 4 Pack 9711 S96 5834
FC 8 Gb 10km LW SFP+ 9711 S96 5850
FC 8 Gb 10km LW SFP+ 4 Pack 9711 S96 5854
MDS 9300 Enterprise Pkg 9711 S96 7310
MDS 9300 DCNM Advanced Edition 9711 S96 7311
MDS 9396S 16G FC 12-port upgrade license 9711 S96 7312
MDS 9300 Enterprise+DCNM Bundle License 9711 S96 7320
AC POWER CORDS, NORTH AMERICA 9711 S96 9110
AC POWER CORDS, AUSTRALIA 9711 S96 9111
AC POWER CORDS, EUROPE 9711 S96 9112
AC POWER CORDS, ITALY 9711 S96 9113
AC POWER CORDS, UNITED KINGDOM 9711 S96 9114
AC POWER CORDS, ARGENTINA 9711 S96 9115
AC POWER CORD (SOUTH AFRICA) 9711 S96 9116
AC POWER CORD (SWITZERLAND) 9711 S96 9117
Pwr Cord, 250VAC 10A GB1002 Plug, China 9711 S96 9118
Pwr Cord, 250VAC 10A SI16S3 Plug, Israel 9711 S96 9119
CAB.JUMPER PWRCORD C14-C15 9711 S96 9120
Pwr Cord, 125VAC 13A KSC8 305 Plug, Korea 9711 S96 9121
Pwr Cord, 125VAC 15A CNS10917-2, Taiwan 9711 S96 9122
Power Cord, 250VAC 10A, Brazil 9711 S96 9123
Bulk order MES feature 9711 S96 9555
Cisco UCS Attachment Indicator 9711 S96 AFZA
Shipping and Handling NC 9711 S96 AG00
Shipping Charge 9711 S96 AGE9
VersaStack Solution Indicator 9711 S96 AHZC



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Replacement product information

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Withdrawn product Machine type - Model Replacement product Machine type - Model
Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage 9711-S96 IBM 8977 Storage Networking SAN96C-6 Model T96 8977-T96

For additional information about the replacement product, see Hardware Announcement 119-041, dated July 9, 2019.



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Business Partner information

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If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring IBM products or services directly from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement.

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 922-023
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