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End of Sale Announcement for 12-port 1000BASE-T Line Card

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Product Bulletin No. 1933

Overview

Product Substitution

Why 10/100/1000 to the Desktop?


Product Bulletin No. 1933


End-of-Sale Announcement for 12-Port 1000BASE-T Line Card for the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Family

Overview

Cisco announces the end of sale (EOS) of the 12-port 1000BASE-T line card for the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Family. The affected product number is outlined in Table 1.

Going forward, all customers should move to the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Family auto-sensing 24- or 48-port 10/100/1000 BASE-T line cards. Advantages of the newer Cisco Catalyst 4000 Family 10/100/1000 BASE-T line cards include:

Priced the same or less than the old 12-port 1000BASE-T line card

Multispeed 10/100/1000 Mbps capable for flexible device speed on the same interface

Table 1  EOS Candidate Product Number

Product Number
Description
WS-X4412-2GB-T

12-port 1000Base-T + 2 gigabit interface converter (GBIC) slots


EOS date: March 23, 2003

Last shipment: April 27, 2003

End of support: March 23, 2008

Product Substitution

Table 2  Product Numbers and Prices for Replacement Products

End-of-Sale Product
(As of 3/23/2003)
Replacement Products
Price Comparison
WS-X4412-2GB-T
12-port 1000Base-T (RJ-45) + 2 GBIC Slots
WS-X4424-GB-RJ45

24-port 10/100Base-T (RJ-45)

$1000 Less than WS-X4412-2GB-T

or

WS-X4448-GB-RJ45

48-port 10/100Base-T (RJ-45)

Same price as WS-X4412-2GB-T


Table 3  Attribute and Feature Comparison of all Cisco Catalyst 4000 1000BASE-T Line Cards

Attribute
WS-X4412-2GB-T
(EOS Candidate)
WS-X4424-GB-RJ45 (Replacement)
WS-X4448-GB-RJ45
(Replacement)
Port Density

12-port 1000Base-T + 2 GBIC Slots

24 ports 10/100/1000

48 ports 10/100/1000

Auto-Sensing?

No. 1000Base-T Only

Yes. 10/100/1000

Yes. 10/100/1000

Maximum 1000Base-T Oversubscription

4 to 1

4 to 1

8 to 1

Minimum Software

CatOS 5.4(2)

Cisco IOS 12.1(8a)EW

CatOS 6.2(1)

Cisco IOS 12.1(8a)EW

CatOS 7.1(1)

Cisco IOS 12.1(8a)EW

U.S. List Price

-

$1000 Less than WS-X4412-2GB-T

Same price as WS-X4412-2GB-T


Why 10/100/1000 to the Desktop?

10/100/1000 port density is now the same as 10/100 on a line-card basis (48-ports)

Protects investment in installed horizontal cabling (Category 5)

Extends intelligent services up to 100 Meters over copper

Affordable for every desktop in the enterprise ($146/port for 48-port 10/100/1000 card)