News – Cisco Announces EOL Schedule for 6500s

This is a surprise, but Cisco has announced the end of life of the 6500 switches that we all know and love.  Usually Cisco gives a platform a few more years after they decide to retire it, but the schedule only gives the 6500s one more year of service.  I’m sure this goes back the success and recent expansion of the Nexus line of switches.

Here’s the lowdown from Cisco.

End of Sale – September 30, 2011
Last Ship Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects Date –  October 30, 2011
End of Routine Failure Analysis – November 31, 2011
End of Service Contract Date – January 31, 2012
End of Support – April 1, 2012

That’s a very aggressive schedule and doesn’t really make very much sense.  They just announced an ASA Service Module for it, so I’m really not sure what this is all about.  I hope details will become more apparent in the press release to be published tomorrow.

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Aaron Conaway

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7 comments for “News – Cisco Announces EOL Schedule for 6500s

  1. Joseph Jenkins
    March 31, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    You realize it’s still 3/31/11….

  2. Den V B.
    March 31, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    nice try=)

  3. Alex S
    April 1, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Dang, I should not had given away old 6500s with Sup1a, could sell spare parts on e-bay after some time to make a fortune :-/

  4. Thomas Whittle
    April 1, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Dang that’s the 2nd April fool I’ve fallen for so far today! First Stretch’s and now yours. I was franticly looking through the EOS notices. Agh Well done!

    I’m going to add an extra note on the bottom of this because I don’t think I’ve said it before. You run a great Blog btw! One of the ones I check every day for updates, keep up the great work 🙂


  5. Keith Miller
    April 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Good one Aaron, had me going for a second.

  6. Yasir
    April 20, 2011 at 8:42 am

    This means cisoc wants to promote NEXUS and without closing 6500 with VSS they cannot achieve. which I believe is a wrong step as NEXUS is not so far stabilized

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