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Product End-of-Life Notice

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the
Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis
EOL8168—Amended

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Select Cisco Catalyst
4500E Series Chassis. The last day to order the affected product(s) is April 16, 2013.
Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the
Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin.
Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected
product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For
customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be
available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last
Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Six months after the end-of-life announcement, the price of the Cisco 4500E Series Chassis listed in this
announcement may increase 15 percent in order to accommodate the fluctuating component costs for these
products. The replacement chassis are better than the end-of-sale products, and their prices are equivalent
or lower.
Table 1.

End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Select Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Chassis

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life
Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is
distributed to the general public.

April 16, 2012

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no April 16, 2013
longer for sale after this date.

Last Ship Date:
HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers.
Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

July 15, 2013

End of SW Maintenance
Releases Date:
HW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or
bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test
the product software.

April 15, 2016

End of Routine Failure
Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of
hardware product failure or defect.

April 16, 2014

End of New Service
Attachment Date:
HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the
last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software
to an existing service-and-support contract.

April 16, 2014

End of Service Contract
Renewal Date:
HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

July 15, 2017

Last Date of Support:
HW

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support
services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

April 30, 2018

HW = Hardware

OS SW = Operating System Software

© 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public.

App. SW = Application Software

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