End-of-Life Dates of Cisco Routers and Switches

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Jun 2nd, 2008


I know this is not the right spot to post this question but I'm kinda in a hurry. Do you have any list of Cisco routers and switches' EOL? I will be needing the exact dates so we can project our budget for next year's upgrade. Thanks.


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Sushil Kumar Katre Mon, 06/02/2008 - 04:02

Hi John,

You won't get the dates for ALL the devices in a single doc.

Table 1. in the mentioned link states the EOS/EOL dates for Cisco 3700 routers. You can see the affected part number later in the doc.

End-of-Life Announcement Date - 27-MAR-2006

End-of-Sale Date - 27-MAR-2007

Last Date of Support - 25-MAR-2012

Let me know if I haven't understood your point correctly.

-> Sushil

John Patrick Lopez Mon, 06/02/2008 - 07:03

Yes that's what I'm looking for. However, I do not understand the meaning of EOL Announcement Date. As you can see, the EOS is way after the EOL. I think it should be the other way around. Do you have any idea?


paul.matthews Mon, 06/02/2008 - 07:54

The EoL announce date is the date the end of life was announced, you will then typically have six months if you want to stock up on a product before it goes EoS (End Of Sale) then there will be a number of dates where differing thinggs happen - end of rouyting fail analysys etc, right the way to the real end of life (typically 5 years) where you willl no longer be able to get spares out of Cisco.


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