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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco 8540 Wireless controller

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Overview

EOL13658 - Amended

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco 8540 Wireless controller. The last day to order the affected product(s) is January 31, 2022. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

End-of-life milestones

Table 1.      End-of-life milestones and dates for the Cisco 8540 Wireless controller

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

January 31, 2021

End-of-Sale Date:
HW, License

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

January 31, 2022

Last Ship Date:
HW, License

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

May 2, 2022

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
HW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

January 31, 2023

End of Vulnerability/Security Support:
HW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release a planned maintenance release or scheduled software remedy for a security vulnerability issue.

January 30, 2025

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

January 31, 2023

End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

January 31, 2023

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

May 1, 2026

Last Date of Support:
HW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

January 31, 2027

HW = Hardware          OS SW = Operating System Software        App. SW = Application Software

Product part numbers

Table 2.      Product part numbers affected by this announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

AIR-8580-AC-750W=

Cisco 8580 750W AC Power Supply

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

-

-

AIR-8580-DC-950W=

Cisco 8580 950W DC Power Supply

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

-

-

AIR-CT8540-CA-K9

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller for Service Depot

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

AIR-CT8540-1K-K9

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller Supporting 1000 APs-rack kit

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

AIR-CT8540-K9

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller with rack mouting kit

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

C1-AIR-CT8540-K9

Cisco ONE - Cisco 8540 Wireless LAN Controller with 0AP Lics

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

AIR-CT8540-1K-K9++

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller Support 1000 AP-rackkit (TAA)

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

AIR-CT8540-CA-K9++

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller for Service Depot TAA

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

AIR-CT8540-K9++

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller with rack mouting kit (TAA)

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

AIR-CT8540-K9-PM

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller with rack mouting kit

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

C1-AIR-CT8540-K9++

Cisco ONE - Cisco 8540 Wireless LAN Controller w/ 0AP (TAA)

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

AIR-8580-AC-750W

Cisco 8580 750W AC Power Supply

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

-

-

AIR-8580-DC-950W

Cisco 8580 950W DC Power Supply

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

-

-

EDU-LIC-CT8540-UPG

K12 SKU for 8540 AP Adder Licenses

See Product Migration Options section for details.

Catalyst C9800-80 Wireless Controllers

-

LIC-CT8540-1AP-INT

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller 1 AP Lic Integrated with AP

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

-

-

LIC-CT8540-INT-1A

1 AP license to attach with AP bundle (cannot be ordered)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

-

-

Product migration options

Customer are encouraged to migrate to Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 wireless controller or Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Cloud controller depending on their deployment needs.

      Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 Controller is a modular wireless controller with optional 100 Gigabit Ethernet (G) modular uplinks and seamless software updates for large enterprises and campuses.

      Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Cloud Controller is tailored for customers looking for deployment flexibility- available either in public or private cloud options.

Customers may be able to use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) where applicable to trade-in eligible products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at https://www.cisco.com/web/partners/incentives_and_promotions/tmp.html.

Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco 8540 Wireless controller through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to: https://www.cisco.com/go/eos.

Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.

The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses properly dispose of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: https://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html.

For more information

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.

For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to: https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html.

To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: https://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html.

Any authorized translation issued by Cisco Systems or affiliates of this end-of-life Product Bulletin is intended to help customers understand the content described in the English version. This translation is the result of a commercially reasonable effort; however, if there are discrepancies between the English version and the translated document, please refer to the English version, which is considered authoritative.

 

 

 

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