Mark Tinka mark at
Tue Feb 7 07:09:58 UTC 2023

On 1/28/23 09:29, Saku Ytti wrote:

> If I'd have to stab in the dark based on nothing, I'd imagine they
> forgot HMC is no longer shipping, and then panicked and EOLd all HMC
> boxes, until someone did more work, and gathered they probably can
> support a few HMC platforms with existing HMC parts they have.
> I would be very uneasy committing to HMC gear, unless I'd have a
> better understanding of what the problem was, and why it is no longer
> a problem. My concern would be, if they were wrong once to EOL all,
> then wrong again to revoke some EOL, can I trust them now to have HMC
> parts for any RMAs I have down the life expectancy. Not at all
> uncommon to run a box for a decade in SP network, and Juniper released
> all-new HMC gear, after Micron announced HMC EOL.

What I've been able to gather is that Micron indicated that they could 
support another "couple" of years of the MX204 and MPC7E. After that, 
it's all up in the air again.

Considering how popular the MX204 is, and just how much the MX304 does 
not offer the same value, makes sense for Juniper to milk it while they can.

Personally, I'm okay with it. If they EoL the MX204 in some years from 
now, I have no problem running it until it's on its last legs. With the 
way things are going, we don't really have the same luxuries we used to 
when it comes to refresh cycles.


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