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EOS and EOL Notice for Cisco Redundant Power System 675 (RPS 675)

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Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Redundant Power System 675 (RPS 675). The last day to order the Cisco RPS 675 is October 15, 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 RPS 675. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 (RPS 2300), which provides new and enhanced functionality, including active backup power for up to two routers and switches with Class 3 PoE on 48 ports, and additional management and configuration capabilities. The RPS 2300 also allows hot insertion of external devices and power supplies, thereby reducing potential down time. The RPS 2300 supports the new Cisco Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E series switches, in addition to the Cisco Catalyst switches and Integrated Services Routers (ISR's) supported by the RPS 675. In addition, the RPS 2300 uses the same modular 1150W AC and 750W AC power supplies used by the Cisco Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E series switches. This consistency and modularity allow for common sparing, a lower mean time to repair, and greater configuration flexibility. Detailed information about the RPS 2300 can be obtained at: Table 1 below lists some important end-of-life milestones and dates for the Cisco RPS 675.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Redundant Power System 675.




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.

April 16, 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.

October 15, 2007

Last Ship Date:


The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

January 13, 2008

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:


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

October 14, 2008

End of New Service Attachment Date:


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.

October 14, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:


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

January 10, 2012

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.

October 13, 2012

HW = Hardware

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part umber

Replacement Product Description


675W Redundant Power Supply with 1 connector cable


Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 and Blower, No Power Supply

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Redundant Power System 2300. Information about this product can be found at: Table 3 below compares some of the features of the Cisco RPS 2300 with those of the Cisco RPS 675.

Table 3. Product Comparisons


Cisco Redundant Power System 675

Cisco Redundant Power System 2300

Maximum number of switches and routers actively backed up



Modular power supplies and blower



Dual power supplies



Maximum power output

Class 3 PoE on 24 Ports

Class 2 PoE on 48 Ports

Class 3 PoE on 48 Ports

Automatic back-off


Yes-for Catalyst 3750-E and 3560-E

Separate AC sources possible for switch and RPS 2300



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: The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a 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:
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