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EOS and EOL Announcement for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless LAN Service

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Product Bulletin No. EOL5065

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® Catalyst® 6500 Series Wireless
LAN Services Module (WLSM). The last day to order the affected product is April 13, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown
in Table 1 below.

Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless LAN Services Module. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless LAN Services Module.

Milestone

Definition

Date

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.

October 13, 2006

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.

April 13, 2007

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.

July 12, 2007

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date

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

April 12, 2008

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.

April 12, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

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

July 9, 2011

Last Date of Support

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

April 11, 2012

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

WS-C6503-E-WLSM

Catalyst 6503 With WLSM Bundle

WS-C6504-E-WISM

Catalsyt 6504-E with WiSM Bundle

WS-C6503-E-WLSM

Catalyst 6503 With WLSM Bundle

WS-C6509-E-WISM

Catalsyt 6509-E with WiSM Bundle

WS-C6506-E-WLSM

Catalyst 6506 With WLSM Bundle

WS-C6504-E-WISM

Catalsyt 6504-E with WiSM Bundle

WS-C6506-E-WLSM

Catalyst 6506 With WLSM Bundle

WS-C6509-E-WISM

Catalsyt 6509-E with WiSM Bundle

WS-SVC-WLAN-1-K9

Wireless LAN Services Module, CEF256

WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9

Cisco Wireless Services Module (WiSM)

WS-SVC-WLAN-1-K9=

Wireless LAN Services Module, CEF256

WS-SVC-WISM-1-K9=

Cisco Wireless Services Module (WiSM)

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless LAN Services Module (WLSM) is the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless Services Module (WiSM). The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series WiSM is a key component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network and a member of the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller family. The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series WiSM supports Cisco Aironet lightweight access points. Customers migrating from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series WLSM to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series WiSM must deploy lightweight access points.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless Services Module (WiSM). Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/go/wism
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through Cisco' s Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_high_level_listing.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless LAN Services Module, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5865/index.html or contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, visit: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, visit: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice