End of Sale and End of Life update for ST14.2, related software and SG voice switches
Mitel Bulletin Number: 18007 – Global
On April 5, 2018 Mitel announced that Bulletin Number 18007 – Global supersedes ShoreTel Product Bulletin 17002, dated 31 January 2017, that initiated the End of Sale and End of Life process for ST14.2, older voice switches, and VPN Concentrator products.
The significant item in the bulletin and the one that is most relevant to the LANtelligence ST14.2 customer base is the extension of the previously announced product End of Life (EoL) from the announced date of June 30th 2018 and extends the EoL date out to December 31st 2019.
In total, the bulletin reshapes the ShoreTel product life cycle process into Mitel policy and practice, and provides follow-up notification of a comprehensive set of actions that will:
- End sales of ST14.2 software and related ECC and Mobility server software
- Clarify end of active support for certain SG Full-width voice switches
- End sales of pre-ST voice switches
The following table provides a quick summary of the actions Mitel has already taken and will be taking (future actions are in boldface):
|Product||End of New Sales||End of Add-on Sales||End of Life|
|ST14.2 Software (ECC 9, Mobility 8)||1-Apr-2018||30-Jun-2018||31-Dec-2019|
|Full-width SG voice switches (except BRI models)||June 2012 and earlier||31-Dec-2017|
|Half-width SG voice switches (except BRI models)||30-Jun-2018||30-Jun-2018||--|
|Pre-ST switch bundles||30-Jun-2017||--|
|Pre-ST SBE bundles (except (BRI bundles)||20-Jun-2017||--|
|BRI Voice Switches and BRI SBE bundle||30-Sep-2018||--|
Key Mitel Definitions:
- End of New Sales: Sales of an item will no longer be made to new customers. Items will remain available for purchase by existing customers. Full support of the product continues.
- End of Add-on Sales: Sales of an item to all customers cease. Technical support services are still offered, but no scheduled releases or service packs are available. Patch releases for critical issues may be offered at Mitel’s discretion.
- End of Life: Best effort technical support for catastrophic failures/critical issues only.
- End of Technical Support: No technical support and all software assurance (SWA) contracts are terminated.
Next Steps For The ST14.2 Users
As an experienced Mitel (ShoreTel) partner, we encourage all current ST14.2 and earlier release customers to upgrade their systems to the latest MiVoice Connect software (formerly ShoreTel Connect ONSITE) or MiCloud Connect (formerly ShoreTel Connect CLOUD). MiVoice Connect software can be installed on any currently supported Mitel hardware (note the comments for End of Life of the older full-width SG voice switches in the official bulletin).
LANtelligence will continue to provide Mitel (ShoreTel) users with important product updates and developments to ensure that you have the most current information to work with in developing your telephony strategies and roadmaps.