Is this the reason for the 4908 and 2980 still being around then, I am surprised Cisco still offer these switches in light of the 2940,2950,2970,3550,3750 ranges. Which other switches were part of the Granite acquisition?
Do you mean the 4912G and 2980G-A? I guess they're still here because lots of enterprise customers bought them (still buys them), and they're the only pizza boxes that still does CatOS. Other than the CLI, I can't think of any reason why people would prefer them over the newer switches.
No actual switches were part of the Granite acquisition, just technology. The K1 chipset was the primary thing that came out of that, and it was used in the Catalyst 4000 Sup1 and Sup2, 2948G, 2980G.
The 4908G-L3 (and 2948G-L3) are completely different boxes, built on the 8500 CSR technology. Oh, and they've been announced end-of-sale/end-of-life, just like the rest of the CSR-based products.
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