Guest

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

EOS/EOL Announcement for the Multilayer Switch Feature Card

  • Viewing Options

  • PDF (39.9 KB)
  • Feedback
PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 1508

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the End-of-Sale Announcement for Multilayer Switch Feature Card. The last day to order the End-of-Sale Announcement for Multilayer Switch Feature Card is February 28, 2002. 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 End-of-Sale Announcement for Multilayer Switch Feature Card. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the End-of-Sale Announcement for Multilayer Switch Feature Card.

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.

September 6, 2001

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.

February 28, 2002

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.

February 28, 2007

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

UPG-C6K-MSM-MSFC

*Form Req.* Catalyst 6000 MSM to Sup1 w/MSFC and PFC Upgrade

UPG-C6K-SUP1-MSFC

*Form Req.* Catalyst 6000 Sup1 to Sup1 w/MSFC / PFC Upgrade

WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC/2

*Cat. 6000 Red. Sup 1A, 2GE, w/ MSFC / PFC (In Chassis only)

WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus MSFC and PFC

WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC=

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus MSFC and PFC

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

Customers are encouraged to migrate to MSFC2, which quadruples the control plane and software forwarding performance. MSFC2 is a daughter card that can be ordered on the Catalyst 6000 Supervisor 1A (requires the PFC card) or the Supervisor 2. It combines the benefits of Cisco IOS® Software with the performance of the Catalyst 6000 to support a broad array of features. MSFC2 adds the following enhancements to the features already offered by the MSFC:
  • Four times the control plane and forwarding performance of the MSFC
  • Support for Error-Correcting Code (ECC) DRAM with option to upgrade to 256 or 512 MB
  • Full Internet routing-table support
  • Support for 1000 terminated virtual LANs (VLANs)
  • Field-replaceable unit for Supervisor Engine 1A already equipped with MSFC
  • Enhanced Web Cache Control Protocol Version 2 (WCCPv2) and Cisco IOS server load balancing (SLB) performance
  • Enhanced multicast performance
All new orders for Layer 3 functionality should use the part numbers listed in Table 3

Table 3. New Product Information

New Product Number

Description

WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC2

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine 1A, 2 Gigabit Ethernet, plus MSFC2 and policy feature card (PFC)

WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC2=

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine 1A, 2 Gigabit Ethernet, plus MSFC2 and PFC

WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC2/2

Catalyst 6000 Redundant Supervisor 1A, 2 Gigabit Ethernet, plus MSFC2 and PFC

WS-F6K-MSFC2=

Catalyst 6000 MSFC2 field-upgradable unit

MEM-MSFC2-128MB=

Catalyst 6000 MSFC2 Mem 128-MB DRAM spare

MEM-MSFC2-256MB

Catalyst 6000 MSFC2 Mem, 256-MB DRAM option

MEM-MSFC2-256MB=

Catalyst 6000 MSFC2 Mem, 256-MB DRAM spare

MEM-MSFC2-512MB

Catalyst 6000 MSFC2 Mem, 512-MB DRAM option

MEM-MSFC2-512MB=

Catalyst 6000 MSFC2 Mem, 512-MB DRAM spare

Table 4. Software Requirements

New Product Number

Minimum Required Software Release

Recommended Software Release

WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC2

Catalyst OS 5.4(3)

Cisco IOS Supervisor 12.1 (2) E

Catalyst OS 5.5 (7)

Cisco IOS Supervisor 12.1(6) E

WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC2=

WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC2/2

WS-F6K-MSFC2=

Overall Benefits of the MSFC2 Solution

  • Enhanced performance and features
  • Same price as Supervisor 1A with MSFC but four times the performance
  • Investment protection
  • Field-upgradable unit for Supervisor Engine 2 and Supervisor Engine 1A already equipped with MSFC
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 end-of-sale product through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_program_description.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Multilayer Switch Feature Card 2 (MSFC2) contact your local account representative, or send an e-mail to ask-c6000-pm@cisco.com
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

Corporate Headquarters

Cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Drive

San Jose, CA 95134-1706

USA

www.cisco.com

Tel: 408 526-4000

800 553-NETS (6387)

Fax: 408 526-4100

European Headquarters

Cisco Systems International BV

Haarlerbergpark

Haarlerbergweg 13-19

1101 CH Amsterdam

The Netherlands

www-europe.cisco.com

Tel: 31 0 20 357 1000

Fax: 31 0 20 357 1100

Americas Headquarters

Cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Drive

San Jose, CA 95134-1706

USA

www.cisco.com

Tel: 408 526-7660

Fax: 408 527-0883

Asia Pacific Headquarters

Cisco Systems, Inc.

168 Robinson Road

#28-01 Capital Tower

Singapore 068912

www.cisco.com

Tel: +65 6317 7777

Fax: +65 6317 7799

Cisco Systems has more than 200 offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed on the Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices .
Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel · Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal · Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan · Thailand · Turkey Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · Zimbabwe
Copyright ã 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet , PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.
All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0601R)
Printed in the USA