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EOS/EOL Announcement for the Legacy Cisco Catalyst 2980G Switch

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Product Bulletin No. 1333

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Legacy Cisco Catalyst 2980G Switch. The last day to order the Legacy Cisco Catalyst 2980G Switch is October 29, 2001. 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 Legacy Cisco Catalyst 2980G Switch. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Legacy Cisco Catalyst 2980G Switch.

Milestone

Definition

Date

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.

October 29, 2001

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.

November 30, 2001

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.

October 29, 2006

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

WS-C2980G

Catalyst 2980G Switch, 80 10/100TX(RJ45)+2 1000X (GBIC Slot)

WS-C2980G-A

(EOS-PB2482) 2980G-A, 80 10/100(RJ45)+2 GE GBIC Slots

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The Catalyst 2980G is replaced by the Catalyst 2980G-A, which is identical with the exception of some additional features. New features exclusive to the Catalyst 2980G-A include the following:
· New Internal AC power supply
· Support for the new Cisco optional external Redundant Power System 300 (RPS 300)
· 10/100 console port
· Minimum software dependency of Catalyst OS version 6.1(1)
The Cisco Catalyst 2980G-A Switch provides the following benefits:
· Additional features at the same list price
· Increase in network high availability with optional RPS support
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_program_description.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Catalyst 2980G-A, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps606/index.html Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. 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

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