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Cisco announces end-of-life (EoL), end-of-new-service (EoNS) and end-of-sale (EoS) products frequently. In an effort to keep our customers abreast of product lifecycle announcements—especially those that impact them the most significantly—we will regularly make updates to these pages with announcements around popular products.

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

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

DECEMBER, 2015

December 2015

ATA187-I1-A

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

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

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

End of SW Maintenance Release Date: December 31, 2015

NOVEMBER, 2015

November 2015

VIC-4FXS/DID

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER, 2015

October 2015

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

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

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

September 2015

NPE-400

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

12000‑SIP‑401
12000-SIP-501

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

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

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

WS‑S32‑10GE‑PISA
W‑S32‑GE‑PISA

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

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

AIM-CUE

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

ATA186-I1-A
ATA186-I2-A

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

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

JULY - AUGUST, 2015

August 2015


WS‑X6066‑SLB‑APC
WS‑X6066‑SLB‑S‑K9

Last Date of Support: August 31, 2015

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

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

July 2015


CISCO‑881‑SEC‑K9

End of New Service Date: July 3, 2015

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



CISCO886VA‑SEC‑K9
CISCO887VA‑SEC‑K9

End of New Service Date: July 3, 2015

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



CISCO892F‑K9

End of New Service Date: July 3, 2015

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



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

End of New Service Date: July 30, 2015

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



CP-7906G

Last Date of Support: July 22, 2015

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


CP-7940G
CP-7960G

Last Date of Support: July 22, 2015

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



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

 

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

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

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


CISCO871-K9
CISCO871W‑G‑A‑K9

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

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

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

CP-7936

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

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


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

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

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

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


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

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

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

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


CISCO7304

Last Date of Support: July 31, 2015

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

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

MAY - JUNE, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Date of Support: VG248, VG248-RACK

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

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

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

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

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

End of New Service: SPA-8XCHT1/E1

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

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

End of New Service: HWIC-1T1/E1

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH - APRIL, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[EoNS] NM-1T3/E3

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

FEBRUARY, 2015

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

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

JANUARY, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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