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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 IOS Software Release 15.0(1)SY

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 IOS Software Release 15.0(1)SY. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 29, 2014. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 IOS Software Release 15.0(1)SY

Milestone

Definition

Date

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.

April 30, 2014

End-of-Sale Date

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

October 29, 2014

Last Ship Date:
OS SW

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

October 29, 2014

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
OS SW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes for IOS 15.0(1)SY. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software. The only exception is Vulnerability/Security issues that will be addressed as shown in the End of Vulnerability/Security Support milestone below.

April 30, 2015

End of Vulnerability/Security Support:
OS SW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release bug fixes for Vulnerability or Security issues for IOS 15.0(1)SY. After this date, bug fixes for Vulnerability or Security issues identified in IOS 15.0(1)SY may be provided through later supported software releases. Note that there will be no rebuild releases of IOS 15.0(1)SY provided after this End of Vulnerability/Security Support milestone date.

April 30, 2016

Last Date of Support

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

October 31, 2019

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

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IOS Software Release 15.1(2)SY for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-6500-series-switches/product_bulletin_c25-729554.html.

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

The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly 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: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco IOS Software Release 15.1(2)SY for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, visit http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-6500-series-switches/product_bulletin_c25-729554.html, or contact your local account representative.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.

For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html.

To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html.

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Any authorized translation issued by Cisco Systems or affiliates of this end-of-life Product Bulletin is intended to help customers understand the content described in the English version. This translation is the result of a commercially reasonable effort; however, if there are discrepancies between the English version and the translated document, please refer to the English version, which is considered authoritative.