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Product Bulletin, No. 968
End of Life of the Catalyst 5000 Family Supervisor Engine III F
Cisco Systems' Workgroup Business Unit is announcing the End of Life (EOL) of the Catalyst® 5000 Family Supervisor Engine III F
Table 1 End-of-Life Products
End of Sales Date: March 15, 2000Last Shipment: April 15, 2000End of Support: April 15, 2005
Ordering InformationAfter March 15, 2000, orders for the Supervisor Engine III F should be replaced with the Supervisor Engine III G.
Table 2 Replacement Products for Catalyst 5000 Supervisor Engine III F
Supervisor Engine III G offers multilayer switching and advanced Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities that enable customers' networks to support multicast, voice, and critical data applications. Relative to Supervisor Engine III F, Supervisor Engine III G gives customers the flexibility to use 1000BaseSX or 1000BaseLX/LH Gigabit Interface Controller (GBIC) uplinks, greater functionality, and better performance.
Software SupportSupervisor Engine III F will be supported in Catalyst 5000 software release through the 5.x train. It will not be supported in subsequent software releases after 5.x train.