EOL Cisco Switch WS-C2960S-48FPS-L Replaced with WS-C2960X-48FPS-L

EOL Cisco Switch WS-C2960S-48FPS-L Replaced with WS-C2960X-48FPS-L

Cisco Switch Products

On November 6, 2014 Cisco announced end-of-life for Cisco Switch WS-C2960S-48FPS-L and WS-C2960X-48FPS-L was declared as its replacement. The last day to order the affected product of Cisco 2960-S Series is November 6, 2015. The replacement product is powered with strong features than the previous one.

Customers may be able to continue to purchase Cisco Catalyst WS-C2960S-48FPS-L Switch through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program after the last day of ordering. Refurbished units will be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For further details about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program,

Visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/eos.

Customers will be able to use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) where applicable to trade-in eligible products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. If customers need more information about Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP), customers should contact with their Cisco Partner. You can also find additional TMP information on Partner Central at


Let’s have comparison of technical features of concerning products:

Feature WS-C2960S-48FPS-L WS-C2960X-48FPS-L
Product Type Ethernet Switch Ethernet Switch
Number of Ports 48 48
Gigabit Ethernet Port Yes Yes
Interfaces/Ports 48 x RJ-45 PoE LAN 48 x 10/100/1000 + 4 x 1G SFP
Forwarding/Filtering Rate 77.4 Mpps 107.1 Mpps
Switching Throughput 176 Gbps 216 Gbps
Expansion Slots 5 0
Layer Support 2 2
Standard Memory 128MB 512 MB
Flash Memory 64MB 128 MB
Available PoE Power 370 W 740W
MTBF 189,242 hours 276,870 hours
Support EOL Available


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