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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series PFC3B and DFC3B Bundles

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EOL9356 - Amended

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series PFC3B and DFC3B Bundles. The last day to order the affected product(s) is January 30, 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 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

For 6148 PoE+ Line Card End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Milestones, please refer to EOL9423.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series PFC3B and DFC3B Bundles

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.

August 1, 2013

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.

January 30, 2014

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.

April 30, 2014

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
HW

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.

January 30, 2015

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

January 30, 2015

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.

January 30, 2015

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

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

April 27, 2018

Last Date of Support:
HW

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.

January 31, 2019

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

Additional Information

S-67-10GE-C0

Cat6500, 1xWS-6704-10GE, 1xWS-F6700-DFC3B Bundle

WS-F6700-DFC3C

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card for WS-X67xx modules

-

S-67-10GE-C0

Cat6500, 1xWS-6704-10GE, 1xWS-F6700-DFC3B Bundle

WS-F6K-DFC4-A

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4

-

S-67-10GE-C2

Cat6500, 1x6704-10GE, 1xWS-F6700-DFC3B, 2xXENPAK-10GB-SR=

WS-F6700-DFC3C

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card for WS-X67xx modules

-

S-67-10GE-C2

Cat6500, 1x6704-10GE, 1xWS-F6700-DFC3B, 2xXENPAK-10GB-SR=

WS-F6K-DFC4-A

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4

-

S-67-GE-TX-2

Cat6500 1x6748-GE-TX, 1xWS-F6700-DFC3B

WS-F6700-DFC3C

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card for WS-X67xx modules

-

S-67-GE-TX-2

Cat6500 1x6748-GE-TX, 1xWS-F6700-DFC3B

WS-F6K-DFC4-A

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4

-

S-67-GE-TX-2

Cat6500 1x6748-GE-TX, 1xWS-F6700-DFC3B

WS-X6748-GE-TX

Cat6500 48-port 10/100/1000 GE Mod: fabric enabled, RJ-45

-

S-67-GE-TX-2

Cat6500 1x6748-GE-TX, 1xWS-F6700-DFC3B

WS-X6848-TX-2T

C6k 48-port 10/100/1000 GE Mod: fabric enabled, RJ-45 DFC4

-

WS-F6700-DFC3B

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card, 256K Routes for WS-X67xx

WS-F6700-DFC3C

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card for WS-X67xx modules

-

WS-F6700-DFC3B

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card, 256K Routes for WS-X67xx

WS-F6K-DFC4-A

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4

-

WS-F6700-DFC3B

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card, 256K Routes for WS-X67xx

WS-F6K-DFC4-E

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4

-

WS-F6700-DFC3B=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card, 256K+ Routes for WS-X67xx

WS-F6700-DFC3C=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card for WS-X67xx modules

-

WS-F6700-DFC3B=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card, 256K+ Routes for WS-X67xx

WS-F6K-DFC4-A=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4 S

-

WS-F6700-DFC3B=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card, 256K+ Routes for WS-X67xx

WS-F6K-DFC4-E=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4 S

-

WS-F6700-DFC3BXL

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card- 3BXL, for WS-X67xx

WS-F6700-DFC3CXL

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card- 3CXL, for WS-X67xx

-

WS-F6700-DFC3BXL

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card- 3BXL, for WS-X67xx

WS-F6K-DFC4-AXL

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4XL

-

WS-F6700-DFC3BXL

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card- 3BXL, for WS-X67xx

WS-F6K-DFC4-EXL

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4XL

-

WS-F6700-DFC3BXL=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card- 3BXL, for WS-X67xx

WS-F6700-DFC3CXL=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card- 3CXL, for WS-X67xx

-

WS-F6700-DFC3BXL=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card- 3BXL, for WS-X67xx

WS-F6K-DFC4-AXL=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4XL S

-

WS-F6700-DFC3BXL=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card- 3BXL, for WS-X67xx

WS-F6K-DFC4-EXL=

Catalyst 6500 Dist Fwd Card DFC4XL S

-

WS-F6K-PFC3B

Catalyst 6500 Sup720 Policy Feature Card-3B

VS-F6K-PFC3C

Catalyst 6500 Sup 720-10G Policy Feature Card 3C

-

WS-F6K-PFC3B

Catalyst 6500 Sup720 Policy Feature Card-3B

VS-F6K-PFC4

Cat 6k 80G Sys Daughter Board Sup2T PFC4

-

WS-F6K-PFC3B=

Catalyst 6500 Sup720 Policy Feature Card-3B

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

-

-

WS-F6K-PFC3BXL

Sup720 PFC-3BXL Plus 2x1Gig Mem

VS-F6K-PFC3CXL

Catalyst 6500 Sup720-10G Policy Feature Card 3CXL

-

WS-F6K-PFC3BXL

Sup720 PFC-3BXL Plus 2x1Gig Mem

VS-F6K-PFC4XL

Cat 6k 80G Sys Daughter Board Sup2T PFC4XL

-

WS-F6K-PFC3BXL=

Sup720 PFC-3BXL Plus 2x1Gig Mem

VS-F6K-PFC3CXL=

Catalyst 6500 Sup720-10G Policy Feature Card 3CXL

-

WS-F6K-PFC3BXL=

Sup720 PFC-3BXL Plus 2x1Gig Mem

VS-F6K-PFC4XL=

Cat 6500 Policy Feature Card 4 XL S

-

WS-X6148E-GE-45AT

Cat6500 48-Port PoE+ ready 10/100/1000 w/Jumbo Frame

-

-

See EOL9423 for specific EOL milestones and information

WS-X6148E-GE-45AT=

Cat6500 48-Port PoE+ ready 10/100/1000 w/Jumbo Frame

-

-

See EOL9423 for specific EOL milestones and information

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Distributed Forwarding Card DFC4 and the Catalyst 6500 Distributed Forwarding Card DFC4XL. Information about these products can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_relevant_interfaces_and_modules.html.
Information about Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 6748/6848 Data Line Cards can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_data_sheets_list.html.
Customers may be able to use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) where applicable to trade-in eligible products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/incentives_and_promotions/tmp.html.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series PFC3B and DFC3B Bundles 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.
The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html.

For More Information

For more information about the Catalyst 6500 Distributed Forwarding Cards DFC4 and DFC4XL and Catalyst 6800ia, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_relevant_interfaces_and_modules.html, or contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.
For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html.
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html.

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