Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco IOS Release 15.4(1)S for Cisco ME 3600X Series Ethernet Access Switches. The last day to order the affected product(s) is July 28, 2014. 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 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IOS Release 15.4(1)S for Cisco ME 3600X Series Ethernet Access Switches
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.
January 27, 2014
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
July 28, 2014
Last Ship Date: OS SW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
July 28, 2014
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: OS SW
The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes for IOS 15.4(1)S. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software. The only exception is Vulnerability/Security issues that will be addressed as shown in the End of Vulnerability/Security Support milestone below.
July 28, 2015
End of Vulnerability/ Security Support: OS SW
The last date that Cisco Engineering may release bug fixes for Vulnerability or Security issues for IOS 15.4(1)S. After this date, bug fixes for Vulnerability or Security issues identified in IOS 15.4(1)S may be provided through later supported software releases. Note that there will be no rebuild releases of IOS 15.4(1)S provided after this End of Vulnerability/Security Support milestone date.
July 27, 2016
Last Date of Support
The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.
July 31, 2019
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
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