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Arista unqualified SFP

On 18/Aug/16 14:42, Nick Hilliard wrote:

> It is always better to clarify this sort of thing with the account
> management team before purchasing, and preferably have it in email or
> writing.  After that, the best approach is to ask support and/or account
> management nicely rather than "bitching and moaning" as someone else
> suggested - diplomacy is usually a better long term basis for having a
> good relationship with your vendor.  Often it's useful to point out
> discussions like this which indicate that it's been enabled for other
> people.


We politely said to Arista, "We like your box, but we're afraid that if
we can't use our existing optics, we'd all miss out on a good
opportunity working together".

That did the job.