EoL & EoS Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6L-E

Recently, Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6L-E in the last month. The last day to order the affected products of Cisco 4500 Series is February 2, 2015. And customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in the following two tables. The first EoL bulletin describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). And the Table2 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.

Table1. EoL Milestones and Dates for the Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6L-E

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 4, 2014
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 2, 2015
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 3, 2015
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 2, 2016
End of Vulnerability/Security Support:

HW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release a planned maintenance release or scheduled software remedy for a security vulnerability issue. February 1, 2018
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 2, 2016
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 2, 2016
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. April 30, 2019
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 29, 2020

HW = Hardware    OS SW = Operating System Software   App. SW = Application Software 

Table2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This EoL Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number Product Description Replacement Product Part Number Replacement Product Description Additional Information
WS-X45-SUP6L-E=

Catalyst 4500 E-Series Sup 6-E Lite, 2x10GE(X2) w/ Twin Gig WS-X45-SUP7L-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor 7L-E, 520Gbps
WS-X45-SUP6L-E/2 Catalyst 4500 E-Series Sup 6-E Lite, 2x10GE(X2) w/ Twin Gig WS-X45-SUP7L-E/2 Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor LE, 520Gbps red
WS-X45-SUP6L-E

Catalyst 4500 E-Series Sup 6-E Lite, 2x10GE(X2) w/ Twin Gig WS-X45-SUP7L-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series Supervisor LE, 520Gbps
WS-C4507RES6L+96V+ 4507R+E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E WS-C4507RE+96V+ WS-C4507R+E Chassis, two WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup7L-E, LAN Base
WS-C4506E-S6L-96V+ 4506-E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E WS-C4506E-S7L+96V+ 4506-E Chassis, two WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup7L-E, LAN Base
WS-C4506E-S6L-4200 4506-E Chassis, Two WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E, 4200W PS WS-C4506E-S7L+96V+ 4506-E Chassis, two WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup7L-E, LAN Base
WS-C4506E-S6L-2800 4506-E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E, 2800W PS WS-C4506E-S7L+96V+ 4506-E Chassis, two WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup7L-E, LAN Base
WS-C4506E-S6L-1300 4506-E Chassis, Two WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E, 1300W PS WS-C4506E-S7L+96V+ 4506-E Chassis, two WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup7L-E, LAN Base
WS-C4503E-S6L-48VE 4503-E Chassis, One 24G PoE Line Card, Sup6L-E WS-C4503E-S7L+48V+ 4503-E Chassis, One WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup7L-E, LAN Base
WS-C4503E-S6L-48V+ 4503-E Chassis, One WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E WS-C4503E-S7L+48V+ 4503-E Chassis, One WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup7L-E, LAN Base
WS-C4503E-S6L-1300 4503-E Chassis, One WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E, 1300W PS WS-C4503E-S7L+48V+ 4503-E Chassis, One WS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup7L-E, LAN Base
MEM-X45-1GB-LE= Catalyst 4500 1GB SDRAM Upgrade for Sup6‑LE There is currently no replacement product available for this product.
MEM-X45-1GB-LE Catalyst 4500 1GB SDRAM Upgrade for Sup6‑LE There is currently no replacement product available for this product.
C4507+2S6L-C 4507R+E Chassis and Two Sup6L-E C4507+2S7LES-C WS-C4507R+E Chassis and dual Sup7L-E
C4507+1S6L-C 4507R+E Chassis and Sup6L-E C4507+1S7LES-C WS-C4507R+E Chassis and Sup7L-E
C4506-S6L-C 4506-E Chassis and Sup6L-E C4506-1S7LES-C 4506-E Chassis and Sup7L-E
C4503-S6L-C 4503-E Chassis and Sup6L-E C4503-1S7LES-C 4503-E Chassis and Sup7L-E
C4500E-S6L-S7 Sup6L-E/4648 to Sup7-E/4748 Upgrade for Bundle C4500E-S7L-S7 Sup7-E and WS-X4748-RJ45V+E Upgrade for Bundle
C4500E-S6L-DEFAULT Default WS-X45-SUP6L-E with WS-X4648-RJ45V+E Bundle C4500E-S7L-DEFAULT Default WS-X45-SUP7L-E with WS-X4648-RJ45V+E Bundle

In general, customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 7L-E and the more information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps4324/data_sheet_c78-686325.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 Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6L-E 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.

Cisco also announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Supervisor Engine 6-E. The last day to order the affected product(s) is March 1, 2014. The detailed EoL and EoS announcement you can read here

 

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