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Product Bulletin - Confidential, No. 1206


Product Bulletin - Confidential, No. 1206


End of Sales Announcement for Selected Catalyst 6000 Family Modules:
WS-X6248-RJ-45, WS-X6248-TEL, WS-X6224-100FX-MT, WS-X6408-GBIC

With the recent introduction of some new Ethernet modules for the Catalyst 6000 Family, Cisco is announcing End of Sales for some older versions of the Ethernet interface modules. These End of Sale modules all have newer, replacement modules with equivalent and/or additional functionality at the same price.

Table 1  End of Sales Products

Product Number
Product Description
WS-X6248-RJ-45
Catalyst 6000 Family 48-port 10/100 RJ-45 module
WS-X6248-RJ-45=
Catalyst 6000 Family 48-port 10/100 RJ-45 module, spare
WS-X6248-TEL
Catalyst 6000 Family 48-port 10/100 Telco (RJ-21) module
WS-X6248-TEL=
Catalyst 6000 Family 48-port 10/100 Telco (RJ-21) module, spare
WS-X6224-100FX-MT
Catalyst 6000 Family 24-port 100FX MT-RJ module
WS-X6224-100FX-MT=
Catalyst 6000 Family 24-port 100FX MT-RJ module, spare
WS-X6408-GBIC
Catalyst 6000 Family 8-port Gigabit Ethernet module (requires GBICs)
WS-X6408-GBIC=
Catalyst 6000 Family 8-port Gigabit Ethernet module (requires GBICs), spare

End of Sales Date: March 1, 2001
Last Shipment: March 31, 2001
End of Support: March 31, 2006
Ordering Information:
After March 1, 2001, all orders for the End of Sales products should be replaced with their corresponding replacements, as listed in Table 2.

Table 2  Replacement Products

EOS
Product Number
Replacement
Product Number
Catalyst Software for Replacement Product
Supervisor IOS Software for Replacement Product
   
Minimum
Recommended
Minimum
Recommended
WS-X6248-RJ-45
WS-X6348-RJ-45
5.4 (2)
5.4 (4)
12.1 (2)E
12.1 (2)E
WS-X6248-RJ-45=
WS-X6348-RJ-45=
5.4 (2)
5.4 (4)
12.1 (2)E
12.1 (2)E
WS-X6248-TEL

WS-X6248A-TEL

5.3 (2)
5.4 (4)
12.1 (2)E
12.1 (2)E
WS-X6248-TEL=
WS-X6248A-TEL=
5.3 (2)
5.4 (4)
12.1 (2)E
12.1 (2)E
WS-X6224-100FX-MT
WS-X6324-100FX-MM
5.4 (2)
5.4 (4)
12.1 (2)E
12.1 (2)E
WS-X6224-100FX-MT=
WS-X6324-100FX-MM=
5.4 (2)
5.4 (4)
12.1(2)E
12.1 (2)E
WS-X6408-GBIC
WS-X6408A-GBIC
5.3 (1a)
5.4 (4)
12.0 (7)XE
12.1 (1)E
WS-X6408-GBIC=
WS-X6408A-GBIC=
5.3 (1a)
5.4 (4)
12.0 (7)XE
12.1 (1)E

The replacement products offer customers additional features at the same price. Table 3 outlines the feature differences between the EOS modules and their replacements:

Table 3  Product Features

 
Product Number
Packet Buffers per 10/100 Port
Number of Queues per Pinnacle Port
Voice Capability

EOS Product

WS-X6248-RJ-45(=)

64K

2 transmit, 1 receive

None

Replacement Product
WS-X6348-RJ-45(=)
128K
3 transmit, 2 receive
Upgradable to provide inline power via the WS-F6K-VPWR voice daughter card

 
Product Number
Packet Buffers per 10/100 Port
Number of Queues per Pinnacle Port

EOS Product

WS-X6248-TEL(=)

64K

2 transmit, 1 receive

Replacement Product
WS-X6248A-TEL(=)
128K
3 transmit, 2 receive

 
Product Number
Packet Buffers per 10/100 Port
Number of Queues per Pinnacle Port

EOS Product

WS-X6224-100FX-MT(=)

64K

2 transmit, 1 receive

Replacement Product
WS-X6324-100FX-MM(=)
128K
3 transmit, 2 receive

 
Product Number
Number of Queues per Gigabit Port

EOS Product

WS-X6408-GBIC(=)

2 transmit, 1 receive

Replacement Product
WS-X6408A-GBIC(=)
3 transmit, 2 receive