Arista Networks announces the upcoming end of sale for the switches in the 7160 Series. The product part numbers 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 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 newer models that provide equivalent or higher performance with improved scale and lower power. The newer models support all existing features and offer enhanced functionality.

 Affected Product Description Replacement Products  Description
DCS-7160-32CQ-F Arista 7160, High Capacity 32 x 100GbE QSFP switch, front to rear

DCS-7050CX3-32S-F

Arista 7050X3, 32x100GbE QSFP+ & 2xSFP+ switch, front-to-rear 
DCS-7160-32CQ-R Arista 7160, High Capacity 32 x 100GbE QSFP switch, rear to front DCS-7050CX3-32S-R Arista 7050X3, 32x100GbE QSFP+ & 2xSFP+ switch, rear to front 
DCS-7160-32CQ# Arista 7160, High Capacity 32 x 100GbE QSFP switch, configurable fans and psu DCS-7050CX3-32S# Arista 7050X3, 32x100GbE QSFP+ & 2xSFP+ switch, configurable fans and psu
DCS-7160-48YC6-F Arista 7160, High Capacity 48 x 25GbE SFP and 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch, front to rear DCS-7050SX3-48YC8-F Arista 7050X3, 48x25GbE SFP & 8x100GbE QSFP switch, front-to-rear 
DCS-7160-48YC6-R Arista 7160, High Capacity 48 x 25GbE SFP and 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch, rear to front DCS-7050SX3-48YC8-R Arista 7050X3, 48x25GbE SFP & 8x100GbE QSFP switch, rear to front 
DCS-7160-48YC6# Arista 7160, High Capacity 48 x 25GbE SFP and 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch, configurable fans and psu DCS-7050SX3-48YC8# Arista 7050X3, 48x25GbE SFP & 8x100GbE QSFP switch, configurable fans and psu
DCS-7160-48TC6-F Arista 7160, High Capacity 48 x 10GbE RJ45 (1/10G) and 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch, front to rear DCS-7050TX3-48C8-F Arista 7050X3, 48x10GBaseT & 8x100GbE QSFP switch, front-to-rear 
DCS-7160-48TC6-R Arista 7160, High Capacity 48 x 10GbE RJ45 (1/10G) and 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch, rear to front DCS-7050TX3-48C8-R Arista 7050X3, 48x10GBaseT & 8x100GbE QSFP switch, rear to front 
DCS-7160-48TC6# Arista 7160, High Capacity 48 x 10GbE RJ45 (1/10G) and 6 x 100GbE QSFP switch, configurable fans and psu DCS-7050TX3-48C8# Arista 7050X3, 48x10GBaseT & 8x100GbE QSFP switch, configurable fans and 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, 2023
Last day to renew existing service contracts  March 28, 2023
Last day to receive 24x7 TAC support  March 28, 2024
Last day for hardware RMA requests  March 28, 2024
End-of-Life of product  March 28, 2024

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/end-of-life-policy

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