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Product Line: Arista DCS-7050QX-32S
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The DCS-7050QX-32S Arista switch features 32xQSFP+ and 4xSFP+ ports, supporting up to 96 10GbE ports and 4 1GbE ports, with a 2.56 Tbps throughput and 1440 Mpps packets per second, providing low latency at 550 ns. It is powered by a Quad-Core x86 CPU, with 4 Gigabytes of system memory, 4 Gigabytes of flash storage, and an optional 120 Gigabytes SSD storage, alongside a 12MB dynamic packet buffer memory. The unit requires an external power supply unit (PSU) and fans, supports 1+1 redundant hot-swap power supplies, operates within a temperature range of 0 to 40˚C, and measures 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches with a weight of 20lbs.

Key Feature for the DCS-7050QX-32S

  • What is the maximum 10GbE and 1GbE port capacity of the 32xQSFP+ & 4xSFP+ switch?
    The switch supports up to 96 10GbE ports and 4 1GbE ports.
  • How does the switch ensure cooling without integrated fans?
    The switch requires external fans and power supply units (PSUs) for cooling and power, as it does not come with built-in fans or PSUs.
  • Can you specify the throughput and packets per second capabilities?
    The switch offers a throughput of 2.56 Tbps and can handle 1440 million packets per second (Mpps).
  • What are the CPU and memory specifications of the switch?
    It is equipped with a Quad-Core x86 CPU, 4 Gigabytes of system memory, and 4 Gigabytes of flash storage memory.
  • What type of storage expansion options are available?
    An optional 120 Gigabytes SSD storage is available for storage expansion.
  • Describe the management and connectivity options provided.
    The switch features one 10/100/1000 management port, one RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and one USB port for connectivity and management.
  • What is the switch's packet buffer memory, and how is it allocated?
    The switch has 12MB of packet buffer memory, which is dynamically allocated as per traffic requirements.
  • How many hot-swap power supplies does the switch support, and what is its power efficiency?
    It supports two hot-swap power supplies for 1+1 redundancy and has a typical power draw of 150W, with a maximum of 302W.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges of the switch?
    The operating temperature range is 0 to 40˚C (32 to 104˚F), and the storage temperature range is -40 to 70˚C (-40 to 158˚F).
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The switch measures 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3x 4.4x 40.64cm) and weighs 20lbs (9.1kg).

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7050QX-32S switch offers high-density connectivity with 32 QSFP+ and 4 SFP+ ports, supporting up to 96 10GbE ports, delivering a throughput of 2.56 Tbps and a packet rate of 1440 Mpps, which is suitable for environments demanding high performance and low latency. However, the absence of fans and a power supply unit (PSU) out of the box requires additional investment, which could be a drawback for some deployments. With a quad-core x86 CPU, 4 GB of system memory, and options for SSD storage up to 120 GB, it is designed for efficient packet processing and storage, although the initial lack of cooling and power components necessitates careful planning for proper integration into existing infrastructures.


The Arista DCS-7050QX-32S is a high-performance switch designed for data center environments demanding high bandwidth and low latency. This switch offers 32 QSFP+ ports and 4 SFP+ ports, accommodating a variety of network configurations and providing flexibility in connectivity options. It supports a maximum of 96 10GbE ports and 4 1GbE ports, catering to dense networking requirements. With a throughput of 2.56 Tbps and packet processing capabilities of up to 1440 million packets per second (Mpps), the Arista DCS-7050QX-32S ensures efficient data flow across the network, minimizing bottlenecks. The switch boasts a low latency of 550 nanoseconds, facilitating rapid data transmission and enhancing overall network performance. At the core of the Arista DCS-7050QX-32S is a quad-core x86 CPU, supported by 4 gigabytes of system memory and 4 gigabytes of flash storage memory. This hardware configuration provides a solid foundation for the switch's operations, ensuring reliable performance. Additionally, the switch offers an optional SSD storage upgrade of up to 120 gigabytes, further enhancing its capabilities. The switch is equipped with a dynamic packet buffer memory of 12MB, which utilizes dynamic buffer allocation to optimize memory usage and improve network efficiency. For management and connectivity, the device includes one 10/100/1000 management port, one RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), and one USB port, facilitating ease of management and configuration. Key features include: - Hot-swap power supplies, offering 1+1 redundancy to ensure uninterrupted operation even in the event of a power supply failure. - A compact form factor, measuring 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches and weighing 20lbs, allowing for efficient use of rack space. - Support for a wide range of environmental conditions, with an operating temperature range of 0 to 40˚C and a storage temperature range of -40 to 70˚C. The device's typical power draw is 150W, with a maximum power draw of 302W, highlighting its energy efficiency. It is important to note that the Arista DCS-7050QX-32S does not include fans or a power supply unit (PSU) out of the box; these components are required and need to be acquired separately. Designed for durability and reliability, the switch operates within a relative humidity range of 5 to 95%, ensuring consistent performance even in varying environmental conditions. In summary, the Arista DCS-7050QX-32S is a powerful networking switch that offers high-speed connectivity, low latency, and flexible configuration options, making it an ideal solution for data centers requiring high-performance networking hardware. Its energy-efficient design and compact size make it a practical choice for organizations looking to optimize their network infrastructure.


Item NumberArista DCS-7050QX-32S
Port Configuration32xQSFP+ & 4xSFP+
Cooling FansNot included
Power Supply UnitsNot included, necessary for operation
Maximum Ports for 10GbE96
Maximum Ports for 1GbE4
Data Throughput2.56 Terabits per second
Packets per Second Rate1440 Million
Network Latency550 nanoseconds
ProcessorQuad-Core x86
Internal Flash Memory4 GB
Buffer Memory for Packets12 MB with Dynamic Allocation
Optional SSD Capacity120 GB
Management Port1x 10/100/1000
Serial Console Port1 (RJ-45 interface)
USB Interface Ports1
Redundant Power Supplies2 (1+1 configuration)
Humidity Range5% to 95%
Power Consumption (Typical/Maximum)150W / 302W
Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.64 cm)
Unit Weight20 pounds (9.1 kg)
Operational Temperature Range0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Temperature Range for Storage-40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)

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