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End-of-Sale Announcements

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

OCTOBER 2017

OCTOBER 2017

ME-3600X-24TS-M
ME-3600X-24FS-M
End of Sale: October 15, 2017

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

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

ME-3800X-24FS-M
End of Sale: October 15, 2017

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

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

N9K-C93128TX
End of Sale: October 30, 2017

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

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

CISCO867VAE-K9
End of Sale: October 30, 2017

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

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

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

End of Sale: October 31, 2017

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

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

WS-X45-SUP7-E
End of Sale: October 31, 2017

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

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

AUGUST 2017

AUGUST 2017

ASA5585-S10F10-K9
End of Sale: August 25, 2017

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

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

APRIL 2017

APRIL 2017

N3K-C3064PQ-10GX
End of Sale: April 28, 2017

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

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

WS-SVC-WISM2-1-K9 End of Sale: April 10, 2017

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

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

 

ARCHIVE

2016

NOVEMBER 2016

N2K-C2248TP-1GE
End of Sale: NOVEMBER 2, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the N2K-C2248TP-E. The N2K-C2248TP-E and N2K-C2248TP-1GE have (48x) 100/1000 access ports and (4x) 10Gb SFP+ uplink ports. The N2K-C2248TP-E has enhanced statistics counters and 32MB of shared buffer while the N2K-C2248TP-1GE has standard statistics counters, an ingress buffer of 480KB per port group (8), and egress buffer of 800KB per port group (8). The N2K-C2248TP-E is specifically optimized for data center applications such as big data, parallel storage, and video editing.

TIP: Unless the large buffer size and/or enhanced counters are required, recommend the N2K-C2248TP-1GE.

N2K-C2232TM-10GE End of Sale: NOVEMBER 2, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the N2K-C2232TM-E. The N2K-C2232TM-E and N2K-C2232TM-10GE have (32x) 1/10Gb access copper ports and (8x) 10Gb SFP+ uplink ports. The N2K-C2232TM-E supports the latest generation of 10GBASE-T PHY– 40nm with a better bit error rate (BER), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and consumes less power while the N2K-C2232TM-10GE supports the older generation of 10GBASE-T PHY– 60nm with a lower BER, no FCoE, and consumes more power.

TIP: Unless the newer 10GBASE-T PHY—40nm with the better BER, FCoE, and/or efficient power consumption is required, recommend the N2K-C2232TM-10GE.

N2K-C2248PQ-10GE End of Sale: NOVEMBER 2, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the N2K-C2348UPQ. The N2K-C2348UPQ has (48x) 2:1 oversubscribed 1/10Gb SFP+ access ports and (6x) 40Gb QSFP+ uplink ports while the N2K-C2248PQ-10GE has (48x) 3:1 oversubscribed 1/10Gb SFP+ access ports and (4x) 40Gb QSFP+ uplink ports.

TIP: Unless the 2:1 oversubscription and/or (2x) extra 40Gb QSFP+ ports are required, recommend the N2K-C2248PQ-10GE.

 

OCTOBER 2016

WS-C4900M
End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact:Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco Catalyst 4500-X series. The WS-C4900M has (8x) fixed 10Gb X2 line rate ports and two expansion modules that may scale with the following mixture of modules: WS-X4920-GB-RJ45 ((20x) 10/100/1000 ports), WS-X4908-10G-RJ45 ((8x) 2:1 oversubscribed 10G copper ports when fully populated), WS-X4904-10GE ((4x) line rate 10G X2 ports) , or WS-X4908-10GE ((8x) 2:1 oversubscribed 10G X2 ports when fully populated). The Catalyst 4500-X series has a minimum of (16x) line rate 10Gb SFP+ ports and may scale up to (40x) line rate 10Gb SFP+ ports.

TIP: Unless more than (16x) line rate 10Gb ports are required, recommend going with a Catalyst 3850, Catalyst 4500-X, or N5K-C5548P-FA. If more than (8x) line rate 10G copper ports are required, recommend going with a Catalyst 3850 Multigigabit model. Otherwise stick with the Catalyst 4900M.

PWR-C49M-1000AC
PWR-C49M-1000DC
End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact: There is no direct replacement, instead Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 4500-X. See impact for WS-C4900M for more details.

TIP: Continue to offer these power supplies.

WS-X4920-GB-RJ45 End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact: There is no direct replacement, instead Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3850. The WS-X4920-GB-RJ45 is a modular card for the Catalyst 4900M that provides (20x) 10/100/1000 ports. The Catalyst 3850 may support up to (8x) 10G SFP+ ports and (48x) 10/100/1000 ports.

TIP: Recommend sticking with the WS-X4920-GB-RJ45 and Catalyst 4900M.

WS-X4908-10G-RJ45 End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact: There is no direct replacement, instead Cisco recommends migrating to a WS-C3850-24XU-S/-E. The WS-X4908-10G-RJ45 is a modular card for the Catalyst 4900M that provides (8x) 10Gb copper ports at 2:1 oversubscription. The WS-C3850-24XU-S/-E has (24x) line rate Multigigabit copper ports that support 100Mb/1/2.5/5/10Gb.

TIP: Unless more than (8x) 10Gb copper ports at line rate are required, recommend sticking with the WS-X4908-10G-RJ45 and Catalyst 4900M.

WS-X4904-10GE
WS-X4908-10GE
End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact: There is no direct replacement, instead Cisco recommends migrating to a Catalyst 4500-X. The WS-X4904-10GE and WS-X4908-10GE provide (4x) line rate 10Gb X2 ports and (8x) 2:1 oversubscribed 10Gb X2 ports, respectively. The Catalyst 4500-X series has a minimum of (16x) line rate 10Gb SFP+ ports and may scale up to (40x) line rate 10Gb SFP+ ports.

TIP: Unless more than (16x) line rate 10Gb ports are required, recommend sticking with the WS-X4904-10GE and/or WS-X4908-10GE and Catalyst 4900M.

WS-C3560X-24T-L
WS-C3560X-24T-S
WS-C3560X-24T-E
WS-C3560X-24P-L
WS-C3560X-24P-S
WS-C3560X-24P-E
WS-C3560X-48T-L
WS-C3560X-48T-S
WS-C3560X-48P-L
WS-C3560X-48P-S
WS-C3560X-48P-E
WS-C3560X-48PF-L
WS-C3560X-48PF-S
End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3650 series. The WS-C3560X-24T-L/-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3650-24TD-L/-S/-E, respectively. The WS-C3560X-24P-L/-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3650-24PD-L/-S/-E, respectively. The WS-C3560X-48T-L/-S are migrating to a WS-C3650-48TD-L/-S, respectively. The WS-C3560X-48P-L/-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3650-48PD-L/-S/-E, respectively. The WS-C3560X-48PF-L/-S are migrating to a WS-C3650-48FD-L/-S, respectively. The Catalyst 3560-X supports up to (2x) 10Gb SFP+ uplink ports, while the Catalyst 3650 supports up to (2x) 40Gb QSFP+ ports. The Catalyst 3650 supports stacking with 160Gbps of throughput and an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting 50 APs while the Catalyst 3560-X does not support stacking and does not have an integrated controller. The Catalyst 3650 supports Flexible NetFlow and MACsec encryption on every port while the Catalyst 3560-X supports Flexible NetFlow and MACsec encryption only on an installed service uplink module (C3KX-SM-10G).

TIP: If more than (2x) 10Gb SFP+ ports, MACsec encryption/Flexible NetFlow is required on each port, and/or an integrated wireless controller is required for a small deployment of APs, recommend the Catalyst 3650. For medium to large AP deployments recommend an appropriate WLC, due to the integrated controller becoming buggy for many APs. If stacking is required, a Catalyst 3750-X (64Gbps of stacking throughput) or a Catalyst 3650 (160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth) may be an option. Otherwise recommend the Catalyst 3560-X.

WS-C3750X-24T-L
WS-C3750X-24T-S
WS-C3750X-24T-E
WS-C3750X-24P-L
WS-C3750X-24P-S
WS-C3750X-24P-E
WS-C3750X-24S-S
WS-C3750X-24S-E
WS-C3750X-48T-L
WS-C3750X-48T-S
WS-C3750X-48T-E
WS-C3750X-48P-L
WS-C3750X-48P-S
WS-C3750X-48P-E
WS-C3750X-48PF-L
WS-C3750X-48PF-S
WS-C3750X-48PF-E
WS-C3750X-12S-S
WS-C3750X-12S-E
End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3850 series. The WS-C3750X-24T-L/-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3850-24T-L/-S/-E, respectively. The WS-C3750X-24P-L/-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3850-24P-L/-S/-E, respectively. The WS-C3750X-24S-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3850-24S-S/-E, respectively. The WS-C3750X-48T-L/-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3850-48T-L/-S/-E, respectively. The WS-C3750X-48P-L/-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3850-48P-L/-S/-E, respectively. The WS-C3750X-48PF-L/-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3850-48F-L/-S/-E, respectively. The WS-C3750X-12S-S/-E are migrating to a WS-C3850-12S-S/-E, respectively. The Catalyst 3750-X supports up to (2x) 10Gb SFP+ uplink ports, while the Catalyst 3850 supports up to (2x) 40Gb QSFP+ ports. The Catalyst 3850 supports stacking with 480Gbps of throughput and an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting 100 APs while the Catalyst 3750-X supports stacking with 64Gbps of throughput and does not have an integrated controller. The Catalyst 3850 supports Flexible NetFlow and MACsec encryption on every port while the Catalyst 3760-X supports Flexible NetFlow and MACsec encryption only on an installed service uplink module (C3KX-SM-10G).

TIP: If more than (2x) 10Gb SFP+ ports, MACsec encryption/Flexible NetFlow is required on each port, and/or an integrated wireless controller is required for a small deployment of APs, recommend the Catalyst 3650 or Catalyst 3850. For medium to large AP deployments recommend an appropriate WLC, due to the integrated controller becoming buggy for many APs. If more than 64Gbps of stacking throughput is required, recommend a Catalyst 3650 (160Gbps of stacking bandwidth) or a 3850 (480Gbps of stacking bandwidth). Otherwise recommend the Catalyst 3750-X.

C3KX-NM-1G
C3KX-NM-10G
C3KX-NM-10GT
C3KX-SM-10G
End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact: No direct replacement, instead Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3850 and their uplink modules. The C3KX-NM-1G is migrating to a C3850-NM-4-1G. The C3KX-NM-10G and C3KX-SM-10G are both migrating to a C3850-NM-2-10G. No migration path exists for the C3KX-NM-10GT. The C3KX-SM-10G only supports MACsec encryption and Flexible NetFow on its ports throughout the Catalyst 3560-X/3750-X series. The Catalyst 3650 and 3850 support MACsec encryption and Flexible NetFlow on all their ports.

TIP: If MACsec encryption or Flexible NetFlow is required on every port, recommend the platforms migration with the appropriate uplink ports. Otherwise recommend sticking with these network modules and the Catalyst 3560-X/3750-X. If 10Gb copper uplinks are required, recommend sticking with the Catalyst 3560-X/3750-X. Otherwise a Catalyst 4900M with WS-X4908-10G-RJ45 modules or a Multigigabit Catalyst 3650 may be an alternative.

N7K-M108X2-12L
N7K-M132XP-12L
N7K-M148GT-11L
End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Nexus 7000 M2-Series, F2E (copper version), and F3 Series modules. The N7K-M108X2-12L has (8x) 10Gb X2 ports and may be substituted with a N7K-M224XP-23L which has (24x) 10 Gb SFP+ ports and FEX support. The N7K-M132XP-12L has (32x) 4:1 oversubscribed 10Gb SFP+ ports and may be substituted with a N7K-F348XP-25 which supports (48x) line rate 10Gb SFP+ ports, L3 over vPC, vPC+, Fabricpath, VXLAN, DFA, and FCoE with a SUP2/2E (appropriate licensing required). The N7K-M148GT-11L has (48x) 10/100/1000 ports and may be substituted with a N7K-F248XT-25E which supports (48x) 1/10 Gb copper ports, L3 over vPC, vPC+, Fabricpath, VXLAN, DFA, and FCoE with a SUP2/2E (appropriate licensing required).

TIP: Unless the additional line rate ports, L2/L3 advanced features, or FCoE for the applicable module are required, recommend staying with the legacy modules.

WS-C2960CG-8TC-L
 
End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 2960-CX series. The WS-C2960CG-8TC-L is migrating to the WS-C2960CX-8TC-L. The WS-C2960CG-8TC-L supports (8x) line rate 10/100/1000 and (2x) 10/100/1000 or 1GB SFP uplink ports while the WS-C2960CX-8TC-L support (8x) line rate 10/100/1000, (2x) 10/100/1000 uplink ports, and (2x) 1GB SFP uplink ports. The Catalyst 2960CX supports twice as much MAC addresses (16,000), three times as much DRAM, twice as much flash, and Netflow-Lite.

TIP:Unless more than two uplinks ports, 16,000 MAC addresses, more memory, or Netflow-Lite is required, recommend the WS-C2960CG-8TC-L.

WS-C3560C-8PC-S
WS-C3560C-12PC-S
WS-C3560CG-8TC-S
WS-C3560CG-8PC-S
End of Sale: OCTOBER 30, 2016

Impact:Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3560-CX series. The WS-C3560C-8PC-S and WS-C3560CG-8PC-S are being replaced by a WS-C3560CX-8PC-S. The WS-C3560C-12PC-S and WS-C3560CG-8TC-S are being replaced by a WS-C3560CX-12PC-S and WS-C3560CX-8TC-S, respectively. The WS-C3560C-8PC-S has (8x) line rate 10/100 PoE+ ports and (2x) line rate 10/100/1000 or 1Gb SFP uplink ports and the WS-C3560CG-8PC-S has (8x) line rate 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports and (2x) 10/100/1000 or 1Gb SFP uplink ports while the WS-C3560CX-8PC-S supports (8x)line rate 10/100/1000 PoE+, (2x) 10/100/1000 uplink ports, and (2x) 1Gb SFP uplink ports. The WS-C3560CX-8PC-S supports eight ports at 30W while the WS-C3560C-8PC-S and WS-C3560CG-8PC-S supports eight ports at 15.4W or four ports at 30W. The WS-C3560C-12PC-S has (12x) line rate 10/100 PoE+ ports and (2x) 10/100/1000 or 1Gb SFP uplink ports while the WS-C3560CX-12PC-S has (12x) line rate 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports, (2x) 10/100/1000 uplink ports, and (2x) 1Gb SFP uplink ports. The WS-C3560CX-12PC-S supports twelve ports at 15.4W or eight at 30W while the WS-C3560C-12PC-S supports twelve ports at 10.3W, eight at 15.4W, or four at 30W. The WS-C3560CG-8TC-S has (8x) 10/100/1000 ports and (2x) 10/100/1000 or 1Gb SFP uplink ports while the WS-C3560CX-8TC-S has (8x) 10/100/1000, (2x) 10/100/1000 uplink ports, and (2x) 1Gb SFP uplink ports. The Catalyst 3560-CX supports twice as much mac addresses (16,000), three times as much DRAM, twice as much flash, and Netflow-Lite.

TIP: Unless more than two uplink ports, gigabit Ethernet ports, 16,000 MAC addresses, more memory, more PoE wattage, or Netflow-Lite is required, recommend the Catalyst 3560-C.

 

JUNE 2016

N3K-C3064PQ-10GE
N3K-C3064TQ-10GT
N3K-C3064TQ-32T
End of Sale: June 7, 2016

Impact: Cisco encourages customers to migrate to a N3K-C3172PQ-XL, N3K-C3172TQ-XL, and N3K-C3172TQ-32T, respectively. The Nexus 3172 has an extra 2 QSFP ports available compared to the 4 ports on the Nexus 3064. The switching capacity difference ranges from 16 to 84 Gbps, a 1 to 8% increase. VXLAN is also now supported on the Nexus 3100 series switches. Supports Ethanalyzer, based on the open-source network protocol analyzer Wireshark, a built-in packet analyzer for monitoring and troubleshooting control-plane traffic.

TIP: Unless 2 extra QSFP ports or the new features are required, I would recommend staying with the N3K-C3064PQ-10GE, N3K-C3064TQ-10GT, or N3K-C3064TQ-32T.

 

May 2016

WS-C3560V2-24PS-E
WS-C3560V2-24PS-S
WS-C3560V2-24TS-E
WS-C3560V2-24TS-S
WS-C3560V2-24TS-SD
WS-C3560V2-48PS-E
WS-C3560V2-48PS-S
WS-C3560V2-48TS-E
WS-C3560V2-48TS-S
WS-C3750V2-24FS-S
WS-C3750V2-24PS-E
WS-C3750V2-24PS-S
WS-C3750V2-24TS-E
WS-C3750V2-24TS-S
WS-C3750V2-48PS-E
WS-C3750V2-48PS-S
WS-C3750V2-48TS-E
WS-C3750V2-48TS-S
End of Sale: May 14, 2016

Impact: Cisco suggests replacing with the new Catalyst 3650 Series. The Catalyst 3650 series have Gig ports and either 1G or 10G uplinks available. The most defining features of this switch is their integrated wireless controller capability to support 50 access points and 1000 wireless clients on each switch or stack. Cisco’s Flexible NetFlow (FNF) is supported.

TIP: A Catalyst 3750-X may be a better alternative with Gig ports and either 1G or 10G uplinks. Minus the integrated wireless controller. FNF is supported on the uplink ports with a Cisco Service Module.

 

April 2016

AIR-CAP3502E-A-K9
AIR-CAP3501E-A-K9
AIR-CAP3501I-A-K9
AIR-CAP3502I-A-K9
AIR-AP3702E-UXK9
AIR-AP3702E-UXK9
AIR-AP3702I-UXK9
AIR-AP3702I-UXK9
End of Sale: April 1, 2016

Impact: Cisco suggests replacing with the new UX models. The new UX models for universal deployment that will change the regulatory domain depending on which region you are in. There is no longer a need to purchase a specific AP that would be associated to each region.

TIP: We can continue to sell either of these versions depending on availability.

WS-F6700-CFC
WS-F6700-DFC3C
WS-F6700-DFC3CXL
WS-X6708-10G-3C
WS-X6708-10G-3CXL
WS-X6748-GE-TX
WS-X6748-SFP
WS-X6816-10T-2T
WS-X6816-10T-2TXL
WS-X6904-40G-2T
WS-X6904-40G-2TXL
WS-X6908-10G-2T
WS-X6908-10G-2TXL
End of Sale: April 30, 2016
Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the C6800 series line card. These line cards provide higher density SFP+ ports as well as an 80Gbps back plane throughput. The 32 port SFP+ card can have up to 160Gbps on the new 6807XL chassis.

TIP: If high density 10 gig ports are not a necessity, the older line cards are still supported with the SUP 2T.

 

 

N7K-F248XP-25
End of Sale: April 30, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the N7K-F248XP-25E. Although still supported, once this line card reaches its end of support date, you will be required to upgrade the line card to continue receiving support on your chassis. This means for new purchases, you should be looking at the newer E line card. The new E line card will also be interoperable with other series such as mixing with M1 and M2 line cards would be supported.

TIP: To make things less complicated with SmartNet in the future, suggest going with the replacement module.

 

March 2016

SM-SRE-910-K9
SM-SRE-710-K9
AIR-AP3702E-UXK9
AIR-AP3702E-UXK9
AIR-AP3702I-UXK9
AIR-AP3702I-UXK9

End of Sale: March 10, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the UCS-E series. These versions of UCS are "mini" servers that can be installed into an ISR G2 and virtualized to run their services. They come in various form factors including HWIC, double-wide HWICs, SM and double-wide SM depending on the size of the deployment needed. Unfortunately, with the UCS-E series, it will no longer be able to support voicemail functions with CUE, as Cisco starts using Unity Connect which we are currently unable to quote.

TIP: For CUE deployments, when the SRE 710/910 becomes unavailable, the SRE 300 is still a possible option but with lower specs and only supporting up to 100 voicemails and 60 hrs. of voice storage.

CP-8945-K9
CP-8945-L-K9

End of Sale: March 31, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the CP-8845-K9. This phone no longer supports Cisco’s propriety protocol SCCP. Cisco is starting to migrate to the industry standard SIP protocol.

TIP: If an upgrade from the 8945 is desired, be aware of the SCCP to SIP protocol difference. The 8945 phone can still be used if SCCP is preferred.

 

February 2016

CP-7942G
CP-7962G

End of Sale: February 1, 2016

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the 7800 and 8800 series. Both the 7800 and 8800 series phones both support SIP only and no longer supports Cisco's SCCP protocol. This can be an issue for some as you start mixing SCCP and SIP within the same network.

TIP: If a customer wants to upgrade from the 7900 series, make sure they are aware of the SCCP to SIP protocol difference. The 7900 phones can still be used if SCCP is preferred.

2015

November 2015

C2960S-F-STACK
C2960S-STACK
WS-C2960S-24PD-L
WS-C2960S-24PS-L
WS-C2960S-24TD-L
WS-C2960S-24TS-L
WS-C2960S-24TS-S
WS-C2960S-48FPD-L
WS-C2960S-48FPS-L
WS-C2960S-48LPD-L
WS-C2960S-48LPS-L
WS-C2960S-48TD-L
WS-C2960S-48TS-L
WS-C2960S-48TS-S
WS-C2960S-F24PS-L
WS-C2960S-F24TS-L
WS-C2960S-F24TS-S
WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L
WS-C2960S-F48LPS-L
WS-C2960S-F48TS-L
WS-C2960S-F48TS-S

End of Sale: November 6, 2015

Impact: Cisco’s direct replacement is the 2960-X series. This new switch has double the stacking throughout with 80Gbps total and also allows up to 8 switches to be stacked. Other features include NetFlow Lite, MACsec, and being more energy efficient. However, without the stacking improvement and the use of these features, they have the same performance and nearly identical switches.

TIP: Cisco has also raised the list price for the 2960S series to promote sales of the 2960X.

WS-C3560V2-24PS-E
WS-C3560V2-24PS-S
WS-C3560V2-24TS-E
WS-C3560V2-24TS-S
WS-C3560V2-24TS-SD
WS-C3560V2-48PS-E
WS-C3560V2-48PS-S
WS-C3560V2-48PS-SM
WS-C3560V2-48TS-E
WS-C3560V2-48TS-S
WS-C3750V2-24FS-S
WS-C3750V2-24PS-E
WS-C3750V2-24PS-S
WS-C3750V2-24TS-E
WS-C3750V2-24TS-S
WS-C3750V2-48PS-E
WS-C3750V2-48PS-S
WS-C3750V2-48TS-E
WS-C3750V2-48TS-S

End of Sale: November 14, 2015

Impact: Cisco’s direct replacement is the 3650 series switches. They can provide up to 4 10GE uplink ports and has in integrated WLC. These also natively support Flexibl NetFlow and MACsec encryption without a module.

TIP: The –E and –X switches may also be substituted if they do not require the 3650.

September 2015

N5K‑C5548P‑FA

End of Sale: September 26, 2015

Impact: Cisco encourages customers to migrate to the N5K-C5672UP. The N5K no longer needs a daughter card for layer 3 features and provides integrated 40G interfaces. However, if you are planning on using Fibre Channel, only 16 ports will be available. You will want to re-evaluate choices for Fibre Channel.

Contact us to help you explore all of your options.

August 2015


ASA5512‑SSD120‑K9
ASA5515-SSD120-K9
ASA5525-SSD120-K9
ASA5545‑2SSD120‑K9
ASA5555-2SSD120-K9
ASA5585-S10C10-K9
ASA5585-S20C20XK9
ASA5585-S20C20-K9
ASA5585-S40C40-K9 ASA5585-S60C60-K9


End of Sale: August 17, 2015

Impact: Cisco encourages customers to migrate to the ASA FirePower bundles. Cisco will be primarily focused with the NGFW FirePower services such as IPS, URL Filtering, and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). However, with bigger deployments, you will need to utilize a FireSight Management software which can be run on VMWare or its own dedicated box from Cisco.

TIP: We recommend going with the new FirePower deployments to stay current on the signature updates. You have the option to consider other alternatives through our partnerships with Fortinet and Checkpoint. Contact us for more information.


ASA-AC-E‑55XX
ASA-AC-M-55XX
ASA-AC-PH-55XX
ASA5500-SSL‑XX

End of Sale: August 31, 2015

Impact: Cisco encourages customers to migrate to AnyConnect4 with new licensing subscriptions, L-AC-PLS-1YR-G or L-AC-APX-1YR-G. The licensing changes to a subscription-based model as they upgrade to AnyConnect4. It is now licensed per user instead of concurrent users per device. The subscription includes multiple features that used to be delivered via individual licenses. Going forward, operating systems such as Windows 10 will only support AnyConnect4.

TIP: We recommend migrating to AnyConnect4 which takes care of some security vulnerabilities as well as compatibility with newer devices running Windows 10.

July 2015


WS‑C2950G‑24‑EI‑DC
WS‑C3550‑24‑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

 


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

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-7906G 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-7936 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.

CP-7940G
CP-7960G
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-C4503
WS-C4506
WS-C4507R
WS-C4510R
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
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 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.


MAY - JUNE, 2015

UCS-MR-2X082RX-C, UCS-MR-2X162RX-C
Impact: On May 8, 2015 you will no longer be able to purchase this Cisco memory. Cisco does not have any replacement memory at this time. As an alternative, we recommend using Curvature branded memory if needed. 

12000-SIP-601, PRP-3, FLASH-PRP3-4G
Impact: On June 21, 2015 you will no longer be able to buy these items. Cisco encourages customers to migrate to the ASR9000 and SIP-700's, As such, the PRP will not be compatible and will need to be upgraded along with the new ASR. The ASR will support higher throughput per slot than the 12000 supported.


MARCH - APRIL, 2015

UBR7246VXR, PWR-UBR7200-AC, PWR-UBR7200-DC
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.

CP-BATT-7921G-STD
Impact:
Cisco does not have any replacements for this product. This makes both batteries, STD and EXT versions, end-of-sale for the CP-7921G wireless phone. It is recommended to upgrade to the CP-7925G wireless phone.

CISCO7604
Impact: Cisco recommends upgrading to the CISCO7606-S. Cisco did not make a 7604-S chassis so the upgrade is essentially the 6-slot chassis with better power and cooling capabilities. Both units have the same per-slot bandwidth and similar supported line cards and features. 

7600-SIP-200
Impact:
Cisco recommends upgrading to the 7600-SIP-400. 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. 

DS-X9708-K9
Impact:
Cisco recommends upgrading to the DS-X9848-480K9. This is a 48-port FCoE blade for the MDS9700 series. Note: Upgrading from the X9708 would require a new chassis, SUP, fans, and powers to go along with this new line card. 

VG224
Impact:
Cisco recommends upgrading to either the VG310 or VG320. Both provide 24/48 FXS ports respectively. These units will run and support a higher IOS version. Both the new and older units are still supported in Current Call Manager deployments. 

ASA5512-IPS-K9, ASA5515-IPS-K9, ASA5545-IPS-K9, ASA5555-IPS-K9
Impact:
Cisco recommends upgrading to the FirePower services. Cisco recently acquired SourceFire and plan to move ahead with this technology as their main offering. Users are hugely impacted as this technology requires a FirePower capable box, new subscriptions, and a new FireSight management center. Migrating towards the current technology is highly recommended since this is a security device although the IPS and CX IPS will still be supported for the short term future.


JANUARY - FEBRUARY

WS-X45-SUP6L-E: 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 two 10G SFP ports available compared to four on the SUP7-E.

X2-10GB-T: There are no recommended replacements. X2 is slowly fading and small form factor SFP's are slowly taking over. However, unlike the X2, there is no 10G SFP to copper.

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