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Cisco Catalyst 2900 Series Switches

End-of-Life Announcement for Catalyst 2901 and 2902

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Product Bulletin, No . 861

Overview

Migration

Ordering Information


Product Bulletin, No . 861


End-of-Life Announcement for Catalyst 2900 Fast Ethernet Switching System (Catalyst 2901 and Catalyst 2902)

Overview

The Cisco Systems Workgroup Business Unit is announcing the end of life (EOL) of the Catalyst® 2900 Fast Ethernet Switching System which consists of the Catalyst 2901 and Catalyst 2902 products.

Table 1  End-of-Life Products

Cisco Part Number
Description
WS-C2901

14-port FastEthernet Switch—(2) 100BaseTX uplinks, (12) 10/100BaseTX ports, RJ-45

WS-C2902

14-port FastEthernet Switch—(2) 100 BaseTX uplinks, (12) 100BaseFX ports, SC


End of Sales: April 30, 1999
Last Shipment: May 31, 1999
End of Support: April 30, 2004

Migration

In order to facilitate the EOL process, two replacement options are available for each product. These options should be substituted for Catalyst 2901 and Catalyst 2902 orders as soon as possible, as they represent a significant increase in value to the customer.

The replacement options for the Catalyst 2901 offer the same functionality, including Inter-Switch Link (ISL) on every port. In addition, it includes a total of 26 ports (an increase of 12 ports) and has the added benefit of modularity. The current list price of either configuration represents a significant reduction in cost per port.

The replacement options for the Catalyst 2902 also offer the same functionality, including ISL on every port. They have the same port count (12+2). Their current list prices, however, represent a substantial savings versus the Catalyst 2902.

Ordering Information

The following configurations should be ordered in lieu of the Catalyst 2901/Catalyst 2902.

Table 2  Replacement Options for Catalyst 2901 / Catalyst 2902

EOL Part Number
Replacement Part Number(s)
Description
WS-C2901

WS-C5002, WS-X5009, WS-X5225R

C5002 (2-slot modular chassis with built-in dual power supplies), Supervisor I (2-100BaseTX uplinks), 24-port switching module (10/100TX, ISL, RJ-45)

WS-C5002, WS-X5509, WS-X5225R

C5002 (2-slot modular chassis with built-in dual power supplies), Supervisor II (2-100BaseTX uplinks), 24-port switching module (10/100TX, ISL,RJ-45)

WS-C2902

WS-C5002, WS-X5009, WS-X5201R

C5002 (2-slot modular chassis with built-in dual power supplies), Supervisor I (2-100BaseTX uplinks), 12-port switching module (100BaseFX, ISL, RJ-45)

WS-C5002, WS-X5509, WS-X5201R

C5002 (2-slot modular chassis with built-in dual power supplies), Supervisor II (2-100BaseTX uplinks), 12-port switching module (100BaseFX, ISL, RJ-45)