Juniper announces end of life of popular EX Switches
Juniper Networks has announced the End of Life (EOL) of some of their most popular, but older, EX switches including:
Last date to order EX Switches
The last date to order these EX switches is 30th June 2019.
Can I still get support on these switches?
Yes absolutely. Some EX switches already come with a limited lifetime warranty but you can continue to purchase support. There are however some important milestones to be aware of:
What are the replacement EX switches?
Juniper Networks has been selling the replacement switches for some time now and they can broadly be categorised as such:
Can I replace them like for like?
In most cases yes but there are some differences to the line-up, and broadly speaking there are 3 main considerations to this point:
- Juniper Ethernet configuration – newer switches use the “ELS” Junos configuration – therefore you may need to migrate your configuration stanzas rather than just reapplying them
- Feature Licences – Juniper licences features differently on, say, an EX3400 verses an EX3200 – Infradata can help you analyse your SKU requirements
- Virtual Chassis – you can NOT include an EX3400 in a stack of EX3300s, nor an EX4600 in a stack of EX4500s for example.
Can you help me?
Infradata is here to help. If you’d like to understand how this may affect your installed base or would like assistance in scoping new EX switches, please get in contact with your account team or contact [email protected]