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Updated:June 16, 2006
Product Bulletin No. EOL4052-Amended
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Prestandard PoE Line Card (WS-X4148-RJ45V) and Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18)EW. The last day to order the affected product is January 29, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until January 28, 2012. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate from Cisco Catalyst 4500 Prestandard PoE line card (WS-X4148-RJ45V) to the Cisco Catalyst 4500 IEEE 802.3af PoE line cards (WS-X4248-RJ45V or WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V). Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18)EW customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)EWA. Table 2 provides relevant information for migrating to the replacement product.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Prestandard PoE Line Card (WS-X4148-RJ45V) and Cisco IOS Software Release12.2(18)EW
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.
July 31, 2006
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
January 29, 2007
Last Ship Date
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
April 29, 2007
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date
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.
January 29, 2008
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
January 29, 2008
End of New Service Attachment Date
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.
January 29, 2008
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
April 26, 2011
Last Date of Support
The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.
January 28, 2012
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
Customers are encouraged to migrate from Cisco Catalyst 4500 Prestandard PoE line card (WS-X4148-RJ45V) to the Cisco Catalyst 4500 IEEE 802.3af PoE line cards (WS-X4248-RJ45V or WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V).
WS-X4148-RJ45V only supports Cisco Prestandard devices, up to 6.3 Watts per port. The replacement line cards come in 2 favors, WS-X4248-RJ45V (10/100 speed), and WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V (10/100/1000 speed). In addition to support for granular IEEE power classification and Cisco Intelligent power management, the IEEE compliant cards (X4248-RJ45V and WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V) supports up to 15.4 Watts on every port simultaneously. Moreover, the 10/100/1000 speed line card (WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V) supports TDR, which allows customers to remotely detect the condition of an attached copper cable. Both replacement line cards (WS-X4248-RJ45V and WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V) support both the IEEE standard and Cisco Prestandard Power over Ethernet.
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18)EW customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(25)EWA.
The 12.2(18)EW is an old branch with features that have been implemented on the Catalyst 4500 platform more than 2 years ago, and hence continuing support for maintenance of this branch is not scalable. The recommendation migration is to the 12.2(25)EWA branch, which is a very stable branch and has regular maintenance releases. Furthermore, the 12.2(25)EWA branch has supports for enhanced security features, HA features including SSO, the SupV-10GE supervisor, and the Catalyst 4900 fixed configuration switches. 12.2(25)EWA also has several critical bug fixes in the area of security and optimization.
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.