EoS/EoL Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst Campus Switch Router
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Updated:June 19, 2003
END-OF-LIFE NOTICE NO. 2207
Cisco Systems® announces the End-of-Life of the Cisco® Catalyst® Campus Switch Router (CSR) and select multiservice switch router (MSR) line cards. The last day to order the Cisco Catalyst CSR is December 15, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 15, 2008. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Catalyst CSR. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 8500 MSR for ATM and multiservice applications and to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch for Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching applications. Information about the Cisco Catalyst 8500 MSR is available at:
Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco Catalyst CSR to the Catalyst 8500 MSR or Catalyst 6500 Series.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst CSR
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.
June 15, 2003
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
December 15, 2003
Last shipment 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.
March 15, 2004
End of software 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.
December 15, 2004
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.
December 15, 2004
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.
December 15, 2004
End of service contract renewal date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.
September 15, 2008
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.
December 15, 2008
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by this Announcement
The recommended replacements for the Cisco Catalyst CSR are the Cisco Catalyst 8500 MSR and the Catalyst 6500 Series (Table 3).
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco Catalyst CSR
Cisco Catalyst 8500 MSR
Layer 2, Layer 3 switching
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series
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:
Note: The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
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