Nimble End of Life (EOL) Devices

Is Your Nimble Device EOL or EOSL?

Don't worry, we can help!

When your Nimble device goes EOSL, you'll no longer be able to get support through HPE. But never fear! You can still get great hardware support for your Nimble EOSL hardware with M Global Services.

There's no need to wait to make the switch to TPM even if it's still possible to extend your warranty through HPE. Third party maintenance hardware support with M Global makes it easy to:

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What to Do When Your Nimble Hardware Goes EOL or EOSL

Much like when your 3PAR device goes EOL or EOSL, you’ve got a couple of options when your Nimble hardware goes EOSL.

1.  Upgrade hardware to the latest version. Though upgrading is the most expensive choice, if you have the room in your budget, or if need or want the features available in the upgraded version, this might be a good option for you.

2.  Keep current devices and get hardware support through a TPM provider like M Global Services. It's no surprise that we think this is a great option! Your Nimble hardware may still have plenty of life left in it after it goes EOSL and with TPM support, you can rest easy knowing you are covered.

3. Maintain your Nimble equipment yourself. Though cost-effective on the front end, this option requires the ability to troubleshoot failures, find replacement parts, and have the skill to fix any issue that might arise. Weighing the potential risks of downtime and whether your device is part of a critical environment can also help you decide if this is the right option for you.

If you are comfortable using your current equipment after it goes EOL or EOSL and want to increase storage, improve performance, or purchase additional Nimble equipment, we can help! A 1-year warranty is provided at no additional cost. We're all about providing out-of-the-box solutions that help you make the most of your environment.

 

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Nimble EOL & EOSL Hardware We Support

We provide support for many Nimble devices such as the Nimble CS1000. Any EOL or EOSL dates listed here are an estimate based on current announcements & could change at HPE's discretion. Don't worry if you don't see your Nimble device in the list below, there's a good chance we can still support it! Give us a call at 1-855-304-4600 or fill out a contact form.

Nimble Models

Nimble CS2x0

(See below for CS210)
CS220, CS220-X2, CS220-X4, CS220-X8
CS220G, CS220G-X2, CS220G-X4, CS220G-X8
CS240G, CS240G-X2, CS240G-X4
CS260G, CS260G-X2
EOL November 11, 2014
EOSL December 11, 2019

Nimble CS4x0

CS240, CS240-X2, CS240-X4
CS260, CS260-X2
CS420-X2, CS420-X4, CS420-X8
CS440, CS440-X2, CS440-X4
CS460, CS460-X2
CS420G-X2, CS420G-X4, CS420G-X8
CS440G, CS440G-X2, CS440G-X4
CS460G, CS460G-X2
EOL November 11, 2014
EOSL December 11, 2019

Nimble Series Arrays

CS215, CS235
CS300, CS500, CS700
EOL November 10, 2016
EOSL December 31, 2021

Nimble Controller Upgrades

UPGD-CTLR-CS400
UPGD-CTLR-CS400G
(Excludes CS210)

UPGD-FLC-480GB
UPGD-FLC-3200GBS
UPGD-FLC-6400GBS
EOL November 10, 2016
EOSL December 10, 2021

Nimble CS210

CS210
CS210-X2
CS210-X4
EOL July 30, 2017
EOSL July 30, 2022

Nimble Storage Arrays

AF1000, AF3000, AF5000, AF7000, AF9000
CS1000H, CS1000, CS3000, CS5000, CS7000
SF100, SF300
EOL October 31, 2019
EOSL October 31, 2024

HPE Nimble EOL/EOSL Milestones Explained

With so many terms swirling around EOL and EOSL products, we wanted to break down a few of HPE's milestones for the Nimble line of products.

  • End of Life Announcement: The End of Life Announcement date is announced when the product is entering its End of Life period.
  • Discontinuance: Orders for products will be filled on the availability of inventory.
  • Obsolescence: This date reflects the last day to purchase the system if there are any units available.
  • End of sale date for hardware upgrades: Additional parts and hardware (cache, shelves, controllers, etc.) is not available through HPE after this date. But we can help you source hardware for EOL and EOSL models so no worries there!
  • End of Engineering support: This reflects the last day that engineering support is available for components and associated versions of Nimble OS.
  • End of Service/Support Life (EOSL): HPE supports Nimble storage hardware and software until the end of engineering support.

To give you an idea of how the dates could fall in this cycle, the HPE Nimble CS1000 storage array has the following dates:

EOL Announcement May 7, 2018
Discontinuance October 31, 2019
End of sale date for Hardware Upgrades October 31, 2022
End of Engineering Support October 31, 2024
End of Service/Support Life (EOSL) October 31, 2024

Nimble EOSL Support Benefits

Third party maintenance support on your Nimble hardware that is EOL is a great way to keep your budget in check. Instead of upgrading to new equipment, you can keep your current equipment in play for as long as possible and extend the value of your investment.

Shed the stress and the headache and let us provide hardware support for your current, EOL, or EOSL Nimble device. Your specific needs and environment inform the customized support solution we create for you. Whether it’s trimming your budget or taking control of your parts stocking inventory, we’ve got you covered.

Still Have Nimble Support Questions?

Learn more about the Nimble devices we support by taking a look at our Nimble support page. Got more questions? Call us at 1-855-304-4600 or fill out our contact form. Hope to hear from you soon!