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Archived EOL Articles
20 Jan 2010
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Vintage Custom Support for Solaris 2.6 and 7 Reach End of Service Life [22693]
Upgrading to Solaris 10 OS Recommended

Vintage customer support for Solaris 2.6 and 7 have reached retirement. Support calls will no longer be accepted and patch access will no longer be available for these versions, Sun reports. It is recommended that all customers using Solaris upgrade to the latest release, version 10.
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12 Aug 2009
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End of Life for Solaris Express Community Edition (Nevada) [22193]
Production Expected to be Discontinued by October's End

Sun will be discontinuing the Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) and intends for its end of life (EOL) to be complete by the end of October. This move is part of a consolidation of how OpenSolaris and Solaris are distributed. In an announcement, Sun's OpenSolaris Product Manager Glynn Foster indicated that Sun does plan on continuing the bi-weekly release schedule, but will move towards producing native Image Packaging System (IPS) packages of the latest Solaris packages, allowing users to upgrade from an existing release or pre-release.
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02 Jun 2009
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Select Standard Configurations and Options for Sun Fire and Sun Blade Servers [21723]
Refreshing of Product Lines with Latest Technologies Triggers EOL

Select standard configurations and options for Sun Fire X4140, X4240, and X4440 servers have reached their end of life, as have the Sun Blade X6240 and X6440 with Solaris/Java Enterprise System preloaded and some Sun Startup Essentials options.
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27 May 2009
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Sun Storage 6540 Controller Modules with 8 GB and 16 GB of Cache [21724]
Next-generation 6580 and 6780 Controller Modules Recommended Replacements

The Sun Storage 6540 controller modules with 8 GB and 16 GB of cache have reached their end of life (EOL); however, the Sun Storage 6540 controller modules with 4 GB of cache will still be available. The last order date is set for July 17, 2009; last ship date for October 16, 2009; and end of service life for October 16, 2014.
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27 May 2009
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Sun Netra 1290 Server and Options [21725]
Upgrade Programs Available for Competitive and Sun Servers

The Sun Netra 1290 Server and its options are being retired. The server has met the tier 1 minimum lifecycle of 3 1/2 years. Hence, Sun has scheduled a last order date for October 14, 2009; last ship date for April 14, 2010; and end of service life for April 14, 2015. There are no direct or easily substituted replacements for the Sun Netra 1290 server. It is recommended that customers give consideration to the Sun Netra T5440 and X4450.
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14 May 2009
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Solaris 9 OS Set for Retirement [21797]
Orders to Stop at the End of July

The Solaris 9 Operating System has reached its end of life (EOL) as Sun announced that the last order date for this Unix version will be July 31, 2009. Consequently, the last ship date will be October 30 of this year and end of service life on the same day just five years later (October 30, 2014).
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