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EOS/EOL for 64MB Compact Flash for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720/32

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Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720/32 Compact Flash Memory 64 MB. The last day to order the affected product(s) is December 29, 2006. 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.
Customers are encouraged to buy the 128-512 MB flash memory options.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720/32 Compact Flash Memory 64 MB

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 30, 2006

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 29, 2006

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 29, 2007

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 29, 2007

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 29, 2007

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

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

March 26, 2011

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 28, 2011

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

MEM-C6K-CPTFL64M

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 64MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL128M

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 128MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL64M

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 64MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL256M

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 256MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL64M

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 64MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL512M

Catalyst 6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 512MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL64M=

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 64MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL128M=

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 128MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL64M=

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 64MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL256M=

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 256MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL64M=

Cat6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 64MB

MEM-C6K-CPTFL512M=

Catalyst 6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 512MB

Product Migration Options

The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720/32 now requires at least 128 MB of compact flash memory. The recommended replacement for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720/32 Compact Flash Memory 64 MB is the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720/32 Compact Flash Memory 128 MB,256 MB,or 512 MB Flash Memory.
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 Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 720/32 Compact Flash Memory 64 MB 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: http://www.cisco.com/go/eos
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.

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