EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switch

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The Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switch has been announced to be the end-of-sale and end-of-life one. For the users and customers who have the Catalyst 4900M series you should pay attention to these notices as follows:

  1. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 30, 2016
  2. 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. It describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s).
  3. 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 under the terms and conditions of customers’ service contract.

End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switch

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. October 31, 2015
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. October 30, 2016
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. January 28, 2017
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. October 30, 2017
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. October 30, 2017
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. October 30, 2017
End of Vulnerability/Security Support:


The last date that Cisco Engineering may release a planned maintenance release or scheduled software remedy for a security vulnerability issue. October 30, 2019
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. January 28, 2021
Last Date of Support:
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. October 31, 2021

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

Please expect a list price increase for the products listed in this announcement in the next 12 months. The EOL milestones also apply to the bundle and promotional PIDs. Cisco hardware warranty support will be discontinued on the Last Date of Support (LDoS).


 Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement for the Cisco 4900M Series

Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 4900M

The last release train that supports the Cisco Catalyst 4900M Switch is Cisco IOS 15.2(3) E (and rebuilds).

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 4500X. Information about this product can be found at: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-4500-x-series-switches/data_sheet_c78-696791.html.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.


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