Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 6148 PoE+ Line Card. The last day to order the affected product(s) is September 30, 2013. 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.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 6148 PoE+ Line Card
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
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
September 30, 2013
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
See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
Product Migration Options
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 4500 or to Cisco Catalyst 6800ia as a replacement for the 6148 line card.
Similar to the Catalyst 6500 in the core, the Catalyst 4500 is our lead modular access platform in the campus with significant investments to maintain access leadership. This platform with Supervisor Engine 8-E delivers converged access in addition to industry-leading Universal Power over Ethernet (UPoE) capabilities and high availability, including In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU). More information about this product can be found at:
If customers prefer to keep the Catalyst 6500 feature set and operational consistency, they can choose to deploy the Cisco Catalyst 6800 Instant Access solution. Instant Access has been a major investment for Cisco Catalyst 6500/6800, which allows customers a cost-effective, high-performance PoE+ or data architecture with Supervisor 2T. It provides a single point of management, configuration, and troubleshooting. More information about this product can be found at:
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
Customers may be able to continue to purchase Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 6148 PoE+ Line Card 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:
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End-of-Sale date.
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