Updated: EoS and EoL Announcement for the Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis

How the replacement product will happen for the Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis that have been announced end of sale and end of life?

Firstly, let’s know about the replacement Product Part Number for the End-of-Sale Cat4500E Series.

The Replacement Products for the End-of-Sale Cat4500E Series
End-of-Sale Product
Part Number
Product Description
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description Additional Information
WS-C4507R-E Cat4500 E-Series 7-Slot Chassis, fan, no ps, Red Sup Capable WS-C4507R+E Catalyst4500E 7 slot chassis for 48Gbps/slot — For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
C9407R Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 7 slot chassis For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
WS-C4507R-E= Cat4500 E-Series 7-Slot Chassis, fan, no ps, Red Sup Capable WS-C4507R+E= Catalyst4500E 7 slot chassis for 48Gbps/slot — For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
C9407R= Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 7 slot chassis Spare For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
WS-C4507RES6L-96V+ 4507R-E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E WS-C4507RES6L+96V+ 4507R+E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6L-E — For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
C9407R-96U-BNDL-E

C9407R-96U-BNDL-A

Catalyst 9400 Series 7 slot, Sup, 2xC9400-LC-48U with , DNA-E LIC & DNA-A LIC For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
WS-C4510R-E Cat4500 E-Series 10-Slot Chassis, fan, no ps, Red Sup Capable WS-C4510R+E Catalyst 4500E 10 slot chassis for 48Gbps/slot — For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
C9410R Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 10 slot chassis For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
WS-C4510R-E= Catalyst4500E 10 slot-E chassis Spare WS-C4510R+E= Catalyst4500E 10 slot chassis for 48Gbps/slot — For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
C9410R= Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series 10 slot chassis Spare For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
WS-C4510RE-S6-96V+ 4510-E Chassis, TwoWS-X4648-RJ45V+E, Sup6-E WS-C4510RE-S7+96V+ 4510R+E Chassis, Two WS-X4748-RJ45V+E, Sup7-E — For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
C9410R-96U-BNDL-E

C9410R-96U-BNDL-A

Catalyst 9400 Series 10 slot, Sup, 2xC9400-LC-48U with DNA-E LIC & DNA-A LIC For Cisco Catalyst 9400 information, please refer to Product Migration Options section
Product Migration Option Tips
  • The recommended replacement for the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series R-E chassis is the Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series R+E chassis.
  • Product number WS-C4507R-E is replaced by WS-C4507R+E, which increases the bandwidth per slot from 24 Gbps to 48 Gbps. Customers can migrate any of the existing line cards in the WS-C4507R-E chassis to the new WS-C4507R+E chassis with full backward compatibility.
  • The WS-C4507RES6L-96V+ bundle that contains the obsolete WS-C4507R-E is replaced by WS-C4507RES6L+96V+, which provides 48 Gbps per slot with the full line card backward compatibility.
  • The WS-C4510R-E is replaced by WS-C4510R+E, which increases the bandwidth per slot from 24 Gbps to 48 Gbps. Customers can migrate any of the existing line cards in the WS-C4510R-E chassis to the new WS-C4510R+E chassis with full backward compatibility.
  • The WS-C4510RE-S6-96V+ bundle that contains the obsolete WS-C4510R-E chassis is replaced by the latest WS-C4510RE-S7+96V+ bundle, which includes the Supervisor Engine 7-E and WS-C4510R+E chassis.
  • Customers can benefit from the rich features provided by the Supervisor Engine 7-E and higher bandwidth per slot from the WS-C4510R+E chassis.

For more information on Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis please refer to: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps4324/product_data_sheet0900aecd801792b1.html

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

The Catalyst 9400 is the next generation of the industry’s most widely deployed Catalyst 4500 enterprise switching platform.

Cisco Cat4500 customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 9400.

  1. These modular access switches are built for security, Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud. The platform provides unparalleled investment protection with a chassis architecture that is capable of supporting up to 9Tbps of system bandwidth and unmatched power delivery for high density IEEE 802.3BT (60W PoE). Redundancy is now table stakes across the portfolio.
  2. The Catalyst 9400 delivers state-of-the-art High Availability (HA) with capabilities like uplink resiliency, N+1/N+N redundancy for power supplies. The platform is enterprise optimized with an innovative dual-serviceable fan tray design, side to side airflow and is closet-friendly with ~16” depth.
  3. The platform also supports advanced routing and infrastructure services, SD-Access capabilities and network system virtualization. Information about this product can be found at: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/catalyst-9400-series-switches/index.html
The EoS and EoL Announcement for the Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis

Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis before.

The last day to order the affected product(s) is April 16, 2013.

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).

More Notes: Six months after the end-of-life announcement, the price of the Cisco 4500E Series Chassis listed in this announcement may increase 15 percent in order to accommodate the fluctuating component costs for these products. The replacement chassis are better than the end-of-sale products, and their prices are equivalent or lower.

Table1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis
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 16, 2012
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 16, 2013
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 15, 2013
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 15, 2016
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 16, 2014
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 16, 2014
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. July 15, 2017
Last Date of Support:
HW
The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete. April 30, 2018

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

The Original EoL and EoS News from https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-4500-series-switches/eol_c51-706059.html

More EoL and EoS News http://blog.router-switch.com/category/news/eol-eos/

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