My company's 2600 routers (mostly 2621's) have been in use 24/7 for about 5 years. They have enough RAM for IOS 12.3 but not 12.4. Should we think about replacing those? What is considered a reasonable life expectancy for 2600's? Thanks, Jon
Realistically, if they didn't break out of the box and you don't need to do any of the advanced features only available on later IOS releases, you can probably keep running then 'til you retire.
Of course that makes for dull life as a network engineer so find some features you can't live without and petition management for some new routers so you can roll out converged services or such to your users. ;)
Seriously, if you get five-six years from LAN infrastructure, you have gotten your money's worth by most yardsticks. However, non-profit and other financially constrained environments are oftne hard pressed to articulate a value proposition for replacing what's working just fine.
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