Cisco Catalyst 2960 8-Port and 12-Port End Of Sale and End Of Life

Updated:Jan 28, 2013

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Catalyst 2960 and 3560 8-Port and 12-Port Switches. The last day to order the affected product(s) is July 29, 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 under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

One month after the end-of-life announcement, the price of the switches listed in this announcement may increase in order to accommodate the fluctuating component costs for those products.

End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 2960 and 3560 8-Port and 12-Port Switches





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.

January 28, 2013

End-of-Sale Date

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

July 29, 2013

Last Ship Date:

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

October 27, 2013

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:

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.

July 29, 2014

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:

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

July 29, 2014

End of New Service Attachment Date:

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.

July 29, 2014

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:

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

October 24, 2017

Last Date of Support:

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

July 31, 2018

Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement


End-of-Sale Product
Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information


Catalyst 2960 8 10/100 + 1 T/SFP LAN Base Image


Catalyst 2960C Switch 8 FE, 2 x Dual Uplink, Lan Base



Catalyst 2960 8 10/100 + 1 T/SFP LAN Lite Image


Catalyst 2960C Switch 8 FE, 2 x Dual Uplink, Lan Lite



Catalyst 2960 7 10/100/1000 + 1 T/SFP LAN Base


Catalyst 2960C Switch 8 GE, 2 x Dual Uplink, LAN Base



Catalyst 2960 Powered Device 8 10/100 + 1 1000BT LAN Base


Catalyst 2960C PD Switch 8 FE, 2 x 1G, LAN Base



Catalyst 3560 Compact 12 10/100 PoE + 1 T/SFP; IP Base Image


Catalyst 3560C Switch 12 FE PoE, 2 x Dual Uplink, IP Base



Catalyst 3560 Compact 8 10/100 PoE + 1 T/SFP; IP Base Image


Catalyst 3560C Switch 8 FE PoE, 2 x Dual Uplink, IP Base