EoS/EoL for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 48-Port 100BASE-X Ethernet Interface

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 48-Port 100BASE-X Ethernet Interface. The last day to order the affected product(s) is July 31, 2013. viagra cheap

trong>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.EoL for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 48-Port 100BASE-X Ethernet Interface

Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.


Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 48-Port 100BASE-X Ethernet Interface

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. January 31, 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. July 31, 2013
Last Ship Date:
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time. October 29, 2013
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
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. July 31, 2014
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect. July 31, 2014
End of New Service Attachment Date:
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. July 31, 2014
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. October 29, 2017
Last Date of Support:
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. July 31, 2018

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

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product
Part Number
Product Description Replacement Product Part Number Replacement Product Description Additional Information
WS-X6148-FE-SFP Catalyst 6500 48 port 100Base-X module (require SFP) WS-X6848-SFP-2T Catalyst 6500 48-port GigE Mod: fabric-enabled with DFC4
WS-X6148-FE-SFP= Catalyst 6500 48 port 100Base-X module (require SFP) WS-X6848-SFP-2T= Catalyst 6500 48-port GigE: 80G Sys (Req. SFPs) Spare


Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series 48-Port Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Module. To migrate from product WS-X6148-FE-SFP, move to WS-X6848-SFP-2T. Information about this product can be found at:


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 Catalyst 6500 Series 48-Port 100BASE-X Ethernet Interface 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

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

The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to:



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