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Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.4 T

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.4(2)T, 12.4(4)T, 12.4(6)T, 12.4(9)T, and 12.4(11)T

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EOL6801 - Amended

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco® IOS Software Releases 12.4(2)T, 12.4(4)T, 12.4(6)T, 12.4(9)T, and 12.4(11)T. The last day to order the affected product(s) is July 1, 2009. 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 until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1. This announcement is limited to the IOS releases listed, and subsequent IOS releases continue to be available and supported until further notice.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.4(2)T, 12.4(4)T, 12.4(6)T, 12.4(9)T, and 12.4(11)T

Milestone

Definition

Date

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.

This date also marks end of engineering, maintenance rebuilds, and software fixes through rebuilds of Releases 12.4(2)T, 12.4(4)T, 12.4(6)T, 12.4(9)T, and 12.4(11)T. After this date, maintenance rebuilds and software-fix support will be provided only through rebuilds of Release 12.4(15)T, Release 15.0(1)M, or later supported release. Refer to the Product Migration Options section below for more details on software migration path.

July 1, 2009

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
OS SW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. Engineering maintenance rebuilds and software-fix support for Releases 12.4(2)T, 12.4(4)T, 12.4(6)T, 12.4(9)T, and 12.4(11)T will be provided only through rebuilds of Release 12.4(15)T, Release 15.0(1)M, or later supported release. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

Refer to the Product Migration Options section below for more details on software migration path.

July 1, 2010

Engineering software support provided only through migration to rebuilds of Release 12.4(15)T, Release 15.0(1)M, or later supported release.

End of Vulnerability/Security Support:
OS SW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release a planned maintenance release or scheduled software remedy for a security vulnerability issue. All software maintenance and/or bug fixes will be provided through later supported software releases.

July 1, 2012

Last Date of Support:

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

July 1, 2014

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

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale IOS Software Release Versions

Release Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Release 12.4(2)T

Release 12.4(4)T

Release 12.4(6)T

Release 12.4(9)T

Release 12.4(11)T

The listed Cisco IOS Software Release versions are a representation of releases derived from Releases 12.4(2)T, 12.4(4)T, 12.4(6)T, 12.4(9)T, and 12.4(11)T. All releases and rebuilds are included in this end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement.

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

Product Migration Options

Customers are strongly encouraged to migrate to Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(1)M where possible.
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(15)T is the last software release to support specific Cisco Hardware platforms. Release 15.0(1)M does not support these Cisco hardware platforms. See the list below for the affected Cisco hardware platforms.

• Cisco SOHO 90 Series

• Cisco 831,836,and 837 Series

• Cisco 850 Series

• Cisco 1701,1711,1712,1721,1751,1751-V,and 1760 Series

• Cisco 2610XM-2611XM,2620XM-2621XM,2650XM-2651XM,and 2691 Series

• Cisco 3631 and 3660 Series

• Cisco 3725 and 3745 Series

• Cisco 7400 Series

• Cisco AS5850 Universal Gateway

See link below to product bulletin 466578 for more details on the affected Cisco hardware platforms and their end-of-life announcements: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps8802/ps6968/ps6441/product_bulletin_c25_466578.html.
For more information on Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(1)M, refer to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10591/index.html.
For more information on Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(15)T, refer to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps8258/index.html.
For more information about general IOS software releases, refer to http://www.cisco.com/go/ios.
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 End-of-Life Policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html.
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