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Cisco Catalyst 2900 XL Series Switches

EOS Announcement of Fixed Configuration Catalyst 2900 Series XL

Table Of Contents

Confidential Product Bulletin, No. 1421

Key Dates

Last Order Date:

October 31, 2001

End of Sale Date:

November 1, 2001

End of Shipment Date:

December 1, 2001

End of Support Date:

November 1, 2006


Key Benefits of the New Catalyst 2950 Series Switches vs. EOS Products

Additional Resources

Cisco Technology Migration Plan (CTMP)

Catalyst 2950 Product Literature

Contact information


Confidential Product Bulletin, No. 1421


End-of-Sale Announcement
of Fixed Configuration
Catalyst 2900 Series XL

Cisco is announcing the End-of-Sale of Fixed Configuration Catalyst® 2900 Series XL Switches, including respective Multi-Pack units, as per the descriptions and schedule detailed below. All impacted products are being replaced by the recently launched Catalyst 2950 Series, which offer superior functionality at the same price. The last order date for the affected products is October 31, 2001. Please advise and transition all existing and potential customers of these products to the Catalyst 2950 Series, as per the replacement matrix given below.

Note: This announcement does NOT affect the Modular Configuration of the Catalyst 2900 Series XL (WS-C2924M-XL-EN, WS-C2924M-XL-EN-DC, WS-C2912MF-XL) or the Expansion Modules (WS-X2914-XL-V, WS-X2922-XL-V, WS-X2924-XL-V, WS-X2931-XL, WS-X2932-XL, WS-X2951-XL, WS-X2961-XL, WS-X2971-XL, WS-X2972-XL) for this platform. These products will continue to be manufactured, sold and supported by Cisco until further notice.


Affected Model Numbers and Replacement Product Summary
Affected Product
Description
Replacement Product
Description
WS-C2912-XL-EN

12-port 10/100 switch

WS-C2950-12

12-port 10/100 switch

WS-C2924-XL-EN

24-port 10/100 switch

WS-C2950-24 or WS-C2950T-24

24-port 10/100 switch, or
24-port 10/100 + 2-port
10/100/1000BaseT

WS-C2924C-XL-EN

22-port 10/100 + 2-port 100BaseFX switch

WS-C2950C-24

24-port 10/100 + 2-port 100BaseFX switch

WS-C2924-XL-EN-5P

Catalyst 2924 XL
Enterprise Edition, 5-pack

None

N/A

WS-C2924C-XL-EN-5P

Catalyst 2924C XL
Enterprise Edition, 5-pack

None

N/A

WS-C2924-XL-EN-A5

5 Catalyst 2924 XL
Enterprise Edition for APAC

WS-C2950-24-XL-EN-A5

5-pack of Catalyst 2950-24, APAC wholesale only

WS-C2900-XL-EN-56

One Catalyst 2924M XL-EN and two Catalyst 2924 XL-EN, 56-port stack pack

None

N/A

WS-C2900-XL-EN-104

One Catalyst 2924M XL-EN and four Catalyst 2924 XL-EN, 104-port stack pack

None

N/A


Key Dates

Last Order Date:

October 31, 2001

End of Sale Date:

November 1, 2001

End of Shipment Date:

December 1, 2001

End of Support Date:

November 1, 2006


Please communicate this EOS information to your customers, and place your Last-Time Buys for the EOS products before orderability is turned off on November 1, 2001.

Key Benefits of the New Catalyst 2950 Series Switches vs. EOS Products

1. More value at the same price—The Catalyst 2950 Series Switches deliver better performance and enhanced Cisco IOS® services at the same price points as comparable Catalyst 2900 Series XL products.

2. Easy and powerful upgrade to Gigabit Ethernet (an upsell opportunity for you!)—Midmarket customers previously deploying Fast Ethernet backbones can now move to Gigabit Ethernet in the backbone for just 10-percent incremental price/port with the Catalyst 2950T-24 (24 10/100 and two 10/100/1000 ports) using existing Category 5 wiring.

3. Enhanced Cisco IOS Services including sophisticated QoS and IGMP Snooping—Catalyst 2950 Series Switches deliver a full Layer 2 QoS feature set with four egress queues, Weighted Round Robin (WRR) scheduling and Strict Priority Scheduling, with an ability to classify/reclassify CoS.

4. Performance—The Catalyst 2950 Series is a family of wire-speed switches, with 8.8 Gbps switching fabric and maximum forwarding rate of 6.6 million packets per second.

Additional Resources

Cisco Technology Migration Plan (CTMP)

Customers can trade in current Catalyst 2900 Series XL Switches for Catalyst 2950 Series Switches. For detailed trade-in information visit:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/767/icam/tmpctmp.html

Catalyst 2950 Product Literature

For more information on the Catalyst 2950 Series, visit:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/si/casi/ca2950/prodlit/index.shtml

Contact information

For further assistance or information on the EOS, please contact:
Sanjay Kumar (sanjayku@cisco.com)
Srini Chandrasekharan (srinic@cisco.com)
Send email to alias: ask-c2950-pm