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Eos & Eol Announcement for Select Cisco Catalyst 2950G and Catalyst 2950T Series

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Product Bulletin No. EOL1094

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® Catalyst® 2950G and Catalyst 2950T Series Switches. The last day to order the affected products is December 31, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 30, 2011.

Table 1 lists the product numbers covered by this announcement.
Please note that several products in the Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series are not affected by this announcement.

Table 1. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Switch

WS-C2950G-48-EI

48 10/100 + 2 1000BASE-X + Enhanced Image

WS-C2950G-24-EI

24 10/100 + 2 1000BASE-X + Enhanced Image

WS-C2950G-12-EI

12 10/100 + 2 1000BASE-X + Enhanced Image

WS-C2950T-24

24 10/100 + 2 10/100/1000 BASE-T + Enhanced Image

WS-C2950T-48-SI

48 10/100 + 2 10/100/1000 BASE-T + Standard Image

Table 2 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series switches.

Table 2. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Select Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series Switches

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 17, 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.

December 31, 2006

Last Shipment 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 1, 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.

December 31, 2007

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.

December 31, 2007

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.

December 31, 2007

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

March 31, 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.

December 30, 2011

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacements for the affected Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series are the Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches and the Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches. However, higher port-density deployments may be better suited to Cisco StackWise™ technology available only in the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series. Table 3 lists the part numbers affected by this end-of-sale announcement and identifies the recommended replacement product(s). Table 4 provides a comparison between these product lines.
The Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series is a new family of fixed-configuration standalone devices that provide desktop Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for entry-level enterprise, midmarket, and branch-office networks. All Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series switches support the same software image, which offers integrated security, including Network Admission Control (NAC), advanced QoS, high resiliency, and intelligent services for the network edge.
The Cisco Catalyst 3750 and 3560 Series take this further with increased scalability, functionality, and security options. Both series support IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Cisco prestandard PoE functionality, advanced routing capability, enhanced security, and IPv6 in Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet configurations. By combining both high-density Gigabit Ethernet and PoE, customers gain maximum productivity and investment protection by enabling the deployment of new applications such as IP telephony, wireless access, video surveillance, building management systems, and remote video kiosks. Additionally, the Cisco Catalyst 3750 and 3560 series support features such as Dynamic ARP Inspection, IP Source Guard, and DHCP Snooping in the Cisco IOS ® Software IP Base image. These software features mitigate many of the increasingly common internal security threats seen in LANs and defend against a variety of man-in-the-middle and spoofing attacks.
Unique to the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series is Cisco StackWise, a revolutionary stacking architecture that brings high levels of resiliency, automation, and performance to stackable switches. With Cisco StackWise technology, customers can create a single, 32-Gbps switching unit with up to nine Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series switches. A working stack is self-managing and self-configuring. When switches are added or removed, the master switch automatically loads the Cisco IOS Software release running on the stack to the new switch, loads the global configuration parameters, and updates all routing tables to reflect the changes.
For more information about the replacement products, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/index.html.

Table 3. End-of-Sale Product Numbers and Recommended Replacement Products

Affected Product

Port Configuration

Replacement Product(s)*

Port Configuration

WS-C2950G-48-EI

48 10/100 + 2 1000BASE-X

• WS-C3560-48PS
• WS-C3560-48TS
• WS-C2960-48TC-L
• 48 10/100 PoE + 4 Small Form-Factor Pluggables (SFPs)
• 48 10/100 + 4 SFPs
• 48 10/100 + 2 dual-purpose uplinks

WS-C2950G-24-EI

24 10/100 + 2 1000BASE-X

• WS-C3560-24PS
• WS-C3560-24TS
• WS-C2960-24TC-L
• 24 10/100 PoE + 2 SFPs
• 24 10/100 + 2 SFPs
• 24 10/100 + 2 dual-purpose uplinks

WS-C2950G-12-EI

12 10/100 + 2 1000BASE-X

• WS-C3560-24PS
• WS-C3560-24TS
• WS-C2960-24TC-L
• 24 10/100 PoE + 2 SFPs
• 24 10/100 + 2 SFPs
• 24 10/100 + 2 dual-purpose uplinks

WS-C2950T-24

24 10/100 + 2 10/100/1000BASE-T

WS-C2960-24TT-L

24 10/100 + 2 10/100/1000 uplinks

WS-C2950T-48-SI

48 10/100 + 2 10/100/1000BASE-T

WS-C2960-48TT-L

48 10/100 + 2 10/100/1000 uplinks

* Note: Higher port-density deployments might be better suited for Cisco StackWise technology in the Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series.

Table 4. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco Catalyst 2950G

Cisco Catalyst 2960

Cisco Catalyst 3750

Cisco Catalyst 3560

Interconnect Technology

GigaStack® gigabit interface converter (GBIC)

-

Cisco StackWise technology in the Cisco Catalyst 3750; SFP Interconnect in the Cisco Catalyst 3560

DRAM

16 MB

64 MB

128 MB

Flash

8 MB

32 MB

32 MB

PoE

-

-

Yes

Dynamic Routing

-

-

Yes

IPv6

-

-

Yes

Jumbo Frame Support

-

Yes (10/100/1000 ports)

Yes (10/100/1000 ports)

Auto-Sense Media Dependent Interface Crossover (Auto-MDIX)

-

Yes

Yes

Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)

-

Yes

Yes (Gigabit Ethernet ports)

Access Control List Entries (ACEs)

300 ACEs

512 ACEs

2000 ACEs

Flexlinks

-

Yes

Yes

Security

NAC LAN port 802.1X only

NAC LAN port 802.1X only

• NAC LAN port 802.1X
• NAC LAN port IP
• Dynamic ARP Inspection
• IP Source Guard
• Private VLAN (PVLAN)
• Routed ACL, VLAN ACL

QoS

Weighted Round Robin (WRR)

Shaped Round Robin (SRR) + Weighted Tail Drop (WTD)

SRR + WTD

QoS Egress Shaping or Egress Policing

Policing (ingress only)

Shaping

Shaping

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 the Cisco TMP, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.

Q&A

Q. Which Cisco Catalyst 2950 Series switches are not affected by this end-of-sale announcement?
A. The following products are not affected by this end-of-sale announcement:

• WS-C2950-12

• WS-C2950-24

• WS-C2950C-24

• WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC

• WS-C2950SX-24

• WS-C2950SX-48-SI

Q. How is the Cisco GigaStack stacking GBIC affected by this announcement?
A. The Cisco GigaStack stacking GBIC is not affected by this end-of-sale announcement.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Catalyst Family of switches, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/index.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/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.
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