EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 2960-SF Series

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series and 2960-SF Series Switches, once as popular network switches for branch and midsized campus access applications, were announced be the end-of-sale and end-of-life ones by Cisco in 2015. The last day to order the affected product(s) of Cisco 2960-S and 2960-SF Series is November 6, 2015.

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 2960-SF Switches

In the following two tables, they will show the product part numbers affected by this announcement (Table1) and the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected products (Table2). Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table2 of the EoL bulletin.

For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers’ service contract.

Cisco will increase prices for these products following the End-of-Life announcement.

Table1. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number Product Description Replacement Product Part Number Replacement Product Description Additional Information
C2960S-F-STACK Catalyst 2960S Flexstack Stack Module (FE) C2960X-STACK Catalyst 2960-X FlexStack Plus Stacking Module
C2960S-F-STACK= Catalyst 2960S Flexstack Stack Module (FE) C2960X-STACK= Catalyst 2960-X FlexStack Plus Stacking Module optional
C2960S-STACK Catalyst 2960S FlexStack Stack Module optional for LAN Base C2960X-STACK Catalyst 2960-X FlexStack Plus Stacking Module
C2960S-STACK= Catalyst 2960S Flexstack Stack Module C2960X-STACK= Catalyst 2960-X FlexStack Plus Stacking Module optional
WS-C2960S-24PD-L Catalyst 2960S 24 GigE PoE 370W, 2 x 10G SFP+ LAN Base WS-C2960X-24PD-L Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE PoE 370W, 2 x 10G SFP+, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-24PS-L Catalyst 2960S 24 GigE PoE 370W, 4 x SFP LAN Base WS-C2960X-24PS-L Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE PoE 370W, 4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-24TD-L Catalyst 2960S 24 GigE,
2 x 10G SFP+ LAN Base
WS-C2960X-24TD-L Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE,
2 x 10G SFP+, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-24TS-L Catalyst 2960S 24 GigE,
4 x SFP LAN Base
WS-C2960X-24TS-L Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE,
4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-24TS-S Catalyst 2960S 24 GigE,
2 x SFP LAN Lite
WS-C2960X-24TS-LL Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE,
2 x 1G SFP, LAN Lite
WS-C2960S-48FPD-L Catalyst 2960S 48 GigE PoE 740W, 2 x 10G SFP+ LAN Base WS-C2960X-48FPD-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE PoE 740W, 2 x 10G SFP+, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-48FPS-L Catalyst 2960S 48 GigE PoE 740W, 4 x SFP LAN Base WS-C2960X-48FPS-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE PoE 740W, 4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-48LPD-L Catalyst 2960S 48 GigE PoE 370W, 2 x 10G SFP+ LAN Base WS-C2960X-48LPD-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE PoE 370W, 2 x 10G SFP+ LAN Base
WS-C2960S-48LPS-L Catalyst 2960S 48 GigE PoE 370W, 4 x SFP LAN Base WS-C2960X-48LPS-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE PoE 370W, 4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-48TD-L Catalyst 2960S 48 GigE,
2 x 10G SFP+ LAN Base
WS-C2960X-48TD-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE,
2 x 10G SFP+, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-48TS-J1 Catalyst 2960-S 48TS-L for Japan Post WS-C2960X-48TS-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE,
4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-48TS-L Catalyst 2960S 48 GigE,
4 x SFP LAN Base
WS-C2960X-48TS-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE,
4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-48TS-S Catalyst 2960S 48 GigE,
2 x SFP LAN Lite
WS-C2960X-48TS-LL Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE,
2 x 1G SFP, LAN Lite
WS-C2960S-F24PS-L Catalyst 2960-SF 24 FE, PoE 370W, 2 x SFP, LAN Base WS-C2960X-24PS-L Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE PoE 370W, 4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-F24TS-L Catalyst 2960-SF 24 FE,
2 x SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960X-24TS-L Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE,
4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-F24TS-S Catalyst 2960-SF 24 FE,
2 x SFP, LAN Lite
WS-C2960X-24TS-LL Catalyst 2960-X 24 GigE,
2 x 1G SFP, LAN Lite
WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L Catalyst 2960-SF 48 FE, PoE 740W, 4 x SFP, LAN Base WS-C2960X-48FPS-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE PoE 740W, 4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-F48LPS-L Catalyst 2960-SF 48 FE, PoE 370W, 4 x SFP, LAN Base WS-C2960X-48LPS-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE PoE 370W, 4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-F48TS-L Catalyst 2960-SF 48 FE,
4 x SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960X-48TS-L Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE,
4 x 1G SFP, LAN Base
WS-C2960S-F48TS-S Catalyst 2960-SF 48 FE,
2 x SFP, LAN Lite
WS-C2960X-48TS-LL Catalyst 2960-X 48 GigE,
2 x 1G SFP, LAN Lite

 

Table2. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series and 2960-SF Series Switches

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. November 6, 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. November 6, 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. February 4, 2016
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. November 5, 2016
End of Vulnerability/Security Support Date:
HW
The last date that Cisco Engineering may release a planned maintenance release or scheduled software remedy for a security vulnerability issue. November 5, 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. November 5, 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.
November 5, 2016
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. February 4, 2020
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. November 30, 2020

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

 

More about Product Migration Options

The Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series provides a direct replacement for each Catalyst 2960-S Series Gigabit Ethernet model, at the same price. The Catalyst 2960-X provides better architecture, features, and performance than the 2960-S, doubling the feature set.

Customers for the Catalyst 2960-SF Fast Ethernet switches should also consider moving to the 2960-X switches, which provide the features of the Catalyst 2960-SF and more, including PoE Plus (PoE+), improved IPv6 performance, and optional StackWise stacking. The 2960-X PoE models have a premium of approximately 20 to 25 percent over the 2960-SF Series.

Customers may be able to continue to purchase Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series and 2960-SF Series Switches 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.

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

 

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