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
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
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
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.