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EOL/EOS for the Cisco 6-Access-Point Wireless LAN Controller Network Module

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Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco 6-Access-Point Wireless LAN Controller Network Module. The last day to order the affected product(s) is February 18, 2008. 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 until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
The new Cisco 8- and 12-Access-Point Wireless LAN Controller Network Modules provide increased performance to support a higher density of access points.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 6-Access-Point Wireless LAN Controller Network 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.

August 20, 2007

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.

February 18, 2008

Last Ship Date: HW

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

May 18, 2008

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW

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

February 17, 2009

End of New Service Attachment Date: HW

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.

February 17, 2009

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

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

May 15, 2012

Last Date of Support: HW

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.

February 16, 2013

HW = Hardware

OS SW = Operating System Software

App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

NM-AIR-WLC6-K9

6-AP WLAN Controller NM for Cisco 2800/3800 Series

NME-AIR-WLC12-K9

12-AP WLAN Controller NM for Cisco 2800/3800 Series

NM-AIR-WLC6-K9

6-AP WLAN Controller NM for Cisco 2800/3800 Series

NME-AIR-WLC8-K9

8-AP WLAN Controller NM for Cisco 2800/3800 Series

NM-AIR-WLC6-K9=

6-AP WLAN Controller NM for Cisco 2800/3800 Series

NME-AIR-WLC12-K9=

12-AP WLAN Controller NM for Cisco 2800/3800 Series

NM-AIR-WLC6-K9=

6-AP WLAN Controller NM for Cisco 2800/3800 Series

NME-AIR-WLC8-K9=

8-AP WLAN Controller NM for Cisco 2800/3800 Series

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 8- or 12-Access-Point Wireless LAN Controller Network Module. Information about this product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6730/index.html.
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 the Cisco Certified 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://cisco.com/go/remarketing.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco 8- and 12-Access-Point Wireless LAN Controller Network Module, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6730/index.html, or contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html.
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice.