I have to agree with Dawg. Jiri, once this was added to Orion, we have a level of expectation that it will provide, for supported vendor lines, meaningful EOS/EOL information. In its current form, it doesn't rise to that level. It's a good start, but its way behind where it needs to be to be a product we are paying for.
Device Type, System description, end-of-sale date, end-of-support date,
Dell Equallogic PS500E Disk Array up to 16 x 3.5" disks in a 3U chassis, 3x1GbaseT and 3 Gbe Ports per Controller End of 2014 Estimated 2021
Dell PowerConnect 6248P, 48 GbE Ports, Managed Switch, POE, 10GbE and Stacking Capable, Unknown 7 years after vendor drops support
Dell PowerConnect 6224F, 24 GbE Ports, Managed Switch, 10GbE and Stackg Capable, Unknown 7 years after vendor drops support
Vendor EOL statement URL
Just a general observation - When looking up information for devices that are not EoL, it's a little confusing when the dates are shown as "NA." I'd think that it would be clearer if, instead of NA for non-EoL devices, the response was "Active" or "No Date Announced." Maybe I'm just being picky, though.
Great tool! I wish it had more than just network gear. Can you add Dell servers and EMC hardware to that list?
So far I have found that none of the suggested dates for Cisco 37xx actually matches any thing we have. I think the primary reason for this is that Cisco has about 50 different versions of this line of switches. I had to manually go into NCM and pull a report that list the part number and then sort that by part #, then manually look up the eol for the part number. Once that was done I had to go back in to the NCM EOL page and enter the dates. We have 450 37xx switches of varying part numbers. Took me 2 weeks of torture. I guess what I'm saying is that the current EOL tries to categorize at too high a level. It's got to be categorized at the Cisco Part number which is accessible via SNMP.
Part numbers would be fine but then the problem would be how does NCM covert part numbers to usable EoL/EoS dates. Plus, for me the most important date End of Software Maintenance.
Cisco makes EoL data look ups a real pain. Google and Bing can find the data faster then Cisco's site.
I will say that this is a great first effort and look forward to future enhancements.
Have a great day!
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