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Cisco Catalyst 5000 Series Switches

Catalyst 5000 Starter Kit Transition

Product Bulletin, No. 1301

Catalyst 5000 Starter Kit Transition

Overview:

Cisco Systems is pleased to make available the following transitional product information pertaining to the Catalyst® 5000 Family Starter Kit Promotion, which expired on December 1, 2000. This document provides product ordering information enabling your customer to continue to either purchase the same equipment base that was available via the Starter Kit Bundles or choose to migrate to comparable technologies within the Catalyst 6000 Family and Catalyst 4000 Family.

If your customer ordered the following Catalyst 5000 Family Starter Kit Bundles, they will need to order the following Chassis, Power Supply, and Supervisor products:


Catalyst 5000 Supervisor II G Bundles

WS-C5000-

S2G

WS-C5505-

S2G

WS-C5509-

S2G

WS-C5500-

S2G

Chassis

WS-C5000

WS-C5505

WS-C5509

WS-C5500

AC Power Supply

WS-C5008B

WS-C5008B

WS-C5518

WS-C5508

Supervisor III G

WS-X5540

WS-X5540

WS-X5540

WS-X5540


Catalyst 5000 Supervisor III G Bundles
WS-C5505-S3G WS-C5509-S3G WS-C5500-S3G
Chassis

WS-C5505

WS-C5509

WS-C5500

AC Power Supply

WS-C5008B

WS-C5518

WS-C5508

Supervisor III G

WS-X5550

WS-X5550

WS-X5550


Catalyst 5000 Supervisor III with NFFC II-A Earl 3

WS-C5505-S3-E3A

WS-C5509-S3-E3A

WS-C5500-S3-E3A

Chassis

WS-C5505

WS-C5509

WS-C5500

AC Power Supply

WS-C5008B

WS-C5518

WS-C5508

Supervisor III G

WS-X5530-E3A

WS-X5530-E3A

WS-X5530-E3A

Also, please note that all orders for WS-X5234-RJ-3PACK must now be replaced with WS-X5234-RJ45 (shipped in single units).

Migration from Catalyst 5000 Starter Kits to the Catalyst 6000 Family

If a customer has standardized in the past on the Catalyst 5000 Family products, the customer can continue deploying the Catalyst 5000 Family products. However, Cisco continues to also invest heavily in Catalyst 6000 Family development as the next-generation wiring closet solution for redundant supervisor configurations.

Benefits of a Catalyst 5000 to Catalyst 6000 migration include:

  • Improved performance (from 1.2G or 3.6G to 32-Gbps fabric)

  • Advanced switching technology offering increased deployment longevity (scalable to 256 Gbps)

  • Host of industry-leading intelligent network services

Classic Model

Migration Path

Catalyst 5000 or 5505

Catalyst 6506

Catalyst 5500 or 5509

Catalyst 6509



Migration from Catalyst 5000 Starter Kits to the Catalyst 4000 Series

If a customer has standardized in the past on the Catalyst 5000 Family products, the customer can continue deploying the Catalyst 5000 Family products. However, Cisco continues to also invest heavily in Catalyst 4000 Family development as the next-generation wiring closet solution for nonredundant supervisor configurations. The Catalyst 4000 continues to support an up-sell strategy to modular chassis switching solutions in the wiring closet.

Benefits of a Catalyst 5000 to Catalyst 4000 migration include:

  • Improved performance (from 1.2G or 3.6G to 24-Gbps or 60-Gbps fabric)

  • Port densities up to 240 Fast Ethernet ports

  • System-wide multiprotocol routing

  • Consistent Catalyst end-to-end solution with Catalyst 6500 core backbones
    Classic Model

    Migration Path

    Catalyst 5002

    Catalyst 4003

    Catalyst 5000 or 5505

    Catalyst 4006

    Catalyst 5509 or 5500

    Catalyst 4006



Order Processing Procedure

Please follow standard ordering procedures for your customer.

Standard terms and conditions apply.

Contact

Dayna Seminara, dseminar@cisco.com , 408-526-8744

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this a special promotion?

A. No, the special pricing and bundling for the Catalyst 5000 starter kits ended on December 1, 2000. This bulletin lists the products you need to order to create your own bundle and migration paths to the Catalyst 4000 and Catalyst 6000 solutions.

Q. How do I place my order with Cisco?

A. Please use your regular ordering procedure (that is, order online on Cisco.com, or contact your Cisco customer service representative).


Note Purchases through U.S. two-tier distributors and resellers, please contact your Cisco Account Manager (CAM) or distributor sales representative for details.