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End of Life / End of Support policies are the standard in today’s IT environment dictating a “forced” 3-5 year upgrade cycle.  Don’t abandon this hardware because Cisco no longer supports it and is telling you it is now ‘obsolete’.  Budget shouldn’t be wasted on swapping out productive hardware.  Instead, incorporate NetSure, our third-party maintenance offering that allows you to keep what’s working for as long as you want to.

We've listed EoL and EoNS announcements below. For EoS announcements, please visit the End-of-Sale page.

JULY 2017

JULY 2017

HWIC-1GE-SFP

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: The HWIC-1GE-SFP is migrating to the EHWIC-1GE-SFP-CU. The HWIC-1GE-SFP has (1x) 1 Gbps SFP WAN port and is supported with ISR G1 and ISR G2 models. The EHWIC-1GE-SFP-CU has (1x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP WAN port, where only one port may be active at one time. The EHWIC-1GE-SFP-CU is compatible with ISR G2 models, supports new features (e.g. DOM, IP-SLA, and HQoS), and has a few more transceiver options available.

TIP: Unless DOM, IP-SLA, and/or HQoS are required, recommend the HWIC-1GE-SFP.

HWIC-1FE
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: The HWIC-1FE is migrating to the EHWIC-1GE-SFP-CU. The HWIC-1FE has (1x) 10/100 Mbps SFP WAN port and is supported with ISR G1 and ISR G2 models. The EHWIC-1GE-SFP-CU has a (1x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP WAN port, where only one port may be active at one time. The EHWIC-1GE-SFP-CU is compatible with ISR G2 models, supports new features (e.g. DOM, IP-SLA, and HQoS), and has a few more transceiver options available.

TIP: If 1 Gbps speeds are required with no new features, then recommend the HWIC-1GE-SFP. If 1 Gbps speeds, DOM, IP-SLA, and/or HQoS are required, then offer the EHWIC-1GE-SFP-CU. Otherwise stay with the HWIC-1FE.

HWIC-4ESW
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the HWIC-4ESW to the EHWIC-4ESG. The HWIC-4ESW has (4x) 10/100 Mbps copper LAN ports and is supported with ISR G1 and ISR G2 models. The EHWIC-4ESG has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper LAN ports and is compatible with ISR G2 models. The EHWIC-4ESG has new features such as more available VLANs, SPAN across multiple EHWICs, intrachassis stacking with multiple EHWICs, etc.

TIP: Unless the 1 Gbps speed or new features are required, recommend the HWIC-4ESW.

HWIC-D-9ESW
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the HWIC-D-9ESW to the EHWIC-D-8ESG. The HWIC-D-9ESW has (9x) 10/100 Mbps copper LAN ports and supported with the Cisco 2800 routers, 3800 routers, and ISR G2 models. The EHWIC-D-8ESG has (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper LAN ports and is compatible with ISR G2 models. The EHWIC-D-8ESG has new features such as more available VLANs, SPAN across multiple EHWICs, intrachassis stacking with multiple EHWICs, etc.

TIP: Unless the 1 Gbps speed or new features are required, recommend the HWIC-D-9ESW.

WS-X6148A-GE-45AF
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6148A-GE-45AF line card to a Catalyst 3650, 3850, or 4500-E series. The WS-X6148A-GE-45AF has (48x) 8 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps ports with 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W per port). The Catalyst 3650, 3850, and 4500-E are current offerings with line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps ports with 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W per port).

TIP: If 802.3at PoE+ is required, then recommend a WS-X6148E-GE-45AT line card. If line rate speed and/or 802.3at PoE+ are required, then recommend a Catalyst 2000, 3000, or 4000 series. Otherwise stick with a WS-X6148A-GE-45AF.

WS-X6148-21AF
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6148-21AF line card to a Catalyst 3650, 3850, or 4500-E series. The WS-X6148-21AF has (48x) 1.2 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100 Mbps ports with 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W per port). The Catalyst 3650, 3850, and 4500-E are current offerings with line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps ports with 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W per port).

TIP: If 10/100/1000 Mbps speed and/or 802.3af PoE are required, then recommend a WS-X6148A-GE-45AF line card. If 10/100/1000 Mbps speed and/or 802.3at PoE+ are required, then recommend the WS-X6148E-GE-45AT line card. If line rate speed and/or 802.3at PoE+ are required, then recommend a Catalyst 2000, 3000, or 4000 series. Otherwise stick with a WS-X6148-21AF.

WS-X6148-RJ-21
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6148-RJ-21 to the C6800-48P-TX. The WS-X6148-RJ-21 has (4x) 1.2 to 1 oversubscribed RJ-21 ports that may support up to (48x) 1.2 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100 Mbps copper ports (with separate cables/adapters) and 128 KB of buffer per port. The C6800-48P-TX has (48x) 1.2 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, 1.17 MB egress and 166 KB ingress buffer per port, 1 GB of onboard memory, jumbo frames, and Flexible NetFlow support. Be aware that the C6800 series cards require a Sup2T or Sup6T to operate.

TIP: Depending on the port speed, oversubscription preference, buffer size, features, and supervisor support requirements, the following line cards may be replacements: WS-X6148A-RJ-45, WS-X6148X2-RJ-45, WS-X6148A-GE-TX, WS-X6748-GE-TX, WS-X6848-TX-2T, or C6800-48P-TX.

WS-X6548-GE-45AF
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6548-GE-45AF line card to the Catalyst 3650, 3850, or 4500-E Series. The WS-X6548-GE-45AF has (48x) 8 to1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps ports with 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W per port) and 1.4 MB of buffer per 8 ports. The Catalyst 3650, 3850, and 4500-E are current offerings with line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps ports with 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W per port).

TIP: If 802.3at PoE+ is required, then recommend a WS-X6148E-GE-45AT line card. If line rate speed and/or 802.3at PoE+ are required, then recommend a Catalyst 2000, 3000, or 4000 series. Otherwise stick with a WS-X6548-GE-45AF.

WS-X6548-GE-TX
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6548-GE-TX to the C6800-48P-TX. The WS-X6548-GE-TX has (48x) 8 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports with 1.4 MB of buffer per 8 ports. The C6800-48P-TX has (48x) 1.2 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, 1.17 MB egress and 166 KB ingress buffer per port, 1 GB of onboard memory, jumbo frames, and Flexible NetFlow support. Be aware that the C6800 series cards require a Sup2T or Sup6T to operate.

TIP: If better oversubscription, buffer size, jumbo frames, and/or Flexible NetFlow are required, then recommend a WS-X6748-GE-TX line card with a DFC4-A daughter card. Otherwise stick with the WS-X6548-GE-TX.

WS-X6516A-GBIC
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6516A-GBIC to the C6800-48P-SFP. The WS-X6516A-GBIC has (16x) 2 to 1 oversubscribed 1 Gbps GBIC ports with 1 MB of buffer size per port and jumbo frames support. The C6800-48P-SFP has (48x) 1.2:1 oversubscribed 1 Gbps SFP ports with 1.17 MB egress and 166 KB ingress buffer per port, 1 GB of onboard memory, jumbo frames, and Flexible NetFlow support.

TIP: If more ports, SFP type ports, buffer size, and/or Flexible NetFlow is required, then recommend the WS-X6724-SFP with a DFC4-A daughter card. Otherwise recommend staying with the WS-X6516A-GBIC.

WS-X6524-100FX-MM
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6524-100FX-MM to the C6800-48P-TX. The WS-X6524-100FX-MM has (24x) line rate 100 Mbps MT-RJ fiber ports with 1.2 MB of buffer per port and jumbo frames support. The C6800-48P-TX has (48x) 2 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 copper ports, 1.17 MB egress and 166 KB ingress buffer per port, 1 GB of onboard memory, jumbo frames, and Flexible NetFlow support. Be aware that the C6800 series cards require a Sup2T or Sup6T to operate.

TIP: If copper ports, better oversubscription, buffer size, and/or Flexible NetFlow are required, then recommend a WS-X6748-GE-TX with a DFC4-A daughter card. If SFP ports, better oversubscription, buffer size, and/or Flexible NetFlow are required, then recommend a WS-X6748-SFP with a DFC4-A daughter card. Otherwise stick with the WS-X6548-GE-TX.

WS-C2960G-24TC-L
WS-C2960G-48TC-L
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-C2960G-24TC-L and WS-C2960G-48TC-L to the WS-C2960X-24TS-L and WS-C2960X-48TS-L, respectively. The WS-C2960G-24TC-L provides (20x) 1.5 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps copper access ports and (4x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP uplink ports, 2 MB of egress buffer, and 8,000 MAC addresses support. The WS- C2960X-24TS-L provides (24x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper access ports and (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP uplink ports, 4 MB of egress buffer, 16,000 MAC addresses, stacking up to 8 switches with 80 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, and NetFlow-Lite support. The WS-C2960G-48TC-L provides (44x) 3 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps copper access ports and (4x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP uplink ports, 2 MB of egress buffer, and 8,000 MAC addresses support. The WS-C2960G-48TC-L provides (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper access ports and (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP uplink ports, 4 MB of egress buffer, 16,000 MAC addresses, stacking up to 8 switches with 80 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, and NetFlow-Lite support.

TIP: If line rate speeds and/or stacking is required, then recommend the WS-C2960S-24TS-L or WS-C2960S-24TS-L capable of stacking 4 switches with 40 Gbps of stacking bandwidth. If additional buffer/MAC addresses, stacking of up to 8 switches, and/or NetFlow-Lite support is required, then recommend the WS-C2960X-24TS-L or WS-C2960X-48TS-L. Otherwise stick with the WS-C2960G-24TC-L and WS-C2960G-48TC-L.


CISCO7606-S
CISCO7609-S
 
End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO7606-S and CISCO7609-S to the ASR 9000 series. The CISCO7606-S is a six slot router, where up to two slots may be used for supervisors and up to five slots may be used for line cards (slot 6 may be used for a redundant supervisor or a line card). The CISCO7606-S is capable of a forwarding rate of up to 240 Mpps and 480 Gbps of total throughput. The CISCO7609-S is a nine slot router, where up to two slots may be used for supervisors and up to eight slots may be used for line cards (slot 6 may be used for a redundant supervisor or a line card). The CISCO7609-S is capable of a forwarding rate of up to 400 Mpps and 720 Gbps of total throughput. The ASR 9000 series platforms may scale up to 20 line cards and up to 160 Tbps of total throughput. The ASR 9000 supports newer features (e.g. HQoS, SyncE, BFD, EOAM), greater port counts, and higher port speeds (e.g. 100 Gbps ports) compared to the CISCO7606-S and CISCO7609-S. The ASR 9000 series does not support switching LAN ports as the Cisco 7600 Series.

TIP: If more line card are required, then recommend a CISCO7609-S or CISCOO7613-S. If newer features and/or higher density ports are required, then an ASR 1000 or ASR 9000 series may be a good fit. If switching LAN ports, newer features, and/or higher density ports are required, then Arista may be an option. Otherwise recommend staying with the Cisco 7600 series.

RSP720-3C-GE
RSP720-3CXL-GE
End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the RSP720-3C-GE and RSP720-3CXL-GE to the ASR 9000 series route switch processors (RSPs). The RSP720-3C-GE and RSP720-3CXL-GE have (1x) 1 Gbps SFP port and (1x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 1 Gbps SFP port, up to 400 Mpps of IPv4 routing, up to 200 Mpps of IPv6 routing, and 40 Gbps of bandwidth per slot. The RSP720-3C-GE is capable of 256,000 IPv4 routes, 128,000 IPv6 routes, and 128,000 NetFlow entries. The RSP720-3CXL-GE is capable of 1,000,000 IPv4 routes, 512,000 IPv6 routes, and 256,000 NetFlow entries. The minimum ASR 9000 series RSP (A9K-RSP440-LT) supports (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP/SFP+ ports, 90 Gbps of bandwidth per slot, and many new features. Currently the ASR 9000 series RSPs may scale up to 880 Gbps per slot.

TIP: If new features and/or higher density ports are required, then an ASR 1000 or 9000 series may be a good fit. If switching LAN ports, newer features, and/or higher density ports are required, then Arista may be an option. Otherwise recommend staying with the Cisco 7600 series.

RSP720-3CXL-10GE


 
End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the RSP720-3CXL-10GE to the ASR 9000 series route switch processors (RSPs). The RSP720-3CXL-10GE supports (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (1x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 1 Gbps SFP port, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, up to 400 Mpps of IPv4 routing, up to 200 Mpps of IPv6 routing, and 40 Gbps of bandwidth per slot. The RSP720-3CXL-10GE is capable of 1,000,000 IPv4 routes, 512,000 IPv6 routes, and 256,000 NetFlow entries. The minimum ASR 9000 series RSP (A9K-RSP440-LT) supports (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP/SFP+ ports, 90 Gbps of bandwidth per slot, and many new features. Currently the ASR 9000 series RSPs may scale up to 880 Gbps per slot.

TIP: If new features and/or higher density ports are required, then an ASR 1000 or 9000 series may be a good fit. If switching LAN ports, newer features, and/or higher density ports are required, then Arista may be an option. Otherwise recommend staying with the Cisco 7600 series.

7600-SIP-400

 
End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommend migrating from the 7600-SIP-400 to the A9K-SIP-700. The 7600-SIP-400 supports (4x) half-height shared port adapters (SPAs) while the A9K-SIP-700 supports (4x) half-height SPAs.

TIP: Unless the ASR 1000 or 9000 series is required (see above tips), stick with the Cisco 7600 series.

7600-ES+20G3C

 
End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the 7600-ES+20G3C to an ASR 9000 series line card. The 7600-ES+20G3C has (20x) line rate 100/1000 Mbps SFP LAN ports that support switching. The ASR 9000 series line cards does not support switching port line cards, only WAN port line cards. An A9K-MOD80-TR with an A9K-MPA-20x1GE would provide (20x) line rate 100/1000 Mbps SFP WAN ports.

TIP: If switching ports are required, then an Arista device may be an option. If new features, no switching ports, and/or higher performance is required, then an ASR 1000 and 9000 series product may be a good fit. Otherwise stay with the Cisco 7600 series.

76-ES+T-40G

 
End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the 76-ES+T-40G to an ASR 9000 series line card. The 76-ES+T-40G has (40x) line rate 1 Gbps SFP LAN ports that support switching. The ASR 9000 series line cards does not support switching port line cards, only WAN port line cards. An A9K-MOD80-TR with two A9K-MPA-20X1GE would provide (40x) line rate 100/1000 Mbps SFP WAN ports.

TIP: If switching ports are required, then an Arista device may be an option. If new features, no switching ports, and/or higher performance is required, then an ASR 1000 and 9000 series product may be a good fit. Otherwise stay with the Cisco 7600 series.

 
JUNE 2017

JUNE 2017

HWIC-1ADSL

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: June 30, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card, EHWIC-VA-DSL-A. The EHWIC-VA-DSL-A feature VDSL2/ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ support and include key worldwide interoperability features that help speed deployment. The HWIC-1ADSL only supports ADSL/ADSL2.

TIP: Unless the VDSL2/ADSL2+ and/or the worldwide interoperability features are required, recommend the HWIC-1ADSL.

CISCO877-M-K9 Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: June 30, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco 880VA Series Routers. The CISCO877-M-K9 is migrating to the CISCO887VA-M-K9. The CISCO887VA-M-K9 has (4x) 10/100 LAN ports, (1x) Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ over POTS WAN port, and Advanced Security features. The CISCO877-M-K9 has (4x) 10/100 LAN ports, (1x) ADSL over POTS WAN port, and Advanced Security features. The CISCO877-M-K9 supports up to 12 Mbps of throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels while the CISCO887VA-M-K9 support up to 25 Mbps and 20 IPsec VPN tunnels.

TIP: Unless the VDSL2 support, additional IPsec VPN tunnels, and/or the additional throughput performance are required, recommend the CISCO877-M-K9.

MAY 2017

MAY 2017

AIR-WLC2106-K9
AIR-WLC2112-K9
AIR-WLC2125-K9

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: May 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the 2100 series Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs) to the 2500 series WLCs. The AIR-WLC2106-K9 and AIR-WLC2112-K9 are migrating to the AIR-CT2504-15-K9. The AIR-WLC2125-K9 is migrating to the AIR-CT2504-25-K9. The 2100 series WLCs is compatible up to the 802.11n wireless standard, has up to 100 Mbps of throughput, and supports 256 clients. The AIR-WLC2106-K9, AIR-WLC2112-K9, and AIR-WLC2125-K9 support 6, 12, and 25 Access Points (APs), respectively. The 2500 series WLCs is compatible up to the 802.11ac standard, has up to 1 Gbps of throughput, and supports 1,000 clients. The AIR-CT2504-15-K9 and AIR-CT2504-25-K9 support 15 and 25 APs, respectively. The 2500 series WLCs may scale to support up to 75 access points.

TIP: Unless the extended AP capacity, 802.11ac standard, or up to 1 Gbps of throughput is required, recommend sticking with the 2100 series WLCs.


AIR-CAP3502P-A-K9

 
End of New Service Dates: May 1, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Aironet 3700 Series. The AIR-CAP3502P-A-K9 is migrating to the AIR-CAP3702P-A-K9. The AIR-CAP3502P-A-K9 supports up to the 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps of radio performance, 2x3 MIMO with two spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 port, 802.3af (15.4 W) PoE compliant, and CleanAir. The AIR-CAP3702P-A-K9 support up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance, 4x4 MIMO with three spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 port, 802.3at (30W) PoE compliant for full functionality (802.3af (15.4 W) PoE will cause a partial functioning mode of 3x3 MIMO with 3 spatial streams), and CleanAir. Both APs are certified to have high gain antennas with narrow-beam width for high-density environments (e.g. stadiums and arenas).

TIP: Unless the 802.11ac Wave 1 radio performance and/or upgraded MIMO with spatial streams are required, recommend the AIR-CAP3502P-A-K9.

WS-C3560V2-24PS-S
WS-C3560V2-48PS-E

 
End of New Service Dates: May 14, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3650 Series. The WS-C3560V2-24PS-S and WS-C3560V2-48PS-E are migrating to the WS-C3650-24PS-S and WS-C3650-48PS-E, respectively. The WS-C3560V2-24PS-S supports (24x) 10/100 ports with 802.3af (15.4W of PoE per port), (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 12,000 MAC addresses, up to 8,000 routes, and IP Base features. The WS-C3650-24PS-S supports (24x) 10/100/1000 ports with 802.3af (15.4W of PoE per port) and 802.3at (up to 13 ports at 30W), (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 32,000 MAC addresses, up to 24,000 routes, stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, MACsec, and IP Base features. The WS-C3560V2-48PS-E supports (48x) 10/100 ports with 802.3af (up to 48 port at 7.7W or 24 ports at 15.4W), (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 12,000 MAC addresses, up to 8,000 routes, and IP Services features. The WS-C3650-48PS-E supports (48x) 10/100/1000 ports with 802.3af (up to 48 ports at 7.7W or 24 ports at 15.4W) and 802.3at (up to 13 ports at 30W), (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 32,000 MAC addresses, up to 24,000 routes, stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, MACsec, and IP Services features.

TIP: Unless 10/100/1000 ports, the 802.3at (30W) option, extra MAC addresses or routes, stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, and/or MACsec is required, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560v2. The Catalyst 3650 may be overkill for many scenarios, instead depending on the requirements the Catalyst 3560v2 switches may be replaced by a Catalyst 2960S, 2960X/XR, 3560E, 3750E, 3560X, or 3750X switch.

WS-C3560V2-24TS-E
WS-C3560V2-48TS-S


 
End of New Service Dates: May 14, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3650 Series. The WS-C3560V2-24TS-E and WS-C3560V2-48TS-S are migrating to the WS-C3650-24TS-E and WS-C3650-48TS-S, respectively. The WS-C3560V2-24TS-E supports (24x) 10/100 ports, (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 12,000 MAC addresses, up to 8,000 routes, and IP Services features. The WS-C3650-24TS-E supports (24x) 10/100/1000 ports, (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 32,000 MAC addresses, up to 24,000 routes, stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, MACsec, and IP Services features. The WS-C3560V2-48TS-S supports (48x) 10/100/1000 ports, (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 12,000 MAC addresses, up to 8,000 routes, and IP Base features. The WS-C3650-48TS-S supports (48x) 10/100/1000, (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 32,000 MAC addresses, up to 24,000 routes, stacking with up to 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, MACsec, and IP Base features.

TIP: Unless 10/100/1000 ports, extra MAC addresses or routes, stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, and/or MACsec is required, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560v2. The Catalyst 3650 may be overkill for many scenarios, instead depending on the requirements the Catalyst 3560v2 switches may be replaced by a Catalyst 2960S, 2960X/XR, 3560E, 3750E, 3560X, or 3750X switch.

WS-C3750V2-24PS-S
WS-C3750V2-48PS-S
WS-C3750V2-48PS-E

 
End of New Service Dates: May 14, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3650 Series. The WS-C3750V2-24PS-S, WS-C3750V2-48PS-S, and WS-C3750V2-48PS-E are migrating to the WS-C3650-24PS-S, WS-C3650-48PS-S, and WS-C3650-48PS-E, respectively. The WS-C3750V2-24PS-S supports (24x) 10/100 ports with 802.3af (15.4W per port), (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 12,000 MAC addresses, up to 8,000 routes, stacking with 32 Gbps of throughput, and IP Base features. The WS-C3650-24PS-S supports (24x) 10/100/1000 ports with 802.3af (15.4W of PoE per port) and 802.3at (up to 13 ports at 30W), (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 32,000 MAC addresses, up to 24,000 routes, stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, MACsec, and IP Base features. The WS-C3750V2-48PS-S supports (48x) 10/100 ports with 802.3af (up to 48 ports at 7.7W or 24 ports at 15.4W), (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 12,000 MAC addresses, up to 8,000 routes, stacking with 32 Gbps of throughput, and IP Base features. The WS-C3650-48PS-S supports (48x) 10/100/1000 ports with 802.3af (up to 48 ports at 7.7W or 24 ports at 15.4W) and 802.3at (up to 13 ports at 30W), (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 32,000 MAC addresses, up to 24,000 routes, stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, MACsec, and IP Base features. The WS-C3750V2-48PS-E and WS-C3650-48PS-E are the same as the WS-C3750V2-48PS-S and WS-C3650-48PS-S, respectively, except the -E versions have IP Services features instead of IP Base features.

TIP: Unless 10/100/1000 ports, the 802.3at (30W) option, extra MAC addresses or routes, enhanced stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, and/or MACsec is required, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560v2. The Catalyst 3650 may be overkill for many scenarios, instead depending on the requirements the Catalyst 3560v2 switches may be replaced by a Catalyst 2960S, 2960X/XR, 3560E, 3750E, 3560X, or 3750X switch.

WS-C3750V2-24TS-S
WS-C3750V2-48TS-E

 
End of New Service Dates: May 14, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3650 Series. The WS-C3750V2-24TS-S and WS-C3750V2-48TS-E are migrating to the WS-C3650-24TS-S and WS-C3650-48TS-E, respectively. The WS-C3750V2-24TS-S supports (24x) 10/100 ports, (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 12,000 MAC addresses, up to 8,000 routes, stacking with 32 Gbps of throughput, and IP Base features. The WS-C3650-24TS-S supports (24x) 10/100/1000 ports, (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 32,000 MAC addresses, up to 24,000 routes, stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, MACsec, and IP Base features. The WS-C3750V2-48TS-E supports (24x) 10/100 ports, (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 12,000 MAC addresses, up to 8,000 routes, stacking with 32 Gbps of throughput, and IP Services features. The WS-C3650-48TS-E supports (48x) 10/100/1000, (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, up to 32,000 MAC addresses, up to 24,000 routes, stacking with up to 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, MACsec, and IP services features.

TIP: Unless 10/100/1000 ports, extra MAC addresses or routes, stacking with 160 Gbps of throughput, redundant power supplies, jumbo frames, Netflow, and/or MACsec is required, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560v2. The Catalyst 3650 may be overkill for many scenarios, instead depending on the requirements the Catalyst 3560v2 switches may be replaced by a Catalyst 2960S, 2960X/XR, 3560E, 3750E, 3560X, or 3750X switch.


AIR-CAP3502P-A-K9 End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: May 1, 2017
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.
WS-C3560V2-24PS-S
WS-C3560V2-48PS-E
WS-C3560V2-24TS-E
WS-C3560V2-48TS-S
WS-C3750V2-24PS-S
WS-C3750V2-48PS-S
WS-C3750V2-48PS-E
WS-C3750V2-24TS-S
WS-C3750V2-48TS-E
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: May 14, 2017
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

 

 

 

APRIL 2017

APRIL 2017

WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9


 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: April 30, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to an 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless controller. The WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9 is a Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 series line card that supports up to 300 Cisco access points (10,000+ wireless clients) with the 802.11n wireless standard. The substitution may be a 2504, 5508, 5520, or a virtual wireless controller depending on the requirements.

TIP: The WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9 may also be upgraded to a WS-SVC-WISM2-1-K9 which will begin its EoL cycle on April 10, 2017 (EoS). 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 WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9 currently does not support the recent 1800/2800/3800 access points with the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard. If the 1800/2800/3800 access points are required, recommend an 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless controller.


ASR1001

 
End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the ASR1001-X router. The ASR1001 provides (4x) fixed 1 Gbps SFP ports, (1x) single height SPA slot, and up to 2.5 (default) or 5 Gbps (requires performance license) of throughput. The ASR1001-X supports (6x) fixed 1 Gbps SFP ports, (2x) fixed 10 Gbps SFP+ ports (requires activation license for each port), (1x) single height SPA slot, and up to 2.5 (default), 5, 10, or 20 Gbps (requires performance license) of throughput. The 20 Gbps performance license enables the (2x) fixed 10 Gbps SFP+ ports without separate port activation licenses.

TIP: Unless the (2x) extra fixed 1 Gbps SFP ports, (2x) fixed 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, and/or higher throughput is required, recommend the ASR1001.

ASR1002

 
End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the ASR1002-X router. The ASR1002 supports (4x) fixed 1 Gbps SFP ports, (3x) SPA slots with SIP10 support, and up to 5 or 10 Gbps of throughput (dependent on installed Embedded Services Processor (ESP)). The ASR1002-X supports (6x) fixed 1 Gbps SFP ports, (3x) SPA slots with SIP40 support, and up to 5 (default), 10, 20, or 36 Gbps (requires performance license) of throughput.

TIP: Unless the (2x) extra fixed 1 Gbps SFP ports, (3x) SPA slots with SIP40 support (avoids oversubscription with multiple 10 Gbps SPA cards), and/or higher throughput is required, recommend sticking with the ASR1002.

ASR1000-ESP5
ASR1000-ESP10

 
End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the ASR1000-ESP20 Embedded Service Processor (ESP). The ESP modules are centralized forwarding engines that performs all data-plane forwarding functions and sustain the bandwidth and throughput for the ASR1000s that do not have integrated ESPs. The ASR1000-ESP5 and ASR1000-ESP10 provide up to 5 and 10 Gbps of throughput, respectively. The ASR1000-ESP20 supports up to 20 Gbps of throughput.

TIP:Unless the performance jump is required, recommend the ASR1000-ESP5 or ASR1000-ESP10.

ASR1000-RP1

 
End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the ASR1000-RP2 route processor. The route processor module is the brain for ASR1000s that do not have one integrated. The ASR1000-RP1 supports a 32 bit Cisco IOS XE operating system, 4GB of DRAM, 40 GB HDD and external USB storage, and a 1.5 GHz CPU. The ASR1000-RP2 supports a 64 bit Cisco IOS XE operating system, 8GB (upgradeable to 16GB) of DRAM, 80 GB HDD and external USB storage, and a 2.66 GHz dual-core CPU.

TIP: The ASR1000-RP1 is only supported by the ASR1004 and ASR1006. Unless the extra DRAM, storage, and/or performance upgrade are required, recommend the ASR1000-RP1.

ASR1000-SIP10

 
End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the ASR1000-SIP40 SPA Interface Processor. The SPA Interface Processor provides the physical and electrical termination for the shared port adapters (SPAs), ingress packet classification, network-clocking distribution from the routing processor to the SPAs, and buffering to allow for oversubscription. The ASR1000-SIP10 provides 10 Gbps of aggregate bandwidth, while the ASR1000-SIP40 provides 40 Gbps of aggregate bandwidth.

TIP: Unless the 40 Gbps of aggregate bandwidth is required, recommend sticking with the ASR1000-SIP10.

WS-X6708-10G-3C
WS-X6708-10G-3CXL

 
End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst C6800 series line cards. The WS-X6708-10G-3C and WS-X6708-10G-3CXL are migrating to a C6800-8P10G and C6800-8P10G-XL, respectively. The WS-X6708-10G-3C and WS-X6708-10G-3CXL provides (8x) 2:1 oversubscribed 10 Gbps X2 ports, 200MB of buffer per port, and 1GB of onboard memory. The WS-X6708-10G-3C supports up to 256,000 routes and the WS-X6708-10G-3CXL support up to 1 million routes. The C6800-8P10G and C6800-8P10G-XL has (8x) line rate 10 Gbps SFP+ ports , 500MB egress and 2.5MB ingress buffer per port, 2GB of onboard memory, MACsec encryption, and Flexible NetFlow support. The C6800-8P10G supports up to 256,000 routes and C6800-8P10G-XL support up to 1 million routes.  Be aware that the C6800 series cards require a Sup2T or Sup6T to operate.

TIP: Unless the line rate performance, buffer upgrade, additional onboard memory, MACsec encryption, and/or Flexible NetFlow support is required, or fi the customer is unwilling or unable to perform a supervisor upgrade, recommend staying with the WS-X6708-10G-3C or WS-X6708-10G-3CXL.

WS-X6748-GE-TX

 
End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst C6800 series line cards. The WS-X6748-GE-TX is migrating to the C6800-48P-TX. The WS-X6748-GE-TX supports (48x) 1.2:1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 ports and 1.3MB of buffer per port, while the C6800-48P-TX has (48x) 1.2:1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 ports and 1.5MB of buffer per port.

TIP: Recommend sticking with the WS-X6748-GE-TX.

WS-X6748-SFP

 
End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst C6800 series line cards. The WS-X6748-SFP is migrating to the C6800-48P-SFP. The WS-X6748-SFP provides (48x) 1.2:1 oversubscribed 1 Gbps ports and 1.17MB transmitting and 166KB receiving buffer per port, while the C6800-48P-SFP has (48x) 1.2:1 oversubscribed 1 Gbps SFP ports and 1.5MB of buffer per port.

TIP: Recommend sticking with the WS-X6748-SFP.

WS-X6816-10T-2T

 
End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

Impact: Cisco has no current replacement. The WS-X6816-10T-2T supports (16x) 4:1 oversubscribed 10 Gbps copper ports and 90MB of buffer per port.

TIP: Unless greater rate performance is required, recommend staying with this line card. If greater or line rate performance is required, recommend a Catalyst 4900M ((16x) 2:1 oversubscribed 10 Gbps copper ports with two WS-X4908-10G-RJ45 cards), Nexus, or Arista switch.

WS-X6908-10G-2T
WS-X6908-10G-2TXL

 
End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst C6800 series line cards. The WS-X6908-10G-2T and WS-X6908-10G-2TXL are migrating to a C6800-8P10G and C6800-8P10G-XL, respectively. The WS-X6908-10G-2T and WS-X6908-10G-2TXL supports (8x) line rate 10 Gbps X2 ports and 256MB of buffer per port. The WS-X6908-10G-2T provides 256,000 forwarding entries, 64,000 ACL entries, and 512,000 NetFlow entries. The WS-X6908-10G-2TXL supports 1 million forwarding entries, 256,000 ACL entries, and 1 million NetFlow entries. The C6800-8P10G and C6800-8P10G-XL supports (8x) line rate 10 Gbps SFP+ ports and 500MB of egress and 2.5MB of ingress buffer per port. The C6800-8P10G provides 256,000 forwarding entries, 64,000 ACL entries, and 512,000 NetFlow entries. The C6800-8P10G-XL supports 1 million forwarding entries, 256,000 ACL entries, and 1 million NetFlow entries.

TIP: Unless the buffer size upgrade is required, recommend staying with the WS-X6908-10G-2T and WS-X6908-10G-2TXL.

WS-X6904-40G-2T

 
End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst C6800 series line cards. The WS-X6904-40G-2T is migrating to the C6800-16P10G with four 4SQRA Reverse Adapters. The WS-X6904-40G-2T supports (4x) 2:1 oversubscribed 40 Gbps CFP ports (or (2x) line rate 40 Gbps CFP ports during performance mode) and two port groups (CFP ports 1&2 and 3&4) with 10MB of ingress and 176MB of egress packet buffer each. The C6800-16P10G has (16x) 2:1 oversubscribed 10 Gbps SFP+ ports (or (8x) line rate 10 Gbps SFP+ ports during performance mode) and 250MB of egress and 1.2MB of ingress buffer size per port (500MB of egress and 2.5MB of ingress buffer size per port during performance mode).

TIP: Recommend staying with the WS-X6904-40G-2T.


ASR1001
ASR1002
ASR1000-ESP5
ASR1000-ESP10
ASR1000-RP1
ASR1000-SIP10

End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: April 29, 2017
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

 

 

WS-X6708-10G-3C
WS-X6708-10G-3CXL
WS-X6748-GE-TX
WS-X6748-SFP
WS-X6816-10T-2T
WS-X6908-10G-2T
WS-X6908-10G-2TXL
WS-X6904-40G-2T

End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: April 30, 2017
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

 

 

 

MARCH 2017

MARCH 2017

WS-SUP32-10GE-3B
WS-SUP32-GE-3B


 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: March 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the VS-S2T-10G supervisor engine for the Catalyst 6500 and 7600 router. The WS-SUP32-10GE-3B and WS-SUP32-GE-3B supports a 32 Gbps shared bus between the supervisor and line cards, up to 15 Mpps IPv4 services, and 256k IPv4 routes. The WS-SUP32-10GE-3B has (1x) 10/100/1000 and (2x) 10 Gbps XENPAK ports. The WS-SUP32-GE-3B has (1x) 10/100/1000 and (8x) 1 Gbps SFP ports. The VS-S2T-10G supports 80 Gbps per slot, (3x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, (1x) 10/100/1000 management port, up to 720 Mpps of IPv4 routing, up to 390 Mpps of IPv6 routing, 256k IPv4 routes, and 128k IPv6 routes. The VS-S2T-10G supports all 68xx, 69xx, and C68xx (high density) line cards. WS-X67xx series cards are also supported, with the exception of the WS-X6708-10G-3C/CXL models. As well as the following features: Cisco TrustSec, MacSec, VPLS, Flexible and Sampled Netflow, VSS, MPLS VPNs, etc.

TIP: Unless the 80 Gbps per slot, additional ports, up to 720 Mpps of IPv4 routing, up to 390 Mpps of IPv6 routing, 256k IPv4 routes, 128k IPv6 routes, line card support (68xx, 69xx, and C68xx (high density)), and/or the features mentioned above are needed. Recommend staying with the WS-SUP32-10GE-3B or WS-SUP32-GE-3B. A VS-S720-10G-3C supervisor may also be an alternative for the WS-SUP32-10GE-3B or WS-SUP32-GE-3B. The VS-S720-10G-3C supports 40 Gbps per slot, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (1x) 10/100/1000 port, up to 450 Mpps of IPv4 routing, up to 225 Mpps IPv6 routing, 256k IPv4 routes, and 128k IPv6 routes. Line cards are limited up to the 67xx line cards. Netflow, VSS, and MPLS VPNs are supported.

AIR-LAP1522AG-E-K9


 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: March 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Aironet 1570 Series, specifically the AIR-AP1572EAC-E-K9. The AIR-LAP1522AG-E-K9 supports the 802.11g standard with up to 54 Mbps of radio performance, external 2.4 and 5 GHz antennas, (1x) 10/100/1000 port, (1x) 100 Mbps SFP port, and 802.3af (15.4 W) PoE power compliant. The AIR-AP1572EAC-E-K9 supports the 802.11ac Wave 1 with up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance, external 2.4/5 GHz antennas, (1x) serial WAN port, (1x) 10/100/1000 port, (1x) 1 Gbps SFP port, and UPoE power compliant. The Aironet 1570 provides CleanAir and 4x4 MIMO with 3 spatial streams.

TIP: The Aironet 1570 Series may be overkill. Unless the up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance, (1x) serial WAN port, (1x) 1 Gbps SFP port, CleanAir, and/or 4x4 MIMO with 3 spatial streams is required, recommend staying with the AIR-LAP1522AG-E-K9. Otherwise the AIR-CAP1552E-E-K9 that supports the 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps, (1x) 10/100/1000 port, (1x) a Gbps SFP port, PoE powered with power injector only (AIR-PWRINJ1500-2), and 2x3 MIMO with two spatial streams may be an alternative.


AIR-CAP3502E-A-K9

 
End of New Service Dates: March 31, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Aironet 3700 Series, specifically the AIR-AP3702E-UXK9. The AIR-CAP3502E-A-K9 supports the 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps of radio performance, 2x3 MIMO with two spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/100 port, 802.3af (15.4W) PoE power compliant, and CleanAir. The AIR-AP3702E-UXK9 is a universal regulatory domain model that provides the 802.11ac Wave 1 standard with up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance, 4x4 MIMO with three spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 port, 802.3at (30 W) PoE power complaint for full functionality (802.3af (15.4 W) PoE will cause a partial functioning mode of 3x3 MIMO with 3 spatial streams), and CleanAir.

TIP: Unless the 802.11ac Wave 1 standard with up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance, recommend sticking with the AIR-CAP3502E-A-K9. The AIR-AP3702E-UXK9 may be substituted with the AIR-CAP3702E-A-K9, a non-universal regulatory domain option. An AIR-CAP3602E-A-K9 may also be an option which supports the 802.11n standard with up to 450 Mbps, 4x4 MIMO and 3 spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 port, 802.3af (15.4 W) PoE compliant, and CleanAir. The AIR-CAP3602E-A-K9 may add an 802.11ac Wave 1 module (AIR-RM3000AC-A-K9) providing a 3x3 MIMO with 3 spatial streams and up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance. This module would require 802.3at (30 W) PoE for compatibility. Other security/feature modules exist.

SM-SRE-710-K9
SM-SRE-910-K9

 
End of New Service Dates: March 10, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to their UCS-E series servers. These versions of UCS are "mini" x86 64-bit blade servers that can be installed into ISR G2/ISR4000’s and virtualized to run their services. They come in various form factors including EHWIC, double-wide EHWIC, SM and double-wide SM depending on the size of the deployment needed. The applications (e.g. Cisco Unity Express) on the SM-SRE-710/910-K9 would not be able to be supported or have software access without SMARTnet attached to these modules.

TIP: May still offer the SM-SRE-710-K9 and/or SM-SRE-910-K9 with service software and SMARTnet until this date. The end of the contract renewal date will be on June 5, 2020 where the service software applied on the Service Ready Engine (SRE) may or may not continue to be supported or updated with new releases/bug fixes. Otherwise, after this date SMARTnet may not be installed and the client would have to go with a UCS-E series server and the equivalent virtual service software.


AIR-CAP3502E-A-K9
 

End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates:March 31, 2017
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

SM-SRE-710-K9
SM-SRE-910-K9  
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: March 10, 2017
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.
FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

NPE-G1


 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: February 28, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the ASR 1000 series. The NPE-G1 is Network Processing Engine for the Cisco 7200 Series routers with a throughput of up to 520 Mbps and (3x) 10/100/100 or 1 Gbps GBIC ports. The ASR 1000 series are capable of higher throughput ranges (from 2.5 to 200 Gbps), performance, and 10 Gbps port density.

TIP: Recommend migrating to the NPE-G2 to double their performance (up to 1 Gbps) compared to the NPE-G1, without migrating from the Cisco 7200 Series to an ASR 1000 series. If a higher throughput performance is required or 10 Gbps interfaces, recommend migrating to the ASR1000 series.

CP-7911G


 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: February 28, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the IP Phone 7800 series, for instance a CP-7821-K9. The CP-7911G has one line, (2x) 10/100 port integrated switch, and SCCP/SIP signaling protocol support. The CP-7821-K9 has two lines, (2x) 10/100 port integrated switch, and SIP signaling protocol support.

TIP: Unless the phone is not supported by the new CCME or CUCM software versions and migrating to SIP is not an issue, recommend the CP-7911G (other options may exist). Otherwise stick with the CP-7911G. If more lines or 10/100/100 interfaces are required, other IP Phone options are available.


N7K-F248XP-25

 
End of New Service Dates: February 1, 2017

Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the N7K-F248XP-25E. Both the N7K-F248XP-25 and N7K-F248XP-25E have (48x) 1/10Gb SFP+ ports. The N7K-F248XP-25E has additional support for M1/M2/F2E modules in the same virtual device contexts (VDC), PIM Bi-Dir, OTV - Internal Interface, L3 over vPC, and MACsec in the last 8 ports (ports 41 to 48).

TIP: Unless the additional features above are required, recommend staying with the N7K-F248XP-25.


N7K-F248XP-25
 
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: February 1, 2017
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.
JANUARY 2017

JANUARY 2017

AIR-AP1252AG-E-K9
AIR-LAP1252AG-E-K9
AIR-LAP1252AG-N-K9

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2017
Within a year or less of the end of contract renewal, the unit then goes Last Date of Support (LDoS), and Cisco stops all support for the product, thus making it obsolete in Cisco's view.

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Aironet 1260 Series Access Points. The AIR-AP1252AG-E-K9, AIR-LAP1252AG-E-K9, and AIR-LAP1252AG-N-K9 are migrating to the AIR-AP2802E-E-K9C, AIR-AP2802E-E-K9, and AIR-AP2802E-N-K9, respectively. The Aironet 1260 Series supports the 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps of radio performance and 2x3 MIMO with two spatial streams while the Aironet 2800 Series supports the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 5.2 Gbps of radio performance and 4x4 MU-MIMO with three spatial streams. The AIR-AP1252AG-E-K9 and AIR-AP2802E-E-K9C are standalone while the rest of the mentioned access points are controller based. The Aironet 2800 Series supports Clean Air and Mobility Express (“-K9C” versions includes Mobility Express software).

TIP: Unless Mobility Express and/or the up to 5.2 Gbps of radio performance are required, recommend an AIR-CAP2702E-x-K9 with the respective regulatory domain (“x”) and standalone/controller-based software. The Aironet 2700 Series supports Clean Air, the 802.11ac Wave 1 standard with up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance, and 3x4 MIMO with three spatial streams.
 

ARCHIVE

2016

DECEMBER 2016

CISCO877-K9 Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: December 31, 2016
Within a year or less of the end of contract renewal, the unit then goes Last Date of Support (LDoS), and Cisco stops all support for the product, thus making it obsolete in Cisco's view.

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco 880VA Series Integrated Services Routers. The CISCO877-K9 is migrating to the C887VA-K9. The CISCO877-K9 has (4x) 10/100 LAN ports, (1x) ADSL2/2+ over POTS WAN port, and Advanced Security features while the C887VA-K9 has (4x) 10/100 LAN ports, (1x) Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ over POTS WAN port, and Advanced Security features. The CISCO877-K9 supports up to 12 Mbps of throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels while the C887VA-K9 support up to 25 Mbps and 20 IPsec VPN tunnels.

TIP: If up to 25 Mbps of throughput, 10 more IPsec VPN tunnels, and/or VDSL2 are required recommend the C887VA-K9. Otherwise recommend the CISCO877-K9.
 

CISCO887-K9
CISCO887-K9

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: December 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco 880VA Series Integrated Services Routers. The CISCO887-K9 and CISCO887-SEC-K9 are migrating to the C887VA-K9. The CISCO887-K9 and CISCO887-SEC-K9 have (4x) 10/100 LAN, (1x) ADSL2/2+ over POTS WAN, and (1x) ISDN ports while the C887VA-K9 has (4x) 10/100 LAN and (1x) Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ over POTS WAN ports. The CISCO887-K9 and C887VA-K9 have Advanced Security features by default while the CISCO887-SEC-K9 has Advanced IP services features. All three routers support 25 Mbps and 20 IPsec VPN tunnels. The CISCO887-K9 and CISCO887-SEC-K9 support 768 MB of DRAM (default is 256MB) and 128 MB of Flash while the C887VA-K9 supports 1 GB of DRAM (default is 512 MB) and 256 MB of Flash.

TIP: If VDSL2 and/or the additional DRAM are required, recommend a C887VA-K9 instead of the CISCO887-K9 and a C887VA-K9 with an Advance IP Services license (SL-880-AIS) instead of the CISCO887-SEC-K9. A CISCO887VA-SEC-K9 may be another option for the CISCO887-SEC-K9, but with 768 MB of DRAM (default is 256 MB) and 256 MB of Flash support. Otherwise stick with the CISCO887-K9 and/or the CISCO887-SEC-K9.

SPA-2XOC3-ATM

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: December 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco has no current replacement.

TIP: The SPA-2XOC3-ATM has migrated to a SPA-1XOC3-ATM-V2 which went EoS on 29-Jan-2016. The SPA-2XOC3-ATM is compatible with the Catalyst 6500 and 7600 series routers while the SPA-1XOC3-ATM-V2 is compatible with the XR 12000, ASR 1000, CRS, 7600 series, and ASR 9000 series routers. Recommend the SPA-2XOC3-ATM unless upgrading to a SPA-1XOC3-ATM-V2 only compatible device.

AIR-BR1410A-A-K9
AIR-BR1410A-A-K9-N

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: December 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Aironet 1530 series access points. The AIR-BR1410A-A-K9 and AIR-BR1410A-A-K9-N are migrating to the AIR-CAP1532E-A-K9 with (1x) AIR-ANT5114P2M-N. The AIR-BR1410A-A-K9 and AIR-BR1410A-A-K9-N supports 802.11a with up to 54 Mbps of performance while the AIR-CAP1532E-A-K9 supports 802.11n with up to 300 Mbps of performance.

TIP:Unless the up to 300 Mbps performance is required, recommend the AIR-BR1410A-A-K9 and/or the AIR-BR1410A-A-K9-N.


CRS1-SIP-800

 
End of New Service Dates: December 4, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends the Cisco CRS flexible SPA and 6-port 10GE PLIM. The CRS1-SIP-800 is migrating to the 6-10GE-WLO-FLEX. The CRS1-SIP-800 is compatible with the CRS-1 and CRS-3 line-card chassis with (6x) SPAs or (3x) double-height SPAs slots. The 6-10GE-WLO-FLEX is compatible with CRS line-card chassis with 140Gb Fabric Cards and supports (6x) 10Gb XFP ports and (4x) SPAs or (2x) double-height SPAs slots.

TIP: Unless the (6x) fixed 10Gb XFP ports and/or the SPAs compatible only with the 6-10GE-WLO-FLEX interface processor are required, recommend the migration option. Otherwise recommend the CRS1-SIP-800.

EHWIC-3G-HSPA+7
 
End of New Service Dates: December 8, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends the Cisco 4G LTE Wireless WAN Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs) for Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The EHWIC-3G-HSPA+7 are migrating to the EHWIC-4G-LTE-GB. Cisco 4G LTE Wireless EHWICs provide 10 to 15 times faster connections and has 5 times lower latency than 3G links.

TIP: Recommend migrating to the Cisco 4G LTE Wireless EHWICs to optimize the service provider's wireless plan. SMARTnet the modules to prevent any complications between Cisco and the service provider.

EHWIC-4G-LTE-V
EHWIC-4G-LTE-G
EHWIC-4G-LTE-A
EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE
 
End of New Service Dates: December 8, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends the Cisco 4G LTE Wireless WAN Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs) for Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The EHWIC-4G-LTE-V, EHWIC-4G-LTE-G, EHWIC-4G-LTE-A, and EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE are migrating to the EHWIC-4G-LTE-VZ, EHWIC-4G-LTE-GB, EHWIC-4G-LTE-AT, and EHWIC-4G-LTE-CA, respectively. The EHWIC-4G-LTE-V supports LTE band 13 (700 MHz) while the EHWIC-4G-LTE-VZ supports LTE band 13 (700 MHz) and band 4 AWS (1700/2100 MHz). The EHWIC-4G-LTE-G and EHWIC-4G-LTE-GB supports LTE band 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 (800(B20), 900(B8), 1800(B3), 2100(B1), 2600(B7) MHz), additionally the EHWIC-4G-LTE-GB is supported in the Middle East, some LATAM, and Asian Countries with specific LTE bands/frequencies. The EHWIC-4G-LTE-A supports LTE band 4 and 17 (700 MHz) while the EHWIC-4G-LTE-AT supports LTE band 2 PCS 1900, band 4 AWS (1700/2100), band 5 (850), band 17 (700). The EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE supports LTE AWS band 4 (1700/2100 MHz) while the EHWIC-4G-LTE-CA supports LTE band 2 PCS 1900, band 4 AWS (1700/2100), band 5 (850), band 17 (700). Every EHWIC mentioned above supports 100 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload speeds.

TIP: Recommend migrating to the Cisco 4G LTE Wireless EHWICs to optimize the service provider's wireless plan. SMARTnet the modules to prevent any complications between Cisco and the service provider.


CRS1-SIP-800
 
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: December 4, 2016
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.
EHWIC-3G-HSPA+7
EHWIC-4G-LTE-V
EHWIC-4G-LTE-G
EHWIC-4G-LTE-A
EHWIC-4G-LTE-BE
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: December 8, 2016
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.


 

 

NOVEMBER 2016

AIM-VPN/SSL-1
AIM-VPN/SSL-2
AIM-VPN/SSL-3

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016
Within a year or less of the end of contract renewal, the unit then goes Last Date of Support (LDoS), and Cisco stops all support for the product, thus making it obsolete in Cisco's view.

Impact: Cisco has no direct replacement and instead recommends migrating to the Integrated Service Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The AIM-VPN/SSL-1/-2/-3 provides up to a 40% increase in performance for IPsec VPNs and twice the performance for SSL VPN encryption. The AIM-VPN/SSL-1 is supported by the CISCO1841, AIM-VPN/SSL-2 is supported by the CISCO2801/2811/2821/2851, and the AIM-VPN/SSL-3 is supported by the CISCO3725/3745/3825/3845.

TIP: If a performance increase greater than 40% is required, recommend the ISR G2 and potentially a VPN Internal Service Module. The VPN Internal Service Module is similar to the AIM-VPN/SSL, but for the ISR G2s. Otherwise recommend an AIM-VPN/SSL with a compatible ISR G1.

CISCO878-K9
CISCO878-SEC-K9
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO878-K9 and CISCO878-SEC-K9 to the C888-K9. The CISCO878-K9, CISCO878-SEC-K9, and C888-K9 have (4x) 10/100 LAN, (1x) G.SHDSL WAN, and (1x) ISDN ports. The CISCO878-K9 and C888-K9 have Advanced Security features, while the CISCO878-SEC-K9 has Advanced IP Security features. The CISCO878-K9 and CISCO878-SEC-K9 supports up to 12 Mbps of throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels while the C888-K9 supports up to 25 Mbps and 20 IPsec VPN tunnels.

TIP: If up to 25 Mbps of throughput and/or 10 additional IPsec VPN tunnels are required recommend the C888-K9 or CISCO888-SEC-K9 (with Advanced IP Services features). Otherwise recommend the CISCO878-K9 or CISCO878-SEC-K9.

CISCO877-SEC-K9

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the C887VA-K9. The CISCO877-SEC-K9 has Advanced IP Services features, (4x) 10/100 LAN ports, and (1x) ADSL2/2+ over POTS WAN port. The C887VA-K9 has Advanced Security features, (4x) 10/100 LAN ports, and (1x) VDSL/ADSL2/2+ over POTS WAN port. The CISCO877-SEC-K9 supports up to 12 Mbps of throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels while the C887VA-K9 supports up to 25 Mbps and 20 IPsec VPN tunnels.

TIP: If up to 25 Mbps of throughput, 10 additional IPsec VPN tunnels are required, and/or VDSL2 is required recommend the CISCO887VA-SEC-K9 instead which includes the Advanced IP Services features. If the Advanced IP Services features are not required recommend the C887VA-K9. Otherwise stay with the CISCO877-SEC-K9.

CISCO876-K9
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the C886VA-K9. The CISCO876-K9 has (4x) 10/100 LAN, (1x) ADSL2/2+ over ISDN WAN, and (1x) ISDN ports. The C886VA-K9 has (4x) 10/100 LAN, (1x) VDSL2/ADSL2/2+ over ISDN WAN, and (1x) ISDN ports. The CISCO876-K9 supports up to 12 Mbps of throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels while the C886VA-K9 supports up to 25 Mbps and 20 IPsec VPN tunnels.

TIP: Unless up to 25 Mbps of throughput, 10 additional IPsec VPN tunnels, and/or VDSL2 is required, recommend the CISCO876-K9.

CISCO871-K9
CISCO871-SEC-K9
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO871-K9 and CISCO871-SEC-K9 to the C881-K9. The CISCO871-K9 has Advanced Security features, (4x) 10/100 LAN ports, and (1x) 10/100 WAN port. The CISCO871-SEC-K9 has Advanced IP Services features, (4x) 10/100 LAN ports, and (1x) 10/100 WAN port. The C881-K9 has Advanced Security features, (4x) 10/100 LAN ports, and (1x) 10/100 WAN port. The CISCO871-K9 and CISCO871-SEC-K9 supports up to 12 Mbps of throughput and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels while the C881-K9 supports up to 25 Mbps and 20 IPsec VPN tunnels.

TIP: If up to 25 Mbps of throughput and/or 10 additional IPsec VPN tunnels are required for the CISCO871-K9 and CISCO871-SEC-K9, recommend the C881-K9 and CISCO881-SEC-K9, respectively. Otherwise stay with the CISCO871-K9 and CISCO871-SEC-K9.

CISCO851-K9 Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the CISCO867VAE-K9. The CISCO851-K9 has (4x) 10/100 LAN and (1x) 10/100 WAN ports. The CISCO867VAE-K9 has (4x) 10/100 and (1x) 10/100/1000 LAN ports and (1x) 10/100/1000 and (1x) VDSL/ADSL over Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) WAN ports. The CISCO851-K9 supports up to 5 Mbps of throughput and 5 IPsec tunnels while the CISCO867VAE-K9 supports up to 10 Mbps and 10 IPsec and Easy VPN tunnels. Additionally, the CISCO867VAE-K9 supports BGP and NetFlow.

TIP: Unless the 10/100/100 LAN and WAN port, VDSL/ADSL over Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) WAN port, up to 10 Mbps of throughput, 5 additional IPsec tunnels, BGP, and/or NetFlow is required, recommend the CISCO851-K9.

WS-X4418-GB

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 4500 E-Series fiber line cards. The WS-X4418-GB is migrating to a WS-X4624-SFP-E. The WS-X4418-GB has (18x) 1Gb GBIC ports, two of which are line rate and sixteen are 4:1 oversubscribed. The WS-X4624-SFP-E has (24x) line rate 1Gb SFP ports and supports jumbo frames.

TIP: Unless the line rate performance, six additional ports, SFP type ports, and/or jumbo frame support is required, recommend the WS-X4418-GB.

NME-XD-48ES-2S-P

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Integrated Service Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) service modules. The NME-XD-48ES-2S-P is migrating to a SM-D-ES3-48-P. The NME-XD-48ES-2S-P and SM-D-ES3-48-P have (48x) 10/100 PoE and (2x) 1Gb SFP ports. The NME-XD-48ES-2S-P is only compatible with the ISR G1s while the SM-D-ES3-48-P is only compatible with the ISR G2s. The SM-D-ES3-48-P is capable of layer 3 features with a license.

TIP: Unless the ISR G2 and/or layer 3 features are required, recommend the ISR G1 and NME-XD-48ES-2S-P.

NME-X-23ES-1G-P

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for November 2016: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Integrated Service Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) service modules. The NME-X-23ES-1G-P is migrating to a SM-ES2-24-P. The NME-X-23ES-1G-P and SM-ES2-24-P has (23) 10/100 and (1x) 10/100/1000 PoE ports. The NME-X-23ES-1G-P is only compatible with ISR G1s while the SM-ES2-24-P is compatible with the ISR G2s.

TIP: Unless the ISR G2 is required, recommend the ISR G1 and NME-X-23ES-1G-P.

NM-16ESW-PWR
NME-16ES-1G-P
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Integrated Service Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) service modules. The NM-16ESW-PWR and NME-16ES-1G-P are migrating to a SM-ES2-16-P. The NM-16ESW-PWR has (16x) 10/100 pre-standard PoE (15.4W) ports and the NME-16ES-1G-P has (16x) 10/100 pre-standard/802.3af PoE (15.4W) and (1x) 10/100/100 ports while the SM-ES2-16-P supports (15x) 10/100 and (1x) 10/100/1000 all pre-standard/802.3af PoE (15.4W) capable. Both the NME-16ES-1G-P and SM-ES2-16-P have 802.1X authentication support, while NM-16ESW-PWR does not.

TIP: Unless 802.1X authentication, (1x) 10/100/1000 switch port, and/or an ISR G2 is required, recommend staying with the NM-16ESW-PWR. Recommend staying with the NME-16ES-1G-P since it may be installed in a Cisco 2900 or 3900 series with the following adapter: SM-NM-ADPTR.

NM-16ESW
NM-16ESW-1GIG
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Integrated Service Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) service modules. The NM-16ESW and NM-16ESW-1GIG have no direct replacement, but may be replaced by a SM-ES2-24. The NM-16ESW has (16x) 10/100 ports and the NM-16ESW-1GIG has (16x) 10/100 and (1x) 10/100/1000 ports while the SM-ES2-24 supports (23x) 10/100 and (1x) 10/100/100 ports. The SM-ES2-24 has 802.1X authentication support, while the NM-16ESW and NM-16ESW-1GIG does not.

TIP: Unless the 802.1X authentication and/or the extra ports is required, recommend staying with the NM-16ESW or NM-16ESW-1GIG. Both modules may be installed in a Cisco 2900 or 3900 series with the following adapter: SM-NM-ADPTR.

WS-X4506-GB-T

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to a WS-X4712-SFP-E. The WS-X4712-SFP-E has (12x) 1Gb SFP ports while the WS-X4506-GB-T has a combination of (6x) 10/100/100 PoE ports (15.4W per port) or 1Gb SFP ports. The WS-X4712-SFP-E requires a SUP7-E/7L-E or newer for compatibility while the WS-X4506-GB-T requires a SUP V-10GE or later with a compatible Catalyst 4500 Chassis. The WS-X4712-SFP-E supports Media Access Control Security (MACsec) encryption and Cisco TrustSec.

TIP: Unless six more 1Gb SFP ports, MACsec encryption, and/or Cisco TrustSec is required, recommend the WS-X4506-GB-T.

HWIC-AP-AG-B

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: There is no direct replacement, instead Cisco recommends migrating to a CISCO1941W-A/K9. The CISCO1941W-A/K9 supports wireless standards 802.11a/b/g/n with up to 600 Mbps while the HWIC-AP-AG-B supports wireless standards 802.11a/b/g with up to 54 Mbps with an ISR G1 router.

TIP: Unless an 802.11a/b/g/n standard with up to 600 Mbps is required, recommend the HWIC-AP-AG-B. A separate access point may be an option.

NME-CUE

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to a UCS-E Series server with an ISR G2. The UCS-E is capable of supporting 200-20,000 mailboxes, 1,250-15,333 hours of storage, and 8-275 concurrent sessions while the NME-CUE is capable of supporting 12-250 mailboxes, 300 hours of voicemail storage, and 8-24 concurrent sessions.

TIP: The NME-CUE may still be offered although licensing would be difficult to find and there will be no available software support. If up to 100 mailboxes are required, recommend an ISM-SRE-300-K9 and SMARTnet with an ISR G2. If 100-500 mailboxes are required, recommend a SM-SRE-710-K9 or SM-SRE-910-K9 and SMARTnet with an ISR G2 until March 10, 2017. If more than 500 mailboxes are required, recommend a UCS-E.

AIM-ATM
AIM-ATM-4T1/E1
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2016

Impact: There is no replacement for these AIM modules.

TIP: Continue to sell.


WS-C2960S-F24TS-L
WS-C2960S-F24PS-L
WS-C2960S-F48LPS-L
WS-C2960S-24TS-L
WS-C2960S-24TS-S
WS-C2960S-24TD-L
WS-C2960S-24PS-L
WS-C2960S-24PD-L
WS-C2960S-48TS-L
WS-C2960S-48TS-S
WS-C2960S-48TD-L
WS-C2960S-48LPS-L
WS-C2960S-48LPD-L
WS-C2960S-48FPS-L
WS-C2960S-48FPD-L
 
End of New Service Dates: November 5, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 2960-X series. The WS-C2960S-F24TS-L, WS-C2960S-F24PS-L, and WS-C2960S-F48LPS-L are migrating to the WS-C2960X-24TS-L, WS-C2960X-24PS-L, and WS-C2960X-48LPS-L, respectively. The WS-C2960S-24TS-L/-S, WS-C2960S-24TD-L, WS-C2960S-24PS-L, and WS-C2960S-24PD-L are migrating to the WS-C2960X-24TS-L/-LL, WS-C2960X-24TD-L, WS-C2960X-24PS-L, and WS-C2960X-24PD-L, respectively. The WS-C2960S-48TS-L/-S, WS-C2960S-48TD-L, WS-C2960S-48LPS-L, WS-C2960S-48LPD-L, WS-C2960S-48FPS-L, and WS-C2960S-48FPD-L are migrating to the WS-C2960X-48TS-L/-LL, WS-C2960X-48TD-L, WS-C2960X-48LPS-L, WS-C2960X-48LPD-L, WS-C2960X-48FPS-L, and WS-C2960X-48FPD-L, respectively. The Catalyst 2960-S/-SF provides 40 Gbps of stacking throughput with up to four switches, while the Catalyst 2960-X supports 80 Gbps of stacking throughput with up to eight switches. The Catalyst 2960-X supports twice as many MAC addresses, modular uplink ports (including 2x10Gb copper ports), and NetFlow-Lite on a service uplink module.

TIP: If the Catalyst 2960-SF requires 10/100/1000 ports, 80 Gbps of stacking performance, 10Gb uplinks, and/or NetFlow-Lite on the uplinks recommend the appropriate Catalyst 2960-X or maybe a Catalyst 2960-S. Otherwise stay with the Catalyst 2960-SF. If the Catlyst 2960-S requires 80 Gbps of stacking performance, 10Gb copper uplinks, and/or NetFlow-Lite on the uplinks are required recommend the Catalyst 2960-X. Otherwise stick with the Catalyst 2960-S. If NetFlow is required on every port, recommend a Catalyst 3650 with Flexible NetFlow (FNF) support on each port.

C2960S-STACK
C2960S-F-STACK
 
End of New Service Dates: November 5, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 2960-X series. The Catalyst 2960-S/-SF provides 40Gbps of stacking throughput with up to four switches, while the Catalyst 2960-X supports 80Gbps of stacking throughput with up to eight switches. The Catalyst 2960-X supports twice as many MAC addresses, modular uplink ports (including 2x10Gb copper ports), and NetFlow-Lite on a service uplink module.

TIP: Unless 80 Gbps of stacking performance, 2x10Gb copper ports, and/or NetFlow-Lite on the uplinks is required, recommend staying with the Catalyst 2960-S. If NetFlow is required on every port, recommend a Catalyst 3650 with Flexible NetFlow (FNF) support on each port.


WS-C2960S-F24TS-L
WS-C2960S-F24PS-L
WS-C2960S-F48LPS-L
WS-C2960S-24TS-L
WS-C2960S-24TS-S
WS-C2960S-24TD-L
WS-C2960S-24PS-L
WS-C2960S-24PD-L
WS-C2960S-48TS-L
WS-C2960S-48TS-S
WS-C2960S-48TD-L
WS-C2960S-48LPS-L
WS-C2960S-48LPD-L
WS-C2960S-48FPS-L
WS-C2960S-48FPD-L
C2960S-STACK
C2960S-F-STACK
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: November 5, 2016
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2016

CISCO1841
CISCO1841-SEC/K9
CISCO1841-HSEC/K9

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for October 2016: October 31, 2016
Within a year or less of the end of contract renewal, the unit then goes Last Date of Support (LDoS), and Cisco stops all support for the product, thus making it obsolete in Cisco's view.

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the 1900 Series Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The ISR G2s offer three to eight times the performance of the ISR G1s (1800/2800/3800). The CISCO1841 is migrating to the CISCO1941/K9. The CISCO1841-SEC/K9 and CISCO1841-HSEC/K9 are migrating to the CISCO1941-SEC/K9. The Cisco 1941 has (2x) fixed 10/100/1000 ports while the Cisco 1841 has (2x) fixed 10/100 ports.

TIP: Unless more than (1x) 10/100/1000 WAN interface or a greater throughput performance is required, recommend staying with the Cisco 1841.

CISCO2801 Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for October 2016: October 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The ISR G2s offer three to eight times the performance of the ISR G1s (1800/2800/3800). The CISCO2801 is migrating to the CISCO2901/K9. The Cisco 2901 has (2x) fixed 10/100/1000 ports while the Cisco 2801 has (2x) fixed 10/100 ports.

TIP: Unless more than (1x) 10/100/1000 WAN interface or a greater throughput performance is required, recommend staying with the Cisco 2801.

CISCO2811
CISCO2811-AC-IP
CISCO2811-DC
CISCO2811-SEC/K9
CISCO2811-HSEC/K9
CISCO2811-V/K9
C2811-VSEC-CCME/K9
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for October 2016: October 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The ISR G2s offer three to eight times the performance of the ISR G1s (1800/2800/3800). The CISCO2811, CISCO2811-AC-IP, and CISCO2811-DC are migrating to a CISCO2911/K9, CISCO2911/K9 with PWR-2911-POE, and CISCO2911/K9 with PWR-2911-DC. The CISCO2811-SEC/K9 and CISCO2811-HSEC/K9 are migrating to a CISCO2911-SEC/K9. The CISCO2811-V/K9 is migrating to a CISCO2911-V/K9. The C2811-VSEC-CCME/K9 is migrating to a C2911-VSEC/K9 with (1x) FL-CME-SRST-25 and (2x) FL-CME-SRST-5 licenses for SRST or (35x) SW-CCME-UL-ESS/ENH/BASIC licenses for CME. The Cisco 2911 has (3x) fixed 10/100/1000 ports and one service module (SM) slot while the Cisco 2911 has (2x) fixed 10/100 ports and one network module (NM) slot. ISR G1s support NMs, while the ISR G2s support SMs and certain NMs with a SM to NM adapter (SM-NM-ADPTR).

TIP: Unless more than (1x) 10/100/1000 WAN interface, a greater throughput performance, or a SM is required, recommend staying with the Cisco 2811.

CISCO2821
CISCO2821-SEC/K9
CISCO2821-HSEC/K9
CISCO2821-V/K9
 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for October 2016: October 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The ISR G2s offer three to eight times the performance of the ISR G1s (1800/2800/3800). The CISCO2821 is migrating to a CISCO2921/K9. The CISCO2821-SEC/K9 and CISCO2821-HSEC/K9 are migrating to a CISCO2921-SEC/K9. The CISCO2821-V/K9 is migrating to the CISCO2921-V/K9. The Cisco 2921 has (2x) fixed 10/100/1000, (1x) fixed 10/100/1000 or 1Gb SFP port, and one service module (SM) slot while the Cisco 2821 has (2x) fixed 10/100/1000 ports and one Network Module (NM) slot. ISR G1s support NMs, while the ISR G2s support SMs and certain NMs with a SM to NM adapter (SM-NM-ADPTR).

TIP:Unless more than (3x) 10/100/1000 WAN interfaces, more than (1x) SFP WAN port, a greater throughput performance, or a SM is required, recommend staying with the Cisco 2821.

CISCO2851
CISCO2851-SEC/K9
CISCO2851-HSEC/K9
CISCO2851-V/K9
C2851-VSEC/K9
CISCO2851-CCME/K9
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for October 2016: October 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The ISR G2s offer three to eight times the performance of the ISR G1s (1800/2800/3800). The CISCO2851 is migrating to a CISCO2951/K9. The CISCO2851-SEC/K9 and CISCO2851-HSEC/K9 are migrating to a CISCO2951-SEC/K9. The CISCO2851-V/K9, C2851-VSEC/K9, and CISCO2851-CCME/K9 are migrating to a CISCO2951-V/K9, CISCO2951-SEC/K9, and C2951-CME-SRST/K9 with (3x) FL-CME-SRST-25 for SRST or (100x) SW-CCME-UL-ESS/ENH/BASIC licenses for CME, respectively. The Cisco 2951 has (2x) fixed 10/100/1000, one (1x) 10/100/1000 or 1Gb SFP port, and two service module (SM) slots while the Cisco 2851 has (2x) fixed 10/100/1000 ports and one Network Module (NM) slot. ISR G1s support NMs, while the ISR G2s support SMs and certain NMs with a SM to NM adapter (SM-NM-ADPTR).

TIP:Unless more than (3x) gigabit WAN interfaces, more than (1x) WAN SFP port, a greater throughput performance, or a SM is required, recommend staying with the Cisco 2851.

CISCO3825
CISCO3825-AC-IP
CISCO3825-SEC/K9
CISCO3825-HSEC/K9
CISCO3825-V/K9
C3825-VSEC/K9
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for October 2016: October 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the 3900 Series Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The ISR G2s offer three to eight times the performance of the ISR G1s (1800/2800/3800). The CISCO3825 is migrating to a CISCO3925/K9. The CISCO3825-AC-IP is migrating to a CISCO3925/K9 with a PWR-3900-POE. The CISCO3825-SEC/K9 is migrating to a CISCO3925-SEC/K9. The CISCO3825-HSEC/K9 is migrating to a CISCO3925E-SEC/K9 with a FL-39-HSEC-K9 license. The CISCO3825-V/K9 is migrating to a CISCO3925-V/K9. The C3825-VSEC/K9 is migrating to a C3925-VSEC/K9. The Cisco 3925 has (1x) 10/100/1000 port, (2x) 10/100/1000 or 1Gb SFP ports, and two service module (SM) slots while the Cisco 3825 has (2x) 10/100/1000 ports, (1x) 1Gb SFP port, and two network module (NM) slots. ISR G1s support NMs, while the ISR G2s support SMs and certain NMs with a SM to NM adapter (SM-NM-ADPTR).

TIP:Unless more than (5x) gigabit WAN ports, more than (3x) 1Gb SFP WAN ports, a greater throughput requirement, or a SM is required, recommend staying with the Cisco 3825.

CISCO3845
CISCO3845-SEC/K9
CISCO3845-HSEC/K9
CISCO3845-V/K9
C3845-VSEC-SRST/K9


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for October 2016: October 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the 3900 Series Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2). The ISR G2s offer three to eight times the performance of the ISR G1s (1800/2800/3800). The CISCO3845 is migrating to a CISCO3945/K9. The CISCO3845-SEC/K9 is migrating to a CISCO3945-SEC/K9. The CISCO3845-HSEC/K9 is migrating to a CISCO3945E-SEC/K9 with a FL-39-HSEC-K9 license. The CISCO3845-V/K9 is migrating to a CISCO3945-V/K9. The C3845-VSEC-SRST/K9 is migrating to a C3945-VSEC/K9 with (2x) FL-CME-SRST-100 and (2x) FL-CME-SRST-25 for SRST or (250x) SW-CCME-UL-ESS/ENH/BASIC licenses for CME. The Cisco 3945 has (1x) 10/100/1000 port, (2x) 10/100/1000 or 1Gb SFP ports, and four service module (SM) slots while the Cisco 3845 has (2x) 10/100/1000 ports, (1x) 1Gb SFP port, and four network module (NM) slots. ISR G1s support NMs, while the ISR G2s support SMs and certain NMs with a SM to NM adapter (SM-NM-ADPTR).

TIP: Unless more than (5x) gigabit WAN ports, more than (3x) 1Gb SFP WAN ports, a greater throughput requirement, or a SM is required, recommend staying with the Cisco 3825.

WS-C2975GS-48PS-L

 
Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for October 2016: October 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the WS-C2960S-48LPS-L. The WS-C2960S-48PS-L has more than twice as much switching performance compared to the WS-C2975GS-48PS-L. The WS-C2960S-48LPS-L has (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 PoE interfaces, (4x) 1Gb SFP uplinks, and a stacking throughput of 40 Gbps while the WS-C2975GS-48PS-L has (48x) 3:1 oversubscribed PoE interfaces, (4x) 1Gb SFP uplinks, and a stacking throughput of 32 Gbps.

TIP: Unless a performance upgrade is required, recommend sticking with the WS-C2975GS-48PS-L.


X2-10GB-LRM

 
End of New Service Dates: October 24, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco SFP+ transceiver.The X2-10GB-LRM is migrating to the SFP-10G-LRM.

TIP: Recommend our Curvature branded X2-10GB-LRM-CURV transceiver.

DS-C9148-16P-K9
DS-C9148D-8G16P-K9
DS-C9148-32P-K9
DS-C9148-48P-K9
 
End of New Service Dates: October 15, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco MDS 9148S. The DS-C9148-16P-K9 and DS-C9148-32P-K9 are migrating to the DS-C9148S-12PK9. The DS-C9148D-8G16P-K9 and DS-C9148-48P-K9 are migrating to the DS-C9148S-D12P8K9 and DS-C9148S-48PK9, respectively. The DS-C9148-16P-K9 and DS-C9148-32P-K9 support (48x) 1/2/4/8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, but has (16x) and (32x) 1/2/4/8 Gbps active Fibre Channel ports, respectively. The DS-C9148S-12PK9 supports (48x) 2/4/8/16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, but has (12x) 2/4/8/16 Gbps active Fibre Channel ports. The DS-C9148D-8G16P-K9 bundle support (48x) 1/2/4/8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, but has (16x) 1/2/4/8 Gbps active Fibre Channel ports and sixteen 8 Gbps short wave optics. The DS-C9148S-D12P8K9 bundle supports (48x) 2/4/8/16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, but has (12x) 2/4/8/16 Gbps active Fibre Channel ports and twelve 8 Gbps short wave optics. The DS-C9148-48P-K9 supports (48x) active 1/2/4/8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and the DS-C9148S-48PK9 supports (48x) active 2/4/8/16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. The Cisco MDS 9148 may upgrade their active port counts by eight at a time with an activation license while the Cisco MDS 9148S may upgrade their active port count by twelve at a time with an activation license.

TIP: Unless the 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports are required, recommend the Cisco MDS 9148 series. Note that port activation licensing may be difficult to source for the Cisco MDS 9148 due to it being at the end of its EoL cycle, recommend sourcing the switch with the appropriate active ports.


DS-C9148-16P-K9
DS-C9148-32P-K9
DS-C9148D-8G16P-K9
DS-C9148-48P-K9
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for October 2016: October 15, 2016
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

CSS5-SCM-2GE
CSS5-IOM-8FE
CSS11503-AC

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates for September 2016: September 30, 2016
Within a year or less of the end of contract renewal, the unit then goes Last Date of Support (LDoS), and Cisco stops all support for the product, thus making it obsolete in Cisco's view.

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Citrix NetScaler VPX (sold by Citrix).

TIP: Recommend A10 Networks Thunder ADC product family.


PWR-2821-51-AC End of New Service Dates: September 6, 2016

Impact: There is no replacement available, instead Cisco recommends migrating to the ISR G2s.

TIP: Recommend the PWR-2821-51-AC until supplies last.

N5K-C5548P-FA

 
End of New Service Dates: September 25, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco Nexus 5600 platform: N5K-C5672UP. The N5K-C5672UP supports Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) and Network Virtualization Using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE). The N5K-C5672UP may support up to 72x10Gb SFP+ ports, while the N5k-C5548P-FA may support up to 48x10Gb SFP+ ports. The N5K-C5672UP may support 6x40Gb QSFP+ ports, while the N5K-C5548P-FA may support up to 4x40Gb QSFP+ ports. The N5K-C5672UP has 16 fixed unified ports capable of 8, 4, 2, and 1 Gb Fibre Channel or 10Gb SFP+ and FCoE support. The N5K-C5548P-FA requires an expansion module for 16 unified ports. The N5K-C5548P-FA requires a layer 3 daughter card with a layer 3 license for the features. The N5K-C5672UP only requires the layer 3 licensing to activate the features.

TIP: If VXLAN, NVGRE, 2 more QSFP+, or up to 24 more SFP+ ports are required, suggest a N5K-C5672UP. Otherwise recommend the N5K-C5548P-FA. Arista may also be an option.

N55-M8P8FP
 
End of New Service Dates: September 25, 2016

Impact: There is no direct replacement to the N55-M8P8FP expansion module, although Cisco recommends migrating to the N5K-C5672UP.

TIP: Continue to offer the N55-M8P8FP.

XENPAK-10GB-SR
XENPAK-10GB-ZR
XENPAK-10GB-LR+
XENPAK-10GB-ER+
XENPAK-10GB-LRM
End of New Service Dates: September 29, 2016

Impact: There is no replacement to these legacy transceivers. The XENPAK were replaced by X2 transceivers, which were replaced by XFP transceivers, which were then replaced by SFP+ transceivers.

TIP: Continue to offer Curvature branded XENPAK transceivers.

AIR-CAP3501I-A-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-A-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-C-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-E-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-K-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-T-K9
End of New Service Dates: September 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the AIR-AP3702I-UXK9. Cisco is moving to provide APs with universal/configurable regulatory domains. The AIR-CAP3702I-UXK9 support 802.11ac with up to 1.3Gbps of radio performance, while the Aironet 3500 series support 802.11n with up to 300Mbps of radio performance.

TIP: Unless the 802.11ac standard is required, recommend the Aironet 3500 series Access Points.

CISCO888-SEC-K9
CISCO888-K9

End of New Service Dates: September 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the C888-K9 platform. The C888-K9 platform supports G.SHDSL (ATM/EFM), while the CISCO888 platform supports G.SHDSL (ATM). The CISCO888-SEC-K9 comes with an Advanced IP Services feature sets, while the CISCO888-K9 and C888-K9 comes with Advanced Security.

TIP: Unless EFM is required, recommend the CISCO888-K9. If EFM and Advanced IP Services (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, DMVPN, etc.) are required recommend the CISCO888-SEC-K9.


PWR-2821-51-AC
VWIC2-2MFT-T1/E1
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for September 2016: September 6, 2016
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.
AIR-CAP3501I-A-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-A-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-C-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-E-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-K-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-T-K9
CISCO888-SEC-K9
CISCO888-K9
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for September 2016: September 30, 2016
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

 

AUGUST 2016


ASA5512-SSD120-K9
ASA5515-SSD120-K9
ASA5525-SSD120-K9

End of New Service Dates: August 16, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the ASA5512-FPWR-K9, ASA5515-FPWR-K9, and ASA5525-FPWR-K9, respectively. Cisco is pushing subscription based FirePOWER services (1, 3, or 5 year options) on their compatible ASAs. Individual and bundled FirePOWER services include Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), URL Filtering, and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). A Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center is highly recommended to easily and best utilize the FirePOWER services. The Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center may be deployed virtually with VMware or physically with a Cisco appliance.

TIP: The ASA5512/15/25-SSD120-K9 may be converted into the Cisco FirePOWER version. The conversion requires SMARTnet on the ASA and SSD120, then an access control license provided by Cisco TAC or e-mailing licensing@cisco.com. Provide a virtual FireSIGHT Management Center for a small number of ASAs (supports up to 25 ASAs) or a physical appliance for a large number of ASAs (supports up to 300 ASAs). FirePOWER services subscriptions are ordered and added separately.


ASA5512-SSD120-K9
ASA5515-SSD120-K9
ASA5525-SSD120-K9
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for August 2016: August 16, 2016
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

JULY 2016

DS-X9530-SF2-K9 Last Day of Support: July 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor-2A Module, DS-X9530-SF2AK9. The supervisors migrate from the Cisco SAN-OS to the Cisco NX-OS. The DS-X9530-SF2AK9 has the same capabilities plus Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.

TIP: Unless FCoE and/or SMARTnet is required, recommend sticking with the DS-X9530-SF2-K9.
 

NM-32A Last Day of Support: July 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating toward two HWIC-16As.

TIP: Unless the NM slot is needed and there are two free HWIC slots, recommend sticking with the NM-32A.
 


CP-8961-C-K9
CP-8961-CL-K9  
End of New Service Dates: July 8, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series. Both the CP-8961 and 8800 Series only support SIP. Select Cisco IP Phones in the 8800 Series support video calls and color displays.

TIP: Unless video calls are required, recommend staying with the CP-8961.

WS-CBS3120G-S
WS-CBS3120X-S
End of New Service Dates: July 23, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FEXs (Fabric Extenders). The Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FEXs provide 10GBASE-T or SFP+ access ports and 40Gb QSFP+ uplink ports. Select Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FEXs support Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3120 is stackable with StackWise Plus cables and supports 8 Gb ports (4x10/100/1000 and 4 SFP) or 4x10/100/1000 and 2x10Gb X2 ports.

TIP: If layer 2 features and/or a low amount of 1 and 10 Gb ports are needed, recommend a Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3120. A layer 3 license exists, but may be difficult to source. If layer 3, FCoE, and/or multiple 10 Gb or 40 Gb (QSFP+) ports are required, recommend a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FEX. 

WS-X6704-10GE
WS-X6716-10T-3C
WS-X6716-10G-3C
WS-X6716-10G-3CXL
WS-X6724-SFP
 
End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6704-10GE and WS-X6716-10G-3C to the WS-X6816-10G-2T. Migrate from the WS-X6716-10T-3C to the WS-X6816-10T-2T. Migrate from the WS-X6716-10G-3CXL to the WS-X6816-10G-2TXL. Migrate from the WS-X6724-SFP to the WS-X6824-SFP-2T. Each line card is compatible with the Supervisor Engine 2T. Note: The WS-X6716-10T-3C, WS-X6716-10G-3C, and WS-X6716-10G-3CXL require a DFC4-E or DFC4-EXL upgrade to support the Supervisor Engine 2T. The Cisco Catalyst 6700 Series have the exact same performance as the Catalyst 6800 Series. The Catalyst 6800 Series require a Supervisor Engine 2T.

TIP:Recommend staying with the Cisco Catalyst 6700 Series compared to the Catalyst 6800 Series. Both line card options are interchangeable with a Supervisor Engine 2T.

VS-S720-10G-3C
VS-S720-10G-3CXL
End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the VS-S720-10G-3C and the VS-S720-10G-3CXL to the VS-S2T-10G and VS-S2T-10G-XL, respectively. Cisco catalyst 6800 and 6900 series interface modules require a supervisor engine 2T. The supervisor engine 2T supports up to 60% more Mpps IPv4 and 70% more Mpps IPv6 routing. Capable of 32,000 more MAC entries and 4 times more NetFlow entries. Supports new innovations like native VPLS, flexible NetFlow, egress NetFlow, Cisco TrustSec, distributed policers, control plane policing, and comprehensive IPv6 features.

TIP: Unless the new innovations, more available entries, better performance, and/or 6800/6900 line cards are required, recommend staying with the supervisor engine 720.

WS-CF-UPG End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 2T. The default SP bootflash prior to May 5, 2006 is 64MB and the upgrade brings the bootflash to 512MB. The current default is 512MB for releases 12.2(18)SXE5 and later or 12.2(18)SXF and later.

TIP: If software releases 12.2(18)SXE5 and later or 12.2(18)SXF and later are being implemented I would recommend the upgrade. Otherwise stay with the default 64MB.

FAN-MOD-09 End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2016

Impact: No current replacement.

TIP: Continue offering the FAN-MOD-09 until supplies last. Suggest migrating to Catalyst 6500-E chassis.


CP-8961-C-K9
CP-8961-CL-K9
 
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for July 2016: July 8, 2016

 

JUNE 2016

AIR-WLC4402-12-K9
AIR-WLC4402-25-K9
AIR-WLC4402-50-K9
AIR-WLC4404-100-K9

Last Day of Support: June13, 2016

Impact: Cisco encourages customers to migrate to the Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller. Specifically the AIR-CT5508-12, 25, 50, and 100-K9, respectively. The Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controller supports up to the 802.11n standard, 100 legacy access points, and an optional redundant power supply. The Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller is for midsize to large enterprise deployments. The 5508 supports the new 802.11ac standard, 500 access points, and an optional redundant power supply. New technologies are available such as Cisco CleanAir technology, FlexConnect, and High Availability pair support.

TIP: I recommend the Cisco 4400 series, only if 100 or less legacy APs need to be supported. The Cisco 4400 series bundles are non-upgradable to support more APs. Otherwise recommend the Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller.
 

IAD2432-24FXS
 
End of New Service Dates: June 8, 2016

Impact: Cisco encourages customers to migrate to the ISR4351-V/K9. The ISR44351 supports 3xGE (10/100/100) ports compared to 2xFE (10/100). Cisco stopped integrated boxes with FXS ports and instead use FXS interface modules with their integrated service routers. The proposed upgrade only supports 20 FXS interfaces with fully loaded slots.

TIP: I recommend sticking with the IAD2432-24FXS device if up to 24 FXS ports are required. If other interface types, phone systems, or other routing services are needed, recommend a Cisco 2900 or 3900 with appropriate licenses, PVDMs, and modules as an alternative.

EHWIC-3G-EVDO-S
EHWIC-3G-EVDO-V
 
End of New Service Dates: June 18, 2016

Impact: Cisco encourages customers to migrate to the Cisco 4G LTE Wireless Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs) for ISR G2s. An EHWIC-4G-LTE-ST and EHWIC-4G-LTE-VZ, respectively. Cisco 4G LTE Wireless EHWICs provide 10 to 15 times faster connections and has 5 times lower latency than 3G links.

TIP: Recommend migrating to the Cisco 4G LTE Wireless EHWICs to optimize the service provider’s wireless plan. SMARTnet the modules to prevent any complications between Cisco and the service provider.

C881G-U-K9
 
End of New Service Dates: June 18, 2016

Impact: Cisco encourages customers to migrate to the Cisco C881G-4G-GA-K9 or C899G-LTE-GA-K9. The C881G supports Fast Ethernet ports while the C899G supports Gigabit ports (SFP port available). Upgrade from 21.1 Mbps downlink and 5.76 Mbps uplink speeds to 100 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink speeds.

TIP: Recommend migrating to the Cisco 880G and 890G Series 4G LTE 2.0 ISRs to optimize the service provider’s wireless plan. SMARTnet the routers to prevent any complications between Cisco and the service provider.

12000-SIP-601

End of New Service Dates: June 21, 2016

Impact: Cisco encourages customers to migrate from the 12000-SIP-601 in a Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 series to the A9K-SIP-700 in a Cisco ASR 9010 or ASR 9922 Router. The same or newer alternative SPAs exist for the ASR 9010 or ASR 9922 compared to the Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 series SPAs.

TIP: The recommended migration requires an upgrade to the ASR 9000 routers. Unless the higher density line cards or throughput is required, stay with the Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 series.

EHWIC-3G-EVDO-S
EHWIC-3G-EVDO-V
C881G-U-K9
 
End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for June 2016
June 18,2016

 

 

May 2016

NM-1FE1R2W
NM-1FE2W-V2
NM-2FE2W-V2
Last Day of Support: May 31, 2016

Impact: There is no replacement available for these Cisco 2600, 2800, 3600, 3700 and 3800 Series Router legacy modules. Instead Cisco recommends migrating to the ISR G2’s with higher built-in LAN and WAN port density functionality.

TIP: NM-HD’s and NM-HDV2’s would be appropriate alternatives for recent VIC/VWIC’s expansion slots.
 

A9K-40GE-L
A9K-4T-L
End of New Service Dates: May 16, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the A9K-40GE-TR and A9K-4T16GE-TR, respectively. The Cisco ASR 9000 Series 40-Port Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards are fully compatible with all Cisco ASR 9000 Series chassis except the Cisco ASR 9001.

TIP: The A9K-40GE-L is very similar to A9K-40GE-TR. Recommend sticking with A9K-40GE-L unless support is required. The substitution for the A9K-4T-L has 16 additional Gigabit ports and requires upgrade license to utilize all ports. Recommend sticking with the A9K-4T-L unless the Gig ports or support is required.

 

April 2016

CISCO1811/K9
CISCO1811W-AG-B/K9
CISCO1812/K9
CISCO1812-J/K9
Last Day of Support: April 30, 2016
Impact: Cisco suggests replacing with the 891/892 routers. These routers have an 8 port switch and a 1gig uplink for WAN connection. There is also an integrated wireless model available if needed.

TIP: As for any Cisco router, figure out the throughput requirement as well as any protocols or features that may be needed.
 

CISCO7604
7600-SIP-200
PEM-DC/3
End of New Service Dates: April 19, 2016
Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the CISCO7606-S chassis and 7600-SIP-400. Cisco didn't make a 7604-S chassis so the upgrade is essentially the 6-slot chassis. Both units have the same per-slot bandwidth and similar supported line cards and features. The Cisco 7600 SIP-400 provides higher-speed, high-density link aggregation for network environments requiring leased line and metro aggregation. Such speeds come from supporting SPA cards like 1Gb, 10Gb, and higher end OC cards.

TIP: Although the S chassis provides better power and cooling capabilities, it is not a necessary upgrade. We can continue to support the 7604 hardware.

DS-C9222I-K9 End of New Service Dates: April 21, 2016
Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the DS-C9250I-K9. The 9250 comes with 50 total ports and the ability to do 16Gbps FC. However, by default, the unit comes with 20 FC, 8 FCoE, and 2 FCIP ports enabled with an available license to turn on an additional 20FC ports. This allows the unit to match with the 18 FC ports and expansion slot of the DS-C9222I. No major impact.

TIP: Also look at the MDS 9100 series as a viable solution for a Fibre Channel switch.

ASA5512-IPS-K9
ASA5515-IPS-K9
ASA5525-IPS-K9
ASA5545-IPS-K9
ASA5555-IPS-K9
End of New Service Dates: April 25, 2016
Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to FirePower services. They have recently acquired SourceFire and plan to move ahead with this technology as their main offering. This is a major impact as customers will require a FirePower capable box, new subscriptions, a new FireSight management center, and learn how this all works together. As this is a security device, we strongly recommend migrating towards the current technology.

TIP: For new deployments, suggest going with FirePower as they will need to Smartnet these security devices for up to date security threats.

WS-C4507R-E
WS-C4510R-E
End of SW Maintenance Release Date: April 15, 2016

 

CISCO7604
7600-SIP-200
PEM-DC/3
End of SW Maintenance Release Date: April 19, 2016

 

DS-C9222I-K9 End of SW Maintenance Release Date: April 21, 2016
VG224 End of SW Maintenance Release Date: April 23, 2016
ASA5512-IPS-K9
ASA5515-IPS-K9
ASA5525-IPS-K9
ASA5545-IPS-K9
ASA5555-IPS-K9
End of SW Maintenance Release Date: April 25, 2016

 

 

 

March 2016

7600-ES20-GE3C
7600-ES20-GE3CXL
7600-ES20-10G3C
7600-ES20-10G3CXL

 
Last Day of Support: March 31, 2016
Impact: Cisco suggests replacing with the new ES+ line cards. The newer line cards boast more queues and a faster processor while having lower power consumption. A new feature with the PLUS cards is the ability to do video monitoring without the use of extra modules; however, it does require a license to enable the feature.

TIP: Since this is end of support, if the advance license for MVPN, 6VPE, and L3 IP/MPLS VPN is needed, it would be wiser to go with the new card that is still supported.
 

UBR7246VXR
PWR-UBR7200-AC
MAS-U7246VXR-FAN2
End of New Service Dates: March 7, 2016
Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the UBR10K or UBR7225VXR. The 7225 is a smaller chassis and supports only 2 DOCSIS cards but it only uses 1/3 the RU space of the 7246. Stacking three 7225 will provide 1.5x more ports than a single 7246.

TIP: Consider deploying the UBR7225 to save rack space.

UBR7246VXR
PWR-UBR7200-AC
MAS-U7246VXR-FAN2
End of SW Maintenance Release Date: March 6, 2016

 

February 2016

7600-SSC-400
SPA-IPSEC-2G

Last day of Support: February 29, 2016
Impact: Cisco suggests replacing with the new WS-SSC-600 and WS-IPSEC-3 cards. These cards are used to provide IPSEC capabilities while installed into the 6500 chassis which removes the need of an external VPN device. The price of the replacements can be astronomical compared to the old products so looking at other solutions such as an ASA for VPN capabilities might be worthwhile.

TIP: If they are looking for client VPNs, the ASA series will better fit their needs than going with the new replacement products.
 

WS-X45-SUP6L-E

End of New Service Dates: February 2, 2016
Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the SUP7L-E. The SUP6L-E and SUP7L-E have lower backplane throughput and are not compatible with the 4510R chassis. They are both light versions of the SUP6-E and SUP7-E. The 6L-E upgrade to the 7L-E should have no backward compatibility issues. The SUP7L-E will support the C4700 line cards which have line rate forwarding. However, the SUP7L-E only has 2 10G SFP ports available compared to 4 on the SUP7-E.

TIP: If this is a new deployment, consider selling the SUP7-E especially in the case when SmartNet is needed.

WS-X45-SUP6L-E

End of SW Maintenance Release Date: February 2, 2016

2015

December 2015

ATA187-I1-A

End of New Service Date: December 29, 2015
Impact: Cisco’s recommended replacement is the ATA190. This has a minimum call manager version of 8.5(1). No major impact.

TIP: If the older call managers are being used, they will require the older ATA's.

NM-1T3/E3
NM-HD-1V
MN-HD-2V
NM-HD-2VE
NM-HDV2
NM-HDV2-1T1/E1
NM-HDV2-2T1/E1
VWIC2-1MFT-G703
VWIC2-1MFT-T1/E1
VWIC2-1MFT-G703
VWIC2-1MFT-T1/E1

End of SW Maintenance Release Date: December 31, 2015

 

November 2015

VIC-4FXS/DID

Last Date of Support: November 30, 2015
Impact: Cisco’s replacement product is the VIC3-4FXS/DID. This provides compatibility with the newer ISR G2’s.

TIP: There is also a VIC3-2FXS/DID if only two ports are needed for a deployment.

PWR-3825-AC
PWR-3825-DC
PWR-3845-AC
PWR-3845-DC

End of New Service Dates: November 11, 2015
Impact: Cisco doesn’t have any replacements as they suggest you migrate to the ISR G2’s which use different power supplies. No major impact.

TIP: If the older power supplies are required, NetSure may be a solution.

A9K-2KW-DC
A9K-3KW-AC
ASR-9006-AC
ASR-9006-DC
ASR-9010-AC
ASR-9010-DC

End of New Service Dates: November 13, 2015
Impact: Cisco suggests going with the new V2 versions of these power supplies and bundles. When purchasing the V2 bundles, they will include the V2 power supplies. No major impact.

TIP: The V2 is an available upgrade for the 9006 and 9010 chassis to become current.

SPA-2XCT3/DS0
SPA-2XT3/E3
SPA-4XCT3/DS0
SPA-4XT3/E3

End of SW Maintenance Release Dates: November 26 2015
Impact: Cisco suggests going with the new V2 versions of these SPA cards. No major impact.

TIP: The version 1 of these cards can still be used.

 

October 2015

WS-C296024LC-S
WS-C2960-24LT-L
WS-C2960-24PC-L
WS-C2960-24PC-S
WS-C2960-24-S
WS-C2960-24TC-L
WS-C2960-24TC-S
WS-C2960-24TT-L
WS-C2960-48PST-L
WS-C2960-48PST-S
WS-C2960-48TC-L
WS-C2960-48TC-S
WS-C2960-48TT-L
WS-C2960-48TT-S

Last Date of Support: October 31, 2015
Impact: Cisco’s recommendation is to upgrade to the 2960 “plus” switches. These are the same switches but with upgrade memory and flash. This upgrade allowed the use of higher IOS images and new features which required more memory and flash to run. No major impact.

TIP: In most cases, using the 10/100 layer 2 switch is fine without adding the "plus" switch.

September 2015

NPE-400

Last Date of Support: September 8, 2015
Impact: If you are trying to get as much performance from your older 7200 series routers, the NPE-G2 is a good upgrade. However, the ASR1000 series is the way to go for anything requiring 2Gbps throughput or higher.

12000‑SIP‑401
12000-SIP-501

End of New Service: September 15, 2015
Impact: The recommended upgrade is the 12000-SIP-601. The SIP601 provides better compatibility over all with the available SPA cards. These include new SPA cards that were not yet compatible with the SIP401 and SIP501 such as the 10 port 1GE SPA and the 10GE port SPA card.

A9K-8T-B
A9K-8T-L
A9K-16T/8-B
A9K-8T/4-B
A9K-8T/4-E
A9K-8T/4-L
A9K-8T-E

End of New Service: September 16, 2015
Impact: Cisco recommends going with the modular cards A9K-MOD80 or A9K-MOD160. These cards do not come with any interfaces but instead have two open slots for a variety of interface modules. They support a wide range of interfaces and densities offering the benefits of network scalability with lower initial costs and ease of upgrades.

WS‑S32‑10GE‑PISA
W‑S32‑GE‑PISA

Last Date of Support: September 30, 2015
Impact: Cisco’s replacement product is the VS-S720-10G-3C followed up the VS-S2T-10G. The VS-720 was the first available supervisor card to provide the VSS feature for the 6500s. It also provides higher throughput per slot and is compatible with the 6700 line cards. The S2T further doubled the available throughput.

TIP: Instead of purchasing a SUP32, consider the SUP720 which would provide twice the throughput of the SUP32.

AIM-CUE

Last Date of Support: September 30, 2015
Impact: Cisco’s replacement product is the AIM2-CUE-K9. This series is end-of-life with the introduction of the ISR G2 series which uses the SRE modules with CUE software.

ATA186-I1-A
ATA186-I2-A

Last Date of Support: September 30, 2015
Impact: The replacement products are the ATA187-I1-A which is followed by the ATA190. SCCP is no longer supported by the ATA187 and ATA190.

TIP: Any of these ATAs will work for a typical deployment, usually for FAX machines in a VOIP network, so don’t upgrade if you don’t need to..

 

August 2015


WS‑X6066‑SLB‑APC
WS‑X6066‑SLB‑S‑K9

Last Date of Support: August 31, 2015

Impact: Cisco's replacement product is the ACE20-MOD-K9 followed by the ACE30-MOD-K9 which are both announced End of Life. There is no replacement beyond these units. Cisco suggests migrating to Citrix NetScaler or third-party products. These modules were Cisco's load balancing offering, and Cisco no longer supports load balancing. 

TIP: Consider A10 Networks' load balancing appliances. Curvature's partnership with A10 allows us to quickly deliver A10's portfolio for your data center and load balancing needs.

July 2015


CISCO‑881‑SEC‑K9

End of New Service Date: July 3, 2015

Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the C881-K9, the current model. It has the same functionality. If you require SMARTnet, then we recommend upgrading to the current model to access the software updates.



CISCO886VA‑SEC‑K9
CISCO887VA‑SEC‑K9

End of New Service Date: July 3, 2015

Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the C886VA-K9 and the C887VA-K9, the current models. Both have the same functionality. If you require SMARTnet on these devices then we recommend to upgrade to the current models to access the software updates.



CISCO892F‑K9

End of New Service Date: July 3, 2015

Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the C891F-K9, the current model. It has the same functionality with improvements to wireless and a V.92 analog modem. If you need SMARTnet on this device then we recommend upgrading to the current model.



CP‑6911‑C‑K9
CP-6911-W-K9
CP-6921-C-K9
CP-6921-CL-K9
CP-6921-W-K9
CP-6941-C-K9
CP-6941-WL-K9
CP-6945-C-K9
CP-6945-CL-K9
CP-6961-C-K9
CP-6961-CL-K9
CP-6961-W-K9

End of New Service Date: July 30, 2015

Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the 7800 phone series. Unlike the 6900 series which supported both SCCP/SIP protocols, the 7800 series will only support the SIP protocol. This can be a problem if you wish to continue using SCCP.



CP-7906G

Last Date of Support: July 22, 2015

Impact: Cisco's replacement product is the 7911 phone. The latest current phone would be the 7800 series. These are Cisco's basic level IP phones.


CP-7940G
CP-7960G

Last Date of Support: July 22, 2015

Impact: Cisco's replacement product is the 7942G/7962G phones. The latest phone would be the 7945G/7965G. These are similar phones in functionality. The 7942G/7962G have a higher resolution grayscale display and the 7945G/7965G have a color display.



WS‑C2950G‑24‑EI‑DC
WS‑C3550‑4‑DC‑SMI
WS‑C3560‑24PS‑E
WS‑C3560‑24PS‑S
WS‑C3560‑24TS‑E
WS‑C3560‑24TS‑S
WS‑C3560‑48PS‑E
WS‑C3560‑48PS‑S
WS‑C3560‑48TS‑E
WS‑C3560‑48TS‑S
WS-C3750‑24PS‑E
WS-C3750‑24PS‑S
WS-C3750‑24TS‑E
WS-C3750‑24TS‑S
WS-C3750‑48PS‑E
WS-C3750‑48PS‑S
WS-C3750‑48TS‑E
WS-C3750‑48TS‑S

 

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

Impact Cisco's replacement product is a 3560V2. However, if you need to upgrade to a current switch, you will need a 3560X switch at minimum. There are many options in between these two switches.

TIP: A 3560E is a possible alternative and can provide line rate 1GE ports cheaper than the 3560X. Although it is a previous generation switch, it would provide similar features and performance.


CISCO871-K9
CISCO871W‑G‑A‑K9

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

Impact: Cisco's replacement product is the 881. This series has gone through a few ID changes and can get confusing as they are all very similar. The current 881 part IDs: C881-K9 and C881W-A-K9.

TIP: The CISCO871W-G-A-K9 is a wireless model and can be substituted with other various wireless models if needed.

CP-7936

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

Impact: Cisco's replacement product is the 7937G conference phone. The latest current phone would be the 8831 conference phone. The 7936/7937 both used SCCP protocol while the new 8831 uses SIP protocol. This signaling protocol can be an important factor depending on your preferences – SCCP or SIP.


WS-C4503
WS-C4506
WS-C4507R
WS-C4510R

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

Impact: Cisco's replacement products are the -E series chassis. The 4503-E and 4506-E will both support 48Gbps/slot with a SUP7 installed. The 4507R-E and 4510R-E only supports 24Gbps with a SUP6 or SUP7 installed. This per slot backplane throughput is important if you are looking for line rate cards. Only the 4748 line cards provides this throughput along with a SUP7. If the 4748 and SUP7 is a consideration for these two chassis', you will need the 4507R+E and 4510R+E chassis.

TIP: The 4507R+E and 4510R+E should be considered here instead as they will be able to support the latest SUP7/SUP8 and provide the 48Gbps/slot backplane.


WS-X4013+
WS-X4013+10GE
WS-X4515
WS-X4516

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

Impact: Cisco's replacement product is the WS-X45-SUP6-E. The latest product Cisco has to offer is the SUP8. While the previous SUPs all provided 6Gbps/slot capacity, the SUP6 provided 24Gbps/slot and the SUP7/8 will provide 48Gbps/slot.

TIP: If you are looking at the SUP8, you can still consider the SUP7 as a substitute. Remember that a 4507R+E or 4510R+E will be needed. The 4503-E and 4506-E natively supports the SUP7.


CISCO7304

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

Impact: Cisco's replacement product is the ASR1000 series. The ASR1001 at the minimum will provide 2.5Gbps throughput. The drawback to the ASR1001 is the slot and port density. It only has 1 SPA expansion slot limiting the available ports it can support. In this case, moving to an ASR1002 would be needed.

TIP: The ASR1000 packs serious power but always isn't needed. Tell us what you are doing and if there are any performance issues. We might be able to support or supply the necessary equipment that you are still running.

 

Last Date of Support: WIC-1ENET, WIC-4ESW

Impact: June 1, 2015 is the Last Date of Support for these WIC cards. There is no direct replacement from Cisco. These WIC cards were only compatible with the 1700 series routers. 

Recommended Upgrade: Cisco recommends upgrading to the newer ISR's and WIC cards. If there is no need to upgrade yet, contact us for the WIC-1ENET and WIC-4ESW cards.

End of New Service: NM-HD-1V, NM-HD-2V, NM-HD-2VE, NM-HDV2, NM-HDV2-T1/E1

Impact: After June 30, 2015, it will no longer be possible to put these devices under a new Cisco service contract. Reach out to us about putting the NM's under a NetSure service contract. 

Recommended Upgrade: Cisco recommends going with the ISR G2 solution. The platform supports higher PVDM and T1 densities with new VWIC3 and PVDM3 cards. The alternative: the network module cards are still compatible with the ISR G2's with the use of a SM-ADPTR. 

End of New Service: PVDM2-8, PVDM2-16, PVDM2-32, PVDM2-48, PDVM2-64

Impact: After June 30, 2015 it will no longer be possible to put these devices under a new Cisco service contract. Although it will not be possible to put under a new Cisco service contract, you have the option to put the PVDM2's under a service contract with Curvature's NetSure Maintenance Program

Recommended Upgrade: The ISR G2 and PVDM3's. The PVDM3 can support up to 256 DSP channels on a single stick as well as support for video conferencing. Conference calls no longer require a dedicated DSP resource to be configured.

End of New Service: VWIC2-1MFT-G703, VWIC2-1MFT-T1/E1, VWIC2-2MFT-G703, VWIC2-2MFT-T1/E1

Impact: After June 30, 2015 it will no longer be possible to put these devices under a new Cisco service contract.

Recommended Upgrade: The ISR and VWIC3's. The VWIC3 card can support up to 4 T1's and puts total T1 ports to 16 using the EHWIC slots. If you need to put your current VWIC2's under a new maintenance contract, contact a NetSure Maintenance Specialist to help you. 

*Tip: If T1 density is not an issue, going with VWIC2's allows for considerable cost savings. 

Last Date of Support: AIR-LAP521G-E-K9

Impact: On May 31, 2015 the AIR-LAP521G-E-K9 will reach the final stage in Cisco's End-of-Life lifecycle meaning the product will be obsolete in Cisco's eyes. 

Recommended Upgrade: Pro AP series 500 or the Cisco Aironet 1130 series. The most current APs out would be the 1700/2700/3700 series. If wireless N is needed, consider moving tot he 1142N model.

Last Date of Support: VG248, VG248-RACK

Impact: On May 31, 2015, the VG248 and the VG248-RACK will reach its Last Date of Support from Cisco. 

Recommended Upgrade: VG224. The VG224 features a command line IOS versus the menu driven IOS of the VG248. Cisco has taken down datasheets for both of these units and has moved towards newer devices. The VG320 would be the most current device with 48 FXS ports. 

End of New Service: CISCO861W-GN-A-K9, CISCO861W-GN-E-K9, CISCO861W-GN-P-K9

Impact: After May 14, 2015 it will no longer be possible to put these devices under a new Cisco service contract. However, if you have an existing contract for these devices you can renew it before the contract expires.

Recommended Upgrade: Cisco 867VAE. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 867VAE Integrated Services Router. The 867s will also have an integrated DSL port included. 

End of New Service: SPA-8XCHT1/E1

Impact: On May 19, 2015 the SPA-8XCHT1/E1 will reach its End of New Service stage. You will not be able to put the device under a new Cisco service contract. 

Recommended Upgrade: SPA-8XCHT1/E1-V2. Both of these versions provide nearly identical features, except the V2 has new chipsets and requires a minimum SW version. 

End of New Service: HWIC-1T1/E1

Impact: On May 21, 2015 the HWIC-1T1/E1 will reach its End of New Service stage. 

Recommended Upgrade: There is no replacement for the HWIC-1T1/E1 because this HWIC was made specifically and only compatible with the 1861 routers providing T1/E1 ports. 

End of New Service: CP-8941-K9, CP-8941-L-K9

Impact: On May 31, 2015 Cisco will no longer provide new service contracts for the CP-8941-K9 or the CP-8941-L-K9. 

Recommended Upgrade: Cisco Unified IP 8945 Phones. The CP8945 phone has new support for a Bluetooth headset.

 

[LDoS] CISCO7606, CISCO7609, FAN-MOD-6HS: Cisco recommends upgrading to the -S chassis which also uses a different high speed fan. The Cisco 7606-S/7609-S chassis has the same form factor and provides better high-availability, power, and cooling capabilities. There will be some incompatibilities with newer SUPs and line cards on the older non-S chassis, however it should not have any major impacts on existing deployments.

[LDoS] NM-1GE: Cisco recommends upgrading to the HWIC-1GE-SFP. The NM card was only compatible with the 2691 and 3600 routers. This HWIC will fit into the smaller HWIC slot on the ISR G1/G2 series routers. In order to perform this upgrade, the router will need to be upgraded as well.

[EoNS] CP-7937G, CP-7936-MIC-KIT, CP-7936-PWR-KIT, CP-7937-PWR-SPL: Cisco recommends migrating to the CP-8831-K9. Clients should be aware that unlike the CP7937 which runs SCCP, the CP8831 will be running SIP. This can sometimes cause some configuration issues when running SCCP and SIP together in the same environment.

[LDoS] XENPAK-10GB-LW: Cisco does not have an equivalent upgrade available. This is due in part to moving away from the XENPAK supported blades as Optics is slowly shifting towards the SFP form factor.

[EoNS] AS5400XM, AS54-DFC-8CE1, AS54-DFC-8CT1, AS54-DFC-CT3, AS54-XM-20E1-V-LC, AS5X-FC, AS5X-PVDM2-64, PWR-AS54XM-AC-RPS, AS54-DFC-2CT1: Cisco recommends migrating to an ISR 3900 or 4400 router. These are not direct replacements, but could serve a similar purpose. They support 3-4x PVDMs with up to 256 voice channels per DSP module. T1/E1 ports are also supported, but the T3 line will be limited as a clear channel stream.

[EoNS] WS-X45-SUP6-E: Cisco recommends upgrading to the WS-X45-SUP7-E. If this is currently deployed in a redundant chassis, it will require an upgrade to a 45XXR+E chassis. The SUP7 will support the 47XX series line cards which include 48 ports of line rate, a UPOE card, and a 12 port SFP+ card. Older line cards are still compatible.

[EoNS] XENPAK-10GB-CX4: Cisco does not have an equivalent upgrade available. This is due in part to moving away from the XENPAK supported blades as Optics are slowly shifting towards the SFP form factor.

[LDoS] WS-C6509-NEB-A, WS-C6509-NEB-RACK, WS-C6509-NEB-FAN2

Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the WS-C6509-V-E. This new chassis increases the per-slot bandwidth to support 80 Gbps. This unit also supports higher power consumption up to 14500W.

[LDoS] PA-MCX-4TE1, PA-MCX-8TE1, PA-VXC-2TE1+

Impact: Cisco does not have a current upgrade to these PAs. It is recommended to migrate to an ISR G1 or current ISR G2 platform for T1/E1 connectivity.

[EoNS] WS-X4548-RJ45V+, WS-X4148-RJ, WS-X4248-RJ45V

Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the WS-X4748-RJ45-E (non-PoE), WS-X4748-RJ45V+E (PoE+), or WS-X4748-UPOE+E (UPoE). These are the newest and current models for the 4500 series 48 port RJ45 line cards. All cards are line rate with 48 Gbps throughput that requires a SUP7 or SUP8 to operate. Upgrading from a previous deployment would require upgrades of the chassis, SUP and the line cards while the power supplies could still be reused if the power requirements permit.

*Tip: The WS-X4748-UPOE+E provides 60W of PoE+ and is sometimes overkill for most deployments. The WS-X4748-RJ45V+E with 30W PoE+ should be enough most of the time.

[EoNS] NM-1T3/E3

Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the SM-X-1T3/E3. The major advantage of this upgrade is support in the CISCO2911s and CISCO2921s.

 

[LDoS] CSACSE-1113-K9: Cisco's latest product for ACS is the CSACS-3415-K9. The unit has the software application available to run ACS, ISE, and NAC. It is built from the UCS C220 M3 chassis with an E5-2609 CPU and 16GB DRAM. This comes with a base license that will support up to 500 devices. A large deployment license will be needed if more support is needed.

[EoNS] CWDM-GBIC-1510, CWDM-GBIC-1530, WS-G5484, WS-C5486, WS-G5487: Cisco does not offer replacement products for GBIC optics. This comes from the fact that Cisco no longer produces line cards that will be using the form factor. The newer form factors will be the X-2 and SFP with SFP+ being the choice for 10G in the future.

 

[EoNS] WS-X6148E-GE-45AT: There is no direct replacement product and Cisco recommends going with either a 4500 chassis deployment or 6800ia.

[EoNS] WS-F6700-DFC3B, WS-F6700-DFC3BXL, WS-F6K-PFC3B, and WS-F6K-PFC3BXL: Cisco suggests upgrading to the DFC3C or DFC4. The DFC3C is for compatibility with the VS-S720 while the DFC4 is compatible with the new VS-S2T. With the VS-S720 an older 3B line cards, the SUP and chassis will run in 3B mode. The only necessary upgrade is with the SUP2T as it requires a PFC4 to operate and a DFC4 for compatibility.

[EoNS] WS-X6582-2PA: The recommended upgrade is the 7600-SIP-400 which has more DRAM and better processing speed. However, the PA's used with the X6582 will need to be upgraded to the correct SPA card for the SIP400. The upgrade allows 4x single height SPA cards or 2x double height to be installed.

[EoNS] ACE30-MOD-08-K9: There is no replacement product at this time. Cisco recommends upgrading to the Citrix Netscaler 1000V or alternative vendor. This is commonly used as a load balancer or traffic management device. With our A10 Partnership we can help you find a load balancer to meet your needs.

[EoNS] DS-C9124-2-K9 and DS-C9124-K9: Cisco recommends upgrading to the MDS 9148 switch. This switch configuration provides 16 to 48 ports with increased line-rate performance with support for 8Gbps port speeds. You can add licenses for an additional 8 ports if you need to scale form a lower port density or purchase the bundle which as all 48 ports active from the start.

[EoL] CP-7941G and CP-7961G: The CP-7942G and CP-7962G phones are Cisco's recommended upgrade. These phones provide a high-resolution grayscale and iLBC support for lossy networks making hte sound quality better. The 7941G and the 7961G are an excellent fit for NetSure Maintenance since SMARTnet is no longer available for them.

[EoNS] CISCO7613: The suggested upgrade is the CISCO7613-S chassis. Unlike its predecessor, this chassis is compatible with the SUP2T which allows for a total throughput of 2Tbps.

[EoNS} ME-3400-24TS-A, ME-3400-24TS-D, ME-3400G-12CS-A, ME-3400G-12CS-D, ME-3400G-2CS-A: Cisco recommends upgrading to the ME-3400E version. There are 3 models available to upgrade to: ME-3400E-24TS-M, ME-3400EG-12CS-M, and ME-3400EG-2CS-A. The 12 and 24 ports switches have field replaceable power supplies and fans. The operating temperature is also increased to 65C up to 50C.

[EoL] WS-C2940-8TF-S AND WS-C2940-8TT-S: Cisco recommends updating to the WS-C2960-8TC-S which is currently EOSM (End of Software Maintenance) and on track for EoL. This is an excellent fit for NetSure. The software updates have ceased and SMARTnet is no longer available for the WS-C2940-8TF-S and the WS-C2940-8TT-S.Cisco's latest and current 8 port switch is the WS-C2960C-8TC-S. This features dual uplink ports at 1Gbps as well as POE on the access ports.

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