Arista Networks announces the upcoming end of sale for the 7260CX Series 100 Gigabit Ethernet Switches. The product part numbers covered by this announcement are listed below in Table 1. The last day to order the affected products is April 2nd, 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 are equivalent or better. The newer models support existing features, are more power efficient and offer enhanced functionality.

The 7260CX3-64 offers a migration to 40G and 100GbE with higher performance and lower power, and lower latency.

 Affected Product Description Replacement Products  Description
DCS-7260CX-64-F Arista 7260X, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ switch, front-to-rear air, 2xAC DCS-7260CX3-64E-F Arista 7260X3, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ Enhanced switch, front-to-rear air, 2xAC
DCS-7260CX3-64-F Arista 7260X3, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ switch, front-to-rear air, 2xAC
DCS-7260CX-64-R Arista 7260X, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ switch, rear-to-front air, 2xAC DCS-7260CX3-64E-R Arista 7260X3, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ Enhanced switch, rear-to-front air, 2xAC
DCS-7260CX3-64-R Arista 7260X3, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ switch, rear-to-front air, 2xAC
DCS-7260CX-64# Arista 7260X, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ switch, no fans, no psu DCS-7260CX3-64E# Arista 7260X3, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ Enhanced switch, no fans, no psu
DCS-7260CX3-64# Arista 7260X3, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ switch, no fans, no psu
DCS-7260CX-64-D# Arista 7260X, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ switch, no fans, no psu DCS-7260CX3-64E# Arista 7260X3, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ Enhanced switch, no fans, no psu
DCS-7260CX3-64# Arista 7260X3, 64 x 100GbE QSFP & 2xSFP+ switch, no fans, no psu

Table 1: Affected Product and Part numbers

 

Milestone Date
End-of-Sale Announcement October 2nd, 2020
Last day to order the products (End-of-Sale) April 2nd, 2021
Last day to add new service contracts April 2nd, 2022
Last day to request hardware failure analysis  April 2nd, 2022
Last day to receive software bug fixes and support  April 2nd, 2024
Last day to renew existing service contracts  April 2nd, 2025
Last day to receive 24x7 TAC support  April 2nd, 2026
Last day for hardware RMA requests  April 2nd, 2026
End-of-Life of product  April 2nd, 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