Arista Networks announces the end of sale of its 10G SFP+ and 40G QSFP+ 7 meter copper cables. The product part numbers covered by this announcement are listed below in Table 1. The last day to order the affected products is April 17th, 2016. 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.

.7M Copper Cable End of Sale


Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to plan a migration to 7 meter SFP+/QSFP+ Active Optical Cable (AOC) or other SFP+/QSFP+ Copper and AOC cables from the wide range of cable lengths that are available. Information about these products can be found at Arista Transceiver Guide.

Affected Product Description Replacement Product Description
CAB-SFP-SFP-7M 10GBASE-CR SFP+ Cable 7 meter AOC-S-S-10G-7M
SFP+ to SFP+ 10GbE Active Optical Cable 7 meter
10BASE-CR SFP+ Cable 5 meter
Twinax Copper Cable 7 meter
QSFP+ to QSFP+ 40GbE Active Optical Cable 7 meter
40GBASE-CR4 QSFP+ to QSFP+ Twinax Copper Cable 5 meter

Table 1: Affected Product and Part numbers


Milestone Date
End-of-Sale Announcement Apr 17, 2015
Last day to order the products (End-of-Sale) Apr 17, 2016
Last day to add new service contracts Apr 17, 2017
Last day to request hardware failure analysis Apr 17, 2017
Last day to receive software bug fixes and support Apr 17, 2018
Last day to renew existing service contracts Apr 17, 2018
Last day to receive 24x7 TAC support Apr 17, 2019
Last day for hardware RMA requests Apr 17, 2019
End-of-Life of product Apr 17, 2019

Table 2: End-of-Life Milestones


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