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Cisco Catalyst 6000 Series Switches

End of Sale: Supervisor I for Catalyst 6500 Series, No.1099

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Product Bulletin, No. 1099

Overview

Product Substitution

Overall Benefit of the Supervisor 1A solution

Overall Benefit of the Supervisor 1A solution


Product Bulletin, No. 1099


End of Sale Announcement for Supervisor I for Catalyst 6000 Family Switches

Overview

The Workgroup Business Unit announces the End of Sale (EOS) of the following Catalyst 6000 family module listed in Table 1.

Table 1  Affected Product

Product Number
Description
WS-X6K-SUP1-2GE

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1, 2GE

WS-X6K-SUP1-2GE=

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1, 2GE


Table 2  End of Life Milestones

Milestone
Date
End of Software Maintenance Support

1/3/2001

Last Date of Support

7/3/2005


End-of-sale date - 7/3/2000

End of software maintenance releases date - 1/3/2001

Last Date of Support - 7/3/2005

Product Substitution

Supervisor 1 is effectively replaced by Supervisor 1A that offers layers 3-7 services via two daughter cards, namely Policy Feature Card (PFC) and Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC). The PFC offers enhanced services like server switching at 15 Mpps, QoS, etc., while Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC) provides multiprotocol routing. Supervisor 1A provides enhanced performance and support for a broad range of other services including:

Wire Speed IP/IPX Multicast and Multi Layer Switching

Multiprotocol routing of Appletalk, DECnet, Vines, XNS, OSI, and CLNS

Enhanced QoS features

Full Internet routing table support

Wire-rate inter-VLAN IOS access control lists (ACL) and intra-VLAN access control lists (VACL)

HSRP for high availability and load balancing

More information on Catalyst Supervisor 1A can be found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/cisco/mkt/switch/cat/6000/prodlit/supi_ds.htm

Table 3  New Product

New Product Number
Description
WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1A, Enhanced QoS, 2GE

WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE=

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1A, Enhanced QoS, 2GE (spare)

WS-X6K-SUP1A-PFC

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus PFC

WS-X6K-SUP1A-PFC=

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus PFC (spare)

WS-X6K-S1A-PFC/2

Catalyst 6000 Redundant Supervisor Eng 1A, 2GE, plus PFC

WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus MSFC & PFC

WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC=

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus MSFC & PFC (spare)

WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC/2

Catalyst 6000 Redundant Supervisor 1A, 2GE, w/ MSFC & PFC


Overall Benefit of the Supervisor 1A solution

Higher performance at same price

Daughter cards, PFC and MSFC, for Layers 3-7 services

Lower price per port, as it requires one less slot

Table 4  New Product

New Product Number
Description
WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1A, Enhanced QoS, 2GE

WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE=

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1A, Enhanced QoS, 2GE (spare)

WS-X6K-SUP1A-PFC

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus PFC

WS-X6K-SUP1A-PFC=

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus PFC (spare)

WS-X6K-S1A-PFC/2

Catalyst 6000 Redundant Supervisor Eng 1A, 2GE, plus PFC

WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus MSFC & PFC

WS-X6K-SUP1A-MSFC=

Catalyst 6000 Supervisor Engine1-A, 2GE, plus MSFC & PFC (spare)

WS-X6K-S1A-MSFC/2

Catalyst 6000 Redundant Supervisor 1A, 2GE, w/ MSFC & PFC


Overall Benefit of the Supervisor 1A solution

Higher performance at same price

Daughter cards, PFC and MSFC, for Layers 3-7 services

Lower price per port, as it requires one less slot