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EOS and EOL Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2

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Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2 Related Memory Modules. The last day to order the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2 Related Memory Modules is November 9, 2007. 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 Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2 Related Memory Modules. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2 Related Memory Modules

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.

May 11, 2007

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.

November 9, 2007

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.

February 7, 2008

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.

November 8, 2008

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.

November 8, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

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

February 4, 2012

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.

November 7, 2012

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

MEM-C6K-FLC16M=

Cat6500 Sup1/Sup1A/Sup2, PCMCIA Flash Mem Card, 16MB Spare

MEM-C6K-FLC24M=

Cat6500 Sup1/Sup1A/Sup2, PCMCIA Flash Mem Card, 24MB Spare

MEM-MSFC2-128MB

Catalyst 6500 128MB DRAM on the MSFC2

MEM-MSFC2-128MB=

Catalyst 6500 128MB DRAM on the MSFC2, Spare

MEM-MSFC2-256MB=

Catalyst 6500 256MB DRAM on the MSFC2, Spare

MEM-S1-128MB-UPG=

SUP1A-MSFC Upgrade Kit, including 128MB DRAM and MSFC2

MEM-S1-128MB=

Catalyst 6500 128MB DRAM Upgrade on Supervisor (SUP1), Spare

MEM-S2-128MB=

Catalyst 6500 128MB DRAM on the Supervisor (SUP2), Spare

MEM-S2-256MB=

Catalyst 6500 256MB DRAM on the Supervisor (SUP2), Spare

WS-X6K-MSFC2-KIT=

Bootflash Upgrade Kit for MSFC2

WS-X6K-S2-KIT=

Bootrom and ROMMON upgrade kit for Sup2

Product Migration Options

Since these are accessories specific to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2,there are no replacement products. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 or Supervisor Engine 32. Supervisor Engine 720 has a higher performance in an integrated switch fabric module and offers hardware support for advanced features such as IPv6,MPLS,GRE,NAT,and ERSPAN. Supervisor Engine 32 offers hardware support for most of the same robust feature set as Supervisor Engine 720 at a performance optimized for wiring closets. Information about Supervisor Engine 720 can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/product_data_sheet09186a0080159856.html. Information about Supervisor Engine 32 can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_data_sheet0900aecd801c5cab.html.
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 Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 or Supervisor Engine 32, visit , contact your local account representative, or send an e-mail to .
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.