EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco 6800 Instant Access Clients and 6800 1G Copper Line cards

Are you using or deciding to use the Cisco 6800 switches for building your Digital Network? If your answer is yes, you should know this EoL and EoS announcement for Cisco 6800 Instant Access Clients and 6800 1G Copper Line cards. (Learn about the Cisco Catalyst Instant Access)

Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco 6800 Instant Access Clients and 6800 1G Copper Line cards.

The last day to order the affected product(s) is April 30, 2018.

Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table1 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. EoL Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 6800 Instant Access Clients and 6800 1G Copper 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, 2017
End-of-Sale Date:
HW
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. July 29, 2022
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, 2023

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
C6800-48P-TX C6k 48-port 10/100/1000 GE Mod: fabric enabled, RJ-45 DFC4 See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
C6800-48P-TX-XL C6k 48-port 10/100/1000 GE Mod: fabric enabled, RJ-45 DFC4XL See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
C6800-48P-TX-XL= C6k 48-port 10/100/1000 GE Mod:fab enabled, RJ-45 DFC4XL S See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
C6800-48P-TX= C6k 48-port 10/100/1000 GE Mod: fabric enabled, RJ-45 DFC4 See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
C6800IA-48FPD Catalyst 6800 Instant Access POE+ Switch See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
C6800IA-48FPD= Catalyst 6800 Instant Access POE+ Switch See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
C6800IA-48FPDR C6800IA Instant Access POE+ Switch w Redundant PS capability See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
C6800IA-48TD Catalyst 6800 Instant Access Data Switch See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
C6800IA-48TD= Catalyst 6800 Instant Access Data Switch See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

Product Migration Options: Catalyst 6800IA and 6800 1G Copper customers are recommended to look at Catalyst 3K/4K architectures as migration options.

Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco 6800 Instant Access Clients and 6800 1G Copper Line cards through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program.

EoL and EoS News from http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-6800-series-switches/eos-eol-notice-c51-738970.html

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