This product bulletin summarizes the end-of-software-maintenance-support plan for all Cisco® Catalyst® Operating System (Catalyst OS) releases on the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series and the Catalyst 4912G, Catalyst 2948G, and Catalyst 2980G-A switches. The last day for Catalyst OS software maintenance support will differ based on the particular product. Table 1 lists the end-of-software-release dates. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 1. End of Catalyst OS Software Maintenance Release Support for Select Catalyst 4000 Series Products
End of Catalyst OS Software Maintenance Releases Date
Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine I, Console (DB-25) / Mgt. (RJ-45):
Please note that there are additional hardware bundles and products that are not listed in Table 1 but are included in the product bulletins listed in Table 1. Additionally, end-of-sale dates will differ, depending on the specific Cisco Catalyst hardware product. Customers are encouraged to review specific product bulletins with their respective end-of-sale and end-of-support dates.
Table 2. Catalyst OS Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine Flash Image with SSH, Rel. 8.x
Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine Flash Image with CiscoView, Rel. 8.x
The aboveCatalyst OS product part numbers apply to all product bulletins listed in Table 1. For actual
End-of-Life milestonesand dates, please go to the specific product bulletin listed in Table 1, as dates will differ, depending on the specific Cisco Catalyst hardware product.
PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS
The recommended replacement for Cisco Catalyst OS software on the Cisco Catalyst 4000/4500 Series switches is Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(25)EWA2 or later with the Catalyst 4500, IOS based supervisor engines. For more information on the Catalyst 4500 Series products, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/index.html
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: