EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller

The Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller has been announced as the end-of-sale and end-of-life series.

The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 4, 2018.

Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table1 of the EoL bulletin. Table1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s).

Table2 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.

Table1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco 5508 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, 2018
End-of-Sale Date:
HW, App SW
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date. May 4, 2018
Last Ship Date:
HW, App SW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time. October 30, 2018
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
HW, App SW
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. August 1, 2019
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. July 31, 2021
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. August 1, 2019
End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW, App SW
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. August 1, 2019
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
App SW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. October 27, 2020
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. October 27, 2022
Last Date of Support:
App SW
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. July 31, 2021
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. July 31, 2023

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

Table2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number Product Description Replacement Product Part Number Replacement Product Description Additional Information
PROMOCT5508-1-K9 Migration to Cisco – 5508 100 licenses AIR-CT3504-K9 Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller Please purchase 100 Access Point licenses with the 3504
AIR-5508H-500-2PK 2x AIR-CT5508-500-K9, Hospitality See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
AIR-5508H-HA-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Ctlr for HA, Hospitality
AIR-CT100-1140A30 802.11a/g/n FCC Cfg5508-100 30AP WCS Demo Promo ends 8/1/10
AIR-CT100-1140E30 802.11a/g/n ETSI Cfg5508-100 30AP WCS Demo Promo ends 8/1/10
AIR-CT12-1140A5 802.11a/g/n FCC Cfg5508-12 5AP WCS Demo Promo ends 8/1/10
AIR-CT12-1140E5 802.11a/g/n ETSI Cfg5508-12 5AP WCS Demo Promo ends 8/1/10
AIR-CT25-1140A10 802.11a/g/n FCC Cfg5508-25 10AP WCS Demo Promo ends 8/1/10
AIR-CT25-1140E10 802.11a/g/n ETSI Cfg5508-25 10AP WCS Demo Promo ends 8/1/10
AIR-CT50-1140A20 802.11a/g/n FCC Cfg5508-50 20AP WCS Demo Promo ends 8/1/10
AIR-CT5500-RK-MNT Rack Mounting Kit for the Cisco 5500 Wireless Controller
AIR-CT5508-100-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 100 APs AIR-CT3504-K9 Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller Please purchase 100 Access Point licenses with the 3504
AIR-CT5508-100-K9Z 5508 Series Controller for up to 100 APs See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
AIR-CT5508-100K9++ Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 100 AP (TAA)
AIR-CT5508-100PROM 5508 Wireless Controller w/ 100 AP Lic and Promo 100 IOS Lic
AIR-CT5508-12-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 12 APs AIR-CT3504-K9 Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller Please purchase 12 Access Point licenses with the 3504
AIR-CT5508-12-K9++ Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 12 APs (TAA) See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
AIR-CT5508-12-K9Z 5508 Series Controller for up to 12 APs
AIR-CT5508-12PROM 5508 Wireless Controller w/ 12 AP Lic. and Promo 12 IOS Lic.
AIR-CT5508-25-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 25 APs AIR-CT3504-K9 Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller Please purchase 25 Access Point licenses with the 3504
AIR-CT5508-25-K9++ Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 25 APs (TAA) See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
AIR-CT5508-25-K9Z 5508 Series Controller for up to 25 APs
AIR-CT5508-250-2PK 2x 5508 WLC Promo Ends 12/24/10 min 150x AP-3500 to qualify
AIR-CT5508-250-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 250 APs AIR-CT5520-K9 Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller w/rack mounting kit Please purchase 250 Access Point licenses with the 5520
AIR-CT5508-250-K9Z 5508 Series Controller for up to 250 APs See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
AIR-CT5508-250K9++ Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 250 AP (TAA)
AIR-CT5508-25PROM 5508 Wireless Controller w/ 25 AP Lic. and Promo 25 IOS Lic.
AIR-CT5508-50-K9 5508 Series Controller for up to 50 APs AIR-CT3504-K9 Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller Please purchase 50 Access Point licenses with the 3504
AIR-CT5508-50-K9++ 5508 Series Controller for up to 50 APs (TAA) See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
AIR-CT5508-50-K9Z 5508 Series Controller for up to 50 APs
AIR-CT5508-500-2PK 2x AIR-CT5508-500-K9 AIR-CT5520-K9 Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller w/rack mounting kit Please purchase two 5520 WLCs and 500 Access Point licenses with each 5520
AIR-CT5508-500-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 500 APs AIR-CT5520-K9 Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller w/rack mounting kit Please purchase 500 Access point licenses with the 5520
AIR-CT5508-500-K9Z 5508 Series Controller for up to 500 APs See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
AIR-CT5508-500K9++ Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 500 AP (TAA)
AIR-CT5508-50PROM 5508 Wireless Controller w/ 50 AP Lic. and Promo 50 IOS Lic.
AIR-CT5508-CA-K9 5508 Series Controller with Zero AP count. For RMAs only
AIR-CT5508-CA-K9++ 5508 Series Controller with Zero AP count. For RMAs only TAA
AIR-CT5508-CALPEK9 5508 Controller for Internal RMA use (0 AP Lic – NO DTLS)
AIR-CT5508-HA-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for High Availability
AIR-CT5508-HA-K9++ Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for HA (TAA)
AIR-CT5508-HA-K9Z Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for High Availability
AIR-CT5508-K9 Base PID for Cisco 5508 Series Controller
AIR-CT5508FIPSKIT= AIR-CT5508 FIPS Kit
AIR-CT5508H-100-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Ctlr, up to 100 APs, Hospitality AIR-CT3504-K9 Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller Please purchase 100 Access Point licenses with the 3504
AIR-CT5508H-250-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Ctlr, up to 250 APs, Hospitality AIR-CT5520-K9 Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller w/rack mounting kit Please purchase 250 Access point licenses with the 5520
AIR-CT5508H-50-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Ctlr, up to 50 APs, Hospitality AIR-CT3504-K9 Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller Please purchase 50 Access Point licenses with the 3504
AIR-CT5508H-500-2X 2x AIR-CT5508-500-K9, Hospitality AIR-CT5520-K9 Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller w/rack mounting kit Please purchase two 5520 WLCs and 500 Access Point licenses with each 5520
AIR-CT5508H-500-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Ctlr, up to 500 APs, Hospitality AIR-CT5520-K9 Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller w/rack mounting kit Please purchase 500 Access point licenses with the 5520
AIR-CT5508H-HA-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Ctlr for HA, Hospitality See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
AIR-FAN-5500 Redundant Fan Tray
AIR-FAN-5500= Field Replaceable Fan Tray
AIR-PWR-5500-AC Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller Redundant Power Supply
AIR-PWR-5500-AC= Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller Redundant Power Supply
C1-AIR-CT5508-K9 Cisco ONE – 5500 series WLAN Controller w/ 0 AP lics C1-AIR-CT5520-K9 Cisco ONE – 5520 Wireless Controller w/rack mounting kit
C1-AIR-CT5508-K9++ Cisco ONE – 5500 series WLAN Controller w/ 0 AP lics (TAA) See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.
EDU-CT5508-100-K9 Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for up to 100 APs K12 EDU-CT3504-K9 Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller for US K12 Please purchase 100 Access Point licenses with the 3504
EDU-CT5508-50-K9 5508 Series Controller for up to 50 APs K12 Please purchase 50 Access Point licenses with the 3504

Product Migration Options: Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller or the Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller.

Ordering Information about WLC 3504 or 5520 Wireless Controller you can click here

The full EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller you can see here: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/5500-series-wireless-controllers/eos-eol-notice-c51-740221.html

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