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Fixed Configuration Catalyst 2900 Series XL

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Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Fixed Configuration Catalyst 2900 Series XL including respective Multi-Pack units as per the descriptions and schedule detailed below. All impacted products are being replaced by the Catalyst 2950 Series, which offers superior functionality at the same price. The last day to order the affected product is November 1, 2001. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until November 1, 2006. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Note: This announcement does NOT affect the Modular Configuration of the Catalyst 2900 Series XL (WS-C2924M-XL-EN, WS-C2924M-XL-EN-DC, WS-C2912MF-XL) or the Expansion Modules (WS-X2914-XL-V, WS-X2922-XL-V, WS-X2924-XL-V, WS-X2931-XL, WS-X2932-XL, WS-X2951-XL, WS-X2961-XL, WS-X2971-XL, WS-X2972-XL.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Fixed Configuration Catalyst 2900 Series XL.




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.

November 1, 2001

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.

November 1, 2001

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.

December 1, 2001

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.

November 1, 2006

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description


12-port 10/100 Switch (Enterprise Edition)


12 port, 10/100 Catalyst Switch, Standard Image only


24-port 10/100 Switch (Enterprise Edition)

WS-C2950-24 or


24 port, 10/100 Catalyst Switch, Standard Image only or 24 10/100 ports w/ 2 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, Enhanced Image


Catalyst 2924 XL Enterprise Edition, 5-Pack




Catalyst 2924C XL Enterprise Edition, 5-Pack




5 Catalyst 2924 Enterprise Edition




22-port 10/100 + 2 100BaseFX Port Switch (Enterprise Edition




One 2924M XL-EN and two 2924 XL-EN, 56-port Stack Pack




One 2924M XL-EN and four 2924 XL-EN, 104-port Stack Pack




The recommended replacement for the Fixed Configuration Catalyst 2900 Series XL is the Catalyst 2950 Series.


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