Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Select Cisco 2000 Series Wireless LAN Controller. The last day to order the affected product(s) is April 2, 2007. 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.
This announcement affects the Cisco 2000 Series Wireless LAN Controller with part number AIR-WLC2006-K9 only. Customers are encouraged to migrate to the replacement Cisco 2106 Wireless LAN Controller with part number AIR-WLC2106-K9.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Select Cisco 2000 Series Wireless LAN Controller
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.
February 9, 2007
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
April 2, 2007
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.
July 22, 2007
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.
July 22, 2008
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.
April 22, 2008
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
July 20, 2011
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.
April 21, 2012
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
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco 1500 Mesh Starter Kit, 5 AP Bundle, FCC
There is currently no replacement product available for this product.
Spare Power Supply for WLC2006
WLC2106 power supply
2000 Series WLAN Controller for up to 6 Lightweight APs
2100 Series WLAN Controller for up to 6 Lightweight APs
Product Migration Options
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the new Cisco Wireless LAN Controller with part number AIR-WLC2106-K9, which provides the same software functionality and offers better hardware with an expanded number of ports, including two Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports.
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: