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End-of-Sales Announcement for Select Catalyst 5000 Modules

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Product Bulletin, No. 1181

Ordering Information:


Product Bulletin, No. 1181


End-of-Sales Announcement for Select Catalyst 5000 Modules

In an effort to simplify ordering of the Catalyst® 5000 Family of products, Cisco Systems Workgroup Business Unit is announcing the End of Sales (EOS) of some of the older Catalyst 5000 modules. These older Catalyst 5000 modules have equivalent replacement modules within the Catalyst 5000 Family. This bulletin announces the EOS for the following Catalyst 5000 Family members:
Cisco Part Number
Product Description
WS-X5530-E2A

Supervisor Engine IIIA with NFFC-A

WS-F5521A

Net Flow Feature Card (NFFC-A)

WS-U5531-FETX

2-Port 100BaseTX, RJ-45 Uplink Module

WS-X5013

24-Port 10BaseT, RJ-45 Switching Module

WS-X5020

48-Port Group Switched 10BaseT, RJ-45 Ethernet Module

WS-X5223

24-Port Group Switched 100BaseTX, RJ-45 Fast Ethernet Module

WS-X5114

12-Port (6-MMF / 6-SMF) 100BaseFX, SC, Switching Module

WS-X5201

12-Port 100BaseFX MMF, SC, Fast EtherChannel® Switching Module

WS-X5213A

12-Port 10/100BaseTX, RJ-45 Fast Ethernet Switching Module

WS-X5203

12-Port 10/100BaseTX, RJ-45 Fast EtherChannel Switching Module

WS-X5156

ATM OC-3 Lane, RJ45


End of sales date:

March 1, 2001

Last Shipment:

March 31, 2001

End of Support:

March 31, 2006


Ordering Information:

After March 1, 2001, new orders for the above listed products should be converted to the equivalent products recommended in the table below:
EOL Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Replacement Product Minimum Software Requirement
Replacement product Recommended Software Requirement
WS-X5530-E2A

WS-X5530-E3A

Supervisor Engine III with NFFC II-A

4.5(4)

4.5(8)

WS-F5521A

WS-F5531A

Net Flow Feature Card II-A

4.5(4)

4.5(8)

WS-U5531-FETX

WS-U5537-FETX

4 Port 100BaseTX, RJ-45

4.3(1a)

4.5(8)

WS-X5013

WS-X5234-RJ451

WS-X5012A,

WS-X5014

24 Port 10/100BaseTX, RJ-45

48 Port 10BaseT, Telco

48 Port, 2 Slot, 10BaseT, RJ-45

4.5(1)

4.2(1)

4.2(1)

4.5(8)

4.5(8)

4.5(8)

WS-X5020

WS-X5012A,

WS-X5234-RJ451

48 Port 10BaseT, Telco

24 Port, 10/100BaseTX, RJ-45

4.2(1)

4.5(1)

4.5(8)

4.5(8)

WS-X5223

WS-X5234-RJ451

24 Port, 10/100BaseTX, RJ-45

4.5(1)

4.5(8)

WS-X5114

WS-X5237-FX-MT1

24 Port, 100BaseFX, SMF, MT-RJ

5.4(2)

5.4(2)

WS-X5201

WS-X5236-FX-MT1

24 Port 100BaseFX, MMF, MT-RJ

4.5(1)

4.5(8)

WS-X5213A

WS-X5234-RJ451

24 Port, 10/100BaseTX, RJ-45

4.5(1)

4.5(8)

WS-X5203

WS-X5234-RJ451

24 Port, 10/100BaseTX, RJ-45

4.5(1)

4.5(8)

WS-X5156

WS-X5158

ATM OC-3 Lane, MMF, SC

2.1(5)

4.5(8)

1 If using WS-X5234-RJ45, WS-X5236-FX-MT, or WS-X5237-FX-MT in a single Supervisor Engine II configuration, a minimum of 5.5(3) or 4.5(9) software is required. If this is a problem, WS-X5225R and WS-X5201R can be used as replacement products.


The recommended replacement products offer the customers numerous benefits, including:

Advanced quality of service (QoS)

Higher Port Densities

Lower Price/Port

Enabling migration toward an Integrated Data, Video, and Audio Architecture

Also, the software upgrades required for the majority of replacement products, 4.X, have been in General Deployment (GD) for over half a year and provide a stable software platform for the customers.