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Product Bulletin No. 1564
for Cisco 2501 and 2514 Routers
Last day to order Cisco 2501 and 2514 routers will be April 30, 2002.
October 31, 2001
Please note: This product bulletin does not affect the Cisco 2509 and 2511 routers.
The Cisco 2501 and 2514 Series routers have enjoyed a long and successful history since their introduction in 1993. As customer requirements for higher performance, advanced security, and multiservice applications have increased, the demand for feature-rich routers has increased as well. Although the Cisco 2501 and 2514 routers deliver reliability and stability, they do not offer the New World services that are essential for customers to fully participate in today's business environment. Therefore, the end of sale (EOS) for these routers will be April 30, 2002.
The following product numbers will not be orderable after April 30, 2002:
The Cisco 2600 Series routers have long been promoted as the migration path for Cisco 2500 routers. The replacement routers for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 routers are as follows:
EOS Product Replacement Product
Cisco 2501 Series
Cisco 2610 Series
Cisco 2514 Series
Cisco 2611 Series
The Cisco 2600 Family of routers offers customers many advantages over the Cisco 2500 Series routers, including:
•Multiservice voice/data integration
•Strong encryption for VPN security
•Inter-virtual LAN (VLAN) routing
For more information on the Cisco 2600, please visit the following URL:
End of orderability for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 models:
April 30, 2002
End of hardware support for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 models:
April 30, 2004
End of software support for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 models:
April 30, 2005
Product obsolescence/end of TAC/CA support and RMAs for the Cisco 2501 and 2514 models:
May 1, 2007
For further assistance, please contact your customer-service representative.