Arista Networks announces the upcoming end of sale for a line card in the 7500R Series. The product part numbers covered by this announcement are listed below in Table 1. The last day to order the affected products is January 28th, 2021. Customers with active support contracts will continue to receive support from Arista TAC (Technical Assistance Center) as per the dates listed in Table 2, the End-of-Life Milestones.

Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to plan a migration to the newer 7500R2 Series MACsec modules that provide equivalent or higher performance with improved scale and lower power. The newer modules support all existing features and offer enhanced functionality.

 Affected Product Description Replacement Products  Description
7500R Series 36 port 100GbE QSFP100 with MACSec, wirespeed line card DCS-7500R2M-36CQ-LC
7500R2 Series 36 port 100GbE QSFP100 with MACSec, wirespeed line card

Table 1: Affected Product and Part numbers


Alternative products with enhanced functionality and increased scale are also available. Customers are requested to contact Arista sales for additional information on these alternatives.

Milestone Date
End-of-Sale Announcement July 28, 2020
Last day to order the products (End-of-Sale) January 28, 2021
Last day to add new service contracts January 28, 2022
Last day to request hardware failure analysis  January 28, 2022
Last day to receive software bug fixes and support  January 28, 2024
Last day to renew existing service contracts  January 28, 2025
Last day to receive 24x7 TAC support  January 28, 2026
Last day for hardware RMA requests  January 28, 2026
End-of-Life of product  January 28, 2026

Table 2: End-of-Life Milestones


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