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March 2019

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: March 31, 2019

CP-7937G

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CP-7937G to the CP-8831-K9 conference phone. The CP-7937G supports (1x) 10/100 Mbps LAN port, (2x) ports for optional external wired microphones, a power cube (with power splitter cable) or IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) to power on, and Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) signaling protocol. The CP-8831-K9 supports (1x) 10/100 Mbps LAN port, (1x) Linked Mode daisy chain port, (2x) ports for optional external wired microphones (optional wireless microphones also available), a power cube or IEEE 802.3af PoE to power on, and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) signaling protocol. The Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831 supports device authentication through 802.1.x supplicant Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP).

TIP: Unless the additional coverage range (with daisy chained base units and/or wireless microphones), SIP signaling protocol, and/or enhanced security is required, recommend staying with the CP-7937G. The CP-8831-K9 may require a more recent Cisco Call Manager software version for support.


February 2019

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: February 28, 2019

WS-X45-SUP6-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X45-SUP6-E to the WS-X45-SUP9-E supervisor or migrate from the Catalyst 4500/4500-E switch chassis to the Catalyst 9400. The WS-X45-SUP6-E is a supervisor for the Catalyst 4500 and 4500E Series switches. The supervisor engine is the brain of the switch that manages the normal operation of the switch (forwarding, queuing, security, etc.) and supports the software image. The Catalyst 4500 and 4500E Series switches are enterprise class modular switches designed for the access or distribution/core layers of a network. The supervisor engine 6-E has (2x) 10 Gbps X2 fiber uplink ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, up to 320 Gbps of switching capacity with 250 Mpps (IPv4) and 125 Mpps (IPv6) of throughput, support for up to 24 Gbps of throughput per slot, 256,000 IPv4 and 128,000 IPv6 routes, and a single core 1.3 GHz CPU. The supervisor engine 9-E has (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ or (2x) 10/40 Gbps QSFP+ uplink ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, up to 928 Gbps of switching capacity with 250 Mpps (IPv4) and 125 Mpps (IPv6) of throughput, support for up to 48 Gbps of throughput per slot, 256,000 IPv4 and 128,000 IPv6 routes, and a quad core 2.2 GHz CPU. The supervisor engine 9-E supports WS-X47xx line cards, Virtual Switching Systems (VSS), Flexible NetFlow, MACsec, etc. The Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series switches are modular enterprise switching access, distribution, and core platforms built for security, IoT, and cloud. The Catalyst 9400 is capable of up to 9 Tbps of system bandwidth vs the up to 928 Gbps with the Catalyst 4500-E.

TIP: Unless additional 10 Gbps ports, 40 Gbps ports, up to 928 Gbps of switching capacity, 48 Gbps of throughput per slot, greater CPU clock speed, WS-X47xx line cards support, VSS, Flexible NetFlow, MACsec, and/or additional new features are required, recommend staying with the supervisor engine 6-E. The supervisor engine 6-E may be substituted by the supervisor engine 7-E or 8-E. The supervisor engine 7-E has (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ or (4x) 1 Gbps SFP uplink ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, up to 848 Gbps of switching capacity with 250 Mpps (IPv4) and 125 Mpps (IPv6) of throughput, support for up to 48 Gbps of throughput per slot, 256,000 IPv4 and 128,000 IPv6 routes, and a dual core 1.5 GHz CPU. The supervisor engine 8-E has (8x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ uplink ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, up to 928 Gbps of switching capacity with 250 Mpps (IPv4) and 125 Mpps (IPv6) of throughput, support for up to 48 Gbps of throughput per slot, 256,000 IPv4 and 128,000 IPv6 routes, and a quad core 2.0 GHz CPU. The supervisor engines 7-E and 8-E support WS-X47xx line cards, VSS, Flexible NetFlow, MACsec, etc. In regards to the Catalyst 9400 Series switches, unless the up to 9 Tbps switching capacity, high density line cards, and/or additional new features are required, recommend staying with the Catalyst 4500-E Series switches.


End of New Service Dates: Feb 3, 2019

N9K-C9372TX

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

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


End of New Service Dates: Feb 3, 2019
N9K-C9372PX

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

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


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: February 3, 2019

N9K-C9372PX
N9K-C9372TX

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

January 2019

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2019

ME-3400-24TS-A

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the ME-3400-24TS-A to the N520-X-20G4Z-A. The Metro Ethernet (ME) 3400 Series access switches are Layer 2 and Layer 3 customer located devices for service providers. The ME-3400-24TS-A has (24x) 10/100 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, and a single AC power supply. The N520-X-20G4Z-A has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (16x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports (8-port upgrade licenses are required to enable), (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports (2-port 10 Gbps upgrade licenses are required to enable), (1x) alarm port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management ENET port, (1x) console port, and dual AC power supplies. The Cisco NCS 520 provides all the features required for MEF 3.0 service initiation, including services such as ELINE, ELAN, ETREE, ACCESS ELINE, TRANSIT ELINE. The Cisco NCS 520 supports the ITU-T standard Y.1731 and advanced timing services such as SyncE and IEEE 1588v2.

TIP: If only the ITU-T standard Y.1731 is required, then recommend the ME-3400E-24TS-M. If 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, more than two 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, the ITU-T standard Y.1731, MEF 3.0 service initiation features, and/or advanced timing services is required, then recommend the N520-X-20G4Z-A. Otherwise recommend staying with the ME-3400-24TS-A.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2019

ME-3400G-2CS-A

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the ME-3400G-2CS-A to the N520-X-4G4Z-A. The Metro Ethernet (ME) 3400 Series access switches are Layer 2 and Layer 3 customer located devices for service providers. The ME-3400G-2CS-A has (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper and 100/1000 Mbps SFP dual-purpose ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, and a single AC power supply. The N520-X-4G4Z-A has (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports (2-port 10 Gbps upgrade licenses required to enable), (1x) alarm port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management ENET port, (1x) console port, and a single AC power supply. The Cisco NCS 520 provides all the features required for MEF 3.0 service initiation, including services such as ELINE, ELAN, ETREE, ACCESS ELINE, TRANSIT ELINE. The Cisco NCS 520 supports the ITU-T standard Y.1731 and advanced timing services such as SyncE and IEEE 1588v2.

TIP: If only the ITU-T standard Y.1731 is required, then recommend the ME-3400EG-2CS-A. If the ITU-T standard Y.1731, MEF 3.0 service initiation features, and/or advanced timing services is required, then recommend the N520-X-4G4Z-A. Otherwise recommend staying with the ME-3400G-2CS-A.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2019

WS-X6148E-GE-45AT

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6148E-GE-45AT line card to the Catalyst 3K/4K Series switches for Power over Ethernet (PoE) support. The WS-X6148E-GE-45AT is an Ethernet line card for a Catalyst 6500/6500-E Series switch chassis (pending chassis and supervisor compatibility). The Catalyst 6500/6500-E Series switch chassis are enterprise class modular switches designed for an enterprise distribution/core layer of a network. The WS-X6148E-GE-45AT has (48x) 8 to 1 oversubscribed/saturated 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports that support IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W per port pending the chassis power supplies and mode), 5.3 MB of packet buffer per port, and jumbo frame support. The Catalyst 3K/4K may be used as access/core layer switches depending on the switch model and network environment. Specifically the Catalyst 3650/3850 Series are capable of stacking up to 8 switches with 160/480 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, respectively. Catalyst 3650 and 3850 Series switches cannot mix in the same stack. The Catalyst 3650/3850 have different port types (e.g. copper or fiber) and port speeds (e.g. 1, 10, and 40 Gbps) that could be mixed in a single stack. The copper based switches are capable of supporting IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W per port) and Cisco proprietary UPoE (up to 60W per port) depending on the switch model. The Catalyst 4500-E Series switch chassis is an access or core layer switch capable of “stacking” with another Catalyst 4500-E switch via Virtual Switching System (VSS) technology (pending software version and supervisor support) and supports a variety of modular copper and fiber port line cards. The copper line cards support IEEE PoE+ (up to 30W per port) and Cisco proprietary UPoE (up to 60W per port) pending on the model number, supervisor, and software support.

TIP: Unless any specific features with the Catalyst 3K/4K is needed (like UPoE), recommend staying with the WS-X6148E-GE-45AT line card.

December 2018

End of New Service Dates: December 9, 2018

ISM-SRE-300-K9

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

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


End of New Service Dates: December 9, 2018

CISCO2901/K9

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

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


End of New Service Dates: December 9, 2018

CISCO2911/K9

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

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


End of New Service Dates: December 9, 2018

CISCO2921/K9

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

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


End of New Service Dates: December 9, 2018

CISCO2951/K9

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

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


End of New Service Dates: December 9, 2018

CISCO3925/K9
CISCO3945/K9

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

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


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: December 9, 2018

CISCO3925E/K9
CISCO3945E/K9

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

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


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: December 9, 2018

ISM-SRE-300-K9

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

November 2018

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: November 30, 2018

VG202
VG204

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the VG202 and VG204 to the VG202XM and VG204XM Analog Voice Gateways, respectively. The VG Series Analog Voice Gateways enables an IP telephony solution to continue using analog devices. These gateways connect analog phones, fax machines, modems, and speakerphones to an enterprise voice system based on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) or Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME). The VG202 has (2x) 10/100 Mbps copper ports, (2x) RJ-11 FXS copper ports, (1x) console port, 128 MB of DRAM, and 128 MB of Compact Flash. The VG202XM has (2x) 10/100 Mbps copper ports, (2x) RJ-11 FXS copper ports, (1x) console port, 256 MB of DRAM, and 128 MB of Compact Flash. The VG204 has (2x) 10/100 Mbps copper ports, (4x) RJ-11 FXS copper ports, (1x) console port, 128 MB of DRAM, and 128 MB of Compact Flash. The VG202XM has (2x) 10/100 Mbps copper ports, (4x) RJ-11 FXS copper ports, (1x) console port, 256 MB of DRAM, and 128 MB of Compact Flash.

TIP: Unless additional DRAM and/or IOS release 15.3(2)T and later is required for CUCM or CUCME software version compatibility, recommend staying with the VG202 and VG204.

October 2018

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: October 31, 2018

AIR-LAP1262N-A-K9
AIR-AP1262N-A-K9

Impact: Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Aironet 1260 Series to the Aironet 2800 Series. The AIR-LAP1262N-A-K9 and AIR-AP1262N-A-K9 are upgrading to the AIR-AP2802E-A-K9 and AIR-AP2802E-A-K9C, respectively. The Aironet 1260 Series are access points designed for medium to large sized enterprise deployments. The AIR-LAP1262N-A-K9 is controller-based while the AIR-AP1262N-A-K9 is a stand-alone access point by default. The Cisco Aironet 1260 series support the IEEE 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps of radio performance, 2×3 MIMO with two spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 copper port, (1x) console port, IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant, and has (6x) RP-TNC connectors for external antennas. The AIR-AP2802E-A-K9 is controller-based while the AIR-AP2802E-A-K9C is a stand-alone access points (via Mobility Express) by default. The Cisco Aironet 2800 Series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 5.2 Gbps of radio performance, 4×4 SU-MIMO/MU-MIMO with three spatial streams, (2x) 10/100/1000 copper port, (1x) console port, IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W) PoE+ power compliant, and has (4x) RP-TNC connectors for external antennas. The controller-based and stand-alone software images are interchangeable on both series with software access.

TIP: Unless the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard is required, recommend staying with the Aironet 1260 Series. Otherwise an Aironet 2600 or 2700 Series may be an alternative. The Aironet 2600 Series supports IEEE 802.11n standard with up to 450 Mbps of radio performance, 3×4 MIMO with three spatial streams, and CleanAir. The Aironet 2700 supports IEEE 802.11ac Wave 1 standard support with up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance, 3×4 MIMO with three spatial streams, and CleanAir.

September 2018

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: September 30, 2018

ASA5510-BUN-K9
ASA5510-SEC-BUN-K9

Impact: Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO1803/K9 to the C898EA-K9. Both routers are designed for small to medium sized business edge security routers. The CISCO1803/K9 has (1x) G.SHDSL WAN port, (1x) ISDN BRI S/T port, (8x) 10/100 Mbps copper LAN switching ports, (1x) 10/100 Mbps copper WAN port (IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support with optional power adapter), (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, 128 MB of DRAM by default (upgradeable to 384 MB), 32 MB of flash by default (upgradeable to 128 MB), and up to 35 Mbps of throughput performance. The C898EA-K9 has (1x) G.SHDSL WAN port, (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper LAN switching ports ((4x) ports are capable of IEEE 802.3af PoE with optional power supply adapter), (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN port or 100/1000 Mbps SFP port, (1x) console/auxiliary port, 512 MB of DRAM by default (upgradeable to 1 GB), 256 MB of flash memory by default and maximum, and up to 50 Mbps of throughput performance.

TIP: Unless PoE ports, 1 Gbps interfaces, and/or increased throughput performance is required, recommend staying with the CISCO1803/K9. Depending on the performance, port count, and type required, an ISR G2 or ISR 4000 router may be a better alternative. If security is important, then recommend adding a separate firewall (e.g. Fortinet) with the router for advanced URL filtering, Intrusion Prevention.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: September 30, 2018

ASA5520-BUN-K9

Impact: Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the ASA 5500 Series to the ASA 5500-X FirePOWER Series. Specifically the ASA5520-BUN-K9 may be substituted with the ASA5525-FPWR-K9. Both ASAs are enterprise class firewall solutions for small to medium businesses. The ASA 5520 has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) 10/100 Mbps copper management port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (2x) USB 2.0 interfaces, (1x) external compact flash slot, (1x) SSM that has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports and (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps SFP ports (although the maximum firewall port count is (1x) 10/100 Mbps and (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps ports), up to 450 Mbps of firewall throughput, up to 225 Mbps of VPN throughput, 750 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers (additional licensing may be added to increase count up to 750), 280,000 concurrent connections, 150 VLANs, Active/Active or Active/Standby high availability feature, 2 security contexts (up to 20 maximum be activated with additional licensing), 512 MB of DRAM, and 64 MB of flash. The ASA5525-FPWR-K9 supports (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports (optional expansion module for (6x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or (6x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports), (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, (1x) console port, (2x) USB Type A port, (1x) SSD slot, up to 1.1 Gbps of firewall throughput, up to 300 Mbps of VPN throughput, 750 IPsec VPN peers, 0 SSL VPN peers (additional licensing may be added to increase count up to 750), 500,000 concurrent connections, 200 VLANs, 2 security contexts (up to 20 maximum be activated with additional licensing), Active/Active or Active/Standby high availability feature, 8 GB of DRAM, 8 GB of flash, and 120 GB MLC SED. Additionally the ASA with FirePOWER may add subscription services: Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), and/or URL Filtering (URL). The subscriptions may be sourced a-la-carte or bundled in 1, 3, or 5 year subscriptions.

TIP: For clients looking for a current security solution, Curvature recommends products from Fortinet. FirePOWER products are not supportable or sellable by Curvature due to mandatory subscription and Smart Licensing requirements.


 Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: September 30, 2018

ASA5540-BUN-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the ASA 5500 Series to the ASA 5500-X FirePOWER Series. Specifically the ASA5540-BUN-K9 may be substituted with the ASA5545-FPWR-K9. Both ASAs are enterprise class firewall solutions for medium to large businesses. The ASA 5540 has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) 10/100 Mbps copper management port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (2x) USB 2.0 interfaces, (1x) external compact flash slot, (1x) SSM that has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports and (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps SFP ports (although the maximum firewall port count is (1x) 10/100 Mbps and (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps ports), up to 650 Mbps of firewall throughput, up to 325 Mbps of VPN throughput, 5000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers (additional licensing may be added to increase count up to 2500), 400,000 concurrent connections, 200 VLANs, Active/Active or Active/Standby high availability feature, 2 security contexts (up to 50 maximum be activated with additional licensing), 1 GB of DRAM, and 64 MB of flash. The ASA5545-FPWR-K9 supports (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports (optional expansion module for (6x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or (6x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports), (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, (1x) console port, (2x) USB Type A port, (2x) SSD slots, up to 3 Gbps of firewall throughput, up to 400 Mbps of VPN throughput, 2500 IPsec VPN peers, 0 SSL VPN peers (additional licensing may be added to increase count up to 2500), 750,000 concurrent connections, 300 VLANs, 2 security contexts (up to 50 maximum be activated with additional licensing), Active/Active or Active/Standby high availability feature, 12 GB of DRAM, 8 GB of flash, and 120 GB MLC SED (two in Raid 1). Additionally the ASA with FirePOWER may add subscription services: Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), and/or URL Filtering (URL). The subscriptions may be sourced a-la-carte or bundled in 1, 3, or 5 year subscriptions

TIP: For clients looking for a current security solution, Curvature recommends products from Fortinet. FirePOWER products are not supportable or sellable by Curvature due to mandatory subscription and Smart Licensing requirements.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: September 30, 2018

ASA5550-BUN-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the ASA 5500 Series to the ASA 5500-X FirePOWER Series. Specifically the ASA5550-BUN-K9 may be substituted with the ASA5555-FPWR-K9. Both ASAs are enterprise class firewall solutions for medium to large businesses. The ASA 5550 has (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) 10/100 Mbps copper management port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (2x) USB 2.0 interfaces, (1x) external compact flash slot, (1x) SSM that has (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports and (4x) 10/100/1000 Mbps SFP ports (although the maximum firewall port count to (1x) 10/100 Mbps and (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps ports), up to 1.2 Gbps of firewall throughput, up to 425 Mbps of VPN throughput, 5000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers (additional licensing may be added to increase count up to 5000), 650,000 concurrent connections, 250 VLANs, Active/Active or Active/Standby high availability feature, 2 security contexts (up to 50 maximum be activated with additional licensing), 4 GB of DRAM, and 64 MB of flash. The ASA5545-FPWR-K9 supports (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports (optional expansion module for (6x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or (6x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports), (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, (1x) console port, (2x) USB Type A port, (2x) SSD slots, up to 4 Gbps of firewall throughput, up to 700 Mbps of VPN throughput, 5000 IPsec VPN peers, 0 SSL VPN peers (additional licensing may be added to increase count up to 5000), 1,000,000 concurrent connections, 500 VLANs, 2 security contexts (up to 100 maximum be activated with additional licensing), Active/Active or Active/Standby high availability feature, 16 GB of DRAM, 8 GB of flash, and 120 GB MLC SED (two in Raid 1). Additionally the ASA with FirePOWER may add subscription services: Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), and/or URL Filtering (URL). The subscriptions may be sourced a-la-carte or bundled in 1, 3, or 5 year subscriptions.

TIP: For clients looking for a current security solution, Curvature recommends products from Fortinet. FirePOWER products are not supportable or sellable by Curvature due to mandatory subscription and Smart Licensing requirements.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: September 30, 2018

AIR-LAP1142N-A-K9
AIR-AP1142N-A-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Aironet 1140 series access points to the Aironet 2800 series access points. Specifically the AIR-LAP1142N-A-K9 and AIR-AP1142N-A-K9 are migrating to the AIR-AP2802I-A-K9 and AIR-AP2802I-A-K9C, respectively. Both the Aironet 1140 and 2800 series are indoor access points designed to provide wireless signal for small to medium sized enterprise deployments. The AIR-LAP1142N-A-K9 is controller-based while the AIR-AP1142N-A-K9 is a stand-alone access point by default. The Cisco Aironet 1140 series supports the IEEE 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps of radio performance, 2.4/5 GHz dual-band omnidirectional internal antennas, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper port, (1x) console port, and IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant. The AIR-AP2802I-A-K9 are controller-based while the AIR-AP2802I-A-K9C is a stand-alone access point (via Mobility Express) by default. The Cisco Aironet 2800 series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 5.2 Gbps of radio performance, 2.4/5 GHz dual-band omnidirectional internal antennas, 4×4 SU-MIMO with three spatial streams or 4×4 MU-MIMO with three spatial streams, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W) PoE+ power compliant for full functionality or IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant for limited functionality, and future release for Spectrum Analysis feature (CleanAir feature replacement). The controller-based and stand-alone software images are interchangeable on both series.

TIP: For many applications, the AP1142 will provide sufficient wireless performance, and an upgrade would not be necessary. For customers looking for a cost-effective upgrade or greenfield deployment, the AP3702I series of APs presents an excellent, drop in replacement without the cost and potential controller upgrades needed for an 802.11ac Wave 2 AP solution.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: September 30, 2018

AIR-LAP1141N-A-K9
AIR-AP1141N-A-K9  

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Aironet 1140 series access points to the Aironet 2800 series access points. Specifically the AIR-LAP1141N-A-K9 and AIR-AP1141N-A-K9 are migrating to the AIR-AP2802I-A-K9 and AIR-AP2802I-A-K9C, respectively. Both the Aironet 1140 and 2800 series are indoor access points designed to provide wireless signal for small to medium sized enterprise deployments. The AIR-LAP1141N-A-K9 is controller-based while the AIR-AP1141N-A-K9 is a stand-alone access point by default. The Cisco Aironet 1140 series supports the IEEE 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps of radio performance, 2.4 GHz single-band omnidirectional internal antennas, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper port, (1x) console port, and IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant. The AIR-AP2802I-A-K9 are controller-based while the AIR-AP2802I-A-K9C is a stand-alone access point (via Mobility Express) by default. The Cisco Aironet 2800 series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 5.2 Gbps of radio performance, 2.4/5 GHz dual-band omnidirectional internal antennas, 4×4 SU-MIMO with three spatial streams or 4×4 MU-MIMO with three spatial streams, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W) PoE+ power compliant for full functionality or IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant for limited functionality, and future release for Spectrum Analysis feature (CleanAir feature replacement). The controller-based and stand-alone software images are interchangeable on both series.

TIP: For many applications, the AP1142 will provide sufficient wireless performance, and an upgrade would not be necessary. For customers looking for a cost-effective upgrade or greenfield deployment, the AP3702I series of APs presents an excellent, drop in replacement without the cost and potential controller upgrades needed for an 802.11ac Wave 2 AP solution.

August 2018

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: August 31, 2018

CISCO1803/K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO1803/K9 to the C898EA-K9. Both routers are designed for small to medium sized business edge security routers. The CISCO1803/K9 has (1x) G.SHDSL WAN port, (1x) ISDN BRI S/T port, (8x) 10/100 Mbps copper LAN switching ports, (1x) 10/100 Mbps copper WAN port (IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support with optional power adapter), (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, 128 MB of DRAM by default (upgradeable to 384 MB), 32 MB of flash by default (upgradeable to 128 MB), and up to 35 Mbps of throughput performance. The C898EA-K9 has (1x) G.SHDSL WAN port, (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper LAN switching ports ((4x) ports are capable of IEEE 802.3af PoE with optional power supply adapter), (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN port or 100/1000 Mbps SFP port, (1x) console/auxiliary port, 512 MB of DRAM by default (upgradeable to 1 GB), 256 MB of flash memory by default and maximum, and up to 50 Mbps of throughput performance.

TIP: Unless PoE ports, 1 Gbps interfaces, and/or increased throughput performance is required, recommend staying with the CISCO1803/K9. Depending on the performance, port count, and type required, an ISR G2 or ISR 4000 router may be a better alternative. If security is important, then recommend adding a separate firewall (e.g. Fortinet) with the router for advanced URL filtering, Intrusion Prevention

July 2018

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: July 31, 2018

WS-C4948-S
WS-C4948-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-C4948-S and WS-C4948-E to the Catalyst 3850 series. The WS-C4948-S and WS-C4948-E are designed to be top-of-rack (ToR) switches for data center deployments. The WS-C4948-S/-E switches have (44x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (4x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, up to 72 Mpps for IPv4, 16,000 supported routes, 32,000 MAC addresses, 16 MB of shared buffer, a 266 MHz CPU, redundant power supplies, and a replaceable fan tray. The WS-C4948-S and WS-C4948-E support IP Base (i.e. static routes and RIP) and Enterprise Services (i.e. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP) features, respectively. The Catalyst 3850 series switches are 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 supported features 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/or 10 or 40 Gbps ports are required, recommend sticking with the WS-C4948-S/-E switches. The WS-C4948E-S/-E models are the next generation of the WS-C4948-S/-E and may be a great upgrade alternative. The WS-C4948E-S/-E supports (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, replaceable fan tray with options of front-to-back or back-to-front cooling, and NetFlow-Lite support. Otherwise a Nexus 3000 or an Arista 7010T may be a better option.


End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2018

WS-C2960-8TC-L
WS-C2960-8TC-S

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 2960 compact series switches to the Catalyst 2960-CX series switches. The WS-C2960-8TC-L and WS-C2960-8TC-S are migrating to the WS-C2960CX-8TC-L. The WS-C2960-8TC-L and WS-C2960-8TC-S switches are designed for entry-level enterprise, midmarket, and branch office networks. The WS-C2960-8TC-L/-S has (8x) 10/100 Mbps copper ports, (1x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP uplink port, (1x) console port, up to 2.7 Mpps for IPv4, 8,000 MAC addresses, and no fan. The WS-C2960-8TC-L and WS-C2960-8TC-S support LAN Base and LAN Lite software features, respectively. The WS-C2960CX-8TC-L has (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper and (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP uplink ports, (1x) console port, (1x) USB mini-Type B (console) port, (1x) USB Type A port, up to 17.9 Mpps for IPv4, 8,000 MAC addresses, no fan, NetFlow Lite support, and LAN Base features.

TIP: Unless 1 Gbps copper ports, the additional uplink, NetFlow Lite, and/or higher performance is required, recommend staying with the WS-C2960-8TC-L/-S. An alternative would be a generation back of the Catalyst 2960-CX, the Catalyst 2960-C series switches. Specifically, the WS-C2960CG-8TC-L which has (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, up to 14.9 Mpps for IPv4, 8,000 MAC addresses, no fan, and LAN Base feature set.


End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2018

WS-C2960PD-8TT-L

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-C2960PD-8TT-L to the WS-C3560CX-8PT-S. The WS-C2960PD-8TT-L switch is designed for entry-level enterprise, midmarket, and branch office networks with difficulty finding a power source. The WS-C2960PD-8TT-L switch may be powered by either Power over Ethernet (PoE) or a power adapter (sold separately). The WS-C2960PD-8TT-L has (8x) 10/100 Mbps copper ports, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE copper input port (requires IEEE 802.3af PoE to power switch), (1x) console port, up to 2.7 Mpps for IPv4, 8,000 MAC addresses, no fan, and LAN Base software features. The WS-C3560CX-8PT-S has (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE+ copper ports (up to 30W of PoE per port with a maximum of 146W of available power, pending power source), (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper UPoE input ports (requires a minimum of (2x) IEEE 802.3af PoE sources or (1x) IEEE 802.3at PoE+ source to power the switch, although additional PoE+ or UPoE will be required to provide PoE for the downlink ports), (1x) console port, (1x) USB mini-Type B (console) port, (1x) USB Type A port, up to 14.9 Mpps for IPv4, 8,000 MAC addresses, no fan, NetFlow Lite support, and IP Base features by default (may upgrade to IP Services with license).

TIP: Unless the 1 Gbps ports, PoE+ ports, increased performance, NetFlow Lite support, and/or advanced software features are required, recommend staying with the WS-C2960PD-8TT-L. Another alternative will be the WS-C2960CPD-8TT-L with (8x) 10/100 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE copper input port (requires one port of IEEE 802.3af PoE or IEEE 802.3at PoE+ to power the switch), (1x) console port, up to 2.7 Mpps for IPv4, 8,000 MAC addresses, no fan, and LAN Base software features.


End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2018

WS-C2960G-8TC-L

Impact: Cisco is migrating from the WS-C2960G-8TC-L to the WS-C2960CX-8TC-L. The WS-C2960G-8TC-L switch is designed for entry-level enterprise, midmarket, and branch office networks. The WS-C2960G-8TC-L has (7x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP uplink port, (1x) console port, up to 11.9 Mpps for IPv4, 8,000 MAC addresses, and no fan. The WS-C2960CX-8TC-L has (10x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP uplink ports, (1x) console port, (1x) USB mini-Type B (console) port, (1x) USB Type A port, up to 17.9 Mpps for IPv4, 16,000 MAC addresses, no fan, NetFlow Lite support, and LAN Base features.

TIP: Unless the additional copper or fiber ports, increased performance, additional MAC addresses, and/or NetFlow Lite is required, recommend staying with the WS-C2960G-8TC-L. Another alternative will be the WS-C2960CG-8TC-L with (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, up to 14.9 Mpps for IPv4, 8,000 MAC addresses, no fan, and LAN Base software features.


End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2018

WS-C3560-8PC-S
WS-C3560-12PC-S

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-C3560-8PC-S and WS-C3560-12PC-S to the WS-C3560CX-8PC-S and WS-C3560CX-12PC-S, respectively. The WS-C3560-8PC-S and WS-C3560-12PC-S are designed for entry-level enterprise, midmarket, and branch office networks. The WS-C3560-8PC-S has (8x) 10/100 Mbps copper IEEE 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W) ports and up to 2.7 Mpps of switching performance. The WS-C3560-12PC-S has (12x) 10/100 Mbps copper IEEE 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W) ports and up to 3.2 Mpps of switching performance. Both the WS-C3560-8PC-S and WS-C3560-12PC-S have (1x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP port, (1x) console port, 12,000 MAC addresses, no fan, and IP Base software features. The WS-C3560CX-8PC-S has (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W) ports and up to 17.9 Mpps of switching performance. The WS-C3560CX-12PC-S has (12x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W) ports and up to 23.8 Mpps of switching performance. Both the WS-C3560CX-8PC-S and WS-C3560CX-12PC-S have (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper uplink ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP uplink ports, (1x) console port, 16,000 MAC addresses, no fan, NetFlow Lite support, and IP Base software features by default (IP Services with license).

TIP: Unless the IEEE 802.3at PoE+, additional uplinks, increased performance, MAC addresses, IP Services software features, and/or NetFlow Lite is required, recommend staying with the WS-C3560-8PC-S and WS-C3560-12PC-S. Another alternative will be the WS-C3560C-8PC-S and WS-C3560C-12PC-S. The WS-C3560C-8PC-S has (8x) 10/100 Mbps copper IEEE 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W) ports and up to 3.8 Mpps switching performance. The WS-C3560-12PC-S has (12x) 10/100 Mbps copper IEEE 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W) ports and up to 4.6 Mpps of switching performance. Both have (2x) dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, 8,000 MAC addresses, no fan, and LAN Base software features.


End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2018

WS-X4306-GB

Impact: The WS-X4306-GB is migrating to the WS-X4712-SFP-E line card. Both line cards are installed in the Catalyst 4500/4500E series chassis (pending chassis and supervisor compatibility). The Catalyst 4500/4500E Series switch chassis are enterprise class modular switches designed for the access or distribution/core layers of a network. The WS-X4306-GB has (6x) 1 Gbps GBIC form-factor ports with jumbo frame support. The WS-X4712-SFP-E has (12x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, jumbo frame support, IEEE 802.1AE MACsec encryption support, and superior QoS feature capabilities.

TIP: Unless additional ports, IEEE 802.1AE MACsec encryption, and/or superior QoS features are required, recommend staying with the WS-X4306-GB. An alternative would be the WS-X4612-SFP-E with (12x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, jumbo frame support, and QoS features.


End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2018

WS-X6148A-GE-TX

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X6148A-GE-TX to the C6800-48P-TX line card. Both line cards are installed in the Catalyst 6500/6500-E series switch chassis (pending chassis and supervisor compatibility). The Catalyst 6500/6500-E switch chassis are enterprise class modular switches designed for an enterprise distribution/core layers of a network. The WS-X6148A-GE-TX has (48x) 8 to 1 oversubscribed/saturated 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, upgradeable to support IEEE 802.3af PoE with an installed daughter card, 5.5 MB of packet buffer per port, and jumbo frame support. The C6800-48P-TX has (48x) 1.2 to 1 oversubscribed/saturated 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, 1.5 MB of packet buffer per port, 1 GB of memory via its daughter card, jumbo frame support, and compatibility with the new Supervisor 6T.

TIP: Unless the better performance and/or compatibility for the Supervisor 6T is required, recommend staying with the WS-X6148A-GE-TX. Alternatives will be the WS-X6748-GE-TX and WS-X6848-TX-2T. Both line cards have (48x) 1.2 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, 1.3 MB of packet buffer per port, and jumbo frame support. The WS-X6748-GE-TX may support up to 512 MB of memory while the WS-X6848-TX-2T supports up to 1 GB of memory for local switching via their daughter cards.


End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2018

AIR-AP1131AG-A-K9
AIR-LAP1131AG-A-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Aironet 1130AG series to the Aironet 1850 series. The AIR-AP1131AG-A-K9 and AIR-LAP1131AG-A-K9 are being substituted by the AIR-AP1852I-A-K9 and AIR-AP1852I-A-K9C, respectively. The Aironet 1130AG series are access points designed to provide wireless signal for small to medium sized enterprise deployments. The AIR-LAP1131AG-A-K9 is controller-based while the AIR-AP1131AG-A-K9 is a stand-alone access point by default. The Cisco Aironet 1130AG series supports the IEEE 802.11g standard with up to 54 Mbps of radio performance, omnidirectional internal antennas, (1x) 10/100 Mbps copper port, (1x) console port, and IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant. The AIR-AP1852I-A-K9 are controller-based while the AIR-AP1852I-A-K9C is a stand-alone access point (via Mobility Express) by default. The Cisco Aironet 1850 series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 1.7 Gbps of radio performance, omnidirectional internal antennas, 4×4 SU-MIMO with four spatial streams or 4×4 MU-MIMO with three spatial streams, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W) PoE+ power compliant for full functionality or IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant for limited functionality, and future release for Spectrum Analysis feature (CleanAir feature replacement). The controller-based and stand-alone software images are interchangeable on both series.

TIP: Unless the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 1.7 Gbps of radio performance and/or the future Spectrum Analysis feature is required, recommend staying with the Aironet 1130AG series. Otherwise an Aironet 1600 series or 1700 series may be an alternative. The Aironet 1600 series supports the IEEE 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps of radio performance, 3×3 MIMO with two spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper port, (1x) console port, IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant, and CleanAir Express. The Aironet 1700 series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 1 standard with up to 867 Mbps of radio performance, 3×3 MIMO with two spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper port, (1x) console port, IEEE 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W) or IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W) power compliant, and CleanAir Express.


End of New Service Dates: July 31, 2018

AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9
AIR-LAP1242AG-A-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Aironet 1240AG series to the Aironet 1850 series. The AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9 and AIR-LAP1242AG-A-K9 are being substituted by the AIR-AP1852E-A-K9 and AIR-AP1852E-A-K9C, respectively. The Aironet 1240AG series are access points designed to provide wireless signal for small to medium sized enterprise deployments. The AIR-LAP1242AG-A-K9 is controller-based while the AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9 is a stand-alone access points by default. The Cisco Aironet 1240AG series supports the IEEE 802.11g standard with up to 54 Mbps of radio performance, omnidirectional external antennas, (1x) 10/100 Mbps copper port, (1x) console port, and IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant. The AIR-AP1852E-A-K9 is controller-based while the AIR-AP1852E-A-K9C is a stand-alone access point (via Mobility Express) by default. The Cisco Aironet 1850 series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 1.7 Gbps of radio performance, omnidirectional external antennas, 4×4 SU-MIMO with four spatial streams or 4×4 MU-MIMO with three spatial streams, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W) PoE+ power compliant for full functionality or IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant for limited functionality, and future release for Spectrum Analysis feature (CleanAir feature replacement). The controller-based and stand-alone software images are interchangeable on both series.

TIP: Unless the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 1.7 Gbps of radio performance and/or the future Spectrum Analysis feature is required, recommend staying with the Aironet 1240AG series. Otherwise an Aironet 1600 series or 1700 series may be an alternative. The Aironet 1600 Series supports the IEEE 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps of radio performance, 3×3 MIMO with two spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper port, (1x) console port, IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant, and CleanAir Express. The Aironet 1700 series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 1 standard with up to 867 Mbps of radio performance, 3×3 MIMO with two spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper port, (1x) console port, IEEE 802.3af PoE (up to 15.4W) or IEEE 802.3at PoE+ (up to 30W) power compliant, and CleanAir Express.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: July 31, 2018

VS-S720-10G-3C
VS-S720-10G-3CXL
WS-X6704-10GE
WS-X6724-SFP 
Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

May 2018

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: May 31, 2018

WS-C3560E-12D-S
WS-C3560E-12D-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3560E-12D-S/E to the Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches. Specifically the WS-C3560E-12D-S and WS-C3560E-12D-E are being substituted with the WS-C4500X-16SFP+ and WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+, respectively. The Catalyst 3560E-12D-S/E switches were designed to be fixed aggregation switches for the Core/Distribution layers in a network topology. The Catalyst 3560E-12D-S/E has (12x) 2 to 1 oversubscribed 10 Gbps X2 ports, (1x) Console port, (1x) 10/100 Mbps Management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies, up to 90 Mpps, and 128 Gbps of switching fabric. The WS-C3560E-12D-S supports IP Base features and the WS-C3560E-12D-E supports IP Services features. The WS-C4500X-16SFP+ and WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+ has (16x) line rate 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) uplink module slot (a (8x) line rate 1/10 Gbps SFP+ uplink module may be installed), (1x) Console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps Management port, (1x) USB Type A, (1x) USB Type B, (1x) Secure Digital (SD) flash memory slot, redundant AC or DC power supplies, up to 250 Mpps, and up to 800 Gbps of switching fabric. The WS-C4500X-16SFP+ and WS-C4500X-F-16SFP+ supports port-side intake and port-side exhaust airflow, respectively. The Catalyst 4500-X Series Switch supports Flexible NetFlow and Virtual Switching System (VSS).

TIP: Unless the additional 10 Gbps ports, line rate port speeds, additional throughput performance, Flexible NetFlow, and/or Virtual Switching System (VSS) is required, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560E-12D-S/E.


End of New Service Dates: May 6, 2018

A9K-2T20GE-B

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the first generation Trident-based A9K-2T20GE-B to the second generation Typhoon-based A9K-4T16GE-SE Carrier Ethernet line card. Both line cards are installed in the ASR 9000 Series platforms designed for scalable Carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks. The A9K-2T20GE-B has (20x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (2x) 10 Gbps XFP ports, PowerPC Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU, up to 1.3 million IPv4 routes, up to 1 million MAC addresses, up to 32,000 L2VPNs, up to 4,000 L3VPNs, base (medium) queue capability with 96,000 – 192,000 total queues, 64,000 -128,000 policers, and 16,000 Ethernet Flow Points (EFPs). The A9K-4T16GE-SE has (16x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (4x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports ((2x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports enabled by default, requires license to enable all (4x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports), PowerPC Quad Core 1.5 GHz CPU, up to 4 million IPv4 routes, up to 2 million IPv4 routes, and Service Edge optimized memory capability with up to 3 Million queues and up to 2 million policers designed for deployments requiring enhanced quality of service (QoS).

TIP: Unless the additional 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, routes, MAC addresses, memory for QoS, and/or performance is required, recommend the A9K-2T20GE-B.


End of New Service Dates: May 6, 2018

A9K-40GE-L
A9K-40GE-B

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the first generation Trident-based A9K-40GE-L and A9K-40GE-B to the second generation Typhoon-based A9K-40GE-TR and A9K-40GE-SE, respectively, Carrier Ethernet line cards. Both line cards are installed in the ASR 9000 Series platforms designed to provide scalable Carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks. The A9K-40GE-L/-B has (40x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, PowerPC Dual Core 1.2 GHz CPU, up to 1.3 million IPv4 routes, up to 1 million MAC addresses, up to 32,000 L2VPNs, and up to 4,000 L3VPNs. The A9K-40GE-L has low queue capability with 8 per port total queues, 8,000 policers, and 4,000 Ethernet flow points (EFPs). The A9K-40GE-B has base (medium) queue capability with 96,000 – 192,000 total queues, 64,000 -128,000 policers, and 16,000 Ethernet flow points (EFPs). The A9K-40GE-TR/-SE has (40x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, PowerPC Quad Core 1.5 GHz CPU, up to 4 million IPv4 routes, and up to 2 million IPv4 routes. The A9K-40GE-TR is a Packet Transport optimized line card designed for network deployments where basic QoS is required. The A9K-40GE-SE is a Service Edge optimized line card with additional memory that is capable of up to 3 Million queues and up to 2 million policers designed for deployments requiring enhanced quality of service (QoS).

TIP: Unless the additional routes, MAC addresses, memory for QoS, and/or performance is required, recommend the A9K-40GE-L/-B.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: May 6, 2018

A9K-2T20GE-B
A9K-40GE-B
A9K-40GE-L

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

April 2018

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: April 30, 2018

WS-C4507R-E
WS-C4510R-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 4500E Series R-E chassis to the Catalyst 4500E Series R+E chassis. The WS-C4507R-E and WS-C4510R-E are being substituted with the WS-C4507R+E and WS-C4510R+E, respectively. The Catalyst 4500E Series chassis are enterprise class modular switches designed for the access or distribution/core layers of a network. The WS-C4507R-E has (5x) line card slots, (2x) supervisor slots (slots 3 and 4), (2x) power supply slots (on top of line cards), and supports up to 24 Gbps per slot. The WS-C4507R+E has (5x) line card slots, (2x) supervisor slots (slots 3 and 4), (2x) power supply slots (on top of line cards), and supports up to 48 Gbps per slot. The WS-C4510R-E has (8x) line card slots (slots 8-10 only support Classic line cards), (2x) supervisor slots (slots 5 and 6), (2x) power supply slots (on top of line cards), and supports up to 24 Gbps per slot. The WS-C4510R+E has (8x) line card slots, (2x) supervisor slots (slots 5 and 6), (2x) power supply slots (on top of line cards), and supports up to 48 Gbps per slot.

TIP: Unless compatibility for a recent supervisor and/or up to 48 Gbps of switch fabric per slot is required for recent line cards, then recommend staying with the legacy Catalyst 4500E Series R-E chassis.

March 2018

End of New Service Dates: March 1, 2018

N9K-M6PQ

Impact: Cisco has no direct replacement. Instead Cisco recommends migrating to the newer Nexus 9300-EX or 9300-FX series. The N9K-M6PQ is an uplink module for compatible Nexus 9300 platform switches and provides (6x) 10/40 Gbps QSFP+ uplink ports. The Nexus 9300-EX and 9300-FX series may be positioned as top-of-rack (ToR) and middle-of-row (MoR) deployments in data centers that support enterprise applications, service provider hosting, and cloud computing environments. Both series support (48x) 10 Gbps copper or fiber ports, up to (6x) 100 Gbps fiber ports, and has 40 MB of shared buffer.

TIP: Unless the 100 Gbps speed is required, recommend staying with the Nexus 9300 platform switches. If an ACI-capable uplink module is required, then the client may move to a N9K-M6PQ-E with the Nexus 9300 platform switches.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: March 1, 2018

N9K-M6PQ

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

February 2018

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: February 28, 2018

WS-C4948-10GE
WS-C4948-10GE-S
WS-C4948-10GE-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch to the Catalyst 3850 Series. The WS-C4948-10GE, WS-C4948-10GE-S, and WS-C4948-10GE-E may migrate to the WS-C3850-48T-L, WS-C3850-48T-S, and WS-C3850-48T-E, respectively. The Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch is designed for low-latency top of rack (ToR) data center deployments. The Catalyst 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch has (48x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, (1x) 10/100 console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, up to 102 Mpps of performance, up to 32,000 IPv4 routing entries, 55,000 MAC address entries, 16 MB of shared buffer, a 666 MHz CPU, software switched IPv6 addressing, and redundant power supplies. The WS-C4948-10GE, WS-C4948-10GE-S, and WS-C4948-10GE-E support LAN Base (e.g. Layer 2 features), IP Base (e.g. Static Routes), and Enterprise Services (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP) feature images by default, respectively. The WS-C3850-48T-L/-S/-E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) uplink module (either (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ port, or (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 management port, (2x) StackWise-480 port connectors, (2x) StackPower connectors, up to 130.95 Mpps of performance, up to 24,000 IPv4 routing entries, 32,000 MAC address entries, 12 MB of shared buffer, a 800 MHz quad-core CPU, hardware switched IPv6 addressing, and redundant power supplies. The WS-C3850-48T-L, WS-C3850-48T-S, and WS-C3850-48T-E support LAN Base (e.g. Layer 2 features), IP Base (e.g. Static Routes), and Enterprise Services (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP) feature images by default, respectively. The Catalyst 3850 Series supports new features such as StackWise-480 technology with up to 480 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, StackPower, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 100 APs (requires AP adder licensing and IP Base/Services feature set), Flexible NetFlow, and MACsec encryption on every port (with IOS XE 3.7.1E or later).

TIP: Unless more performance, stacking feature, StackPower, the integrated wireless controller, Flexible NetFlow, and/or MACsec is required, recommend staying with the WS-C4948-10GE/-S/-E. An alternative may be a WS-C4948E/-S/-E with (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ uplinks, up to 131 Mpps of performance for IPv4, 17.5 MB of shared buffer, a 1 GHz CPU, airflow direction options, and hardware switched IPv6 addressing (better performance than the WS-C4948-10GE/-S/-E with software switched support). Cisco Nexus Series and Arista data center switches are superior performance alternatives.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: February 28, 2018

CISCO861-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO861-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 CISCO861-K9 has (1x) 10/100 Mbps WAN port, (1x) console port, up to 10 Mbps of throughput, 256 MB of DRAM, and 128 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 ports, (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 a recent IOS software image, a 1 Gbps or Multimode VDSL2/ADSL2+ over basic telephone service WAN port, and/or (2x) 1 Gbps LAN ports are required, recommend staying with the CISCO861-K9. A CISCO867VAE-K9 may be an alternative with (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.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: February 28, 2018

CISCO1801/K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the CISCO1801/K9 to the Cisco 1900 Series. Both routers are designed for small branch deployments with multiple functions in a single box. The CISCO1801/K9 supports (1x) ADSL over POTS WAN port, (1x) ISDN BRI S/T port, (1x) 10/100 copper WAN port, (8x) 10/100 Mbps copper LAN ports, (1x) console port, (1x) AUX port, optional external power supply for distribution of Power over Ethernet (PoE), up to 35 Mbps of throughput, 32 MB of Flash, and 128 MB of DRAM. The CISCO1921/K9 has (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper WAN ports, (1x) console port, (1x) AUX port, (2x) Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card (EHWIC) slots capable of adding additional port types and quantities, optional external power supply for distribution of PoE on compatible EHWIC cards, up to 145 Mbps of throughput, 256 MB of flash, and 512 MB of DRAM. The CISCO1921/K9 supports security, unified communications, and application experience/data features with additional feature licenses.

TIP: Unless the higher speed ports, additional ports, newer EHWICs, more throughput, and/or new features are required, recommend staying with the CISCO1801/K9.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: February 28, 2018

ME-4924-10GE

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the ME-4924-10GE to the ASR-920-24SZ-M. The ME-4924-10GE and ASR-920-24SZ-M are Metro Ethernet access devices for high-performance Carrier Ethernet networks. The ME-4924-10GE has (28x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 16 MB of shared buffer size, redundant power supplies, and up to 71 Mpps of performance. The ASR-920-24SZ-M supports (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 and/or higher performance is required, recommend staying with the ME-4924-10GE. Another option would be to migrate to a ME-3600X-24FS-M which 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.

January 2018

Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2018

WS-SUP720-3B
WS-SUP720-3BXL

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-SUP720-3B and WS-SUP720-3BXL to the VS-S2T-10G and VS-S2T-10G-XL, respectively. The Supervisor Engine 720 and Supervisor Engine 2T are installed in the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, Catalyst 6500-E Series Switches, and C6807-XL switch (pending supervisor compatibility). The supervisor engine is the brain that manages the normal operation of the switch/router and supports the software image. The 7600 Series Routers may be used as a high performance routers for large enterprises and service providers. The Catalyst 6500 Series Switches, 6500-E Series Switches, and C6807-XL switch may be used as a distribution, core, and data center switch for large enterprises and service providers. The WS-SUP720-3B and WS-SUP720-3BXL supports (1x) 1 Gbps SFP port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 1 Gbps SFP combination port (where one or the other port may be active, not both), (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper console port, 64 MB of Boot Flash for the route processor, 64 MB (manufactured before May 5, 2006) or 512 MB (manufactured after May 5, 2006) of Boot Flash for the switch processor (up to 2 GB of compact flash may be added), up to 400 Mpps for IPv4 (requires Distributed Forwarding Card 3 (DFC3) installation on separate line cards), up to 200 Mpps for IPv6 (requires DFC3 installation on separate line cards), up to 40 Gbps of switching capacity per slot, and a 600 MHz CPU. The WS-SUP720-3B has 512 MB of route processor DRAM (upgradeable to 1 GB), 512 MB of switch processor DRAM (upgradeable to 1 GB), 256,000 IPv4 entries, 128,000 IPv6 entries, and 128,000 NetFlow entries. The WS-SUP720-3BXL has 1 GB of route processor DRAM, 1 GB of switch processor DRAM, 1,000,000 IPv4 entries, 500,000 IPv6 entries, and 256,000 NetFlow entries. The VS-S2T-10G and VS-S2T-10G-XL supports (3x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 2 GB of DRAM (upgradeable to 4 GB), 1 GB of flash (up to 4 GB of compact flash may be added), up to 720 Mpps for IPv4 (requires fully populated chassis with Distributed Forwarding Card 4 (DFC4) installation on separate line cards), up to 390 Mpps for IPv6 (requires fully populated chassis with DFC4 installation on separate line cards), up to 80 Gbps of switching capacity per slot, and a Dual-Core 1.5 GHz CPU. The VS-S2T-10G is capable of 256,000 IPv4 entries, 128,000 IPv6 entries, and 512,000 NetFlow entries. The VS-S2T-10G-XL is capable of 1,024,000 IPv4 entries, 512,000 IPv6 entries, and 1,024,000 NetFlow entries. The Supervisor Engine 2T series supports new features such as Flexible and Sampled NetFlow, MACsec encryption, and Virtual Switching System (VSS). The Supervisor Engine 720 is compatible with the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, Catalyst 6500, and Catalyst 6500-E Series Switches. The Supervisor Engine 2T is compatible with the Cisco 6500-E Series Switches and C6807-XL switch.

TIP: Unless the (1x) additional 1 Gbps SFP port, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, 80 Gbps of switching capacity per slot, additional NetFlow entries, new features (e.g. Flexible and Sampled NetFlow, MACsec encryption, VSS, etc.), C6807-XL compatibility, and/or newer line card compatibility, recommend staying with the WS-SUP720-3B/3BXL supervisor engines. An alternative upgrade would be the Supervisor Engine 720 with 10 Gbps ports, VS-S720-10G-3C/3CXL. The VS-S720-10G-3C/3CXL has (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper port, (2x) 1 Gbps SFP port, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, up to 450 Mpps for IPv4 (requires DFC3 installation on separate line cards), up to 225 Mpps for IPv6 (requires DFC3 installation on separate line cards), and supports VSS.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2018

WS-C3560G-24TS-S
WS-C3560G-24TS-E
WS-C3560G-48TS-S
WS-C3560G-48TS-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3560 Series to the Catalyst 3650 Series. The WS-C3560G-24TS-S and WS-C3560G-24TS-E are being substituted by the WS-C3650-24TD-S and WS-C3650-24TD-E, respectively. The WS-C3560G-48TS-S and WS-C3560G-48TS-E are being substituted with the WS-C3650-48TD-S and WS-C3650-48TD-E, respectively. Both the Catalyst 3560 and 3650 Series are designed for an access layer switch deployment. The WS-C3560G-24TS-S/-E supports (24x) 1.75 to 1 oversubscribed/saturated 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 14-pin Redundant Power System (RPS) connector, 38.7 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3560G-48TS-S/E supports (48x) 3 to 1 oversubscribed/saturated 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 14-pin RPS connector, 38.7 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3650-24TD-S/E supports (24x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 68.45 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3650-48TD-S/E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 104.16 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The –S models support IP Base features (e.g. Static Routes) and the –E models support IP Services features (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP). The Catalyst 3650 Series supports new features such as StackWise-160 technology with up to 160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, redundant power supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 50 APs (requires AP adder licensing and IP Base/Services feature set), Flexible NetFlow, and MACsec encryption on every port (with IOS XE 3.7.1E or later).

TIP: Unless line rate ports, (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, additional MAC addresses or unicast routes, StackWise-160 technology, redundant power supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 50 APs, Flexible NetFlow, and/or MACsec encryption on every port, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560 Series. A WS-C3650-24TS-S/E and WS-C3650-48TS-S/-E exists with (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports instead of (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports. The Catalyst 3560-E Series is an N-2 generation access switch and may be an upgrade with line rate ports and up to (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports. The Catalyst 3560-X Series is an N-1 generation access switch and may be another upgrade choice with line rate ports, modular uplink ports that scale up to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, redundant power supplies, and supports Flexible NetFlow/MACsec encryption on an installed service uplink module (C3KX-SM-10G).


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2018

WS-C3560G-24PS-S
WS-C3560G-24PS-E
WS-C3560G-48PS-S
WS-C3560G-48PS-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3560 Series to the Catalyst 3650 Series. The WS-C3560G-24PS-S and WS-C3560G-24PS-E are being substituted by the WS-C3650-24PD-S and WS-C3650-24PD-E, respectively. The WS-C3560G-48PS-S and WS-C3560G-48PS-E are being substituted with the WS-C3650-48PD-S and WS-C3650-48PD-E, respectively. Both the Catalyst 3560 and 3650 Series are designed for an access layer switch deployment. The WS-C3560G-24PS-S/-E supports (24x) 1.75 to 1 oversubscribed/saturated 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) copper ports (up to 15.4W per port), (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 14-pin RPS connector, 38.7 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3560G-48PS-S/E supports (48x) 3 to 1 oversubscribed/saturated 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3af PoE copper ports ((24x) ports up to 15.4W or (48x) ports up to 7.7W), (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 14-pin RPS connector, 38.7 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3650-24PD-S/E supports (24x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3at PoE+ copper ports (by default (24x) ports up to 15.4W or (13x) ports up to 30W with option of (24x) ports up to 30W with a single 1025WAC power supply or dual 640WAC power supplies running in combination mode), (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 68.45 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3650-48PD-S/E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3at PoE+ copper ports ((48x) ports up to 7.7W, (24x) ports up to 15.4W, or (13x) ports up to 30W with option of (48x) ports up to 30W with dual power supplies running in combination mode), (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 104.16 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The –S models support IP Base features (e.g. Static Routes) and the –E models support IP Services features (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP). The Catalyst 3650 Series supports new features such as StackWise-160 technology with up to 160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, redundant power supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 50 APs (requires AP adder licensing and IP Base/Services feature set), Flexible NetFlow, and MACsec encryption on every port (with IOS XE 3.7.1E or later).

TIP: Unless line rate ports, (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, IEEE 802.3at PoE+, redundant power supplies, additional MAC addresses or unicast routes, StackWise-160 technology, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 50 APs, Flexible NetFlow, and/or MACsec encryption on every port, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560 Series. A WS-C3650-24PS-S/E and WS-C3650-48PS-S/-E exists with (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports instead of the (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports. The Catalyst 3560-E Series is an N-2 generation access switch and may be an upgrade with line rate ports and up to (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports. The Catalyst 3560-X Series is an N-1 generation access switch and may be another upgrade choice with line rate ports, modular uplink ports that scale up to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, IEEE 802.3at PoE+, redundant power supplies, and supports Flexible NetFlow/MACsec encryption on an installed service uplink module (C3KX-SM-10G).


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2018

WS-C3560E-24TD-S
WS-C3560E-24TD-E
WS-C3560E-48TD-S
WS-C3560E-48TD-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3560-E Series to the Catalyst 3650 Series. The WS-C3560E-24TD-S and WS-C3560E-24TD-E are being substituted by the WS-C3650-24TD-S and WS-C3650-24TD-E, respectively. The WS-C3560E-48TD-S and WS-C3560E-48TD-E are being substituted with the WS-C3650-48TD-S and WS-C3650-48TD-E, respectively. Both the Catalyst 3560-E and 3650 Series are designed for an access layer switch deployment. The WS-C3560E-24TD-S/-E supports (24x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports (may install an X2 to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports adapter, CVR-X2-SFP, or a X2 to (1x) 10 Gbps SFP+ port adapter, CVR-X2-SFP10G), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, (1x) 22-pin RPS connector, 65.5 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3560E-48TD-S/E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports (may install an X2 to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports adapter, CVR-X2-SFP, or a X2 to (1x) 10 Gbps SFP+ port adapter, CVR-X2-SFP10G), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, (1x) 22-pin RPS connector, 101.2 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3650-24TD-S/E supports (24x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 68.45 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3650-48TD-S/E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 104.16 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The –S models support IP Base features (e.g. Static Routes) and the –E models support IP Services features (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP). The Catalyst 3650 Series supports new features such as StackWise-160 technology with up to 160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, redundant power supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 50 APs (requires AP adder licensing and IP Base/Services feature set), Flexible NetFlow, and MACsec encryption on every port (with IOS XE 3.7.1E or later).

TIP: Unless additional uplink ports, additional MAC addresses or unicast routes, StackWise-160 technology, redundant power supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 50 APs, Flexible NetFlow, and/or MACsec encryption on every port, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560-E Series. The Catalyst 3560-X Series is an N-1 generation access switch and may be another upgrade choice with line rate ports, modular uplink ports that scale up to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, redundant power supplies, and supports Flexible NetFlow/MACsec encryption on an installed service uplink module (C3KX-SM-10G).


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2018

WS-C3560E-48PD-S
WS-C3560E-48PD-SF
WS-C3560E-48PD-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3560-E Series to the Catalyst 3650 Series. The WS-C3560E-48PD-S and WS-C3560E-48PD-SF are being substituted by the WS-C3650-48PD-S. The WS-C3560E-48PD-E is being substituted by the WS-C3650-48PD-E. Both the Catalyst 3560-E and 3650 Series are designed for an access layer switch deployment. The WS-C3560E-48PD-S/-SF/-E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3af copper ports (where the –S/E supports (24x) ports up to 15.4W and the –SF supports (48x) ports up to 15.4W), (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports (may install an X2 to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports adapter, CVR-X2-SFP, or a X2 to (1x) 10 Gbps SFP+ port adapter, CVR-X2-SFP10G), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, (1x) 22-pin RPS connector, 101.2 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3650-48PD-S supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3at PoE+ copper ports ((48x) ports up to 7.7W, (24x) ports up to 15.4W, or (13x) ports up to 30W with option of (48x) ports up to 30W with dual power supplies running in combination mode), (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 104.16 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The –S/SF models support IP Base features (e.g. Static Routes) and the –E models support IP Services features (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP). The Catalyst 3650 Series supports new features such as StackWise-160 technology with up to 160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, redundant power supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 50 APs (requires AP adder licensing and IP Base/Services feature set), Flexible NetFlow, and MACsec encryption on every port (with IOS XE 3.7.1E or later).

TIP: Unless additional uplink ports, IEEE 802.3at PoE+, additional MAC addresses or unicast routes, StackWise-160 technology, redundant power supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 50 APs, Flexible NetFlow, and/or MACsec encryption on every port, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560-E Series. The Catalyst 3560-X Series is an N-1 generation access switch and may be another upgrade choice with line rate ports, modular uplink ports that scale up to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, IEEE 802.3at PoE+, redundant power supplies, and supports Flexible NetFlow/MACsec encryption on an installed service uplink module (C3KX-SM-10G).


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2018

WS-C3560E-12SD-S
WS-C3560E-12SD-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3560-E Series to the Catalyst 3850 Series. The WS-C3560E-12SD-S and WS-C3560E-12SD-E are being substituted by the WS-C3850-12S-S and WS-C3850-12S-E, respectively. Both the Catalyst 3560-E and 3850 Series are designed for an access layer switch deployment. The WS-C3560E-12SD-S/-E supports (12x) line rate 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports (may install an X2 to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports adapter, CVR-X2-SFP, or a X2 to (1x) 10 Gbps SFP+ port adapter, CVR-X2-SFP10G), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, redundant power supplies, 47.6 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3850-12S-S/E supports (12x) line rate 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (1x) uplink module (either (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports or (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports), (2x) StackWise-480 connectors, (2x) StackPower connectors, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 50.5 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The –S models support IP Base features (e.g. Static Routes) and the –E models support IP Services features (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP). The Catalyst 3850 Series supports new features such as StackWise-480 technology with up to 480 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, StackPower, redundant powers supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 100 APs (requires AP adder licensing and IP Base/Services feature set), Flexible NetFlow, and MACsec encryption on every port (with IOS XE 3.7.1E or later).

TIP: Unless additional uplink ports, additional MAC addresses or unicast routes, StackWise-480 technology, StackPower, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 100 APs, Flexible NetFlow, and/or MACsec encryption on every port, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3560-E Series. The Catalyst 3750-X Series is an N-1 generation access switch and may be another upgrade choice with line rate ports, modular uplink ports that scale up to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, redundant power supplies, supports Flexible NetFlow/MACsec encryption on an installed service uplink module (C3KX-SM-10G), StackWise Plus technology with up to 64 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, and StackPower.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2018

WS-C3750E-24TD-S
WS-C3750E-24TD-E
WS-C3750E-48TD-S
WS-C3750E-48TD-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3750-E Series to the Catalyst 3850 Series. The WS-C3750E-24TD-S and WS-C3750E-24TD-E are being substituted by the WS-C3850-24T-S and WS-C3850-24T-E, respectively. The WS-C3750E-48TD-S and WS-C3750E-48TD-E are being substituted with the WS-C3850-48T-S and WS-C3850-48T-E, respectively. Both the Catalyst 3750-E and 3850 Series are designed for an access layer switch deployment. The WS-C3750E-24TD-S/-E supports (24x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports (may install an X2 to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports adapter, CVR-X2-SFP, or a X2 to (1x) 10 Gbps SFP+ port adapter, CVR-X2-SFP10G), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, (2x) StackWise Plus connectors with up to 64 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, (1x) 22-pin RPS connector, 65.5 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3750E-48TD-S/E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports (may install an X2 to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports adapter, CVR-X2-SFP, or a X2 to (1x) 10 Gbps SFP+ port adapter, CVR-X2-SFP10G), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, (2x) StackWise Plus connectors with up to 64 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, (1x) 22-pin RPS connector, 101.2 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3850-24T-S/E supports (24x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) uplink module (either (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports or (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports), (2x) StackWise-480 connectors, (2x) StackPower connectors, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 68.4 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3850-48T-S/E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (1x) uplink module (either (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, or (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports), (2x) StackWise-480 connectors, (2x) StackPower connectors, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 130.95 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The –S models support IP Base features (e.g. Static Routes) and the –E models support IP Services features (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP). The Catalyst 3850 Series supports new features such as StackWise-480 technology with up to 480 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, StackPower, redundant powers supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 100 APs (requires AP adder licensing and IP Base/Services feature set), Flexible NetFlow, and MACsec encryption on every port (with IOS XE 3.7.1E or later).

TIP: Unless additional MAC addresses or unicast routes, StackWise-480 technology, StackPower, redundant power supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 100 APs, Flexible NetFlow, and/or MACsec encryption on every port, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3750-E Series. The Catalyst 3750-X Series is an N-1 generation access switch and may be another upgrade choice with line rate ports, modular uplink ports that scale up to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, redundant power supplies, supports Flexible NetFlow/MACsec encryption on an installed service uplink module (C3KX-SM-10G), StackWise Plus technology with up to 64 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, and StackPower.


Last Date of Support (LDoS) Dates: January 31, 2018

WS-C3750E-24PD-S
WS-C3750E-24PD-E
WS-C3750E-48PD-S
WS-C3750E-48PD-E
WS-C3750E-48PD-SF
WS-C3750E-48PD-EF

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3750-E Series to the Catalyst 3850 Series. The WS-C3750E-24PD-S and WS-C3750E-24PD-E are being substituted by the WS-C3850-24P-S and WS-C3850-24P-E, respectively. The WS-C3750E-48PD-S and WS-C3750E-48PD-E are being substituted with the WS-C3850-48P-S and WS-C3850-48P-E, respectively. The WS-C3750E-48PD-SF and WS-C3750E-48PD-EF are being substituted with the WS-C3850-48F-S and WS-C3850-48F-E, respectively. Both the Catalyst 3750-E and 3850 Series are designed for an access layer switch deployment. The WS-C3750E-24PD-S/-E supports (24x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3af PoE copper ports (up to 15.4W per port), (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports (may install an X2 to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports adapter, CVR-X2-SFP, or a X2 to (1x) 10 Gbps SFP+ port adapter, CVR-X2-SFP10G), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, (2x) StackWise Plus connectors with up to 64 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, (1x) 22-pin RPS connector, 65.5 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3750E-48PD-S/E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3af PoE copper ports ((24x) ports up to 15.4W or (48x) ports up to 7.7W), (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports (may install an X2 to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports adapter, CVR-X2-SFP, or a X2 to (1x) 10 Gbps SFP+ port adapter, CVR-X2-SFP10G), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, (2x) StackWise Plus connectors with up to 64 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, (1x) 22-pin RPS connector, 101.2 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3750E-48PD-SF/EF supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3af PoE copper ports (up to 15.4W per port), (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports (may install an X2 to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports adapter, CVR-X2-SFP, or a X2 to (1x) 10 Gbps SFP+ port adapter, CVR-X2-SFP10G), (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100 management port, (2x) StackWise Plus connectors with up to 64 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, (1x) 22-pin RPS connector, 101.2 Mpps, 12,000 MAC addresses, and 11,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3850-24P-S/E supports (24x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3at PoE+ copper ports (by default (24x) ports up to 15.4W or (14x) ports up to 30W with option of (24x) ports up to 30W with a single 1100WAC power supply or dual 715WAC power supplies running in combination mode), (1x) uplink module (either (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports or (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports), (2x) StackWise-480 connectors, (2x) StackPower connectors, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 68.4 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3850-48P-S/E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3at PoE+ copper ports ((48x) ports up to 7.7W, (24x) ports up to 15.4W, or (14x) ports up to 30W with option of (48x) ports up to 30W with dual power supplies running in combination mode), (1x) uplink module (either (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, or (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports), (2x) StackWise-480 connectors, (2x) StackPower connectors, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 130.95 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The WS-C3850-48F-S/E supports (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3at PoE+ copper ports ((48x) ports up to 15.4W or (26x) ports up to 30W with option of (48x) ports up to 30W with dual power supplies running in combination mode), (1x) uplink module (either (4x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, or (4x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports), (2x) StackWise-480 connectors, (2x) StackPower connectors, (1x) console port, (1x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper management port, 130.95 Mpps, 32,000 MAC addresses, and 24,000 unicast routes. The –S/SF models support IP Base features (e.g. Static Routes) and the –E/EF models support IP Services features (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP). The Catalyst 3850 Series supports new features such as StackWise-480 technology with up to 480 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, StackPower, redundant powers supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 100 APs (requires AP adder licensing and IP Base/Services feature set), Flexible NetFlow, and MACsec encryption on every port (with IOS XE 3.7.1E or later).

TIP: Unless IEEE 802.3at PoE+, additional MAC addresses or unicast routes, StackWise-480 technology, StackPower, redundant power supplies, an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting up to 100 APs, Flexible NetFlow, and/or MACsec encryption on every port, recommend staying with the Catalyst 3750-E Series. The Catalyst 3750-X Series is an N-1 generation access switch and may be another upgrade choice with line rate ports, modular uplink ports that scale up to (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP and (2x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, IEEE 802.3at PoE+, redundant power supplies, supports Flexible NetFlow/MACsec encryption on an installed service uplink module (C3KX-SM-10G), StackWise Plus technology with up to 64 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, and StackPower

December 2017

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

N7K-M132XP-12

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Nexus 7000 M2-Series, F2E (copper version), and F3 Series modules. The N7K-M132XP-12 may be substituted with a N7K-F348XP-25. Both these line cards may be installed in the Nexus 7000 Series chassis switch for data center deployments. The N7K-M132XP-12 has (32x) 4 to 1 oversubscribed/saturated 10 Gbps SFP+ ports and the N7K-F348XP-25 has (48x) line rate 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports. The N7K-F348XP-25 supports L3 over vPC, vPC+, FabricPath, VXLAN, DFA, FCoE, 7004 chassis compatibility, and requires a SUP2/2E (features may require appropriate licensing and a minimum software version for support).

TIP: Unless the higher port count, line rate speeds, and/or additional features are required, recommend staying with the N7K-M132XP-12.


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

N7K-M148GT-11

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Nexus 7000 M2-Series, F2E (copper version), and F3 Series modules. The N7K-M148GT-11 may migrate to a N7K-F248XT-25E. Both these line cards may be installed in the Nexus 7000 Series chassis switch for data center deployments. The N7K-M148GT-11 has (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports while the N7K-F248XT-25E supports (48x) 1/10 Gbps copper ports, L3 over vPC, vPC+, Fabricpath, VXLAN, DFA, and FCoE (features may require appropriate licensing and a minimum software version for support).

TIP: Unless the 10 Gbps speeds and/or the additional features are required, recommend staying with the N7K-M148GT-11.


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

N7K-M148GS-11

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Nexus 7000 M2-Series, F2E (copper version), and F3 Series modules. The N7K-M148GS-11 may migrate to the N7K-F348XP-25. Both these line cards may be installed in the Nexus 7000 Series chassis switch for data center deployments. The N7K-M148GS-11 has (48x) 1 Gbps SFP ports and the N7K-F348XP-25 supports (48x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, L3 over vPC, vPC+, Fabricpath, VXLAN, DFA, FCoE, and requires a SUP2/2E (features require appropriate licensing and a minimum software version for support).

TIP: Unless the 10 Gbps speed and/or the new features are required, recommend staying with the N7K-M148GS-11.


End of New Service Dates: December 29, 2017

AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9
AIR-CAP1602I-A-K9
AIR-SAP1602E-A-K9
AIR-SAP1602I-A-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Aironet 1600 Series to the Aironet 1850 Series. The AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9 and AIR-CAP1602I-A-K9 are upgrading to the AIR-AP1852E-A-K9 and AIR-AP1852I-A-K9, respectively. The AIR-SAP1602E-A-K9 and AIR-SAP1602I-A-K9 are upgrading to the AIR-AP1852E-A-K9C and AIR-AP1852I-A-K9C, respectively. The Aironet 1600 Series are access points designed for small to medium sized enterprise deployments. The AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9 and AIR-CAP1602I-A-K9 are controller-based while the AIR-SAP1602E-A-K9 and AIR-SAP1602I-A-K9 are stand-alone access points by default. The Aironet 1602I has internal omnidirectional antennas and the Aironet 1602E has external antenna options. The Cisco Aironet 1600 supports the IEEE 802.11n standard with up to 300 Mbps of radio performance, 3×3 MIMO with two spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 copper port, (1x) console port, IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant, and CleanAir Express. The AIR-AP1852E-A-K9 and AIR-AP1852I-A-K9 are controller-based while the AIR-AP1852E-A-K9C and AIR-AP1852I-A-K9C are stand-alone access points (via Mobility Express) by default. The Aironet 1850I has internal omnidirectional antennas and the Aironet 1850E has external antenna options. The Cisco Aironet 1850 Series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 1.7 Gbps of radio performance, 4×4 SU-MIMO with four spatial streams or 4×4 MU-MIMO with three spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 copper port, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W) PoE+ power compliant for full functionality or IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant for limited functionality, and future release for Spectrum Analysis feature (CleanAir feature replacement). The controller-based and stand-alone software images are interchangeable on both series.

TIP: Unless the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard is required, recommend staying with the Aironet 1600 Series. Otherwise an Aironet 1700 series may be an alternative with IEEE 802.11ac Wave 1 standard support with up to 867 Mbps of radio performance, 3×3 MIMO with two spatial streams, and CleanAir Express.


End of New Service Dates: December 29, 2017

AIR-CAP2602E-A-K9
AIR-CAP2602I-A-K9
AIR-SAP2602E-A-K9
AIR-SAP2602I-A-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Aironet 2600 Series to the Aironet 2800 Series. The AIR-CAP2602E-A-K9 and AIR-CAP2602I-A-K9 are upgrading to the AIR-AP2802E-A-K9 and AIR-AP2802I-A-K9, respectively. The AIR-SAP2602E-A-K9 and AIR-SAP2602I-A-K9 are upgrading to the AIR-AP2802E-A-K9C and AIR-AP2802I-A-K9C, respectively. The Aironet 2600 Series are access points designed for medium to large sized enterprise deployments. The AIR-CAP2602E-A-K9 and AIR-CAP2602I-A-K9 are controller-based while the AIR-SAP2602E-A-K9 and AIR-SAP2602I-A-K9 are stand-alone access points by default. The Aironet 2602I has internal omnidirectional antennas and the Aironet 2602E has external antenna options. The Cisco Aironet 2600 supports the IEEE 802.11n standard with up to 450 Mbps of radio performance, 3×4 MIMO with three spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 copper port, (1x) console port, IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant, and CleanAir. The AIR-AP2802E-A-K9 and AIR-AP2802I-A-K9 are controller-based while the AIR-AP2802E-A-K9C and AIR-AP2802I-A-K9C are stand-alone access points (via Mobility Express) by default. The Aironet 2802I has internal omnidirectional antennas and the Aironet 2802E has external antenna options. The Cisco Aironet 2800 Series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 5.2 Gbps of radio performance, 4×4 SU-MIMO/MU-MIMO with three spatial streams, (2x) 10/100/1000 copper port, (1x) console port, and IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W) PoE+ power compliant. The controller-based and stand-alone software images are interchangeable on both series.

TIP: Unless the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard is required, recommend staying with the Aironet 2600 Series. Otherwise an Aironet 2700 series may be an alternative with IEEE 802.11ac Wave 1 standard support with up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance, 3×4 MIMO with three spatial streams, and CleanAir.


End of New Service Dates: December 29, 2017

AIR-CAP3602E-A-K9
AIR-CAP3602I-A-K9

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Aironet 3600 Series to the Aironet 3800 Series. The AIR-CAP3602E-A-K9 and AIR-CAP3602I-A-K9 are upgrading to the AIR-AP3802E-A-K9 and AIR-AP3802I-A-K9, respectively. The Aironet 3600 are access points designed for medium to large sized enterprise deployments. The AIR-CAP3602E-A-K9 and AIR-CAP3602I-A-K9 are controller-based by default. The Aironet 3602I has internal omnidirectional antennas and the Aironet 3602E has external antenna options. The Cisco Aironet 3600 supports the IEEE 802.11n standard with up to 450 Mbps of radio performance, 4×4 MIMO with three spatial streams, (1x) 10/100/1000 copper port, (1x) console port, IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W) PoE power compliant with no external module or IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W) PoE+ power compliant with module and both 2.4/5 Ghz radios enabled, and CleanAir. The AIR-AP3802E-A-K9 and AIR-AP3802I-A-K9 are controller-based while the AIR-AP3802E-A-K9C and AIR-AP3802I-A-K9C are stand-alone access points (via Mobility Express) by default. The Aironet 3802I has internal omnidirectional antennas and the Aironet 3802E has external antenna options. The Cisco Aironet 3800 Series supports the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with up to 5.2 Gbps of radio performance, 4×4 SU-MIMO/MU-MIMO with three spatial streams, (2x) 100/1000/2500/5000 Multigigabit copper ports, (1x) auxiliary port, (1x) console port, and IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W) PoE+ power compliant without module or UPoE (up to 60W) power compliant with module. The controller-based and stand-alone software images are interchangeable on both series.

TIP: Unless the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard is required, recommend staying with the Aironet 3600 Series. The Aironet 3600 Series may add an IEEE 802.11ac Wave 1 standard module (AIR-RM3000AC-A-K9) providing 3×3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance. This module would require IEEE 802.3at (30 W) PoE for compatibility. Otherwise an Aironet 3700 series may be an alternative with IEEE 802.11ac Wave 1 standard support with up to 1.3 Gbps of radio performance, 4×4 MIMO with three spatial streams, and CleanAir.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for December 29, 2017

AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9
AIR-CAP1602I-A-K9
AIR-SAP1602E-A-K9
AIR-SAP1602I-A-K9
AIR-CAP2602E-A-K9
AIR-CAP2602I-A-K9
AIR-SAP2602E-A-K9
AIR-SAP2602I-A-K9
AIR-CAP3602E-A-K9
AIR-CAP3602I-A-K9
CP-7962G 

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

November 2017

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

N5K-C5010P-BF
N5K-C5020P-BF

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Nexus 5000 series to the Nexus 5500 series. The N5K-C5010P-BF and N5K-C5020P-BF are migrating to the N5K-C5548UP-FA. The Nexus 5000 and 5500 series are powerful low-latency switches used for data center deployments. The N5K-C5010P-BF has (20x) line rate 1/10 Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)/SFP+ ports (FCoE support requires license), (1x) expansion module slot (options include: (6x) 1/10 Gbps FCoE/SFP+, (4x) 1/10 Gbps FCoE/SFP+ and (4x) 4/2/1 Gbps Fibre Channel, or (8x) 4/2/1 Gbps Fibre Channel port module, where FCoE and Fibre Channel support requires license), (1x) console port, (2x) cross-connect ports (disabled), (2x) management ports ((1x) enabled, MGMT 0), redundant AC power supplies with port-side exhaust, 3.36 MB of shared buffer, 1.66 GHz CPU, 2 GB of DRAM, 1 GB of flash, 500 Gbps of throughput, 3.2 microseconds of low latency, and Layer 2 features. The N5K-C5020P-BF has (40x) line rate 1/10 Gbps FCoE/SFP+ ports (FCoE support requires license), (2x) expansion module slots (options include: (6x) 1/10 Gbps FCoE/SFP+, (4x) 1/10 Gbps FCoE/SFP+ and (4x) 4/2/1 Gbps Fibre Channel, (8x) 4/2/1 Gbps Fibre Channel, or (6x) 8/4/2/1 Gbps Fibre Channel port module, where FCoE and Fibre Channel support requires license), (1x) console port, (2x) cross-connect ports (both disabled), and (2x) management ports ((1x) enabled, MGMT 0), redundant AC power supplies with port-side exhaust, 6.72 MB of shared buffer, 1.66 GHz CPU, 2 GB of DRAM, 1 GB of flash, 1.02 Tbps of throughput, and 3.2 microseconds of low latency, and Layer 2 features. The N5K-C5548UP-FA has (32x) 1/10 Gbps FCoE/SFP+ ports (FCoE support requires license), (1x) expansion module slot (options include: (16x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+, (8x) 8/4/2/1 Gbps Fibre Channel and (8x) 1/10 Gbps FCoE/SFP+, or (16x) 8/4/2/1 Gbps Fibre Channel and FCoE/SFP+ (unified) port module, where FCoE and Fibre Channel support requires license), (1x) console port, (2x) fabric interconnect ports, (1x) management port, redundant AC or DC power supplies with port-side intake or port-side exhaust (DC power only has port-side exhaust option), 30.72 MB of shared buffer (640 KB per port), 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU, 8 GB of DRAM, 2 GB of flash, 960 Gbps of throughput, and 2 microseconds of low latency, and basic Layer 3 feature support with Layer 3 module (N55-D160L3-V2). Full Layer 3 capability with Layer 3 module and Enterprise Services license (N55-LAN1K9). The Nexus 5500 series supports additional fabric extenders (FEXs) and models compared to the Nexus 5000 series.

TIP: The Nexus 5000 series storage licensing to enable FCoE and Fibre Channel ports may be difficult to source and not recommended. If AC or DC power supplies, AC port-side intake, higher performance, lower latency, higher shared buffer, additional FEXs support and scalability, additional port counts, FCoE and Fibre Channel ports, and.or Layer 3 features are required, then recommend the N5K-C5548UP-FA. If FCoE and Fibre Channel is not required, then a N5K-C5548P-FA may be an option. An Arista 7050SX-64 would be an alternative to the N5K-C5548UP-FA. Otherwise stick with the Nexus 5000 series switches.


End of New Service Dates: November 2, 2017

N2K-C2224TP-1GE
N2K-C2248TP-1GE

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N2K-C2224TP-1GE and N2K-C2248TP-1GE to the N2K-C2248TP-E. The Nexus 2000 series Fabric Extenders (FEXs) may be implemented as data center top-of-rack (ToR) and end-of-row (EoR) switches. The Nexus 2000 series switches require a Cisco Nexus parent switch (e.g. Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 series switches, pending compatibility) to connect with when deployed, essentially extending the parent Cisco Nexus switch fabric. The N2K-C2224TP-1GE has (24x) 1.2:1 oversubscribed/saturated 100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (2x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) HDMI console/management port, redundant AC power supplies with port-side exhaust (N2K-C2224TP has choice of airflow and AC/DC power supplies), 8 MB of shared buffer, and Layer 3 features. The N2K-C2248TP-1GE has (48x) 1.2:1 oversubscribed/saturated 100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (4x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) HDMI console/management port, redundant AC power supplies with port-side exhaust (N2K-C2248TP has choice of airflow and AC/DC power supplies), 8 MB of shared buffer, and Layer 3 features. The N2K-C2248TP-E has (48x) 1.2:1 oversubscribed/saturated 100/1000 Mbps copper ports, (4x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) HDMI console/management port, redundant AC/DC power supplies with choice of airflow, 32 MB of shared buffer, and Layer 3 features.

TIP: Unless the 32 MB of shared buffer is required for large-volume databases, distributed storage, and/or video editing, then recommend staying with the N2K-C2224TP-1GE and N2K-C2248TP-1GE.


End of New Service Dates: November 2, 2017

N2K-C2232TM-10GE

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N2K-C2232TM-10GE to the N2K-C2232TM-E. The Nexus 2000 series Fabric Extenders (FEXs) may be implemented as data center top-of-rack (ToR) and end-of-row (EoR) switches. The Nexus 2000 series switches require a Cisco Nexus parent switch (e.g. Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 series switches, pending compatibility) to connect with when deployed, essentially extending the parent Cisco Nexus switch fabric. The N2K-C2232TM-10GE has (32x) 4:1 oversubscribed/saturated 1/10 Gbps copper ports, (8x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) HDMI console/management port, redundant AC power supplies with port-side exhaust (N2K-C2232TM has choice of airflow and AC/DC power supplies, DC power only has port-side exhaust option), 8 MB of shared buffer, and Layer 3 features. The N2K-C2232TM-E has (32x) 4:1 oversubscribed/saturated 1/10 Gbps copper ports, (8x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) HDMI console/management port, redundant AC/DC power supplies with choice of airflow (DC power only has port-side exhaust option), 8 MB of shared buffer, FCoE support, and Layer 3 features.

TIP: Unless FCoE support is required, recommend the N2K-C2232TM-10GE.


End of New Service Dates: November 2, 2017

N2K-C2248PQ-10GE

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the N2K-C2248PQ-10GE to the N2K-C2348UPQ. The Nexus 2000 series Fabric Extenders (FEXs) may be implemented as data center top-of-rack (ToR) and end-of-row (EoR) switches. The Nexus 2000 series switches require a Cisco Nexus parent switch (e.g. Nexus 5000, 6000, 7000, or 9000 series switches, pending compatibility) to connect with when deployed, essentially extending the parent Cisco Nexus switch fabric. The N2K-C2248PQ-10GE has (48x) 3:1 oversubscribed/saturated 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (4x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports, (1x) HDMI console/management port, redundant AC/DC power supplies with choice of airflow, 32 MB (network to host) and 8 MB (host to network) of shared buffer, FCoE support, and Layer 3 features. The N2K-C2348UPQ has (48x) 2:1 oversubscribed/saturated 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (6x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports, (1x) HDMI console/management port, redundant AC/DC power supplies with choice of airflow, 32 MB of shared buffer, FCoE support (pending compatible parent switch), and Layer 3 features.

TIP: Unless the 2:1 oversubscribed/saturated ports is required, recommend the N2K-C2248PQ-10GE.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for November 1,  2017

CP-7915
CP-7942G
CP-7962G 

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for November 2,  2017

N2K-C2248TP-1GE
N2K-C2224TP-1GE
N2K-C2248PQ-10GE
N2K-C2232TM-10GE

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

October 2017

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

WS-X4516-10GE

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X4516-10GE to the WS-X45-SUP8-E. The WS-X4516-10GE and WS-X45-SUP8-E are supervisor engines that are installed in the Catalyst 4500 series (not compatible with the WS-X45-SUP8E) and 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-X4516-10GE has (2x) 10 Gbps X2 fiber ports, (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 512 MB of DRAM, up to 128 MB of flash (64 MB is default), up to 102 Mpps of throughput, up to 6 Gbps of switching capacity per slot, and a 800 MHz CPU. The WS-X4516-10GE is capable of 128,000 IPv4 entries, 1000 IPv6 entries, and 85,000 NetFlow entries. The WS-X45-SUP8-E has (8x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management 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 2.0 GHz quad-core CPU. The WS-X45-SUP8-E is capable of 256,000 IPv4 entries, 128,000 IPv6 entries, and 128,000 Flexible NetFlow entries. The WS-X45-SUP8-E supports newer features (e.g. Flexible NetFlow, MACsec/TrustSec) and line cards.

TIP: Upgrading directly to the WS-X45-SUP8-E may be overkill. Instead the WS-X45-SUP6L-E, WS-X45-SUP6-E, WS-X45-SUP7L-E, or WS-X45-SUP7-E may be a better option depending on requirements. The WS-X45-SUP6L-E has (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 512 MB of DRAM (upgradeable to 1 GB), and 128 MB of flash (upgradeable to 256 MB), up to 225 Mpps for IPv4, up to 110 Mpps for IPv6, up to 24 Gbps of switching capacity per slot, and a 1.0 GHz CPU. The WS-X45-SUP6L-E is capable of 57,000 IPv4 entries, 30,000 IPv6 entries, and no NetFlow entries. The WS-X45-SUP6-E has (2x) 10 Gbps X2 ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 512 MB of DRAM (upgradeable to 1 GB), and 128 MB of flash (upgradeable to 256 MB), up to 250 Mpps for IPv4, up to 125 Mpps for IPv6, up to 24 Gbps of switching capacity per slot, and a 1.3 GHz CPU. The WS-X45-SUP6-E is capable of 256,000 IPv4 entries, 128,000 IPv6 entries, and no NetFlow entries. The WS-X45-SUP7L-E has (2x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports or (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, 2 GB of DRAM (upgradeable to 4 GB), and 1 GB of flash (upgradeable to 2 GB), up to 225 Mpps for IPv4, up to 110 Mpps for IPv6, up to 48 Gbps of switching capacity per slot, and a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU. The WS-X45-SUP7L-E is capable of 64,000 IPv4 entries, 32,000 IPv6 entries, and 128,000 Flexible NetFlow entries. The WS-X45-SUP7-E has (2x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports or (4x) 1 Gbps SFP ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management 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 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU. The WS-X45-SUP7-E is capable of 256,000 IPv4 entries, 128,000 IPv6 entries, and 128,000 Flexible NetFlow entries. The supervisor engine 7L-E, 7-E, 8L-E, and 8-E require the newer Catalyst 4500-E switch series for support. The supervisor engines 6L-E and 6-E supports most of the WS-X46xx line cards, while the supervisor engine 7L-E, 7-E, 8L-E, and 8-E support all WS-X46xx and WS-X47xx line cards.


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

WS-X4548-GB-RJ45
WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 and WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V to the WS-X4748-RJ45-E and WS-X4748-RJ45V+E line cards, respectively. The WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 and WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V are installed in the Catalyst 4500 or 4500-E series switches while the WS-X4748-RJ45-E and WS-X4748-RJ45V+E are only installed in the Catalyst 4500-E series switches with compatible supervisor engines. The WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 and WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V have (48x) 8 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports. The WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V supports the IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W per port) PoE standard. The WS-X4748-RJ45-E and WS-X4748-RJ45V+E have (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports, jumbo frames support, and MACsec/TrustSec support. The WS-X4748-RJ45V+E supports the IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W per port) PoE+ standard.

TIP: If line rate performance, jumbo frames, MACsec/TrustSec, and/or IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standard are required, then recommend the WS-X4748-RJ45-E or WS-X4748-RJ45V+E (supports IEEE 802.3at PoE+). If 2 to 1 oversubscribed performance, jumbo frames, and/or IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standard are required, then recommend the WS-X4648-RJ45-E or WS-X4648-RJ45V+E (supports IEEE 802.3at PoE+ for 24 ports and IEEE 802.3af PoE for 48 ports). If 2 to 1 oversubscribed performance, jumbo frames, and/or IEEE 802.3af PoE standard are required, then recommend the WS-X4648-RJ45V-E (supports IEEE 802.3af PoE for 48 ports). Otherwise stick with the WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 and WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V.


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

WS-X4648-RJ45V-E

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-X4648-RJ45V-E to the WS-X4748-UPOE+E. Both line cards are compatible with the Catalyst 4500-E series switches and the WS-X4648-RJ45V-E may be installed in the Catalyst 4500 series switches with a compatible supervisor engine. The WS-X4648-RJ45V-E has (48x) 2 to 1 oversubscribed 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3af (up to 15.4W per port) copper ports and jumbo frames support. The WS-X4748-UPOE+E has (48x) line rate 10/100/1000 Mbps UPoE (up to 60W for 24 ports or up to 30W per port) copper ports, jumbo frames support, and MACsec/TrustSec support.

TIP: If line rate performance, jumbo frames support, MACsec/TrustSec support, and/or UPoE for 24 ports are required, then recommend the WS-X4748-UPOE+E. If line rate performance, jumbo frames support, MACsec/TrustSec support, and/or IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standard are required, then recommend the WS-X4748-RJ45V+E. Otherwise stick with the WS-X4648-RJ45V-E.


End of New Service Dates: October 30, 2017

WS-C4900M

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Cisco Catalyst 4500-X series. The WS-C4900M and Catalyst 4500-X series are designed for data center network top-of-rack switching and midmarket collapsed core and aggregation layer deployments. The WS-C4900M has (8x) fixed 10 Gbps X2 ports, (1x) console port, (1x) management port, redundant power supplies, and two expansion modules that may scale with the following mixture of modules: WS-X4920-GB-RJ45 ((20x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports), WS-X4908-10G-RJ45 ((8x) 2 to 1 oversubscribed 10 Gbps copper ports when fully populated), WS-X4904-10GE ((4x) line rate 10 Gbps X2 ports) , or WS-X4908-10GE ((8x) 2 to 1 oversubscribed 10 Gbps X2 ports when fully populated). The Catalyst 4900M supports up to 250 Mpps for IPv4, up to 125 Mpps for IPv6, a 1.3 GHz CPU, 17.5 MB of shared buffer, and 55,000 MAC addresses. The Catalyst 4500-X series has a minimum of (16x) line rate 100 Mbps /1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports and may scale up to (40x) line rate 100 Mbps /1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, (1x) console port, and (1x) management port. The Catalyst 4500-X supports up to 250 Mpps for IPv4, up to 125 Mpps for IPv6, a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, 32 MB of shared buffer, redundant power supplies, and 55,000 MAC entries. Some new features supported by the Catalyst 4500-X are Flexible NetFlow, front-to-back airflow, back-to-front airflow, and MACsec/TrustSec.

TIP: Unless more than (16x) line rate 10 Gbps fiber ports are required, recommend going with a Catalyst 3850, Catalyst 4500-X, Nexus 3000, Nexus 3100, or Nexus 5000. If more than (8x) line rate 10 Gbps copper ports are required, recommend going with a Nexus 3000, Nexus 3100, or Catalyst 3850 Multigigabit model. Otherwise stick with the Catalyst 4900M.


End of New Service Dates: October 30, 2017

WS-X4904-10GE
WS-X4908-10GE

Impact: There is no direct replacement, instead Cisco recommends migrating to a Catalyst 4500-X. The WS-X4904-10GE and WS-X4908-10GE are modules installed in the Catalyst 4900M. The WS-X4904-10GE and WS-X4908-10GE provides (4x) line rate 10 Gbps X2 ports and (8x) 2 to 1 oversubscribed 10 Gbps X2 ports, respectively. The Catalyst 4500-X series has a minimum of (16x) line rate 100 Mbps /1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports and may scale up to (40x) line rate 100 Mbps /1/10 Gbps 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.


End of New Service Dates: October 30, 2017

WS-X4908-10G-RJ45

Impact: There is no direct replacement, instead Cisco recommends migrating to a Catalyst 3850 Multigigabit model. The WS-X4908-10G-RJ45 is a modular card for the Catalyst 4900M that provides (8x) 2 to 1 oversubscribed 1/10 Gbps copper ports. The Catalyst 3850 Multigigabit models support (12x) or (24x) 100 Mbps /1/2.5/5/10 Gbps Multigigabit copper ports.

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


End of New Service Dates: October 30, 2017

WS-X4920-GB-RJ45

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 Mbps copper ports. The Catalyst 3850 may support up to (8x) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports and (48x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper ports.

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


End of New Service October 30, 2017

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

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3560-X series to the Catalyst 3650 series. Both switch series are designed to be enterprise level access switches. 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) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, while the Catalyst 3650 supports up to (2x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports. The Catalyst 3650 supports stacking with 160 Gbps 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 wireless 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). The Catalyst 3650 supports UPoE (up to 60W per port), while the Catalyst 3560-X does not.

TIP: If more than (2x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, MACsec encryption/Flexible NetFlow is required on each port, UPoE support, 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 (64 Gbps of stacking throughput) or a Catalyst 3650 (160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth) may be an option. Otherwise recommend the Catalyst 3560-X.


End of New Service October 30, 2017

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

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Catalyst 3850 series. Both switch series are designed to be enterprise level access switches. 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) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, while the Catalyst 3850 supports up to (2x) 40 Gbps QSFP+ ports. The Catalyst 3850 supports stacking with 480 Gbps of throughput and an integrated wireless controller capable of supporting 100 APs while the Catalyst 3750-X supports stacking with 64 Gbps 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) 1/10 Gbps 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 64 Gbps of stacking throughput is required, recommend a Catalyst 3650 (160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth) or a 3850 (480 Gbps of stacking bandwidth). Otherwise recommend the Catalyst 3750-X.


End of New Service Dates: October 30, 2017

C3KX-NM-1G
C3KX-NM-10G
C3KX-NM-10GT
C3KX-SM-10G

Impact: No direct replacement, instead Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3560-X and 3750-X series uplink modules 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 NetFlow 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 10 Gbps copper uplinks are required, recommend sticking with the Catalyst 3560-X/3750-X. Otherwise a Catalyst 4900M with WS-X4908-10G-RJ45 modules, a Multigigabit Catalyst 3650, Nexus 3000/3100/9000 series, or an Arista 7050TX series may be an alternative.


End of New Service Dates: October 30, 2017

WS-C2960CG-8TC-L

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the WS-C2960CG-8TC-L to the WS-C2960CX-8TC-L. The WS-C2960CG-8TC-L supports (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper and (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 1 Gbps SFP dual-purpose ports while the WS-C2960CX-8TC-L supports (10x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper and (2x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports. The WS-C2960CX-8TC-L 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.


End of New Service Dates: October 30, 2017

WS-C3560C-8PC-S
WS-C3560C-12PC-S
WS-C3560CG-8TC-S
WS-C3560CG-8PC-S

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the Catalyst 3560-C series to the Catalyst 3560-CX series. The WS-C3560C-8PC-S and WS-C3560CG-8PC-S are being replaced by the WS-C3560CX-8PC-S. The WS-C3560C-12PC-S and WS-C3560CG-8TC-S are being replaced by the WS-C3560CX-12PC-S and WS-C3560CX-8TC-S, respectively. The WS-C3560C-8PC-S has (8x) 10/100 Mbps IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W for 4 ports or up to 15.4W for 8 ports) PoE+ and (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps or 100/1000 Mbps SFP dual-purpose ports and the WS-C3560CG-8PC-S has (8x) 10/100/1000 IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W for 4 ports or up to 15.4W for 8 ports) PoE+ and (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps or 100/1000 Mbps SFP dual-purpose ports while the WS-C3560CX-8PC-S supports (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W per port) PoE+, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, and (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports. The WS-C3560C-12PC-S has (12x) 10/100 Mbps IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W for 4 ports or up to 15.4W for 8 ports) PoE+ and (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps or 100/1000 Mbps SFP dual-purpose ports while the WS-C3560CX-12PC-S has (12x) 10/100/1000 Mbps IEEE 802.3at (up to 30W for 8 ports or up to 15.4W for 12 ports) PoE+, (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper, and (2x) 1 Gbps SFP ports. The WS-C3560CG-8TC-S has (8x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper and (2x) 10/100/1000 Mbps copper or 100/1000 Mbps SFP dual-purpose ports while the WS-C3560CX-8TC-S has (10x) 10/100/1000 copper and (2x) 1 Gbps SFP 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.


End of New Service Dates: October 30, 2017

N7K-M132XP-12L
N7K-M148GS-11L
N7K-M148GT-11L

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the Nexus 7000 M2-Series, F2E (copper version), and F3 Series modules. The N7K-M132XP-12L may be substituted with a N7K-F348XP-25. The N7K-M132XP-12L has (32x) 4 to 1 oversubscribed/saturated 10 Gbps SFP+ ports and the N7K-F348XP-25 has (48x) line rate 1/10 Gbps SFP+ ports, L3 over vPC, vPC+, FabricPath, VXLAN, DFA, FCoE, and requires a SUP2/2E (features require appropriate licensing and a minimum software version for support). The N7K-M148GS-11L has (48x) 1 Gbps SFP ports and may be substituted with a N7K-F348XP-25 which supports (48x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports, L3 over vPC, vPC+, Fabricpath, VXLAN, DFA, and FCoE with a SUP2/2E (features require appropriate licensing and a minimum software version for support). The N7K-M148GT-11L has (48x) 10/100/1000 Mbps ports and may be substituted with a N7K-F248XT-25E which supports (48x) 1/10 Gbps copper ports, L3 over vPC, vPC+, Fabricpath, VXLAN, DFA, and FCoE with a SUP2/2E (features require appropriate licensing and a minimum software version for support).

TIP: Unless the 10 Gbps port speeds, L2/L3 advanced features, or FCoE for the applicable module are required, recommend staying with the legacy modules.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for October 15,  2017

CP-7925G-A-K9
CP-7925G-EX-K9 

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates for October 30,  2017

WS-C4900M
WS-X4908-10GE
WS-X4904-10GE
WS-X4908-10G-RJ45
WS-X4920-GB-RJ45
WS-C3560X-48T-L
WS-C3560X-48T-S
WS-C3560X-48P-L
WS-C3560X-48P-S
WS-C3560X-48PF-S
WS-C3750X-48T-L
WS-C3750X-48T-S
WS-C3750X-48P-L
WS-C3750X-48P-S
WS-C3750X-48PF-L
WS-C3750X-48PF-S
WS-C3750X-24S-S
C3KX-NM-1G
C3KX-NM-10G
C3KX-NM-10GT
C3KX-SM-10G
WS-C2960CG-8TC-L
WS-C3560C-8PC-S
WS-C3560C-12PC-S
WS-C3560CG-8TC-S
WS-C3560CG-8PC-S
N7K-M132XP-12L
N7K-M148GS-11L
N7K-M148GT-11L 

September 2017

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

CISCO7204VXR
CISCO7206VXR

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating to the ASR 1000 series routers. Both routers are great for an enterprise WAN edge and service provider deployments. The CISCO7204VXR and CISCO7206VXR are migrating to an ASR1001-X or ASR1002-X. The CISCO7204VXR has four slots for port adapters, one slot for an input/output (I/O) controller, and one slot (located on the rear side) for a network processing engine (NPE). The CISCO7206VXR has six slots for port adapters, one slot for an I/O controller, and one slot (located on the rear side) for a NPE. The I/O controller slot may use a Port Adapter Jacket Card (C7200-JC-PA) to increase the port adapter slot count by one, requires an NPE-G1 or NPE-G2 for compatibility. The port adapters are used to provide a variety of interface types depending on deployment. The I/O controllers provide an auxiliary port, console port, environmental monitoring, fixed flash memory, two PCMCIA flash memory card slots, and may have a few Ethernet ports. The NPE maintains and executes the system management functions for the routers and shares the system memory and environmental monitoring functions with the I/O controller. The compatible NPE options are the NPE-225 (up to 115 Mbps with a 262 MHz CPU), NPE-400 (Up to 205 Mbps with a 350 MHz CPU), NPE-G1 (up to 512 Mbps with a 700 MHz CPU), and NPE-G2 (up to 665 Mbps with a 1.67 GHz CPU). The ASR1001-X has (6x) 100/1000 Mbps SFP ports, (2x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports (requires license to activate each port), and (1x) Shared Port Adapter (SPA) slot. The ASR1002-X has (6x) 1 Gbps SFP ports and (3x) SPA slots. The SPA slots may be used to install a variety of interface types depending on deployment. The ASR1001-X supports up to 2.5 Gbps of throughput by default and may be upgraded up to 5, 10, or 20 Gbps of throughput with a performance license. The 20 Gbps performance license enables the (2x) 10 Gbps SFP+ ports without additional licensing. The ASR1002-X supports up to 5 Gbps of throughput by default and may be upgraded up to 10, 20, or 36 Gbps of throughput with a performance license.

TIP: Unless the higher throughput ranges, new features/protocols, new SPA cards, and/or 10 Gbps ports are required, recommend the Cisco 7200VXR routers. The ASR1001 and ASR1002 are a generation back from the -X versions and may be an alternative upgrade.


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

NPE-G2

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the NPE-G2 to the ASR 1000 series routers. The NPE-G2 maintains and executes the system management functions for the Cisco 7200VXR routers and also holds the system memory and environmental monitoring functions. The NPE-G2 has (3x) dual-purpose 100/1000 Mbps copper or SFP ports, (1x) console port, (1x) auxiliary port, (1x) 100 Mbps management port, up to 2 GB of DRAM (1 GB is default), and up to 665 Mbps of throughput with a 1.67 GHz CPU. The NPE-G2 eliminates the need for an I/O controller. The ASR 1000 series routers provide higher chassis port densities, 10 Gbps port speeds, greater throughput performance (up to 200 Gbps), and new features/protocols.

TIP: Unless the higher chassis port densities, 10 Gbps port speeds, greater throughput performance, and/or new features/protocols are require, recommend the NPE-G2 and the Cisco 7200VXR routers. The ASR1001 and ASR1002 are a generation back from the -X versions and may be an alternative upgrade.


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

C7200-VSA

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the C7200-VSA to the ASR 1000 series routers. The C7200-VSA is a VPN Service Adapter (VSA) that provides high-performance encryption and key-generation services for IP Security (IPsec) VPN applications. The C7200-VSA is installed in the I/O controller slot on the Cisco 7200 series routers, requires an NPE-G2 for compatibility. The C7200-VSA supports up to 960 Mbps of throughput (with 1400 byte packets) and up to 5000 IPsec tunnels. The ASR 1000 series has embedded hardware-based encryption starting up to 4 Gbps of throughput with an ASR1002-X to up to 78 Gbps of throughput with an ASR1000-ESP200 and up to 8000 IPsec tunnels.

TIP: If a higher encrypted throughput and/or IPsec tunnels are required, recommend the ASR 1000 series router. Otherwise recommend the C7200-VSA. The ASR1001 and ASR1002 are a generation back from the -X versions and may be an alternative upgrade.


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

PA-MC-8TE1+

Impact: Cisco recommends migrating from the PA-MC-8TE1+ to the ASR 1000 series routers. The PA-MC-8TE1+ port adapter supports (8x) T1 or E1 PRI RJ48c ports and is installed within a Cisco 7200 with an NPE-225/400/G1/G2, 7301, 7304, 7500, or 7600 router. The SPA-8XCHT1/E1-V2 Shared Port Adapter (SPA) version 2 in an ASR 1000 series router would be the migration path. The SPA-8XCHT1/E1-V2 supports (8x) T1 or E1 PRI RJ45 ports and is installed within a Cisco 7600, XR 12000, ASR 1000, or ASR 9000 series router. Both adapters are used for service providers and large enterprises that want to cost-effectively deploy high-density terminations for multiple remote sites.

TIP: Unless the ASR 1000 series router performance and/or the new features are required, recommend the PA-MC-8TE1+ with a compatible router. The ASR1001 and ASR1002 are a generation back from the -X versions and may be an alternative upgrade.

August 2017

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

WS-C6513

Impact: Cisco is migrating from the WS-C6513 to the WS-C6513-E. The WS-C6513-E has 13 slots with 80 Gbps of bandwidth per slot and delivers up to 2 Tbps of system bandwidth. The WS-C6513 has 13 slots with 32 Gbps of shared bus bandwidth and delivers up to 256 Gbps of system bandwidth. The Catalyst 6513-E is capable of supporting the Supervisor Engine 2T and 6T with the recent 6800, 6900, and C6800 series line cards, while the Catalyst 6513 does not.

TIP: If additional performance, supervisor engines 2T or 6T, and/or recent 6800, 6900, and C6800 series line cards are required, then recommend the Catalyst 6513-E. Otherwise stay with the Catalyst 6513.

July 2017

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

HWIC-1GE-SFP

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.


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

HWIC-1FE

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.


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

HWIC-4ESW

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.


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

HWIC-D-9ESW

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.


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

WS-X6148A-GE-45AF

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.


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

WS-X6148-21AF

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.


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

WS-X6148-RJ-21

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.


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

WS-X6548-GE-45AF

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.


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

WS-X6548-GE-TX

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.


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

WS-X6516A-GBIC

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.


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

WS-X6524-100FX-MM

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.


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

WS-C2960G-24TC-L
WS-C2960G-48TC-L

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.


End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

CISCO7606-S
CISCO7609-S

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.


End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

RSP720-3C-GE
RSP720-3CXL-GE 

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.


End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

RSP720-3CXL-10GE

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.


End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

7600-SIP-400

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.

End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

7600-ES+20G3C

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.


End of New Service Dates: July 24, 2017

76-ES+T-40G

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

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

HWIC-1ADSL

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.


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

CISCO877-M-K9 

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

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

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

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.


End of New Service Dates: May 1, 2017

AIR-CAP3502P-A-K9

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, 2×3 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, 4×4 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 3×3 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.


End of New Service Dates: May 14, 2017

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

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.


End of New Service Dates: May 14, 2017

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

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.


End of New Service Dates: May 14, 2017

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

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.


End of New Service Dates: May 14, 2017

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

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.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: May 1, 2017

AIR-CAP3502P-A-K9 

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: May 14, 2017

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 

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

April 2017

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

WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

ASR1001

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

ASR1002

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

ASR1000-ESP5
ASR1000-ESP10

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

ASR1000-RP1

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 29, 2017

ASR1000-SIP10

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

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

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

WS-X6748-GE-TX

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

WS-X6748-SFP

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

WS-X6816-10T-2T

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

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

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.


End of New Service Dates: April 30, 2017

WS-X6904-40G-2T

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.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: April 29, 2017

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

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: April 30, 2017

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

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

March 2017

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

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

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.


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

AIR-LAP1522AG-E-K9

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 4×4 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 4×4 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 2×3 MIMO with two spatial streams may be an alternative.


End of New Service Dates: March 31, 2017

AIR-CAP3502E-A-K9

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, 2×3 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, 4×4 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 3×3 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, 4×4 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 3×3 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.


End of New Service Dates: March 10, 2017

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

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.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates:March 31, 2017

AIR-CAP3502E-A-K9

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: March 10, 2017

SM-SRE-710-K9
SM-SRE-910-K9   

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

February 2017

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

NPE-G1

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.


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

CP-7911G

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.


End of New Service Dates: February 1, 2017

N7K-F248XP-25

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.


End of SW Maintenance Release (EoSMR) Dates: February 1, 2017

N7K-F248XP-25

Cisco stops issuing any additional IOS updates for the unit.

January 2017

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

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

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 2×3 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 4×4 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 3×4 MIMO with three spatial streams.

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