4500 series, due for replacement?

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Mar 20th, 2008
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I have been warned that before we buy several 4500 to enquire about the 4500 being due for replacement as it is now old.

Does anyone know if there is any truth in this?

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Jon Marshall Thu, 03/20/2008 - 07:25
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We have looked into this as well as we are looking to replace some of our rather old 4006 switches.

Cisco have not EoS/EoL notices on the 4500's other than the ones in this link.


With the introduction of the 4500E chassis and SupVI it does look as though this switch has some life left in it yet but there are no guarantees unfortunately.

As for age, well the 6500 has been around a while as well but no one seems to think that is going to be replaced any time soon.



As Jon indicated there's no EoS/EoL for the "legacy" 4500 series chassis but I suspect that the notices are right around the corner. However, unless it's cost prohibitive I wouldn't buy into the legacy product line. Same goes with the 3[67]50 and the 3[67]50-E series switches. New hotness is where i'ts at :-)


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