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Product Bulletin No. 3090

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for selected Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 Series 10- and 100-Mbps Ethernet fiber-based line cards. The last day to order the affected products is June 15, 2006. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 15, 2011.

Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 48-port 100BASE-X interface module, which offers a higher-density, cost-effective solution for 100BASE-X connectivity in the access and distribution layer, and metropolitan (metro) access deployments. This interface module also offers customers flexibility to combine different optics, and maximizes their investment protection by providing support for modular, Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) optics. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating to replacement products. Table 4 provides information on minimum and recommended software requirements for the replacement products.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Selected Cisco Catalyst 6500 10- and 100- Mbps Ethernet Fiber-Based Line Cards

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.

Dec 15, 2005

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 15, 2006

Last Shipment Date

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

Sep 15, 2006

End of Software Maintenance Releases Date

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 15, 2007

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date

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

June 15, 2007

End of New Service Attachment Date

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.

June 15, 2007

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

Dec 15, 2010

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.

June 15, 2011

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

WS-X6024-10FL-MT

Cisco Catalyst 6000 24-port 10BASE-FL MT-RJ Module

WS-X6024-10FL-MT=

Cisco Catalyst 6000 24-port 10BASE-FL MT-RJ Module, spare

WS-X6324-100FX-MM

Cisco Catalyst 6000 24-port 100BASE-FX, Enhanced QoS, MT-RJ, multimode fiber (MMF)

WS-X6324-100FX-MM=

Cisco Catalyst 6000 24-port 100BASE-FX, Enhanced QoS, MT-RJ, MMF, spare

WS-X6324-100FX-SM

Cisco Catalyst 6000 24-port 100BASE-FX, Enhanced QoS, MT-RJ, single-mode fiber (SMF)

WS-X6324-100FX-SM=

Cisco Catalyst 6000 24-port 100BASE-FX, Enhanced QoS, MT-RJ, SMF, spare

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

Table 3 lists the recommended replacements for the affected products.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Replacement Product Part Numbers

Replacement Product Description

Replacement Product Benefits

WS-X6024-10FL-MT

WS-X6148-FE-SFP + GLC-FE-100FX

Cisco Catalyst 6500 48-port 100BASE-X classic interface module + Cisco 100BASE-FX SFP

• Better price per port
• Improved fiber port density
• Jumbo frame support

WS-X6024-10FL-MT=

WS-X6148-FE-SFP= + GLC-FE-100FX=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 48-port 100BASE-X classic interface module (Spare) + Cisco 100BASE-FX SFP (Spare)

• Better price per port
• Improved fiber port density
• Jumbo frame support

WS-X6324-100FX-SM

WS-X6148-FE-SFP + GLC-FE-100LX

Cisco Catalyst 6500 48-port 100BASE-X classic interface module + Cisco 100BASE-LX10 SFP

• Better price per port
• 100 BASE-X support
• Choice of optics

WS-X6324-100FX-SM=

WS-X6148-FE-SFP= + GLC-FE-100LX=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 48-port 100BASE-X classic interface module (Spare) + Cisco 100BASE-LX10 SFP (Spare)

• Better price per port
• 100 BASE-X support
• Choice of optics

WS-X6324-100FX-MM

WS-X6148-FE-SFP + GLC-FE-100FX

Cisco Catalyst 6500 48-port 100BASE-X classic interface module + Cisco 100BASE-FX SFP

• Better price per port
• 100 BASE-X support
• Choice of optics

WS-X6324-100FX-MM=

WS-X6148-FE-SFP= + GLC-FE-100FX=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 48-port 100BASE-X classic interface module (Spare) + Cisco 100BASE-FX SFP (Spare)

• Better price per port
• 100 BASE-X support
• Choice of optics

Table 4. Minimum and Recommended Software for Replacement Products

Replacement Model

Minimum Catalyst OS

Recommended Catalyst OS

Minimum Cisco IOS® Software Release (12.1E Train)

Recommended Cisco IOS Software Release (12.1E Train)

Minimum Cisco IOS Software Release (12.2S Train)

Recommended Cisco IOS Software Release (12.2S Train)

WS-X6148-FE-SFP

8.4(1)

8.4(1)

-

-

12.2(18)SXF

12.2(18)SXF

GLC-FE-100FX

8.4

8.4

-

-

12.2(18)SXF

12.2(18)SXF

GLC-FE-100LX

8.4

8.4

-

-

12.2(18)SXF

12.2(18)SXF

GLC-FE-100BX-D

8.4

8.4

-

-

12.2(18)SXF

12.2(18)SXF

GLC-FE-100BX-U

8.4

8.4

-

-

12.2(18)SXF

12.2(18)SXF

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 the Cisco TMP, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Catalyst 6500, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/index.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
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