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Cisco 2500 Series Routers

End-of-Sale Announcement for Cisco 2500�Low-Volume Models Only

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Product Bulletin, No. 1154

Reasons for the EOS of low-volume models:

Product Substitution

End of Orderability of the select 2500 models

End of HW Support

End of SW Support

End of TAC/CA Support and RMAs

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Product Bulletin, No. 1154


End-of-Sale (EOS) Announcement for
Cisco 2500— LOW-VOLUME MODELS ONLY

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.

*Please note that the following Cisco 2500 series models will NOT be impacted by this announcement:

Cisco 2501, 2503, 2507, 2509, 2511, 2514, 2520, and 2524

Reasons for the EOS of low-volume models:

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

Extremely low volumes indicate diminishing demand

Component suppliers exiting business

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

Substitute with 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 Products Descriptions

2501FRAD-FX

2501LANFRAD-FX

2501-XAD

2501

2501 Ethernet/dual serial router

2502, 2502-CH,

2502CF, 2502LF,

2502LANFRAD-FX,

2502-XAD,

2502-XAD-IBM

2613

WIC-2T

Token Ring modular router

Two-port serial WAN interface card

One-port BRI-S/T WAN interface card

2504, 2504-CH,

2504-XAD,

2504-XAD-IBM

2613

WIC-2T

WIC-1B-S/T

Token Ring modular router

Two-port serial WAN interface card

One-port BRI-S/T WAN interface card

2505, 2505-CH,

2505-DC

2610

WIC-2T

WS-C1912-

Ethernet modular router

Two-port serial WAN interface card

Catalyst 1912 Ethernet switch

2513,

2513-CH

2612

WIC-2T

Ethernet and Token Ring modular router

Two-port serial WAN interface card

2515,

2515-CH

3620

2xWIC-1T

Cisco 3600 2-slot modular router

One-port serial WAN interface card

2516,

2516-CH,

2516-DC

2610

WIC-2T

WIC-1B-S/T

WS-C1912-A

Ethernet modular router

Two-port serial WAN interface card

One-port BRI-S/T WAN interface card

Catalyst 1912 Ethernet switch

2520-XAD

2520

2520 Ethernet/4-port serial/ISDN router

2521,

2521-CH, 2521CF,

2521LF, 2521-XAD-IBM,

2613

WIC-2T

Token Ring modular router

Two-port serial WAN interface card

2521-DC

WIC-2A/S

NM-4B-S/T

Two-port async/sync serial WAN interface card

Four-port ISDN-BRI network module

2522, 2522-CH, 2522-DC

2522CF, 2522LF, 2522-XAD-IBM

2610

NM-8A/S

WIC-1B-S/T

WIC-2T

Ethernet modular router

Eight-port async/sync serial network module

One-port BRI-S/T WIC

Two-port serial WAN interface card

2523, 2523-CH,

2523-XAD, 2523-XAD-IBM

2613

NM-8 A/S

WIC-2T

WIC-1B-S/T

Token Ring modular router

Eight-port async/sync serial network module

Two-port serial WAN interface card

One-port BRI-S/T WAN interface card

2525, 2525-CH

2610+ WICs (WIC-1T or WIC-1B-S/T)

Ethernet modular router + WICs

2512, 2512-00, 2512-02, 2512-88

2612+ NM-16A+ WIC-2A/S

Ethernet and Token Ring modular router

Eight-port async network module

Two-port async/sync WAN interface card


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

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

End of Orderability of the select 2500 models

March 31, 2001 (Please place last-time orders at the earliest)

Last Shipment of the select 2500 models

April 30, 2001

End of HW Support

August 31, 2003

End of SW Support

August 31, 2005

End of TAC/CA Support and RMAs

March 31, 2006

Assistance

For orderability questions, please contact your customer service representative.