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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 2960 and 3560 8-Port and 12-Port Switches. The last day to order the affected product(s) is July 29, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.
One month after the end-of-life announcement, the price of the switches listed in this announcement may increase in order to accommodate the fluctuating component costs for those products.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 2960 and 3560 8-Port and 12-Port Switches
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.
January 28, 2013
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
July 29, 2013
Last Ship Date: HW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
October 27, 2013
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: HW
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.
July 29, 2014
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.
July 29, 2014
End of New Service Attachment Date: HW
For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.
July 29, 2014
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
October 24, 2017
Last Date of Support: HW
The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.
July 31, 2018
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Catalyst 2960 8 10/100 + 1 T/SFP LAN Base Image
Catalyst 2960C Switch 8 FE, 2 x Dual Uplink, Lan Base
Catalyst 2960 8 10/100 + 1 T/SFP LAN Lite Image
Catalyst 2960C Switch 8 FE, 2 x Dual Uplink, Lan Lite
Catalyst 2960 7 10/100/1000 + 1 T/SFP LAN Base
Catalyst 2960C Switch 8 GE, 2 x Dual Uplink, LAN Base
Catalyst 2960 Powered Device 8 10/100 + 1 1000BT LAN Base
Catalyst 2960C PD Switch 8 FE, 2 x 1G, LAN Base
Catalyst 3560 Compact 12 10/100 PoE + 1 T/SFP; IP Base Image
Catalyst 3560C Switch 12 FE PoE, 2 x Dual Uplink, IP Base
Catalyst 3560 Compact 8 10/100 PoE + 1 T/SFP; IP Base Image
Catalyst 3560C Switch 8 FE PoE, 2 x Dual Uplink, IP Base
Customers may be able to use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) where applicable to trade-in eligible products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco Catalyst 2960 and 3560 8-Port and 12-Port Switches through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to:
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
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