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Product Bulletin, No. 1147
Catalyst 2900 Series XL and Catalyst 3500 Series XL Standard Edition Switches End-of-Life
OverviewCisco is announcing the End-of-Life (EOL) of the Catalyst® 2900 XL and 3500 XL Standard Edition switches. With the February 2000 price reduction of the Enterprise Edition switches, customers can now purchase the Enterprise Edition, with its advanced feature set, at the same price as the Standard Edition. This price reduction eliminates the need for the Standard Edition products.
Note: This announcement does not include the Enterprise Edition switches or the Catalyst 1900/2820 product family.
Product Obsolescence Plan
Affected Model Numbers and Replacement Product Summary
Note: Another alternative replacement product is the Catalyst 3524-PWR XL switch which has 24 10/100 switched ports with integrated inline power. This switch is ideal for customers that expect to deploy converged applications such as IP Telephony. Model Number WS-C3524-PWR-XL-EN.
Customers can now benefit from the more advanced feature set of the Enterprise Edition at the Standard Edition price. Customers should transition to the Enterprise Edition as it is a complete superset of the Standard Edition software. For previously purchased Standard Edition products, the Enterprise Edition software can be downloaded free of charge on Cisco Connection Online (CCO) at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-switching.shtml