EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Line Cards

What kind of Cisco Catalyst 4500 Line-Card do you use, the classic and E-Series?

If you selected the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Line Cards, you should notice that this EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Line Cards.

Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Line Cards. The last day to order the affected product(s) is April 30, 2017. 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.

Table1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s).

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. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Line Cards

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. April 30, 2016
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. April 30, 2017
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. July 29, 2017
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. April 30, 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. April 30, 2018
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. April 30, 2018
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. July 29, 2021
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. April 30, 2022

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

Table2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number Product Description Replacement Product Part Number Replacement Product Description Additional Information
C4500E-S7L-DEFAULT Default WS-X45-SUP7L-E with WS-X4648-RJ45V+E Bundle There is currently no replacement product available for this product.
ME-X4248-FE-SFP 48port FE SFP FTTH module, GLC-FE-100BX-D48 is required ME-X4640-CSFP-E 80 Port GE CSFP FTTx, 2BX-D CSFP bundle mandatory
ME-X4248-FE-SFP= Catalyst 4500 48 Port 100BASE-X (SFP Optional) ME-X4640-CSFP-E= 80 Port GE CSFP FTTx, 2BX-D CSFP bundle mandatory
WS-450096V 4506-E Chassis, TwoWS‑X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup8-E There is currently no replacement product available for this product.
WS-C4506E-S7L+96 4506E Chassis, 1 SUP7L‑E, 2 WS-X4648-RJ45-E, LAN base There is currently no replacement product available for this product.
WS-C4507RE-S7L+96 4507R+E Chassis, 1 SUP7L-E, 2 WS-X4648‑RJ45-E, LAN base There is currently no replacement product available for this product.
WS-X4148-FX-MT Catalyst 4500 FE Switching Module, 48‑100FX MMF(MTRJ) WS-X4640-CSFP-E Catalyst 4500 40 SFP/80 C-SFP ports 1000BaseX(SFPs Optional)
WS-X4148-FX-MT Catalyst 4500 FE Switching Module, 48‑100FX MMF(MTRJ) WS-X4748-SFP-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4148-FX-MT++= Catalyst 4500 FE Switching Module, 48‑100FX MMF(MTRJ)(Spare) WS-X4640-CSFP-E++= Catalyst 4500 40 SFP/80 C-SFP ports 1000BaseX(SFPs Optional)
WS-X4148-FX-MT++= Catalyst 4500 FE Switching Module, 48‑100FX MMF(MTRJ)(Spare) WS-X4748-SFP-E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4148-FX-MT= Catalyst 4500 FE Switching Module, 48‑100FX MMF(MTRJ)(Spare) WS-X4640-CSFP-E= Catalyst 4500 40 SFP/80 C-SFP ports 1000BaseX(SFPs Optional)
WS-X4148-FX-MT= Catalyst 4500 FE Switching Module, 48‑100FX MMF(MTRJ)(Spare) WS-X4748-SFP-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4248-FE-SFP Catalyst 4500 48-Port 100BASE-X (SFPs Optional) WS-X4640-CSFP-E Catalyst 4500 40 SFP/80 C-SFP ports 1000BaseX(SFPs Optional)
WS-X4248-FE-SFP Catalyst 4500 48-Port 100BASE-X (SFPs Optional) WS-X4748-SFP-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4248-FE-SFP++= Catalyst 4500 48-Port 100BASE-X (SFPs Optional) WS-X4640-CSFP-E++= Catalyst 4500 40 SFP/80 C-SFP ports 1000BaseX(SFPs Optional)
WS-X4248-FE-SFP++= Catalyst 4500 48-Port 100BASE-X (SFPs Optional) WS-X4748-SFP-E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4248-FE-SFP= Catalyst 4500 48-Port 100BASE-X (SFPs Optional) WS-X4640-CSFP-E= Catalyst 4500 40 SFP/80 C-SFP ports 1000BaseX(SFPs Optional)
WS-X4248-FE-SFP= Catalyst 4500 48-Port 100BASE-X (SFPs Optional) WS-X4748-SFP-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4606-X2-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 6‑Port 10GbE (X2) WS-X4712-SFP+E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12‑Port 10GbE (SFP+)
WS-X4606-X2-E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 6‑Port 10GbE (X2) WS-X4712-SFP+E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12‑Port 10GbE (SFP+)
WS-X4606-X2-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 6‑Port 10GbE (X2) WS-X4712-SFP+E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12‑Port 10GbE (SFP+)
WS-X4612-SFP-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12‑Port GE (SFP) WS-X4712-SFP-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4612-SFP-E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12‑Port GE (SFP) WS-X4712-SFP-E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4612-SFP-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12‑Port GE (SFP) WS-X4712-SFP-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4624-SFP-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 24‑Port GE (SFP) WS-X4724-SFP-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 24‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4624-SFP-E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 24‑Port GE (SFP) WS-X4724-SFP-E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 24‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4624-SFP-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 24‑Port GE (SFP) WS-X4724-SFP-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 24‑Port GE (SFP)
WS-X4648-RJ45-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port 10/100/1000 (RJ45) WS-X4748-RJ45-E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port 10/100/1000 Non‑Blocking
WS-X4648-RJ45-E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port 10/100/1000 (RJ45) WS-X4748-RJ45-E++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port 10/100/1000 (spare)
WS-X4648-RJ45-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port 10/100/1000 (RJ45) WS-X4748-RJ45-E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port 10/100/1000 (spare)
WS-X4648-RJ45V+E Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port PoE+ Ready 10/100/1000(RJ45) WS-X4748-RJ45V+E Catalyst 4500E 48-Port PoE 802.3at 10/100/1000(RJ45)
WS-X4648-RJ45V+E= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port PoE+ Ready 10/100/1000(RJ45) WS-X4748-RJ45V+E= Catalyst 4500E 48-Port PoE 802.3at 10/100/1000(RJ45)
WS-X4648-RJ45VE++= Catalyst 4500 E-Series 48‑Port PoE+ Ready 10/100/1000(RJ45) WS-X4748-RJV+E++= Catalyst 4500E 48-Port PoE 802.3at 10/100/1000(RJ45)

 

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the latest Cisco Catalyst 4500E line cards.

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 4500E Line Cards 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.

 

More about the Two Types of E-Series Line Cards

Two types of E-Series line cards are available based on the per-slot switching capacity. E-Series line cards numbered 47xx operate at 48 gigabits per slot, while E-Series line cards numbered 46xx operate at 24 gigabits per slot.

Classic line cards may be deployed in both classic and E‑Series chassis with either classic Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series supervisor engines or with the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Supervisor Engine.

With the E-Series supervisor engine, the per-slot switching capacity for classic line cards remains at 6 gigabits per slot. However, because of the centralized switching architecture of the Cisco Catalyst 4500, the classic line cards will adopt all of the new E-Series supervisor engine features such as eight queues per port, dynamic QoS, and hardware-based IPv6 routing.

Classic line cards and E-Series line cards may be mixed and matched within a Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series chassis with no performance degradation: classic line cards will operate at 6 gigabits per slot, and E-Series line cards operate at either 48 gigabits per slot or 24 gigabits per slot based on whether they belong to the 47xx or 46xx family of line cards.

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