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Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series Switches

EOS/EOL - IOS Releases 12.1(8)EW & 12.1(11)EW on Catalyst 4000

Product Bulletin No 2257


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.1(8)EW and 12.1(11)EW on the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series Switches


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco IOS® software releases 12.1(8)EW and 12.1(11)EW for the Cisco® Catalyst® 4000 Series switches. The last day to order the Cisco IOS software releases 12.1(8)EW and 12.1(11)EW for the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series switches is March, 19, 2004. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until March, 20, 2009. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco IOS software releases 12.1(8)EW and 12.1(11)EW on the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series switches.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IOS software release 12.1(12)EW or newer for the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series switches, which offers more hardware support and software functions. For more information about the Cisco IOS software for the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series switches, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat4000/

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco IOS software releases 12.1(8)EW and 12.1(11)EW on the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series switches to a newer Cisco IOS software.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IOS software releases 12.1(8)EW and 12.1(11)EW on the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series switch

Milestone   Definition   Date 
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.

September, 19, 2003

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.

March, 19, 2004

Last shipment 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.

June, 18, 2004

End of software maintenance releases date

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.

March, 18, 2005

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.

March, 20, 2009

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number  Product Description 
S4KL3-12108EW

Cisco IOS BASIC L3 SW FOR Catalyst 4000 SUP III (RIP, Static Routes)

S4KL3-12108EW=

Cisco IOS BASIC L3 SW FOR Catalyst 4000 SUP III (RIP, Static Routes)

S4KL3E-12108EW

Cisco IOS ENHANCED L3 SW FOR Catalyst 4000 SUP III/OSPF IGRP EIGRP

S4KL3E-12108EW=

Cisco IOS ENHANCED L3 SW FOR Catalyst 4000 SUP III/OSPF IGRP EIGRP

S4KL3-12111EW

Cisco IOS BASIC L3 SW FOR Catalyst 4000 SUP III (RIP, Static Routes)

S4KL3-12111EW=

Cisco IOS BASIC L3 SW FOR Catalyst 4000 SUP III (RIP, Static Routes)

S4KL3E-12111EW

Cisco IOS ENHANCED L3 SW FOR Catalyst 4000 SUP III/OSPF IGRP EIGRP

S4KL3E-12111EW=

Cisco IOS ENHANCED L3 SW FOR Catalyst 4000 SUP III/OSPF IGRP EIGRP

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco IOS software releases 12.1(8)EW and 12.1(11)EW on the Cisco Catalyst 4000 Series switches is the Cisco IOS software release 12.1(12)EW or newer (Table 3). Software features such as PBR, DBL, Port Security, Jumbo Frames, as well as support for the Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine IV, Supervisor Engine II-Plus, NetFlow Services Card, 1000BASE-T GBIC and the AGM module are contained in the newer Cisco IOS releases.

Table 3   Replacement Product

End-of-Sale Product Part Number  Replacement Product Number 

S4KL3-12108EW(=)

S4KL3-12111EW(=)

S4KL3-12112EW(=)

S4KL3-12113EW(=)

S4KL3K2-12113EW(=)

S4KL3-12119EW(=)

S4KL3K2-12119EW(=)

S4KL3E-12108EW(=)

S4KL3E-12111EW(=)

S4KL3E-12112EW(=)

S4KL3E-12113EW(=)

S4KL3EK2-12113EW(=)

S4KL3E-12119EW(=)

S4KL3EK2-12119EW(=)

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.

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html

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http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice