Hardware stock levels

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BlakeRichardson
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Hardware stock levels

Hi Guys

 

Just wondering if anyone has ordered any new hardware recently and how did you find the wait times. I am about to order some more MS as well as a couple of MV units. 

 

I know in the past due to Covid the MV gear has taken much longer than normal to ship due to low stock. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
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PhilipDAth
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Hi @BlakeRichardson .  Knowing that we are both in New Zealand, I'll speak from the NZ perspective.

 

The wait time is affected by the components being used in the device (thanks to chipageddon).  For example, MX67s are unaffected and ship normally.  However, the MV72X is badly affected and can take 3 months to get (it's affected by the shortage of SSD drives - 512GB SSDs I think - not 100% sure).  MV12 seems to be shipping normally (it uses a 256GB SSD).  MX84s can be particularly hard to get.  MR32s are very hard to get (but hopefully not one is buying those still).

 

If some devices are more important, split your order in two.  For example, order all your switches on one order, and the MVs on another.  Then a product shortage in one won't delay the other.

 

I'm not aware of any shipping issues with regard to any of the MS family.

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BrandonS
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Some model MV are backordered pretty severely I understand.  I'll DM you a constraints list my distributor shared with me recently.  

cmr
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@BlakeRichardson if you only want small quantities place the order regardless of the published constraint levels.  At least in the UK small orders seem to have shipped much faster than indicated...

KarstenI
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Waiting for some MS350s for a couple of weeks now.

Mkozicki
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I don't know if you work with a reseller or if you are a reseller but whoever you are ordering from should be able to supply you with lead time estimates.

 

We as a reseller have been getting weekly updates on expected ship dates because of how far out things are on some of the products.

 

Look at the list I have there are some items out as far as August now.  <ouch>

Michael Kozicki
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MJK Net Inc.
PhilipDAth
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Re: Hardware stock levels

Hi @BlakeRichardson .  Knowing that we are both in New Zealand, I'll speak from the NZ perspective.

 

The wait time is affected by the components being used in the device (thanks to chipageddon).  For example, MX67s are unaffected and ship normally.  However, the MV72X is badly affected and can take 3 months to get (it's affected by the shortage of SSD drives - 512GB SSDs I think - not 100% sure).  MV12 seems to be shipping normally (it uses a 256GB SSD).  MX84s can be particularly hard to get.  MR32s are very hard to get (but hopefully not one is buying those still).

 

If some devices are more important, split your order in two.  For example, order all your switches on one order, and the MVs on another.  Then a product shortage in one won't delay the other.

 

I'm not aware of any shipping issues with regard to any of the MS family.

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PhilipDAth
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To answer your question more specifically; if you are ordering a product where there is not a component shortage; you should get your goods within 10 days.

BlakeRichardson
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Yes ordering items on seprate orders not because of stock issues but because of capex approval reasons. Thank you everyone for your replies. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
KarstenI
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And BTW, it's not only active components. I waited also about four weeks for external antennas (Catalyst, not Meraki in this case) ... Really strange.

BrandonS
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Just following up here to let any Cisco resellers know that in merakipartners.com under resources there is a link to a document that has current constrained  product status.  It was news to me so maybe news for some of you too.

 

Best.

 

 

PhilipDAth
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That is news to me @BrandonS .  Thanks for the tip!

KarstenI
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@BrandonS also new to me, great resource!

BrandonS
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Well, as of now I no longer have access.  Can one of you that are partners see if you can still access this through merakipartners.com?  I can't even figure out how to contact Cisco about it because the Meraki portal does not fit any category to open a partner support ticket under..

 

Thanks!

PhilipDAth
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It worked yesterday for me.  Today it says I need permission.  @CarolineS , are you able to help get the permission corrected?

 

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CarolineS
Community Manager

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Will investigate, thanks for the heads up @PhilipDAth

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki
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