Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Software Release 5.1. The last day to order the affected product(s) is December 14, 2012. 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 until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series NX-OS Software Release 5.1
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.
June 15, 2012
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
December 14, 2012
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.
December 14, 2012
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: OS SW
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.
December 14, 2013
Last Date of Support
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.
December 31, 2017
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
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco NX-OS Release 5.1
Cisco NX-OS Release 5.2
Cisco NX-OS 5.1 No Payload Encryption (no CTS) for N7K-SUP1
Cisco NX-OS No Payload Encryption (no CTS) for N7K-SUP1
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