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End-of-Sale Announcements

We’ve listed EoS announcements below.

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December 2018

End of Sale: December 5, 2018

CP-BEKEM

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CP-BEKEM to either the CP-8800-A-KEM or CP-8800-V-KEM. The CP-BEKEM is a key expansion module that provides a color LCD display with 18 additional physical keys (36 logical via page keys) for directory numbers, speed dial, or programmable feature keys for Cisco IP Phone 8851, 8861, and 8865 models. The Cisco IP Phone 8851 may support up to two expansion modules with the proper power source. The Cisco IP Phone 8861 and 8865 may support up to three expansion modules with the proper power source. The CP-8800-A-KEM is a key expansion module that provides a large color LCD display with 14 additional physical keys (28 logical via page keys) for directory numbers, speed dial, or programmable feature keys for Cisco IP Phone 8851 and 8861 models. The Cisco IP Phone 8851 may support up to two expansion modules with the proper power source. The Cisco IP Phone 8861 may support up to three expansion modules with the proper power source. The CP-8800-V-KEM is a key expansion module that provides a large color LCD display with 14 additional physical keys (28 logical via page keys) for directory numbers, speed dial, or programmable feature keys for Cisco IP Phone 8865 models. The Cisco IP Phone 8865 may support up to three expansion modules with the proper power source.

TIP: Unless the CP-8800-A-KEM or CP-8800-V-KEM expansion modules are required for the latest firmware and call-control software compatibility, recommend staying with the CP-BEKEM.

October 2018

End of Sale: October 30, 2018

N9K-C9372TX-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N9K-C9372TX-E to the Nexus 9300-EX and 9300-FX Series. Specifically the N9K-C9372TX-E may migrate to the N9K-C93108TC-EX or N9K-C93108TC-FX. The Nexus 9300 Series is designed for top-of-rack (ToR) and middle-of-row (MoR) deployments in data centers that support enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments. The N9K-C9372TX-E supports (48x) 100 Mbps and 1/10 Gbps copper ports, (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 37 MB of shared buffer, 2.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 64 GB (128 GB for –FX model) SSD drive, and 16 GB of system memory, 1.44 Tbps of throughput, and about 4 microseconds of low latency. The N9K-C93108TC-EX/FX supports (48x) 100 Mbps and 1/10 Gbps copper ports, (6x) 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 40 MB of shared buffer, quad-core 1.8-2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB SSD drive, and 24 GB of system memory, 2.16 Tbps of throughput, and about 2.5 microseconds of low latency. The difference between the N9K-C93108TC-EX and N9K-C93108TC-FX is the hardware performance and scalability specifications. The N9K-C93108TC-EX supports up to 896,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 896,000 IP host entries, up to 256,000 MAC address entries, up to 4000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 64,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform. The N9K-C93108TC-FX supports up to 1,792,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 1,792,000 IP host entries, up to 512,000 MAC address entries, up to 5000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 32,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform.

TIP: Unless the 100 Gbps capable ports, increased performance, and/or the lower latency is required, recommend staying with the N9K-C9372TX-E. An Arista 7050TX Series may be an alternative.


End of Sale: October 30, 2018

N9K-C9372PX-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N9K-C9372PX-E to the Nexus 9300-EX and 9300-FX Series. Specifically the N9K-C9372PX-E may migrate to the N9K-C93180YC-EX or N9K-C93180YC-FX. The Nexus 9300 Series is designed for top-of-rack (ToR) and middle-of-row (MoR) deployments in data centers that support enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments. The N9K-C9372PX-E supports (48x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 37 MB of shared buffer, 2.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 64 GB SSD drive, and 16 GB of system memory, 1.44 Tbps of throughput, and Less than 2 microseconds of low latency. The N9K-C93180YC-EX/FX supports (48x) 1/10/25 Gbps fiber ports or 8/16/32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, (6x) 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 40 MB of shared buffer, six core 1.8-2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB (128 GB for –FX model) SSD drive, and 24 GB (64 GB for –FX model) of system memory, 3.6 Tbps of throughput, and less than 1 microseconds of low latency. The difference between the N9K-C93180YC-EX and N9K-C93180YC-FX is the hardware performance and scalability specifications. The N9K-C93180YC-EX supports up to 896,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 896,000 IP host entries, up to 256,000 MAC address entries, up to 4000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 64,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform. The N9K-C93180YC-FX supports up to 1,792,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 1,792,000 IP host entries, up to 512,000 MAC address entries, up to 5000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 32,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform.

TIP: Unless the 25 Gbps or 100 Gbps capable ports, increased performance, and/or the lower latency is required, recommend staying with the N9K-C9372PX-E. An Arista 7050SX Series may be an alternative.

September 2018

End of Sale: September 29, 2018

CISCO1921/K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO1921/K9 to the ISR4221/K9. Both are modular routers designed for small sized branch deployments. The CISCO1921/K9 has (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (2x) Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card (EHWIC) slots or (1x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots, and up to 150 Mbps of throughput performance. The ISR4221/K9 has (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination (only one port is enabled) WAN port, (1x) console port, (2x) Network Interface Module (NIM) slots, and up to 35 Mbps of throughput performance (or up to 75 Mbps with performance license). The ISR 4000 Series architecture provides a multicore CPU with separate control, data, and services planes to maintain a more stable and higher performance platform compared to the ISR G2s.

TIP: Unless a NIM is required, recommend staying with the CISCO1921/K9. If a higher performance option is required, then recommend a more powerful ISR G2.


End of Sale: September 29, 2018

CISCO1941/K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO1941/K9 to the ISR4221/K9. Both are modular routers designed for small sized branch deployments. The CISCO1941/K9 has (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (2x) Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card (EHWIC) slots or (1x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots and (1x) EHWIC slot, and up to 170 Mbps of throughput performance. The ISR4221/K9 has (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination (only one port is enabled) WAN port, (1x) console port, (2x) Network Interface Module (NIM) slots, and up to 35 Mbps of throughput performance (or up to 75 Mbps with performance license). The ISR 4000 Series architecture provides a multicore CPU with separate control, data, and services planes to maintain a more stable and higher performance platform compared to the ISR G2s.

TIP: Unless a NIM is required, recommend staying with the CISCO1921/K9. If a higher performance option is required, then recommend a more powerful ISR G2.

May 2018

End of Sale: May 1, 2018

N9K-C9396TX

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N9K-C9396TX to the Cisco Nexus 93108TC-EX or 93108TC-FX Switch. The Nexus 9300 Series is designed for top-of-rack (ToR) and middle-of-row (MoR) deployments in data centers that support enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments. The N9K-C9396TX supports (48x) 100 Mbps and 1/10 Gbps copper ports, (1x) uplink module slot (capable of (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports or (12x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports), (1x) Console port, (1x) Management port, (2x) USB Type A, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust airflow, 52 MB of shared buffer, 2.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 64 GB SSD, and 16 GB of system memory, 1.92 Tbps of throughput, and about 4 microseconds of low latency. The N9K-C93108TC-EX/FX supports (48x) 100 Mbps and 1/10 Gbps copper ports, (6x) 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports, (1x) Console port, (1x) Management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 40 MB of shared buffer, quad-core 1.8-2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB SSD, and 24 GB of system memory, 2.16 Tbps of throughput, and about 2.5 microseconds of low latency. The difference between the N9K-C93108TC-EX and N9K-C93108TC-FX is the hardware performance and scalability specifications. The N9K-C93108TC-EX supports up to 896,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 896,000 IP host entries, up to 256,000 MAC address entries, up to 4000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 64,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform. The N9K-C93108TC-FX supports up to 1,792,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 1,792,000 IP host entries, up to 512,000 MAC address entries, up to 5000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 32,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform.

TIP: Unless the 100 Gbps capable ports, increased performance, and/or lower latency is required, recommend staying with the N9K-C9372TX. An Arista 7050TX Series may be an alternative.


End of Sale: May 1, 2018

N9K-C9396PX

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N9K-C9396PX to the N9K-C93180YC-EX or N9K-C93180YC-FX. The Nexus 9300 Series is designed for top-of-rack (ToR) and middle-of-row (MoR) deployments in data centers that support enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments. The N9K-C9396PX supports (48x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) uplink module slot (capable of (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+, (12x) 40 Gbps QSFP+, or (4x) 100 Gbps ports), (1x) Console port, (1x) Management port, (2x) USB Type A, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust airflow, 52 MB of shared buffer, 2.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 64 GB SSD, and 16 GB of system memory, 1.92 Tbps of throughput, and less than 2 microseconds of low latency. The N9K-C93180YC-EX/FX supports (48x) 1/10/25 Gbps fiber ports or 8/16/32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, (6x) 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports, (1x) Console port, (1x) Management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 40 MB of shared buffer, six core 1.8-2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB (128 GB for –FX model), and 24 GB (64 GB for –FX model) of system memory, 3.6 Tbps of throughput, and less than 1 microseconds of low latency. The difference between the N9K-C93180YC-EX and N9K-C93180YC-FX is the hardware performance and scalability specifications. The N9K-C93180YC-EX supports up to 896,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 896,000 IP host entries, up to 256,000 MAC address entries, up to 4000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 64,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform. The N9K-C93180YC-FX supports up to 1,792,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 1,792,000 IP host entries, up to 512,000 MAC address entries, up to 5000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 32,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform.

TIP: Unless the 25 Gbps or additional 100 Gbps ports, increased performance, and/or the lower latency is required, recommend staying with the N9K-C9396PX. An Arista 7050SX Series may be an alternative.


End of Sale: May 1, 2018

N9K-M12PQ

Impact: There is no direct replacement. Cisco instead recommends moving to the N9K-C93180YC-EX or N9K-C93180YC-FX switch models. The N9K-M12PQ is an uplink module for compatible Nexus 9300 Series Switches. The N9K-M12PQ has (12x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports. The N9K-C93180YC-EX/FX supports (48x) 1/10/25 Gbps fiber ports or 8/16/32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, (6x) 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports, (1x) Console port, (1x) Management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 40 MB of shared buffer, six core 1.8-2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB (128 GB for –FX model) SSD, and 24 GB (64 GB for –FX model) of system memory, 3.6 Tbps of throughput, and less than 1 microseconds of low latency. The difference between the N9K-C93180YC-EX and N9K-C93180YC-FX is the hardware performance and scalability specifications. The N9K-C93180YC-EX supports up to 896,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 896,000 IP host entries, up to 256,000 MAC address entries, up to 4000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 64,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform. The N9K-C93180YC-FX supports up to 1,792,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 1,792,000 IP host entries, up to 512,000 MAC address entries, up to 5000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 32,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform.

TIP: Unless the 25 Gbps or 100 Gbps ports, increased performance, and/or the lower latency is required, recommend staying with the N9K-M12PQ and the Nexus 9300 Series Switch. An Arista 7050SX or 7050TX Series may be an alternative.


End of Sale: May 1, 2018

N9K-M6PQ-E

Impact: There is no direct replacement. Cisco instead recommends moving to the N9K-C93180YC-EX or N9K-C93180YC-FX. The N9K-M6PQ-E is an uplink module for compatible Nexus 9300 Series Switches. The N9K-M6PQ-E has (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports. The N9K-C93180YC-EX/FX supports (48x) 1/10/25 Gbps fiber ports or 8/16/32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, (6x) 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports, (1x) Console port, (1x) Management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 40 MB of shared buffer, six core 1.8-2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB (128 GB for –FX model) SSD, and 24 GB (64 GB for –FX model) of system memory, 3.6 Tbps of throughput, and less than 1 microseconds of low latency. The difference between the N9K-C93180YC-EX and N9K-C93180YC-FX is the hardware performance and scalability specifications. The N9K-C93180YC-EX supports up to 896,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 896,000 IP host entries, up to 256,000 MAC address entries, up to 4000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 64,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform. The N9K-C93180YC-FX supports up to 1,792,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 1,792,000 IP host entries, up to 512,000 MAC address entries, up to 5000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 32,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform.

TIP: Unless the 25 Gbps or 100 Gbps ports, increased performance, and/or the lower latency is required, recommend staying with the N9K-M6PQ-E and the Nexus 9300 Series Switch. An Arista 7050SX or 7050TX Series may be an alternative.


End of Sale: May 12, 2018

N9K-X9564PX

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N9K-X9564PX to the N9K-X97160YC-EX line card. The N9K-X9564PX line card is installed in the Nexus 9500 Series Switch Chassis. The Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Switch Chassis are a versatile data center switching platform capable of being deployed as an End-of-Row (EoR) access layer, aggregation layer, or as a leaf/spine switch. The N9K-X9564PX supports (48x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (4x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports, 104 MB of shared buffer, VXLAN routing and bridging, Nexus 9504/9508/9516 chassis, and requires (3x) fabric modules for compatibility. The N9K-X97160YC-EX supports (48x) 1/10/25 Gbps SFP+ ports, (4x) 40/100 Gbps QSFP+ ports, 80 MB of shared buffer, VXLAN routing and bridging, Nexus 9504/9508/9516 chassis, and requires (4x) fabric modules with Cloud Scale Technology for compatibility.

TIP: Unless the 25 Gbps and 100 Gbps performance is required, recommend staying with the N9K-X9564PX. Arista 7300 and 7500R Switch Series Chassis may be an alternative.

April 2018

End of Sale: April 2, 2018

A9K-1X100GE-TR
A9K-1X100GE-SE
A9K-2X100GE-TR
A9K-2X100GE-SE

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the A9K-1X100GE-TR/A9K-2X100GE-TR to the A9K-MOD200-TR and A9K-1X100GE-SE/A9K-2X100GE-SE to the A9K-MOD200-SE. The A9K-1X100GE-TR, A9K-1X100GE-SE, A9K-2X100GE-TR, and A9K-2X100GE-SE are high-capacity line cards designed to remove bandwidth bottlenecks in the network caused by a large increase in video-on-demand (VoD), IPTV, point-to-point video, and cloud services traffic for the ASR 9000 Series Routers. The A9K-1X100GE-TR/SE and A9K-2X100GE-TR/SE has (1x) 100 Gbps CFP and (2x) 100 Gbps CFP ports, respectively. The A9K-MOD200-TR/SE has two open bays (bay 0 and bay 1) for ASR 9000 Series Modular Port Adapters (MPAs) and are supported in ASR 9000 and ASR 9900 Series Routers. The two bays provides flexibility to support MPAs with 1/10 Gbps SFP+, 40 Gbps QSFP+, and 100 Gbps CFP ports. Both line card generations support per-line-card feature licenses to enable VPN Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instances (up to 8 instances), Advanced IP for full-scale VRF instances, Advanced Video for inline video monitoring, and others. The TR (Packet Transport) and SE (Service Edge) models are designed for network deployments where basic quality of service (QoS) is required and enhanced QoS is required, respectively. The A9K-MOD200-TR/SE and MPAs support MACsec with a minimum software requirement.

TIP: Unless ASR 9900 Series support, the flexibility that the bays provide, and/or MACsec is required, recommend staying with the A9K-1X100GE-TR/SE and A9K-2X100GE-TR/SE.


End of Sale: April 18, 2018

AIR-CT2504-5-K9
AIR-CT2504-15-K9
AIR-CT2504-25-K9
AIR-CT2504-50-K9
AIR-CT2504-HA-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller to the Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller. The Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller are entry-level controllers that provide real-time communications between Cisco Aironet access points (APs) to simplify the deployment and operation of wireless networks for small to medium-sized enterprises. The Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports where (2x) ports (ports 3 and 4) are capable of IEEE 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W per port), (1x) Console port, support for up to 75 APs and 1,000 clients, up to 1 Gbps of throughput, and capable of a High Availability (HA) failover pair. The AIR-CT2504-5-K9, AIR-CT2504-15-K9, AIR-CT2504-25-K9, and AIR-CT2504-50-K9 support 5, 15, 25, and 50 APs, respectively (adder licenses may be installed separately to add additional APs). The AIR-CT2504-HA-K9 or AIR-CT2504-5-K9 (minimum of 5 AP licenses) may be used as the HA failover pair for the primary unit. The Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports where (2x) ports (ports 3 and 4) are capable of IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W per port), (1x) Console port, (1x) Service port (SP), (1x) Redundancy port (RP), (1x) Mini-B USB Console port, (1x) Type A 3.0 USB port, (1x) 1/2.5/5 Gbps Multigigabit (mGig) port, support for up to 150 APs and 3,000 clients, up to 4 Gbps of throughput, and capable of a HA failover pair.

TIP: Unless the additional APs, clients, PoE+, and/or throughput is required, recommend staying with the Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller.


End of Sale: April 30, 2018

C6800-48P-TX
C6800-48P-TX-XL

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the C6800-48P-TX and C6800-48P-TX-XL to the Catalyst 3K/4K Series switches. The C6800-48P-TX/TX-XL line cards are supported in the Catalyst 6807-XL and 6500-E Series core layer aggregation chassis. The C6800-48P-TX/TX-XL has (48x) 1.2 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, 1.5MB of buffer per port (18 MB per port group), jumbo frames support, and 1 GB of memory. The C6800-48P-TX and C6800-48P-TX-XL support different Distributed Forwarding Card 4 (DFC4). The C6800-48P-TX has a DFC4 that supports 256,000 IPv4 entries, 128,000 IPv6 entries, 512,000 NetFlow entries, and 64,000 Access Control Lists (ACL) and QoS Ternary Content-Addressable Memory (TCAM) entries. The C6800-48P-TX-XL has a DFC4XL that supports 1,024,000 IPv4 entries, 512,000 IPv6 entries, 1,024,000 NetFlow entries, and 256,000 ACL and QoS TCAM entries. The Catalyst 3K/4K may be used as access/core layer switches depending on the switch model and network environment. Specifically the Catalyst 3650/3850 Series are capable of stacking (Catalyst 3650 and 3850 Series switches can’t mix in the same stack) up to 8 switches with 160/480 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, respectively. The Catalyst 3650/3850 have different port types (e.g. copper or fiber) and port speeds (e.g. 1, 10, and 40 Gbps) that could be mixed in a single stack. The Catalyst 4500-X switch is a core layer switch capable of “stacking” with one other Catalyst 4500-X switch via Virtual Switching System (VSS) technology, has 32 MB of shared port buffer, and supports up to (40x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports. The Catalyst 4500-E Series chassis may be used as an access or core layer switch with the flexibility of using modular line cards and VSS to provide a redundant switch chassis.

TIP: Unless any specific features with the Catalyst 3K/4K is needed, recommend staying with the C6800-48P-TX and C6800-48P-TX-XL.


End of Sale: April 30, 2018

C6800IA-48TD
C6800IA-48FPD
C6800IA-48FPDR

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 6800ia Instant Access Series switches to the Catalyst 3K/4K Series switches. The Catalyst 6800ia Instant Access Series switches are access layer extensions for the Catalyst 6800 and 6500-E Series core layer aggregation switches/chassis. The Catalyst 6800ia Instant Access Series switches inherits its software features and is managed by a compatible parent Catalyst 6800 or 6500-E Series switches/chassis. The C6800IA-48TD has (48x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) Console port, (1x) Management port, (2x) FlexStack-Plus ports (capable of up to 80 Gbps of stacking bandwidth for up to five switches), 4MB of egress buffer, and 512 MB of memory. The C6800IA-48FPD/48FPDR has (48x) 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3at PoE+ ((24x) ports up to 30W and (48x) ports up to 15.4W) copper ports, (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) Console port, (1x) Management port, (2x) FlexStack-Plus ports (capable of up to 80 Gbps of stacking bandwidth for up to five switches), 4MB of egress buffer, and 512 MB of memory. The C6800IA-48FPDR is capable of redundant power supplies while the C6800IA-48TD and C6800IA-48FPD has a Redundant Power System (RPS) connector to provide redundant power via a separate RPS 2300 device. The Catalyst 3K/4K may be used as access/core layer switches depending on the switch model and network environment. Specifically the Catalyst 3650/3850 Series are capable of stacking (Catalyst 3650 and 3850 Series switches can’t mix in the same stack) up to 8 switches with 160/480 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, respectively. The Catalyst 3650/3850 have different port types (e.g. copper or fiber) and port speeds (e.g. 1, 10, and 40 Gbps) that could be mixed in a single stack. The Catalyst 4500-X switch is a core layer switch capable of “stacking” with one other Catalyst 4500-X switch via Virtual Switching System (VSS) technology, has 32 MB of shared port buffer, and supports up to (40x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports. The Catalyst 4500-E Series chassis may be used as an access or core layer switch with the flexibility of using modular line cards and VSS to provide a redundant switch chassis.

TIP: Unless any specific features with the Catalyst 3K/4K is needed, recommend staying with the C6800IA-48FPD and C6800IA-48FPDR.

February 2018

End of Sale: February 3, 2018

N9K-C9372TX

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N9K-C9372TX to the Nexus 9300-EX and 9300-FX Series. Specifically the N9K-C9372TX may migrate to the N9K-C93108TC-EX or N9K-C93108TC-FX. The Nexus 9300 Series is designed for top-of-rack (ToR) and middle-of-row (MoR) deployments in data centers that support enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments. The N9K-C9372TX supports (48x) 100 Mbps and 1/10 Gbps copper ports, (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 37 MB of shared buffer, 2.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 64 GB (128 GB for –FX model) SSD drive, and 16 GB of system memory, 1.44 Tbps of throughput, and about 4 microseconds of low latency. The N9K-C93108TC-EX/FX supports (48x) 100 Mbps and 1/10 Gbps copper ports, (6x) 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 40 MB of shared buffer, quad-core 1.8-2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB SSD drive, and 24 GB of system memory, 2.16 Tbps of throughput, and about 2.5 microseconds of low latency. The difference between the N9K-C93108TC-EX and N9K-C93108TC-FX is the hardware performance and scalability specifications. The N9K-C93108TC-EX supports up to 896,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 896,000 IP host entries, up to 256,000 MAC address entries, up to 4000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 64,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform. The N9K-C93108TC-FX supports up to 1,792,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 1,792,000 IP host entries, up to 512,000 MAC address entries, up to 5000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 32,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform.

TIP: Unless the 100 Gbps capable ports, increased performance, and/or the lower latency is required, recommend staying with the N9K-C9372TX. An Arista 7050TX Series may be an alternative.


End of Sale: February 3, 2018

N9K-C9372PX

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N9K-C9372PX to the Nexus 9300-EX and 9300-FX Series. Specifically the N9K-C9372TX may migrate to the N9K-C93180YC-EX or N9K-C93180YC-FX. The Nexus 9300 Series is designed for top-of-rack (ToR) and middle-of-row (MoR) deployments in data centers that support enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments. The N9K-C9372PX supports (48x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 37 MB of shared buffer, 2.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 64 GB SSD drive, and 16 GB of system memory, 1.44 Tbps of throughput, and Less than 2 microseconds of low latency. The N9K-C93180YC-EX/FX supports (48x) 1/10/25 Gbps fiber ports or 8/16/32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, (6x) 40/100 Gbps QSFP28 ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust, 40 MB of shared buffer, six core 1.8-2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB (128 GB for –FX model) SSD drive, and 24 GB (64 GB for –FX model) of system memory, 3.6 Tbps of throughput, and less than 1 microseconds of low latency. The difference between the N9K-C93180YC-EX and N9K-C93180YC-FX is the hardware performance and scalability specifications. The N9K-C93180YC-EX supports up to 896,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 896,000 IP host entries, up to 256,000 MAC address entries, up to 4000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 64,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform. The N9K-C93180YC-FX supports up to 1,792,000 Longest Prefix Match (LPM) routes, up to 1,792,000 IP host entries, up to 512,000 MAC address entries, up to 5000 ingress and 2000 egress Access Control list (ACL) entries, and a 32,000 flow-table size used for Cisco Tetration Analytics platform.

TIP: Unless the 25 Gbps or 100 Gbps capable ports, increased performance, and/or the lower latency is required, recommend staying with the N9K-C9372PX. An Arista 7050SX Series may be an alternative.

December 2017

End of Sale: December 9, 2017

ISM-SRE-300-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the ISM-SRE-300-K9 to their UCS E-series servers. The ISM-SRE-300-K9 may be installed in compatible Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) and host Cisco, third-party, and custom applications. The UCS E-Series are small-form-factor x86 64-bit blade servers that are integrated within the ISR G2 and ISR 4000 series then virtualized to run an application. The UCS E-Series come in various form factors including EHWIC, double-wide EHWIC, SM and double-wide SM depending on the application size requirement. The application (e.g. Cisco Unity Express) on the ISM-SRE-300-K9 would not be able to be supported or have software download access without SMARTnet being attached to these modules.

TIP: The ISM-SRE-300-K9 may still add a SMARTnet contract to access the application software until December 9, 2018. The end of the contract renewal date will be on March 9, 2020 where the application on the Service Ready Engine (SRE) may or may not continue to be supported or updated with new software releases/bug fixes. Otherwise after the December 9, 2018 date, SMARTnet may not be installed and migration to a UCS E-Series server with the newer equivalent application software would be required.


End of Sale: December 9, 2017

CISCO2901/K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO2901/K9 to the ISR4321/K9. The Cisco 2900 Series are modular routers designed for medium sized branch deployments. The CISCO2901/K9 has (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (4x) Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card (EHWIC) slots or (2x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots, (1x) Integrated Service Module (ISM) slot, and up to 165 Mbps of throughput performance. The ISR4321/K9 has (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination (only one port is enabled) WAN port, (1x) management port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (2x) Network Interface Module (NIM) slots, and up to 50 Mbps of throughput performance (or up to 100 Mbps with performance license). The ISR 4000 Series architecture provides a multicore CPU with separate control, data, and services planes to maintain a more stable and higher performance platform compared to the ISR G2s.

TIP: Unless the SFP port and/or a NIM is required, recommend staying with the CISCO2901/K9. If a higher performance option is required, then recommend a more powerful ISR G2.


End of Sale: December 9, 2017

CISCO2911/K9
CISCO2921/K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO2911/K9 and CISCO2921/K9 to the ISR4331/K9. The Cisco 2900 Series are modular routers designed for medium sized branch deployments. The CISCO2911/K9 has (3x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (4x) EHWIC slots or (2x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots, (1x) Service Module (SM) slot, (1x) ISM slot, and up to 180 Mbps of throughput performance. The CISCO2921/K9 has (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination (only one port is enabled) WAN port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (4x) EHWIC slots or (2x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots, (1x) Service Module (SM) slot, (1x) ISM slot, and up to 245 Mbps of throughput performance. The ISR4331/K9 has (1x) 10/100/1000 copper WAN port, (1x) 100/1000 SFP WAN port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination WAN port, (1x) management port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (2x) NIM slots, (1x) Enhanced SM (SM-X) slot, and up to 100 Mbps of throughput performance (or up to 300 Mbps with performance license). The ISR 4000 Series architecture provides a multicore CPU with separate control, data, and services planes to maintain a more stable and higher performance platform compared to the ISR G2s.

TIP: Unless the additional SFP ports, a NIM, and/or a SM-X is required, recommend staying with the CISCO2911/K9 and CISCO2921/K9. If a higher performance option is required, then recommend a more powerful ISR G2.


End of Sale: December 9, 2017

CISCO2951/K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO2951/K9 to the ISR4351/K9. The Cisco 2900 Series are modular routers designed for medium sized branch deployments. The CISCO2951/K9 has (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination (only one port is enabled) WAN port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (4x) EHWIC slots or (2x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots, (2x) SM slots, (1x) ISM slot, and up to 295 Mbps of throughput performance. The ISR4351/K9 has (3x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination WAN ports, (1x) management port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (3x) NIM slots, (2x) SM-X slots or (1x) Double-Wide SM-X slot, and up to 200 Mbps of throughput performance (or up to 400 Mbps with performance license). The ISR 4000 Series architecture provides a multicore CPU with separate control, data, and services planes to maintain a more stable and higher performance platform compared to the ISR G2s.

TIP: Unless the additional SFP ports, a NIM, and/or a SM-X is required, recommend staying with the CISCO2951/K9. If a higher performance option is required, then recommend a more robust ISR G2.


End of Sale: December 9, 2017

CISCO3925/K9
CISCO3945/K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO3925/K9 and CISCO3945/K9 to the ISR4431/K9. The Cisco 3900 Series are modular routers designed for medium to large sized branch deployments. The CISCO3925/K9 has (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN port, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination (only one port is enabled) WAN ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (4x) EHWIC slots or (2x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots, (2x) SM slots, (1x) ISM slot, redundant power supply option, and up to 425 Mbps of throughput performance. The CISCO3945/K9 has (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN port, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination (only one port is enabled) WAN ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (4x) EHWIC slots or (2x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots, (4x) SM slots, (1x) ISM slot, redundant power supply option, and up to 500 Mbps of throughput performance. The ISR4431/K9 has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination WAN ports, (1x) management port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (3x) NIM slots, redundant power supply option, and up to 500 Mbps of throughput performance (or up to 1 Gbps with performance license). The ISR 4000 Series architecture provides a multicore CPU with separate control, data, and services planes to maintain a more stable and higher performance platform compared to the ISR G2s.

TIP: Unless the additional ports, a NIM, and/or a SM-X is required, recommend staying with the CISCO3925/K9 and CISCO3945/K9. If higher a performance option is required, then recommend a more robust ISR G2.


End of Sale: December 9, 2017

CISCO3925E/K9
CISCO3945E/K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO3925E/K9 and CISCO3945E/K9 to the ISR4451-X/K9. The Cisco 3900 Series are modular routers designed for medium to large sized branch deployments. The CISCO3925E/K9 has (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination (only one port is enabled) WAN ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (3x) EHWIC slots or (1x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots, (2x) SM slots, redundant power supply option, and up to 945 Mbps of throughput performance. The CISCO3945E/K9 has (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination (only one port is enabled) WAN ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (3x) EHWIC slots or (1x) Double-Wide EHWIC slots, (4x) SM slots, redundant power supply option, and up to 1.5 Gbps of throughput performance. The ISR4451-X/K9 has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP combination WAN ports, (1x) management port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (3x) NIM slots, (2x) SM-X slots or (1x) Double-Wide SM-X slot, redundant power supply option, and up to 1 Gbps of throughput performance (or up to 2 Gbps with performance license). The ISR 4000 Series architecture provides a multicore CPU with separate control, data, and services planes to maintain a more stable and higher performance platform compared to the ISR G2s.

TIP: Unless the additional ports, a NIM, and/or a SM-X is required, recommend staying with the CISCO3925E/K9 and CISCO3945E/K9. If a higher performance model is required, then recommend an ASR 1000 Series or an ISR4451-X with a performance license.

October 2017

End of Sale: October 15, 2017

ME-3600X-24TS-M
ME-3600X-24FS-M

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the ME-3600X-24TS-M and ME-3600X-24FS-M to the ASR-920-24TZ-M and ASR-920-24SZ-M, respectively. The ME 3600X and ASR 920 series are Metro Ethernet access devices. The ME-3600X-24TS-M has (24x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports (activation license per port is required), (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 44 MB of shared buffer size, 1 GB of DRAM, 64 MB of flash (2 or 4 GB SD flash card may be added), redundant power supplies, and up to 96 Mpps of performance. The ASR-920-24TZ-M has (24x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports (only (12x) ports are enabled by default, an activation license is required to enable the other (12x) ports), (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports (none are enabled by default, instead (2x) ports at a time may be enabled with an activation license), (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary console port, (1x) management port, redundant power supplies, and up to 96 Mpps of performance. The ME-3600X-24FS-M has (24x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports (activation license per port is required), (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 44 MB of shared buffer size, 1 GB of DRAM, 64 MB of flash (2 or 4 GB SD flash card may be added), redundant power supplies, and up to 96 Mpps of performance. The ASR-920-24SZ-M has (24x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports (only (12x) ports are enabled by default, an activation license is required to enable the other (12x) ports), (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports (none are enabled by default, instead (2x) ports at a time may be enabled with an activation license), (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary console port, (1x) management port, redundant power supplies, and up to 96 Mpps of performance.

TIP: Unless the additional 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports are required, recommend the ME-3600X-24TS-M and ME-3600X-24FS-M.


End of Sale: October 15, 2017

ME-3800X-24FS-M

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the ME-3800X-24FS-M to the ASR-902. The ME 3800X and ASR 900 series are Metro Ethernet aggregation devices. The ME-3800X-24FS-M has (24x) 100/1000 Mbps ports, (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, (1x) Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) port, 352 MB of shared buffer, 1 GB of DRAM, 64 MB of flash (2 or 4 GB SD flash card may be added), redundant power supplies, and up to 65 Mpps of performance. The ASR-902 has (1x) route switch processor (RSP) slot, (4x) interface module slots, and redundant power supplies. The RSP options support from up to 65 Mpps to up to 300 Mpps of performance, 2 GB to 8 GB of DRAM, and 2 GB to 8 GB of flash memory. The interface modules options include Ethernet copper and fiber ports, T1/E1 ports, E&M ports, Sync/Async ports.

TIP: Unless additional 1/10 Gbps SFP+, 1 Gbps SFP, T1/E1, E&M, Sync/Async ports, and/or a Mpps performance increase is required, recommend the ME-3600X-24TS-M and ME-3600X-24FS-M.


End of Sale: October 30, 2017

N9K-C93128TX

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N9K-C93128TX to the N9K-C93120TX. The Cisco Nexus 9300 platform switches are designed for top-of-rack (ToR), middle-of-rack (MoR), and end-of-row (EoR) deployments in enterprise data centers, service provider facilities, and large virtualized and cloud computing environments. The N9K-C93128TX has (96x) 100 Mbps/1/10 Gbps copper ports, (1x) uplink module slot for (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ (with N9K-M6PQ or N9K-M6PQ-E) or (8x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ (with N9K-M12PQ), (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 25 MB of shared buffer, less than 2 microseconds of latency, up to 750 Mpps, a dual-core 2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB solid-state disk (SSD), 16 GB of DRAM, redundant power supplies, and VXLAN support. The N9K-C93120TX has (96x) 100Mbps/1/10 Gbps copper ports, (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ uplink ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 25 MB of shared buffer, less than 2 microseconds of latency, up to 750 Mpps, a dual-core 2.5 GHz CPU, 64 GB solid-state disk (SSD), 16 GB of DRAM, redundant power supplies, and VXLAN support.

TIP: Unless a recent model is required, recommend staying with the N9K-C93128TX. Otherwise an Arista 7050T-128, Nexus 7000, 7700, and/or 9500 series may be an option.


End of Sale: October 30, 2017

CISCO867VAE-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO867VAE-K9 to the C867VAE-K9. Both routers may be used for basic or secure connectivity for a casual or enterprise teleworker and as managed customer premises equipment (CPE) for service providers. The CISCO867VAE-K9 has (1x) 1 Gbps or Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2+ over basic telephone service WAN port, (1x) 1 Gbps LAN port, (4x) 10/100 Mbps LAN ports, (1x) console port, up to 10 Mbps of throughput, 256 MB of DRAM, and 64 MB of flash memory. The C867VAE-K9 has (1x) 1 Gbps or Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2+ over basic telephone service WAN port, (2x) 1 Gbps LAN port, (3x) 10/100 Mbps LAN ports, (1x) console port, up to 10 Mbps of throughput, 512 MB of DRAM, and 128 MB of flash memory. Main reason for the replacement is the increase of memory to support newer IOS software images.

TIP: Unless recent IOS software images or an additional (1x) 1 Gbps LAN port is required, recommend staying with the CISCO867VAE-K9.


End of Sale: October 31, 2017

WS-C4948E WS-C4948E-F
WS-C4948E-S
WS-C4948E-F-S
WS-C4948E-E
WS-C4948E-F-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-C4948E, WS-C4948E-F, WS-C4948E-S, WS-C4948E-F-S, WS-C4948E-E, and WS-C4948E-F-E to the Catalyst 3850 series. The WS-C4948E, WS-C4948E-F, WS-C4948E-S, WS-C4948E-F-S, WS-C4948E-E, and WS-C4948E-F-E are designed to be top-of-rack (ToR) switches for data center deployments. The WS-C4948E, WS-C4948E-F, WS-C4948E-S, WS-C4948E-F-S, WS-C4948E-E, and WS-C4948E-F-E have (48x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, up to 131 Mpps for IPv4, up to 110 Mpps for IPv6, 57,000 supported routes, 55,000 MAC addresses, 17.5 MB of shared buffer, 1 GHz CPU, redundant power supplies, and NetFlow-Lite support. The WS-C4948E-S and WS-C4948E-F-S support IP Base features while WS-C4948E-E and WS-C4948E-F-E support Enterprise Services features. The WS-C4948E, WS-C4948E-S, and WS-C4948E-E supports front-to-back cooling while the WS-C4948E-F, WS-C4948E-F-S, and WS-C4948E-F-E supports back-to-front cooling. The Catalyst 3850 series switches are a stackable access-layer switches with up to 480 Gbps of stacking throughput (except the Catalyst 3850-48XS model, instead supports Cisco StackWise Virtual deployments starting with IOS XE Denali 16.3.3). The Catalyst 3850 series switches are capable of supporting access points as a wireless controller while managing switching functions, providing convergence between wired and wireless over a single platform. The device supports StackPower and has one expansion module slot for 100/1000 Mbps SFP, 1/10 Gbps SFP+, and 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports (compatibility dependent on switch model). Some new features supported are PoE+, UPoE, Flexible NetFlow, and MACsec (with IOS XE 3.7.1E or later). The Catalyst 3850-48XS is the only model that supports either front-to-back or back-to-front cooling.

TIP: Unless Flexible NetFlow, MACsec, PoE+/UPoE, stacking, and 40 Gbps are required, recommend sticking with the WS-C4948E and WS-C4948E-F switches. Otherwise a Nexus 3000 or an Arista 7010T may be an option.


End of Sale: October 31, 2017

WS-X45-SUP7-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X45-SUP7-E to the WS-X45-SUP8-E. The WS-X45-SUP7-E and WS-X45-SUP8-E are supervisor engines that are installed in the Catalyst 4500-E series switches. The supervisor engine is the brain that manages the normal operation of the switch and supports the software image. The WS-X45-SUP7-E has (2x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports or (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, 2 GB of DRAM (upgradeable to 4 GB), and 1 GB of flash (upgradeable to 2 GB), up to 250 Mpps for IPv4, up to 125 Mpps for IPv6, up to 48 Gbps of switching capacity per slot, and a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU. The WS-X45-SUP7-E is capable of 256,000 IPv4 entries, 128,000 IPv6 entries, and 128,000 Flexible NetFlow entries. The WS-X45-SUP8-E has (8x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, 4 GB of DRAM, and 2 GB of flash, up to 250 Mpps for IPv4, up to 125 Mpps for IPv6, up to 48 Gbps of switching capacity per slot, and a quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU. The WS-X45-SUP8-E is capable of 256,000 IPv4 entries, 128,000 IPv6 entries, and 128,000 Flexible NetFlow entries.

TIP: Unless the additional (8x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports are required or the performance boost, recommend staying with the WS-X45-SUP7-E.

August 2017

End of Sale: August 25, 2017

ASA5585-S10F10-K9

Impact: Cisco is migrating from the ASA5585-S10F10-K9 to the Firepower 4110. The Firepower 4110 supports up to 35 Gbps of throughput, (8x) fixed 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, and has two slots for a combination of (4x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ or (8x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ port modules. The ASA5585 with the Security Services Processor-10 (SSP-10) supports up to 3.5 Gbps of throughput with the options to upgrade to 5, 6.7, or 10.5 Gbps of throughput by substituting the SSP-10 with the SSP-20, SSP-40, and SSP-60, respectively. An extended performance (EP) ASA5585 model exist to run multiple services without sacrificing performance. EP ASA5585 models support up to 4.5 Gbps or 7 Gbps of throughput. The SSP-10 and SSP-20 has (2x) fixed 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports and (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports. The SSP-40 and SSP-60 has (4x) fixed 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports and (6x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports.

TIP: Unless the additional ports or throughput performance is required, recommend sticking with the ASA5585 until no more signature updates are being released (August 25, 2022). Unfortunately the Firepower 4110 and similar models are unable to be sourced due to Smart Licensing. As an alternative recommend a Fortinet or Check Point solution as an alternative to the Firepower 4110 or similar products.

April 2017

End of Sale: April 28, 2017

N3K-C3064PQ-10GX

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the N3K-C3172PQ-XL. The N3K-C3064PQ-10GX provides (48x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (4x) QSFP+ ports, 128,000 MAC addresses, 2000 ingress and 1000 egress ACL entries, 9 MB of shared buffer, dual-core 1.86 GHz CPU, and no VXLAN support. The N3K-C3172PQ-XL supports (48x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (6x) QSFP+ ports, 288,000 MAC addresses, 4000 ingress and 1000 egress ACL entries, 12 MB of shared buffer, dual-core 2.5 GHz CPU, and Bridging VXLAN support.

TIP: Unless the extra MAC addresses, ACLs, buffer, and/or Bridging VXLAN is required, recommend staying with the N3K-C3064PQ-10GX. If Bridging VXLAN is required, then the N3K-C3172PQ-10GE is an option with 4 GB of DRAM (-XL has 8 GB of DRAM), a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, and the same other specifications as the -XL. Another option would be to go with an Arista 7050SX-64 or 7050SX-72Q. The Arista 7050SX-64 has (48x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (4x) QSFP+ ports, 288,000 MAC addresses, 4000 ingress and 1000 egress ACL entries, 12 MB of shared buffer, quad-core CPU, and VXLAN support. The Arista 7050SX-72Q has (48x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (6x) QSFP+ ports, 288,000 MAC addresses, 4000 ingress and 1000 egress ACL entries, 12 MB of shared buffer, quad-core CPU, and VXLAN support.


 End of Sale: April 10, 2017

WS-SVC-WISM2-1-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to an 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless controller. The WS-SVC-WISM2-1-K9 supports 100 Cisco access points (15,000 wireless clients and scalable to 1000 Cisco access points) with the 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless standard. The substitution may be a 2504, 5508, 5520, or a virtual wireless controller depending on the requirements.

TIP: If support for the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard is not required, recommend the WS-SVC-WISM2-1-K9.

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