EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco N9K-X9636PQ Linecard on Cisco Nexus 9500

We shared the EoL and EoS News for the Cisco N9K-X9736PQ & N9K-X9536PQ Linecard on Cisco Nexus 9500 before.

Cisco also announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco N9K-X9636PQ Linecard On Cisco Nexus 9500.

YES! Cisco N9K-X9636PQ Linecard on Cisco Nexus 9500 has been announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life.

The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 12, 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-X9636PQ 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. May 12, 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. August 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. May 12, 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. May 12, 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. May 12, 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. May 12, 2021
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. August 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. May 31, 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-X9636PQ Nexus 9500 linecard, Non Blocking 36p 40G QSFP N9K-X9732C-EX Nexus 9500 Agg and ACI Spine linecard, 32p 100G QSFP28
N9K-X9636PQ= Nexus 9500 linecard, Non Blocking 36p 40G QSFP N9K-X9732C-EX= Nexus 9500 Agg and ACI Spine linecard, 32p 100G QSFP28

Migration Options: 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: https://www.cisco.com/web/partners/incentives_and_promotions/tmp.html.

Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco N9K-X9636PQ Linecard on Cisco Nexus 9500 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: https://www.cisco.com/go/eos.

Nexus 9500 40GE Modules: 9636PQ vs. 9536PQ vs. 9736PQ
9636PQ 9536PQ 9736PQ
Usage 40 GE high-performance aggregation and FEX* 40 GE aggregation, ACI leaf, and FEX* ACI spine
Front-panel ports 36 x 40 GE 36 x 40 GE 36 x 40 GE
Standalone Yes Yes No
ACI leaf No No No
ACI spine No No Yes
Chassis support 4 and 8, slot 4, 8, and 16 slot 4, 8, and 16
40 GE ports 36 36 36
Switching performance Nonblocking 1.5:1 oversubscribed Nonblocking
Buffer (MB) 36 104 42
Typical power (watts) 260 360 197
Minimum software version 6.1(2)I1(1) 6.1(2)I2(2a) ACI-N9KDK9-11.0
SKUs N9K-X9636PQ N9K-X9536PQ N9K-X9736PQ
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