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Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Multiservice Switch Routers

End of Sales for C85GE-2X modules for the Catalyst 8540

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Product Bulletin - Confidential, No. 1207


Product Bulletin - Confidential, No. 1207


End of Sales for C85GE-2X modules for the Catalyst 8540

To simplify ordering and improve the performance of the Catalyst® 8500 family of products, Cisco Systems' is announcing the End of Sales (EOS) of the older 2-port Gigabit Ethernet (GE) interface modules. These Catalyst 8500 modules have enhanced replacement modules within the Catalyst 8500 Family. This bulletin announces the EOS for the following Catalyst 8500 Family members:

EoS Part#
Replacement Part#
Replacement Product Description

C85GE-2X-16K

C85EGE-2X-16K

C8540 2-port Enhanced GE 16K

C85GE-2X-16K=

C85EGE-2X-16K=

C8540 2-port Enhanced GE 16K (spare)

C85GE-2X-64K

C85EGE-2X-64K

C8540 2-port Enhanced GE 64K

C85GE-2X-64K=

C85EGE-2X-64K=

C8540 2-port Enhanced GE 64K (spare)

C85GE-2XACL-16K

C85EGE-2X-16K

C8540 2-port Enhanced GE 16K

C85GE-2XACL-16K=

C85EGE-2X-16K=

C8540 2-port Enhanced GE 16K (spare)

C85GE-2XACL-64K

C85EGE-2X-64K

C8540 2-port Enhanced GE 64K

C85GE-2XACL-64K=

C85EGE-2X-64K=

C8540 2-port Enhanced GE 64K (spare)


The 12.0.10(W5)18c (Millennium Release) is required for the new 2-port Enhanced Gigabit Ethernet modules. The image can be downloaded from CCO at:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-lan.shtml

End of Sales date: December 15, 2000

Last shipment: December 30, 2000

End of support: December 15, 2005

A Technology Migration Program (TMP) credit will be available for customers who trade in existing 2-port GE modules for the new 2-port Enhanced GE modules.

The recommended replacement products offer customers numerous benefits, including:

16K, 64K, and 256K routing table entries

Integrated Access Control Lists (ACL)

Enhanced diagnostics

Migration toward MPLS and IP QoS

For additional information, contact ask-8500-mktg@cisco.com.