EoL and EoS Announcement for the Cisco N9K-X9736PQ & N9K-X9536PQ Linecard on Cisco Nexus 9500

Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco N9K-X9736PQ and N9K-X9536PQ Linecard on Cisco Nexus 9500.

The last day to order the affected product(s) is February 9, 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. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco N9K-X9736PQ Linecard On Cisco Nexus 9500
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 11, 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. February 9, 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. May 10, 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. February 9, 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. February 9, 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. February 9, 2019
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 8, 2021
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. May 7, 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. February 28, 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
N9K-X9736PQ Nexus 9500 ACI Spine linecard, 36p 40G QSFP N9K-X9732C-EX Nexus 9500 Agg and ACI Spine linecard, 32p 100G QSFP28
N9K-X9736PQ= Nexus 9500 ACI Spine linecard, 36p 40G QSFP N9K-X9732C-EX= Nexus 9500 Agg and ACI Spine linecard, 32p 100G QSFP28
N9K-X9536PQ Nexus 9500 linecard, VxLAN Routing, 36p 40G QSFP N9K-X9732C-EX Nexus 9500 Agg and ACI Spine linecard, 32p 100G QSFP28
N9K-X9536PQ= Nexus 9500 linecard, VxLAN Routing, 36p 40G QSFP N9K-X9732C-EX= Nexus 9500 Agg and ACI Spine linecard, 32p 100G QSFP28
More Comparison between 9536PQ & 9736PQ
Nexus 9500 40GE Modules
9536PQ
9736PQ
Usage 40 GE aggregation, ACI leaf, and FEX* ACI spine
Front-panel ports 36 x 40 GE 36 x 40 GE
Standalone Yes No
ACI leaf No No
ACI spine No Yes
Chassis support 4, 8, and 16 slot 4, 8, and 16
40 GE ports 36 36
Switching performance 1.5:1 oversubscribed Nonblocking
Buffer (MB) 104 42
Typical power (watts) 360 197
Minimum software version 6.1(2)I2(2a) ACI-N9KDK9-11.0
SKUs N9K-X9536PQ N9K-X9736PQ
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