Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Catalyst 4000 Chassis (3-slot) Supervisor Engine 1 and (6-slot) Supervisor Engine III DC power supplies. The last day to order the Catalyst 4000 Chassis (3-slot) Supervisor Engine 1 and (6-slot) Supervisor Engine III DC power supplies is May 3, 2005. 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 Catalyst 4000 Chassis (3-slot) Supervisor Engine 1 and (6-slot) Supervisor Engine III DC power supplies. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Chassis (3-slot) Supervisor Engine 1 and (6-slot) Supervisor Engine III DC power supplies
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 26, 2004
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
May 3, 2005
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.
August 3, 2005
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.
May 3, 2006
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.
May 3, 2006
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
May 3, 2009
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.
May 3, 2010
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
Catalyst 4000 Chassis (3-slot), Supervisor Engine I, 1 DC P/S, Fans
WS-C4503, WS-C4506, or WS-C4507R
WS-X4013+ or WS-X4515
Deployed with: Cisco Catalyst 4000 and Catalyst 4500 series line cards
Catalyst 4000 Chassis (6-slot), Supervisor Engine III with 2 GE, 2 DC P/S, Fans
Product Migration Options
The recommended replacement for the Cisco Catalyst 4003 chassis with Catalyst 4000 Supervisor Engine I is the Cisco Catalyst 4503 with Supervisor Engine II-Plus.
The recommended replacement for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1(12c)EW is Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)EWA2 or later. These releases support additional hardware and software features.
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: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.