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Cisco 2500 Series Routers

End-of-Sale (EOS) Announcement for Cisco 2500

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Product Bulletin, No. 1271

Reasons for the EOS of Low-Volume Models:

Product Substitution

End of Orderability of the Select 2500 Models

Last Shipment of the Select 2500 Models

End of HW Support

End of SW Support

Product Obsolescence/End of TAC/CA Support and RMAs

Assistance


Product Bulletin, No. 1271


End-of-Sale (EOS) Announcement for Cisco 2500
Models 2503, 2507, 2520, and 2524

Cisco Systems is replacing ONLY the low-volume Cisco 2500 series models. This product bulletin provides information regarding product availability, the products affected, and substitute products.


Note: The following Cisco 2500 series models will NOT be impacted by this announcement: Cisco 2501, 2509, 2511, and 2514


Reasons for the EOS of Low-Volume Models:

End of sale on select models on the Cisco 2500 series is due to:

New ISDN-BRI requirement in EMEA

Extremely low volumes indicate diminishing demand

Component suppliers exiting business

Memory constraints with the introduction of Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.0

Substitute with the New World, modular, multi-service 2600 series products

Reduce complexity for manufacturing, support, and TAC

Product Substitution

In order to enable us to plan the EOS of these select models, we encourage account teams to place their final orders for these models early.

Old Products
Substitute Products
Substitute Product Descriptions

CISCO2503

CISCO2503-DC

CISCO2503I

CISCO25031-DC

2610

2610-DC

2610

2610-DC

Numerous WIC and network modules available

Ethernet Modular Routers

Ethernet Modular Router with DC P/S

Ethernet Modular Routers

Ethernet Modular Router with DC P/S

CISCO2507
CISCO2507-DC

2610

2610-DC

Numerous WIC and network modules available

Ethernet Modular Routers

Ethernet Modular Router with DC P/S

CISCO2520

CISCO2520-DC

CISCO2520-CF

CISCO2520LF

2610

2610-DC

2610

2610

Numerous WIC and network modules available

Ethernet Modular Routers

Ethernet Modular Router with DC P/S

Ethernet Modular Routers

Ethernet Modular Routers

CISCO2524

CISCO2524-CH

CISCO2524-DC

2610

2610-DC

Numerous WIC and network modules available

Ethernet Modular Router

Ethernet Modular Router with DC P/S


The 2600 series modular access router family extends enterprise-class versatility, integration, and power to branch offices. The widely deployed Cisco 2600 series provides a cost-effective solution to meet today's and tomorrow's branch office needs for:

Multiservice voice/data integration

10/100 BASE-T (auto-sensing)

Virtual private network (VPN) access with firewall options

Analog and digital dial access services

Routing with bandwidth management

Inter-VLAN routing.

For more information on the Cisco 2600 please visit:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/rt/2600/prodlit/2600_ov.htm#xtocid156992

End of Orderability of the Select 2500 Models

May 31, 2001

Last Shipment of the Select 2500 Models

June 30, 2001

End of HW Support

May 31, 2003

End of SW Support

May 31, 2004

Product Obsolescence/End of TAC/CA Support and RMAs

June 1, 2006

Assistance

For orderability questions, please contact your customer service representative.