Arista Networks announces the upcoming end of sale for the DCS-7050SX-72Q models of the 7050X Series. Other members of the 7050X Series are not affected by this end of sales notice.

The product and part number covered by this announcement are listed below in Table 1. The last day to order the affected products is March 28th, 2021.

Customers with active support contracts for 7050SX-72Q will continue to receive support from Arista TAC (Technical Assistance Center) as long as the systems remain covered under a support contract and the dates listed in Table 2, the End-of-Life Milestones.

Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to consider migrating to the DCS-7050SX3-48C8 or 7050SX2-72Q that provide equivalent or higher performance with improved features and scale and lower power, as shown below. The newer models support existing features and offer enhanced functionality.

 Affected Product Description Replacement Products  Description
DCS-7050SX-72Q-F Arista 7050X, 48x10GbE (SFP+) & 6x40GbE QSFP+ switch, front-to-rear air DCS-7050SX3-48C8-F Arista 7050X3, 48x10GbE SFP & 8x100GbE QSFP switch, front-to-rear air
DCS-7050SX2-72Q-F Arista 7050X2, 48x10GbE (SFP+) & 60x40GbE QSFP+ switch, front-to-rear air
DCS-7050SX-72Q-R Arista 7050X, 48x10GbE (SFP+) & 6x40GbE QSFP+ switch, rear-to-front air DCS-7050SX3-48C8-R Arista 7050X3, 48x10GbE SFP & 8x100GbE QSFP switch, rear-to-front air
DCS-7050SX2-72Q-R Arista 7050X2, 48x10GbE (SFP+) & 60x40GbE QSFP+ switch, rear-to-front air
DCS-7050SX-72Q# Arista 7050X, 48x10GbE (SFP+) & 6x40GbE QSFP+ switch, no fans, no psu DCS-7050SX3-48C8# Arista 7050X3, 48x10GbE SFP & 8x100GbE QSFP switch, configurable fans and psu
DCS-7050SX2-72Q# Arista 7050X2, 48x10GbE (SFP+) & 60x40GbE QSFP+ switch, no fans, no psu

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

Table 2: End-of-Life Milestones

 

For more information about the Arista End-of-Life policy, please visit: https://www.arista.com/en/support/product-documentation/five-year-end-of-life-policy

If you need assistance with migration options, please contact your Arista sales representative or contact us at sales@arista.com