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EOL & EOS for the Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX Switch

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Product Bulletin No. EOL4112

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX Switch. The last day to order the affected product is January 30, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until January 29, 2012. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 3560G-48TS and Catalyst 2960G-48TC Switches. Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement products.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX Switch.

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.

August 1, 2006

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.

January 30, 2007

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.

April 30, 2007

End of Software Maintenance Releases Date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

January 30, 2008

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

January 30, 2008

End of New Service Attachment Date

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

January 30, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

April 27, 2011

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.

January 29, 2012

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

WS-C2948G-GE-TX

Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX, 48 10/100/1000 ports + 4 SFP ports

WS-C2960G-48TC-L

Catalyst 2960 48 10/100/1000, 4 T/SFP LAN Base Image

WS-C2948G-GE-TX

Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX, 48 10/100/1000 ports + 4 SFP ports

WS-C3560G-48TS-S

Catalyst 3560 48 10/100/1000T + 4 SFP Standard Image

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacements for the Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX Switch are the Cisco Catalyst 3560G-48TS and Catalyst 2960G-48TC Switches.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX Switch

Cisco Catalyst 3560G-48TS Switch

Cisco Catalyst 2960G-48TC Switch

Port Configuration

48 10/100/1000 ports and 4 SFP ports

48 10/100/1000 ports and 4 SFP ports

44 10/100/1000 ports and 4 dual-purpose 10/100/1000 and SFP ports

Performance

20 Gigabit Maximum Forwarding Bandwidth

32 Gigabit Switching Fabric

32 Gigabit Switching Fabric

Software

CatOS, Basic Layer 2 Switching

IOS, Intelligent Layer 3 Switching

IOS, Intelligent Layer 2+ Switching

Security

PVLAN, SSH, Basic 802.1x

PVLAN, ACLs, IPSG, DAI, SSH, SSL, Enhanced 802.1x

ACLs, SSH, SSL, Enhanced 802.1x

Management

CiscoWorks

CiscoWorks, Cisco Network Assistant, Smartports

CiscoWorks, Cisco Network Assistant, Smartports

QoS

CoS Classification, two egress Queues per port

CoS and DSCP Marking/Classification, Four egress Queues per port, SRR

CoS and DSCP Marking/Classification, Four egress Queues per port, SRR

Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_program_description.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX Switch, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps606/prod_eol_notices_list.html, contact your local account representative
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice