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EOS/EOL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CISCO CATALYST 4000 & 5000 FAMILY SOFTWARE VERSION 4.x

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. EOL5058
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4000 and 5000 Family Software Version 4.x. The last day to order the affected product is June 30, 2001. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 in EoL product bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4000 and 5000 Family Software Version 4.x.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4000 and 5000 Family Software Version 4.x.

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.

June 5, 2001

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.

June 30, 2001

End of Software 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.

June 30, 2001

Last Date of Support:
OS SW

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.

May 23, 2004

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

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

All Catalyst 4000 and 5000 Supervisor version 4.x software images are affected.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to one of the following:
· version 5.x or higher, which will soon have GD status
· version 6.x or higher, which is on the current ED train

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Catalyst 4000 and 5000 Family Software Version 4.x, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps679/prod_eol_notices_list.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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