EoS&EoL Announcement for Cisco 6500 Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL Upgrades and Associated Bundles

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL Upgrades and Associated Bundles. The last day to order the affected product(s) is February 11, 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 until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.

EoS&EoL Announcement for Cisco 6500 Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL Upgrades and Associated Bundles

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL Upgrades and Associated Bundles

Milestone Definition Date
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. August 13, 2012
End-of-Sale Date The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date. February 11, 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. May 12, 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. February 11, 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. February 11, 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. February 11, 2014
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. May 9, 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. February 28, 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
Product Description Replacement Product Part Number Replacement Product Description Additional Information
S-65-S720 WS-SUP720-3B w/512MB and 512PCMCIA VS-S2T-10G Cat 6500 Sup 2T with 2 x 10GbE and 3 x 1GbE with MSFC5 PFC4
S-65-S720 WS-SUP720-3B w/512MB and 512PCMCIA VS-S720-10G-3C Cat 6500 Supervisor 720 with 2 x 10GbE and 3x1GE MSFC3 PFC3C
S-65-S720= WS-SUP720-3B w/512MB and 512PCMCIA VS-S2T-10G= Cat 6500 Sup 2T with 2 x 10GbE and 3 x 1GbE with MSFC5 PFC4
S-65-S720= WS-SUP720-3B w/512MB and 512PCMCIA VS-S720-10G-3C= Cat 6500 Supervisor 720 with 2 x 10GbE and 3x1GE MSFC3 PFC3C
VS-C6513-S720-10G Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray+Sup720-10G; IP Base ONLY incl. VSS VS-C6513E-SUP2T Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray + Sup2T; IP Services ONLY incl VSS
WS-C6503E-S720-DC Cat6503E Chassis, Sup720, Fan, 2x950W DC, 6548-GETX, 6516A w SX VS-C6503E-SUP2T Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray + Sup2T; IP Services ONLY incl VSS
WS-C6503E-S720-DC Cat6503E Chassis, Sup720, Fan, 2x950W DC, 6548-GETX, 6516A w SX VS-C6504E-S720-10G Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray+Sup720-10G; IP Base ONLY incl. VSS
WS-C6503E-S720-TX Cat6503E Chassis, Sup720, Fan, 2x950W DC, 6548-GETX, 6516A SX/TX VS-C6503E-SUP2T Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray + Sup2T; IP Services ONLY incl VSS
WS-C6503E-S720-TX Cat6503E Chassis, Sup720, Fan, 2x950W DC, 6548-GETX, 6516A SX/TX VS-C6504E-S720-10G Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray+Sup720-10G; IP Base ONLY incl. VSS
WS-C6509E-1S720-C C6K bundle with C6509-E, Fan, 1xSup720-3B, 2x3000W AC VS-C6509E-S720-10G Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray+Sup720-10G; IP Base ONLY incl. VSS
WS-C6509E-1S720-C C6K bundle with C6509-E, Fan, 1xSup720-3B, 2x3000W AC VS-C6509E-SUP2T Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray + Sup2T; IP Services ONLY incl VSS
WS-C6509E-2S720-C C6K bundle with C6509-E, Fan, 2xSup720-3B, 2x3000W AC VS-C6509E-S720-10G Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray+Sup720-10G; IP Base ONLY incl. VSS
WS-C6509E-2S720-C C6K bundle with C6509-E, Fan, 2xSup720-3B, 2x3000W AC VS-C6509E-SUP2T Catalyst Chassis+Fan Tray + Sup2T; IP Services ONLY incl VSS
WS-SUP720-3B-UG= C6K Supervisor 720 with PFC3B Upgrade (trade in order only) VS-S2T-10G= Cat 6500 Sup 2T with 2 x 10GbE and 3 x 1GbE with MSFC5 PFC4
WS-SUP720-3B-UG= C6K Supervisor 720 with PFC3B Upgrade (trade in order only) VS-S720-10G-3C= Cat 6500 Supervisor 720 with 2 x 10GbE and 3x1GE MSFC3 PFC3C

 

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T for the latest technology innovation, scalability, and performance enhancements. Additionally, customers have the option to migrate to the Supervisor Engine 720-10G-3C, which supports Virtual Switching System (VSS) technology and functionality similar to what the Supervisor Engine 720-3B offers. Information about this product can be found at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/index.html.

 

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 http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/incentives_and_promotions/tmp.html

 

Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720-3B/3BXL Upgrades and Associated Bundles 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:

http://www.cisco.com/go/eos

 

Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.

 

The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html

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