End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco HyperFlex Compute M5 (B480 M5)

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Updated:September 12, 2023

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale dates for the Cisco HyperFlex Compute M5 (B480 M5). The last day to order the affected product(s) is March 12, 2024. 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 under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

End-of-Life Milestones

Table 1.        End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco HyperFlex Compute M5 (B480 M5)




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.

September 12, 2023

End-of-Sale Date:

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

March 12, 2024

Last Ship Date:

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

June 10, 2024

HW = Hardware         OS SW = Operating System Software       App. SW = Application Software

Product Part Numbers

Table 2.        Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information


Compute UCS B480 M5 Blade w/o CPU, mem, HDD, mezz (UPG)

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.



Product Migration Options

Cisco and Nutanix have partnered to bring Nutanix hyperconverged Software on Cisco Hardware. You can migrate from the existing HyperFlex solution to Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix solution with qualifying M6 hardware. For more details, please refer to Nutanix Migration Guide. For more information on this End-of-Life announcement, refer to Cisco HyperFlex End-of-Life Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End-of-Sale date.

The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses properly dispose of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: https://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html.

For more information

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/eos-eol-policy.html.

For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/warranty-listing.html.

To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: https://cway.cisco.com/mynotifications.

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