Effective March 1, 2008, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following Cisco MDS 9000 product: Cisco MDS 9216a Multilayer Fabric Switch (2054–D1A). On or after the effective dates of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM. You can obtain the products on an as–available basis through IBM Business Partners.
Cisco MDS 9216a Multilayer Fabric Switch (2054–D1A) is replaced by Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage
For more information about this announcement and replacement product information, please see the US announcement letter