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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(50)SY

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(50)SY. The last day to order the affected product(s) is July 26, 2012. Customers with active service contracts for affected Hardware products will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for affected hardware 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. This announcement is limited to the IOS throttle listed, and subsequent IOS throttles continue to be available and support till further notice.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(50)SY

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.

January 26, 2012

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.

July 26, 2012

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.

July 26, 2012

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: 12.2(50)SY OS SW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or software fixes through rebuilds of Release 12.2(50)SY. for network impacting business critical bugs  that have been identified by the Customer to Cisco TAC and subsequently qualified via Cisco's normal evaluation process. Network impacting business critical bugs fixes will be provided according to the following terms and conditions:

Cisco TAC will first use commercially reasonable efforts to work with the Customer to determine the locality of impact and to find a workaround for the problem.

If an alternative workaround is not possible during the period of support, then Cisco will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide a bug fix solution or critical security and vulnerability fixes  in Release 12.2(50)SY or follow on releases to remedy the problem.

  July 26, 2012 

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date through follow on release  15.0(1)SY: OS SW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any software maintenance releases or software fixes found in IOS12.2(50)SY through rebuilds in IOS12.2(50)SY for network impacting business critical bugs that have been identified by the Customer to Cisco TAC and subsequently qualified via Cisco's normal evaluation process.  Network impacting business critical bugs fixes will be provided according to the following terms and conditions:

Cisco TAC will first use commercially reasonable efforts to work with the Customer to determine the locality of impact and to find a workaround for the problem.

If an alternative workaround is not possible during the extended period of support, then Cisco will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide a bug fix solution or critical security and vulnerability fixes  in Release 15.0(1)SY or follow on releases to remedy the problem.

If despite commercially reasonable efforts Cisco is unable to provide a software based solution, it may be necessary for the Customer to remove or upgrade the impacted software based systems to correct the problem.

 March 31, 2014 

End of Vulnerability/Security Support:
OS SW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release a planned maintenance release or scheduled software remedy for a security vulnerability issue.

July 1, 2013

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.

July 31, 2017

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

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product
Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

S2TAEK9-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADV ENT SERV FULL ENCRYPT

S2TAEK9-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADV ENT SERV FULL ENCRYPT

-

S2TAEK9-12250SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADV ENT SERV FULL ENCRYPT

S2TAEK9-15001SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADV ENT SERV FULL ENCRYPT

-

S2TAEK9N-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES NPE

S2TAEK9N-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES NPE

-

S2TAEK9N-12250SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES NPE

S2TAEK9N-15001SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SERVICES NPE

-

S2TAIK9-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES FULL ENCRYPT

S2TAIK9-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES FULL ENCRYPT

-

S2TAIK9-12250SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES FULL ENCRYPT

S2TAIK9-15001SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES FULL ENCRYPT

-

S2TAIK9N-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES NPE

S2TAIK9N-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES NPE

-

S2TAIK9N-12250SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES NPE

S2TAIK9N-15001SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS ADVANCED IP SERVICES NPE

-

S2TIB-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE

S2TIB-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE

-

S2TIB-12250SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE

S2TIB-15001SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE

-

S2TIBK9-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE FULL ENCRYPT

S2TIBK9-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE FULL ENCRYPT

-

S2TIBK9-12250SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE FULL ENCRYPT

S2TIBK9-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE FULL ENCRYPT

-

S2TIBK9N-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE NPE

S2TIBK9N-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE NPE

-

S2TIBK9N-12250SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE NPE

S2TIBK9N-15001SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP BASE NPE

-

S2TISK9-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV FULL ENCRYPT

S2TISK9-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV FULL ENCRYPT

-

S2TISK9-12250SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV FULL ENCRYPT

S2TISK9-15001SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV FULL ENCRYPT

-

S2TISK9N-12250SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV NPE

S2TISK9N-15001SY

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV NPE

-

S2TISK9N-12250SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV NPE

S2TISK9N-15001SY=

Cisco CAT6000-VS-S2T IOS IP SERV NPE

-

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(1)SY. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/15.0SY/release_notes.html.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(1)SY, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps8802/ps6970/ps6017/product_bulletin_c25-687565_ps11845_Products_Bulletin.html, or contact your local account representative.
To request information about the Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(1)SY, send an e-mail to
cco-6500-external@cisco.com.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html
For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html
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http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html

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