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Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

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  • 1.  Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

    Posted Jul 03, 2018 01:38 PM

    We often get questions around the life cycle of an AP.  Aruba does not pre-announce End of Sale dates.  But that doesn't stop people from asking and wondering how long they should expect to be able to purchase APs. Our official end of life policy can be found here: End of Life Policy And the official end of sale dates can be found here: End of Sale Announcements


    But that only tells part of the story.  It doesn't share information around when an AP was introduced and how long an AP will typically be for sale.  I say typically because there are a lot of factors that will impact the sale period including wifi standard shifts, replacement product releases, customer adoption, HW limitations that impact features, etc.


    Parking APs - At some point in an APs life cycle, it will not have the hardware required to run new features. It may be due to limitations in memory, CPU, controller support, encryption types, etc.  When this happens an AP is "parked" in a version of code.  That version of code will be supported as long as the AP is supported. 


    The table below contains a sample of our APs and their launch (FCS) date and their end of sale dates.  Keep in mind end of support is 5 years after end of sale.  Parking version vary.  Please see the end of sale page.


    AP Model Launched End of Sale
    AP-52 Jul-2003 Jun-2005
    AP-60/61 Aug-2004 Jun-2011
    AP-70 Jan-2005 Jun-2011
    AP-65 Dec-2005 Jun-2011
    AP-41 Feb-2006 Dec-2008
    AP-12x Jan-2008 Jan-2013
    RAP-2 Mar-2009 Nov-2013
    RAP-5 Mar-2009 Nov-2013
    AP-105 Nov-2009 Aug-2015
    AP-92/93 Jul-2010 Nov-2014
    AP-68 Jan-2011 May-2014
    AP-13x May-2011 Aug-2015
    AP-93H Jan-2012 Feb-2015
    RAP-3 Apr-2012 May-2018
    RAP-108/109 Jan-2013 May-2018
    RAP-155 Jan-2013 Nov-2016
    AP-22x Jun-2013 Feb-2018
    AP-11x Sep-2013 May-2016
    AP-103 Mar-2014 Feb-2018
    AP-103H Jun-2014 May-2018
    AP-20x Jun-2014 May-2018
    AP-21x Aug-2014 Feb-2018
    AP-205H Feb-2015 May-2018
    AP-32x Jul-2015 N/A
    AP-31x Jun-2016 N/A
    AP-33x Jun-2016 N/A
    AP-30x Oct-2016 N/A
    AP-207 Oct-2016 N/A
    AP-203H Mar-2017 N/A
    AP-203R Mar-2017 N/A
    AP-303H Mar-2017 N/A
    AP-34x Mar-2018 N/A
    AP-303 Mar-2018 N/A

  • 2.  RE: Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

    Posted Apr 23, 2019 04:19 AM

    Could you please update this list with new APs (36x, 37x, 51x)

  • 3.  RE: Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

    Posted Jan 17, 2022 12:57 AM
    Hello... can we get an update list for new wifi6 AP's (Launch dates)

    Aneesbabu MohamedAli

  • 4.  RE: Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

    Posted Jan 18, 2022 12:21 AM
    AP-374/375/377 March 2018
    AP-365/367 March 2018
    AP-318 March 2018
    AP-303P December 2018
    AP-514/515 December 2018
    AP-387 January 2019
    AP-534/535 May 2019
    AP-555 May 2019
    AP-504/505 November 2019
    AP-505H May 2020
    AP-518 May 2020
    AP-574/575/577 May 2020
    AP-503H September 2020
    AP-565/567 September 2020
    AP-635 August 2021

    Onno Harms

  • 5.  RE: Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

    Posted Jan 18, 2022 12:42 AM
    Thanks for sharing... may i know where i can get these details please? i supposed to send the official document.

    Aneesbabu MohamedAli

  • 6.  RE: Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

    Posted Jan 18, 2022 05:11 AM
    A message from Onno is 'as official' as you can get it, as he is the product manager for these APs. The data sheets (on the website) show the minimum release, but I'm not aware of a document with 'first order' dates.

    If you really need it, reach out to your Aruba partner or local Aruba SE to get it on official Aruba letterhead paper.

    Herman Robers
    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.

    In case your problem is solved, please invest the time to post a follow-up with the information on how you solved it. Others can benefit from that.

  • 7.  RE: Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

    Posted 22 days ago

    AP launch dates  (and EOS and EOSL, as well as the last software that supports it) can be found on our support webpage under: 


  • 8.  RE: Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

    Posted 21 days ago

    Now the updated EoS info location that gets updated is HPE Network Support Portal

    If my post was useful accept solution and/or give kudos.
    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of HPE or Aruba.

  • 9.  RE: Aruba History: AP Life Cycles

    Posted 21 days ago

    The matrix gets updated as well (but admittedly not quite as frequent)

    /Onno Harms, Aruba Wireless Product Management