® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2(20)EW and 12.2(25)EW for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 29, 2008. 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). 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.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2(20)EW and 12.2(25)EW for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Supervisor Engine
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, 2008
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
October 29, 2008
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, 2008
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: OS SW
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.
Software support for issues found in 12.2(20)EW and 12.2(25)EW will be addresssed in 12.2(31)SGA rebuilds
October 29, 2009
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.
October 28, 2013
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement