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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Selected Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Line Cards

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Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Selected Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Line Cards. The last day to order the affected product(s) is December 15, 2009. 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.

Selected Catalyst 6500 Series Line Cards

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Selected Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Line Cards


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

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.

December 15, 2008

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 15, 2009

Last Ship Date:
HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

March 16, 2010

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
HW

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 15, 2010

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

December 15, 2010

End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW

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 15, 2010

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

March 15, 2014

Last Date of Support:
HW

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 14, 2014

Selected Catalyst 6500 Series Line Cards

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

WS-X6148-45AF

Catalyst 6500 PoE 802.3af 10/100, 48 port(RJ45) line card

WS-X6148A-45AF

Catalyst 6500 48-Port PoE 802.3af 10/100,card w/TDR

WS-X6148-45AF=

Catalyst 6500 PoE 802.3af 10/100, 48 port(RJ45) line card

WS-X6148A-45AF=

Catalyst 6500 48-Port PoE 802.3af 10/100,card w/TDR

WS-X6148-GE-45AF

Cat6500 48-Port PoE 802.3af & ePoE 10/100/1000 line card

WS-X6148A-GE-45AF

Cat6500 48-Port PoE 802.3af & ePoE 10/100/1000 w/Jumbo Frame

WS-X6148-GE-45AF=

Cat6500 48-Port PoE 802.3af & ePoE 10/100/1000 line card

WS-X6148A-GE-45AF=

Cat6500 48-Port PoE 802.3af & ePoE 10/100/1000 w/Jumbo Frame

WS-X6148-GE-TX

Catalyst 6500 48-port 10/100/1000 GE Mod., RJ-45

WS-X6148A-GE-TX

Catalyst 6500 48-port 10/100/1000 w/Jumbo Frame, RJ-45

WS-X6148-GE-TX=

Catalyst 6500 48-port 10/100/1000 GE Mod., RJ-45

WS-X6148A-GE-TX=

Catalyst 6500 48-port 10/100/1000 w/Jumbo Frame, RJ-45

WS-X6148-RJ-45

Catalyst 6500 48-Port 10/100, Upgradable to Voice, RJ-45

WS-X6148A-RJ-45

Catalyst 6500 48-Port 10/100 w/TDR, Upgradable - PoE 802.3af

WS-X6148-RJ-45=

Catalyst 6500 48-Port 10/100, Upgradable to Voice, RJ-45

WS-X6148A-RJ-45=

Catalyst 6500 48-Port 10/100 w/TDR, Upgradable - PoE 802.3af

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco X6148A line cards suggested in Table 2. Information about these products can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/product_data_sheet0900aecd8017376e.html. The primary benefit of the Cisco WS-X6148A line card is the larger per-port buffers than the WS-X6148 line card offers. A minimum requirement for the Cisco WS-X6148A line cards is Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18)SXF,Cisco Catalyst OS 8.4(1),or Cisco Hybrid Mode OS 12.2(17d)SXB7.
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 Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Selected Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Line Cards through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to: www.cisco.com/go/eos
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series WS-X6148A Line Cards, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/product_data_sheet0900aecd8017376e.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